5 Things To Do This Weekend – Oct. 17-20, 2014


TGIF! It’s the start of another glorious weekend, and we have an extra day since Monday is National Heroes Day, which is a holiday. We hope you have plans, but if you’re still looking for something fun to do, we have compiled a list of things to do either alone, with the family or with friends, to have some fun. Enjoy!

  1. Watch the latest Jamaican film, Destiny, at your nearest cinema. The film, shot in Jamaica and Toronto, Canada, tells the story of Lisa, a Canadian woman of Jamaican descent who returns to the island to deal with her parents’ estate following their deaths. Here, she falls in love with a Jamaican musician, reconnects with her family and, of course, drama ensues.
  2. Drink up! The Jamaica Reggae Wine Festival will have its fourth staging tomorrow, October 18 and Sunday, October 19, at Whitter Village Plaza in Iron Shore, Montego Bay. Enjoy Jamaican and worldwide vintage wines, a fashion show and a concert. This year’s special guest is master sommelier Christopher Joyce. Tickets are US$40.
  3. Eat up! The Taste of Jamaica Culinary Competition & Expo 2014 takes place tomorrow, October 18 and Sunday, October 19, at the Montego Bay Convention Centre. The event will showcase fusion and contemporary Jamaican cuisine, exhibitions, demonstrations, a kiddies village and more. Admission: Adults – $300; children – $100.
  4. Listen up! Enjoy a concert by the Jamaica Military Band on Sunday, October 19 at the Shell Bandstand, Hope Botanical Gardens in Kingston. The concert runs from 4-6PM. Bring a folding chair or blanket. Admission: Free.
  5. Learn about the historical significance of the seaport town of Port Morant, the first shipment point for bananas from ST Thomas and Jamaica. The Port Morant Banana Festival takes place on National Heroes Day, October 20, at Cotton Tree. The festival is designed to highlight the history and culture of this community. Activities will include pageants, boat rides,  heritage tours, donkey rides and so much more. Call 405-5212 for more information.