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Baha Mar’s doing it up BIG

Resort commemorating the 45th anniversary of Bahamian independence with a weeklong celebration
Baha Mar is blowing it out for the country’s 45th anniversary of independence. The week of festivities, which run through to Tuesday, July 10, was jumpstarted with a fireworks display in honor of the United States’ Independence Day celebrations on Wednesday, July 4.  BAHA MAR

Baha Mar will celebrate the country’s 45th anniversary of independence in a big way, hosting a weeklong celebration for local and international visitors, with activities for everyone taking place throughout the resort.

The festivities, which kicked off with a spectacular fireworks show in honor of the United States’ independence, will continue through Tuesday, July 10 with an array of memorable events that resort officials say emphasize their commitment to the community, dedication to conservation and awareness of Bahamian culture. Celebration highlights will include a sunset Junkanoo parade on Saturday and Sunday, beginning at 7:30 p.m. nightly.

In an ode to Bahamian independence, restaurants and lounges across the resort are offering signature Bahamian bites and cocktails in celebration through Tuesday July 10. These must-try menu additions include the Rising Sun cocktail at 3 Tides Fish House and Bahamian Pride at Blue Note Lounge. Stix will serve its version of crab ‘n’ dough and Shuang Ba will add guava duff bao buns to its menu. Commonwealth will feature Conch Kathi rolls, while Fi’lia will present steamed hogfish. Katsuya is adding conch tempura and Cleo will be featuring fried lionfish.

Nightly live music is to be had at Blue Note Lounge beginning at 8 p.m., and retail stores, including Striped Cabana and Tropic of Luxury, will feature Independence Day souvenirs

Additionally, The Current at Baha Mar will host a series of complimentary artistic experiences inviting guests and residents to enjoy the creative energy of Bahamian culture, including a theater night, themed “Becoming Bahamian”, tonight at 6:30 p.m, and Willis & The Illest, tomorrow night from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Baha Mar Casino will host the Island Luxury Fashion Show Saturday at 9 p.m., highlighting traditional Bahamian prints, handcrafted accessories and Junkanoo-inspired designs from local Bahamian designers, including David Rolle, Harl Taylor and Bahama Handprints, among others.

On Independence Day the resort will host a memorable celebration on the Waterside Place Fountain Show Area and the Jasmine Lawn featuring live music and entertainment, as well as culinary offerings, where visitors will be able to taste delicacies including conch salads, daiquiris, seasonal fruit and other Bahamian treats.

Additionally, the Fairwind Exhibition, showcasing Bahamian art spanning over 150 years and highlighting the ideologies, beliefs and lifestyles that have shaped the culture of The Bahamas, will open to the public on Tuesday, July 10 at 5:30 p.m. in the Baha Mar Convention Center. A performance by the Royal Bahamas Police Force Marching Band will also be the order of the day, in addition to live music. Baha Mar’s Independence Day celebration will culminate with a special performance by the Valley Boys at 8:30 p.m. and an unforgettable fountain and fireworks show at 9 p.m.

 

Baha Mar’s independence celebrations

Friday, July 6

6:30 p.m. — Theater night: Becoming Bahamian

7:30 p.m. — Sunset Junkanoo parade

8 p.m. — Nightly live music at Blue Note Lounge

Signature Bahamian bites at Baha Mar restaurants

Retail stores, including Striped Cabana and Tropic of Luxury, will feature Independence Day souvenirs

 

Saturday, July 7

7 p.m. – 10 p.m. — Willis & The Illest

7:30 p.m. — Sunset Junkanoo parade

8 p.m. — Nightly live music at Blue Note Lounge

9 p.m. — Baha Mar Casino hosts Island Luxury Fashion Show highlighting traditional Bahamian prints, handcrafted accessories and Junkanoo-inspired designs from Bahamian designers, including David Rolle, Harl Taylor and Bahama Handprints, among others.

Signature Bahamian bites at Baha Mar restaurants

Retail stores, including Striped Cabana and Tropic of Luxury, will feature Independence Day souvenirs

 

Sunday, July 8

8 p.m. — Nightly live music at Blue Note Lounge

Signature Bahamian bites at Baha Mar restaurants

Retail stores, including Striped Cabana and Tropic of Luxury will feature Independence Day souvenirs

 

Monday, July 9

8 p.m. — Nightly live music at Blue Note Lounge

Signature Bahamian bites at Baha Mar restaurants

Retail stores, including Striped Cabana and Tropic of Luxury, will feature Independence Day souvenirs

 

Tuesday, July 10

5 p.m. — Independence celebration on Jasmin Lawn (live music and entertainment as well as local delicacies, including conch salad, daiquiris, seasonal fruit and other Bahamian treats.)

5:30 p.m. — Fairwind Exhibition opening (showcasing Bahamian art spanning over 150 years and highlighting the ideologies, beliefs and lifestyles that have shaped the culture of The Bahamas.)

7 p.m. — Royal Bahamas Police Force Marching Band performance

7:30 p.m. — Live music

8 p.m. — Nightly live music at Blue Note Lounge

8:30 p.m. — Valley Boys performance

9 p.m. — An unforgettable fountain and fireworks show

Signature Bahamian bites at Baha Mar restaurants

Retail stores, including Striped Cabana and Tropic of Luxury, will feature Independence Day souvenirs

 

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