Tru Tru Bahamian Festival Back On This Month


A ‘Tru Tru Bahamian’ experience awaits at John Watlings Distillery on Saturday, February 11. The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism sponsors the event, which is a production of the Bahamas Hotel Tourism Association (BHTA).

It’s expected to be an exciting affair with vendors from all over The Bahamas coming together to showcase ‘tru tru’ Bahamian culture.

There will be lots of Bahamian food favourites, arts and crafts, games, competitions, entertainment, a Junkanoo rush out and so much more.

Director of Events Charity Armbrister said the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism is happy to sponsor such an event.

“The Ministry of Tourism is involved in the Tru Tru Bahamian Festival because we appreciate and recognize the value it brings to the Tourism product.  It is the intention of the Minister of Tourism to have exciting events year round throughout the Islands of The Bahamas.  Also, being able to partner with the private sector can assist in the sustainability of the event,” she said.

The date was originally scheduled for November 2016, but after Hurricane Matthew stormed through The Bahamas, organizers wanted to give everyone a chance to recoup.

Nonetheless, BHTA Executive Member Nina Maynard said officials expect the Tru Tru Bahamian Festival to be better than ever.

“This festival is for locals and visitors, young and old everybody is invited because there is something there for everyone to do.

“Tourism has changed and people are not just looking for sun, sand and sea. They are coming looking for who we are. We are looking to bring back who we are in our culture, in our food, in the way we interact and so the Tru Tru Bahamian Festival brings all of that together.”  

The event begins at 10:00 a.m. and is expected to end 8:00 p.m. with a Junkanoo rush out.

Admission is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children.

For more information, like the Tru Tru Festival page on Facebook, visit or websites.

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