Started in 2013, The Kingston City Run is a Half Marathon, 10K and 5K Charity Run. The event takes place this March 16 – 18, 2018 and includes a weekend of activities. It is the perfect event to experience the vibe of Kingston, by running its major businesses district, attractions and entertainment sites. The event starts in New Kingston and end at the beautiful Emancipation Park Race Village for post run celebration and Awards ceremony. The Kingston City Run has donated over J$12 million to these charities since 2013 including Alpha Institute, The Open Arms Drop-in Shelter, Marie Atkins Night Shelter, Food for the Poor and Missionaries of the Poor.
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Rain or shine the Downtown Christmas Market welcomes local farmers, budding artists, and talented craftsmen to F&B Downtown. Christmas Lunch will be hosted in the recently opened 'Q' section. Snacks as well as wine and cocoa tea will be on sale and available for tasting. Parking is available at F&B Downtown's Parking lot on Water Lane. Take your gifts and have them Wrapped For A Cause to support Alpha Institute!
We are pleased to announce that the International Reggae Poster Contest is organizing the 20th Art of Reggae exhibition and the Freestylee Roots exhibition in Jamaica. To attend the Freestylee Roots exhibition at the Spanish Court Hotel in Kingston RSVP now by calling 876-926-0299.
The 20th Art of Reggae exhibitionThe 20th Art of Reggae exhibition will be hosted by MBJ Airports, operator of the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay. The exhibition opens in the departure terminal on 17 November 2017.
The exhibition will feature the top 100 posters from the fifth annual contest, selected from among 1,270 entries submitted by 748 graphic designers representing 75 nations. The winning submissions can be seen on the competition’s website, www.reggaepostercontest.com.
The Social Development Commission (SDC) will be hosting its inaugural Downtown Home and Furnishing Fair on September 30, to showcase furniture makers and artisans from the downtown Kingston area. Attendees will be able to see more than 30 furniture, home décor and accessory makers displaying their creative pieces. In addition to this venture, the SDC has also been able to assist producers in acquiring training in customer service and entrepreneurship.
On January 9th 2008 the Government of Jamaica announced that the month of February was to be officially declared as Reggae Month. This was done to highlight and celebrate the impact of the musical genre on the country’s social, cultural and economic development. Additionally, the birthdays of two of Jamaica’s and Reggae Music’s late icons are commemorated during the month of February: The late Dennis Brown also known as the ‘Crown Prince of Reggae’, is celebrated on February 1, while the late Robert Nesta ‘Bob’ Marley, the renowned ‘King of Reggae’ is celebrated on February 6.
Coordinated by JaRIA (Jamaica Reggae Industry Association), check the JaRIA Facebook page for the latest updates about this year's activities. See last year's calendar below...
The Reggae Sumfest road trip from Kingston to Montego Bay is one of the best of the summer. This year there is a whole week of Sumfest dance sessions and activities July 16-22. Click here to buy tickets on the Sumfest site! To get to Montego Bay from Kingston its a quick drive north through the mountains to Ocho Rios, take a left and one and a half hours of seaside towns and long stretches of beach later you've arrived at your destination--the 25th staging of the legendary Reggae Sumfest. The new toll road from Kingston to Ochi is always there for those in a rush. But if you have the time, the old road through Moneague and Fern Gully is the thing to do!
The first signs of Carnival in Jamaica began in the 1940’s with the opening of the University of the West Indies. This happened when the students from the Eastern Caribbean, especially those of Trinidad and Tobago, recreated the festival on campus of the elaborate Carnivals they enjoyed from back home. A tradition that continues on the campus to this day. However, Carnival at the time was still viewed as a foreign concept for the rest of the Jamaican public.
In 1989, the late Jamaican music pioneer, Byron Lee, along with a small band of believers, conceptualized a plan to bring the music, energy and vibe of Trinidad & Tobago’s annual Carnival event to Jamaica.
The Lifestyle Health and Fitness Expo (click here for the expanded schedule!) presented by the Kingston City Run features up to the time exhibitors showcasing the latest trends in fitness apparel, health and wellness. Public sessions demonstrating best practices are an interactive way to get more familiar with health and fitness techniques as well as strategies to help you live the most fulfilling life you possibly can! Read more.
The Kingston City Run is a charity run hosted by the Jamaica Hotel and Tourism Association in our city of Kingston, the capital of Jamaica. The event takes place in the neighbourhood of what is commonly called “New Kingston” (also the entertainment and business centre). This year the event will take place over the weekend of March 10 – 12, 2017. Race Day is March 12th. For the 5K there will be 3 water/hydration stops, for the 10K there will be 6 and for the 1/2 marathon there will be a total of 12 stops.
Five charities across the city will benefit from fleet-footed participants who will pound the streets in support of Missionaries of the Poor, The Alpha Institute, Open Arms Drop in Centre, Marie Atkins Shelter and Food For The Poor.