Jamaica’s food is as famous as its white sand beaches. For food lovers on vacation, the delicious all day Seafood Festival in Port Royal in Kingston, offers a unique way to experience fresh, traditionally prepared seafood, other local staples and the opportunity to mix with locals. All while enjoying strolling along in the historic setting of the original ‘Sin City’, home of pirates of days gone by.
Every year on National Heroes Day, Grace Tropical Rhythms presents this sensational culinary event. National Heroes Day falls on the third Monday of every October and crowds are able to congregate under Jamaica’s warm sun at this seafood-filled festival that has been held since 2006.
Of course, what makes this festival a true standout is the succulent seafood. Food lovers can’t resist the countless dishes offered that highlight the flavours of Jamaica through a variety of mouth-watering seafood. Local ‘foodies’ and visitors from around the world return each year to take part in this spirited event, where high energy fuses with palate-pleasing dishes that locals and chefs rightfully acknowledge as irresistible.
The vendors are a delight to engage with as they serve up dishes that give you an authentic taste of Jamaica with the warmth and friendliness the island is known for. You’ll see children smiling and dancing as they enjoy the rides throughout the day and into the evening when music and laughter fill the night air. Not only is this festival a family friendly gathering, it also features live entertainment from some of the most popular artists throughout the islands with performances by local favorites as well.