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The Jamaica Rum Festival is a showcase in our country’s excellence in Rum, Food and Music.
We Are Promising A

Once-In-A-Lifetime Experience

For all who enjoy rum, live music, art, festivals and most of all, Jamaica.

What To Expect

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About The Festival

Thoughts of Jamaica bring visions of sunshine, white sands, reggae beats, flavourful foods and its beloved and world-renowned rums. Our music, reminiscent of the Caribbean Sea, will ebb and flow around you like a gentle breeze, calming the senses and filling your heart with pure bliss. The air, fragrant with the smell of something mouth-watering cooking nearby is a tantalizing promise of the best culinary experiences our country has to offer. Close at hand is the enduring unifier of a unique Jamaican vibe: the taste of rum, to awaken the palate and offer a little something more.

Yes, when you think of Jamaica, you think of Rum, Food and Music.

The first staging of the Jamaica Rum Festival promises to showcase the best Jamaica has to offer in these culturally beloved categories.

Unfolding in the lush landscape of Hope Gardens, nestled at the foot of the Blue Mountains, the festival will offer rum tastings, rum and food pairing workshops, as well as live Jamaican musical acts throughout the day on both the main and demo stages.   Enjoy the cacophony of authentically Jamaican pieces from our vendors and exhibitors in our Craft Village and experience our rich culture and heritage.

The Jamaica Rum Festival is a celebration of Brand Jamaica. Join us as we explore and experience the robust flavours and subtle distinctions of the different brands of rum produced in Jamaica from Saturday March 9th to Sunday March 10th at Hope Gardens in Kingston, while enjoying first rate live music and some of the best food Jamaica has to offer.

A journey of authentic Jamaica awaits you as together we explore the very best of our rich culture and heritage.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When and where does the Jamaica Rum Festival take place?

    Saturday, March 9th and Sunday, March 10th, 2019 at Hope Gardens, Kingston, Jamaica.

  • How Much Do Tickets Cost and Where Are They Sold?

    Pre-sold tickets cost JMD$1,500.00 per day at the locations listed below. Tickets can also be purchased at the gate for JMD$2,000.00 per day.

    Locations:

    • Ribbiz Barbican
    • The Pub @ Mayfair
    • Murray’s Fish and Jerk Centre
    • Fontana: Kingston
    • Fontana: Montego Bay
    • Fonatana: Ocho Rios
    • Pier 1, Montego Bay
    • Sharkies, Runaway Bay
  • What do tickets include?

    Each ticket permits oneday access to the festival from 11 AM to 9 PM. Patrons can enjoy and explore an array of activities while at the festival, including rum sampling, live demonstrations and live entertainment. Food, drink and other items will be available for sale.

  • Are children allowed entry?

    Patrons must be 18 years or older to enter the Jamaica Rum Festival. ID required.

  • What kind of vibe can I expect from the first staging of the Jamaica Rum Festival?

    Jamaican Rum Festival hopes to showcase Jamaica’s cultural excellence in Rum, Food and Music. Like the rum itself, the vibe is warm, welcoming and relaxing to imbibe responsibly. Come expecting to discover the best of what Jamaica has to offer. We are promising a once-in-a-lifetime experience for all who enjoy rum, live music, art, festivals and most of all, Jamaica.

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Exhibitor booth spaces are still available, contact info@jarumfestival.com for more information.

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