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What to do: Events in October

by Stephanie Koathes Oct 7, 2019

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The last three months of the year are usually jam-packed with exciting things to do.

If you’re wondering what events to attend in October, we’ve got you covered with this round-up of what to do.

13 October: Women with a Purpose Run/Walk (St Elizabeth)

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. That means there will be many runs/walks throughout the month in support of cancer awareness and research. The Breast Cancer Foundation will be hosting the ‘Women with a Purpose’ Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk.

All participants should wear a pink top, and there will be a pink powder party at the end to celebrate.  There will also be an award ceremony and live entertainment.

20 October: Conu’Co Market at the Cove (St Ann)

Over 90 registered vendors will be at the 20 October market at Grizzly Plantation in Priory, St Ann.

Locally made food and art, candles, jewellery, skincare, stationery, and lots more will be on sale at this artisan market. Conu’co Market opens at 10am and runs until 6pm, and there is no charge for admission.

The market is a great way to discover Jamaican brands you may never have heard of before and to support local small businesses.

21 October: Sharkies Seafood Festival (St Ann)

Credit: Sharkie’s Seafood Restaurant Facebook Page

This popular seafood restaurant in Salem, Runaway Bay, St Ann hosts an annual seafood festival in October. The 2019 event is set for 21 October.

Local performers such as Teejay, Vanessa Bling, Bushman, Quada, and Jahvillani will provide the beats while patrons chow down on tasty seafood dishes. General admission is $2,000.

26 October – 3 November: Jamaica Food and Drink Festival (Kingston)

Over six days starting in October and running into November, the Jamaica Food and Drink Festival brings seven amazing food and drink events to Kingston. This foodie event was modelled after celebrated international food festivals, such as the Aspen Wine and Food Festival, and the South Beach Wine and Food Festival.

The events, most of which are all-inclusive, will take place at famous venues around the capital.

The first, and one of the most popular nights, is Pork Palooza which will be held on 26 October.

26 October: Farm and Fisherfolk Dinner, Jake’s Hotel (St Elizabeth)

Once a month, on the Saturday closest to the full moon, Jake’s Hotel hosts its Farm and Fisherfolk dinner at Dool’s farm. October’s farm-to-table experience will be held on 26 October. Visit Jake’s website for more information on how to take part in the dinner.

October (exact date TBA): Bars N Bells for Boobs – 876 CrossFit (Kingston)

876 CrossFit holds its annual ‘Bars N Bells for Boobs’ event in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Proceeds from this workout go to Jamaica Reach to Recovery, the breast cancer support arm of the Jamaica Cancer Society.

25 – 27 October: Health Home and Garden Expo (Kingston)

Health, Home & Garden Expo is going to be held at the National Arena from 25 – 27 October. There will be informational seminars, demonstrations, health checks and entertainment.  

27 October: ICWI Pink Run (Kingston)

Credit: ICWI Facebook Page

Break out your tutus and tall socks for the annual ICWI Pink Run on 27 October at Emancipation Park in New Kingston. Race time is at 6.30am. This 5K run/walk is a fundraising event for Jamaica Reach to Recovery.