Blue & John Crow Mountains

Misty Bliss

Misty Bliss

Misty Bliss is an annual cultural festival held at Holywell – the main recreation area within the Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park, to celebrate the designation of Jamaica's first national park in February, 1993. In particular, as the tagline "celebrating mountain pleasures and treasures" suggests, Misty Bliss celebrates the rich cultural and natural heritage of the Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park (BJCMNP).

Misty Bliss is a family oriented festival featuring traditional music, dance and food, as well as art and craft, and local produce on sale. Entertainment is usually provided by local and national talent including the Charles Town Maroon Drummers and Dancers. Traditional Jamaican food such as jerk pork, bussoo soup, ital stew, dukoono and chocolate tea prepared by local community members including the Bowden Pen Farmers Association.

ALL proceeds from Misty Bliss are used by the JCDT for management of the BJCMNP. In addition, the event benefits local community businesses and raises awareness about the BJCMNP.

Misty Bliss 2015 will be held on Sunday, 29th November to celebrate the inscription of the Blue and John Crow Mountains on the UNESCO World Heritage List confirming the outstanding universal value of both the cultural and natural heritage of the site.

The event's entertainment will feature "Mr Festival" - Roy Rayon, the Jamaican Folk Singers and the Charles Town Maroon Drummers and Dancers. The food will be traditional, old time Jamaican cooking - tasty and hearty. The Bowden Pen Farmers Association will be there with their usual Maroon cuisine. There will be activities for children of all ages including Treasure Hunt and Guided Tours. An educational exhibit will be mounted about the Blue and John Crow Mountains cultural and natural heritage.

See the flyer attached for details. Call or email the office for more information: 960-2848/9 or


Date Title Venue City Type
29.11.2015 Misty Bliss 2015 Holywell Outside Kingston Misty Bliss

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The JCDT appreciates the involvement and support of our Partners, Donors and Sponsors

  • National Environment & Planning Agency
  • Forestry Department
  • Jamaica National Heritage Trust
  • Environmental Foundation of Jamaica
  • Forest Conservation Fund
  • Pear Tree Press
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