JAMS Festival

The main event, Jamaica Arts & Music Summer (JAMS) Festival, is a day of multi-cultural & educational family fun, shopping, community resources & entertainment. Located on (10) blocks of Jamaica Ave., and (closed of vehicular traffic) from Parsons Blvd. to 170th Streets to host one of the largest tourist destinations in Queens.

History of the JAMS Festival

The JAMS Festival is comprised of two days on the first weekend in August along ten blocks of Jamaica Avenue, which are closed to vehicular traffic. Attracting upwards of 200,000 + residents & visitors to downtown Jamaica, the JAMS Festival showcases the diverse cultural talents, foods, arts & crafts of the Borough of Queens, promoting family and Youth centered activities, the work of Collaborative Members, community partners and tourism for Jamaica, Queens. A highlight of the festival is the ‘JAMS under the Stars’ kick off evening concert on Friday.
“You know you’re from Jamaica, Queens when”… Tell us a story and Like us on the Jamaica JAMS facebook page about the Jamaica past (photo above) and win a possible prize. I remember the GLOVE SHOP and looking in the window at a pair of FRED BRAUNS Shoes that me and my sister wanted. We would look week after week then month after month. When my older brother got his first paycheck he surprised us with a pair. Tyra Emerson, Good Memories now share yours.


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