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Events and Festivals

Current Events

Summer Festivals (July 1 – 31)
Dominican Republic


Maroon Music Festival (July 1 – 31)
Grenada

Launched in 2001, the Carriacou Maroon Music Festival provides a scintillating 3 day display of Big Drum Nation Dance, String Band Music and Quadrille Dancing at the Belair Park in Carriacou.
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Guadeloupe Summer Festival (July 1)
Guadeloupe


Carnival (July 1-11)
St. Vincent & the Grenadines

In the many rural events and the midsummer splendour of Vincy Mas, carnival celebrates a heritage of revelry, royalty and music.
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Provo Summer Festival (July)
Turks and Caicos Islands


Island Independence Festival (July 10)
The Bahamas

Booths will line the streets of Alice Town, Bimini, as we celebrate the anniversary of our nation's independence. There will be local dishes, like fried fish and guava duff, drinks - including Kalik beer and gully wash - and Bahamian music playing all day long. Come, share in the games and excitement; feel the rhythm and soul of our Bahama islands.
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Big Game Classic Fishing (July 12-16)
Bermuda

The sixth annual Bermuda Big Game Classic takes place July 12-16, 2006. In an effort to increase the odds of a marlin bite, the Classic picks the best moon option between the first and second week in July.
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Carnival (July 17-18)
St. Lucia

The Cultural Art forms of theatre, music, dance, song, costumes and drama are all present. The steelband is there, costumes, color, gaiety, merriment, dancing, eating, laughing, calypso, frenzied energies dissipating, to ease the social tensions through the colorful creative process of Carnival.
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3rd Annual Summerfest Concert (July 21 - 30)
St. Martin

Though known for its exciting, entertaining and enjoyable series of concerts, SummerFest's most talked about happening this year is the St. Maarten Shopping Spree.
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Cabalash Festival (July 21 - 24)
Montserrat

Montserrat first Calabash Festival is set to debut July 21-24, 2006. Organized by the Montserrat Hospitality Association to contribute to the revival of the island, the festival aims to unite communities and share Montserratian culture with visitors.
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Music (Gospel) Festival (July 23)
United States Virgin Islands

The U.S. Virgin Islands Music Festival (USVIMF) 2006 introduces its new Healthy Encores? series which will make a difference in the lives of the people of the Virgin Islands.
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Carnival (July 28 - Aug 8)
Antigua and Barbuda

It is a ten-day festival of colorful costumes, beauty pageants, talent shows, and especially good music.
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Dominican Republic Merengue Festival
(July 28 - Aug 6)
Dominican Republic

Merengue is the hot, spicy, Latin music that flows through the veins of every Dominican.
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BVI Emancipation Festival (July 28 - Aug 12)
British Virgin Islands


Crop Over (Aug 1-4)
Barbados

Crop Over, a five-week summer festival, is Barbados' most popular and colourful festival. It's origins can be traced back to the 1780's, a time when Barbados was the world's largest producer of sugar. At the end of the sugar season, there was always a huge celebration to mark the culmination of another successful sugar cane harvest - the Crop Over celebration.
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International Bicycle Race (Aug)
Guadeloupe


Bartica Summer Regatta (August)
Guyana


Grenada Carnival Spice Mas (Aug 14-15)
Grenada

Carnival in Carriacou climaxes with two days of street parades and various competitions among calypsonians and masquerade bands.
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International Billfish Festival (Aug 29)
Puerto Rico

Hosted by the Club Náutico de San Juan, this International blue marlin Fishing Tournament is the longest consecutively held big game fishing event in the World.
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Salsa Festival (Sept 1 - 30)
Curacao

Slamming Salsa let the best salsa musicians of the world blow you away in a very cool breeze and tropical environment.
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Dance Festival (Sept 1 - 30)
St. Vincent & the Grenadines

The National Dance Festival of events throughout September showcases traditional and modern works including African and contemporary Caribbean dance. In November's National Drama Festival, school, community and theatre groups give further insights into our society with a series of one-act plays.
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Festivals (September)
Cuba

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Jolly Roger Annual Regatta (September 16)
Antigua and Barbuda

For furthur information please contact Tommy Patterson at 268-461-6300
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15th Annual Billfish Turnament (Sept 27 - Oct 1)
St. Lucia


Upcoming Events

Bermuda Music Festival (Oct 4 - 7)
Bermuda


Fete Marin (Oct 6 - 8)
Dominica

Enjoy Dominica's traditional Feasts that runs year long in various Villages throughout the Island.
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World Creole Music Festival (Oct 27 - 29)
Dominica

We invite you to embrace this special festival and enjoy the magic of the "three nights of pulsating rhythms". This year's line up promises to be one that is unrivaled as the Dominica Festivals Commission stages the 9th production of this world-class event.
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11th WorldSport for Congress (Oct 31 - Nov 3)
Cuba

The event is held to acknowledge the work done in the country for Sports for All known in our country as Participative or Mass Sport. There will be taking place a 1km walk, 5km lap, basketball, volleyball, handball games, aerobics and a festival of musical aerobics.
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Oceanfest (October)
St. Kitts & Nevis

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EnduraSport Triathalon (Nov 9)
The Bahamas

The EnduraSport Triathlon Series expands to four great venues for 2006; New York, Illinois, Philadelphia, and the Bahamas. Each event will feature multiple races to challenge you.
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Concordia Cup Golf Tournament (Nov 11 - 12)
St. Martin

Each year teams of approximately 15 of the best golfers from each side of the island face off in a two-day competition modeled after the famed Ryder Cup matches.
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Heineken Catamaran Regatta (Nov 12 - 17)
Aruba

Celebrating its 16th anniversary, this annual international catamaran regatta will decorate Aruba's turquoise waters with the colorful sails of catamarans from Europe.
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Reggae Marathon (Nov 30 - Dec 2)
Jamaica

Reggae Marathon & Half Marathon is back from November 30 - December 2, 2006! Listen to the pulsating beat of reggae music while you walk, jog or run along the coast of Negril Jamaica. Feel the rhythm as you trek the 26.2 miles or 13.1 miles along the coast of Negril.
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Children's Festival (Dec 1)
Puerto Rico

This event is dedicated to children offering music, local delicacies and fun activities for kids.
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Heineken Kalalu World Music Festival (Dec 1 - 4)
Saint Lucia


Crucian Christmas (Dec 1 - Jan 7)
United States Virgin Islands


World Golf Championship Cup (Dec 7 - 10)
Barbados

Barbados has been chosen to host the 2006 World Golf Championships World Cup. The four-day will be played at the Sandy Lane Resort on the west coast of the island.
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