Caribbean Events Calendar

1 Public holiday in BVI (Virgin Islands Day) and in Suriname (Emancipation Day)
1 CARICOM Day, public holiday in 20 countries
1 International Reggae Day
1-17 St. Lucia Carnival.
2 Public holiday in Curaçao (Flag Day)
3-9 Fiesta del Fuego (Fire Festival), Santiago de Cuba.
3-10 St. Vincent and Grenadines Carnival.
4 Public holiday in and Puerto Rico and USVI (Independence Day), and in Cayman Islands (Constitution Day)
4 John T. Memorial Cycling Race, Anguilla
8-15 Mi Habana Baila Festival, Havana.
7 Mango Melee and Tropical Fruit Festival, St. Croix.
10 Piña Colada Day, Puerto Rico
14 Public holiday in French islands (Bastille Day)
14-20 Reggae Sumfest, Jamaica.
14-21 Tour de Martinique des Yoles Rondes.
21 FULL MOON (Full Buck Moon)
25 Public holiday in Puerto Rico (Constitution of Puerto Rico Day)
25 Public holiday in Cuba (National Revolutionary Festival)
25-6 Aug Antigua and Barbuda Carnival.
26 International Mangrove Conservation Day
26 Carnival of Santiago de Cuba
27-28 AnimeCom Fest 2024, Kingston, Jamaica.
29 Bonaire Eustatius and Saba Festival 2024
30-6 Aug Anguilla Summer Festival
31-6 Aug Barbados Crop Over Festival. (culmination of a three-month festival)
All month Fort de France Cultural Festival, Martinique.

1 Public holiday in many places (Emancipation Day)
1-5 St. John Festival, St. John, USVI
1-13 Grenada Carnival, ‘SpiceMas.’
2-6 Dream Weekend, Negril, Jamaica.
5–7 BVI Emancipation Festival
5-8 Anguilla Summer Festival
6 Barbados Grand Kadooment.
6 St. Kitts and Nevis Culturama Day.
11 World Steelpan Day.
19 FULL MOON (Super Surgeon Moon)
15 Feast of the Assumption, Saint-Bartelemy.
30 La Rose Flower Festival, St. Lucia
31 Public holiday in Trinidad & Tobago (Independence Day)

TBA Aruba International Regatta.

2 Public holiday in Puerto Rico and USVI (Labor Day)
6 Public holiday in Bonaire (National Day)
16 Public holiday in St. Kitts & Nevis (National Heroes’ Day)
17 FULL MOON (Super Harvest Moon)
19 Public holiday in St. Kitts & Nevis (Independence Day)
22 Autumnal Equinox
24 Public holiday in Trinidad & Tobago (Republic Day)

TBA Barbados Gospel Fest
TBA Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival, Renaissance Festival Plaza, Aruba
TBA Dominica Roadshow. Locations around Dominica for this preview to the World Creole Music Festival are also TBA.
TBA St. Lucia Dive Fest, St. Lucia
TBA Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival.

3 FULL MOON (Super Hunter’s Moon)
14 Public holiday in St. Lucia (Thanksgiving Day); in Puerto Rico and USVI (Indigenous Peoples’ Day); in the Bahamas (National Heroes’ Day)
17 La Marguerite Flower Festival, St. Lucia
17-20 Barbados Food and Rum Festival, Bridgetown.
21 Willy T Virgin’s Cup Race, BVI.
24 Grenada Film Festival.
25 Public holiday in Grenada (Thanksgiving Day)
25 Creole Day (Jounen Kwéyòl), culmination of Creole Heritage Month, Dominica
25–27 World Creole Music Festival, Dominica, including fringe events.
26-2 Nov Havana Ballet Festival
27 Public holiday in St. Vincent & the Grenadines (Independence Day)
27 Creole Day (Jounen Kwéyòl), culmination of Creole Heritage Month, St. Lucia
28 Foxy’s Cat Fight, Jost Van Dyke, BVI.
31 Public holiday in Trinidad & Tobago (Divali)
31-4 Nov St. Barth Rum Festival.

TBA Barktober Fest, St. Croix.
TBA Bonaire Regatta.
TBA Carnival del Limon, Costa Rica
TBA Carriacou Corn Festival.
TBA Haiti Cup fishingboat regatta, Cap Haitien, Haiti.
TBA Lagoonie’s Regatta.
TBA Tobago Blue Food Festival.
TBA Tobago Carnival.
TBA Parang Festival, Trinidad
TBA Caribbean Habanos Days, Curaçao

1 Public holiday in Antigua (Independence Day), including the Antigua and Barbuda Independence Food Fair
1 Public Holiday in several places (All Saints’ Day)
3 Public holiday in Dominica (Independence Day)
10 ARC+ leaves Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for St Georges, Grenada.
13-17 St. Barth Cata Cup.
15 FULL MOON (Full Beaver Moon)
22-24 Imagine Weekend, Barbados.
23-25 Jolly Harbour Yacht Club Annual Regatta, Antigua.
24 ARC departs Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for Saint Lucia
30 Public holiday in Barbados (Independence Day)

TBA Alliouagana Literary Festival, Montserrat
TBA Anegada Lobster Festival, Anegada, BVI
TBA Antigua & Barbuda Yachting & Marine Association Industry Showcase
TBA Barbados National Dinghy Championships.
TBA Barbados Open Water Festival.
TBA Barbados Pork Festival.
TBA Course de L’Alliance, St. Maarten, St. Barts & Anguilla.
TBA Festival de la Gastronomie, Saint-Martin
TBA Jammin’ J-22 International Regatta, Montego Bay, Jamaica
TBA Keelboat Season Championship, Season 2024-25, Race Day One, St. Maarten.
TBA Mango Bowl Regatta, St. Lucia.
TBA Nanny Cay Round Tortola Race, BVI.
TBA Pirate Week, Grand Cayman.
TBA St. Barths Gourmet Festival.
TBA St. Lucia Bill Fish Tournament, Rodney Bay Marina, St. Lucia.
TBA St. Maarten Marine Budget Optimist Championship.
TBA Start of Salty Dawg Fall Rally to the Caribbean.
TBA USVI Charter Yacht Show, St. Thomas.

1 Cayman Islands Marathon.
11 ARC+ prize giving in Port Louis Marina, Grenada
12 Parade of Lanterns, Castries, St. Lucia
13 Public holiday in St. Lucia (National Day – Festival of Lights and Renewal)
15 FULL MOON (Full Cold Moon)
15 Kingdom Day. Legal holiday, Bonaire
16-24 Nine Mornings Festival, St. Vincent.
21 Winter Solstice
21 ARC prize giving in IGY Rodney Bay Marina, St. Lucia
25 Public holiday in many places (Christmas Day)
26 Public holiday in many places (Boxing Day)
26 Maskanoo, Turks and Caicos.
26-4 Jan Crucian Christmas Carnival, St. Croix, USVI
31 Nelson’s Pursuit Race, Antigua.
31 Festival Day, Montserrat.
31 New Year’s Eve/Old Year’s Night: Fireworks in many places.

TBA Afro Fest Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
TBA Antigua Charter Yacht Show.
TBA Bachata Festival and Dance, Dominican Republic
TBA Caribbean Foiling Championships.
TBA Carriacou Parang Festival.
TBA Commodore’s Challenge, St. Thomas, USVI.
TBA Gustav Wilmerding Memorial Race, BVI.
TBA Nothing Like a Nevisian Holiday.
TBA Potters Fair, Kingston, Jamaica
TBA Raid des Alizés, women’s sports competition.
TBA Reggae Marathon, Negril, Jamaica.
TBA Run Barbados Marathon.
TBA Sugar Mas 53 Festival, St. Kitts and Nevis.
TBA Winter Pride Fest, San Juan, Puerto Rico

AYC: Antigua Yacht Club,
BCC: Barbados Cruising Club,
BNSS: Bahamas National Sailing School,
BRISA: Borinquen Island Sailing Association (Puerto Rico),
BSC: Bequia Sailing Club,
BYC: Barbados Yacht Club,
CNIH: Club Náutico Intl. Hemingway (Cuba), https://[email protected]
CNN: Club Nautique Le Neptune (Martinique),
CNM: Club Nautique du Marin (Martinique),
CNS: Cercle Nautique de Schoelcher (Martinique),
CNSJ: Club Náutico de San Juan (Puerto Rico),
CSA: Caribbean Sailing Association,
GYC: Grenada Yacht Club,
JHYC: Jolly Harbour Yacht Club (Antigua),
MBYC: Montego Bay Yacht Club (Jamaica).
PCYC: Petite Calivigny Yacht Club (Grenada),
RBVIYC: Royal British Virgin Islands Yacht Club,
SLYC: St. Lucia Yacht Club,
SMYC: St. Maarten Yacht Club,
STYC: St. Thomas Yacht Club,
SYR: Société des Yoles Rondes (Martinique),
TTSA: Trinidad & Tobago Sailing Assn,
WCC: World Cruising Club,
WEYC: West End Yacht Club (BVI),
YCM: Yacht Club de la Martinique,


  • All information was correct to the best of our knowledge at the time this issue of Compass went to press. Contact event organizers directly for confirmation. Please let us know, too, if there are any changes! [email protected]
  • If you organize a sailing or boating event not listed here that you’d like to have included in our monthly calendars, please send information two months before the event date(s) to [email protected]
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