Caribbean Events Calendar

1-3 ACT (Arts, Culture, Technology) Festival, Barbados.
3 Carnaval Dominicano grand finale, Dominican Republic
4 Public holiday in BVI (HL Stoutt’s Birthday)
5-10 Drum Fest – Fiesta del Tambor, Havana, Cuba.
7 Taste of Rum, Puerto Rico’s International Rum Festival. Puerto Rico Convention Center, San Juan
7-9 Virgin Islands Jam Fest, St. John.
8 International Women’s Day
9 Isle of Light Music Festival, Dominican Republic.
9-18 St. Patrick’s Festival, Montserrat
11 Public holiday in Belize (National Heroes Day)
11 Public holiday in some places (Commonwealth Day)
11-17 Superyacht Challenge Antigua.
11-18 SXM electronic music festival, St. Maarten.
14 Public holiday in in St. Vincent & the Grenadines (National Heroes Day)
16 Taste of Virgin Gorda, BVI.
16 Dinghy Championship Hoedemaker Series Day 2, St. Maarten.
17 Public holiday in Montserrat (St. Patrick’s Day). St. Patrick’s Day Festival, Grenada
18 Public holiday in Aruba (Flag Day)
20 Vernal Equinox
21-24 St. Barths Bucket Regatta, St. Barths.
22 Public holiday in Puerto Rico (Emancipation Day)
22-24 Moonsplash Festival, Anguilla.
23 Crab Festival, Martinique.
23-24 Antigua Laser Open.
24-1 Apr Easterval on Union Island, SVG.
25 FULL MOON (Full Worm Moon)
28 Round the Rocks Race, St. John, USVI.
28-31 Bequia Easter Regatta.
29 Good Friday
29-31 St. Thomas International Regatta.
29-31 Festival del Mar, Anguilla.
29-1 Apr Oistin’s Fish Festival, Christ Church, Barbados
29-8 Apr Afro-Cuban Dance Festival, Havana.
30 Public holiday in Trinidad & Tobago (Spiritual Baptist ‘Shouter’ Liberation Day)
31 Easter Sunday

TBA Antigua Optimist Open.
TBA Dark & Stormy Regatta, BVI.
TBA Foxy’s Music Fest, Jost Van Dyke, BVI.
TBA Island Water World’s Seminars, St. Maarten
TBA Vujaday Music Festival, Barbados
TBA Yachtie Appreciation Week, Dominica.

1 Easter Monday. Public holiday in some places.
1-7 BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival.
2 Round Tortola race for the Nanny Cay Cup.
6 Panama Posse Belize Yacht Fest, Placencia Yacht Club, Belize.
10 Public holiday in Trinidad & Tobago (Eid ul-Fitr, end of Ramadan)
12–14 St. Croix International Regatta.
13 Dinghy Championship Hope Ross Series Day 1, St. Maarten.
14–20 Les Voiles de St Barth.
15-21 British Virgin Islands Food and Wine Festival.
16 Public holiday in Puerto Rico (Birthday of José de Diego)
18 St. Maarten Carnival.
17-22 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta.
18-22 Tobago Jazz Experience.
20 Governor’s Cup Race, BVI.
20-21 Coffee & Chocolate Expo, Puerto Rico Convention Center, San Juan
22 Earth Day
23 FULL MOON (Full Pink Moon)
23-30 St. Thomas Carnival
26-27 Aruba Food Truck Festival
27 Public holiday in St. Maarten and Bonaire (King’s Day)
27 Peters and May Round Antigua Race.
27 Capella Music Festival, Grand Cayman.
27–3 May Antigua Sailing Week.
28 Public holiday in Barbados (National Heroes Day)
30 Public holiday in Bonaire (Rincon Day)
30-4 May Vallenato Festival, Valledupar, Colombia.
30-10 May Cayman Islands Carnival (Batabano)
30-12 May St. Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival.

TBA Barbados Reggae Festival
TBA Carriacou Maroon & String Band Music Festival.
TBA International Blueseas Festival, Curaçao.
TBA Island Water World’s Seminars, St. Maarten
TBA Oyster Regatta, Antigua
TBA Point Fortin Borough Day, Point Fortin, Trinidad
TBA Book and Jazz Festival, St. Barts
TBA St. Barts Theatre Festival.
TBA Start of Salty Dawg Rally, USVI to US East Coast.
TBA West Indies Regatta, St. Barth.

1 Public holiday in many places (Labour Day)
1-27 U.S. Virgin Islands Caribbean Music Festival.
1-31 Mai de Saint-Pierre, Martinique, month-long celebration
4 Dockyard Day, Antigua.
4 Dinghy Championship Hope Ross Series Day 2, St. Maarten.
3-8 Romerias de Mayo, Holguin, Cuba.
5 Jazz’n’Creole event, Dominica.
7 Antigua to Bermuda Race.
8 Public holiday in Saint-Barthélémy (Victory Day)
8-13 Hi-Winds Amateur World Challenge, Aruba.
9 Public holiday in Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saint-Barthélémy and St. Maarten (Ascension Day)
9-10 BVI Spring Charter Yacht Show, Tortola.
10-12 Virgin Islands Boating Expo (VIBE).
11 Start of ARC Europe rally from St. Maarten (or East Coast USA) to Portugal via Bermuda.
11 Buenaventura Marina Yacht Fest & Panama Posse Award Ceremony, Panama.
14 Windward 500.
14 Belize Cashew Festival & Agriculture Show, Crooked Tree Village.
16-19 Antigua and Barbuda Sport Fishing Tournament.
16-19 Barbados Celtic Festival.
17-19 STYC Invitational Regatta, St. Thomas.
17-21 Grenada Chocolate Festival
20 Public holiday in the Cayman Islands (Discovery Day)
23 ARC Europe rally leaves Bermuda.
23 FULL MOON (Full Flower Moon)
23-26 Anguilla Culinary Experience.
23-27 Aruba Soul Beach Music Festival, Harbor Arena, Oranjestad
23-28 FesTopia Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
24-1 Jun International Theater Festival for Children and Young People, Havana, Cuba
27 Public holiday in Puerto Rico and USVI (Memorial Day)
28 Beach-to-Beach Power Swim.
20 Public holiday in some places (Whit Monday)
30 Public holiday in Trinidad & Tobago (Indian Arrival Day) and in Anguilla (Anguilla Day). In some places, Corpus Christi.
30-2 Jun Martinique Boat Show.

TBA Anguilla Regatta.
TBA Anguilla LitFest.
TBA Calabash International Literary Festival, Treasure Beach, Jamaica.
TBA Coraland Music Festival, Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba
TBA Foxy’s Wooden Boat Regatta, Jost Van Dyke, BVI.
TBA Pan Pepin International Dinghy Regatta.
TBA Petite Martinique Whitsuntide Regatta
TBA St. Barth Film Festival
TBA Guyana Carnival, Georgetown, Guyana
TBA BVI Dinghy Championship. (approximate)

1 World Reef Awareness Day
1 Virgin Islands Salsa Festival
1-2 KLM Aruba Marathon.
4-30 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup (Cricket), Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Guyana, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad & Tobago
5 World Environment Day
7-9 Festival del Jíbaro Comerieño, Comerio, Puerto Rico
8 World Oceans Day
8 King of the Wing Festival, St. Thomas.
8 Mango Fest, Hopkins, Belize.
10–16 International Optimist Regatta, St. Thomas.
15-16 St. Maarten National Dinghy Championship.
19 Public holiday in Trinidad & Tobago (Labour Day)
19-22 International Choral Festival for Peace, Costa Rica.
20-24 Love Fest, Costa Rica.
21 Summer Solstice
21 FULL MOON (Full Strawberry Moon)
21 Fête de la Musique, all French West Indies
22 Summer Sailstice
27-29 St. Kitts Music Festival.
28-29 Aruba Summer Music Festival.
28-12 Jul St. Vincent Carnival “Vincy Mas.”
29 Taste of Tortola, BVI.
29 Fisherman’s Birthday (International Fisherman Day), local boat racing in many coastal communities
29 CayMAS Carnival, Caymans.
29-4 Jul St. John Celebration.
30–6 Jul Fiesta del Fuego (Fire Festival), Santiago de Cuba

TBA Bonaire Rum Week
TBA Caribbean Sun Splash, Willemstad, Curaçao
TBA Festival de las Flores de Aibonito, Puerto Rico.
TBA Jamaica Ocho Rios Jazz Festival.
TBA Kalaloo Festival, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
TBA Lowell Wheatley Anegada Pursuit Race.
TBA Yoga and Wellness Week, Bonaire.

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
2 Public holiday in Curaçao (Flag Day)
4 Public holiday in and Puerto Rico and USVI (Independence Day), and in Cayman Islands (Constitution Day)
8-15 Mi Habana Baila Festival, Havana.
9 Mango Melee and Tropical Fruit Festival, St. Croix.
10 Piña Colada Day, Puerto Rico
10-17 St. Lucia Carnival.
14 Public holiday in French islands (Bastille Day)
14–20 Reggae Sumfest, Jamaica.
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
27-28 AnimeCom Fest 2024, Kingston, Jamaica.
30-6 Aug Anguilla Summer Festival
31-6 Aug Barbados Crop Over Festival.
Fort de France Cultural Festival, Martinique, month-long celebration.

TBA Banana Festival, Martinique.
TBA Cabarete Kite Festival, Dominican Republic
TBA Dominica Dive Fest.
TBA Festival de Merengue, Dominican Republic (approximate)
TBA John T. Memorial Cycling Race, Anguilla
TBA Tour de Martinique des Yoles Rondes.
TBA Tobago Heritage Festival.

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.
TBA Baccha Music Festival, Martinique.
TBA Carriacou Regatta.
TBA Jambalasee Festival.

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]
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