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Caribbean Events Calendar

MARCH
1-3 ACT (Arts, Culture, Technology) Festival, Barbados. https://visitbarbados.org
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. https://fiestadeltambor.cult.cu
7 Taste of Rum, Puerto Rico’s International Rum Festival. Puerto Rico Convention Center, San Juan
7-9 Virgin Islands Jam Fest, St. John. https://vijamfest.com
8 International Women’s Day
9 Isle of Light Music Festival, Dominican Republic. https://isleoflight.com
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. https://superyachtchallengeantigua.com
11-18 SXM electronic music festival, St. Maarten. https://sxmfestival.com
14 Public holiday in in St. Vincent & the Grenadines (National Heroes Day)
16 Taste of Virgin Gorda, BVI. https://bvifoodfete.com
16 Dinghy Championship Hoedemaker Series Day 2, St. Maarten. https://smyc.com/dinghy-season-championship
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. https://bucketregatta.com
22 Public holiday in Puerto Rico (Emancipation Day)
22-24 Moonsplash Festival, Anguilla. https://www.bankiebanx.net
23 Crab Festival, Martinique. https://azmartinique.com/en/events/crab-fair
23-24 Antigua Laser Open. https://antiguayachtclub.com/calendar
24-1 Apr Easterval on Union Island, SVG. https://caribbeanevents.com/event/easterval-on-union-island
25 FULL MOON (Full Worm Moon)
28 Round the Rocks Race, St. John, USVI. https://stthomasyachtclub.org
28-31 Bequia Easter Regatta. https://bequiaregatta.com
29 Good Friday
29-31 St. Thomas International Regatta. https://stthomasyachtclub.org
29-31 Festival del Mar, Anguilla. https://anguilla-beaches.com/festival-del-mar-anguilla.html
29-1 Apr Oistin’s Fish Festival, Christ Church, Barbados
29-8 Apr Afro-Cuban Dance Festival, Havana. https://afrocubandancefestival.com
30 Public holiday in Trinidad & Tobago (Spiritual Baptist ‘Shouter’ Liberation Day)
31 Easter Sunday

TBA Antigua Optimist Open. https://antiguayachtclub.com/calendar
TBA Dark & Stormy Regatta, BVI. https://westendyachtclubbvi.com
TBA Foxy’s Music Fest, Jost Van Dyke, BVI. https://foxysbvi.com
TBA Island Water World’s Seminars, St. Maarten
TBA Vujaday Music Festival, Barbados
TBA Yachtie Appreciation Week, Dominica. https://sailopo.com

APRIL
1 Easter Monday. Public holiday in some places.
1-7 BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival. https://bvispringregatta.org
2 Round Tortola race for the Nanny Cay Cup. https://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eid=16228
6 Panama Posse Belize Yacht Fest, Placencia Yacht Club, Belize. https://oceanposse.com/events/belize-placencia-yacht-fest
10 Public holiday in Trinidad & Tobago (Eid ul-Fitr, end of Ramadan)
12–14 St. Croix International Regatta. https://stcroixyc.com
13 Dinghy Championship Hope Ross Series Day 1, St. Maarten. https://smyc.com/dinghy-season-championship
14–20 Les Voiles de St Barth. https://lesvoilesdestbarthrichardmille.com
15-21 British Virgin Islands Food and Wine Festival. https://bvifoodandwine.com
16 Public holiday in Puerto Rico (Birthday of José de Diego)
18 St. Maarten Carnival. https://www.carnivaland.net/st-maarten-carnival
17-22 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta. https://antiguaclassics.com
18-22 Tobago Jazz Experience. https://tobagofestivalscommission.com
20 Governor’s Cup Race, BVI. https://royalbviyc.org
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. https://sailingweek.com
27 Capella Music Festival, Grand Cayman. https://capellamusicfestival.com
27–3 May Antigua Sailing Week. https://sailingweek.com
28 Public holiday in Barbados (National Heroes Day)
30 Public holiday in Bonaire (Rincon Day)
30-4 May Vallenato Festival, Valledupar, Colombia. https://festivalnexus.com/vallenato-legend-festival-festival-de-la-leyenda-vallenata
30-10 May Cayman Islands Carnival (Batabano)
30-12 May St. Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival. https://stlucia.org/en/jazz

TBA Barbados Reggae Festival
TBA Carriacou Maroon & String Band Music Festival. https://ourcarriacou.com/maroon-string-band-music-festival
TBA International Blueseas Festival, Curaçao. https://curacaoblueseasfestival.com
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 https://www.saintbarth-tourisme.com/en/book-jazz-festival-of-saint-barts
TBA St. Barts Theatre Festival. https://blog.corcoranstbarth.com/events-in-st-barts
TBA Start of Salty Dawg Rally, USVI to US East Coast. https://saltydawgsailing.org
TBA West Indies Regatta, St. Barth. https://westindiesregatta.com

MAY
1 Public holiday in many places (Labour Day)
1-27 U.S. Virgin Islands Caribbean Music Festival. https://visitusvi.com/us-virgin-islands-caribbean-music-festival
1-31 Mai de Saint-Pierre, Martinique, month-long celebration https://azmartinique.com/en/events/mai-de-saint-pierre
4 Dockyard Day, Antigua. https://antiguanice.com
4 Dinghy Championship Hope Ross Series Day 2, St. Maarten. https://smyc.com/dinghy-season-championship
3-8 Romerias de Mayo, Holguin, Cuba. https://rove.me/to/cuba/romerias-de-mayo
5 Jazz’n’Creole event, Dominica. https://dominicafestivals.com
7 Antigua to Bermuda Race. https://www.antiguabermuda.com
8 Public holiday in Saint-Barthélémy (Victory Day)
8-13 Hi-Winds Amateur World Challenge, Aruba. https://arubahiwinds.com
9 Public holiday in Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saint-Barthélémy and St. Maarten (Ascension Day)
9-10 BVI Spring Charter Yacht Show, Tortola. https://crewedyachtsbvi.com/charter-yacht-shows
10-12 Virgin Islands Boating Expo (VIBE). https://vibe.vi
11 Start of ARC Europe rally from St. Maarten (or East Coast USA) to Portugal via Bermuda. https://worldcruising.com/arc_europe
11 Buenaventura Marina Yacht Fest & Panama Posse Award Ceremony, Panama. https://oceanposse.com/events/
14 Windward 500. https://caribbean-sailing.com
14 Belize Cashew Festival & Agriculture Show, Crooked Tree Village. https://belizing.com/Cashew-Festival-and-Agriculture-Show-Belize
16-19 Antigua and Barbuda Sport Fishing Tournament. https://abyma.ag/events-calendar
16-19 Barbados Celtic Festival. https://facebook.com/bcmfestival
17-19 STYC Invitational Regatta, St. Thomas. https://stthomasyachtclub.org
17-21 Grenada Chocolate Festival
20 Public holiday in the Cayman Islands (Discovery Day)
23 ARC Europe rally leaves Bermuda. https://worldcruising.com/arc_europe
23 FULL MOON (Full Flower Moon)
23-26 Anguilla Culinary Experience. https://anguillaculinaryexperience.com
23-27 Aruba Soul Beach Music Festival, Harbor Arena, Oranjestad
23-28 FesTopia Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. https://festopia.com
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. https://visitusvi.com/beach-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. https://martinique-boat-show.fr

TBA Anguilla Regatta. https://ivisitanguilla.com/festivals-and-events
TBA Anguilla LitFest. https://ivisitanguilla.com/festivals-and-events
TBA Calabash International Literary Festival, Treasure Beach, Jamaica. https://calabashfestival.org
TBA Coraland Music Festival, Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba
TBA Foxy’s Wooden Boat Regatta, Jost Van Dyke, BVI. https://westendyachtclubbvi.com
TBA Pan Pepin International Dinghy Regatta. https://theclubspot.com/regatta/S3t9xxncpr
TBA Petite Martinique Whitsuntide Regatta
TBA St. Barth Film Festival
TBA Guyana Carnival, Georgetown, Guyana
TBA BVI Dinghy Championship. https://royalbviyc.org (approximate)

JUNE
1 World Reef Awareness Day
1 Virgin Islands Salsa Festival
1-2 KLM Aruba Marathon. https://klmarubamarathon.com/en
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. https://kowvi.com
8 Mango Fest, Hopkins, Belize. https://belizing.com/Hopkins-Mango-Fest
10–16 International Optimist Regatta, St. Thomas. https://stthomasyachtclub.org
15-16 St. Maarten National Dinghy Championship. https://smyc.com
19 Public holiday in Trinidad & Tobago (Labour Day)
19-22 International Choral Festival for Peace, Costa Rica. https://choralfestcostarica.org
20-24 Love Fest, Costa Rica. https://lovefestcostarica.com
21 Summer Solstice
21 FULL MOON (Full Strawberry Moon)
21 Fête de la Musique, all French West Indies
22 Summer Sailstice https://summersailstice.com
27-29 St. Kitts Music Festival. https://stkittstourism.kn/music-festival
28-29 Aruba Summer Music Festival. https://arubasmf.com
28-12 Jul St. Vincent Carnival “Vincy Mas.” https://carnivaland.net/vincy-mas-st-vincent
29 Taste of Tortola, BVI. https://bvifoodfete.com
29 Fisherman’s Birthday (International Fisherman Day), local boat racing in many coastal communities
29 CayMAS Carnival, Caymans. https://caymas.ky
29-4 Jul St. John Celebration. https://visitusvi.com/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. https://discoverpuertorico.com
TBA Jamaica Ocho Rios Jazz Festival. https://ochoriosjazzja.com
TBA Kalaloo Festival, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
TBA Lowell Wheatley Anegada Pursuit Race. https://royalbviyc.org
TBA Yoga and Wellness Week, Bonaire. https://infobonaire.com/bonaire-event-calendar

JULY
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. https://mihabanabaila.com/en
9 Mango Melee and Tropical Fruit Festival, St. Croix. https://visitusvi.com/mango-melee-and-tropical-fruit-festival
10 Piña Colada Day, Puerto Rico
10-17 St. Lucia Carnival. https://carnivalsaintlucia.com
14 Public holiday in French islands (Bastille Day)
14–20 Reggae Sumfest, Jamaica. https://reggaesumfest.com
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. https://animecomfest.com
30-6 Aug Anguilla Summer Festival
31-6 Aug Barbados Crop Over Festival. https://socaislands.com/barbados-cropover-2024
Fort de France Cultural Festival, Martinique, month-long celebration. https://azmartinique.com/en/events/fort-de-france-cultural-festival

TBA Banana Festival, Martinique. https://azmartinique.com/en/events/banana-festival
TBA Cabarete Kite Festival, Dominican Republic
TBA Dominica Dive Fest. discoverdominica.com
TBA Festival de Merengue, Dominican Republic (approximate)
TBA John T. Memorial Cycling Race, Anguilla
TBA Tour de Martinique des Yoles Rondes. https://tourdesyoles.com
TBA Tobago Heritage Festival. https://visittobago.gov.tt/festivals-events

AUGUST
1 Public holiday in many places (Emancipation Day)
1-5 St. John Festival, St. John, USVI
1-13 Grenada Carnival, ‘SpiceMas.’ https://spicemasgrenada.com
2-6 Dream Weekend, Negril, Jamaica. https://instagram.com/dreamwknd
5–7 BVI Emancipation Festival
5-8 Anguilla Summer Festival
6 Barbados Grand Kadooment. https://socaislands.com/barbados-cropover-2024
6 St. Kitts and Nevis Culturama Day.
11 World Steelpan Day. https://thereisadayforthat.com/holidays/various/world-steelpan-day
19 FULL MOON (Super Surgeon Moon)
15 Feast of the Assumption, Saint-Bartelemy. https://publicholidays.la/saint-barthelemy/fr/assumption-day
30 La Rose Flower Festival, St. Lucia
31 Public holiday in Trinidad & Tobago (Independence Day)

TBA Aruba International Regatta. https://aruba-regatta.org
TBA Baccha Music Festival, Martinique. https://azmartinique.com/en/events/baccha-festival
TBA Carriacou Regatta. https://puregrenada.com
TBA Jambalasee Festival. https://puregrenada.com/events

SEPTEMBER
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. https://ttfilmfestival.com

OCTOBER
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. https://foodandrum.com
21 Willy T Virgin’s Cup Race, BVI. https://royalbviyc.org
24 Grenada Film Festival. https://1261filmfestival.com
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. https://discoverdominica.com
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. https://westendyachtclubbvi.com
31 Public holiday in Trinidad & Tobago (Divali)
31-4 Nov St. Barth Rum Festival. https://caribbeanrumawards.com

TBA Barktober Fest, St. Croix. https://visitusvi.com
TBA Bonaire Regatta. https://infobonaire.com
TBA Carnival del Limon, Costa Rica
TBA Carriacou Corn Festival. https://puregrenada.com/events/carriacou-corn-festival/
TBA Haiti Cup fishingboat regatta, Cap Haitien, Haiti. https://haitisailingcup.com
TBA Lagoonie’s Regatta. https://smyc.com/lagoonies-regatta/
TBA Tobago Blue Food Festival. https://visittobago.gov.tt
TBA Tobago Carnival. https://visittobago.gov.tt
TBA Parang Festival, Trinidad
TBA Caribbean Habanos Days, Curaçao

NOVEMBER
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. https://stbarthcatacup.com
15 FULL MOON (Full Beaver Moon)
22-24 Imagine Weekend, Barbados. https://visitbarbados.org
23-25 Jolly Harbour Yacht Club Annual Regatta, Antigua. https://jhycantigua.com
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. https://barbadosyachtclub.com
TBA Barbados Open Water Festival. https://visitbarbados.org
TBA Barbados Pork Festival. https://visitbarbados.org
TBA Course de L’Alliance, St. Maarten, St. Barts & Anguilla. https://smyc.com
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. https://smyc.com/keelboat-season-championship
TBA Mango Bowl Regatta, St. Lucia. https://facebook.com/MangoBowl
TBA Nanny Cay Round Tortola Race, BVI. https://royalbviyc.org
TBA Pirate Week, Grand Cayman. https://piratesfestcayman.com
TBA St. Barths Gourmet Festival. https://saintbarthgourmetfestival.com
TBA St. Lucia Bill Fish Tournament, Rodney Bay Marina, St. Lucia. https://facebook.com/slugamefishingassociation
TBA St. Maarten Marine Budget Optimist Championship. https://smyc.com
TBA Start of Salty Dawg Fall Rally to the Caribbean. https://saltydawgsailing.org
TBA USVI Charter Yacht Show, St. Thomas. https://usviyachtshow.org

DECEMBER
1 Cayman Islands Marathon. https://caymanislandsmarathon.com
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. https://discoversvg.com
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. https://turksandcaicostourism.com
26-4 Jan Crucian Christmas Carnival, St. Croix, USVI
31 Nelson’s Pursuit Race, Antigua. https://antiguayachtclub.com
31 Festival Day, Montserrat. https://holidayscalendar.com/event/festival-day-in-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. https://antiguacharteryachtmeeting.com
TBA Bachata Festival and Dance, Dominican Republic
TBA Caribbean Foiling Championships. https://caribbeanfoiling.com
TBA Carriacou Parang Festival. https://puregrenada.com
TBA Commodore’s Challenge, St. Thomas, USVI. https://stthomasyachtclub.org
TBA Gustav Wilmerding Memorial Race, BVI. https://westendyachtclubbvi.com
TBA Nothing Like a Nevisian Holiday. https://nevisisland.com
TBA Potters Fair, Kingston, Jamaica
TBA Raid des Alizés, women’s sports competition. https://raiddesalizes.com/en
TBA Reggae Marathon, Negril, Jamaica. https://reggaemarathon.com
TBA Run Barbados Marathon. https://visitbarbados.org
TBA Sugar Mas 53 Festival, St. Kitts and Nevis. https://skncarnival.com
TBA Winter Pride Fest, San Juan, Puerto Rico

CARIBBEAN YACHT & SAILING CLUBS
AYC: Antigua Yacht Club, https://antiguayachtclub.com
BCC: Barbados Cruising Club, https://barbadoscruisingclub.org
BNSS: Bahamas National Sailing School, https://bahsailingschool.org
BRISA: Borinquen Island Sailing Association (Puerto Rico), https://facebook.com/BrisaSailing
BSC: Bequia Sailing Club, https://bequiaregatta.com
BYC: Barbados Yacht Club, https://barbadosyachtclub.com
CNIH: Club Náutico Intl. Hemingway (Cuba), https://[email protected]
CNN: Club Nautique Le Neptune (Martinique), https://facebook.com/clubnautiqueneptune
CNM: Club Nautique du Marin (Martinique), https://clubnautiquedumarin.com
CNS: Cercle Nautique de Schoelcher (Martinique), https://cnschoelcher.net
CNSJ: Club Náutico de San Juan (Puerto Rico), https://clubnauticodesanjuan.com
CSA: Caribbean Sailing Association, https://caribbean-sailing.com
GYC: Grenada Yacht Club, https://grenadayachtclub.com
JHYC: Jolly Harbour Yacht Club (Antigua), https://jhycantigua.com
MBYC: Montego Bay Yacht Club (Jamaica). https://mobayyachtclub.com
PCYC: Petite Calivigny Yacht Club (Grenada), https://pcycgrenada.com
RBVIYC: Royal British Virgin Islands Yacht Club, https://royalbviyc.org
SLYC: St. Lucia Yacht Club, https://facebook.com/stluciayacht
SMYC: St. Maarten Yacht Club, https://smyc.com
STYC: St. Thomas Yacht Club, https://stthomasyachtclub.org
SYR: Société des Yoles Rondes (Martinique), https://yoles-rondes.com
TTSA: Trinidad & Tobago Sailing Assn, https://ttsailing.org
WCC: World Cruising Club, https://worldcruising.com
WEYC: West End Yacht Club (BVI), https://westendyachtclubbvi.com
YCM: Yacht Club de la Martinique, https://facebook.com/ycmq972

NOTES

  • 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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