Thursday, June 8, 2023

Caribbean Events Calendar 2023

1 Public holiday in many places (Labour Day)
1 – 10 (TBC) St. Lucia Jazz Festival.
2 Public holiday in Trinidad & Tobago (Eid ul-Fitr, end of Ramadan), and St. Maarten (Labor Day)
2 – 3 St. Maarten Carnival.
5 Point Fortin Borough Day, Point Fortin, Trinidad
7 Start of ARC Europe rally from Tortola to Portugal via Bermuda.
7 Start of ARC USA rally from Tortola to Virginia or Florida.
10 Start of Salty Dawg Spring Rally to the US from Virgin Gorda, BVI.
13 – 14 BVI Spring Charter Show.
13 – 15 BVI Dinghy Championships, Tortola.
13 – 15 St. Thomas Yacht Club Invitational Regatta.
14 (TBC) Anguilla Regatta.
16 Public holiday in the Cayman Islands (Discovery Day)
16 – 20 Windward 500 Races. [email protected]
24 – 29 Soul Beach Music Festival Aruba
26 Public holiday in Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao and St. Maarten (Ascension Day)
28 – 29 Foxy’s Wooden Boat Regatta, Jost Van Dyke, BVI.
30 Public holiday in Trinidad & Tobago (Indian Arrival Day), Puerto Rico (Memorial Day) and Anguilla (Anguilla Day)
TBA Atlantic Back Rally departs Guadeloupe for Azores.
TBA ANR Regatta, Trinidad.
TBA Combat de Coques regatta, Martinique.
TBA Barbuda Carnival, ‘Caribana’

1-4 Martinique Boat Show.
5 World Environment Day
5 (TBC) Petite Martinique Whitsuntide Regatta.
6 Public holiday in some places (Whit Monday)
8 World Oceans Day
11 Lowell Wheatley Anegada Pursuit Race.
13 Public holiday in BVI and Anguilla (Queen’s Birthday)
16 Holiday in some places (Corpus Christi)
18 – 24 International Opti Regatta, St. Thomas.
19 Public holiday in Trinidad & Tobago (Labour Day)
19 Tobago Culinary Festival
20 Summer Solstice
21 Fête de la Musique, all French West Indies
22 – 26 St. Kitts Music Festival.
29 Fisherman’s Birthday, local boat racing in many coastal communities
TBA Tobago Dragon Boat Association Regatta
TBA Massy Stores Dinghy Regatta, Barbados.
TBA Budget Marine Challenge, Curaçao.

1 Public holiday in BVI (Virgin Islands Day) and in Suriname (Emancipation Day)
2 Public holiday in Curaçao (Flag Day)
2 Firecracker Regatta, Tortola, BVI.
3 – 9 Fiesta del Fuego, Santiago de Cuba
4 Public holiday in and Puerto Rico and USVI (Independence Day), and in Cayman Islands (Constitution Day)
3 – 4 St. John Carnival U.S.V.I. –

4 – 5 St. Vincent Carnival ‘Vincy Mas’
10 (TBC) Tobago Heritage Festival.
14 Public holiday in French islands (Bastille Day), yole races in Martinique
20 – 21 St. Lucia Carnival.
20 – 23 Reggae Sumfest, Jamaica.
25 Public holiday in Puerto Rico (Constitution of Puerto Rico Day)
26 Public holiday in Cuba (National Revolutionary Festival)
27 – 2 Aug Barbados Carnival ‘Crop Over/Grand Kadooment.’
28 – 3 Aug Anguilla Summer Festival & Boat Races.
29 – 1 Aug (TBC) Carriacou Regatta.
TBA Carriacou Children’s Education Fundraisers
TBA Mott Memorial Hobie Cat Challenge, Grenada.
TBA Dominica Dive Fest.
TBA Grenada Chocolate Festival.
TBA St. John Festival, St. John, USVI
TBA Tour de Martinique des Yoles Rondes.

1 Public holiday in many places (Emancipation Day)
1 – 2 Antigua Carnival.
1 – 3 BVI Emancipation Festival, Tortola
2 Nevis Carnival ‘Culturama.’
6 – 7 Windward Fete, Orient, St. Barth
8 – 9 Grenada Carnival, ‘SpiceMas.’
11 World Steelpan day
19 – 21 (TBC) Aruba Regatta.
24 Fête de Saint-Bartelemy. Boat races in Gustavia
31 Public holiday in Trinidad & Tobago (Independence Day)
TBA Start of weekly fishing boat races, Cap Haitien, Haiti.

5 Public holiday in Puerto Rico and USVI (Labor Day)
10 – 11 Back to School Regatta, BVI.
16 Public holiday in St. Kitts & Nevis (National Heroes’ Day)
19 Public holiday in St. Kitts & Nevis (Independence Day)
22 Autumnal Equinox
24 Public holiday in Trinidad & Tobago (Republic Day)

3 Public holiday in St. Lucia (Thanksgiving Day)
9 Dragon Boat Festival, Trinidad.
10 Public holiday in the Bahamas (National Heroes’ Day), and in Puerto Rico and USVI (Columbus Day)
16 Tobago Blue Food Festival
22 Willy T Virgin’s Cup Race, BVI.
25 Public holiday in Grenada (Thanksgiving Day)
25 Public holiday in Trinidad & Tobago (Divali)
27 Public holiday in St. Vincent & the Grenadines (Independence Day)
28 Jounen Kweyol (International Creole Day), St. Lucia and Dominica
28 – 30 World Creole Music Festival, Roseau, Dominica
29 Foxy’s Cat Fight, Jost Van Dyke, BVI.
TBA Bonaire Regatta.
TBA Columbus Day Regatta, St. Thomas, USVI.
TBA Pure Grenada Dive Fest.
TBA Haiti Cup fishing boat regatta, Cap Haitien, Haiti.

1 Public holiday in Antigua (Independence Day) and in some other places (All Saints’ Day)
3 Public holiday in Dominica (Independence Day)
6 Start of Route du Rhum, St-Malo to Guadeloupe.
6 Start of ARC+ from Canary Islands to Grebada.
12 Nanny Cay Round Tortola Race, BVI.
12 – 15 USVI Charter Show, St. Thomas.
14 – 18 St. Barth Cata Cup.
20 Start of ARC from Canary Islands to St. Lucia.
26 Jolly Harbour Yacht Club Annual Regatta, Antigua.
30 Public holiday in Barbados (Independence Day)
TBA Barbados National Dinghy Championships.
TBA Mango Bowl Regatta, St. Lucia.
TBA Start of Salty Dawg Fall Rally to the Caribbean.
TBA BVI Charter Yacht Show, Tortola.

3 – 4 Gustav Wilmerding Memorial Race, BVI.
13 Public holiday in St. Lucia (National Day)
16 – 24 Nine Mornings Festival, St. Vincent.
17 O’Neal & Mundy Commodore’s Race,
21 Winter Solstice
25 Public holiday in many places (Christmas Day)
26 Public holiday in many places (Boxing Day)
31 Nelson’s Pursuit Race, Antigua.
31 New Year’s Eve/Old Year’s Night: Fireworks in many places. Public holiday in Cuba (Year End Celebration)
TBA USVI Charter Yacht Show.
TBA Antigua Charter Yacht Show.
TBA Course de L’Alliance, St. Maarten, St. Barts & Anguilla.
TBA Carriacou Parang Festival.
TBA Carlos Aguilar Match Race, St. Thomas, USVI.
TBA Commodore’s Challenge, St. Thomas, USVI.

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), [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,
CSSA: Curaçao Sunfish Sailing Association,
GYC: Grenada Yacht Club,
JHYC: Jolly Harbour Yacht Club (Antigua),
PCYC: Petite Calivigny Yacht Club (Grenada),
RBVIYC: Royal British Virgin Islands Yacht Club, https://www.royalbviyc.
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),
WSV Jan Sofat: Curaçao,
YCM: Yacht Club de la Martinique,


  • All information is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting — but plans change, so contact event organizers directly for confirmation. Please let us know, too, if there are any changes! [email protected]
  • A public holiday may be celebrated on the following Monday if a fixed holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday.
  • If you organize a sailing or boating event not listed here that you’d like to have included in our calendar, please send information two months before the event date(s) to [email protected]
  • This is not a complete list — there’s a lot more going on! More events are added all the time.
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