We're on "Caribbean Time" - no worries - all event updates for next year will be completed soon.
There are still a number of 2012 Food, Music & Film Festivals, Carnivals, Golf Tournaments, Yacht Shows and Marathons.
Barbados Food & Wine and Rum FestivalNovember 16-19, 2012
International and local chefs take part in cooking demonstrations, wine and rum seminars, along with other festival activities around the island.
Visiting chefs include Canada's Mark McEwan, and Anne Burrell who has worked at some of New York's top restaurants. Events include: Sizzle Street from 1-8 p.m. at Queen's Park, Bridgetown; lunch at Fisher Pond Great House; Sunday Bajan Fiesta at the Lion Castle Polo Estate; Bar-B-Party Cruise aboard The Jolly and a Rum Tasting Tour at historic St. Nicholas Abbey.
Visit www.foodwinerum.com for all the details.
2ND Annual International Film Festival Antigua BarbudaNovember 18-25, 2012
Enjoy viewing this years films outdoors under the stars at English Harbour. The festival also features an after party with live entertainment, and workshops.
12th-annual Reggae MarathonDecember 1, 2012
Marathon runners will be greeted with reggae music and a Red Strip beer after each mile, along with a coconut at the end of the race.
Approximately 1,600 International competitors will arrive in Negril for this years event run along Negril's famous Seven Mile Beach.
Details at reggaemarathon.com
Cayman Islands MarathonDec 2, 2012
Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. The Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon is run every year in early December.
The looped course takes participants along the waterfront of George Town, the capital, into the residential area of South Sound, and then into the financial district and along the waterfront once again. http://www.caymanislandsmarathon.com/
Teeth of the Dog Twosome ChampionshipDec 2-8, 2012 Seventh Annual Teeth of the Dog Twosome Championship
Teams can consist of two amateurs, one amateur and one professional but not two professionals More info
Antigua Charter Yacht ShowDec 2-8, 2012
Showcasing the world's finest charter yachts
9th Annual Bahamas International Film FestivalDec 6-9, 2012
Screening line-up of independent films, along with youth educational programs, workshops, networking opportunities, and celebrated actors and filmmakers. http://www.bintlfilmfest.com/
Run BarbadosDec 7-9, 2012
Come for the run - Stay for the fun! Since 1983, Run Barbados has attracted world class road runners. Charities for the event are The Barbados Cancer Society and the Little Pink Gift Foundation. http://www.runbarbados.org/
Paradiseworld 2012December 15, 2012
An elaborate electronic dance music production featuring some of the hottest international djs and producers.
Artists confirmed to date include; Miss Nine, Riot Gear, Michel De Hey, and Christopher James.
For details and ticket information, please visit www.paradiseworldfestival.com
St. Kitts/Nevis CarnivalDec 15, 2012 - Jan 2, 2013
Sugar Mas, St Kitts and Nevis National Carnival is an extravaganza of calypso, pageants, soca, street jamming, parades and folklore presentations. http://www.stkittsneviscarnival.com/
28th Havana International Jazz FestivalDecember 16-24, 2012
This is one of the biggest annual events on the island of Cuba featuring performers from around the globe including performers from the U.K., U.S., Argentina, Chile and Bermuda.
Popular local jazz bands performing are Mayra Caridad Valdes, Bobby Carcasses, Jose Luis Cortes, Harold Lopez-Nussa, Ernan Lopez-Nussa and Lazaro Valdes. http://www.cubatravelnetwork.com/
Carriacou Parang FestivalDecember 21-23, 2012
Right off the coast of Grenada, the tiny island of Carriacou is host for the annual Parang Festival.
Festivities include an open-air concert, cultural shows, and competition of parang string bands from villages throughout Carriacou, Grenada and Petite Martinique. More info
TURKS & CAICOS
MaskanooDec 26, 2012
Maskanoo is an annual cultural event organized by the Turks & Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association (TCHTA) and the Cultural & Arts Commission (CAC).
The events showcases the best of the islands' cultural heritage, mixing Junkanoo (taken from TCI's Bahamian heritage) with Masquerade to create "Maskanoo".
Turks & Caicos Tourism
Junkanoo Carnival - NassauDec 26, 2012 & Jan 1, 2013
The Junkanoo parade starts moving through the streets of downtown Nassau in the early hours of the morning (2am to 10am). You can't resist the beat of the goat drum as the drummers call out for Junkanoo to begin.
The largest Junkanoo party parades is in Nassau, however the carnival atmosphere extends to Grand Bahama Island, Eleuthera/Harbour Island, Bimini, The Exumas and The Abacos.
Learn more about Junkanoo
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