Thursday, April 18, 2013

Caribbean Carnival's and Popular Events

St Lucia Carnival - May 26 - Aug 16, 2013

Unlike other Caribbean carnivals which are based on the pre-Lenten religious calendar and run for only a few days, St. Lucia's Carnival schedule runs for months.

Carnival celebrations kick off on Sunday May 26th and runs through Friday August 16th 
featuring parades, along with lots of local soca and calypso music. Learn more at or

Foxy Wooden Boat Regatta - B.V.I. May 24-26, 2013

Regional and international boats flock to the island of Jost Van Dyke every year for Foxy's Wooden Boat Regatta. 

This year will be the 38th Regatta for Foxy’s and the West End Yacht Club. This year a new  Classic Race for fiberglass boats over thirty years old has been added.

The regatta attracts around 30 to 50 boats every year, as well as hundreds of visitors who escape to BVI for sun, sea, good West Indian cuisine and non-stop live music all weekend.

St Thomas USVI Carnival - April 19-27, 2013 

St Thomas celebrates Carnival during the entire month of April, however the peak of activities are scheduled from April 19 -27. 

Events include a boat race, Greased Pig Contest,  Toddlers Derby, j'ouvert morning jump up, food fair, and competition to crown the King and Queen. 

USVI St John Carnival Jun 1-July 4, 2012  

St John USVI Festival "Carnival" is a month long string of activities including lots of music, parades, and Caribbean food. 

Actually the Carnival continues into July 3rd and 4th 
with the opening of the Festival Village & Cultural Day (Emancipation Day) and concludes with J'ouvert, one of the most popular events of Carnival. It is an early morning party July 4th as people dance through the streets behind their favorite bands, followed by a parade with lots of Moko Jumbies, floats and music. The evening ends with fireworks over the Cruz Bay Harbor.

Carnival time in the USVI -

Vincy Mas Carnival - St Vincent & The Grenadines - June 28-July 9, 2013

Carnival in St Vincent and the Grenadines is the multi island states premiere national cultural festival.

Vincy Mas is based on the islands African roots, borrowed European tradition, all mixed with Caribbean and local folk lore. 

Thousands of visitors attend annually, and of course many overseas based Vincentians return home for the festivities.  

Aruba Hi-Winds - July 2-8, 2013 

This is the 27th annual windsurfing and kite-boarding event on the island of Aruba. Visit the site for more info, video's and pics.

Montserrat Calabash Festival - July 14-21, 2013

This unique festival was named after the calabash fruit which was traditionally used to produce eating utensils, musical instruments and decorative items. Calabash features a variety of events - Calabash Jog & Stroll, Calabash Hike & Coconut Water Event, Island Boat Tour, 11/11 Cricket Match, a Grand Food Fair, Gospel Concert, Lecyure Series, and a Designer fashion Hair & Nail show.

Puerto Rico Salsa Congress - July 23-27, 2013

This decades old annual event is considered to be one of the worlds greatest salsa festivals, and always attracts some of the worlds best salsa stars and performers. 

Take part in some of the best salsa workshops, witness amazing performances and dance the night away in the heat of San Juan.

Check out previous post for additional events in Tobago, Grenada, St Lucia, Aruba, BVI, St Kitts, Dominica and Jamaica

For a listing of popular Caribbean island events from Jan-Dec, visit our site

Happy Travels,
Travel 2 the Caribbean

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