Island Events

The beach is just the beginning…book your holiday around some of the island’s best events and experience the culture of Antigua & Barbuda.

 

DECEMBER 2014:

Dec 5 – 11: 52nd Annual Charter Yacht Show

Dec 9: Heroes Day (Public Holiday)

Dec 25: Christmas Day (Public Holiday)

Dec 25: Nelson’s Dockyard Christmas Day Champagne Party

Dec 26: Boxing Day (Public Holiday)

Dec 31: Nelson’s Pursuit Race

 

JANUARY 2015:

Jan 1: Minival – New Year’s Day Cultural Parade (www.visitantiguabarbuda.com)

Jan 17: Antigua Yacht Club – Round the Island Race (www.antiguayachtclub.com)

Jan 17: EAG Hike to Fort Barrington (www.eagantigua.org)

Jan 29 – Feb 1: Super Yacht Challenge (www.thesuperyachtchallenge.com)

Jan 30: Art Exhibition at Sugar Ridge Club –  Artist & Photographer Emile Hill

Every Friday: Copper and Lumber Seafood Fridays

Every Sunday: Shirley Heights Sunday Sunset BBQ

 

FEBRUARY 2015:

Feb 6: Wobbly Boat Club Race (www.abma.ag)

Feb 1 – 8: Antigua Dragon Yacht Club Challenge (www.abma.ag)

Feb 13 – 15: Jolly Harbour Yacht Club Regatta (www.jollyharbourregatta.com)

Feb 20 – 27: Royal Ocean RacingClub (RORC) Caribbean 600 Race (www.caribbean600.rorc.org)

Feb 20 – 22: Antigua & Barbuda Open Golf Championship

Feb 21:  The Second Health and Wellness Street Festival

Feb 21: EAG Hike to Pinching Bay (www.eagantigua.org)

Feb 27: Art Exhibition at Sugar Club – Artist Jane Seagull

 

MARCH 2015:

Mar 1: Windies Legends Charity Cricket Challenge (www.libertasportsclub.com)

Mar 14 – 15: Antigua Yacht Club Annual Laser Open (www.antiguayachtclub.com)

Mar 21: EAG Hike to Santa Maria Hill (www.eagantigua.org)

Mar 28: AUA Rohr Tinman Triathlon (antiguatinmantriathlon.com)

Mar 27: Art Exhibition at Sugar Club – Artist Sarah Allan

Mar 28: Annual Flower & Garden Show (Antigua and Barbuda Horticultural Society) (www.antiguahorticulture.com)

 

APRIL 2015:

Apr 6: Antigua & Barbuda International Kite Festival

Apr 13 – 17: England vs. West Indies ODIs

Apr 15 – 20: Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta (www.antiguaclassics.com)

Apr 23: Guadeloupe to Antigua Race (www.sailingweek.com)

Apr 24: Yachting World Round Antigua Race (www.sailingweek.com)

Apr 25 – May 1: Antigua Sailing Week (www.sailingweek.com)

Apr 27: Art Exhibition at Sugar Club – Artist Sarah Allan

Apr 29: Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge

 

MAY 2015:

May 2: Dockyard Day

May 1 – 3: Nautical Music Festival (www.nauticalmusicfest.com)

May 21 – 22: Antigua & Barbuda Marlin Classic (www.antiguabarbudasportfishing.com)

May 22 – 24: Antigua & Barbuda Sport Fishing Tournament (www.antiguabarbudasportfishing.com)

May 22 – 25: Barbuda Caribana Celebrations

May 24: Antigua & Barbuda Half Marathon “Run in Paradise”

May 25: Annual Whit Monday 4 x 1.5 mile road relay (www.antiguasportscalendar.com)

 

JUNE 2015:

Antigua and Barbuda Romance Month

Jun 1 – 19 RIDE Antigua 2015 – Nonsuch Bay Kitesurfing Camp

Jun 3 – 5: Antigua Hotels & Tourist Association “Showcase Antigua & Barbuda” (www.antiguahotels.org)

Jun 20: EAG Tour through the Mangroves (www.eagantigua.org)

Jun 25: National Tourism Awards (www.antiguahotels.org)

 

JULY 2015:

Jul 26 – Aug 5: Antigua Carnival – The Caribbean’s Greatest Summer Festival (www.antiguacarnival.com)

Turtle Watching Season: July – October (www.eagantigua.org)

 

AUGUST 2015:

Aug 3: Carnival Monday (Public Holiday)

Aug 4:  Carnival Tuesday (Public Holiday)

Aug 15: EAG Hike to Indian Creek (www.eagantigua.org)

Aug 15 – 16: Antigua and Barbuda Mango Fest

 

SEPTEMBER 2015:

Sep 25 – 26: Francis Nunes Jr. Memorial Fishing Tournament & Seafood Festival

 

OCTOBER 2015:

Oct 23 – Nov 2: Independence Week of Activities (www.independence.gov.ag)

Oct 30: National Dress Day/Heritage Day

 

NOVEMBER 2015:

Nov 1: 34th Antigua & Barbuda Independence

Nov 2: Antigua & Barbuda Independence Ceremonial Parade and Independence Food Fair (Public Holiday)

Nov 6 – 7: Best in the West Fishing Tournament (www.antiguabarbudasportfishing.com)

Nov 21 – 22: Jolly Harbour Yacht Club Annual Regatta (www.jhycantigua.com)

Nov 28 – 29: Moods of Pan Festival

 

DECEMBER 2015:

Dec 9: V.C. Bird Snr. Day (Public Holiday)

Dec 4 – 10: 54th Antigua Charter Yacht Show (www.antiguayachtshow.com)

Dec 19, 26 & 27: Antigua Yacht Club HighTide Christmas Series (www.antiguayachtclub.com)

Dec 25: Christmas Day (Public Holiday)

Dec 25: Nelson’s Dockyard Christmas Day Champagne Party

Dec 31: Nelson’s Pursuit Race (www.antiguayachtclub.com)

Dec 31: Nelson’s Dockyard Old Year’s Night Party

Dec 31: Star-gazing and new moon with the EAG (www.eagantigua.org)