ANTIGUA ANNUAL ISLAND EVENTS & FESTIVALS11 clients selected.
Marketeers are referring to Antigua as the festival capital of the Caribbean, and they are not wrong. Whether is the craziness, colour and culture of carnival, the excitement of a fresh catch (and then eating it), or the sleek beauty of yachts up to 110 years old sailing by, there is surely something for everyone. On this page you will find links to all the key annual events on the Antigua Event Calendar. We update the dates as soon as they are confirmed, so keep checking back if your favourite event has a date T.B.C. If you want to keep up to date with island life and what is happening every week subscribe to our newsletter, or check out our what's on pages for listings of everything from where Happy Hour tonight is, to art shows, live music and fundraisers.
ANNUAL SEAFOOD FESTIVAL is an abundance of different seafood on display that tantalizes the taste buds. From crabs and conchs to fish and lobster, there is a dish to suit every taste.
ANTIGUA & BARBUDA INDEPENDENCE FESTIVAL Antigua gained total independence on November 1st 1981. The festival consists of a week of celebration, competitions, parades, expos and food fairs – for all Antiguans living both home and abroad and residents of Antigua, as well as visitors.
ANTIGUA & BARBUDA SPORT FISHING ASSOCIATION Information on the annual Antigua and Barbuda Sport Fishing Tournament held in June.
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA MANGO FESTIVAL A festival celebrating the mango fruit, that is plentiful in Antigua.
ANTIGUA CARNIVAL takes place for two weeks yearly at the end of July into early August, and is one huge party in the streets of St. John's the capital.
ANTIGUA CHARTER YACHT SHOW One of the largest Charter Yacht Shows in the World, marks the start of the Caribbean yachting season.
ANTIGUA CLASSIC YACHT REGATTA One of the most renowned yacht races in the world which takes place in April each year.
ANTIGUA SAILING WEEK One of the premier sailing regattas in the world, Antigua Sailing Week welcomes participants from all corners of the globe.
BARBUDA CARIBANA The island's carnival is always over the long Whit weekend and is five days full of pageantry, dance, calypso and fun.
CHRISTMAS IN ANTIGUA Christmas is a family holiday so locals cook and spend the day at home welcoming visitors. For visitors from far away who don't have family on the island there is a Champagne Party on Nelson's Dockyard.
WADADLI YOUTH PEN PRIZE a writing competition for Antiguan and Barbudan youths, debuted in 2004.