On Island Festivals and Events 2013
“The Event” European Celebrity Golf Tournament at the Cuisinart Golf Resort & Spa
Jan 27 – Feb 2
41st Anniversary of Police Week
Week of activities and awareness talks throughout the island at the various schools. Concerts, car raffle with dinner & dance to round off the entire week. (Activities start at various times)
Ms. Valentine Pagean
Pageant takes Place @ LBCC with contestant from the ALHCS (8:00)
Community Foundation Classical Concert
The Anguilla Community Foundation invite musician from all over the world to perform at the Bethel Methodist Church to raise funds for their charitable organization. (7:30 – 9:00)
St. Gerard’s Garden Party
Hosted on the Grounds of historic Wallblake House, showcasing food from other islands prepared by members of St. Gerard’s congregation live music and dancing.(7:30 – until)
February 21 – 24 24th
Annual Moonsplash Festival
Takes place at the Dune Preserve on Rendezvous Bay, normally around the first full moon before Easter. The concerts are hosted by Anguilla’s very own Bankie Banx, featuring internationally-acclaimed and regional recording artiste from around the world. 8:00 pm – until)
February 23 & 26
Annual Flower and Garden Show
Two days of flower displays and competitions on the grounds of Wallblake House. (11:00 am – 6:00 pm)
James Ronald Webster Day
Speeches and tributes to the Father of the Nation (James Ronald Webster) takes place at Webster’s Park. (8:00am – noon)
A day of church services for all denominations throughout the island. (Various times)
March 30 & 31
Festival Del Mar, Easter Saturday & Sunday
Celebrating all things of the sea in the beautiful fishing village of Island Harbour. Deep Sea fishing competition, Boatracing, swimming races, crab races and culinary competition, and live string band music are all part of the activities for this two day event. (10:00 am – 11:00 pm)
Easter Monday Boatrace
A – Class Egbert Connor Boatrace at Sandy Ground (2:00pm)
National Day of Prayer
Marks the beginning of the month-long Anguilla Day Celebrations to commemorate the revolution of 1967. An entire day of prayer at the House of Assembly, at churches and other public places throughout the island.
World Vin Cup Life-Style Regatta
Competitive games between the various on island social clubs
at the Ronald Webster Park, also known as Fun Day. (10:00 am – until)
May 10, 11 & 12th
Annual Anguilla Yacht Regatta
Yacht racing between the regional racing fraternity with a
local B class boatrace normally on the last day of regatta.
(various starting times)
2nd Annual “Anguilla Lit Fest:
A Literary Jollification” – Celebrate the literary heritage of Anguilla and find yourself inspired by three days of informative workshops, stimulating seminars and exciting literary presentations by leading authors from America, Canada, the Caribbean and host nation Anguilla, all against the backdrop of Anguilla’s splendid white sand beaches and tranquil turquoise waters.
Anguilla Day Celebrations
The most significant holiday on the Anguillian calendar of events, and culmination of the month long celebrations to commemorate Anguilla Day and the round the Island boatrace.
Celebration of the Birthday of Her Majesty The Queen
All uniformed organizations parade at James Ronald Webster Park and cocktails are served in the evening at Government House to invited guests.
Annual Miss “Tiny Tott” Pageant
Part of the Pre Summer Festival events.
This pageant takes place at LBCC for girls ranging from 5 – 8 years old. (5:00 pm – until)
July 6 & 7
14th Annual John T. Memorial Cycling Race & Valley Street Festival
Annual Race held over a two day period with participation from regional and international cyclists. Valley Street Festival in the area of the People market (10:00 am – 6:00pm). Sting Band Music and local produce.
July 26- Aug 11
Anguilla Summer Festival
Forty six years of celebrating Anguilla’s National Sport, Boatracing, by day, and traditional carnival activities by night: pageants, calypso competitions, Band Clash competitions, and street dancing and revelry (various starting times at LBCC).
South Valley Community Street Fair
Members of the South Valley Community unite and produce a fair with local food, cooking competitions and music. (8:00 am – 6:00 pm)
J’ouvert Morning, August Monday Emancipation Day
Take to the streets in the Valley at 4:30 am and dance your way down to Sandy Ground to the pulsating rhythms of Anguilla’s superlative Soca Bands. Enjoy A & B Class Boatraces as you experience the #1 Beach Party in the entire Caribbean. (4:30 -11:00 pm)
A day for picnics and family reunions and A & B class Boatraces at Meads Bay. (11:00 am. – until)
Grand Parade of Troupes
Revellers from villages all over the island are joined by visitors from around the Caribbean and beyond for the grand parade through the streets of the Valley. Colourful costumes depicting cultural and fantasy themes abound, and the winner of the Road March Band competition is announced. (1:00 pm -9:00pm)
Nov 30 –Dec 6
Includes Valley Street Festival and Cultural Fair, Church Service, school and industry-wide educational activities, and climaxes with the AHTA Grand Gala and Awards banquet.
Anguilla’s Optimists Race against Aids
Public awareness campaign to raise funds for AIDS related services.
Welches Fest takes place on the ball field in Welches Village on Whit Monday, a religious and Public Holiday. Starting around 5:30 am you can have an old-fashioned breakfast of flour pap to start your day. All things at this fest are of yesteryear including Food, toys and games and music. (5:30 am – 8:00pm)
Festival of Lights & Christmas Tree Lighting
Lighting of Mahogany trees on Coronation Avenue and the old Valley Well area, serenading barbeques and string band competitions among other activities. Organized by the Valley Community Club.
Festival De Noel
Competitions and pageants held on the ground of the Old East End school. Organized by the East End community
National Hero’s and Heroines’ Day
A government-sanctioned public holiday to honour our past and present heroes of the Anguilla Revolution.