On Island Festivals and Events

2016 Festivals and Events

 

January 24-30

44th 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)

February 6

33rd Annual 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 13

Mr. & Miss Talented Teen Pageant

 

Feb. 25-28

Anguilla Fashion Expo

Get up to speed with the emerging fashion trends; three days of essential classes in the Model and Fashion industry by world renowned regional and international members of the fashion trade.

February 27-28

Annual Flower and Garden Show

Two days of flower displays and competitions on the grounds of Wallblake House. (11:00 am – 6:00 pm)

March 2

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)

March 6 – 13

3rd Annual Women’s Week

Features radio interviews with 15 women in the Anguillian community discussing their successes, challenges and ability to stay motivated despite obstacles. Events include an International Women’s Day reception sponsored by Her Excellency, the Governor, Ms. Christina Scott.

March 

Agricultural Open Day

Sale of Local produce, agricultural, Live-stock displays and demonstrations. Local and regional String Band music, event on the grounds of the Agriculture Department.

March 25

Good Friday

A day of church services for all denominations throughout the island. (Various times)

March 26-27

Festival Del Mar, Easter Saturday & Sunday

Celebrating all things of the sea in the beautiful fishing village of Island Harbour. Deep Sea fishing competition, 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)

March 28

Easter Monday Boatrace

A – Class Egbert Connor Boatrace at Sandy Ground (2:00pm)

April 21-24

26th 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)

May 2

Labour Day

Public Holiday. Fun Sports Day amongst Government Departments and Private sector companies. James Ronald Webster Park.

May 5

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.

May 6-8

14th 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)

May 16

Whit Monday (Public Holiday)

Welches Fest

Welches Fest takes place in the ball field in Welches Village. 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 – 8:00pm)

May 19-22

5th 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.

May 20

The Underground Spoken Word Finale

Young independent Anguillian poets performing with regional and international spoken word Artistes, at Darvins Place, The Overlook, Back Street South Hill.

May 28

Valley Street Festival

Local vendors, Farmers Association, Scouts and Guides, Anguilla National Culinary & Arts Association and the Department of Youth & Culture in partnership with the Anguilla Tourist Board and bring this event to the area of the Peoples Market with Domino, face painting, live music games and a cycling competition. (10:00am – 6:00pm)

May 30

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.

June 10 – 12

Cuisinart Golf Resort & Spa Anguilla Open Golf Tournament

June 13

Celebration of the Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen

Public Holiday. All uniformed organizations parade at James Ronald Webster Park in the morning and cocktails are served in the evening at Government House to invited guests

A Village Ting

A cultural Festival held at one of our heritage sites “the ole East End School” Celebrating games and food of yesteryear

July 17

John T. Memorial Cycling Race

16th Annual Cycling Race held in honour of John Thomas with participation from regional and international cyclists. (10:00 am – until).

July 24

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 28 – August 7

Anguilla Summer Festival

Forty three years of carnival, celebrating Boatrace, pageants, and street activities. (various starting times at LBCC). For the full line up click here….

July 30

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)

August 1

August Monday J’ouvert Morning, Emancipation Day

Caribbean Beach Party (Sandy Ground)
Taking to the streets in the Valley at 4:30 am and reveling to Sandy Ground accompanied by the local for the A & B Class Boatraces and the Caribbean Beach Party. (4:30 -11:00am)

August 4

August Thursday

A day for picnics and family reunions and A & B class Boatraces at Maundays Bay. (2:00 pm. – until)

August 5

Grand Parade of Troupes (Constitution Day)

Troupes from villages all over the island come together on the last Friday of Summer Festival to parade through the streets of the Valley. Colourful costumes depicting cultural and fantasy themes and the winner of Road March is announced. (1:00 pm -9:00pm)

November 11-13

Sandy Island Dance Music Festival

Deejays from all over the world and region are invited to Anguilla to be part of a three day festival that celebrates “living in the sun”.  Day time events will be hosted on Sandy Island from 10am to 4pm and night time events will be hosted at local Hot Spots by local event partners from 10pm to 4 am.

November 12-19

International Tennis Federation (ITF) Junior Championships Games (hosted by Anguilla Tennis Academy)

 

November 26

Valley Street Festival (as part of Tourism Week)

Local vendors, Farmers Association, Scouts and Guides and the Department of Youth & Culture in partnership with the Anguilla Tourist Board bring this event to the area of the Agriculture Grounds with Domino, face painting, live music and games. (10:00am-6:00pm).

Nov 26 – Dec 3

Tourism Week

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.

November 28

Anguilla’s Optimists Race against Aids

Public awareness campaign to raise funds for AIDS related services.

December 2

Anguilla Hotel & Tourism Gala

Gala Event to award industry Partners

Dec 17 – Jan 3

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

Festival of Lights illuminating the entire Coronation Avenue. Christmas season activities at the Trough in the Valley

December 19

National Hero’s and Heroines’ Day

A government sanction holiday to honour our past and present heroes of the Anguilla revolution, plans for this day are still been made by the committee.

December 26

Christmas Day Holiday

Official Holiday for Christmas

December 27

Boxing Day Holiday

Official Holiday for Boxing Day

January 2, 2017

New Year’s Day Holiday

Official Holiday for New Year’s Day

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