Just when you thought that it was all centered about Gros Islet, we are pleased to offer you an attractive alternative. The Village of Anse-la-Raye, located on the west coast just south of Castries offers the alternate Friday Party with its Seafood Friday. Traditionally a fishing village, Anse-la-Raye offers the spoils of its labour to all visitors. Whether you crave the catch of the day or desire a delightful delicacy such as squid, octopus, shrimp or lobster, your taste is sure to be satisfied. Not to be outdone Anse-La-Raye also boasts its ability to get you grooving to a wide variety of Caribbean music. Anse-la-Raye, definitely another hot spot every Friday night…(This Month the dates for this event are 4, 11, 18, and 25)
Gros Islet Friday Night Street Party
The longest running street party in St. Lucia, the Gros Islet Friday Night Street Party is a hot spot for locals and visitors alike. With the pulsating rhythms echoing from the speakers of the islands DJs and the occasional appearance of local artists, one would be hard pressed not to enjoy themselves and even more so not to move to the infectious bass lines that accompany our Caribbean music. Everyone knows that dancing on an empty stomach is not cool. You can find a variety of Bar-Be-Que grills serving mouthwatering local cuisine including chicken, pork and sea food. One thing’s for sure, Gros Islet Friday Night is a must-stop for any visitor who loves to party. (This Month the dates for this event are 4, 11, 18, and 25)
Dennery Fish Festival
On the east coast of the island another village with a fishing heritage attempts to keep our island in perfect symmetry as it too offers its Fish Festival. The general ambiance here is in keeping with that of Gros Islet and Anse-la-Raye with the main difference being the night of the week. The visitor is greeted by the sea breeze which ushers the tantalizing aroma of the myriad of sea offerings prepared by the villagers. The musical accompaniment with a definite preference to Soca, Dancehall (reggae) and some R&B perfectly adds to the atmosphere to make this festival a wonderful experience for any patron. (The dates of this event for this month are 5, 12, 19, and 26)
Rotary Club of Saint Lucia Gros Islet Golf Tournament
A one day tournament where all proceeds are donated to Rotary Club projects. To find out more about participating in this event, contact the Rotary Club of Gros Islet or Mike Thom at (758)452-0865. Held the first Saturday in November.
20 to Dec 17
Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC)
The Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) is an annual transatlantic sailing competition for racer and cruiser yachts since 1986. ARC starts at the end of November in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and ends before Christmas at the IGY Rodney Bay Marina in Saint Lucia.
The ARC is the largest transoceanic sailing event in the world and regularly attracts over 200 boats of many different shapes and sizes. The route takes between 14 and 21 days aided by trade winds, and covers over 2700 nautical miles.
Contact: The St. Lucia Tourist Board Vide Boutielle, Castries, St. Lucia. Tel. 758-452-4094 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saint Cecilia's Day
Saint Cecilia (Latin: Sancta Caecilia) is the patron saint of musicians and Church music. Her feast day is celebrated in the Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Eastern Catholic Churches on November 22. She is one of seven women, excluding the Blessed Virgin, commemorated by name in the Canon of the Mass. It was long supposed that she was a noble lady of Rome who, with her husband Valerian (us) and his brother Thateus, suffered martyrdom, c. 230, under the emperor Alexander Severus.