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Festivals and Events

Let Her Inspire You

Festivals and Events

On this island, there’s always a party happening somewhere. Events in Saint Lucia range from weekly street jump-ups and fish fries to rich cultural celebrations and vibrant music festivals. You can experience incredible traditions and learn about local heritage, all while having the time of your life.

For those who feel compelled to compete even on vacation, the island hosts a triathlon called the TRI Saint Lucia. The island also is the finishing point for the world-renowned Atlantic Rally for Cruisers sailing event. There’s never any shortage of fun and exciting activities, no matter when you choose to visit.

Nobel Laureate WeekJanuary

Saint Lucia sets one week each year to celebrate the achievements of our two noble laureates – Sir Arthur Lewis who won the Nobel Prize in Economics (1979) and Sir Derek Walcott who won the Nobel Prize in Literature (1992). A series of panel discussions, workshops and exhibitions highlight the achievements of the Laureates

Independence Day February 22nd

In 2019 Saint Lucia will celebrate the 40th Independence Anniversary. Each year Saint Lucians celebrate with activities held throughout the island. In celebration of the 40th milestone an exciting calendar of events is planned.

Saint Lucia Jazz May 5th – 12th

A celebration of Saint Lucian, Caribbean and international jazz music. The Saint Lucia Jazz Festival offers a series of concerts, educational activities targeted at Saint Lucian and visiting musicians, and culminates in a major open-air concert at the historic Pigeon Island National Landmark on Mothers’ Day.

This Years Jazz Events

may, 2019

FeaturedSaint Lucia JazzMay 4th - 12thEvent Type :Saint Lucia Jazz Festival,Summer Festival

fri03may5:00 pm11:59 pmWest Coast Jazz 2019May 3rdAnse La Raye Play FieldEvent Type :Saint Lucia Jazz Festival

sun05may3:00 pm12:00 amJazz At The VillageRudy John Beach ParkEvent Type :Saint Lucia Jazz Festival

wed08may6:00 pm7:00 pmJazz CruiseThe PearlEvent Type :Saint Lucia Jazz Festival

wed08may9:00 pm10:00 pmJazz CruiseGros Islet ParkEvent Type :Saint Lucia Jazz Festival

thu09may7:00 pm12:00 amAn Evening w/ St. Lucia School of MusicMay 9thIGY Rodney Bay MarinaEvent Type :Saint Lucia Jazz Festival

thu09may8:00 pm12:00 amGregory Porter with special guestThe Ramp On Rodney BayEvent Type :Saint Lucia Jazz Festival

thu09may8:00 pm12:00 amRussell Hall’s Family BandMay 9thGros Islet ParkEvent Type :Saint Lucia Jazz Festival

fri10may10:00 am12:00 amEtienne Charles & Creole SoulMay 10thGros Islet ParkEvent Type :Saint Lucia Jazz Festival

fri10may8:00 pm12:00 amNina And Me - TributeMay 10thThe Ramp On Rodney BayEvent Type :Saint Lucia Jazz Festival

fri10may9:00 pm11:00 pmPatrick Bartley's Dreamweaver SocietyMay 10thIGY Rodney Bay MarinaEvent Type :Saint Lucia Jazz Festival

sat11may5:00 am10:00 pmDianne ReevesMay 11thThe Ramp On Rodney BayEvent Type :Saint Lucia Jazz Festival

Fishermen’s Feast (Fête Pêche)June 29th

Each year on the last Sunday in June Saint Lucian Fisherman celebrate Fête Pêche. This thanksgiving celebration includes church services and various activities island wide.

Saint Lucia CarnivalJune-July (Culminating July 12th – 16th)

A variety of competitions including the ever-popular Power and Groovy Monarch, Senior and Junior Panoramas (Steel Pan Competitions), and the Inter-Commercial House Calypso completion, dozens of community events, and of course a continuous calendar of parties and fetes. The season culminates in an exciting, fun-filled two-day street parade of live bands and DJ music, stunning Carnival costumes and the joyous and energetic revelry typical of Caribbean carnivals. This is a very special celebration of Caribbean history, culture and creativity. Under the leadership of the Cultural Development Foundation and in collaboration with all stakeholders, Saint Lucia Carnival is recognized as one of the top Carnivals in the Caribbean and becomes a more vibrant and creative event each year.

This Years Carnival Events

June

june, 2019

fri14jun1:27 pm1:27 pmRemedyPigeon Island BeachEvent Type :Saint Lucia Carnival

sat15jun9:00 pmFetelandEvent Type :Saint Lucia Carnival

sat22jun8:00 pmSensationEvent Type :Saint Lucia Carnival

sat29jun9:00 amDrip BoatrideEvent Type :Saint Lucia Carnival

July

july, 2019

sat06jul8:00 pmSOSSoca or SufferEvent Type :Saint Lucia Carnival

wed10jul2:00 pmHeellooooArrivals Pool Side EventHarbor Club, Curio Collection By HiltonEvent Type :Saint Lucia Carnival

wed10jul8:00 pmFamaylayPigeon IslandEvent Type :Saint Lucia Carnival

thu11jul2:00 pm9:00 pmEscapeStony HillEvent Type :Saint Lucia Carnival

fri12jul9:00 pmColor Me RedPigeon IslandEvent Type :Saint Lucia Carnival

sat13jul2:00 amMessEvent Type :Saint Lucia Carnival

sun14jul4:00 amIndulgence Presents: Neon CouturePigeon Island Sea SideEvent Type :Saint Lucia Carnival

sun14jul5:00 amJab JabEvent Type :Saint Lucia Carnival

sun14jul9:00 pmIgnite St. LuciaGaiety GardensEvent Type :Saint Lucia Carnival

wed17jul8:00 pmLas Lap MasEvent Type :Saint Lucia Carnival

 

Mercury FestJuly 19th – 20th

Mercury Fest – The Ultimate Beach Party is one of the most anticipated events of the summer. Thousands of people arrive from our sister islands Martinique and Guadeloupe as well as further afield for this 2-day beach party at Pigeon Island National Landmark. Beach, boats, bikinis, floaties and live concerts by international superstars, what could be better?!

La Rose Flower FestivalAugust 30th

This cultural event is one of the two Flower Festivals – “La Rose” and “La Marguerite” held annually in observance of Saint Lucia’s rich cultural memory, history and heritage. These two Flower festivals depict a historical rivalry among communities whose members sing the virtues of their flowers. “La Rose” members pledge their allegiance to the rose by dressing in red and creating flamboyant displays made of roses.

Roots & Soul Festival August 23rd – 25th

A festival dedicated to musicians who are setting new trends in reggae, conscious hip-hop, Afropunk and R&B, with performances, master classes and encounters between artists and other actors in the music business. Like Saint Lucia Jazz, there will be free and paying concerts, in various parts of the island, culminating at the Pigeon Island National Landmark.

This Years Roots & Soul Festival

August

august, 2019

FeaturedRoots & Soul FestivalAugust 23rd – 25thEvent Type :Saint Lucia Roots & Soul,Summer Festival

fri23augAll DayPerformance Poetry in Gros IsletEvent Type :Saint Lucia Roots & Soul

sat24augAll DayPigeon Island National LandmarkEvent Type :Saint Lucia Roots & Soul

sun25augAll DayPigeon Island National LandmarkEvent Type :Saint Lucia Roots & Soul

Dive Fest September 8th to 14th

Saint Lucia is one of the most scenic islands in Caribbean with world-class dive sites and snorkeling just off shore. There is endless beauty beneath the surface with rainbow colour reefs and abundant marine life. In September, Saint Lucia will host the third annual Dive Fest Saint Lucia highlighting the Saint Lucian Dive experience.

Food & Rum Festival September 19th – 22nd

This gastronomic event to attract the best chefs, wine connoisseurs, rum fanatics and food critics from the Caribbean and internationally. Inspired in part by the outstanding achievements of Chefs Nina Compton, Shorne Benjamin and Doran Payne, this unique event promotes Saint Lucian and other Caribbean rums, restaurants, chefs, and regionally manufactured food and drink products to a regional and international audience. The excitement includes with cooking demonstrations, rum tasting, wine tasting, celebrity chef dinners and community culinary experiences, all this accompanied by musical and other artistic performances by from Saint Lucia and further afield.

Creole Heritage MonthOctober 18th – 20th

In 1981, Saint Lucia celebrated Creole Day for the first time. Since then this celebration of French Creole Heritage has extended into a month of music, dance, cuisine, art and other cultural expression. The event is a celebration of the richness and diversity of Saint Lucia’s cultural, ethnic and artistic heritage. With musical, theatrical and other performances, seminars and lectures, a variety of culinary experiences, street parties, art exhibitions, the Festival culminates on the weekend of October 27 with the celebration of International Creole Day (Jounen Kweyol) in various communities throughout the island.

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La Marguerite Flower Festival October 17th

Many Saint Lucians observe the day as Fete La Marguerite. This is the second of the two flower festivals held annually. Members of each flower pledge allegiance??unique cultural events in the life and history of Saint Lucia. La Marguerite members dress in the colour purple and create displays of the Marguerite flower in addition to singing their traditional songs.

Mango Bowl Regatta November 29th – December 1st

A small but growing 3-day event held in Rodney Bay each year. Regatta Classes include a Cruising Class, and several Racing Classes including J24 and Surprise.

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Saint Lucia Bill Fish Tournament October 29th – November 2nd

The Saint Lucia Game Fishing Association in collaboration with the IGY Rodney Bay Marina hosts its annual Saint Lucia International Bill Fish Tournament at IGY Rodney Bay Marina. The Tournament attracts over 130 anglers to the island onboard vessels from the United Kingdom, United States, Antigua, Martinique, Barbados, Grenada and Trinidad and Tobago along with hoist country Saint Lucia. For further information: Email slgfa@758@gmail.com

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ARC Flotilla – Saint LuciaNovember 24th

This symbolic event celebrates the start of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers from Las Palmas, Gran Canaria to Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia. The ARC Flotilla leaves Castries Harbour at the same time as the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers sets off in Gran Canaria, and travels to the Rodney Bay Marina for fun day of food, drink and a live concert.

Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC)November 24th – December

This annual transatlantic sailing competition for racer and cruiser yachts started since 1986. The ARC commences at the end of November in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and ends at the IGY Marina, Rodney Bay in Saint Lucia in early December. The ARC is the largest transoceanic sailing event in the world and regularly attracts over 200 yachts. A host of activities and cultural events are planned for the visiting yachtsmen taking place in the IGY Marina and in the town of Gros Islet.

National Day – Festival of Lights & Renewal December 13th

The Festival of Light is celebrated on National Day, December 13th, the Feast of Saint Luce, Patron Saint of Light. The festival celebrates the triumph of light over darkness, good overcoming evil and the renewal of life. The celebrations start in the first week of December with a stunning Lantern Competition. They culminate on the eve of Saint Lucia Day, December 12th with the Parade of Lanterns in the streets of Castries, accompanied by a Christmas show and the illumination of the lights in the Derek Walcott Square in Central Castries, and finally a fireworks display.

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