Calendar of Events on Anguilla

There Are So Many Festivals and Events on Anguilla

Calendar of Events on Anguilla in 2017

Jan 20 - 2845th Anniversary of Police Week
A 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 11Miss Talented Teen Pageant.
ALHCS Valentines Pageant, hosted at the Landsome Bowl Cultural Centre in the Valley.
February 25Annual Flower and Garden Show
One day of flower displays and competitions on the grounds of Wallblake House (11:00am - 6:00pm)
Feb 23 - 264rd Annual Anguilla Fashion Expo
For those of you who love fashion, design, photography, and beauty, the Anguilla Fashion Expo is a marvelous opportunity to combine all of these aspects in the “Tranquility Wrapped in Blue” of the Caribbean Sea.
March 2James Ronald Webster Day 8:00am – noon
Public Holiday Speeches and tributes to the Father of the Nation (James Ronald Webster) takes place at Old East End School and Grounds.
March 434th Annual St. Gerard's Garden Party
Hosted at a venue to be announced, showcasinh cuisine from other island prepared by members of St. Geraud's congregation; live music and dancing (6:30PM - ?)
March 5 - 12Annual 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 and Women’s Empowerment Luncheon hosted by CuisinArt Golf Resort and Spa.
March TBAAgricultural Open Day
Sale of local agricultural produce, live-stock displays and demonstrations. Local and regional String Band music. On the grounds of the Agriculture Department.
March 9-12th27th Annual Moonsplash Music Festival 8:00 pm – until
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.
April 14Good Friday
Public Holiday. A day of church services for all denominations throughout the island. (Various times)
April 15-1610th Annual Festival Del Mar
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. B-Class boatrace on Saturday and A-Class boatrace on Sunday (10:00am - 6:00pm)
April 17Easter Monday Boatrace 2:00pm
Public Holiday. A-Class Egbert Connor Boatrace at Sandy Ground.
TBATaste of Anguilla
The Anguilla Culinary team will host a fundraiser at a venue TBD from 7 - 10pm. This event consists of Anguilla's most celebrated restaurants with drinks from Rum Punches to Mojito. Come out and support the Anguilla Culinary Team 2017 (7:00 - 10:00pm)
May 1Labour Day 10:00 am until
Public Holiday. Fun Sports Day amongst Government Departments and Private sector companies. James Ronald Webster Park
May 4National 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, churches and other public places throughout the island.
May 12, 13 & 1415th 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 14Culinary Team Mother’s Day Brunch
Hosted at a four Season's Coba Restaurant. Come and let the team pamper your Mother. Seating’s from 11:30 am-1 pm and 1:30pm to 3:00 pm.
May 18 - 216th 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 30Anguilla Day Celebrations
Public Holiday. 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 boat race.
May 31Around the Island Boat Race
Featuring A-Class Boats starts and ends in Sandy Ground (10:00am - 6:00pm)
June 5Welches Fest
Public Holiday. Welches Fest takes place on the ball field in Welches Village. Starting around 5:30 am you can have an old fashioned breakfast of “flour pap” (a type of porridge) to start your day. All things at this fest are of yesteryear, including food, drinks, toys, games and music (5:30am - 8:00pm). Whit Monday A Class Boatrace at Sandy Ground
June 11 - 184th Annual Men’s Week
Features radio interviews with 15 men in the Anguillian community discussing their accomplishments, trials and ability to stay encouraged despite hurdles. Events include a Father and Son Prayer Breakfast in recognition of Father’s Day and a Men’s Networking Luncheon hosted by CuisinArt Golf Resort and Spa.
June 19Celebration 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 Class Boatrace at Crocus Bay
June 19A Village Ting
A cultural festical held at one of our heritage sites "the ole East End School" celebrating games and food of yesteryear.
June 23 - 25Chamber of Commerce Sponsored Cuisinart Golf Resort & Spa Anguilla Open Golf Tournament
June 24Fisherman's Day
A seven day celebration in the Caribbean Region of Fisheries, in the honour of St. Peter, a fisherman and Apostle of Jesus Christ. The crowning of "Fisherman of the Year". The activities climax at the Agricultural Ground where fish dishes and fresh fish can be purchased.
July 16John T. Memorial Cycling Race 10:00 am – until
Annual Race held over a two day period with participation from regional and international cyclists.
July 1616th Annual Miss “Tiny Tot” Pageant
Part of the Pre Summer Festival events.
This pageant takes place at LBCC for girls ranging from 8 – 9 years old. Fun evening for children with Cartoon Characters.
July 30Peter Perkins Boatrace
A Class race at Sandy Ground
Aug 3 - 13Anguilla Summer Festival
Forty three years of carnival activities by night, and traditional Boatracing by day, pageantry, music and street dancing. (various starting times at LBCC, and Anguilla’s spectacular beaches. (5:30pm - ?)
Aug 5South Valley Community Street Fair 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Members of the South Valley Community unite and produce a fair with local food, cooking competitions and music.
Aug 6Heineken Boatrace
A & B Class races in Sandy Ground
August 7August Monday J’ouvert Morning, Emancipation Day
Caribbean Beach Party (Sandy Ground) 4:30am -2:00am

Public Holiday. Taking to the streets in the Valley at 4:30 am and reveling to Sandy Ground accompanied by the leading local bands.

Then it’s the A & B Class Boatraces and the hottest Caribbean Beach Party.
August 8August Tuesday Boatrace
A Class race from Sandy Ground to Island Harbour
August 9NCBA Boatrace
A Class race from Sandy Ground to Blowing Point and back
August 10August Thursday
Public Holiday. A day for picnics and family reunions and the ATB-sponsored A & B Class Boatraces at Meads Bay, with Live Entertainment (2:00pm - ?)
August 11Grand Parade of Troupes (Constitution Day) 1:00 pm -9:00pm
Public Holiday. 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.
August 13Champion of Champions Boatrace
A & B Class races at Sandy Ground.
August 20Captains Cup
A Class race at Sandy Ground.
TBAInternational Tennis Federation (ITF) Junior Championships Games.
Hosted at the Anguilla Tennis Academy.
November 24-26Sandy Island presents "Living in the Sun"
Deejays from all over the world and region are invited to Anguilla to be a part of a 3 day dance music 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 4:00am.
Nov 25 – Dec 1016 Days of Activism
Includes Gender Affairs Unit events in recognition of promoting social justice and human rights in Anguilla; encouraging community service, eliminating poverty and hunger, and ending all forms of violence and discrimination.
Nov 26 Dec 2Tourism Week
Includes Valley Street Festival and Taste of the Islands, Church Service, school and industry-wide awareness and educational activities, and climaxes with the AHTA Grand Gala and Awards banquet.
Nov 25Valley Street Festival (as part of Tourism Week)
Local vendors, Farmers Association, Scouts and Guides and the Department of Youth and Culture in partnership with the Anguilla Tourist Board bring this event to the Agricultural Grounds with Domino, face painting, live music and games (10:00am - 6:00pm)
Nov 25Anguilla's Optimists Race Against Aids
Public awareness initiative to raise awareness and funds for AIDS related services.
TBAAnguilla Hotel & Tourism Gala
Gala Event to award industry Partners
December 105th Annual Fundraising Golf Tournament
Event at the CuisinArt Golf Club Resort & Spa. Sponsored by the Anguilla Chamber of Commerce.
December TBAFestival De Noel
Competitions and pageants held on the ground of the Old East End school.
December TBAAnnual Christmas Tree Lighting
Festival of Lights illuminating the entire Coronation Avenue. Christmas season activities at the Trough in the Valley
December 12-194th Annual South Hill Christmas Experience
A celebration of Christmas traditions and culinary treats next to the South Hill Village Community Rock Oven.
December 19National Hero’s and Heroines’ Day
Public Holiday. Honouring our past and present heroes and heroines of the 1967 Anguilla revolution.
December 25Christmas Day
Public Holiday
December 26Boxing Day
Public Holiday