Calendar of Events on Anguilla

There Are So Many Festivals and Events on Anguilla

Calendar of Events on Anguilla in 2018

April 2Public Holiday
Easter Monday Boat Races - 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)
April 4 to 6Kidz Kare Eggstravaganza
April 6 to 7Spring Fling
Klassique Ole Timers Carnival Group
May 1Labour Day 10:00 am until
Public Holiday. Fun Sports Day amongst Government Departments and Private sector companies. James Ronald Webster Park
May 5Uber Soca Cruise World Tour
at Ocean Echo
May 17 to 202018 Anguilla Lit Fest
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 21Welches 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
May 24 to 27Thrilla In Anguilla
Summer Kick-off Party at The Reef May 24
May 25 to 27 2018 Anguilla Fashion Expo
May 30Around the Island Boat Race
Featuring A-Class Boats starts and ends in Sandy Ground (10:00am - 6:00pm)
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.
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 2ACOCI Starry Night Dinner & Dance
May 10West Fest Boat Race
Class A Boat Races at Long Bay Village
June 11Celebration 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 22 to 24Rendezvous Blues Fest
June 2228th 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.
July 14SXM Fete Boat Races (Class B)
July 1517th 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 21SXM Fete Boat Races (Class B)
July 28Wet Fete 6
July 29Peter Perkins Boatrace
A Class race at Sandy Ground
August 1Summer Fest Opening Night
August 5Absolut Boatrace
A & B Class races
August 6Heineken Boatrace
A & B Class races in Sandy Ground
August 6August 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 7August Tuesday Boatrace
A Class race from Sandy Ground to Island Harbour
August 8August Wednesday Boatrace
August 9August 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 10Grand 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 11Eyes Wide Shut
at Sandy Ground
August 11Anguilla Poker Run
August 12Champion of Champions Boatrace
A & B Class races at Sandy Ground.
August 19Constitution DayPublic Holiday
TBDTourism 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.
TBDValley 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)
TBAAnguilla Hotel & Tourism Gala
Gala Event to award industry Partners
December TBAFestival De Noel
Competitions and pageants held on the ground of the Old East End school.
December 19Separation Day
Public Holiday
December TBAAnnual Christmas Tree Lighting
Festival of Lights illuminating the entire Coronation Avenue. Christmas season activities at the Trough in the Valley
December 25Christmas Day
Public Holiday
December 26Boxing Day
Public Holiday