Antigua Carnival
Jul 26-Aug 5, 2014
Barbados Crop Over Festival  Jun 28-July 4, 2014
Bermuda Argo Group Gold Cup Oct  6-12, 2014
Dominican Merengue Festival
Jul 25-Aug 10, 2014
Dominican Republic Jazz Festival
Nov 6-9, 2014
Jamaica Reggae Sumfest
Jul 13-19, 2014
Puerto Rico Heineken JazzfestMarch 20-23, 2014
St Lucia Jazz Festival
April 30 - May 11, 2014
St Lucia Carnival
Carnival Launch
June 15, 2014
St. Vincent/ Grenadines  Carnival
Jun 27- Jul 8, 2014
Dominica World Creole Fest
Oct 31-Nov 2, 2014
Trinidad Festival of Lights
Nov 13, 2013
Trinidad Carnival
Carnival Season 2/28-3/4
Main - Mar 3-4, 2014
Tobago Heritage Festival
Jul 16-Aug 1, 2014
Trinidad Great Fete Weekend
Jul 30-Aug 3, 2014
Barbados Holetown Festival
Feb 9-16, 2014
Barbados  Oistins Fish Festival
Apr 19-21, 2014
St Martin/St. Maarten Carnival Apr 21 - May 5, 2014
St. Kitts/Nevis Carnival
Dec -Jan 2014
Junkanoo Carnival
Nassau
Dec 26, 2014 & Jan 1, 2015
St John, USVI Emancipation &  Independence Day
July 3 -4, 2014
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Trinidad's Carnival is the true definition of  "street party"  -  Five days leading up to Ash Wednesday, all vehicles are banished from center of Port of Spain.

All Caribbean islands have Carnival celebrations, however Trinidad takes CARNIVAL to another level of celebration.
Reggae Sumfest, Montego, Jamaica is the Reggae event of  the Summer held annually in July. Visitors travel from other Caribbean Islands, the US, Canada, England and Europe.
Trinidad's Divali, or Festival of  Lights, is one of the most anticipated events in Trinidad.

Although a Hindu festival, it is national holiday observed by people of all religions. The entire island is lit by candlelight  during the festival, and prayers are offered.
Junkanoo Carnival Party - Nassau, Bahamas - You can't resist the beat of the goat drum as the drummers call out for Junkanoo to begin.
Planning a vacation in conjunction with Caribbean Island Festivals or Carnivals is an opportunity to experience the unique cultural aspects of the islands, and have an enjoyable time. TBA = To Be Announced by Organizers
Description of  Popular Festivals
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Jamaican Musician plays drum before the Raggae Sumfest in Montego Bay. Raggae Sumfest is the Reggae event of the summer. Visitors travel from other Caribbean islands, the US, Canada, England and Europe. You can party and dance from July 20 straight to the 26th of July.
Music Festival Singer performs at Jamaica Caribbean Music Expo in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. There are many exhibitors, artists and beach parties during and after the Music Expo.
The St Lucia Jazz festival is one of the more popular music festivals in the Caribbean with top notch musicians from all over the world. Most of the visitors come from the US and Canada. The only other two jazz festivals that are as well attended are Puerto Rico Jazz Festival and the Barbados Jazz Festival. Air Jamaica and BET are the two main sponsors of the caribbean jazz festival.
Although a Hindu Festival, Trinidad's Festival of Lights is a national holiday observed by people of all religions. The entire island is lit by candlelight, and prayers are offered. The Festival of Lights, or Divali, is one of the most anticipated events on the island of Trinidad. The festival is an annual events and starts on October 25th of each year.
Jazz Sax Player performs during Barbados Jazz Festival. Barbados has one of the best attended jazz festivals along with St Lucia and Puerto Rico. Each year top name entertainment flocks to the island for the week long festivities. Top name performers such as Alicia Keys are always in attendance, and the 2005 festival was a tremendous success.
Curacao dancer displays colorful dress during the Curacao Jazz Festival held in may of every year. Curacao is home to the most diverse population in the Caribbean, and therefore has a diverse array of music and entertainment.
Merengue dancers take to the street of Santo Domingo during the Dominican Merengue Festival. The festival is a week long celebration, and the best parties are right in the streets. Top name Merengue Bands appear.
Jazz festival performer at Bermuda Jazz Festival, held at Navy Dockyard every year during October.
Cayman Islands Diving Festival attracts divers from around the world. The annual dive festival lasts for seven weeks and starts every year in September.
Festival and Carnival dates can change
from year to year due to a number of circumstances

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Parang Season Festival
Trinidad - End of Sept through Dec, 2014
Festival of Lights,Trinidad - Young girls preparing for celebration
Performer at Bermuda Jazz
Festival
Diver explores reefs - Cayman Dive Festival
St Lucia Jazz Festival - May
Curacao Jazz Festival Parade
Reggae Sumfest
Drummer
Barbados Jazz
Festival - Jan
Merengue Festival  Dancers
Caribbean
Music Expo
Bermuda Rugby Classic
Nov 8-15, 2014
Nine Mornings Festival
St. Vincent & the Grenadines
Dec 16-24, 2014
New Year Sailing Regatta
Bahamas  - Jan 1-2, 2014
Foxy Wooden Boat Regatta
B.V.I. May 24-26, 2014
Annual Billfish Tournament Puerto Rico
Sept 3-9, 2014
Aruba Soul Beach Music Festival - May 22 - 26, 2014
British Virgin Island Musicfest - Tortola - May 23-25, 2014
Fisherman's Birthday Celebration
Grenada - Jun 29, 2014
*New Years Sailing Regatta starts off  the coast of Nassau's Montagu Bay
30 - 40 ships compete in three classes.
Batabano Carnival - Caymans
May 4, 2014
St Lucia Marguerite Festival
Oct 17, 2014
Santa Rosa Festival
Trinidad and Tobago -
Aug 6-20, 2014
The Rose Festival St Lucia
Aug 30, 2014
Grenada's August Carnival is unique with the Shakespeare Mas in which brightly dressed Peirrots engage in a battle of wits using only lines from Shakespearean plays.

Carnival in Carriacou climaxes with two days of street parades and various competitions among calypsonians and masquerade bands.
Foxy's Wooden Boat Regatta, held annually on the smallisland of Jost Van Dyke, is one of the biggest eventsin the British Virgin Islands. It is a competitionthat allows wooden boats to rule the waves in an agewhere fibreglass and speed dominates.
British Virgin Island Regatta
Christmas Festival on Montserrat celebrates the birth of Jesus, and carnival merrymaking and a general atmosphere of goodwill. Families abroad reunite with loved ones at home to enjoy the festivities.
Montserrat Christmas Festival
Dec 25,26,27 & 31, 2014
San Sebastian Street Festival
San Juan - Jan 16-19, 2014
Jamaica Jazz Fest - Ocho Rios  Jun 8-14, 2014
Eleuthera, Bahamas
Pineapple Festival
The St Lucia Jazz Festival is the crown jewel of BET Jazz produced caribbean festivals with an expansive ten days of programming at various island venues including Pigeon Island national park. The park is a lovely, rolling acres of green grass overlooking the beautiful Caribbean Sea.
St Lucia Jazz Festival Crowd. Smooth jazz overlooking the sea.
Haile Selassie Anniversary Crowning - Nov 2, 2013 (International) Jamaica
The date of the coronation of Haile Selassie I, former Emperor of Ethiopia and central figure of the Rastafarian faith, is celebrated by Rastafarians throughout the world as one of the most sacred days of their calendar. Most Rastas in the Caribbean are on the island of Jamaica.
Haile Selassie Anniversary Crowning most sacred day for Rastafarians worldwide - Nov
Barbados Holders Festival
Mar 20-Apr 5, 2014
Caymans Pirates Week
Nov 2014 - TBA
Crop Over, a five-week summer festival,
is Barbados most popular carnival festival.

It's origins can be traced back to a time when Barbados was the world's largest producer of sugar. At the end of the sugar season, there was always a huge celebration to mark the end of another successful sugar cane harvest - the Crop Over celebration.
Nine Mornings Festival - Christmas celebrations begin early in St Vincent. From 16 December people get up in the early hours and parade through the streets of Kingstown in seasonal attire.
Christmas celebrations in The Bahamas would not be complete without Junkanoo bands "rushing" in the streets. Venture down to Bay Street in Nassau during the early morning hours of Boxing Day (the day after Christmas) and New Year's Day and behold this cornucopia of color and sound. The darkness of the early morning adds to the bewitching atmosphere. Overhead streetlights highlight the hues of the costumes and banners intricately designed and patterned from minute strips of crepe paper of all colors glued to clothing, cardboard and wood.
The Cayman Pirates Festival officially begins on a Friday, but there is a traditional Thursday "Kick Off" party at the Royal Palms site on Seven Mile Beach from 9pm to 2 am. Live bands, giveaways, plenty to eat and drink, and free admission.
Cayman Pirates Week Kickoff party on seven mile beach.
Breadfruits are a staple food in many Caribbean and tropical islands. They are very rich in starch, and before being eaten they are roasted, baked, fried or boiled. The taste is described as potato-like. The Jamaica Breadfruit festival is the only festival in the Caribbean that celebrates the breadfruit.
Jamaica Breadfruit Festival - Aug
Caribbean Festivals and Carnivals are an expression of each island's culture and
ethnic background. Music, Dance, Colorful Costumes, Parades, and Island Cuisine
are all on display during these events.
Dance Festival
St Vincent & The Grenadines
Sept 1-30, 2014
The tiny island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas celebrates a Pineapple Festival in June of every year. The pineapple is an important export product for Eleuthera, and one of the most popular festivals on the island. The festival has parades, lots of food and vendor booths, along with the favorite fruit of the day - the pineapple.
Barbados claims to have the world's greatest street party and world's longest Congaline. During the April celebration, thousands of dancers form a huge congaline across the island. Take comfortable shoes, cause you'll have miles to "Conga".
Nevis Culturama
July 24-Aug 5, 2014
Moonsplash Music Festival Anguilla
Mar 13-16, 2014
Dominica Carnival
Mar 3-4, 2014
On the island of Montserrat, St. Patrick's Day is celebrated for St. Patrick, patron saint of Ireland. March 17 is also the day on which the island’s slaves staged a revolt and marched on Government House. Calypso, soca, iron band music along with masquerades, and wearing green and the shamrock as an emblem.
Montserrat St Patrick Day Festival
Guadeloupe's Festival of Women Cooks. All the women try to out due each other with their recipes, and are pleased for you  to taste their cooking. Many excellent cooks on Guadeloupe, eat your way across the island.
Festival of Women Cooks - Guadeloupe
St Barth Cata Cup
Nov 17-25, 2014
St. Maarten Heineken Regatta
Mar 6-9, 2014
Barbados Gospelfest
May 19-27, 2014
St Thomas, USVI Carnival
May 2-3, 2014 Parade Dates
Grenada Carnival
Aug 10-14, 2014
International Caribbean Guitar Festival in
Martinique 
Creole Heritage Month
St Lucia
Oct  1-31, 2014
Dominica World Creole Music Festival  is one of most prominent festivals in the Caribbean. The tiny island gets plenty crowded hosting Creole singers, dancers, and visitors from around the world.
Dominica World Creole Music Festival - Nov
Every two years, Martinique'hosts an international guitar festival, attracting musicians and spectators from all over the world
Antigua Sailing Week
Apr 26 - May 2, 2014
Antigua Oyster Regatta
Apr 7-12, 2014
Aruba Soul Beach Festival
The weather, sun, concerts, shows, beach and people continue to make this annual Memorial Day the event of the summer.
BVI Music Fest
3 day extravaganza  

The British Virgin Islands Mocko Jumbie troupe opens the Caribbean fest, and music genres include calypso, fungi, reggae, rhythm & blues, soul, jazz, soca, steel pan,
rap and rock.
USVI Lifestyle/Music Fest -
St Thomas - 
Jul 18-20, 2014
Barbados Crop Over Festival
Tobago Jazz Festival
Apr 18-27, 2014
Dominican Soul Siesta
Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
May 23-27, 2014
Caribbean Fashion Week -
Jun 11-16, 2014
Cayman Islands Marathon
Dec 7, 2014
Anguilla reggae star Bankie Banx is
the organizer of the islands wildest music festival.

For over 15 years, Moonsplash has become Anguilla's biggest weekend festival held at Rendezvous Bay.
Tobago's Plymouth Jazz Festival is one of the islands biggest events of the year. Festival attracts many leading blues musicians and jazz artists to the island.
Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival is the premier festival for the island that brings in headliners from around the world
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Martinique Jazz Festival
Nov-Dec TBA
Annual Curacao Salsa Tour Festival. There are dance shows and workshops in Willemstad and across the island and top salsa band and dance shows come from all over the world.
Upcoming Featured Festivals
Caribbean Fashion Week, region's largest and most prestigious fashion event. Top designers from across the Caribbean showcase the latest trends and creative styles.
Carnival in St.Kitts is unique in many ways. It's the only one in the Caribbean that blends the spirit of Christmas with the colorful display of the nation's culture and African heritage.
St. Lucia Food and Rum FestivalGastronomic event that showcases the diverse nature of Caribbean food and the excellence of Caribbean rum. Caribbean and international chefs, rum connoisseurs,
Barbados Food & Wine & Rum Fest
NOV 2014 - TBA
Bahamas International
Film Festival
Dec 4-7, 2014
Reggae Marathon,
Half Marathon & 10K
Negril, Jamaica
Dec 6, 2014
Maskanoo 2014 Turks & Caicos
Dec 26, 2014
Tobago Int'l Cycling Classic
Sept  29-Oct 5, 2014
Aruba Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival
Oct 3-4, 2014
Annual Pro Am Regatta
British Virgin Islands
Oct/Nov 2014 - TBA
Carriacou Parang Festival  Grenada - Dec 21, 2014
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St Lucia Food & Rum Festival
Oct 30 - Nov 2, 2014
BVI Carrot Bay Fest
Aug 7-9, 2014
Festival of Women Cooks Guadeloupe
August 10, 2014
Montserrat Cudjoe Head
Aug 1-3, 2014
Anguilla Summer Festival
Aug 1-11, 2014
BVI Emancipation Fest
Jul 25-Aug 10, 2014
Montserrat Calabash Festival
July 14-21, 2014
Puerto Rico Salsa Congress
Jul 21-26, 2014
Sol Rally Barbados
May 31 - Jun 1, 2014
Heineken Light Caribbean LASER Championships - St Martin
Jun 7-8, 2014
Month-Long St John USVI Fest
Jun 1-30, 2014
Annual Crabfest Turks & Caicos
Jun 28, 2014
St. Croix Food & Wine Experience
Apr 6-12, 2014
Jamaica Jazz & Blues Fest
Jan 30-Feb 1, 2014
Britt JAMFEST Spring Break
Mar 5-12, 2014
Grenada Sailing Week
Jan 30-Feb 4, 2014
Bequia Mount  Gay
Music Fest
Jan 23-26, 2014
Bacchanal Jamaica Carnival
Mar 7-Apr 27, 2014
Mustique Blues Festival
Jan 22-Feb 4, 2014
Dominica World Creole Music Festival  is one of most prominent festivals in the Caribbean. The tiny island gets plenty crowded hosting Creole singers, dancers, and visitors from around the world.
Reggae Marathon & Half Marathon is Jamaica's premier International Marathon Event. Marathoners, sports enthusiasts as well as beginners, converge in Negril, Jamaica's capital of casual, for a fun event characterized by good vibes and lots of Reggae music.
Aruba's Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival
Junkanoo is festival in the Bahamas that starts early in the morning of December 26. Thousands of locals dance through Nassau's Bay Street. The festival is full of colorful costumes, and the sound of goat skin drums, cow bells, and brass horns.
Junkanoo Carnival in the Bahamas- Festival starts early in the morning the day after Christmas
St Lucia Jazz Festival - Held at Pigeon Island. One of the top Jazz festivals in the Caribbean featuring top notch recording artists from the U.S. and Caribbean region.
Aruba Soul Beach FestivalThe weather, sun, concerts, shows, beach and people continue to make this annual Memorial Day the event of the summer.
Reggae Sumfest 2012 will be hold in Montego Bay, Jamaica on July 15–21, 2012
The Merengue Festival in Puerto Plata attracts performers and enthusiasts from all over Latin America, the U.S. and the rest of the world.

Considered the national dance of the Dominican Republic, the merengue dance and music has a rich and colorful history which led to this popular celebration.
The Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival is inspired by Paul Acket, the creator of the North Sea Jazz Festival in The Netherlands, and the well-known Aruba Jazz & Latin Music Festival
Moonsplash is held over the full moon weekend in March at the Dune Preserve beach bar on Rendezvous Bay. The festival starts on Thursday with a day of fun on the beach followed by the official party at the Dune Preserve on Rendezvous Bay that evening. Daytime activities continue on the beach on Friday and Saturday with live bands and games. Moonsplash ends on Sunday with a Grand Beach party.
The St Lucia Rose Festival consists of all night singing and dancing.
The St Lucia Rose Festival consists of all night singing and dancing. 
The Reggae Marathon & Half Marathon is Jamaica's premier International Marathon Event. Marathoners, sports enthusiasts as well as beginners, converge in Negril, Jamaica's capital of casual, for a fun event characterized by good vibes and lots of Reggae music.
BVI Music Fest 3 day extravaganza  - The British Virgin Islands Mocko Jumbie troupe opens the Caribbean fest, and music genres include calypso, fungi, reggae, rhythm & blues, soul, jazz, soca, steel pan, rap and rock.
Nevis Culturama is an annual event when people of all races, creed, cultures and class assimilate and enjoy lots of social and cultural events, parties and revelry. This event happens during the emancipation day weekend.
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The Carnival takes place in the streets of St. John's, and in Carnival City at the Antigua Recreation Ground
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World Creole Music Festival - Three nights of pulsating rhythms! A celebration of Creole music held annually in October.
Martinique Jazz
Taste Santo Domingo
Dominican Republic
Oct - TBA 2013
Grenada Rum & Beer Festival
Nov 14-15, 2014
Barbados Mount Gay
Rum Round Race
Jan 15-24, 2014
South Grenada Regatta
Mar 6-9, 2014
BVI Spring Regatta
Mar 31-Apr 6, 2014
Urban Fiesta Weekend, San Juan
May 22-28, 2014
St Kitts Music Festival
Jun 26-28, 2014
Bequia Easter Regatta
Apr 17-21, 2014
Curacao Tumba Festival
Feb 3-7, 2014
Aruba High Winds Fest
Jul 1-7, 2014
Crop Over, a five-week summer festival, is Barbados most popular carnival festival. It's origins can be traced back to a time when Barbados was the world's largest producer of sugar. At the end of the sugar season, there was always a huge celebration to mark the end of another successful sugar cane harvest
Jamaica Maroon Festival
Jan 4-6, 2014
Curacao Carnival
Jan 4-Mar, 2014
Cayman Cook-Out
Jan 16-19, 2014
Jamaica Rebel Salute
Jan 17-18, 2014
Dominican Bachata Fest
Jan 16-18, 2014
Club Nautico San Juan Regatta Jan 31-Feb 2, 2014
Annual Bob Marley Birthday Bash
Feb 1-6, 2014
Taste of Cayman
Feb 8, 2014
Tobago Carnival Regatta
Feb 21-23, 2014
Antigua Jolly Harbour Regatta & Rum Fest - Feb 13-14, 2014
St Patrick Fest - Montserrat
Mar 8-17, 2014
Eleuthera, Bahamas
All That Jazz Mar 26-30, 2014
Bahamas Christmas Regatta
Dec 25-26, 2014
Run in the Sun - Curacao
Nov 23-24, 2014
Bonaire Heineken Jazz Fest
Aug 1-3, 2014
North Sea Curacao Jazz Fest
Jul 11-13, 2014
Bermuda Big Game Classic
Jul 9-13, 2014
Bonaire Kite Ride
Jun 17-22, 2014
Carriacou Maroon Music Fest
May 2, 2014
St Barths West Indies Regatta
May 1-4, 2014
Jamaica Int'l Kite Festival
April 21, 2014
Curacao Film Festival Rotterdam
Apr 2-6, 2014
Moonsplash Music Festival Anguilla - Mar 13-16, 2014

Moonsplash has become Anguilla's biggest and wildest weekend festival held at the Dune Preserve on  Rendezvous Bay.
Dominica's Carnival is a pre-lenten festival with calypso, shows and two exciting days of street jump-up