Cultural in Curaçao


This is a big deal on the islands, especially Curaçao, where a packed schedule of fun begins right after New Year’s Day.
Cultural in Curaçao

Séu Parade

Curaçao’s ‘Feast of the Harvest’ features parades replete with lots of folk music and dancing. People in rural areas go a little nuts.
in St Martin & Sint Maarten

Heineken Regatta

This annual event bills itself as ‘serious fun’ and features competitions for racing yachts, large sailboats and small multihulls.
Music in Puerto Rico

Festival Casals de Puerto Rico

in Barbados

Crop-Over Festival

in Barbados

Jazz Festival

In January. Celebrates Bajans’ historic love of jazz; took a hiatus in 2011 but there is great hope it will resume.
in Barbados

Holetown Festival

This festival celebrates February 17, 1627 – the arrival of the first English settlers on Barbados. Holetown’s week-long festivities include street fairs, a music festival at the historic parish church and a road ra…
in Barbados

Oistins Fish Festival

Commemorates the signing of the Charter of Barbados and celebrates the skills of local fishermen. It’s a seaside festivity with events focusing on boat races, fish-filleting competitions, local foods, crafts and dan…
in Barbados

National Independence Festival of Creative Arts

Held in November. Features talent contests in dance, drama, singing and the like. Performances by the finalists are held on Independence Day (November 30).
in Martinique


The island commemorates the 8 May 1902 eruption of Mont Pelée with live jazz performances and a candlelight procession from the cathedral. On a smaller scale, every village in Martinique has its own festivities to c…