Everyone could use a break from sitting at their desks and doing hour after hour of endless work. Sometimes you need an escape where the food is fantastic, the people are friendly, and the promise of sun-kissed relaxation is only a quick trip away. Sounds like we could all use a trip to the Caribbean!
Ever since the pandemic, we have had to put our social activities and travel on hold as the news reports good news one moment and bad the next. Luckily there is little to worry about in the long chains of islands because most of the upcoming Caribbean festivals are held outdoors where the weather is perfect and the air is clear with a constant breeze.
A Rich Culture & History
Caribbean carnivals are some of the most vibrant, colorful, and exciting events in the world. Between the dulcet tones of a steel drum band to the incredible culinary delights, you are bound to lose yourself in the ebb and flow of a local parade, holiday, or special celebration.
Why not stop over on Montserrat for the St. Patrick’s Festival held from March 12 to 19th. This will be the 40th anniversary of the popular events mixing drinks, concerts, street parades, pub crawls, and food fairs. Yes, you will see the traditional green everywhere, but in ways never before experienced on the mainland.
Check out the region’s culinary explosion at the first-ever Anguilla Culinary Experience from May 11 to 15th. Five days of curated epicurean experiences prepared by local and international chefs – where food, friends and fun will take center stage.
If you are a music lover, head over to Jamaica for Reggae Sumfest from July 20 to 23rd. This music festival brings together the top talent in Reggae while you relax to pineapple rum drinks and incredible snacks from local chefs.
For those braver exhibitionists who love long nights of dancing and cool days of relaxing in the sand, there is the tradition of Saint Lucia’s Carnival, one of the most well-known Caribbean carnivals in the world, held in mid-July, that invites tourists to join in the explosion of color, costumes, soca, calypso, and steel pan bands. Be sure to bring your bathing suit because this event gets hot!
For those summer enthusiasts, take a trip to Barbados for the annual Crop Over. This Caribbean festival lasts all summer long, culminating in the largest party on the first Monday in August. You’ll rub elbows with celebrities and locals in a celebration that dates all the way back to the 16th century.
Still not satisfied? How about these Caribbean festivals:
- Carnival of Saint Barts
- Virgin Gorda Easter Festival
- Caribbean Cinema Festival
- Barbados Celtic Festival
- Vincy Mas
- 25th Annual St. Kitts Music Festival
- Breadfruit Festival
- And many, many more!
An Experience You’ll Never Forget
The Caribbean islands are a world on their own full of incredible culture and events that will stand out in your memory for decades to come. Even on those rare days between Caribbean festivals, there are still many museums, local treasures, and naturally beautiful destinations for you to explore.
Why wait for a holiday that is still years away? Schedule a trip to the Caribbean right now with us at Caribbean Events. We have all the travel planning and local insights you need to transform your boring stay-at-home vacation into a once-in-a-lifetime memory. Check us out today!