BVI Emancipation Festival

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) celebrates the 70th Anniversary of the Emancipation Festival. A celebration of the territory’s ancestors’ freedom from colonialism and cultural history. During this time, the BVI showcases the culture and history of its people in grand style with extravaganzas of local and international music, pageants, Food Fairs, Rise & Shine Tramps (early morning street dancing), parades of colourful costumes, gospel celebrations and folklore presentations.

The BVI’s most important cultural showcase takes place July 14th through August 10th. 10-days of fun and frolic, a jammed packed calendar of activites.

Below is the preliminary schedule of the events taking place at the 2024 BVI Emancipation Festival:

July 14th – Prince & Princess Show

July 26th – Festival Warm-up Tramp

July 28th – Mister & Miss Junior British Virgin Islands Pageant

July 29th – Festival Villa Opening Gospel Explosion

August 1st – Traditional Tourch Light Procession |  Big People Party

August 2nd – Cultural Food Fair | International Reggae Night

August 3rd – Cultural Food Fair | International Soca Night

August 4th – Miss British Virgin Islands Pageant | Rise And Shine Tramp

August 5th – August Monday Parade | East End | Long Look Festival Activities

August 7th – East End J’ouvert East End | Long Look Cultural Experience

August 8th – Carrot Bay Cultural Fiesta | Fiesherman’s Tournament

August 9th – Carrot Bay Cultural Fiesta | Cultural Games (Donkey Races, Plait Pole, Lime & Spoon Races)

August 10th – Carrot Bay Cultural Fiesta | Aquatic Sports (Grease Pole, Kayak Races, Swimming Races) | Festival Village Last Lap

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    Event Detail

    July 14, 2024
    August 10, 2024
    British Virgin Islands