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St Barths' Events, Festivals and Holidays

February 2020 St. Barths Events

St. Barths Fun Cup: Dates TBA

3 days of Regattas in Cul de Sac lagoon and St. Jean Bay.

Mardi Gras and Carnaval St. Barths: February 25, 2020

Costume parade through the streets of Gustavia from 3pm to 7pm, and parties in restaurants from lunchtime till midnight. This is preceded earlier in the week by the short but charming "Children's Parade". Ash Wednesday marks the end of Carnaval, and the ceremonial burning of a straw statue of Vaval - King of Carnaval. This happens at sunset on Shell Beach, and is followed by live music and drinks at restaurant Do Brasil.

March 2020 St. Barths Events

Mi-Careme: March 19, 2020

Religious and Public Holiday. Enjoy parades and parties during this celebration of the middle of Lent.

St. Barths Bucket Regatta, March 19 - 22, 2020

A three-day invitational regatta with 48 of the most impressive mega-yachts in the world, all at least 100ft long, including many classic wooden racing boats. You can view many of the participating boats in Gustavia harbor after 5 pm most days. Join the race and celebrate after each day with your crew with many sponsored events.

April 2020 St. Barths Events

Easter Weekend: April 10 - April 12, 2020

Public and religious holiday.

Les Voiles de St. Barth Regatta: April 12- April 18, 2020

An important stop on the Caribbean regatta circuit, the "Les Voiles de St. Barth" regatta will include over 70 boats, divided into six classes from classic sloops to mega yachts. The results from each days racing are posted in the events tent on the Quai in Gustavia, where you can also enjoy live music each night.

West Indies' Regatta: April 24- April 26th, 2020

Three day event held annually over the May Day weekend in St Barth, celebrating traditional sailboats from the West Indies islands. More of a wooden boat festival than a competitive regatta, the purpose of the event is to promote and encourage traditional boat building in the Caribbean.

St. Barths Film Festival: April 28 - May 3, 2020

This annual festival features Caribbean Films and Filmmakers. Films are shown outdoors in the schoolyard in Lorient, and weather permitting, on Flamands beach.

May 2020 St. Barths Events

Tour of St. Barths: Dates TBA

Around the island event for windsurfers and catamarans, St Jean Beach.

June 2020 St. Barths Events

Féte de la Musique (World Music Day): June 21, 2020

St Barths Bar

A number of talented musicians will perform in Gustavia at concerts on the Quai General-De-Gaulle.

July 2020 St. Barths Events

St. Barths Summer Camp: July, 2020

Five weeks of wellness on the island, including daily yoga and wellness classes. Many of the events are held right on the beach.

Féte de l'Anse des Cayes et Anse des Lezards: July 7th - 8th

Games, music, sports, shows and a ball all featured during this celebration in the village of Anse des Cayes.

Bastille Day: July 14

Fireworks and dancing in Gustavia during this Public Holiday.

Fé des quartiers du Nord: July 29th

Flamands - Contests, Regattas, animations, and fireworks.

Sailing Events St Barths

August 2020 St. Barths Events

St Barth Family Festival: August 4-16

It's party time with a festival of musical fireworks! Night after night of hot sounds with a tropical club atmosphere, featuring live music at Do Brazil, Le Yacht Club and Le Ti St Barth.

St. Barth Summer Sessions & SJBAM Music Festival: August 3rd - 20th

Back for its 8th year, this event brings a talented mix of musicians together for 11 nights of performances across the island.

St Barth Tennis Open: August 1 - 15

Taking place in St. Jean, this is the largest tennis tournament in St. Barts for men, women and children.

Festival of St. Barthelemy: August 24, 2020

Patron Saint Feast Day. Church and official ceremonies, regattas, public ball, fireworks in Gustavia.

St-Louis Festival: August 25, 2020

Village of Corossol - Fishing contests, Regattas, public ball, and fireworks.

November 2020 St. Barths Events

St. Barth Gourmet Festival: Dates TBA

Vacation lover and a gourmand? Consider a fall trip to St. Barths to experience the celebrated St. Barth Gourmet Festival (formerly known as the Taste of St. Barths). Celebrated guests chefs from around the world team up with local restaurants for fabulous tasting menus, cook-offs, and friendly competition.

Contact WIMCO for reservations

All Saints Day: November 1, 2020

Religious holiday. In St. Barth, the cemeteries, which are normally kept in impeccable condition, are spiffed to a higher degree of beauty and cleanliness. Island residents begin gathering in the five cemeteries at dusk to light candles and socialize in celebration of the lives of loved ones buried there.

Swedish Week and PITEA Day: Second week of November

Commemoration of the cultural bonds between St. Barths and Sweden, and linkage between sister cities of Gustavia and Pitea, Sweden. Activities include an arts and crafts show on the quai in front of the Wall House in Gustavia, a 5K run, a 10k walk (the Gustavialoppet), and the Children's Race.

St. Barth Cata Cup: Dates TBA

The 11th anniversary of the Cata Cup on St. Barths. The regatta of small catamarans starts and ends on St Jean Beach each day.

December 2020 St. Barths Events

St. Barths Christmas Village in Gustavia: Dates TBA

A festive area is set up on the dock at the port of Gustavia featuring local artisans' work, food stands showcasing local St. Barths' cuisine, and a special area for children to meet Santa Claus (or affectionately, Pere Noel) on Dec 20th. There is a best Christmas tree contest.

New Years Eve: December 31, 2020

St Barths New Years Eve Regatta

Live music and celebrations across the island. The New Year's Eve Regatta, a sailing race organized for fun around St. Barts. Fireworks at midnight over the harbor in Gustavia. Live entertainment in some restaurants.

January 2021 St. Barths Events

St. Barths Music Festival Dates TBA

Since 1985, musicians from all over come to St. Barts in January to perform live music under the roasting Caribbean sun. Spend a dozen nights with the finest live music and dance performances from some of the world’s most prominent classical, opera, ballet, and jazz stars. These performers have the level of artistry that one would normally have to attend Carnegie Hall in New York or the Opera Garnier in Paris to experience.

The musicians are soloists and principals from symphony orchestras and Philharmonia from all over: Montreal, Boston, New York, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, London, Paris, the Juilliard and Curtis schools of music, and many others.

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