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St Barths' Events, Festivals and Holidays

July 2018 St. Barths Events

St. Barths Summer Camp: July 15-18, 2018

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, 2018

Fireworks and dancing in Gustavia during this Public Holiday.

Fé des quartiers du Nord: July 29th

Flamands - Contests, Regattas, animations, and fireworks.

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August 2018 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, 2018

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

St-Louis Festival: August 25, 2018

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

November 2018 St. Barths Events

St. Barth Gourmet Festival: November 1st - 4th, 2018

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.

All Saints Day: November 1, 2018

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: November 14 -November 18, 2018

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

December 2018 St. Barths Events

St. Barths Christmas Village in Gustavia: December 8 - December 23, 2018

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, 2018

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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 2019 St. Barths Events

St. Barth Music Festival: (Dates TBA)

Two-week-long Jazz and Chamber music festival with internationally known artists. Website | Facebook

February 2019 St. Barths Events

St. Barths Fun Cup: Dates TBA

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

Mardi Gras and Carnaval St. Barths: February 28, 2019

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 2019 St. Barths Events

Mi-Careme: March 8, 2019

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

St. Barths Bucket Regatta: (Dates TBA)

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A three day by invitation only Regatta featuring 48 of the most impressive mega-yachts in the world, all at least 100’ long, including many beautifully preserved wooden racing boats. You can view many of the participating boats in Gustavia harbor after 5pm most days. Website | Facebook

Easter Weekend: March 30- April 1, 2019

Public and religious holiday.

April 2019 St. Barths Events

Les Voiles de St. Barth Regatta: (Dates TBA)

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. Website | Facebook

West Indies' Regatta: (Dates TBA)

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. Website | Facebook

May 2019 St. Barths Events

St. Barths Film Festival: May 1 - May 6, 2019

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

Tour of St. Barths: Dates TBA

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

June 2019 St. Barths Events

Fé&te de la Musique (World Music Day)

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

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