A frequently updated listing of events and experiences available throughout the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Central America and Australia - through updates, details and imagery from CarribeanEvents.com, and the tourism offices of Antigua, Aruba, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, and Australia. Dates and details subject to change, as applicable. Events are listed in calendar order, as much as we know now. Lots of TBD due to Covid-19.
The Costa Maya Festival in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, is a five-day long Belize event that unites music, dance, cuisine, and other cultural celebrations from the five "Mundo Maya" countries: Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico. Learn more. Plan your activities in Belize!
Fiesta de Carnaval, or the Belize Carnival, is held the week before Lent begins. The most boisterous celebrations erupt in San Pedro, on Ambergris Caye, and feature a traditional flour fight, so don't be surprised if you emerge from the fray covered in colorful flour. Let us help you plan your next adventure to Belize!
Floraide, in Canberra, is an annual month-long celebration of spring in the heart of Australia’s capital. Floriade is a diverse, ever expanding program of music, cultural celebrations, food and wine, horticultural workshops, market traders, artistic displays, entertainment and recreational activities. Learn more. Plan your Australia vacation now!
Cayman Carnival Batabano – the Cayman Island’s national carnival – is held annually during the first week of May. Batabano is a vibrant highlight in the island’s entertainment calendar offering two weekends of colour, music and togetherness. The festival’s original name, is a salute to Cayman’s turtling heritage – the word ‘Batabano’ refer to the tracks left behind. Plan your Cayman adventure now.
A celebration of Saint Lucian, Caribbean and international jazz music. The Saint Lucia Jazz Festival offers a series of concerts, educational activities targeted at Saint Lucian and visiting musicians, and culminates in a major open-air concert at the historic Pigeon Island National Landmark on Mothers’ Day. Plan your Saint Lucia adventure now.
Taking the place of the Melbourne International Arts Festival and White Night Melbourne, RISING is a major cultural event for the Asia Pacific Region created by a diverse team of local, national and international artists and curators. It is an international festival that seeks out all forms of art that are out there – dance, music, visual arts, theatre as well as the lost art of the circus – this is the epitome of Australian festivals and celebrations. Held in the metropolis of Melbourne, the festival is attended by over 400,000 people. Learn more at https://rising.melbourne/. Click here to plan your Melbourne adventure now.
“Sumfest has earned a reputation as the Caribbean’s premier music festival, showcasing Jamaica’s indigenous music, as well other popular global genres of music. Besides being the largest music festival in Jamaica, Reggae Sumfest is truly the most authentic Reggae and Dancehall Festival in the world.” Learn more. Plan your Jamaica festivities!
A variety of competitions including the ever-popular Power and Groovy Monarch, Senior and Junior Panoramas (Steel Pan Competitions), and the Inter-Commercial House Calypso completion, dozens of community events, and of course a continuous calendar of parties and fetes. The season culminates in an exciting, fun-filled two-day street parade of live bands and DJ music, stunning Carnival costumes and the joyous and energetic revelry typical of Caribbean carnivals. Saint Lucia Carnival is recognized as one of the top Carnivals in the Caribbean and becomes a more vibrant and creative event each year. Learn more. Click here to plan your Saint Lucia festivities!
There are food and craft fairs through Barbados in June and July, leading up to the final celebration, Kadooment Day, on August 6. Reminiscent of Carnival, revelers covered in sequins and feathers lead the Kadooment Day parade through the city, with live music and moving bars in tow. Learn more. Plan your Barbados adventure now.
This biggest winter festival of the Southern Hemisphere sees Sydney come alive with light projections, music, and fireworks. Plan your Sydney adventure now.
The end of the year culminates in the St. Kitts & Nevis National Carnival, the biggest event of the year, (also known as Sugar Mas). In the run up to Christmas and New Year, the streets erupt in a series of colorful parades, processions, and street performances. Clowns, Moko-Jumbies dancing on stilts, and troupes from all over the island entertain the crowds with their frenzied dancing to the infectious beat of soca and calypso music, while Carnival Queen and Talented Teen contestants show off dazzling costumes, months in the making. Learn more. Plan your vacation to St Kitts and Nevis!
“Perhaps no other Caribbean nation celebrates its pirate legends and cultural heritage quite like the Cayman Islands, which erupts into a festival of spectacle and pageantry during our annual Pirates Week in November.” Spectators will also enjoy a series of parades and fireworks displays, street dances, costume contests, sporting competitions, happy hours, a celebration of traditional foods, music and much more, stretching across all three islands. Learn more. Plan your Pirate Adventure!
One of the biggest folk festivals in the world, Woodford Folk Festival Australia is the place to be if you are into arts and music. The festival, centered around folk music, shelters artists from around the world with performances foraying into the world of dance, music, comedy, film, and street theatre. Learn More. Plan your Queensland adventure now.
Festivals in Australia don’t get better than this. With celebrations as huge as those in London or New York, the country is engulfed in fireworks, light shows, and parties along the beaches. Learn more about New Year’s Eve festivities at Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide, Hobart, Perth, Darwin and Gold Coast Plan your Australia Day adventure now.