November 2017 St. Barths Events
All Saints Day: November 1, 2017
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 13 -November 20, 2017
The 10th 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 2017 St. Barths Events
St. Barths Christmas Village in Gustavia: December 8- December 23, 2017
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, 2017
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 2018 St. Barths Events
St. Barth Music Festival: January 8-22, 2018
Two-week-long Jazz and Chamber music festival with internationally known artists. Website | Facebook
February 2018 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, 2018
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 2018 St. Barths Events
Mi-Careme: March 8, 2018
Religious and Public Holiday. Enjoy parades and parties during this celebration of the middle of Lent.
St. Barths Bucket Regatta: March 15 - March 18, 2018
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, 2018
Public and religious holiday.
April 2018 St. Barths Events
Les Voiles de St. Barth Regatta: April 8 - April 14, 2018
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: April 28 - May 1
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 2018 St. Barths Events
St. Barths Film Festival: May 1 - May 6, 2018
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 2018 St. Barths Events
Fête de la Musique (World Music Day): June 21, 2018
A number of talented musicians will perform in Gustavia at concerts on the Quai General-De-Gaulle.
Caribbean Soccer Stars: (Dates TBA)
Watch as the soccer players from St. Barth clubs take on former and current players from the Celebrity Sport Club. All games can be viewed at the stadium in St Jean.
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.
Fête de l'Anse des Cayes et Anse des Lezards: (Dates TBA)
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.
Fête des quartiers du Nord: (Dates TBA)
Flamands - Contests, Regattas, animations, and fireworks.
August 2018 St. Barths Events
Fête des Quartiers du Vent: (Dates TBA)
Regatta, music, and fireworks in the village of Lorient.
St Barth Family Festival: (Dates TBA)
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: (Dates TBD)
Back for its 7th year, this event brings a talented mix of musicians together for 11 nights of performances across the island.
St Barth Tennis Open: (Dates TBA)
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.