Events, Holidays and Festivals on Anguilla
December 2018 Anguilla Events
National Heroes And Heroines Day: December 19, 2018
On the Caribbean island of Anguilla, National Heroes and Heroines Day is a public holiday kept on every 19 December. It is one of the most celebrated of all holidays on the calendar in Anguilla, and is dedicated to the memory of all the men and women in the history of the country whose heroic acts and lives made Anguilla a better place to live.
Christmas in Anguilla: December 25, 2018
Head over to Sandy Ground beach, the area with many of the best festivities, just park along the road and walk from beach bar to beach bar.
Annual Christmas tree lighting: dates TBD
January 2019 Anguilla Events
New Years Eve/New Years Day: December 31, 2018- January 1, 2019
The best action can be found along restaurant row on the beach at Sandy Ground. Enjoy the "morning" party hosted by island reggae star Bankie Banx; which starts on New Years evening and runs until morning.
March 2019 Anguilla Events
Moonsplash Festival: dates TBD
Organized by Anguilla's coolest reggae star, Bankie Banx, Moonsplash is Anguilla's longest running independent music festival. It is considered to be one of the world's greatest beach parties! Top reggae performers descend on the beach at Rendezvous Bay for a weekend of feel-good music and fun. Website | Facebook
April 2019 Anguilla Events
Festival Del Mar: dates TBD
This seafood festival is one of the biggest held in the Caribbean! Every year this festival is held at Island Harbor and promotes seafood and fun. There is also a day full of water activities including boat races, swimming and live music. Facebook
May 2019 Anguilla Events
Anguilla Day: May 30, 2019
Anguilla Day is an excellent time to visit the island. It is a day of joyful celebration for our people, but also for visitors. Contagious happiness permeates all. Every year the festivities kick off with one of Anguilla's most exciting boatraces, the Round-the-Island race, which begins at Sandy Ground at approximately 9 am ... a sight to behold as white sails take to the sea and â€œland racersâ€ follow them by car and radio until they reach Sandy Ground in the late afternoon. Website
Anguilla Regatta: May 10-12, 2019
The Anguilla Regatta is famous for exciting courses and testing wind conditions, usually within the 13 â€“ 18 knot range. Together with unpredictable wind shifts around offshore cays and marks, this makes for an exhilarating race experience. An additional unusual flavour to the Regatta is the participation of Anguilla's local boats — a unique cultural landmark representing the history and development of this island. Facebook
June 2019 Anguilla Events
Celebration Of The Birthday Of Her Majesty The Queen: June 11,2019
All uniformed organizations parade at James Ronald Webster Park for the celebration of the birthday of Her Majesty the Queen. Cocktails are served in the evening at Government House to invited guests.
Queen's Birthday Boat Race (Class A): June 11, 2019
The annual Queen's Birthday Boat Race commemorates the birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. It is the only boat race held on Crocus Bay for the season.
August 2019 Anguilla Events
Anguilla Summer Festival: dates TBD
Eleven days of celebration featuring musical performances, parades, pageants and other exciting festivities. Facebook
Constitution Day: August 9, 2019
Every Constitution Day, a "Grand Parade of Troupes" is held where colorfully clad costume-wearers from all over the island gather to parade and display the local culture. This follows on the heels of Anguilla's summer festivals, and is a major local and international event.
*Event dates and subject to change or cancellation