Grenada Round-the-Island Easter Regatta

Grenada Events Calendar

Calendar of cultural events, sporting events and important dates in Grenada

If you are visiting Grenada check out the events and highlights throughout the year. From Food and Cultural to Sporting and Music, use our Grenada events calendar to plan your trip around your favourite event.

Grenada Sailing Festival

Grenada Sailing Festival

JANUARY

The annual Sailing event held on Grand Anse attracts visitors from around the world.

Two days of the most competitive racing in wooden, bamboo rigged boats, between the island’s traditional fishing communities of Grand Mal, Gouyave, Sauteurs, Woburn and sister islands Carriacou and Petit Martinique – a beach festival mixing racing, culture, entertainment, food and fun, with an excellent balance between serious sailing and the vibrancy of Grenada’s lifestyle …Pure Sail, Pure Spice
St. Patrick’s Day Festival

St. Patrick’s Day Festival

MARCH

If you’re a fan of the Spice Island, you’ll be happy to know that the patron saint of Grenada’s northern St. Patrick Parish is St. Patrick himself. The island celebrates St. Patrick for a week with dances, night club parties, food fairs, cultural events and religious services.

Keep in mind that when you book your trip to Grenada for early to mid-March, you will also be able to partake in the island’s March Madness events and Carriacou Parade.

Carriacou Maroon Festival

Carriacou Maroon Festival

APRIL

The Carriacou Maroon Music Festival offers visitors the chance to witness the traditional Caribbean practice of a ‘maroon’ – a celebration offering thanks for the last harvest and asking for good fortune during the upcoming planting season. The three-day festival is marked with traditional songs, dance, food and other cultural performances. The beating of drums thumps out the rhythm that pulsates throughout the celebrations and beckons all the surrounding communities to come and join the fun at the festival village.

Grenada Round-the-Island Easter Regatta

Grenada Round-the-Island Easter Regatta

APRIL

Today’s modern Grenada Round-the-Island Easter Regatta, as organized by the Grenada South Coast Yacht Club, has been a combination of three traditional sailing events in Grenada’s Sailing Calendar, namely the Girl Pat Feeder Race, from Trinidad to Grenada, the Round-the-Island race & the Easter Regatta.  With the predecessor to the modern round-the-island race first taking place in 1969,  a group of sailing enthusiasts, revived this race in February 2002, when it was held as a single race. 

Grenada Labour Day

Labour Day

MAY

This international holiday is observed on May 1st. It is most commonly associated as a commemoration of the achievements of the labour movement. The holiday may also be known as International Worker’s Day or May Day and is marked with a public holiday in over 80 countries.

Grenada Drum Festival

MAY

In the parishes of St. Andrew and St. Patrick lies the rural community of Tivoli. With a rich history in drumming, it is home to the Tivoli Drummers and the natural birthplace of the Grenada Drum Festival. Founded in 1995 with the goal of spreading the Drum Culture

Fisherman’s Birthday Celebrations

Fisherman’s Birthday Celebrations

JUNE
Grenada’s fishing villages commemorate the feast day of St. Peter and Paul on June 29th. Fisherman’s Birthday Celebrations begins with church services and the blessing of fishermen, their boats, and nets, with the promise of receiving protection at sea. This is followed by boat races, fishing displays, fireworks, and late evening parties. 

Grenada Carinival

Grenada Carinival

AUGUST
Grenada Carnival, also known as ‘Spice Mas’ – ‘Mas’ the shortened form of masquerade – brings together a collage of traditional, elaborate masquerade costumes, parade of the bands, Children’s Carnival Frolic, Rainbow City Festival, National queen show, J’Ouvert, beautiful steel pan music and Monday Night Mas competition.

Like most Carnivals across the Caribbean, Spice Mas has many different elements that make up the carnival season. We have done our best to showcase a variety of the events that happened during the season.

Grenada Thanksgiving Day

OCTOBER
Thanksgiving Day in Grenada is observed on October 25. The holiday commemorates the anniversary of the 1983 intervention by U.S. and Caribbean military forces. Soldiers were sent to help restore order to the country following the death of their prime minister which placed the island under martial law.

Caribbean Rum and Beer Festival

Caribbean Rum and Beer Festival

NOVEMBER

With world class premium rum and beers, Caribbean and creole cuisine, rhythmic steel pan music coupled in the beautiful tropical island, it just doesn’t get any better than this!
The Caribbean Rum & Beer Festival brings together regional and international rum and beer products to share with an appreciate audience from across the globe.
Carriacou Parang Festival

Carriacou Parang Festival

DECEMBER
Rich with traditional culture including African Big Drum, Quadrille Dancing, Shakespeare Mas and the list goes on. The Parang Festival incorporates some of these elements along with traditional Christmas carols. One of the unique features of the event is parang bands competing against each other for prizes and bragging rights by singing humorous songs.