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
The annual Sailing event held on Grand Anse attracts visitors from around the world.
St. Patrick’s Day Festival
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
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
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.
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
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
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 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.
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
Carriacou Parang Festival
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.