Anguilla Festivals & Events


January 25th  to February 5th

50th Anniversary of Police Week

A Week of activities and awareness talks throughout the island at the various schools. Concerts, car raffle with dinner & dance to round off the entire week. (Activities start at various times)


February 2022

St. Gerard’s Garden Party

Hosted at a venue to be announced, showcasing cuisine from other islands prepared by members of St. Gerard’s congregation; live music and dancing. (6:30 – until)

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February 2022

Annual Flower & Garden Show

One day of flower displays and competitions on the grounds of Wallblake House. (11:00 am – 6:00 pm)


March 2nd

James Ronald Webster Day

Public Holiday: Speeches and tributes to the Father of the Nation (James Ronald Webster) takes place at Old East End School and Grounds. (8:00am – noon)


March 5th – 12th

Annual Women’s Week

Features radio interviews with 15 women in the Anguillian community discussing their successes, challenges and ability to stay motivated despite obstacles. Events include an International Women’s Day reception sponsored by His Excellency, the Governor, Mr. Tim Foy,  and Women’s Empowerment Luncheon hosted by CuisinArt Golf Resort and Spa.


March 9th – 12th

Annual Moonsplash Music Festival

Takes place at the Dune Preserve on Rendezvous Bay, normally around the first full moon before Easter. The concerts are hosted by Anguilla’s very own Bankie Banx, featuring internationally-acclaimed and regional recording artists from around the world
(8:00 pm – until)


April 15th

Good Friday

Public Holiday: A day of church services for all denominations throughout the island. (Various times)


April 16th – 17th

Annual Festival Del Mar

Celebrating all things of the sea in the beautiful fishing village of Island Harbour. Deep Sea fishing competition, swimming races, crab races and culinary competition, and live string band music are all part of the activities for this two day event. B-Class boatrace on Saturday and A-Class boat race on Sunday (10:00am -6:00pm)


April 18th

Easter Monday Boat Race

Public Holiday: A-Class Egbert Connor Boatrace at Sandy Ground. (2:00pm)


May 2nd

Labour Day

Public Holiday: Fun Sports Day amongst Government Departments and Private sector companies. James Ronald Webster Park.
10:00 am until


May 6th

National Day of Prayer

Marks the beginning of the month-long Anguilla Day Celebrations to commemorate the revolution of 1967. An entire day of prayer at the House of Assembly, churches and other public places throughout the island.


May 11th to 14th

Anguilla Culinary Experience (ACE)

The Anguilla Culinary Experience (ACE) is a new, five-day international festival.  This May, talented chefs from Anguilla and around the world will showcase why Anguilla is the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean through curated epicurean experiences at world-class resorts, villas and restaurants that draw on the island’s rich history, creativity and fresh farm- and sea-to-table ingredients.


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10th Annual Anguilla Lit Fest

Celebrate the literary heritage of Anguilla and find yourself inspired by three days of informative workshops, stimulating seminars and exciting literary presentations by leading authors from America, Canada, the Caribbean and host nation Anguilla, all against the backdrop of Anguilla’s splendid white sand beaches and tranquil turquoise waters.


May 30th

Anguilla Day Celebrations

Public Holiday: The most significant holiday on the Anguillian calendar of events, and culmination of the month-long celebrations to commemorate Anguilla Day.


May 30th

Around-the-Island Boat Race

Featuring A-Class Boats starts and ends in Sandy Ground (10:00am – 6:00pm).


June 3rd

Platinum Jubilee & Celebration of the birthday of Her Majesty the Queen

Public Holiday: Public Holiday: All uniformed organizations parade at James Ronald Webster Park in the morning and cocktails are served in the evening at Government House to invited guests. A Class Boat race at Crocus Bay.


June 3rd

“A Village Ting”

A cultural Festival held at one of our heritage sites “the ole East End School” Celebrating games and food of yesteryear.


June 4th to 5th

Annual West Fest

West Fest is a new festival in the West End that is designed to showcase Anguilla’s diverse community in the form of food. The Caribbean Cookout which will take place along Meads Bay (between Carimar and Blanchard’s) will host stalls of food from the various Caribbean islands resident on our island.


June 6th

Whit Monday

Public Holiday: Whit Monday A Class Boat Race at Sandy Ground.


June 6th

Welches Fest

Public Holiday: Held the ball field in Welches Village, Welches Fest takes place the ball field in Welches Village on the public holiday of Whit Monday each year. Starting at around 5:30 am you can have an old fashioned breakfast of “flour pap” (a type of porridge) to start your day. All things at this fest are of yesteryear, including food, drinks, toys, games and music. 5:30am – 8:00pm.


June 18th -25th

Annual Men’s Week

Features radio interviews with 15 men in the Anguillian community discussing their accomplishments, trials and ability to stay encouraged despite hurdles. Events include a Father and Son Prayer Breakfast in recognition of Father’s Day and a Men’s Networking Luncheon hosted by CuisinArt Golf Resort and Spa.


July 17th

Annual Miss “Tiny Tott” Pageant

Part of the Pre Summer Festival events. This Pageant takes place at the Landsome Bowl Cultural Centre for girls ranging from 6-9 years old. A fun evening for the children with Cartoon Characters.


July 17th

Annual John T Memorial Cycling Race

A 75-mile (120 KM) regional cycling event that commemorates the life and legacy a pioneer in the cycling arena in Anguilla.  The race starts in The Valley and continues eastward to the Sandy Hill roundabout, then on to West End , then on the way back to The Valley, looping through Sandy Ground and back to The Valley.  Male Cyclist traditionally complete three laps along this route.


July 30th

South Valley Community Street Fair

Members of the South Valley Community unite and produce a fair with local food, cooking competitions and music. (8:00am-6:00pm)


July 29th to August 7th

Anguilla Summer Festival

A celebration of Caribbean Carnival activities by night, and traditional Boat-racing by day, pageantry, music and street dancing. (various starting times at LBCC, and Anguilla’s spectacular beaches). (5:30pm – until).

July 2022

Magic City’s All White Soca Affair


July 31st

Heineken Boat Race

A & B Class boat races in Sandy Ground.


August 1st

August Monday | Emancipation Day | J’ouvert Morning

Caribbean Beach Party (Sandy Ground)
Taking to the streets in the Valley at 4:30 am and reveling to Sandy Ground accompanied by the leading local bands. Then it’s the A & B Class Boat races and the hottest Caribbean Beach Party. 4:30am -2:00am


August 2nd

August Tuesday Boat Race

A Class race from Sandy Ground to Island Harbour.


August 3rd

Wednesday Boat Race

A Class race from Sandy Ground to Blowing Point and back.


August 4th

August Thursday | Eyes Wide Shut Day Break Fete

Public Holiday: This holiday commences with the Ultimate Anguilla Carnival Day Break Fete, Eyes Wide Shut on the Sandy Ground Field, beginning at 12:00am.

It is also a great day for picnics and family reunions and the ATB-sponsored A & B class Boat races at Meads Bay, with Live Entertainment from 10:00am- until.


August 5th

Constitution Day | Grand Parade of Troupes

Troupes from villages all over the island come together on the last Friday of Summer Festival to parade through the streets of the Valley. Colourful costumes depicting cultural and fantasy themes and the winner of Road March is announced. (1:00-9:00pm)


August 6th

Anguilla Poker Run

An all-day event that attracts up over 100 boats from across the region, that make four stops at Da Vida’s in Crocus Bay, Island Harbour, Rendezvous Bay and Meads Bay. Each stop features a different beach party, loads of games, competitions, music, food, drinks, dance contests. The winning poker hand receives $5000.


August 7th

Champion of Champion’s Boat Race

A Class race at Sandy Ground


November 27th to December 3rd

Tourism Week

Includes Valley Street Festival and Taste of the Islands, Church Service, school and industry-wide awareness, educational activities. The Event Climaxes with the AHTA Grand Gala and Awards banquet.

Valley Street Festival (as part of Tourism Week)

Local vendors, Farmers Association, Scouts and Guides and the Department of Youth & Culture in partnership with the Anguilla Tourist Board bring this event to the area of the Agriculture Grounds with Domino, face painting, live music and games. (10:00am-6:00pm).


November 25th to December 10th

16 Days of Activism

Includes Gender Affairs Unit events in recognition of promoting social justice and human rights in Anguilla; encouraging community service, eliminating poverty and hunger, and ending all forms of violence and discrimination.


December 1st

Anguilla’s Optimist Race Against Aids

A public awareness campaign to raise funds for AIDS research and related services.

December 2022

Christmas Tree Lighting & Valley Christmas Festival

A Festival of lights illuminating the entire Coronation Avenue.  Christmas Activities and Entertainment at the Trough in The Valley, next to the Department of Natural Resources (Agricultural Grounds).

December 19th

National Heroes & Heroines Day

A celebration in honour of the past and present heroes and heroines of the 1967 Anguilla Revolution.

December 19th

Annual South Hill Christmas Experience

A celebration of Christmas traditions and culinary treats next to the South Hill Village Community Rock Oven.

December 25th

Christmas Day

Public Holiday

December 26th

Boxing Day

Public Holiday

January 1st

New Year’s Day

Public Holiday