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)
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)
Annual Flower & Garden Show
One day of flower displays and competitions on the grounds of Wallblake House. (11:00 am – 6:00 pm)
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)
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)
Easter Monday Boat Race
Public Holiday: A-Class Egbert Connor Boatrace at Sandy Ground. (2:00pm)
Public Holiday: Fun Sports Day amongst Government Departments and Private sector companies. James Ronald Webster Park.
10:00 am until
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.
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.
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.
Around-the-Island Boat Race
Featuring A-Class Boats starts and ends in Sandy Ground (10:00am – 6:00pm).
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.
“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.
Public Holiday: Whit Monday A Class Boat Race at Sandy Ground.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Magic City’s All White Soca Affair
Heineken Boat Race
A & B Class boat races in Sandy Ground.
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 Tuesday Boat Race
A Class race from Sandy Ground to Island Harbour.
Wednesday Boat Race
A Class race from Sandy Ground to Blowing Point and back.
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.
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)
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.
Champion of Champion’s Boat Race
A Class race at Sandy Ground
November 27th to December 3rd
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.
Anguilla’s Optimist Race Against Aids
A public awareness campaign to raise funds for AIDS research and related services.
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).
National Heroes & Heroines Day
A celebration in honour of the past and present heroes and heroines of the 1967 Anguilla Revolution.
Annual South Hill Christmas Experience
A celebration of Christmas traditions and culinary treats next to the South Hill Village Community Rock Oven.
New Year’s Day