Year-round St. Lucia is bubbling with activities and sites to see and on top of this, there are great events held annually celebrating various things from Jazz music to traditional cuisine. No matter the reason for your visit if you’re here during some of these events, make sure to check them out before you leave.
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Best Events in St Lucia includes the Food & Rum Festival – January 12-14th
If you love food and Rum then St. Lucia is the place to be during the festivals. Enjoy 3 whole days of sensational flavors and expertly crafted rum inspired dishes in participating restaurants through the Island. On Saturday, Rodney Bay turns into a foodies dream with rum infused dishes on offer. On Sunday, prepare your taste buds for the finest rums on offer during the open-air concert on Pigeon Island.
Best Events in St Lucia includes Independence Day – February 22nd
St Lucia was granted Independence on February 22nd, 1979, and ever since has celebrated the day with amazing events. Recently a parade in the capital Castries marks the day with family-fun oriented events on throughout. As most of the locals celebrate, expect lots of gatherings and parties on the beaches and join in the celebrations by wearing the local colors blue, yellow, black & white.
Best Events in St Lucia includes the St. Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival – May 5th – 13th
An annual celebration of St. Lucian, the Caribbean, and international jazz music. With a mix of free and paid events throughout the island, there is something for everyone. The celebrations are done throughout the week leading up to the culminating festival on Pigeon Island with multiple acts performing.
Best Events in St Lucia includes the Dennery Fish Festival Last Sunday in June
The seafood inspired festival celebrates St. Lucia’s love of the sea, with events showcasing the great food that it provides. As well as dining there are multiple water-based events including sailing, swimming, and rowing. The atmosphere makes this a great day out and with entrance to the events free it’s also great for those travelers on a budget.
Best Events in St Lucia includes Carnival – June – July
With the hottest time of year upon the Island, the locals celebrate with a host of events throughout June and July. Get ready to put your dancing shoes on as the streets are filled with steel drums, sexy costumes, and great food. Basically, the summer carnival months turn st. Lucia into a non-stop party.
Another Amazing Event in St Lucia is Jounen Kweyol – October 29th
Immerse yourself in the local culture during the Jounen Kweyol festival also known as International Creole Day which celebrates the local cuisine and music. All around the island you will find traditional food served while listening to Kweyol music that has been passed down through the generations.
Events taking place in St Lucia also includes the Tri St. Lucia – November 18th
A relatively new annual event with 2018 being it’s 6th year running, the triathlon can be entered by an individual or as a relay, allowing locals and visitors alike to get involved. With three levels to choose from you can try your hand or relax and watch the event unfold from the sidelines.
Festival of lights & Renewal in St Lucia – December 12th & 13th
The festival of lights traditionally marks the beginning of the Christmas period with the day being celebrated in the name of Saint Lucy the patron saint of light from whom the island is named after. Elegant displays of Christmas lights will be turned on and all across the island lantern-making competitions are held lighting up the night sky.
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