Events and Holidays St Barths
St Barths Events and Holidays
Fête des quartiers du Nord: July 1
Flamands – Contests, Regattas, animations, and fireworks.
St Barths Summer Camp: Jul 15-August 18
Five weeks of wellness on the island, including daily yoga and wellness classes. Many of the events are held right on the beach.
Fête de l’Anse des Cayes et Anse des Lézards: (Dates TBA)
Games, music, sports, shows and a ball all featured during this celebration in the village of Anse des Cayes.
Bastille Day: July 14, 2017
Fireworks and dancing in Gustavia during this Public Holiday.
St Barth Tennis Open: August 1
Fête des Quartiers du Vent: August 5-6
Regatta, soccer tournament, ping pong tournament, beach volleyball tournament, fishing tournament, and festivities in the village of Lorient.
St Barth Family Festival: August 2-20
10th Anniversary! It’s party time with a festival of musical fireworks! Night after night of hot sounds with a tropical club atmosphere, featuring live music at Shellona, Le Yacht Club, and Le Ti St Barth.
http://stbarthfamilyfestival.com | Facebook
St. Barth Summer Sessions & SJBAM Music Festival: (Dates TBD)
Festival of St. Barthelemy: August 24, 2017
Patron Saint Feast Day. Church and official ceremonies, regattas, public ball, fireworks in Gustavia.
St-Louis Festival: August 25, 2017
Village of Corossol – Fishing contests, Regattas, public ball, and fireworks.
Shopping Festival (Les Soldes): October 14-November 24
French law dictates when the shops are allowed to have their Soldes (sales) in various areas. Find unbelievable deals on products from original designers and international labels.
Taste of St Barth: November 5 – November 8, 2016
Six celebrity chefs pair up with six of St Barths top chefs to prepare world class tasting menus at six of the top restaurants in St Barths. The event is spread out over four nights, so you can enjoy up to four epic dinners. There are also cooking demonstrations during the day at several venues.
www.stbarthgourmetfestival.com | Facebook
All Saints Day: November 1, 2015
Religious holiday. In St. Barth, the cemeteries, which are normally kept in impeccable condition, are spiffed to a higher degree of beauty and cleanliness. Island residents begin gathering in the five cemeteries at dusk to light candles and socialize in celebration of the lives of loved ones buried there.
Swedish Week and PITEA Day: Second week of November
Commemoration of the cultural bonds between St Barts and Sweden, and linkage between sister cities of Gustavia and Pitea, Sweden. Activities include an arts and crafts show on the quay in front of the Wall House in Gustavia, a 5K run, a 10k walk (the Gustavialoppet), and the Children’s Race.
St Barth Cata Cup: November 13 – November 20, 2017
St Barth Cata Cup
“Best Christmas Window” Competition: December 1 – December 28, 2016
Throughout December, local shops and businesses compete to show who has the most Christmas spirit in this window decorating competition!
St. Barts Christmas Village in Gustavia: December 1 – December 28, 2017
A festive area is set up on the quai featuring local artisans’ work, food stands showcasing local St. Barths’ cuisine, and a special area for children to meet Santa Claus (or affectionately, Pere Noel). There is a children’s parade, and a children’s costume contest.
New Year’s Eve: December 31, 2017
Live music and celebrations across the island. The New Year’s Eve Regatta, a sailing race organized for fun around St. Barts. Fireworks at midnight over the harbor in Gustavia, and along St Jean beach in front of Nikki Beach, Sand Bar at Eden Rock hotel and La Plage at Tom Beach hotel. Live entertainment in some restaurants.
St. Barth Music Festival Caribbean: Dates TBA 2018
Two-week-long Jazz and Chamber music festival with internationally known artists.
St Barth Dental Association Conference: January 15 – January 19, 2018
Transforming Your Practice: From Solid Principles to State of The Art Applications
Please join us for our 24th year of unique and thought-provoking dental continuing education in one of the most beautiful settings in the world.
www.saintbarthdental.com/ | Facebook
St Barth Fun Cup: Dates TBA 2018
3 days of Regattas in Cul de Sac lagoon and St Jean Bay.
Carnaval St Barts: February 12, 2018
Costume parade through the streets of Gustavia from 3pm to 7pm, and parties in restaurants from lunchtime till midnight. This is preceded earlier in the week by the short but charming”Children’s Parade”. Ash Wednesday marks the end of Carnaval, and the ceremonial burning of a straw statue of Vaval – King of Carnaval. This happens at sunset on Shell Beach, and is followed by live music and drinks at restaurant Do Brasil.
Mi-Careme: March 8, 2018
Religious and Public Holiday. Enjoy parades and parties during this celebration of the middle of Lent.
St Barths Bucket Regatta: March 15 – March 18, 2018
A three day by invitation-only Regatta featuring 48 of the most impressive superyachts in the world, all at least 100’ long, including many beautifully preserved wooden racing boats. You can view many of the participating boats in Gustavia harbor after 5pm most days.
Easter Weekend: Friday March 30 – Sunday April 1, 2018
Public and religious holiday.
St Barth Bucket Regatta
Les Voiles de St Barth Regatta: April 9 – April 14, 2018
An important stop on the Caribbean regatta circuit, the”Les Voiles de St. Barth” regatta will include over 70 boats, divided into six classes from classic sloops to mega yachts. The results from each days racing are posted in the events tent on the Quai in Gustavia, where you can also enjoy live music each night.
St Barth Film Festival: Dates TBA 2018
This annual festival features Caribbean Films and Filmmakers. Films are shown outdoors in the schoolyard in Lorient, and weather permitting, on Flamands beach.
West Indies’ Regatta: April 28-May 1 2018
Each year during the first weekend in May, beach built island schooners and sloops from all over the Caribbean gather in Gustavia to commemorate the great days of trading by sail between the islands. The event takes place over three days and includes sailing, an island market, live music, and much more.
West Indies Regatta | Facebook
Tour of St Barth: April 29, 2018
Around the island event for windsurfers and catamarans, St Jean Beach