Events and Holidays St Barths

St Barths Events and Holidays

May 2017

West Indies’ Regatta: first weekend in May 2017

Three day event held annually over the May Day weekend in St Barth, celebrating traditional sailboats from the West Indies islands. More of a wooden boat festival than a competitive regatta, the purpose of the event is to promote and encourage traditional boat building in the Caribbean.
West Indies Regatta | Facebook

Tour of St Barth: May 6

Around the island event for windsurfers and catamarans, St Jean Beach

Shopping Festival (Les Soldes): May 6-June 16

Find unbelievable deals on products from original designers and international labels

St Barth Theatre Festival: May 18-27

Performances by the local companies, SB Artists and Côté Scène, and artists from neighboring islands and France.
www.festivaldetheatredesaintbarthelemy.com


St Barth Theatre Festival

June 2017

Fête de la Musique (World Music Day): June 21, 2017

A number of talented musicians will perform in Gustavia at concerts on the Quai General-De-Gaulle.

Caribbean Soccer Stars: (Dates TBA)

Watch as the soccer players from St. Barth clubs take on former and current players from the Celebrity Sport Club. All games can be viewed at the stadium in St Jean.

July 2017

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.

August 2017

St Barth Tennis Open: August 1

Taking place in St. Jean, this is the largest tennis tournament in St. Barts for men, women and children.
www.stbarthtennisclub.com | Facebook

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)

Back for its 7th year, this event brings a talented mix of musicians together for 11 nights of performances across the island.
www.stbarthsummersessions.com/ | Facebook

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.

November 2017

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

Regatta of small catamarans which starts and ends on St Jean Beach each day
stbarthcatacup.com | Facebook


St Barth Cata Cup

December 2017

“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.

January 2018

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

February 2018

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.

March 2018

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

April 2018

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