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ST BARTH EVENTS CALENDAR 2018

The Blazon of St Barth
January
  • 01 New Year Day in St. Barth, magical and unique!!
  • 05-06 Ballets with dancers from the Paris Opera.
  • 07-21 St Barth Music Festival - Jazz concert in Gustavia and Lorient churches with artists of international renown.
February
  • 08 School Carnival - Costume parade for children in the streets of Gustavia.
  • 13 Mardi Gras - Costume parade in the streets of Gustavia.
  • 14 Ash Wednesday - End of carnival. Burning of Vaval, King of carnival - Shell beach.
March
  • 15-18 St Barth Bucket - Regattas around St Barth for a fleet of the largest, most prestigious sailing yachts.
April
  • 02-06 Kid's Trophy - Major tennis tournament for kids from around the Caribbean.
  • 09-14 St Barth Sails - 6 days of regattas with the nicest sailing boats of the world, yachts classics to maxi yachts.
  • 16-23 Book Festival & Jazz - Authors intervention in schools, reading of texts & poems, dedications, book sales.
  • 22 Transat AG2R La Mondiale - Sailboats race through the Atlantic ocean from Concarneau to St Barths.
  • 26-01 West Indies Regatta - 3 day event celebrating traditional West Indian sails. Wooden boat festival.
May
  • 01-06 St Barth Film Festival - 6 days with films from around the Caribbean basin and about Caribbean culture.
  • 01 Tour of St. Barth - Around the island event for windsurfing and catamarans, St Jean beach.
  • 08 Ceremony of Commemoration at the Monument to the Dead - National Day of Tribute to the Dead.
  • 18-26 St Barth Theatre Festival - Performances by SB Artists and artists from neighbouring island and France.
June
  • 21 Music Festival - Celebrate music, it's the annual Fête de la Musique in Gustavia from 5pm.
July
  • 07-08 Feast of the Anse des Cayes - Festive day with games, wine of honor, Meals on the spot & public ball.
  • 14-15 SBJAM Music Festival - Concerts of Caribbean music in Gustavia.
  • 14 National Day - Incredible fireworks all around the island and dancing in Gustavia.
  • 15-18 Summer Camp - A yoga and fitness challenge.
  • 28-29 Flamands Fête - Various activities on Flamands Beach.
August
  • 01-15 St Barth Tennis Open - The island largest tennis tournament for men, women and children in St Jean.
  • 04-05 Windward Fete - Fishing tournament, regatta, games, music, volleyball, raffle and dancing in Lorient.
  • 03-20 St Barth Family Festival - It's party time with a festival of musical fireworks.
  • 11-12 Gustavia Fete - Games, competitions and various activities organized on the dock in Gustavia.
  • 24 St Barthélemy Saint's Day - Island's patron saint ceremonies, regattas, fireworks and dancing in Gustavia.
  • 25 St Louis Fete of the village of Corrossol - Various activities, tournaments, regattas, games, raffles, dance performances and music.
November
  • 01-04 St Barth Gourmet festival - The first international of food in the Caribbean.
  • 10-11 Pitea Day - Commemoration of the twin cities of St Barth and Piteå (in Sweden), annual marathon races.
  • 11 Commemoration of the taking of the Bastille in 1789 and the feast of the Federation of 1790.
  • 14-18 St Barth Cata Cup Regatta - The most important event for sports catamarans in the Caribbean.
December
  • 01 Firemen Celebration - Parade of vehicles of fire brigades at 9 am in the streets of Gustavia.
  • 13-23 Christmas Village - Christmas market and festivities on the dock quai Général de Gaulle.
  • 25 Christmas Family and Religious Holiday.
  • 31 New Year's Eve Regatta - Just-for-fun race around the island, open to sail-boats of all sizes.
  • 31 New Year's Eve - Music and dancing, fireworks at midnight in Gustavia, parties in various restaurants.
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