Festivals and Events Journey to Anguilla

Anguilla is home to a number of fantastic events that take place throughout the year, giving our visitors something to enjoy during each season. Using our guide below, you can explore all the best Anguilla events and amazing things to see in Anguilla!

Festival Del Mar

Held each spring, Festival Del Mar brings locals and visitors together to celebrate all things Anguilla and the sea. Taste traditional seafood recipes and watched heated seafood competitions. Witness fishing tournaments, intense swimming races and triathlons, and cheer on the sailors during the boat races. Live music is often also featured, adding another fun element to this cultural celebration.

Moonsplash Reggae Festival

Another incredible springtime event you can enjoy on Anguilla is the Moonsplash Reggae Festival. A music festival with a history spanning decades, Moonsplash Reggae Festival is perhaps one of the best kept secrets of Anguilla. But for those in the know, this phenomenal annual music festival is a can’t miss event. The weekend long event is hosted by local and reggae musical legend Bankie Banks and his son Omari Banks at their iconic bar and event venue The Dune Preserve, a cavernous structure made out of driftwood and located right on the beach. Reggae artists from near and far come to jam and dance all day and all night during this spectacular festival. It’s definitely one of the best Anguilla events to go to!

Carnival

Carnival is a celebration held all around the world in countries with a Catholic presence. While the festival typically takes place in the days leading up to lent, our island likes to mark the occasion a little differently. On Anguilla, Carnival is held in August, beginning on Jouvert Morning (or August Day). On that day, the island wakes up early and begins dancing through the street before enjoying other festivities, including boat races, street festivals, beach parties, and beauty pageants.

Anguilla Summer Festival

An 11-day long festival spectacular, the Anguilla Summer Festival is held during the middle of each summer, celebrating the emancipation of Caribbean slaves with live music, a parade, a boat race, beauty pageants, and more. The Anguilla Summer Festival is one of the most amazing things to see in Anguilla!

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Our reservation agents can’t wait to tell you all about the exciting events and festivals you can enjoy here on Anguilla! Call, email, or chat with us today and book your lodgings in one of our gorgeous vacation rentals to find out more information!