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2008 Events in Grenada

January 21, 2008 By: Travel Agent Central Contributor Travel Agent

Here is a short list of events that are taking place in Grenada this year..

January 25-29
The Grenada Sailing Festival

Suggest a trip to Grenada this time of year for your clients who are yachting enthusiasts. The event consists of four days of races and regattas and a day-long craft market and cultural street festival.
For more information, visit the Sailing Festival web site at

February 21-24, 2008
Grenada Classic Yacht Regatta

In 2008, West Indies Events will host the first annual Grenada Classic Yacht Regatta, with three days of racing and entertainment.
For more information, visit

March 17
St. Patrick's Day Festival

Celebrations take place in Sauteurs, St. Patrick's. Exhibits include local arts and crafts.

August 11, 2008
Carnival Monday 2008
Carnival celebrations in Grenada are held during the second week in August, just one week after Emancipation Day festivities.
This celebration, which takes place the second week of August, sees the streets of Grenada come alive with traditional masqueraders depicting Devils (Jab-Jabs) and social commentaries of the highlights of the past year (Ole Mas). The festivity's soundtrack includes sounds of steel bands and DJs playing the latest carnival melodies.

On Monday afternoon, bands appear briefly on the streets as they make their way to the big stage for the the Band of the Year competition.
The street party continues on in the evening as the Monday Night Mas bands make their way through the streets from 8 pm onwards.
Carnival is a public holiday, when banks and most shops will be closed. For more information, visit

August 12, 2008
Carnival Tuesday 2008

The festivities continue late into the evening and the celebration officially ends at midnight.

October 12, 2008
Grenada Cricket Classic Festival 2008

For clients that are cricket enthusiasts, the Grenada Classics is a great opportunity to meet many of the characters of test cricket played in recent times between England and the West Indies, attend the Classics parties and enjoy the the Classics match. Call 01604 626216 or e-mail [email protected] for more information.

October 25, 2008
Thanksgiving Day
Thanksgiving in Grenada is a public holiday commemorating the anniversary of the 1983 Caribbean and American military intervention in Grenada. Most shops and banks  are closed on Thanksgiving.

For a more detailed list of events throughout the year, visit

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