Lose yourself in the rhythm of infectious carnivals; give yourself a rush from thrilling regattas; let the spirits move you at any of the delectable cook-outs complete with authentic Caribbean drinks; or simply free yourself during a weekend road trip to party, holiday, and revel in other's company for an entire weekend in a beautiful resort location. That’s what the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) is pitching after releasing its 2019 Destination Calendar of Events.
It’s the CTO's most extensive list of events in Caribbean member countries, making it easier for travelers to find their favorite activities—and the destinations to enjoy them—in one place.
Some events to consider include:
Reggae Month Celebrations – Jamaica
Lasting all of February, this event, organized by the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association, includes live weekly concerts, lecture series, a reggae village at Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre, an awards ceremony and more.
Turtle Watching – Grenada
From April to July, leatherback turtles make their way to Levera Beach on Grenada’s northern coast to lay their eggs. Local groups protect the nesting sites and offer tours to unobtrusively observe the process.
Saint Lucia Jazz Festival – Saint Lucia
The Saint Lucia Jazz Festival is a mix of free and paying concerts that blend Caribbean and international jazz music, with mainstage and fringe events across the island. The event takes place May 5 – 12.
Barbados Food & Rum Festival – Barbados
Barbados, often referred to as the culinary capital of the Caribbean, will host its Food and Rum Festival October 17 – 20. The culinary events are designed to stimulate not only the taste buds, but the other senses, as well.
View the full calendar here.