St. Kitts Details Top Events on Island for 2023

The St. Kitts Tourism Authority is gearing up for 2023, with innovative programming, thrilling sporting events, and a star-studded festival on the horizon. While this summer in St. Kitts has been appropriately named the “Summer of Fun,” the destination’s year-long event schedule is packed with culture, music, and adventure suited for every traveler.

The 2023 Calendar of Events include:

  • Nevis to St. Kitts Cross Channel Swim (March 26): Now in its 21st year, what started as a simple memorial has become one of the Caribbean’s favorite open water swimming events. World-class athletes rub shoulders with recreational swimmers, all gathering to support a noble cause.
  • St. Kitts Music Festival (June 22-24): One of the most diverse musical events in the Caribbean, the 25th Annual St. Kitts Music Festival draws A-list musicians, island visitors and locals for an on-your-feet celebration of exhilarating live music at the Kim Collins Athletic Stadium.
  • St. Kitts and Nevis Restaurant Week (July 13-23): The St. Kitts and Nevis Restaurant Week celebrates the best cooking the islands have to offer. There will be special menus based on a local theme ingredient, at fixed special prices. This year's featured local ingredient is sweet potato.
  • CPL 20 Cricket: The Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2023 will take place at Warner Park, St Kitts & Nevis. Matches will be played in a Double Round Robin Method.
  • St. Kitts-Nevis National Carnival: Locally called Sugar Mas, St. Kitts-Nevis National Carnival opens on a Friday, with six weeks of a series of fêtes filled with calypso, waterworks, live events and fun. On January 2, for a final bash, revelers take to the streets for the Last Lap, the National Carnival’s concluding outdoor celebration.

In addition, this month, St. Kitts launched its newest island offering, the "Kittitian RumMaster." Led by two of St. Kitts' prestigious rum experts, the "Kittitian RumMaster" program invites travelers to deep-dive into the history of rum and distilling rum, gain hands-on experience in creating spiced rum, and the methodology of creating rum-based cocktails. This unique immersive experience is designed for both rum aficionados and visitors wanting to learn more about the spirit. Kittitian RumMaster is the first program of its kind on the island.

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