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Must-Attend Events in St Barts!

St Barts calendar of events features a full list of festivities and celebrations for all tastes.


09 October: Abolition Day celebration – public holiday in St. Barth. - Fête de L’Anse des Cayes – get involved and enjoy music, games and all sorts of entertainment in the village of Anse des Cayes.

01: All Saints Day – religious holiday when locals gather in the five cemeteries at dusk to light candles and socialize in celebration of the lives of loved ones buried there.
- St. Barth Gourmet Festival – spoil yourself with 4 epic meals at the Annual International Food Festival in the Caribbean; a spectacular 4-day event including some of the leading hotels hosting visiting chefs preparing special menus with wine pairings, while local restaurants offer a taste of St. Barth lunch with Créole influence plus a mixology competition for barmen. There are also cooking demonstrations taking place during the day at several venues.
- Pitea Day – commemoration of the twin cities of Gustavia and Pitea (in Sweden), enjoy a variety of activities organized by l’ASBAS (St. Barth Friends of Sweden Association), including an art and craft show on the quay in front of the Wall House.
- Swedish Marathon/Gustavialoppet – enjoy a fun and relaxed 3-km health walk for everybody or a 13-km race for local runners and braver holidaymakers.
11: Armistice Day – commemoration of the end of World War I (1918); bank holiday in St. Barth Beaujolais Nouveau – not to be missed for wine lovers, private wine tasting can be organized at Le Cellier du Gouverneur in Gustavia.
- St. Barth Cata Cup Regatta – be a witness of the exciting race of small catamarans starting and ending on St Jean Beach each day.

- Holiday Window Competition – during the whole month of December, local shops compete to show who has the most Christmas spirit in this window decorating competition!
- Sainte Barbe – be a spectator of the Parade of Fire Brigades at 9 a.m. on the streets of Gustavia.
- Christmas Village – enjoy the magic holiday season atmosphere with Christmas market and festivities on the quay. Stalls include local artisans' work, food stands showcasing local St. Barths' cuisine and a special area for children to meet Santa Claus.
25: Christmas – religious and public bank holiday; bank holiday carries over through the weekend.
31: New Year's Eve Regatta – participate in the fun and friendly race open to sailboats of all sizes, for locals and those present for the holidays.
31: New Year's Eve –  welcome the New Year on the Quai Général de Gaulle in Gustavia with live music from 9 pm, parties at various restaurants and fireworks at midnight over the harbor in Gustavia, and along St Jean beach in front of Nikki Beach, Sand Bar at Eden Rock hotel and La Plage at Tom Beach hotel.

01: New Years Day – bank holiday in St. Barth.
- St. Barth Music Festival – not to be missed for music lovers, Jazz and chamber music in the churches of Gustavia and Lorient with internationally known artists.
- St. Barth Dental Association –annual conference, an accredited education program featuring world- renowned doctors in dentistry with classes held daily in the Captainerie in Gustavia.
- St. Barth Fun Cup – take part in the thrilling International windsurfing competition featuring pro riders as well as amateurs in Cul De Sac lagoon and St. Jean Bay.

- Carnival – a must for families costume parades in the streets of Gustavia and parties in restaurants from lunchtime till midnight, wear your costume and join the fun.

- Ash Wednesday – end of Carnival; witness the fascinating and ceremonial tradition of the burning of Vaval, King of Carnival, at sunset on Shell Beach followed by live music and drinks at restaurant Do Brasil.
- St. Barth Bucket Regatta – three days of sailing featuring the largest, most prestigious sailing yachts in the world, including many beautifully preserved wooden racing boats.
- Good Friday – public and religious holiday in St. Barth.
- Easter – public and religious holiday in St. Barth.

- Les Voiles de St. Barth – regattas that include sailboats worldwide from classic to mega-yachts; evening events; awards and fireworks. Live music each night on the Quai in Gustavia.
- St Barth Film Festival–  annual festival featuring Caribbean Films and Filmmakers. Films are shown outdoors in the schoolyard in Lorient and on Flamands beach.

01: Labor Day – bank holiday in St. Barth.
- Tour of St. Barth – join the Around-the- Island windsurfing & sailing event at St. Jean Beach.
08: Victory Day – commemoration of the end of World War II (1945), bank holiday in St. Barth.
- Ascension – bank holiday in St. Barth.

- Whitsunday – Pentecost, Bank Holiday in St. Barth.
- Fête de la Musique (World Music Day): a number of talented musicians will perform in Gustavia at concerts on the Quai General-De- Gaulle.

- Fête de la Collectivité – St. Barthélemy celebrates its transition from a municipality of Guadeloupe to a French Overseas Collectivity in 2007, take part to the various events around the island.
14: Bastille Day – French National Day, enjoy the fireworks, dancing and other entertainment activities all around the island; public and bank holiday.
- St Barth Summer Camp – five weeks of wellness on the island, including daily yoga and wellness classes. Many of the events are held on the beach.

15: Assumption Day – religious and public holiday.
- Festival of St. Barthelemy – Patron Saint Feast Day. Religious and official ceremonies, regattas, public ball and fireworks in Gustavia.

Guests on the island are sure to be entertained all throughout the year. view villas