Must-attend Events in St Barts

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

The island of St. Barts boasts a calendar of events featuring a full list of festivities and celebrations for all tastes. guests on the island are sure to be entertained throughout the year.


  • 01: New Year's 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 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.
  • St. Barth Bucket Regattal: 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): Several 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 in the various events around the island.
  • 14: Bastille Day, French National Day, public and bank holiday. Enjoy the fireworks, dancing, and other entertainment activities all around the island.
  • 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.
  • Fête de L’Anse des Cayes: Get involved and enjoy music, games, and all sorts of entertainment in the village of Anse des Cayes.


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


  • 09: Abolition Day celebration, public holiday in St. Barth.


  • 01: 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 four 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-kilometer health walk for everybody or a 13-kilometer race for local runners and braver holidaymakers.
  • 11: Armistice Day. Commemoration of the end of World War I (1918); bank holiday in St. Barth.
  • St. Barth Cata Cup Regatta: Witness the exciting race of small catamarans starting and ending on St Jean Beach each day.


  • Sainte Barbe: Be a spectator of the Parade of Fire Brigades on the streets of Gustavia.
  • Christmas Villagel: Enjoy the magic holiday season atmosphere with the 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.
  • 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.

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