Coming up in the Caribbean

March 23-31

Spring Sailing and

Sailing Festival

British Virgin Islands

One of the top sailing regattas in the Caribbean. Seven days of perfect wind, warm waters, hot racing and cool parties, with more than 150 yachts from around the world racing on three-course areas in 18 classes. For details, visit www. bvispringregatta.org.

April 13

KPMG Tortola Torture

British Virgin Islands

The BVI’s ultramarathon circumnavigates Tortola with a 33.4 route and a 12,000-foot elevation change. The race is open to individuals and teams of two or three. For details, visit www.tortolatorture.com.

April 13

Grenada International

Track and Field Meet

The third annual event features more than 100 local and international athletes from more than a dozen countries. For details, visit www.puregrenada.com.

April 14-22

Easterval

St. Vincent and

the Grenadines

Union Island comes alive during the Easter season during its annual Easterval Festival centered on sports, boat racing, beach picnics and parties.

April 16-21

Barbados Surf Pro

The annual WSL Barbados Surf Pro Men and Women’s QS3,000 will take place along the rugged coasts of Barbados. For details, visit www barbadossurfpro@ gmail.com.

April 17-23

Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta

This international regatta brings together close to 60 yachts to compete across four days of racing with sailing class vintage traditional yachts. For details, visit www.antiguaclassics.com.

April 19-20

Curacao International BlueSeas Festival

The BlueSeas festival features a blend of traditional and gentrified jazz music with international musicians and special events at various bars and restaurants in the area. For details, visit www.curacaoblueseasfestival.com.

April 19-22

Holy Saturday Cycling Classic

Belize

Belize’s biggest cycling event in San Ignacio is held over the Easter holidays, with an estimated distance of 142.4 miles. For details, visit www.belizehub.com.

April 20-21

Festival Del Mar

Anguilla

The event in the fishing village of Island Harbour includes a deep sea fishing tournament, swimming races, crab races, a boat race, a culinary competition and live music.

April 20-22

Virgin Gorda Easter Festival

British Virgin Islands

The weekend is filled with a calypso monarch competition, live music, a parade, a queen show and nightly village entertainment.

April 20-22

Oistins Fish Festival

Barbados

One of the largest community festivals on Barbados’ south coast is held over Easter weekend. For details, visit www.oistinsfestival.org.

April 20-21

Lethem Rodeo

Guyana

The biggest rodeo in Guyana held in Rupununi hosts various ranch and cowboy competitions. For details, visit www.visitrupununi.com.

April 20-21

Bartica Regatta

Guyana

The oldest regatta in Guyana includes speed boat racing, gospel concerts, regional concerts, street jams and a beauty pageant. For details, visit Facebook.com/Bartica Easter Regatta.

April 21-28

Barbados Reggae Festival

The Barbados Reggae Festival is a weeklong music fest of international acclaim. For details, visit www.thebarbadosreggae festival.com.

April 22

International Kite Festival

Antigua and Barbuda

The skies are filled with traditional homemade kites at Devil’s Bridge National Park during this Easter Monday tradition. For details call 268-774-4879.

April 22

Seù Harvest Parade

Curacao

Locals of all ages celebrate the island’s harvest festival with a festive march using the graceful “wapa” dance steps imitating movements made during planting and harvesting in the 17th century. For details, visit www.curacao.com.

April 23–27

National Family Island Regatta

Exuma, Bahamas

With five days of sailing native Bahamian sloops, the regatta, started in 1954, is one of the oldest regattas in the Bahamas. For details, visit Bahamas Tourist office 242-336-2430.

April 25 - 28

Mayreau Regatta

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

The Mayreau Regatta fosters camaraderie

with participants from neighbouring islands

who join in fishing, sailing, lion fish hunting,

cooking competitions, games night,

afterparty, maypole dancing, and a kite flying

contest




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