Updated 17 Nov 2022

No matter the time of year there’s always something happening in Antigua and Barbuda. There are a variety of gatherings for all ages and interests and an exciting lineup of annual sporting events, festivals and cultural celebrations all under the postcard-worthy Antigua sunshine.

Considered the sailing capital of the Caribbean, Antigua’s yachting calendar runs from December through April, and culminates with the premier sailing regatta in the Caribbean, The Antigua Sailing Week. From July – August, Antigua hosts the Antigua Carnival, a ten-day summer festival that occurs through the streets in the capital city of St. John’s. Sport fishing tournaments, triathlons, half-marathons, kite festivals, cricket, mango and seafood festivals are other great events visitors can enjoy.

Seasonal Events

Cricket Season: January – July
Netball Season: January – July
Volleyball Season: January – December
Horse-racing Season: January – December
Basketball Season: February – July
Cycling Season – February – November
Turtle Watching Season – July – October
Football Season: August – February

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