SPECIAL EVENTS

Calendar of Events 2016

St. James's Club & Villas offers a variety of activities for guests in the resort, but there are plenty of activities to venture out on your own, explore or participate in Antigua’s annual events. Click below to find out what's happening in Antigua this year.


JANUARY
JANUARY 1 | NEW YEAR'S DAY (PUBLIC HOLIDAY)
New Year's Day is a Public Holiday in Antigua, and a great opportunity for you to picnic on one of our beautiful beaches.
JANUARY 16 | “ROUND THE ISLAND RACE”
The Antigua Yacht Club Round the Island Race is organized by the Antigua Yacht Club. For more information please visit www.antiguayachtclub.com
JANUARY 28 - 31 | THE SUPERYACHT CHALLENGE
Yachts in excess of 80 feet are invited to participate in an exciting, friendly event – the Superyacht Challenge Antigua! For more information please click here.
FEBRUARY
FEBRUARY 12-14 | VALENTINE’S REGATTA
Yachts in excess of 80 feet are invited to participate in an exciting, friendly event – the Superyacht Challenge Antigua! For more information please click here.
FEBRUARY 22 | RORC CARIBBEAN 600 YACHT RACE
The event is organized by the Jolly Harbour Yacht Club in Antigua, the Regatta has now become a major international sailing festival, attracting sailors and others from around the world.
MARCH
MARCH 12 - 13 | ANTIGUA INTERNATIONAL LASER OPEN REGATTA
The Antigua Yacht Club International Laser Open is an annual competition that attract masters of the single-handed dinghy from all around the world. Learn More
MARCH 25, 27, 28 | GOOD FRIDAY, EASTER SUNDAY & EASTER MONDAY
As these are major religious holidays, most people in Antigua will attend church. Another day for relaxation often at the beach and to also find kite flying gatherings around the island.
MARCH 27 | ANTIGUA INTERNATIONAL KITE FLYING FESTIVAL
A week of fun and colourful events for beginners and experts alike. Events are arranged all around the island on beaches, lawns and even indoors. So grab your gear, pick up a kite and send it soaring!
APRIL
APRIL 13 - 19 | ANTIGUA CLASSIC YACHT REGATTA
This world renowned Classic Yacht Regatta is the largest and longest running classic regatta in the Caribbean. Learn More
APRIL 23 | YATCHING WORLD ROUND ANTIGUA RACE
Round Antigua Race, which continues to be sponsored by Yachting World, will return again in 2014 owith more classes and more exciting racing than ever before! Learn More
APRIL 23 - 29 | ANTIGUA SAILING WEEK
Simply one of the world’s most prestigious sailing regattas, attracting participants from all corners of the globe. Learn More
MAY
MAY 2 | LABOUR DAY (PUBLIC HOLIDAY)
Each political party in Antigua organizes a huge bash by one of the many beaches on the island. The party includes lots of food, drink, socializing and evening concerts of local and international artists.
MAY 16 | WHIT MONDAY (PUBLIC HOLIDAY)
Religious Holiday.
MAY 13 - 16 | BARBUDA CARIBANA
Barbuda’s Carnival celebrations take place over the long Whit weekend, with five days of pageantry, calypso and Mas (the local name for Carnival celebrations).
MAY 13 | ANNUAL MARLIN CLASSIC FISHING TOURNAMENT
Antigua Annual Marlin Classic is a one day marlin only tournament to be enjoyed by sportsfishing enthusiasts visiting Antigua. Come on out and show your support!
MAY 13 - 16 | 50TH ANNUAL ANTIGUA & BARBUDA SPORT FISHING TOURNAMENT
There'll be adrenaline and excitement in a competitive environment. Learn More
JUNE
JUNE 1 | TIME TO BOOK YOUR SUMMER VACATION AT ST. JAMES'S CLUB & VILLAS
Barbuda’s Carnival celebrations take place over the long Whit weekend, with five days of pageantry, calypso and mas.
JULY
JULY TBA | MANGO FESTIVAL
The Antigua Mango Festival is held in August, which is the height of the mango season in Antigua. Mango lovers can expect to sample a wide array of dishes, all with one main ingredient - Mango!
JULY 22 - AUGUST 2 | 60TH ANNUAL ANTIGUA CARNIVAL CELEBRATIONS
Caribbean’s greatest summer festival, Antigua’s Carnival, is a celebration of life. Fusing African folklore with Caribbean traditions it is a music and dance-fuelled kaleidoscope of fantasy and fun.
JULY - OCTOBER | ANTIGUA TURTLE-WATCHING SEASON
Journey by boat to a deserted beach for this awesome moon-light Antigua adventure. For the next turtle watching outing, please contact the Environmental Awareness Group of Antigua & Barbuda.
AUGUST
JULY 22 - AUGUST 2 | 60TH ANNUAL ANTIGUA CARNIVAL CELEBRATIONS
Caribbean’s greatest summer festival, Antigua’s Carnival, is a celebration of life. Fusing African folklore with Caribbean traditions it is a music and dance-fuelled kaleidoscope of fantasy and fun.
JULY - OCTOBER | ANTIGUA TURTLE-WATCHING SEASON
Journey by boat to a deserted beach for this awesome moon-light Antigua adventure. For the next turtle watching outing, please contact the Environmental Awareness Group of Antigua & Barbuda.
SEPTEMBER
JULY - OCTOBER | ANTIGUA TURTLE-WATCHING SEASON
Journey by boat to a deserted beach for this awesome moon-light Antigua adventure. For the next turtle watching outing, please contact the Environmental Awareness Group of Antigua & Barbuda.
OCTOBER
JULY - OCTOBER | ANTIGUA TURTLE-WATCHING SEASON
Journey by boat to a deserted beach for this awesome moon-light Antigua adventure. For the next turtle watching outing, please contact the Environmental Awareness Group of Antigua & Barbuda.
NOVEMBER
NOVEMBER 1 | ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE (PUBLIC HOLIDAY)
Witness the special displays of uniformed platoons during Antigua and Barbuda’s Independence Ceremonial parade at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium.
DECEMBER
DECEMBER 25 | CHRISTMAS DAY (PUBLIC HOLIDAY)
Christmas Day in Antigua is generally a laid-back day in Antigua with residents choosing to spend the day with family and friends, enjoying a large Christmas dinner.
DECEMBER 26 | BOXING DAY (PUBLIC HOLIDAY)
Boxing Day is a public holiday in Antigua. This is a day of rest and relaxation spent with family and friends.
DECEMBER 31 | NEW YEAR'S EVE
Ring in the New Year in Antigua with friends and family! You will find lots of parties and New Year's eve celebrations taking place at clubs and restaurants in English Harbour, St. John's and in the Dickenson Bay Area.