Calendar For Anguilla
Here is what's happening in Anguilla, month by month, with scheduled events and those that happened at the same time last year. And there are web links to more information about the events. Most of the fun festivals and events are locally generated and organized - they are part of the culture of the island, not staged just for tourists. If you are fortunate enough to be here when an event is on, by all means attend--you will be welcome and have a fun and unique experience.
Local shows and fund raisers are often announced at the last minute and do not make it onto this web page. Most such activities are announced on Radio Anguilla (1505 AM, 95.5 FM). Many public events such as boat races occur on public holidays.
To add an event to this calendar, send email to
fax to 264-497-3295, or snail-mail to Box 931, Anguilla.
Carnival: July 29-August 8 - Click for schedule
Year 2003 Scheduled Events
Moonsplash 2003: March 14-16th
5th Annual Optimist Triathlon: April 6th
Carnival 2003: August 2nd-10th
Tranquility Jazz Festival: November 14 - 16, 2003
Year 2002 Scheduled Events
Community Foundation Fund Raiser, January 31, Johnnos.
Pottery Course, February 25-March 1. 497-2949.
St Gerards West Indian Garden Party, Feb 9.
Cultural Festival: Feb 17-24
Festival Del Mar - February 22-24.
Flower and Garden Show - March 2-3.
Busta Cup Cricket. Barbados vs Leeward Islands. March 1-4, 2002
March 22-24, For details, visit Dunepreserve.com
Year 2001 Scheduled Events
Thursday August 2 to Sunday August 12.
Carnival and Boat Racing: Summer Festival. New web site
has information: Festival.ai
Year 2000 Scheduled Events
Aug 4-Aug 13. Summer Festival:
carnival and boat racing. (Note: the Art Festival is every other
year, so look for it in 2001.)
Sun July 30. Miss Anguilla Swimsuit Competition, 6:30 pm, Carnival Village.
Queen's Birthday.Monday, June 19, 2000. Public Holiday.
Caricom Day. Monday, July 3, 2000. Public Holiday.
Whit Monday. June 12, 2000. Public Holiday.
Anguilla Day. Tuesday, May 30, 2000. Public Holiday.
Labour Day Dance. May 1, 2000. One minute after midnite. 1-264-497-5297.
Flower and Garden Show. April 29-30, 2000. Read about last year's show..
Easter Monday Boat Race. April 24, 2000. View the 1998 race.
Annual Optimist Triathlon. April 9, 2000.
Moonsplash March 17-18, 2000. The 10th annual Moonsplash music festival and all-around beach party has been announced. According to recording artist Bankie Banx, festival founder and host performer, Moonsplash 2000, will coincide with the first full moon in March, and again be held at Banx's legendary Dune Preserve.
St Gerards Garden Party. This fabulous night of dining, drinking and dancing, with music by Sprocka, is March 11, 2000. Read about last year's party: Click Here.
4th International Financial Cryptography Conference. February 21-24, 2000. Web site.
Le St-Clair, Anguilla: Wahoo Fishing Tournament. Sunday February 20, 2000.
Tournament Registration: In Anguilla, phone Normand, at (264) 497-5579. In St-Martin, phone Maurice, Au Bouchon restaurant, at 590-29 20 90. Tournament fee: US$100 per boat. The three PRIZES for this friendly tournament are:
Lunch and Music: Starting at 1:00 pm a buffet lunch with Ribs and Chicken will be served for tournament participants, their guests and the general public. Price US$20 include food and drinks (Rum Punch and Beer). Music by local band (Dumpa), from 2:00 to 5:00 pm.
- Biggest weight in Wahoo. $200 + Trophy
- Biggest Wahoo. $200 + Trophy
- Second biggest weight in Wahoo. $100
Le St-Clair location is just east of the commercial dock at Sandy Grounds. Boats intending to fish in Anguilla waters should have their fishing licenses.
Silent Auction to Benefit Wallblake House.
When: Saturday February 19, 2000, 6pm until 10pm
Where: Paradise Cove Resort
Other Details: hors d'oeuvres and cash bar, no admittance fee, over 100 items up for bid (pieces of art, boat trips, hotel stays, villa rentals, restaurant visits); all for a good cause;
Contact: Matt or Monica Trimble at 497-4511 or at email@example.com with items to donate to auction or questions.
Read about last year's fabulous auction: Click Here.
Soroptomist Valentine Fair: Feb 12 Noon until 5pm. Grounds of the Governor's house, Old Ta.
Winners of Art Competition, Feb 8. Three international judges will be here for the occasion and the winners are to be announced at a cocktail party at Malliouhana Hotel, starting at 5.30 p.m. price US $10.00.
Classical Music Jan 23rd. Talented musicians in Anguilla for special performance, sponsored by the Anguilla Community Foundation: Two young professional musicians will be in Anguilla on January 23 to present a concert at the Bethel Methodist Church. The classical concert is being organized by the Anguilla Community Foundation and funds raised will be for the work of the Foundation in Anguilla.
American violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn will be performing, along with Estela Kersenbaum-Olevsky, Professor of Music at the University of Massachusetts, on the piano. The programme will include works by Beethoven, Bach and Tchaikovsky as well as three Cuban dances and two tangos for piano solo by the talented Argentinean pianist.
Elizabeth began to play the violin at the age of three in 1976. She earned a Bachelor of Music Degree at the University of Southern California and she worked extensively with the renowned Robert Lipsett. She has won acclaim as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician both in the United States and abroad. She made her solo orchestra debut at the age of fourteen and has since performed with orchestra concertos by Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Mozart and others.
The Community Foundation Board members are hoping that Anguillians, residents and tourists will take advantage of this unique opportunity to hear these professional musicians and attend the concert on the evening of January 23. Tickets are available at Keene Enterprises, the Anguilla Drug Store, Devonish Art Gallery and from members of the Board.
Further information from Brenda Carty. Telephone: 1-264-497 3138 or Leroy Martinez, Tel: 497 4293
Police Week, Jan 22-29. Tickets for the Annual Police Week Supper and Dance, scheduled for Saturday, 29th January, 2000, are US$20 (EC$53). Dress is Formal (suit and tie). Place: House of Chandeliers. This culminates a week of activities, which in past years has included a fashion show, a performance of the police choir, a block party, and more. This year there is even a beauty contest featuring police offers from many islands.
Pastels Art Class. If you are coming to Anguilla for the winter, or you live here, you might be interested in this note from Paula Walden (email: firstname.lastname@example.org):
Pastels art class beginning Thursday, Jan 20 at 10 am. The classes will run once a week for 10 weeks and cost $100 US. Experienced artist and teacher will be teaching this class. If you are interested please call me at 1-264-497 3838
Lynne Bernbaum Showing of new art works is scheduled for January 1,2000 at the new Devonish Gallery in West End (across the street from Cheddie's Carving Studio).
Events from Previous Years
Jan 1.. 10 KM Run with runners from USVI, BVI
and Eastern Caribbean. Starts at noon.
Jan 1. New Year's Day: public holiday. The final day of the
Christmas Season. Family gatherings and beach picnics.
Boat race at Sandy Ground.
Feb 4. Savannah Gallery opening: Janet Cook Rutnik, "Island Scenes Then and Now.
Feb 13. Sunshine Theatre Company production at Ruthwill Auditorium.
Feb 20-Mar 5. Peg Gregory show at Devonish Gallery.
Feb 22-25. Financial Cryptography 99.
Feb 25. Sunshine Theatre Company presents "Do Lord Remember Me", story-theatre in song, dance and dialogue. Ruthwill Auditorium.
Feb 27. St. Gerard's West Indian Garden Party. Drinks, music, buffet dinner, and dancing under the stars. All on the Church Grounds across from the Tourism Dept in The Valley.
Feb 5-26. Marjorie Morani show, Savannah Gallery
Mar 4. Election Day in Anguilla. many businesses
close at noon so employees can vote. Mar 5 (Fri) and
Mar 8 (Mon) are spontaneous political holidays!
Mar 2-6. Financial Cryptopgraphy Workshop.
Devonish Gallery Pam Gregory Show.
Apr 2. Good Friday, public holiday.
April 3. Old-Time Variety Concert and Laughtercise.
Part of the Cultural Festival.
Easter Monday Boat Race.
May 1-3. Masters Cricket at Ronald Webster Park.
May 24. Whit Monday, public holiday.
1st. Labour Day, Public Holiday. Government departments Fun Day,
Rallies, Sports Meets.
Music festival at Mariners, Vaudeville show,
Spelling bee of primary schools,Anguilla Day boat race, parade, concerts.
June 14. Queen's Birthday.
Jun 1. Whit Monday. Public Holiday. Beach picnics, fairs.
University of Vermont Prehistory
July 8. Sunshine Theatre Company presents "The Hand That Cradles the Rock" at Ruthwill Auditorium.
July 26-Aug 1. Second International Art Festival and Competition.
July 2. Caribbean Bonfire Pottery.
Professor Patricia Fay
on Caribbean Bonfire Pottery at the Library.
Art Festival continues until Aug 1.
Aug 2. August Monday, public holiday.
Summer Festival 99: Carnival and Boat racing.
Aug 1-9. Carnival and Boat Racing:
Aug 4. Boat races at Island Harbour.
Aug 5. Boat races at Blowing Point.
Aug 6. August Thursday. Public Holiday. Boat races, Carnival Queen pageant.
Aug 7. Constitution Day. Public Holiday. Parade of Carnival Troupes.
Special report on Carnival 97
with pictures of J'ouvert dancing, boat races, parade of
troupes, kids'n'karnival, shows, calypso, music, dance, much more...
Sep 21. Close call from Hurricane Georges.
Oct 27-Nov 2. Red Stripe Cricket Bowl 1999. 1st Class Regional One Day Cricket. Ronald Webster Park, featuring Trinidad & Tobago vs. Canada (Wednesday Oct 27), Leeward Islands vs Trinidad & Tobago (Saturday Oct 30), Leeward Islands vs Canada (Monday Nov 1), and Trinidad & Tobago vs Barbados (Tuesday Nov 2).
Oct 3-8. Culinary Competition in Puerto Rico, cancelled
due to Hurricane Georges. Anguilla chefs
did very well in 1997.
Nov 1. Beaches of Anguilla" video released.
November 20-22 and November 27-29, "Natalie Needs a Nighty".
Sunshine Theatre Group. Ruthwill Auditorium. Across
from the Anguilla Drug Store in The Valley.
Three on Three Basketball Tournament. West End court.
Traditional Food and Craft Fair,
Gospel Explosion for Thanksgiving,
Sacred Dance Choir, and
"Run For Your Wife" play production.
Dec 17. Separation Day.
Dec 4-12 is Tourism Week:
Dec 4. Opening ceremonyDec 13. Second Tae Kwon Do Tournament, Landsome Bowl.
Dec 26. Boxing Day is a public holiday.
Dec 26. "Starfest" at Bankie Banx place, The Dune Preserve, 4pm until ???
Tourism Week Careers Fair at high school, 8:30am-3pm.
Youth Talent Explosion.
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