February TBA: Community Foundation Classical Concert
The Anguilla Community Foundation invites musician from all over the world to perform at the Bethel Methodist Church to raise funds for their charitable organization. (7:30 – 9:00)
February 9: St. Gerard's Garden Party
Hosted on the Grounds of historic Wallblake House, showcasing food from other islands prepared by members of St. Gerard’s congregation - live music and dancing. (7:30 – until)
February 21 - 24: 22nd Annual Moonsplash Festival
Takes place at the Dune Preserve on Rendezvous Bay, normally around the first full moon before Easter. The concerts are hosted by Anguilla’s very own Bankie Banx, and feature international and regional artists from around the world. (8:00 pm – until)
February 22 - 24: 11th Annual Anguilla Yacht Regatta
Yacht racing between the regional racing fraternity, with a local B class boat race normally on the last day of the regatta. (various starting times)
February 23 & 26: Annual Flower and Garden Show
Two days of flower displays and competitions on the grounds of historic Wallblake House. (11:00 am – 6:00 pm)
March 4: James Ronald Webster Day
Speeches and tributes made to the Father of the Nation James Ronald Webster takes place at Webster’s Park. (8:00 am – noon)
March 29: Good Friday
A day of church services for all denominations throughout the island. (Various times)
March 30 & 31: Festival Del Mar, Easter Saturday & Sunday
Celebrating all things of the sea in the beautiful fishing Village of Island Harbour. Deep Sea fishing competition, swimming races, crab races and culinary competition, live string band music all part of the activities for this two day event. (10:00 am – 11:00 pm)
April 1: Easter Monday Boatrace
A Class Egbert Connor Boatrace at Sandy Ground (2:00 pm)
May 1: Labour Day
May 2: National Day of Prayer
Marks the beginning of the month long Anguilla Day celebrations to commemorate the revolution of 1967. An entire day of prayer at the House of Assembly, in churches and other public places around the island.
May 4 - 18: World Vin Cup Life-Style Regatta
May 23 - 26: 2nd Annual “Anguilla Lit Fest: A Literary Jollification”
Celebrate the literary heritage of Anguilla with three days of informative workshops, stimulating seminars and exciting literary presentations by leading authors from America, Canada, the Caribbean and host nation Anguilla.
May 26: Valley Street Festival
Local vendors, Farmers Association, Scouts and Guides, Anguilla National Culinary & Arts Association and the Department of Youth & Culture in partnership with the Anguilla Tourist Board present this cultural extravaganza at the People’s Market with traditional cuisine, art and craft, Domino Competitions, face painting, live music, games and a cycling competition. (10:00 am – 6:00 pm)
May 30: Anguilla Day Celebrations
The most significant holiday on the Anguillian calendar of events, throughout the entire month of May there are a number of activities leading up to AXA Day and the round the Island boatrace.
June 17: Celebration of the Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen
All uniformed organizations have a parade on the park and cocktails are served at Government House to invited guests.
July 6 & 7: 14th Annual John T. Memorial Cycling Race
Annual Race held over a two day period with participation from regional and international cyclists. Valley Street Festival in the area of the People market with String Band Music and local produce. (10:00 am – 6:00 pm)
July 14: Annual Miss “Tiny Tott” Pageant
Part of the Pre Summer Festival events, this pageant takes place at LBCC for girls ranging from 5 – 8 years old. (5:00 pm – until...)
July 26 - August 11: Anguilla Summer Festival
Forty six years of celebrating Anguilla’s National Sport, Boatracing, by day, and traditional carnival activities by night: pageants, calypso competitions, Band Clash competitions, and street dancing and revelry. (various starting times at LBCC)
August 3: South Valley Community Street Fair
Members of the South Valley Community unite and produce a fair with local food, cooking competitions and music. (8:00 am – 6:00 pm)
August 5: J’ouvert Morning, August Monday Emancipation Day
Taking to the streets in the Valley at 4:30 am and reveling to Sandy Ground accompanied by the local for the A & B Class Boatraces and the #1 Caribbean Beach Party. (4:30 am - 11:00 pm)
August 8: August Thursday
A day for picnics and family reunions and A & B class Boatraces at Maundays Bay. (2 pm - until)
August 9: Grand Parade of Troupes
Revellers from villages all over the island come together on the last Friday of Summer Festival to parade through the streets of the Valley. Colourful costumes depicting cultural and fantasy themes and the winner of Road March Bank competition is announced. (1:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
November 30: Valley Street Festival and Cultural Fair
Local vendors, Farmers Association, Scouts and Guides and the Department of Youth & Culture in partnership with the Anguilla Tourist Board bring this event to the area of the Peoples Market with Domino competitions, face painting, live music games and a cycling competition for Primary school students. (10:00am – 6:00pm)
November 30 - December 6: Tourism Week
Includes Valley Street Festival and Cultural Fair, church service, lectures at the various schools and concludes with the AHTA Grand Gala and Awards Banquet.
November 30: Anguilla’s Optimists Race against Aids
Public awareness campaign to raise funds for AIDS related services.
December: Festival De Noel
Competitions and pageants held on the grounds of the Old East End school.
December 19: National Hero’s and Heroines’ Day
A government sanctioned public holiday to honour our past and present heroes of the Anguilla Revolution.
(last updated August 27, 2012)