VINCY FESTIVALS AND EVENTS
In January, we get the year off to a great start with music at Bequia's Music Festival and Mustique's Blues Festival. When Spring arrives, head to Bequia for the world famous Easter Regatta or take a trip south to Union for the wild and wonderful Easterval celebrations. Both held annually at Easter in March/April.
March commemorates National Heroes & Heritage Month, and in April St. Vincent & the Grenadines celebrates Gospel Fest and Fisherman's Month.
In May it's time for Mayreau Regatta and Canouan's Regatta other very popular sailing races.
Join us in June/July for Vincy Mas, the Hottest Carnival in the Caribbean! This lively and colourful fete is held annually and includes the Miss SVG Competition, Mardi Gras Parade of Bands, Calypso Monarch, King & Queen of Carnival and much, much more!
July also marks Bequia Fisherman's Day Competition and Canouan Carnival.
In the month of August, it's our Breadfruit Festival - a tasty celebration of St Vincent & The Grenadines' 25 species of breadfruit and their historical importance.
Keep on dancing in September at our Dance Festival. Participate in National Independence activities during October. It's time for Theatre Arts Festival in November. Also, Live, Love and Embrace Tourism in St. Vincent & the Grenadines with Tourism Month events.
We finish off the year in December with the National Christmas Festival and our Nine Mornings Festival, an indigenous festival unique to St. Vincent & The Grenadines with pre-dawn street concerts, fetes, fun competitions, traditional music and steel pan each of the nine days before Christmas in various towns and villages.
Public HolidaysPublic Holidays in St. Vincent & the Grenadines are held annually as follows:
See list of 2014 public holidays here (PDF)...
See list of 2015 public holidays here (PDF)...
Calendar of EventsVisit our Calendar of Events & Activities for specific dates and more information about each of our festivals.
What's OnFor weekly activities download the St. Vincent & the Grenadines Hotel & Tourism Association's "What's On" Newsletter.
SVGHTA What's On
FCCAThe SVG Tourism Authority is participating in the 21st Annual FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show - St. Maarten duing October 6th - 10th, 2014.
SVG BIBLE FESTIVAL
The SVG Gospel Fest Committee presents the sixth annual SVG BIBLE FESTIVAL – “All About Jesus” from October 3rd to 12th, 2014, at Faith Temple Church. Churches from across St Vincent and the Grenadines will participate in exciting Bible Quizzes, Speech, Bible Drama and Bible Boxing!
National Independence 35th Anniversary
The nation’s 35th Anniversary of Independence will be celebrated on October 27th, under the theme “Working Together To Enhance National Pride”. To mark the occassion during October, activities throughout St Vincent and the Grenadines range from: religious, educationa, cultural, sports, tourism, agriculture, and issues of a social, economic and security nature.
For more information contact:
Registration For Service StandardsThe SVG Tourism Authority is encouraging all tourism service providers, in particular taxi drivers, short term vehicle rental operators and tour operators, including operators of water taxis, to register their services with the Authority at its office on the 2nd Floor of the NIS Building in Kingstown. Please call 784-456-6222 for further details.
Memorabilia Items For SaleMemorabilia items are available for sale at the St. Vincent & the Grenadines Tourism Authority.
Get your favourite memorabilia of St. Vincent & the Grenadines today, while stocks last...
"DO 32" Baby-Tees
Price: EC$30.00 each
"DO 32" T-Shirt
Price: EC$30.00 each
Rent a Podium
Price: EC$100.00 per hr or $600.00 per day
“Proud To Be Vincy” Pins
Price: EC$10.00 each
“Proud To Be Vincy” Sticker
Price: EC$10.00 each
On March 21st 2013, St. Vincent & the Grenadines won the Travel Marketing Awards Gold Status Best PR Strategic Campaign for ‘Digital Detox’ campaign.
The St. Vincent & the Grenadines Tourism Authority’s Public Relations Agency in UK, has introduced the first branded 'digital detox' holiday to St. Vincent & the Grenadines. This holiday necessitates “guests to 'de-tech' and hand over their mobile phones and gadgets surrendering themselves to fully enjoying their technology free break.”