July 14 - 20
Reggae Sumfest is Jamaica’s premier festival dedicated to showcasing the island’s indigenous reggae music. The festival will feature five exciting lead-up events at various venues in Montego Bay.
July 14 - 21
This weeklong event highlights the hidden talents of local artisans and designers. The festival includes a family fun day, hike, island tour, African fashion show, coastal excursions and a craft and food fair.
57th Season of Dance
Jamaica’s National Dance Theatre Company will present both new and remounted dance works, and the NDTC singers will perform ensembles from the Caribbean as well as a suite of songs from central Africa and its west coastal states.
July 24 - 29
British Virgin Islands
Inspired by New York Fashion Week, Executive Producer Terry Donovan created Summer Sizzle BVI in 2007, a fashion-filled four-day event, which takes the best that the islands have to offer and adds an international flair, attracting designers, models, fashion influencers, press, celebrities and visitors from around the globe, all eager to see, be seen, discover new talent, network, soak up the sun and have some fun.
July 25 - August 6
The Nevis Culturama Festival coincides with the island’s celebration of Emancipation Day. The program may include dancing, drama, old fashion troupes, folk singing and arts and crafts. A local recipe competition and the Miss Culture Show and Calypso Competition are also aspects of the festival.
July 26 - August 6
For a cultural explosion, described by many as the Caribbean’s greatest summer festival, Antigua’s carnival provides a colourful insight into the culture of the country. This energetic festival intensifies as Carnival Monday and Tuesday approach with party lovers embracing the lively music and costumed parades throughout the day and night.
Caicos Classic Annual
Turk & Caicos
Celebrating more than twenty years as part of the Turks & Caicos Islands’ fishing community calendar, the annual Caicos Classic is a popular event for local and visiting anglers. The tournament is also a qualifier that lands the winning team a chance to represent the Turks & Caicos at the IGFA World Billfish Championship.
Christmas in July
British Virgin Islands
Join a flotilla of Puerto Rican boaters, along with dozens of other fun-loving partygoers for Christmas in July in Virgin Gorda’s North Sound for a sun and rum soaked week of music, dancing and great food on Pond Bay, Virgin Gorda. Puerto Rico is a power boater haven and 500 vessels, large and small, will converge for events that cater to all ages — from young singles, to grandparents and children. The event attracts upwards of 2,000 people.
For details, visit www.wallycastro.com
July 31 - August 1
The Seville Emancipation Jubliee
Jamaica National Heritage Trust will host its annual Emancipation Jubilee Celebration at the Seville Great House in St. Ann. It will depict four groups or periods in the country’s history: Taino or Amerindian found in Jamaica, Spanish conquest, English conquest and slavery. This festival will see more than 6,000 Jamaicans in attendance.
Grand Kadooment Day
Grand Kadooment Day celebrates the end of Crop Over, where masquerade bands make their way to Spring Garden Highway with revelers dressed in sequin costumes decorated with colorful feathers, jewels and bright accents, dancing behind music trucks and moving bars.