What’s Happening in Antigua & Barbuda

There are plenty of things to do in Antigua during your Antigua sailing vacation! We have set out a list of regular Antigua events as well as an Antigua event calendar below. You can also review Antigua Nice for the latest island happenings. Read on to find out what’s happening in Antigua & Barbuda.

 

Shirley Heights Jump Up

Whilst cruising the Antigua sailing area, be sure to join in with the Antigua Sunday tradition – the Shirley Heights jump up! Overlooking both English Harbour and Falmouth Harbour, the Jump Up is a steel band party every Sunday from around 5pm until late. Later on in the evening you can also watch a Reggae band.

Enjoy killer rum punches served in classic Antiguan style. Food includes dellcious BBQ, jerk chicken and traditional Caribbean BBQ style food. Watch the sunset, enjoy the music, make new friends….

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Barbuda

If you would like to find out more about the island of Barbuda, please follow this link.

Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta

The Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta has maintained a steady growth, hosting between 50 and 60 yachts every year and enjoys a wonderful variety of competitors, including traditional craft from the islands, classic ketches, sloops, schooners and yawls making the bulk of the fleet, together with the stunningly beautiful Spirit of Tradition yachts, J Class yachts and Tall Ships. Together, these make a wonderful sailing spectacle in the ideal trade wind sailing conditions of the Caribbean. The sailing combined with Antiguan hospitality, plenty of rum, sunshine, and great camaraderie in a friendly relaxed atmosphere, places the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, in a class of its own.

January

Superyacht Challenge

February

Jolly Harbour Valentine’s Regatta and Rum Festival

Wobby BYOB Regatta

RORC Caribbean 600 Race

March

Antigua Laser Open

International Kite flying competition

April

Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta

Yachting World Round Antigua Race

Antigua Sailing Week

May

7th Annual Antigua & Barbuda Sport Fishing Tournament and Seafood Festival

July – August

Antigua Carnival

December

Antigua Charter Yacht Show

Nelson’s Dockyard Champagne Party

Nelson’s Dockyard New Year’s Eve Party

Nelson’s Pursuit Race

Shirley Heights Jump Up