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2024 Events Calendar

Antigua Yacht Club Round the Island Race

January 15, 2024
Antigua Yacht ClubFalmouth Harbour, Antigua and Barbuda

The Round the Island Race is taking place on January 15th, 2024, starting at the Antigua Yacht Club at 8:00 am. Yachts will circumnavigate the island and return to the Antigua Yacht Club. Details to come.

Antigua 360 race 
February 16th, 2024 

Organised by the Superyacht Challenge Committee, entry is exclusively reserved for boats entered into the RORC Caribbean 600 Offshore Classic, which will start three days after the Antigua 360. 

RORC Caribbean 600 Race Start
February 19th, 2024
Antigua Yacht Club

The 2024 RORC Caribbean 600 is an exciting 600-mile offshore race that takes competitors around 11 Caribbean Islands and will start in Antigua on 19th February.

Superyacht Challenge Antigua
March 06, 2024 – March 13, 2024
Nelson’s Dockyard, Antigua and Barbuda

In this annual challenge, yachts measuring more than eighty feet are invited to participate. The beautiful setting of Nelson’s Dockyard is the perfect place to center social activities and moor up all the yachts together, providing a perfect environment for the famous Superyacht Challenge parties.


Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, 

Nelsons Dockyard

April 17th 2024 – April 22nd 2024 

This international regatta brings together around 60 yachts to compete across four days of racing as people gather from all over the world to share the passion of sailing class, vintage and traditional yachts.

Antigua Sailing Week 

Nelsons Dockyard

 April 27th 2024 – May 3rd 2024

The “Sailing Capital of the Caribbean”, Antigua hosts one of the most prestigious sailing regattas in the world in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Nelson’s Dockyard 



Dockyard Day

May 04th, 2024 
Nelson’s Dockyard, English HarbourNelson’s Dockyard, Antigua and Barbuda

The perfect island party to end the 2024 Sailing Week festivities. Come out with the family for the children’s procession, the Prize Giving of the Schools Art Competition, the Beating of the Retreat, live music, and DJs

Antigua and Barbuda Restaurant Week 

4th May 2024 – 19th May 2024 

A unique Antiguan and Barbudan gastronomic experience poised to titivate your senses. Spanning 14 days the Antigua and Barbuda Restaurant week will celebrate some of the destinations best qualities – its food, its people and its culture.   Venues and participating Restaurants to be announced. Diners can expect special menus and experiences at (discounted ) prix fixe prices. 

Antigua and Barbuda Sport fishing tournament 

16th May, 2024

Venue to be confirmed 

Antigua and Barbuda Romance Month

The islands offer picture prefect backgrounds for declarations of love and hassle free procedures for getting married in Antigua and Barbuda. Special Honeymoon and wedding packages are available during Romance month and there are also opportunities to win free Weddings and stays in Antigua and Barbuda. 

Antigua Carnival
July 25th, 2024 – August 06th, 2024

Ten days of steel band music, calypso competitions and parties that culminate in street dances and parades through the island capital St John’s, and thereafter in the Antigua Recreation Ground. Dancers spill out onto the street for j’ouvert morning (on the first Monday in August) and then rig up with their carnival costume for the street parades.

Francis Nunes Jnr, Memorial fishing Tournament and Seafood Festival 

Friday 27th September 2024

Historic Nelson’s Dockyard 

Independence Food Fair 

Friday 1st November 2024 

Sir Vivian Richards Stadium 

The largest food fair in Antigua and Barbuda, takes place during the country’s annual Independence celebrations on November 1st

Antigua and Barbuda Art week

27th November 2024 to 3rd December 2024

In Antigua and Barbuda, art, music, film and. dance will take over the twin island paradise for seven days as a new festival, Antigua and Barbuda Art week gets set to take place from 27th November to 3rd December 2024. 

Annual Antigua Charter Yacht Show
Wednesday 4th December 2024 – Monday 9th December 2024 
Historic Nelson’s Dockyard, English Harbour Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua hosts their 60th Annual Antigua Charter Yacht Show.. The show is held over six days and takes place at the Nelson’s Dockyard Marina in English Harbour, the Falmouth Harbour Marina, and the Antigua Yacht Club Marina both located in Falmouth Harbour.

Christmas Day Champagne Party
December 25, 2022
Historic Nelson’s Dockyard, English Harbour, Antigua and Barbuda

Every Christmas day from midday English Harbour residents and visitors gather in the Nelson’s Dockyard around the Capstan for a huge Champagne Christmas Day Party. The funds from the party go towards a worthy cause, and a fun time is had by all.

Nelson’s Pursuit Race
December 31, 2024
Antigua Yacht Club, English Harbour, Antigua and Barbuda

Nelson’s Pursuit Race traditionally attracts an excellent fleet of yachts of all sizes – which in the past have included boats of less than 20 feet, Carriacou sloops and a wide range of both racing and cruising yachts. This is an all-comers event and provides an afternoon of fun and excitement for everyone, particularly Caribbean cruisers who are not otherwise set up for racing events.

Old Year’s Night Fireworks Party
December 31, 2024
Historic Nelson’s Dockyard, English Harbour, Antigua and Barbuda

Old Year’s Night (or New Year’s Eve) sees hundreds of people flocking to the Dockyard for a fantastic party with a live band, lots of drinks and at midnight wonderful fireworks from Fort Berkeley light up the sky and the sea all around

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