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Festivals & Events

Immerse yourself in the heart and soul of an island rich in history, steeped in culture and beautiful beyond measure. Come encounter the extraordinary!

Immerse yourself in the heart and soul of an island rich in history, steeped in culture and beautiful beyond measure. Come encounter the extraordinary!

Upcoming Festivals & Events

Masqueraders in the streets of  Scarborough
FEBRUARY : TRINIDAD & TOBAGO CARNIVAL

Dubbed the "Greatest Show on Earth," Trinidad and Tobago Carnival is renowned for its vibrancy, eccentric parties, premier cultural competitions, and the rhythmic atmosphere serenaded by calpyso, soca, and steelpan.

Join masqueraders and revellers with grand street parades on Carnival Monday and Tuesday.

Date:  March 3rd & 4th 2025

buccoo goat race
APRIL : BUCCOO GOAT & CRAB RACE FESTIVAL

Take in a true sporting spectacle at the Easter Goat and Crab Race Festival. Witness the entertaining novelty of thoroughbred goats thundering down a race track tethered to jockeys, then try your hand at the humorously slow-paced crab race, where these large crustaceans are gently coaxed across the finish line at their leisure.

Date: April 22nd 2025

Saxophonist on stage at the Tobago Jazz Experience
APRIL : TOBAGO JAZZ WEEKEND

The annual music festival promises a marvellous experience that boasts of being "more than music", combining the sweet sounds of local and world-renowned artists with stunning beach-front views.

Date: TBD 2025

heritage
JULY/AUGUST : TOBAGO HERITAGE FESTIVAL

Envelop yourself in the spirit of Tobago at the annual Tobago Heritage Festival, where the island is transformed into a virtual museum and the rich culture and colourful history is placed on full display.

Take an immersive, cultural tour through quaint villages and engage with each community to learn more about their way of life, varied oral traditions, dances, music and food. 

Date:  July 1st to August 1st 2024

Visit Tobago Beyond Great Race Regatta
AUGUST : GREAT RACE

The annual Great Race begins in Trinidad and ends in Tobago. Join the excitement as thousands of spectators congregate at various vantage points to see the high powered speed boats go head-to-head throughout the 85 mile crossing.

More than a high-octane sporting event on the water, the Regatta turns into a high-energy affair on land with picnics and parties taking place from early morning well into the night.

Date: August 17th 2024

international cycling classic
OCTOBER : TOBAGO INTERNATIONAL CYCLING CLASSIC

Against the backdrop of breathtaking vistas, Tobago’s scenic roadways double as a challenging race course for the annual International Cycling Classic.

Professional athletes and amateur riders maneuver demanding terrain, cheered on by enthusiastic spectators who are able to spend their downtime taking in the unique experiences Tobago has to offer.

Date: October 1st - October 6th 2024

Visit Tobago Beyond Blue Food Festival
OCTOBER : TOBAGO BLUE FOOD FESTIVAL 

Feed your inner foodie at the Blue Food Festival, where the commonly used local ground provision, dasheen, is the main ingredient in every delectable dish.

Ranked among CNN’s “World’s Best Food Festivals For Serious Food Fanatics”, this unique twist on the typical culinary event will take you on a gastronomical adventure with inventive dasheen dished, edifying farm tours; exhilarating crayfishing competitions and live, local entertainment.

Date:  October 20th 2024

Elderly gentleman in Carnival costume
OCTOBER : TOBAGO CARNIVAL

Lose yourself in the soul of Tobago as the island’s Carnival delivers an authentic and intimate cultural experience that keeps old traditions alive while simultaneously embracing new trends.

Chip through the streets to the sound of soca and peel away the layers to discover the rich traditions, colorful history and magical rhythms that make Tobago’s Carnival a festival you won’t soon forget!

Date: October 25th - 27th 2024

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