The Caribbean is among the top holiday destinations in the world for many reasons, and one of them is the way the locals here celebrate the many events and fests. From world class cultural festivals to local community events, the Caribbean celebrates hundreds of festivals all round the year. Take a look at some of the best known events you can enjoy here in the year 2016.
Antigua Sailing Week (April 16-April 31)
Antigua Sailing Week attracts the best of yachting teams to show up with all sorts of sailboats, from the classic wooden ones to colourful mega-yachts! If you are passionate about sailing, you can even enter the race. If you aren’t, you can just choose one of the many superb parties that take place during the Sailing Week; some of the best party venues are the Antigua Yacht Club`, Nelson’s Dockyard and Shirley Heights.
St. Lucia Jazz & Arts Fest (April 29 – MAY 8, 2016)
St. Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival is one of the best music festivals in the world. With an amazing backdrop of azure waters, lush greenery and golden beaches, the venues – Mindoo Phillip Park, Rodney Bay, and Pigeon Island National Landmark – resonate with the sound of jazz music and crowd cheer!! From local talents to international favourites, all sorts of artists can be seen performing here.
Reggae Sumfest, Montego Bay, Jamaica (July 17- July 23, 2016)
One of the largest concert festivals in Jamaica, Reggae Sumfest started from where the genre’s first generation of legends left in the 80s! The fest takes place each year in mid-July in Montego Bay. Ziggy Marley, Destiny’s Child, Alicia Keys, Maxi Priest , Mary J. Blige, Bounty Killer, Buju Banton, , Chris Brown, and Usher have been some of the best known performers at the festival.