December 13th

The Festival of Light is celebrated on National Day, December 13th, the Feast of Saint Luce, Patron Saint of Light. The festival celebrates the triumph of light over darkness, good overcoming evil and the renewal of life. The celebrations start in the first week of December with a stunning Lantern Competition. They culminate on the eve of Saint Lucia Day, December 12th with the Parade of Lanterns in the streets of Castries, accompanied by a Christmas show and the illumination of the lights in the Derek Walcott Square in Central Castries, and finally a fireworks display.

November 25th – December

This annual transatlantic sailing competition for racer and cruiser yachts started since 1986. The ARC commences at the end of November in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and ends at the IGY Marina, Rodney Bay in Saint Lucia in early December. The ARC is the largest transoceanic sailing event in the world and regularly attracts over 200 yachts. A host of activities and cultural events are planned for the visiting yachtsmen taking place in the IGY Marina and in the town of Gros Islet.

November 25th

This symbolic event celebrates the start of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers from Las Palmas, Gran Caneria to Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia. The ARC Flotilla leaves Castries Harbour at the same time as the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers sets off in Gran Canaria, and travels to the Rodney Bay Marina for fun day of food, drink and a live concert.

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The St. Lucia Game Fishing Association in collaboration with the IGY Rodney Bay Marina hosts its annual St. Lucia International Bill Fish Tournament at IGY Rodney Bay Marina. The Tournament attracts over 130 anglers to the island onboard vessels from the United Kingdom, United States, Antigua, Martinique, Barbados, Grenada and Trinidad and Tobago along with hoist country St. Lucia. For further information: Email

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This triathlon hosted in Saint Lucia sees a week of fun sporting activities including an ocean Swim, an aquathlon (swim and run) and a beach run. Designed for all ages and fitness levels, the events provide holidaymakers and locals with a taste of an overall triathlon. The course includes a swim in the beautiful clear waters of Rodney Bay, a tough hilly bike rides and finally a flat run to Pigeon Island and back.

A small but growing 2-day event held in Rodney Bay each year. Regatta Classes include a Cruising Class, and a number of Racing Classes including J24 and Surprise.

October 17th          

Many St. Lucians observe the day as Fete La Marguerite. This is the second of the two flower festivals held annually. Members of each flower pledge allegiance unique cultural events in the life and history of Saint Lucia. La Marguerite members dress in the colour purple and create displays of the Marguerite flower in addition to singing their traditional songs.

October 19th -21st

In 1981, Saint Lucia celebrated Creole Day for the first time. Since then this celebration of French Creole Heritage has extended into a month of music, dance, cuisine, art and other cultural expression. The event is a celebration of the richness and diversity of Saint Lucia’s cultural, ethnic and artistic heritage. With musical, theatrical and other performances, seminars and lectures, a variety of culinary experiences, street parties, numerous art exhibitions, the Festival culminates on the weekend of 27 – 28 October with the celebration of International Creole Day in various communities throughout the island.

September 9th to 16th                             

Saint Lucia is one of the most scenic islands in Caribbean with world-class dive sites and snorkeling just off shore.  There is endless beauty beneath the surface with rainbow colour reefs and abundant marine life. In September, Saint Lucia will host the second annual Dive Fest Saint Lucia highlighting the Saint Lucian Dive experience. Dive Fest 2018 will feature five days of two (2) tank dives at different locations on island. Additional activities will include a photography competition, The Lion Fish Derby and a variety of cultural events.

August 31st – September 2nd

A festival dedicated to musicians who are setting new trends in reggae, conscious hip-hop, Afropunk and R&B, with performances, master classes and encounters between artists and other actors in the music business. Like Saint Lucia Jazz, there will be free and paying concerts, in various parts of the island, again culminating at the Pigeon Island National Landmark.