Posted on February 9 2017, by Els Kraakman.
What is happening in the British Virgin islands in 2017? We have made a list of Events and Activities we thought you should not miss while you are here in the BVI for your sailing vacation. Maybe you want to book your next charter around one of these events…..
1. FULL MOON PARTIES
Full moon parties in the BVI are spectacular and have something for everyone. Island music, dancing, local cuisine, art, shopping, and heavy partying make these beach-side festivals perfect for a great night out.
There are 2 locations to join the Full Moon Party:
Bomba Shack, Capoon Bay
This is a street party next to the Bomba Shack Bar in Carpoon Bay. The party starts late and Bomba himself serves his infamous Midnight Tea at the stroke of midnight. The tea’s special mushroom ingredient may or may not be legal by BVI law, but it is hallucinogenic!
Fire Ball, Trellis Bay
This is a beach party in Trellis Bay, right next to the Beef Island Airport. These parties are known for Aragon’s gigantic FireBalls, which are set on fire on the beach and in the bay. The Fire Balls sculpture and water-side events make the party family friendly. Brightly costumed stilt-walking Moko Jumbi dancers tower over the crowd as they dance to steel drums and Reggae and calypso sounds.
The Full Moon party dates for 2017 are:
Thursday, January 12th … Friday, February 10th … Sunday, March 12th … Tuesday, April 11th … Wednesday May 10th … Friday, June 9th … Saturday, July 8th … Monday, August 7th … Wednesday, September 6th … Thursday, October 5th … Saturday, November 4th … Sunday, December 3rd
2. JUMBIES PARTY LEVERICK BAY
3. BVI SPRING FEST
BVI Spring Fest 17 is set for March 3-5 @ Cane Garden Bay Beach Tortola BVI, music and fun on the beach with international artist and local performances!! The main attraction is American Grammy Award Winning Singer, Songwriter, & Actress “MYA”. Mya has many hits like “My Love is Like…Wo”, “Case of the Ex”, “Fallen”, “It’s all about Me”. In addition to becoming a finalist on “Dancing with the Start”, Mya can also be seen acting on TV shows such as “NCIS”, “Haunted” and “ Sister, Sister” and in films such as “Chicago” for which she won a Screen Actors Guild Award.
4. SPRING REGATTA
March 27 – April 2
The BVI Spring Regatta is the one Caribbean Regatta that has something for everyone who attends. Whether you race, cruise, practice or just come to party, we have it all! Race & Cruise your way through the BVI. The week long BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival takes you throughout the beautiful British Virgin Islands. More information
5. POKER RUN
6. SWIM & SUP THE SOUND
Swim & Sup the Sound is held in The Gorda Sound (Virgin Gorda) and is one of VISAR’s most successful fundraisers. Virgin Islands Search and Rescue (VISAR) is the only organization in the British Virgin Islands dedicated to saving lives at sea.
The race starts at Saba Rock and ends on the beach at Leverick Bay Resort and includes 2 & 3 mile competitive open water swims across the Sound, and a 2.5 mile paddle board race. The fun continues after the race with a fantastic BBQ, raffle, awards presentation and family fun on the beach in Leverick Bay.
7. EMANCIPATION FESTIVAL (CARNIVAL)
July 28 – August 12
8. ANEGADA LOBSTER FESTIVAL
November 25 – 26
9. NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY AT FOXY’S
10. MICHAEL BEAN SHOW