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Happy New Year! The start of a brand new year is the perfect time to start planning holidays, must-attend events and activities you’d like to tick off your bucket list. In order to help you with this, we’ve taken the liberty of compiling a calendar of events for 2020. Keep reading to find out about the year’s hottest events!

January

11-19: St. Barths Music Festival

A spectacular jazz event featuring international artists performing in the churches of Gustavia and Lorient.

2020 Events In St Barths

February

03-09: Art Week

Five exhibitions spread over several 5-star hotels will be open to the public

12: School Carnival 

Prepare for a fun-filled carnival for school children around the island

23: St. Barths Half

We hope your running shoes have seen some road time because it’s half marathon time in St. Barths! Although challenging, the spectacular scenery is bound to make it worthwhile

25: Mardis Gras

Step right up for a fantastic Mardis Gras parade through the streets of Gustavia – bright colours, music and festive cheer are all to be expected

2020 Events In St Barths

March

06: Art Party

Each year the Association of Artists in St. Barths put on a fabulous art party held at Manapany Hotel

19-22: St. Barths Bucket Regatta

The annual Bucket Regatta draws crowds from all over St. Barths and the surrounding islands. Prepare to see some professional sailing, scintillating spills and post-race celebrations throughout the island

2020 Events In St Barths

April

10-20: Jazz & Book Festival

Get ready for a lovely compilation of book and poem readings, dedications, talks by authors and book sales

12: Swimrun of St. Barths

Ready, set, duathlon! Take on an open water swim and then participate in a run through the streets of St. Barths to determine the ultimate athlete

12-17: Kid’s Trophy

Children from all over the Caribbean flock to St. Barths to take part in a major tennis tournament – come and watch  up and coming talent strut their stuff

12-18: St. Barths Sails

Prepare for six full days of Regattas around the island featuring some of the most enviable sailing boats in the world – from smaller vessels to maxi yachts

24-31: St. Barths Theatre Festival 

“O RomeoRomeowherefore art thou Romeo?” – it’s about to get theatrical as artists from St. Barths, the surrounding islands and even France come to the island to showcase their talent

28-03: St. Barths Film Festival

If live theatre isn’t your thing, perhaps screenings of films produced in, or about the Caribbean, would be more up your alley. Keep an eye on the official website to find out what’s showing.

2020 Events In St Barths

May

01: Tour of St. Barths

A tour around the island for catamarans and windsurfers kicking off from St. Jean Beach

04-09: Transat AG2R La Mondiale 

A French Elite Offshore Racing Championship where participants journey from Concarneau to St. Barths

03-26: Chess Championship

If you know the difference between a bishop and a knight as well as a healthy fear of the word checkmate, then this event is for you

15: Art Party

Hello, Art Party 2.0! This time the Art Association has commandeered Le Barthélemy Hotel for an evening of artistry and fun

June

21: Music Festival 

This may be the only notable event for the month, but it certainly does not disappoint. Join the celebration of music at St. Barths Fête de la Musique in Gustavia from 5pm

July

11: Gustavia Féte

Get ready for a fun-filled, family-friendly day of competitions, games and various activities taking place on the dock in Gustavia

14: National Day

Join St. Barth’s locals for spectacular firework displays around the island and an evening of dancing and celebration in Gustavia

18: St. Barths Summer Camp 

Get your ‘om’ on with a full day of yoga and fitness to kickstart the second half of your year

25-26: Flamands Fête

Spend the day enjoying various activities on Flamands Beach in St. Barths

August

01-04: St. Barths Tennis Open

Each year St. Barths plays host to the Caribbean’s largest tennis tournament

01-02: Windward Fête

Bring the family for a fun-filled day featuring a fishing tournament, various games, a regatta, live music, raffles and dancing in Lorient

23: St. Louis Fête

If you missed out on the Windward Fête, don’t fret as this event will more than make up for it. Attendees an expect a similar lineup to the Windward Fête except for the fishing tournament.

24: St. Barthélemy Fête

Celebrate the patron saint of St. Barths with a day full of ceremonies, regattas, games, tournaments and fireworks

November

07-08: Pitea Day

Commemorate the annual marathon races of the twin cities, St. Barths and Piteå (Sweden)

11-15: St Barths Gourmet Festival

The very first international food festival in the Caribbean has been a resounding success in its inaugural years and is an absolute must for all in St. Barths. Last year, Le Sereno Hotel partook in the events by hosting a guest chef for a series of unforgettable dinners

18-22: St. Barths Cata Cup

Another regatta, but this time, just for catamarans starting on St. Jean beach

St. Barths Gourmet Festival 2019

December

01: Firemen Celebration

Hit the streets of Gustavia at 9am for a parade of vehicles and firefighters from the island’s fire brigades

04-20: Christmas Village

Get into the spirit of Christmas with a market and fun festivities on the Quai Général de Gaulle

31: New Year’s Eve

Join in festivities for arguably one of the best nights of the year on the island. Superyacht parties are commonplace and the rich and famous come out to play. The day starts with a just-for-fun regatta and ends with music, dancing and fireworks at midnight.

Festive season St. Barths

So, if you’ve been thinking of a holiday in St. Barths, we suggest choosing a time where there are ample events for you to enjoy. Book your stay with at Le Sereno Hotel in advance to avoid disappointment – we look forward to welcoming you!

 

Image Credits: Charter World, Alain Photographie, SailMeNow, AtSea, Destination St. Barths, Saint Barths Tourisme

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