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High-season preview: turn up the heat this winter in Grenada

There's more to life than sailing events, dancing, festivals, parties and carnivals - right? Well in Grenada they like to make the most of their perfect climate by enjoying the finer things in life.

Whether you own a superyacht, a fishing boat or something in between, here's what the 2016/2017 high season will look like in Grenada & The Grenadines...

25 October 2016
Thanksgiving Day
A public holiday commemorating the anniversary of the 1983 Caribbean and American military intervention.

From 26 November 2016 
RORC Transatlantic Race
The second annual RORC Transatlantic Race begins off the coast of the Spanish island of Lanzarote. Participants will begin to arrive at Port Louis Marina, Grenada approximately 10 days later and the final finishers could take up to 3 weeks.

16-18 December 2016
Carriacou Parang Festival
Berthing at Port Louis Marina is the perfect opportunity to visit the beautiful island of Carriacou to witness the annual Carriacou Parang Festival. Carriacou is rich with traditional culture, these include; Big Drum, Quadrill Dancing, Shakespeare Mass, Tombstone Feast and the list could go on and on.

Christmas 2016
Watch this space for details of the Christmas and New Year Festivities – coming soon!

31 December
New Year’s Eve Party
Always a surprise – never a disappointment, the New Year’s Eve party at the marina and the Victory Bar is not to be missed. Check back here or follow us on Facebook for more details as they are announced.

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21 – 25 January 2017
Spice Island Billfish Tournament – Grand Slam
The seas surrounding Grenada are some of the best in the world for catching a Grand Slam, which means taking a blue marlin, white marlin and sailfish all on one day. The Budget Marine Spice Isle Billfish Tournament is held every year for 4 days but the buzz of the tournament comes to life the week before the opening briefing; boats from all over arrive at the Grenada Yacht Club for their choice spot on the docks. The atmosphere is electric, with music and spontaneous social gatherings at the sterns of joined up boats.

30 January 2017 – 4 February 2017
Grenada Sailing Week
Great courses and party venues with fun Lay Day activities – the 2017 Grenada Sailing Week will introduce sailors to the very best sailing that Grenada has to offer. The Grenada Sailing Week combines the warmth and charm of Grenada with great sailing conditions to create this annual spectacle. In previous years, we’ve seen 13 nationalities, 36 boats and 300 plus crew come to Grenada to take part in this International Sailing Regatta.

27 February 2017
Carriacou Carnival
Carriacou Carnival encompasses wild and wonderfully expressive street dances, soca frenzy, parade of the bands and a calypso competition that combines rhythm with humorous and stinging social commentary.

8 February 2017
Independence Day Celebrations
The marine celebrations include the Workboat Regatta. Unlike other sporting yachting events, the boats in this event were traditionally the working fishing boats of the community – 16 or 17 feet long, made from local hard woods and with masts of bamboo.

5 April – 7 May 2017
Pure Grenada Music Festival
The Pure Grenada Music Festival (PGMF) continues to deliver on its promise of “first-of-its-kind, one-of-a-kind“ musical revelation. It features the widest range of musical taste and many world famous artistes at numerous venues. Latest news is that Joss Stone will be performing as well as Steel Pulse. Check out the website for regular updates on the line-up

April 2017
Carriacou Maroon & String Band Music Festival
Sample the taste of this traditional smoked food, enjoy performances from various Caribbean islands and come out with the family for an evening of fun, games and pure entertainment. Move to the vibrations of the heavy drumming and groove to the sweet sounds of string band music from Carriacou’s popular musicians.

12 May 2017
Grenada Chocolate Festival
Thrill your taste buds on a journey of authentic chocolate discovery by learning chocolate tempering, moulding and truffle making. Learn from Grenadian artisans how hand made, small batch, ethically produced, tree to bar chocolate is created. Discover the aromas, flavours, scents and benefits of luxurious pure cocoa butter, savour the aroma of fresh herbs and cocoa teas, kick back and relax with your friends while you indulge in the coolest homemade chocolate ice-cream and enticing deserts.

26 May 2017
Petite Martinique Whitsuntide Regatta
The exciting Petite Martinique Whitsuntide Regatta returns for 2016 and promises to be better than ever! The weekend’s activities normally include a welcome party, cultural performances, onshore activities, round the island races, open boat races and more.

 

Check back here or follow us on Facebook for updates on the exciting programme of events happening in Grenada & The Grenadines – including this year’s RORC Transatlantic race kicking off in November!

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