Antigua Festivals

Antigua Carnival celebrants; credit Antigua & Barbuda Tourism

Antigua Festivals

Antigua Festivals center on Caribbean culinary and maritime themes, as befitting its tropical location.

A Taste of Antigua
A unique opportunity to experience what the Caribbean is best known for, rum and savory food in our Backyard Rum Shop. Join a knowledgeable driver on a bus to a lovely rum shack in St. John’s on Sir Vivian Richards Street. The very street where Antigua’s favorite cricketing son was raised. Sample up to 3 different Antiguan Rums complemented with a selection of delicious Antiguan and Caribbean finger foods which may include crab backs, conch fritters, salt-fish fritters and more;

Francis Nunes Memorial Sportfishing Tournament & Seafood Festival
Sports-fishing enthusiasts and seafood lovers will enjoy this popular fishing tournament and seafood festival. From the opportunity to purchase catch, fresh from the fishing boats, to sampling the grilled lobster, tasty seafood chowder, conch water, and the many other seafood dishes available at vendors stalls, this annual event held in the historic Nelson’s Dockyard, makes a perfect day out for family and friends;

Antigua & Barbuda Mango Festival
The juicy mango gets its moment to shine in July during this festival. The two-day event showcases a variety of mangoes that will delight you. The Mango stalls are fully stocked with mango trees on sale, and the very best mango treats such as jams, pepper sauces, wines, smoothies, pastries, ice creams, scented candles, and soaps all made in Antigua and Barbuda.

Urlings Seafood Festival
The Urlings Seafood Festival takes place every year in August. Held after the Carnival weekend, the Seafood Festival offers families and friends the chance to enjoy a relaxing day out while sampling an abundance of seafood, sure to please any seafood lover. If you miss this event, once you are in Antigua on a Friday, there is a weekly Seafood Fridays in Nelson’s Dockyard.

Sunset, Sip & Savior
This culinary experience in The Villas at Sunset Lanes allows for the creation of the hotel’s signature dishes by combining Caribbean dishes with international techniques. Caribbean-Fusion cuisine has attracted lots of attention worldwide. Guests can participate in cooking Antigua & Barbuda’s national dishes, tasting then sitting for a shared lunch over lots of conversations and laughter. This culinary tour enables perfect strangers from all over the world to bond through the shared experience;

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