Saba's Events and Festivals

There are numerous events on the Saba calendar, though only a few will really knock you socks off

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Festivals on Saba
 

Many vacationers look forward to attending specific events and festivals when they visit the Caribbean.  Saba is a small, meekly populated island, but there are still a few celebrations that travelers can plan for.

There are numerous national holidays on Saba, with events that coincide with each of them, but admittedly much fewer events than many other Caribbean Islands.  Below is the island's typical events calendar.

Saba Calendar of Events
EventDate
New Years Day January
Good Friday March/April
Easter March/April
Coronation Day and Queen's Birthday April 30th
Labor Day May 1st
Ascension Thursday June 2nd
Carnival July
Sea & Learn October
Saba Day & Weekend December
Kingdom Day December
Christmas Day December 25th
Boxing Day December 31st

Carnival

In Saba, Carnival is typically held during the third week of July.  Events include the Opening Night Jump-Up, which is when islanders parade through the street, dancing and reveling in the joy of the celebration, live concerts, various competitions, comedy shows, costume competitions, and the closing parade.

Sea & Learn

...bring awareness to the environment.

 

Sea & Learn is a month long event that works to bring awareness to the environment.  Events include multi-media presentations, organized hikes, and presentations of field and research projects.

Saba Day & Weekend

During a full weekend in December, Saba celebrates its island heritage through a series of special events.  Islanders participate in sports competitions, band concerts, barbecues, and dance parties.  There are also a few awards ceremonies to celebrate outstanding locals.

Sabans look forward to the celebration of Carnival all year long, and you can enjoy it right along with them when you visit the island during the last week of July.  You will also be able to see how islanders honor days that are important to them when you visit during any of the other scheduled events.

 

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