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01 New Year's Day
Music and drinks the quay in Gustavia with fireworks at midnight December 31

08 Three Kings' Day (Fete des Rois)
The traditional cake contains a plastic figure (much like the traditional Mardi Gras Kings Cake). Whoever gets the plastic figure wears the gold cardboard crown.

10-25 St Barth Music Festival
Ballet at A.J.O.E. in Lorient; jazz, pops and chamber music in the churches of Gustavia and Lorient


24 Carnival School Parade
The kids march through the streets of Gustavia

28 Carnival


01 Ash Wednesday
Burning of Vaval (King of Carnival) takes place on Shell Beach in Gustavia

31 St Barth Bucket
An annual event where the largest sailing yachts in the world come to St Barth for three days of races. Continues into April.


01-02 St. Barth Bucket

16-17 Easter Weekend
This is the only time of year when camping is allowed on the beaches.

25-30 St Barth 11th Annual Film Festival
Films start at 8:00 p.m. at A.J.O.E. in Lorient. All films are in French or their original language with subtitles. Schedule


01 Labor Day
Annual Archery Contest - Held at the Stadium in St. Jean
Sea Festival - Games and events held on Public Beach. Organized by SubProtect and the Natural Marine Reserve.

08 Armistice Day

08 St Barth Theater Festival

25 Ascension Day

28 Mother's Day


04 Pentecost

18 Father's Day


July starts the season of the summer beach festivals held by most of the villages

07 Festival of Anse des Cayes & Anse des Lezards
Petanque and other sports, food, drink, games, raffle, music and dancing

12-15 St Barth Open Fishing Tournament
Billfish tournament

14 Bastille Day

29-30 Festival of the Northern Quarters
Volley ball and fireworks on Flamands beach; food, drink, music and dancing at ASCCO/Colombier


01-29 Boubou's Music Festival

05-06 Festival of the Windward Quarters
Fishing contest, sailing races, fireworks, games, raffle, food, drink, music and dancing in Lorient

14-15 Pitea Day
Commemorates twinning of St Barth and Pitea, Sweden

15 Assumption Day

19-20 Festival of Gustavia
Sailing regattas, food, drink, fireworks, music and dancing in Gustavia

24 St Barthelemy Day
Official ceremonies, sailing races, games, food, drink, music and dancing in Gustavia 25 Feast of Saint Louis
Fishing festival, games, raffle, food, drink, music and dancing in Corossol

28 Senior Citizens' Day
Entertainment and activities honoring senior citizens; held in Gustavia

September and October

No planned events


01 All Saints' Day

11 Armistice Day

11 Swedish Marathon
Foot race of 3 km and 12 km for men, women and children


02-04 Marbles Tournament
Game with marbles and sand castles. Held behind Match in St. Jean. 25 Christmas

31 New Year's Eve
Music and dancing on the quai in Gustavia; fireworks at midnight

St. Barts Film Festival Schedule

Tuesday, April 25: Viva Cuba Cuba, 2005, Spanish with French subtitles

Wednesday, April 26: Another World France, 52-minute video documenting the story of two men who rowed across the Atlantic
Expedition Prototype St Barth, 52-minute video based on the adventures of three men who sailed from St Barth to Patagonia

Thursday, April 27: Habana Suite Cuba/Spain, Spanish with English subtitles

Friday, April 28: Monsieur Etienne Martinique/France
Havana Blues Spain/Cuba/France, Spanish with French subtitles

Saturday, April 29: Letter to Irene Guadeloupe, 13 minutes
A Rain of Hope Haiti; Creole and French with English subtitles

Sunday, April 30: La Noiraude Martinique, 30-minute video
15 Lanne Mizik Guadaloupe
Santo Domingo Blues Martinique, 30-minute video Guadaloupe USA, 75-minute video, Spanish with French subtitles

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