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You Need to Visit This BVI Festival

 It’s one of the biggest events of the year in the British Virgin Islands: the Emancipation Celebrations, the festival season that lasts from July 30 to Aug. 12. This year’s festival will be held under the theme “A Colorful kaleidoscope …

Caribbean Rum and Beer Festival Comes to Barbados

 The Caribbean Rum and Beer festival is coming to Barbados — again. After years hosted in Grenada and Sint Maarten, the festival is returning to its roots in Barbados, set to launch Dec. 9. “The first Caribbean Rum & Beer Festival …

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This Month’s New Food Festival in Santo Domingo

 A new food festival has come to the Dominican Republic. Santo Domingo, one of the Caribbean’s emerging urban destinations, has launched a new culinary festival, SDQ Gastronomico, aimed at raising the city’s profile as a foodie hotspot. The festival, which …

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 There’s a new music festival to visit in the Caribbean this summer: Roots and Soul. The artist is dedicated to musicians “setting new trends” in genres including reggae, conscious hip-hop, Afro-punk and R&B, with concerts accompanied by master classes and …

Crop Over

 What to know about Barbados’ must-visit event: Crop Over By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Trinidad’s pre-Lenten Carnival is the Caribbean’s most famous festival, but Crop Over, the mid-summer Bajan bacchanal that traditionally marks the end of the sugar cane harvest, …

Nevis Food Festival

 The Nevis Mango and Food Festival kicks off Friday July 8, marking the start of a month of special events that will take guests around the island and feature dinners and cooking demonstrations by two special guest European chefs. On …

Caribbean Opera Festival

 For the second time, a major Caribbean opera festival is taking place in Trinidad and Tobago. The Classical Music Development Foundation of Trinidad and Tobago is hosting the second annual “T&T Opera Festival,” which will take place July 1-10. The …

 The next major Caribbean food festival of the season is coming soon. The Punta Cana Food and Wine Festival returns this year to the Dominican Republic’s tourism capital, The gastronomic event will take place this year  on July 1 and …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor It’s official: Grand Cayman’s 20th annual Slow Food Day was a success. Held last week at the shopping, dining and entertainment hub Camana Bay, the celebration of local farmers, sustainable eating and farm-to-table cuisine drew …

 The US Virgin Island of St John is no stranger to the country music world, in large part due to its frequent references by music star Kenny Chesney. But the island has cultivated a country music scene in its own …

 It’s become one of the most important stops on the global rum circuit: the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival. The festival is hosting its eighth edition this weekend from April 15 to 17 at the Doubletree by Hilton Miami Airport Convention …

 It’s billed as the largest culinary festival in the Caribbean — and now it’s back again for a ninth year. Saborea, the Puerto Rico Hotel and Tourism Association’s culinary extravaganza on San Juan’s Playa Escambron, will take place from April …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The 19th Dominican Republic Jazz Festival will celebrate five nights of free concerts November 4-8 in the towns of Santiago Sosúa, Puerto Plata, and Cabarete. The event is slated to host Grammy Award-winning artists, and in …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor If you love Jamaica, jerk, and jammin’ to some conscious vibes as much as we do, you’ll want to book your airfare and buy tickets right now to NyamJam, a food and music festival scheduled …

 A special package for the holiday By Dana NilandCJ Contributor In celebration of the Día de los Muertos, the Grand Velas Riviera Maya will be offering a special package with an exclusive itinerary of tequila tasting, Mexican cooking classes, gourmet …

 A major Caribbean event By the Caribbean Journal staff Aruba is getting set for the  Aruba International Film Festival, which begins Oct. 7. The event, which is now in its fifth year, is sponsored by the Aruba Tourism Authority. In …

 Festival readies for second edition By Dana NilandCJ Contributor St. Barth will host its second annual Taste of St Barth Gourmet Festival this November 5 – 8. The event, themed around the island’s French traditions, will bring seven Michelin-rated guest …

 Another way to taste the archipelago By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The second annual BVI Food Fete, a month-long cultural culinary event, returns to the archipelago this November, offering visitors a one-of-a-kind dining experience as they island-hop around the BVI. The …