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Montserrat Carnival, Festivals & Special Events

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Montserrat special events throughout the year

At the Montserrat carnival, or festival, expect beauty and talent shows, parades, calypso competitions, dancing in the streets and – of course – the festival queen competition.

Carnivals in the Caribbean are renowned for their vibrant music and colour. As most, but not all, of the Caribbean major festivals are of a religious nature they take place prior to Lent and finish Ash Wednesday. Costumes made for carnivals are spectacular, taking months of work. Work often begins on the following year’s costumes as soon as the current year’s carnival is over, especially in Trinidad & Tobago – the biggest carnival in the Caribbean.

There are a number of special events, not of a carnival nature, which also take place throughout the year. Below is a list of the major and most popular Montserrat carnivals and festivals as well as the major special events.

Montserrat Carnival & Festivals

  • St Patrick’s Festival (March)
  • Montserrat Calabash Festival (July)
  • Alliouagana Festival of the Word (November)
  • Our Carnival (mid-December to New Year’s Day)

Special Events in Montserrat

  • Volcano half marathon and fun run (November)
  • Cudjoe Head Celebrations (August)
  • Montserrat International Fishing Tournament (October)

Carnivals and events in other Caribbean countries

As well as Montserrat carnival and festivals do check out what’s going on in other destinations, country by country, on the Caribbean Carnivals page in the Discover section.

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