St Lucia Carnival, Festivals & Special Events
St Lucia special events throughout the year
The St Lucia carnival is a vibrant festival with carnival bands and steel pan, great calypsonians and spectacular costumes.
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 St Lucia 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 St Lucia carnival and festivals as well as the major special events.
St Lucia Carnival & Festivals
- St Lucia Jazz Festival (May)
- St Lucia Carnival (July)
- La Rose Flower Festival (August)
- Festival of Lights (December)
Special Events in St Lucia
- Fishermen’s Feast (June)
- Emancipation Day (August)
- Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (December)
Carnivals and events in other Caribbean countries
As well as the St Lucia 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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