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There are many events happening in Tobago: a great many festivals; a number of important races, both on land [including crab and goat] and on sea; and of course the world famous Carnival.

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Information for some of the events in 2009 has yet to be published, but below is a flavour of things to come. The page will be updated as information becomes available. Further details on events may be found here and here.


The month when the first harvest festivals get under way. Harvests are community feasts held throughout the year in different churches on the island, for example in Parlatuvier, Spring Garden or Plymouth.


The main event is Tobago Carnival, which while much smaller in scale than Trinidad’s, reaches its crescendo on the 23rd and 24th of this month. The After Carnival Chill-out, Cool down and Culture Fair takes place shortly after.

The Tobago Carnival Regatta takes place from 10th -14th, from Crown Point Beach Hotel. Exciting for anyone who likes sailing, or just watching these magnificant boats.

  Harvest Festival
    Sailors Ahoy
Carnival Spirit


Turtle nesting season runs from 1st March to 1st September. During these months, giant leatherback turtles come to lay their eggs on many of Tobago’s popular beaches, including Courland Bay and Turtle Beach. Save Our Sea turtles, SOS Tobago is a local charity organisation that organises turtle patrols – contact them for information on these night-time excursions. [ 639 9669 ]

The 10th Annual Tobago Game Fishing Tournament will once again be held in the beautiful fishing village of Charlotteville, found in Man O' War Bay at the north-east end of the island, from 19th to 22nd.

Dont forget the Cricket! England vs Caribbean, 6th - 15th March in Trinidad.


The Tobago Jazz Festival will be help in Plymouth over the week-end of 24th - 26th.

Tobago goat and crab racing season occurs on Easter weekend 13th - 14th in the villages of Buccoo and Mt Pleasant



3rd - Belle Garden Harvest Fest
17th - Whim Harvest Fest


Tobago International Gospel Fest at Shaw Park.
Charlotteville Fishermans Festival, 26th-29th in Charlotteville. A great celebration!


The Tobago Heritage Festival is a celebration of Tobago’s heritage with many cultural displays held in different villages over the whole island. Lasts for two weeks, from July 12th to August 2nd.
Also, the Great Fete Weekend commences at Pigeon Point and Crown Point.

        Sail Week winner          


29th August , the powerboat race between Chagauramas in Trinidad and Store Bay in Tobago, the Carib Great Race is anticipated. Pirogues start at 6:30 am and powerboats at 8:00 am. Expect them after 10:00 am.


Tobago Fest is a recent addition to Tobago’s calendar. This mixture of Carnival and Heritage takes place at the end of September.
The Tobago International Cycle Classic [24th - 27th] has become a major event on Tobago’s sporting calendar.


The Blue Food Festival, held at L’Anse Fourmi, 18th-25th Oct, is an annual event of entertainment and cooking skills. Really great.

        First Prize          


Towards the middle of the month, some villages hold their annual harvest festivals.
Parang, a type of folk music mainly sung in Spanish, will be held from the beginning of November through until early January.


Tobagonians love their Christmas too, so expect plenty of activities going on during this month. They especially have a tradition of redecorating and refurbishing their houses for Christmas, so everyone is busy in the run up to the big day!
Don’t forget also, 26th December, the Penta Paints Kite Flying competition at Plymouth Recreational Grounds.

        Blue Food Festival      

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