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Montserrat Masqueraders at St. Patrick's Day Festival 2019

Annual Events & Public Holidays

Annual Events in Montserrat

Montserrat is slowly but surely making a name for itself as a vibrant, colourful and cultural destination. Whether it’s taking a tour of our buried old capital Plymouth (touted as the modern day Pompei), our annual carnival and festivals, the excitement of a fresh catch, turtle watching or the sleek beauty of yachts sailing by, there is surely something for everyone on our island.

On this page you will find links to all of the key annual events on the Montserrat Events Calendar. We update the dates as soon as they are confirmed, so keep checking back if your favourite event has a date or venue To Be Announced (T.B.A).

If you want to keep up to date with island life and what is happening every week subscribe to our newsletter or check out our What’s On pages for listings of everything from where Happy Hour tonight is, to art exhibitions and live music.

St Patrick’s Festival

St Patrick’s Festival is a two week-long celebration highlighting Montserrat’s African and Irish heritage. It culminates on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17. The celebration also commemorates the thwarted slave uprising, which was planned on that very day, back in 1768. Highlights of the festival include African and Irish music performances, a freedom run, and a recreated slave village and feast.

The last St. Patrick’s Day Festival took place in Montserrat from the 6 – 18th March 2020.

Click to download the full schedule for St.Patrick’s Day Festival 2020.

Calabash Festival

This July event promotes local crafts incorporating the use of the calabash fruit. The event involves a calabash exhibition at the Montserrat National Trust and a fair where food is served using calabash bowls and utensils.

The next Calabash Festival is taking place in Montserrat from the 12 -19thJuly 2020.

Cudjoe Head Day

Montserrat showcases its African ancestry during its Cudjoe Head celebrations that is held at the end of July or the beginning of August.

The next Cudjoe Head Day Festival is taking place in Montserrat on the 1st August 2020.

Alliouaguana Festival of the Word

The Alliouagana Festival of the Word in November brings together, acclaimed writers and readers from the Caribbean, North America, the UK and Australia for readings, conversations, lectures, panel discussions and workshops.

The next Alliouagana Festival of the Word is taking place in Montserrat from the 12-15th November 2020.

Click to find out more information about the Alliouagana Festival of the Word

Christmas Carnival

Running from mid-December to New Year’s Day are calypso competitions, masquerader street performances, the Miss Montserrat competition, and a parade of costumed troupes on New Year’s Day.

The next Carnival is taking place in Montserrat from the 18th December 2020 – 1stJanuary 2021.

Click to download the Carnival 2019 Full Schedule.

Other Key Dates & Public Holidays

Here is a list of public holidays in Montserrat. There are often events happening on these days around the island, but if there is nothing special planned, there is always the beach!

On public holidays locals like to get together with family and friends and spend the day at the beach, as they don’t get to do that on a regular basis. Please follow 664Connect on Facebook or Instagram or visit our What’s On page for a complete listing of events happening on these holidays.

Montserrat Annual Events & Public Holidays 2020

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