Montserrat Masqueraders at St. Patrick's Day Festival 2019

Annual Events

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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