Tobago Carnival

Festivals & Events

Immerse yourself in the heart and soul of an island rich in history, steeped in culture and beautiful beyond measure. Come encounter the extraordinary. Tobago beyond.

Immerse yourself in the heart and soul of an island rich in history, steeped in culture and beautiful beyond measure. Come encounter the extraordinary. Tobago beyond.

OCTOBER FESTIVALS

TOBAGO BLUE FOOD FESTIVAL

Feed your inner foodie at the Blue Food Festival, where the commonly used local ground provision, dasheen also known as taro, is the main ingredient in every delectable dish.

Learn more about the Blue Food Festival
Visit Tobago Beyond Carnival
FEBRUARY : TOBAGO CARNIVAL

Lose yourself in the soul of Tobago as the island’s Carnival delivers an authentic and intimate cultural experience that keeps old traditions alive while simultaneously embracing new trends.

Chip through the streets to the sound of soca and peel away the layers to discover the rich traditions, colorful history and magical rhythms that make Tobago’s Carnival a festival you won’t soon forget!

Stay tuned for 2022 dates.

Visit Tobago Beyond Buccoo Goat Crab Race
APRIL: BUCCOO GOAT AND CRAB RACING FESTIVAL

Take in a true sporting spectacle at the Easter Goat and Crab Racing festival. Witness the entertaining novelty of thoroughbred goats thundering down a race track tethered to human jockeys, then try your hand at the humorously slow paced crab race, where these large crustaceans are gently coaxed across the finish line at their leisure.

Stay tuned for 2022 dates.

Visit Tobago Beyond Jazz Experience
APRIL: TOBAGO JAZZ EXPERIENCE

Let the rhythms of the world take you on a musical journey as the annual Tobago Jazz Experience celebrates jazz, along with the indigenous music of Trinidad and Tobago, and the Caribbean.

Thousands flock to the island to take in show stopping performances from major acts; past headliners include John Legend and Diana Ross.

Stay tuned for 2022 dates.

MAY: TOBAGO INTERNATIONAL GAME FISHING TOURNAMENT

Set in the idyllic fishing village of Charlotteville, the Tobago International Game Fishing Tournament (TIGFT) is one of the most thrilling places on the planet to land big game fish.

Renowned for it’s Manta rays,  phenomenal diving, and plunging submarine cliffs, the atmosphere is ideal for amateur and professional fishers.

Stay tuned for 2022 dates
 

Visit Tobago Beyond Dragon Boat Racing
JUNE: DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL

Get caught up in the aquatic action at the annual Dragon Boat Festival, where the best of the best in Trinidad and Tobago compete in this 2,000 year old sport.

The  Pigeon Point Heritage Park serves as a gorgeous backdrop for this explosion of sports and culture, with elements such as the Chinese dragon dance being featured alongside local Tobagonian entertainment. 


Stay tuned for 2022 dates.
 

Visit Tobago Beyond Heritage Festival
AUGUST : TOBAGO HERITAGE FESTIVAL

Envelop yourself in the spirit of Tobago at the annual Tobago Heritage Festival, where the island is transformed into a virtual museum and the rich culture and colorful history is placed on full display.

Take an immersive, cultural tour through quaint villages and engage with each community to learn more about their way of life, varied oral traditions, dances, music and food. 

Stay tuned for 2022 dates.
 

Visit Tobago Beyond Great Race Regatta
AUGUST: GREAT RACE REGATTA 

The annual Great Race begins in Trinidad and ends in Tobago. Join the excitement as thousands of spectators congregate at various vantage points to see the high powered speed boats go head-to-head throughout the 85 mile crossing.

More than a high-octane sporting event on the water, the Regatta turns into a high-energy affair on land with picnics and parties taking place from early morning well into the night.

Stay tuned for 2022 dates.
 

Visit Tobago Beyond Cycling Classic
OCTOBER : TOBAGO INTERNATIONAL CYCLING CLASSIC  

Against the backdrop of breathtaking vistas, Tobago’s scenic roadways double as a challenging race course for the annual International Cycling Classic.

Professional athletes and amateur riders maneuver demanding terrain, cheered on by enthusiastic spectators who are able to spend their downtime taking in the unique experiences Tobago has to offer. 

Stay tuned for 2022 dates.
 

Visit Tobago Beyond Blue Food Festival
OCTOBER: TOBAGO BLUE FOOD FESTIVAL 

Feed your inner foodie at the Blue Food Festival, where the commonly used local ground provision, dasheen, is the main ingredient in every delectable dish.

Ranked among CNN’s “World’s Best Food Festivals For Serious Food Fanatics”, this unique twist on the typical culinary event will take you on a gastronomical adventure with inventive dasheen dished, edifying farm tours; exhilarating crayfishing competitions and live, local entertainment.
 

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