Celebrate the Anguilla Way
Anguilla’s vibrant culture comes alive through its colorful and lively festivals, offering visitors a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the island’s rich heritage and traditions. One of the most celebrated events is the Anguilla Summer Festival, held annually in August. This multi-day extravaganza features a diverse range of activities, including boat races, calypso music competitions, and vibrant parades with elaborate costumes and traditional masqueraders known as “Jumbies.” The festival culminates in the grand Carnival Parade, where revelers dance to the infectious rhythms of soca and reggae music, and vibrant street parties light up the island.
Another significant cultural event is the Moonsplash Music Festival, which takes place in March. Founded by the legendary Anguillan musician Bankie Banx, this festival gathers local and international artists to celebrate reggae and other Caribbean music genres. It’s an incredible opportunity to groove to live music on Anguilla’s pristine beaches, creating a truly unforgettable experience for music enthusiasts.
Throughout the year, Anguilla also hosts various religious and cultural festivals, such as the Feast of Saint Gerard and the Festival Del Mar, which celebrates the island’s fishing heritage. These events provide a glimpse into Anguilla’s deep-rooted traditions, welcoming visitors to partake in the island’s lively spirit and warm hospitality while celebrating its unique culture.