Welcome to Tobago

Annual Events

JANUARY
The first event for the year is at Mount Irvine Bay Hotel' s beautiful 18-hole golf course, where the annual Tobago Open and Pro Am Tournament is held.
FEBRUARY
Carnival in Tobago - It is much smaller than Carnival in Trinidad, but has a more community atmosphere.
MARCH
This is when the turtle season begins from now until July, endangered turtles return to ancestral beaches to lay their eggs in the sand.
APRIL
Time for the Famous goat and crab racing competitions at Buccoo on Easter Tuesday, and at Mount Peasant the day before. Buccoo has a special race track for this event: the jockeys guide their groom and beribboned charges with rope and stick. This is also the time for the Carib International Game Fishing Tournament at Pigeon Point.
MAY
Tobago's annual Regatta, sponsored by Angostura and Yachting World magazine, is held in mid-May and involves for days of heady racing
JUNE
Celebration of the Fishing Industry on the 29th, St. Patrick's day St. Peter being the patron saint of fishermen), is a time of big celebration: one of the biggest events is in Charlotteville.
JULY
The Tobago Heritage Festival in the second half of July ending in early August) has quaint local traditions. It is a way of celebrating traditional folkways - dance, music, lifestyle, cooking, story-telling, socializing.
AUGUST
The Great Race is an annual power boat classic - one of the longest running in the world - which starts at the yacht club in Trinidad and ends at Store Bay in Tobago.
SEPTEMBER
Tobago Fest - parade of bands, calypso and steel bands, plus art and historical exhibitions and fetes. This is also the month of the annual Carib Tobago Cycling Festival.
OCTOBER
The sea festival at Mount Irvine is a family day with all sorts of activities on the beach.
DECEMBER
Christmas is celebrated in a big way.

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