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2008 Events in the BVI

Big days mean big festivities. And with so much rich history and culture, the British Virgin Islands have a lot to celebrate. From taking in the Calypso sounds and sights that highlight the Freedom March during the August Monday’s parade to ringing in the New Year with fellow travelers from all over the globe on Jost Van Dyke celebrating Old Year’s Night .

29th Annual Sweethearts of the Caribbean & 25th Annual Classic Yacht Regatta
February 15, 2008 to February 17, 2008
Hosted by the Jolly Roger Restaurant & Bar – West End
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A Grand Affair
February 23, 2008
Black Tie Ball, Gala Dinner and Charity Auction at Government House. Dancing to the Jaunita Williams Band Ticket price: $200 per person Proceeds will be devoted to saving lives in the BVI from the threats of Diabetes, HIV/AIDS, and Cancer. To buy tickets, contact Stephen Cooper at 284-495-9616 or email stephen@eurocarib.com.


Caribbean Arts & Crafts Festival
March 8, 2008 to March 12, 2008
This unusual cultural event brings together artisans from throughout Caribbean to display, sell and demonstrate their crafts at a variety of locations in the beautiful British Virgin Islands. Visit website.
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Dark & Stormy Regatta
March 9, 2008 to March 12, 2008
Hosted by Neptune's Treasure, Anegada & The Jolly Roger, West End
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12th Annual Wahoo Tournament-Sport Fishing at its Best!
March 21, 2008 to March 23, 2008
This event will take place in Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda. Please click here for more information about this event.



BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival
March 31, 2008 to April 6, 2008
7 days of fun with 2 great events in one, racing and partying through the beautiful British Virgin Islands.
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Spanish Town Fisherman's Jamboree & 12th Annual Wahoo Fishing Tournament
April 22, 2008 to April 23, 2008
This popular fishing tournament attracts many competitors as well as onlookers. Food, music and beach fun are just part of that fun-filled event.


Virgin Gorda Easter Festival
April 22, 2008 to April 24, 2008
Easter Festival on Virgin Gorda is a weekend filled with jam-packed activities ranging from Calypso monarch competition, Queen shows and nightly village entertainment.


8th BVI Music Festival
May 23, 2008 to May 25, 2008
Where the sound of music meets the sounds of nature. Enjoy world-renowned artists at this beach-front venue.
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33rd Foxy's Wooden Boat Regatta
May 25, 2008 to May 27, 2008
Funds support the Jost Van Dyke Preservation Society West End Yacht Club.


16th Annual Firecracker 500 Race & Chili Cook-off
June 29, 2008 to June 30, 2008
Funds support KATS (Kids and the Sea Program), West End Yacht Club


Premier's Cup International Youth Regatta
July 11, 2008 to July 13, 2008
Nanny Cay Hotel & Marina, RBVI Yacht Club
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54th BVI Emancipation Festival
July 25, 2008 to August 10, 2008
This annual festival is also known as August Festival and is the territory's Premier Cultural showcase with an array of activities, events, including the freedom march, emancipation service, Calypso monarch competition, boat races, Rise and Shine tramps, August Monday's Parade, and much more.


11th Foxy's "Cat Fight"
October 26, 2008 to October 28, 2008
Multi-hulls only-West End Yacht club


Gustav Wilmerding Memorial 17th Annual Memorial Challenge Regatta
December 1, 2008 to December 2, 2008
Pirate race hosted by the Jolly Roger, West End & Norman Island, West End Yacht Club


New Year's Eve on Jost Van Dyke
December 31, 2008
Jost Van Dyke is known as one of the top three places in the world to be at for New Year’s Eve. On that night, also known as Old Year’s night, this yachtman’s haven welcomes visitors from all over the globe, from movie stars to just ordinary joes, from old salts to dedicated landlubbers. Plenty of food and lots of entertainment.




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