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Annual Turks and Caicos Events

Welcome to Turks and Caicos, where the sun-soaked beaches, crystal-clear waters, and warm island hospitality serve as the backdrop for a variety of engaging and captivating gatherings. From savoring the finest culinary creations to dancing under the stars, these events offer a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich culture and lively spirit of these stunning islands. Explore the diverse array of happenings that bring people together to celebrate, create, and cherish unforgettable moments in this Caribbean paradise. Book your Turks and Caicos vacation rental to attend one of these annual events you won’t want to miss!

Valentine’s Day Cup

The Valentine’s Day Cup is a fun-filled celebration of the Caicos Sloop sailboats that occurs each year on the Saturday closest to Valentine’s Day. Featuring tons of family fun, from live music to delicious food, people from all over the islands flock to Bambarra Beach for the celebrated model sailboat race. Located on the serene Middle Caicos Island, the event brings liveliness to the otherwise serene setting. Boasting crystal clear shallow waters and bright white sand, you’ll love spending a beach day at this beloved annual Turks and Caicos event. The Valentine’s Day Cup also offers visitors an excellent opportunity to explore the North and Middle Caicos Islands. Full of natural wonders from hidden beaches to sweeping landscapes, these islands are ideal for a day trip adventure that will add to the magic of your Turks and Caicos vacation.

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Wine Cellar Golf and Fishing Tournament

The Wine Cellar Golf and Fishing Tournament, held annually in March, is a popular event among both locals and tourists. Organized by the Wine Cellar, a local alcohol importer, the tournament features a two-day deep-sea fishing competition and a one-day golf challenge, with total prizes worth nearly $100,000. In the deep-sea fishing segment, participants vie for cash prizes by catching the heaviest game, typically species like mahi-mahi, tuna, or wahoo. The golf portion takes place at the scenic Royal Turks and Caicos Golf Club in Grace Bay, where teams of four compete for the championship. All proceeds from the tournament are donated to support local youth centers and sports organizations, making it not just a competition but also a meaningful contribution to our communities.

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Kite Flying Competition

If you're traveling with kids, the Kite Flying Competition is a must-do during your Turks and Caicos getaway. Held each year on Easter Monday, the day is full of festivities like an egg hunt, live music, delicious local food vendors, and of course - incredible kites that flood the sky with bright colors all across the islands. Held at various locations from Grand Turk to South Caicos, be sure to check it out during your stay.

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Big South Regatta

The Big South Regatta is the oldest festival in Turks and Caicos making it a must- see annual event. Held the last weekend in May for more than 50 years, the amateur and semi-pro yacht race is a beloved tradition that showcases the island's unique culture and maritime skills. Filled with live music, thrilling races, and cultural shows the weekend is guaranteed to keep you entertained. If you're staying in one of our Villa Esencia vacation rentals on Providenciales, hop on the South Caicos passenger ferry and experience this incredible celebration during your visit.

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Caribbean Food and Wine Festival

The Caribbean Food and Wine Festival in the Turks and Caicos Islands is an annual culinary event that brings together renowned chefs, wine experts, and food enthusiasts for a weekend of gourmet experiences. The festival typically features a series of gourmet dinners hosted by chefs and held at various upscale restaurants across the islands. These dinners showcase exquisite Caribbean cuisine infused with international flavors, often accompanied by carefully selected wine pairings. This annual Turks and Caicos event is typically held in October.

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Museum Day

Save the date for a day of cultural enrichment and community spirit! The Turks & Caicos National Museum's annual Museum Day is set to take place on the first Saturday of November. This event is a heartfelt thank-you to the community, supporters, and sponsors who make the museum's work possible. Come and enjoy a day packed with entertainment for the whole family—there will be games for the kids, enticing prizes to be won, and a variety of food and drinks to enjoy. Plus, you won't want to miss the live music that will set the mood for this festive occasion. Best of all, entry is absolutely free! Don't miss this opportunity to celebrate the rich heritage of Turks and Caicos while having a fantastic time with friends and family.

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Turks and Caicos International Film Festival

Mark your calendars for an extraordinary cinematic experience that marries art and activism! The Turks and Caicos International Film Festival (TCIFF) is back this year from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12, 2023. Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Turks and Caicos Islands, this festival is more than just a showcase of films; it's a celebration of the symbiotic relationship between storytelling and environmental stewardship. For half a decade, TCIFF has been a platform where filmmakers and environmental advocates come together to explore and discuss the pressing issues affecting our oceans and natural landscapes. With a consistent theme of 'Oceans and Environment,' the festival aims to inspire change through the power of narrative, all while highlighting the unparalleled beauty of the Turks and Caicos Islands. Don't miss this unique blend of creativity, culture, and conservation!

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