Special events


Good Friday and Easter Monday are public holidays on St Kitts and Nevis. It’s a Caribbean tradition to fly kites on the first, with competitions and prizes for the best homemade versions.

March (Annual event)      

Nevis – St Kitts cross channel swim

The swim distance is 2.5miles (4km) from Oualie Beach on Nevis across the ‘Narrows’ to finish at Cockleshell Beach on St Kitts. It continues to offer both a race and a challenge to open water swim enthusists and adventurers alike. They will take on the best open ocean swimmers in the region and the world.

April (Annual event)

Spice Fest

Spice Fest takes place at Spice Mill restaurant on Cockleshell Beach. An annual 3 night event featuring celebrity chefs, food, art and more.

May (Annual event)                                        

St Kitts Golf Open

The St Kitts open is a two day, 36-hole individual stroke play tournament hosted by the Royal St Kitts Golf Club.

June – (Annual event)                                       

St Kitts Music Festival

The St. Kitts Music Festival is a festival of popular music held annually in June on the Caribbean islands of St. Kitts. The festival was originally called the Shak Shak Festival, and was first held in 1996. The music festival showcases a diverse assortment of international headliner

July (Annual event)                                       

Nevis Mango Food Festival

The Nevis Mango & Food Festival is a weekend of culinary enjoyment celebrating the mango and culinary excellence. It occupies four days of dining experiences, cooking demonstrations and master cook-along classes conducted by international and local celebrity chefs as well as a mango beach celebration on Nevis’ most famous beach.

July (Annual event)                                        

St Kitts & Nevis Annual Restaurant Week

What better way to experience Kittitian culture than tasting it yourself? The St Kitts and Nevis Restaurant Week celebrates the best cooking the islands have to offer. Participating restaurants will serve unique fixed-menu lunches and dinners, each revolving around our theme ingredient — coconut. And don’t miss a trio of special events hosted by celebrity restaurateur Pino Luongo and established local chefs.

July / August (Annual event)                                        

Nevis Culturama Festival

Nevis’ premier festival is a unique celebration of the most significant milestone in their history – the emancipation of slaves in the 1830s. It is a 12-day focus on all aspects of Nevisian arts and culture.

November – January (Annual event)                                  

St Kitts & Nevis National Carnival  ‘Sugar Mas’ 

The St. Kitts and Nevis National Carnival, otherwise known as Sugar Mas, is a unique Caribbean carnival. It takes place annually between Christmas and New Year and is the only Caribbean carnival to blend the spirit of Christmas into the festivities. The island is taken over with the carnival fever, colourful costumes, displays, partygoers and with many activities to be enjoyed throughout the duration of the carnival, it will be an experience to remember.



St Kitts & Nevis Public Holidays 2022

01 January 2022        New Years Day

03 January 2022      Carnival Holiday

15 April 2022            Good Friday

18 April 2022             Easter Monday

02 May 2022              Labour Day

06 June 2022             Whit Monday

01 August 2022          August Monday / Culturama

02 August 2022          August Tuesday / Culturama

16 September 2022     National Heroes Day

19 September 2022     Independence Day

25 December 2022       Christmas Day

26 December 2022      Boxing Day

27 December 2022      Christmas Public Holiday