See which September events in the Caribbean are happening near your vacation destination!
September is a great time of year to travel to the Caribbean! Prices are generally lower than during the tourist high season, and there are plenty of special events going on to take advantage of during the fall.
Dive Fest St. Lucia
Dates: Sept. 8th- 15th
The fourth annual dive fest St. Lucia celebrates the magnificence of the numerous coral reefs and dive sites located around this beautiful Caribbean island. Although it’s a month long event, the main events take place from September 8th to the 15th. Anse Chastanet Resort in Soufriere, Saint Lucia and Scuba St. Lucia will host a week of special activities, including boat and shore dives, PADI courses and photographic competitions.
This year, the program will also focus on conservation, offering a PADI Dive against Debris Specialty and an “eradication day” of invasive lionfish. Anse Chastanet’s culinary team will prepare lionfish during a special cooking demonstration, followed by a lionfish dinner. If you participate in Dive Fest St. Lucia, you’ll get free passes to a JAZZY sunset cruise, where you’ll get to see the Piton peaks up close, as well as some friendly dolphins and giant whales.
Even if you don’t know how to dive, St. Lucia Dive Fest can be a lot of fun! Non-divers can indulge in activities like swimming and biking during the festival. In addition, those staying at Anse Chastanet can enjoy a beginner’s diving class for free.
St. Lucia Food and Rum Festival
Dates: Sept. 19th-22nd
This event attracts famous chefs and wine connoisseurs from the Caribbean and elsewhere in a gastronomic celebration of the region’s best food and rum. Indulge in rum and wine tasting, cooking demonstrations, celebrity chef feasts and community culinary experiences as you enjoy the finest cuisine in paradise. In addition, there will be fabulous music and art performances from St. Lucian and other Caribbean artists.
Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival
Dates: Sept. 20th- 21st
The annual Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival in Aruba features both international and local artists. You can enjoy not only jazz concerts, but also Latin, soul, and funk music at the festival. In addition, food stands and bars will tempt you with delicious street food in and around the Renaissance Marketplace.
The Francis Nunes Jr. Memorial Sports-fishing Tournament and Seafood Festival
Dates: Sept. 27th-28th
This popular festival in Antigua is held each year at the historic Nelson’s Dockyard. Participate in the sports-fishing tournament, or purchase fresh fish from those who do! In addition, you can find an ample array of delicious seafood dishes to feast on at vendors stalls at the dock.
See more information about these and other fishing tournaments in Antigua here.
Main image credit: Stlucia.org
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