Aruba Events

Aruba offers many different events throughout the calendar year. Aside from events that often accompany national holidays and traditional celebrations, your Aruba vacation may well coincide with international competitions and tournaments, sailing regattas and other sporting events. Furthermore annual film, music, art, and food festivals are held, along with other weekly cultural events.

schedule_planUse our Aruba Events calendar to find events that coincide with your stay. You can select a specific date, search by a range of dates, or search by name if you know what event you are interested in.

One of Aruba's most famous events is the Aruba Carnival, which includes weeks of events that feature colorful decorated floats of all shapes and sizes, contagiously throbbing music, and parades with luxuriously costumed groups of celebrants of all ages, Carnival Queen elections and musical events such as the famous Tumba Festival and Calypso and Roadmarch competition.See the list Below for the Aruba Carnival Schedule and other helpful event lists.

Below are some notable upcoming events

April 2014

King Willem Alexander

King's Day Celebration

2014 event information coming soon. On April 26th Aruba will be celebrating King's Day for the first time. April 27th is the King's birthday and since it falls on a Sunday we will be celebrating the day before...read more

3rd Extreme Import International 2014

3rd Extreme Import International 2014

Car Show takes place on April 30. The car show will be held at Do It Center where everyone is welcome to see and take pictures with both national as international cars...read more

May 2014

3rd Extreme Import International 2014

3rd Extreme Import International 2014

Match races takes place at Palomarga Raceway Park May 2, 3 and 4. This event will be one of the biggest drag events here in Aruba. They are bringing Import cars that runs in the 6 Sec zone...read more

Pole Sitting

Pole Sitting

2014 event information coming soon. Aruba's most bizarre championship is once again around the corner: the 21st edition of the Aruban Polesitting Championship...read more

Aruba Soul Beach Music Festival

Aruba Soul Beach Music Festival

Memorial Day Week 2014 May 21 - May 26 Headlining this year's festival - Robin Thicke, Babyface, Ashanti, SWV and Rickey Smiley...read more

June 2014

Wine & Food Festival

Wine & Food Festival

2014 event information coming soon. The annual Wine & Food Festival 2013 food and wine tasting event features a pastry extravaganza with famous invited chefs showcasing their talents. From June 6-8, 2013... read more

6th International Aruba Piano Festival

6th International Aruba Piano Festival

2014 event information coming soon. Entering its 6th year in 2013, June 7 - June 15, 2013. The APF has developed an international reputation for its distinguished artists and innovative programming across a range of chamber music styles...read more

Dera Gai

Dera Gai Celebration

An Aruban tradition celebrated every year on June 24. History tells that San Juan festivities originated on the South part of Mexico and came down to Guatemala and other countries in Central America reaching Venezuela and passed down to Aruba...read more

July 2014

Aruba International Film Festival

Aruba International Film Festival

2014 event information coming soon. 2013 Aruba International Film Festival dates are from July 2 to 6. The list of films for 2013 AIFF are available on this link. Recognized talent will share their work with a sophisticated and discerning audience from around the world...read more

Aruba Hi-Winds Tournament

Aruba Hi-Winds Tournament

The 28th Aruba Hi-Winds edition will be the greatest watersport event of the Caribbean! Of course this year will be even better than last year! July 1-7, 2014, don't miss it! BE THERE and have the biggest fun ever!...read more

Miss Aruba Pageant 2013

Miss Aruba Pageant 2013

2014 event information coming soon. Miss Aruba Beauty Pageant will take place July 19, 2013 at the Westin Ballroom. The event starts at 9:00pm with 6 beautiful contestants who will do what ever it...read more

August 2014

International Dance Festival 2013

International Dance Festival 2013

2014 event information coming soon. The International Dance Festival is a unique opportunity to dancers on the island to be exposed to top professionals from NYC in ballet, modern, and contemporary. The Festival will conclude on Saturday evening with a Gala Performance August 10th... read more

Mrs. Universe Pageant 2013

Mrs. Universe Pageant 2013

2014 event information coming soon. Aruba will be hosting the Mrs. Universe Pageant 2013, thanks to Mrs.Ysaura Wong, who won last year's pageant the Mrs Universe ltd 2012. The event will take place from August 4th, up to and including August 12th, 2013 in Arubaread more

Aruba Regatta 2014

Aruba Regatta 2014

2014 event information coming soon. Imagine 80 sails on the water and about 460 people engaged in sailing, beach tennis and swimming competitions. This year we do it again, sail in the most beautiful waters of the Caribbean Sea, be part of the parties, enjoy! Information for the 2014 will coming up soon...read more

19th Aruba International Pro-Am Golf Tournament

20th Aruba International Pro-Am Golf Tournament

2014 event information coming soon. Professional and amateur golfers team up in a two-day, 36-hole tournament featuring gifts, prizes and special events....read more

September 2014

Electric Festival

Electric Festival

2014 event information coming soon. Aruba - with its warm waters and miles of white powdery beaches that have been named some of the best in the world - will host the launch of the Electric Festival (EF)...read more

Aruba Wine, Food And Art Festival

Aruba Wine, Food And Art Festival

2014 event information coming soon. The festival will take place September 12 and 13, including live musical entertainment, art exhibitions, exceptionally elegant cuisine offered by renown chefs, and more....read more

October 2014

Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival

Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival 8th Edition

2014 event information coming soon. The 8th Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival in 2014 event dates are announced October 3 & 4 More information coming soon...read more

PPC Aruba

PPC Aruba

2014 event information coming soon. Held at the Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa from October 2 through 9, 2013....read more

The 2013 Chivas Regal Aruba Caribbean Cup

The 2013 Chivas Regal Aruba Caribbean Cup

2014 event information coming soon. Once again for 2013, the Presidential Caribbean Cup will call this island nation home, as it hosts the fourth annual international billfishing competition. The event is scheduled for October 17-20, 2013...read more

5K Gatorade Color Race

5K Gatorade Color Race

2014 event information coming soon. Gatorade Annual 5k Color Race is taking place this October 20th starting at 8:00am with music by NutzBeatz...read more

2nd Food Truck Showdown

2nd Food Truck Showdown

2014 event information coming soon. Aruba's 2nd Food Trucks Showdown takes place October 25 and 26. Join this delicious showdown of the food truck masters of the Island...read more

49th International Classic Billfishing Tournament

49th International Classic Billfishing Tournament

2014 event information coming soon. From 25 to 27 October 2013 Aruba Nautical Club is organizing its prestigious international fishing tournament...read more

5k ICare Fun Walk&Run

5k ICare Fun Walk&Run

2014 event information coming soon. The Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino Sales & Marketing team is organizing a Fun Walk/Run on Saturday morning October 26th at 6:30AM to support local school Duna un Man...read more

5K Neon Night Run/Walk

5K Neon Night Run/Walk

2014 event information coming soon. Experience one of a kind 5k walk/run event this October 27th starting at 7:30pm and along with your registration you get a package filled with neon and glow in the dark goodies to use during the walk...read more

Aruba Halloween Activities

Halloween

2014 event information coming soon. Aruba do celebrate Halloween in a big way, so make sure to pack-in your scariest costume and you can even win some prizes while enjoying the Halloween week of parties. Starting from October 25 until November 3...read more

3rd annual international bike

3rd Aruba International Bike Week

2014 event information coming soon. Starting October 28 through November 3 3rd annual international bike event in Aruba will be a very memorable one with participation of Harley Davidson bikers from several countries. This bike festival...read more

November 2014

Aruba in Style

Aruba in Style 2013

ARUBA IN STYLE attracts international designers, celebrities and media to the island of Aruba for a fun-filled week, and this year November 7 to November 10...read more

Renaissance Food Festival

Renaissance Food Festival

Renaissance Marketplace is hosting their traditional Food Festival on Saturday November 9 starting at 5:00 pm! With activities and a variety of dining options for the entire family! ...read more

Coastal clean up Aruba

12th National Coastal Clean Up

Aruba holds its 12th Coastal Clean-Up Day this November 10 as part of the international event in which 60 nations worldwide participate. Public and private sectors join together in this national activity organized for the past eight years by the Environmental Committee of the Aruba Hotel & Tourism Association....read more

Aruba Beach Tennis International Championships

Aruba Beach Tennis International Championships

Around 800 players from around the world from the age of 6 up to 69 yrs old will battle on the white sand of Aruba. BTA and Aruba will make this a lifetime experience! November 12 to 17, 2013....read more

Interpaso 2013

Interpaso 2013

Interpaso in Aruba is a showdown of the best paso fino horses from Latin America competing in different categories. This is a must see event... November 15 to 17, 2013....read more

ArubaDuo Extreme Mountain Bike Challenge

Duo Extreme Mountain Bike Challenge

Duo Xtreme Aruba Mountain Bike Challenge is an endurance race where teams of two riders will start and finish together. The advanced route of aprox 70 km. Registrations are open and the event takes place November 17, 2013....read more

Sinterklaas Celebrations in Aruba

Sinterklaas Celebrations in Aruba

Every year in November, thousands of children welcome Sinterklaas at the Aruba Ports Authority, following a parade...read more

Aruba Ray's Comedy

Aruba Ray's Comedy

It's a three-peat! Back for a third run in Aruba--don't miss it. Starting November 25 ...read more

Thanksgiving Aruba

Thanksgiving Celebration

Bringing your family to Aruba this Thanksgiving doesn't mean you can not have the traditional Turkey Day. Many restaurants on Aruba offer special Thanksgiving dinners. Below is a lists of restaurant Thanksgiving menus. Happy Thanksgiving! ...read more

December 2013

Christmas Menu Aruba

Aruba Restaurants Christmas Specials

Enjoy a traditional Christmas Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner in Aruba new menus available ...read more

Christmas

Christmas in Aruba

Aside from celebrating Sinterklaas and Santa Claus, people really celebrate the birth of Christ and there generally is a true Christmas spirit within the community...read more

Rlife

New Year's Eve Celebration

Tuesday, December 31st, Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino is offering another unique day, as we will host an exclusive RLife LIVE New Year's Eve party featuring NBO band from Aruba...read more

Dande Celebration

Aruba Dande Celebration

We don't hear much of Dande being played until after Christmas. Aruban true traditional music is the Dande which is played to welcome the New Year...read more

New Years Eve Menu Aruba

Aruba Restaurants New Years Specials

Aruban Traditional New Year foods are thought to bring luck... read more

New Years Eve Menu Aruba

Aruba Happy New Year's Celebrations

Almost every hotel and some restaurants will have a special New Year's Eve dinner or a party... read more

January 2015

New Years Plunge

Aruba New Year's Plunge

Freezing cold water, lots of shivering bodies and shattering teeth hurting from the cold: nothing of the above is expected to happen to you when you join the Unox Nieuwjaarsduik (New Year's plunge). ...read more

Aruba Carnival Season

Aruba Carnival Season

Carnival events brings you contagiously throbbing music, luxuriously costumed groups of all ages, electrifying jump ups and torch light parades that wind their way through the streets at night...read more

Grand 3-Day Mountain Bike

Grand 3-Day Mountain Bike

The 8th Grand 3-Day Mountain Bike event organized by Tribike Team Aruba will take place January 17, 18 and 19. Races is held on three consecutive days for the categories Competitive, Sportive, Beginners and Ladies, and for the kids...read more

Betico Croes Day Events

Betico Croes Day

Betico Croes Day is a holiday filled with cultural, sports and musical activities throughout the island. A day to remember the father of the Aruban nation...read more

February 2015

Happy Valentine

Aruba Restaurants Valentine's Special

Love is in the air! What could be better than gazing into your true love's eyes over a table of delicious treats? We have a great selection of restaurants listed... read more

Happy Valentine

Aruba Valentine's Day Specials

What can you do on Valentine's Day in Aruba? Here we will be adding more suggestions ... read more

March 2015

29th Aruba International Half Marathon

29th Aruba International Half Marathon

International competitors participate in Aruba's longest road race covering the length of the island from San Nicolas to Oranjestad. Taking place March 16th 2014...read more

Aruba Day Events

Aruba's Flag and Anthem Day

March 18th is the official holiday on which we celebrate the existence of our National Anthem and our blue, yellow, red and white National Flag. In 2014 we are celebrating the 38th anniversary...read more

9th Wente / Papiamento Golf Tournament

9th Wente / Papiamento Golf Tournament

This well anticipated annual golf tournament kicks off with an invitational cocktail reception in the stunning private garden of Papiamento Restaurant...read more

The Boss Drag War 2014

The Boss Drag War 2014

Racing fans were waiting for this...Drag Wars is coming this March 28 and 29 taking place at the famous Raceway Park Palomarga...read more

April 2015

Beach / Easter

Aruba Easter Celebration

Although Lent is observed by many on Aruba, what truly matters for most Arubans during the Holy Week is "beach camping"...read more

The Copa Cees Bossers 15th Annual Tournament

The Copa Cees Bossers 15th Annual Tournament

The 15th edition of the Copa Cees Bossers Tournament was a total success. We will be announcing updates soon. The new dates for the 16th edition will be also announced soon... read more

Aruba One Cool Summer Event

Aruba's summers are special - long and cool! There's so much to do and so much to see! You name it, Aruba's got it! We'll try and highlight some of this summer's events. One Cool Summer for everyone Honeymooners, Families. Visit the pages for more information.

Historic Events

Dates of certain events are subject to change

Renaissance Marketplace is hosting their traditional Food Festival on Saturday November 9 starting at 5:00 pm! With activities and a variety of dining options for the entire family! The outdoor party atmosphere provides a feast of sound, flavor and excitement! 7 International celebrity chefs will cook live on stage with our local chefs! You cannot miss it!