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

November 2014

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 17 to 23, 2014....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

food festival at Renaissance Marketplace

Food Festival at Renaissance Marketplace

On November 29, 2014 late shopping and great deals on a variety of international cuisines. The popular Food Festival will take place downtown at the Renaissance Marketplace starting at 5 pm BE THERE!!...read more

Golf Tournament

Cafe the Plaza's 21st annual Golf Tournament

The Plaza Golf Open 2014 will be held on Saturday, November 29, starting at 12:30 pm at the Tierra del Sol golf course...read more

December 2014

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

Crafty Hands

Aruba Craft Fair

The next Aruba Crafty Hands event at Fort Zoutman is scheduled to December 6th and 7th, 2014 from 6.00 pm till 10 pm. Crafty Hands debuted last year with Foundation ARUBA, Artisans Recognized & United by Aruba...read more

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

Wednesday, December 31st, Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino is offering another unique day, as we will host an exclusive RLife LIVE New Year's Eve party...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

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

2015 information available soon! 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

2015 information available soon! What can you do on Valentine's Day in Aruba? Here we will be adding more suggestions ... read more

March 2015

30th Aruba International Half Marathon

30th 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 15th 2015...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 39th anniversary...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

2015 information available soon! 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

King Willem Alexander

King's Day Celebration

2015 information available soon! April 27th is the King's birthday sports event, orange hue decorations and cultural events all parts of the island...read more

King Willem Alexander

King's Day Specials

King's Day is a day for celebration for all ages. Here follows some of the activities and specials for the Royal Week...read more

May 2015

International Musuem Day

Sail Aruba 2015

In 2015 we will be celebrating 200 years Kingdom in Aruba and one of the big events is the Sail Aruba 2015 which will take place during the first weekend of May....read more

Mother's Day Celebration

Mother's Day Specials

2015 information available soon! Celebrate Mother's Day at one of these fine restaurants offering great deals with delectable menu selections...read more

Aruba Soul Beach Music Festival

Aruba Soul Beach Music Festival

2015 information available soon! Memorial Day Week 2015 the 15th edition May 20 - May 25 Headliners last festival - Robin Thicke, Babyface, Ashanti, SWV and Rickey Smiley...read more

Pole Sitting

Pole Sitting

2015 information available soon! Aruba's most bizarre championship is once again around the corner: the 21st edition of the Aruban Polesitting information coming soon...read more

June 2015

Father's Day Celebration

Father's Day Celebration

2015 information available soon! Find information about specials available for Father's Day, events and activities related to Father's Day...read more

10K Glow Run / Walk

10K Glow Run / Walk

2015 information available soon! Runners Aruba Presents Circuito Asics 10k Glow Run! This is a 10k route where music pump and lights will dance creating a electric wonderland that will keep you energized...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 2015

Aruba Hi-Winds Tournament

Aruba Hi-Winds Tournament

2015 information available soon! The 29th 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 6-10, 2015, don't miss it! BE THERE and have the biggest fun ever!...read more

August 2015

Aruba Regatta 2014

Aruba Regatta 2015

2015 information available 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 2015 will coming up soon...read more

19th Aruba International Pro-Am Golf Tournament

20th Aruba International Pro-Am Golf Tournament

2015 information available soon!  Professional and amateur golfers team up in a two-day, 36-hole tournament featuring gifts, prizes and special events....read more

One Cool Summer Nationals

One Cool Summer Nationals

2015 information available soon! This exciting international drag racing competition event and takes place at the Palo Marga International Raceway Park...read more

September 2015

Electric Festival

Electric Festival

2015 information available soon! Nero, Nicole Moudaber, Lil Jon, Boris and Mastiksoul, Chuckie, Slash and Erick Morillo did something big last September at the launch of the first Electric Festival in Aruba...read more

35th Turibana To Santa Cruz 10k Race

36th Turibana To Santa Cruz 10k Race

2015 information available soon! More information for the 36th Turibana to Santa Cruz 10k Race coming up soon. This open road race starts at 6:30 a.m. at ex - Panaderia del Campo building in Noord...read more

Avianca Cup 2014

Avianca Cup 2015

2015 information available soon! The 2-day, 36-hole Avianca Cup 2015, at Divi Links...read more

21st Annual Aruba Reef Care Project

22nd Annual Aruba Reef Care Project

2015 information available soon! A clean-up of the island's most popular beaches, dive and snorkel sites helps raise awareness for a clean marine environment. With over 800 participants including...read more

October 2015

Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival

Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival 10th Edition

2015 information available soon! The 10th Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival in 2015 information and dates coming soon...read more

The 2014 Chivas Regal Aruba Caribbean Cup

The 2015 Chivas Regal Aruba Caribbean Cup

2015 information available soon! Once again for 2015, the Presidential Caribbean Cup will call this island nation home, as it hosts the fourth annual international billfishing competition. The event is...read more

PPC Aruba

PPC Aruba

2015 information available soon! Held at the Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa...read more

Aruba Halloween Activities

Halloween

2015 information available 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 ...read more

3rd annual international bike

5th Aruba International Bike Week

2015 information available soon! 5th 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

50th International Classic Billfish

51st International Classic Billfish Tournament

2015 information available soon! Aruba Nautical Club is organizing the 51st International Classic Billfish Tournament. This tournament is held annually since 1964 and recent years with "Catch & Release" format....

November 2015

Coastal clean up Aruba

14th National Coastal Clean Up

Aruba holds its 14th Coastal Clean-Up Day is a 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 13 years by the Environmental Committee of the Aruba Hotel & Tourism Association....

Duo extreme 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. More information coming soon....

2nd Annual iStore Run

3rd Annual iStore Run

With every participation a small donation will be given to Helping Hand Foundation Aruba. Bring a friend or family along and participate. More information coming soon...

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