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

May 2015

Movie night

Movie Night in the Park

Movie Night in the Park will take place this May 30, with a double feature "Open Ocean" and "The Deep". Come join us with your family for a night of film, food and fun. FREE more

June 2015

Father's Day Celebration

Father's Day Celebration

Find information about specials available for Father's Day, events and activities related to Father's 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 more

Aruba Summer Music Festival

Aruba Summer Music Festival

The first ARUBA SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL takes place on June 25, 26 & 27, 2015 Headliners: CARLOS VIVES, ELVIS CRESPO, JERRY RIVERA, PITBULL, NICKY JAM and more

July 2015

Aruba Hi-Winds Tournament

Aruba Hi-Winds Tournament

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 4-13, 2015, don't miss it! BE THERE and have the biggest fun ever! more

August 2015

Aruba Regatta 2014

Aruba Regatta 2015

August 14, 15 and 16 2015... 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 more

19th Aruba International Pro-Am Golf Tournament

21st Aruba International Pro-Am Golf Tournament

August 20-24 2015 Professional and amateur golfers team up in a two-day, 36-hole tournament featuring gifts, prizes and special 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 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 at the launch of the first Electric Festival in more

35th Turibana To Santa Cruz 10k Race

35th Turibana To Santa Cruz 10k Race

2015 information available soon! More information for the 35th 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 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 more

Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival

Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival 9th Edition

September 25 and 26 will take place the most sought out festival the Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival. The 9th edition will bring Earth, Wind & Fire and Grupo Niche one more time to Aruba. More headliners will be anounced more

October 2015


Aruba International Film Festival

We're extremely proud to announce the fifth edition of the Aruba International Film Festival! Call for entries is now open for our film program and brand-new film market!! Submit your film today and come join us from October 7-11, 2015 on the One Happy Island!! more

The 2015 Chivas Regal Aruba Caribbean Cup

The 2015 Chivas Regal Aruba Caribbean Cup

Chivas Regal Aruba Caribbean Cup Set for Oct. 23-24-25, 2015. Details to be posted more

PPC Aruba

PPC Aruba

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

Aruba Halloween Activities


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 more

3rd annual international bike

5th Aruba International Bike Week

FromOct 26 to Nov 1 takes place the 5th annual international bike event in Aruba and will be a very memorable one with participation of Harley Davidson bikers from several countries. This bike 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

15th National Coastal Clean Up

November 8 - Aruba holds its 15th 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 more

Aruba Beach Tennis International Championships

Aruba Beach Tennis International Championships

November 16-22 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! 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! more

Golf Tournament

Cafe the Plaza's 21st annual Golf Tournament

2015 information available soon! Cafe the Plaza holds every year the Cafe the Plaza Open golf tournament for their enthusiasts at the Tierra del Sol golf course...

December 2015

Christmas Menu Aruba

Aruba Restaurants Christmas Specials

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


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 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 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 2016

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). more

Betico Croes Day Events

Betico Croes Day

2016 information available soon! 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...

January 2016

Mangrove cleanup

Mangrove Clean Up 2016

February 1, 2016 will take place the event that will showcase the importance of conservation of our most valuable ecosystem. We will host a cleanup event in the area of Spaans Lagoen: Aruba's own RAMSAR site. ...

February 2016

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...

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 2016

31st Aruba International Half Marathon

31st Aruba International Half Marathon

International competitors participate in Aruba's longest road race covering the length of the island from San Nicolas to Oranjestad. More information coming soon...

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. We are celebrating the 40th anniversary in 2016.

Earth Hour

Earth Hour

Earth hour event takes place at the historical museum with fun attractions for young and young at heart including lighting up candles, live music, face painting and more...

April 2016

Easter Specials

Aruba Easter Specials

2016 information and specials will be announced soon Celebrate this Easter weekend while in Aruba and enjoy the many specials being offered by Restaurants and more...

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" more

The Copa Cees Bossers 16th Annual Tournament

The Copa Cees Bossers 16th Annual Tournament

Be pending for new information for the 17th edition of the Copa Cees Bossers Tournament. A warm welcome to beach soccer lovers of all ages. The magnificent arena welcomes local and visitor spectators and players to enjoy! The Cees Bossers Cup is an annual tournament and is dedicated to one of the first beach soccer founders, Cees Bossers....

King Willem Alexander

King's Day Celebration

April 27th is the King's birthday sports event, orange hue decorations and cultural events all parts of the more

May 2016

Mother's Day Celebration

Mother's Day Specials

2016 specials will be announced soon. Celebrate Mother's Day at one of these fine restaurants offering great deals with delectable menu selections...

Pole Sitting

Pole Sitting

Aruba's most bizarre championship is once again around the corner: the 22nd edition of the Aruban Polesitting Competition will take place in 2016, and it is going to be great...

Aruba Soul Beach Music Festival

Aruba Soul Beach Music Festival

Memorial Day Week 2016 the 16th edition will be annonced 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