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.

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.

Use our Aruba Events calendar to find events that coincide with your stay.

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Below is a list of some of Aruba's main upcoming events

When: July 01 to July 02, 2016 (all day)
The ARUBA SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL headlines with award winning musicians and the best local Dj's and bands.This three day event takes place at Aruba's Harbor...
Harbor Square Arena, Aruba
Aruba Summer Music Festival

When: January 25, 2017 (all day)
Official holiday in memory of G.F. (Betico ) Croes, On January 25 th, we commemorate the birthday of the late Aruban political leader, Gilberto François...
Betico Day

When: January 25, 2017 5:30AM - 9:00AM
Betico Croes hometown of Santa Cruz sponsors an amateur road race through hilly terrain. The circular route takes runners through residential neighborhoods and...
Centro Deportivo Libertador Betico Croes
Betico Croes Memorial Run

When: December 27 to January 02, 2017 (all day)
Dande is traditional Aruban music played only at the end of the year to welcome in the New Year. Musicians normally visit Aruban homes right after the midnight...
Aruba Dande Celebration

When: October 03 to October 16, 2016 (all day)
Preparations are full swing for this culinary event, highlighting authentic Aruban cuisine for two full weeks. The restaurants’ prix-fixe meals allow...
Eat Local Aruba Restaurant Week

When: November 2016 9:00AM - 2:00PM
Sinterklaas or Saint Nicolas is a traditional figure based on Saint Nicholas. In November, thousands of children welcome Sinterklaas as he arrives by steamboat...
Aruba Ports Authority
Sinterklaas Arrival and Parade

When: June 26, 2016 6:30AM - 11:59PM
International competitors participate in a triathlon comprised of a 1.5 KM swim, 40 KM bike race, and a 10 KM run. Beginners can test their endurance in the...
Eagle Beach Circuit
Aruba's International Triathlon

When: July 09 to July 18, 2016 (all day)
Aruba Hi-Winds introduces fun and action. The races expected, are Semi-Long Distance race for Kite Juniors, Kite Freestyle, Windsurfing slalom races, Windsurfing...
Fisherman's Hut, Aruba
Aruba Hi-Winds Tournament

When: September 25, 2016 (all day)
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...
Noord, Aruba
Aruba's Annual Reef Care Project

When: August 19 to August 21, 2016 (all day)
Aruba's annual Regatta that will takes place with three days of action and competition for yachts, beach cats, sunfishes, optimists, windsurfers and kite surfers;...
Eagle Beach, Aruba
Aruba's Annual International Regatta

When: August 2016 (all day)
Professional and amateur golfers team up for the Aruba International Pro-Am Golf Tournament at the Tierra del Sol Golf Course. The event takes place and features...
Tierra del Sol Golf Course
Aruba International Pro-Am Golf Tournament

When: September 23 to September 24, 2016 (all day)
The Caribbean Sea Jazz Annual festival attracts about 8,000 local and international visitors who enjoy high quality jazz acts, combo's and bands. The...
Renaissance Marketplace
Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival

When: August 2016 (all day)
Love Festival is a festival featuring house music. The festival will feature 3 stages and 50 dj’s from 8 different countries.Visitors can enjoy deep house...
The Fisherman's Hut
Aruba Love Festival

When: Thursday, Nov 24, 2016 (all day)
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...
Thanksgiving Celebration

When: Sunday, Sep 11, 2016 5:30AM - 8:00AM
Have you ever wanted to be a part of a 10K race? Then you can join the Turibana Loop 10K race. It is definitely a great way to enjoy the wonders of the Island....
Turibana, Noord
Turibana Loop 10K Race

When: November 13 to November 20, 2016 9:00AM - 10:00PM
If you like the beach and playing a competitive sport, then you are looking at the right event. The Beach Tennis Aruba International Championship event is all...
Eagle Beach
Aruba Beach Tennis International Championships

When: October 26 to November 01, 2016 (all day)
The Annual International Bike event in Aruba takes place with participation of Harley Davidson bikers from several countries. This bike festival will be a very...
International Bike Week

When: Saturday, Oct 22 to Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016 5:30AM - 7:00PM
The island of Aruba has become one of the most sought-after vacation destinations in the world, and now it’s also become one of the hottest fishing venues...
Varadero Marina
The Chivas Regal Aruba Caribbean Cup

When: November 2016 (all day)
Are you ready for the One Love Aruba Reggae Festival? This year's festival will feature a movie night, international music night and a community day.
Location TBA
One Love Aruba Reggae Festival

When: Wednesday, Nov 02 to Tuesday, Nov 08, 2016 (all day)
Aruba will host the PPC Poker Tour at the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino. This 11 event series will feature over 200 players and a $1,700 buy-in,...
Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino
PPC Aruba

When: January 01, 2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
"Unox Nieuwjaarsduik" or "New Year's Plunge"at MooMba Beach is the best cure for a hangover. Plunge into our turquoise ocean for the New Year! On January 1, at...
Moomba Beach Bar & Restaurant
New Year's Plunge

When: September 01 to September 04, 2016 (all day)
As the cultural intersection of North and South America, Aruba is uniquely positioned to host the most global dance music festival in the Caribbean. Electric...
Aruba's Harbor Square Arena
Electric Festival

When: June 19, 2016 (all day)
Want to make Dad feel exceptional on his day? Celebrate Father's Day at one of these awesome specials! Specials coming soon
Father's Day

When: October 28 to October 31, 2016 (all day)
Aruba to celebrate Halloween in a big way, so make sure to pack-in your scariest costume and you can win some prizes while enjoying the Halloween week of...
Halloween Celebration Aruba

When: October 2016 (all day)
Aruba, "One Happy Island" hosts the Annual Aruba International Film Festival screening award winning and critically acclaimed films from around the world. AIFF's...
Palm Beach Plaza Mall
Aruba International Film Festival

When: September 15 to September 17, 2016 (all day)
The ATech Conference offers entrepeneurs and tech startups a chance to interact with startup founders and key global players in the technology scene. During...
ATech Conference

When: August 28 to August 30, 2016 (all day)
The One Cool Summer event is a fundraiser event that brings local and international drag racers together. This event will feature different categories of drag...
Aruba International Raceway Park
One Cool Summer International Dragrace

When: Sunday, Oct 23, 2016 6:00AM - 11:59PM
This race is set to take place in Aruba for the first time. Challenge Aruba will consist of a 1.9 km swim, followed by a 90 km cycle and finally a 21 km...
Palm Beach
Challenge Aruba Race

When: Friday, Sep 23, 2016 6:00PM - 11:00PM
TEDxAruba's mission is to turn into the Caribbean's leading platform and pipeline for great ideas, storytelling, creativity and actionable innovation. This is an...
Cas di Cultura Theatre and Cultural Center
TEDx Aruba

When: June 04 to June 05, 2016 3:00PM - 1:00AM
Island Heritage Festival is Aruba's newest kid in town. Their goal is to bring you something old, something new, something borrowed, something (turquoise) blue....
Bushiri Arena, Aruba
Island Heritage Beach Festival