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

August 2014

Aruba Regatta 2014

Aruba Regatta 2014

August 15, 16 and 17... 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

4th General Store 10K Run & Walk

4th General Store 10K Run & Walk

All Distance Runners Aruba together with General Store presents the 4th General Store 10K, which will be held on Sunday, August 17th, 2014....read more

19th Aruba International Pro-Am Golf Tournament

20th Aruba International Pro-Am Golf Tournament

August 21 - 25 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

This exciting international drag racing competition event is from August 28 to August 30 and takes place at the Palo Marga International Raceway Park...read more

September 2014

21st Annual Aruba Reef Care Project

21st Annual Aruba Reef Care Project

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

Electric Festival

Electric Festival

Nero, Nicole Moudaber, Boris and Mastiksoul, Chuckie, Slash and Erick Morillo did something big last September at the launch of the first Electric Festival in Aruba. This coming September expect only the best...read more

34th Turibana To Santa Cruz 10k Race

34th Turibana To Santa Cruz 10k Race

34th Turibana race starts September 7, 2014. This open road race starts at 6:30 a.m. at ex - Panaderia del Campo building in Noord...read more

Aruba Wine, Food And Art Festival

Aruba Wine, Food And Art Festival

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

30th Fire Prevention 10k & 5k Run

30th Fire Prevention 10k & 5k Run

October 5th is the 10K race and starts following a circular route, beginning and ending at the Fire House in Tanki Flip and is open to all runners and walkers...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

3rd Food Truck Showdown

3rd Food Truck Showdown

Aruba's 3rd Food Trucks Showdown takes place October 24 and 25. 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

4th Aruba International Bike Week

Starting October 27 through November 2 4th 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 2014

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

13th National Coastal Clean Up

Aruba holds its 13th Coastal Clean-Up Day this November 08 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 10 to 16, 2014....read more

Interpaso 2014

Interpaso 2014

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 14 to 16, 2014....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 2014

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

King Willem Alexander

King's Day Celebration

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

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

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

May 2015

Mother's Day Celebration

Mother's Day Specials

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

International Musuem Day

International Musuem Day

Come and celebrate with us @National Archaeological Museum Aruba. Special Guests Favorite Artifacts and more May 18...read more

Aruba Soul Beach Music Festival

The Heart of SOUL, FOOD & FUN Beats

May 23 catch the Rhythm Feed the Soul at The Renaissance Marketplace with Soul Beach Offers and Live Soul Music starting at 5:00pm...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

Datapanik Audiovisual Concert

Datapanik Audiovisual Concert

May 23rd is the Premiere of the Documentary "Fuente Di Inspiracion" plus a special concert with special guests! Tickets are now available at BULA SURF SHOP and...read more

Pole Sitting

Pole Sitting

Aruba's most bizarre championship is once again around the corner: the 20th edition of the Aruban Polesitting Championship starting on May 29th...read more

June 2015

Aruba Bank 4 DAY Walk / Run

Aruba Bank 4 DAY Walk / Run

The Aruba Bank 4 Day Walk & Run takes place on the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th of June, in the neighborhoods of Noord, Santa Cruz, San Nicolas and Camacuri. On all...read more

Father's Day Celebration

Father's Day Celebration

Find information about specials available for Father's Day, events and activities related to Father's Day on Sunday June 15, 2014...read more

10K Glow Run / Walk

10K Glow Run / Walk

Runners Aruba Presents Circuito Asics 10k Glow Run! Taking place on June 14 starting at Alhambra Casino. 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

Maggy's 12th annual Beauty Festival

Maggy's 12th annual Beauty Festival

Maggy's Aruba 12th annual Beauty Festival: This is a series event that will be held starting June 23 through June 28, during this six day event several international make-up artists and estheticians will be available...read more

Full Moon MTB Tour

Full Moon MTB Tour

Biking Challenge for all ages. Taking place on June 27 at the Parke Curazon Jaburibari...read more

Red Sail Sports Coastal Clean Up

Red Sail Sports Coastal Clean Up

Join us on our Annual Coastal Clean Up June 28, together we can make a difference! In return for your efforts you can sign up for a complimentary Snorkel Sail with us...read more

Movie Night in the Park

Movie Night in the Park

Come and join us with your family for a night of film, food and fun. Presenting this time a double feature "Mountains" and "Savannah" at the Visitor Center at Arikok National on June 28...read more

July 2015

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

Guy Bavli Show In Alhambra Ballroom

Guy Bavli Show In Alhambra Ballroom

Mentalist, illusionist, and entertainer Guy Bavli is coming to Aruba to appear at the Alhambra Ballroom on July 3rd, 4th & 5th, taking audiences on a journey into the mysteries of the human mind...read more

Stargazing

Stargazing in the Park

With free workshop for kids: The Faces of our Moon. July 5, 2014, a not to be missed chance to learn and have fun under the Aruban skies...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

Ray Ellin show

Aruba Ray's Comedy Show

After rave reviews and packed crowds, some of the finest comedians from New York return to Aruba to perform at the Aruba Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino from June 13th to July 11th...read more

Celebrity Bartending

Celebrity Bartending Charity Fundraising Event

July 19th from 9pm till 11pm Celebrity Bartending Charity Fundraising event at Cuba's Cookin' with Godfather Ruben Garcia and Godmother Rona Coster.They'll mix drinks for a good cause. Change a tear into a laugh - not vice versa...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