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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: 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: Wednesday, May 24 to Monday, May 29, 2017 (all day)
The Aruba Soul Beach Music festival is held on Memorial Day holiday weekend and includes many star-studded artists and comedians. The festival highlights five...
Aruba Ports Authority
Aruba Soul Beach Music Festival

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 01 to October 31, 2016 (all day)
This month-long event throughout October 2016 highlights authentic Aruba's varied cuisine. The restaurants’ prix-fixe meals allow visitors to enjoy local...
Eat Local Aruba Restaurant Month

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: July 2017 (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 Kitesurfing Windsurfing Tournament

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: 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: February 2017 (all day)
Carnival means weeks of events that bring you colorfully decorated floats, contagiously throbbing music, luxuriously costumed groups of celebrants of all ages,...

When: March 26, 2017 (all day)
On March 26, 2017 International competitors will participate in Aruba's longest road race covering the length of the island from San Nicolas to Oranjestad. The...
Joe Laveist Sport Park
Aruba International Half Marathon

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 $2,400 buy-in,...
Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino
PPC Aruba Poker World Championship

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: February 2017 2:00PM - 2:00AM
The Flip Flop Festival is the biggest free festival in Aruba. This event brings around thousands of people annually and this year it will only gets better. Flip...
Eagle Beach
Flip Flop Beach Festival

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