Aruba is definitely one of the livelier Caribbean islands and boasts a constant stream of festivals throughout the year. Whether it’s water sports, gastronomy, music or a colourful Mardi Gras – Aruba doesn’t need much excuse to fill out its streets for a party. If you’re visiting Aruba soon, check to see if any of these lively gems fall during your holiday dates.
Unashamedly loud and colourful, The Aruba Carnival the most vivid event in the entire festival calendar. It includes several spectacular events including the Jouvert Morning Pajama Parade, Children's Balloon Parade and a Mardi Gras event – before finishing off with Carnival Monday.
Aruba Fashion Week
Aruba is well-respected within the Caribbean for its taste in fashion and Aruba Fashion Week is a big event. The next Fashion Week is taking place in December, with 18 designers ready to showcase their newest designs and a trade show with 25 exhibitors signed up already.
Aruba Food Truck Festival
Food trucks have been changing the foodie landscape across the world – and Aruba is no exception.
This is Aruba’s largest traditional music event and features more than 50 musical acts performing traditional Dande song using authentic Aruban instruments such as the tambu, wiri and raspa. The Dande Festival always typically takes place over the New Year period.
Annual Aruba International Pro Am Golf Tournament
Golfing is amazing in Aruba, and in late August professional and amateur golfers get together for this two-day, 36-hole tournament featuring gifts, prizes, and special events. It’s held at the Tierra del Sol Golf course in the north of the island and features a challenging course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. with a desert layout similar to links courses of the American Southwest.