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Program of events

Events on Marie-Galante - click here !

Regattas and sailing races - click here !

Flea markets:
Every first Sunday of the month: at the Darse of Pointe-à-Pitre
Every first Sunday of the month: near the beach of Raisins Clairs in Saint-François
Every second Sunday of the month: place de la Liberté in Moule
Every third Sunday of the month: near the stadium of Sainte-Anne
Every last Sunday of the month: in Saint-Claude

 

For the reason of the actual sanitary situation, we are not able to give a complete program of events in Guadeloupe.
This page will be updated with regard to the evolution of the crisis.

JANUARY 2022
06/01 Epiphany or "fête des Rois"
The dinner is culminating in the serving of a traditional cake "galette des Rois" when a King is alloted
JANUARY Beginning of the Carnival season lasting until Lent, at week-ends the carnival associations rehearse in the streets
As for the continuous sanitary crises, we are not able to confirm that carnival parades will be performed. Please consult our Carnival sites: http://www.guadeloupe-info.com/carnaval-2022.html and https://www.facebook.com/Guadeloupe.Info/ for last minute informations.
22/01-29/01 FEMI 2022, International Caribbean Movie Festival of Guadeloupe. Long and short films, conferences. Festival village. https://femifestival.com
29/01 Ze Race: Between Petite-Terre and Pointe-à-Pitre Downwind paddle of 50 kms - http://zerace.fr

FEBRUARY 2022
02-06/02 MG RACE, Jet Ski race, Gosier - Saint Louis de Marie Galante, postponed to June or November, depending on the sanitary situation
https://www.facebook.com/MGXRACE/
07-15/02 Les Nuits Caraïbes, festival of classical music, jazz and flamenco, dates to be confirmed, Tel: 0690 61 94 04
https://www.nuits-caraibes.com, https://www.facebook.com/NuitsCaraibes/
Guadeloupe, various places, https://www.nuits-caraibes.com
26/02-01/03/02 Carnival Days until Shrove Tuesday: Carnival is at height of frenzy, all business stops for 5 days, big parades of float, costumed groups fill the streets singing and dancing.
As for the continuous sanitary crises, we are not able to confirm that carnival parades will be performed. Please consult our Carnival sites: http://www.guadeloupe-info.com/carnaval-2022.html and https://www.facebook.com/Guadeloupe.Info/ for last minute informations.

MARCH 2022
02/03 Ash Wednesday: at a night parade, "Grand Brilé Vaval" (burning of King Carnival "Vaval") on a funeral pyre. Only in the F.W.I. Carnival lasts through Ash Wednesday.
As for the continuous sanitary crises, we are not able to confirm that carnival parades will be performed. Please consult our Carnival sites: http://www.guadeloupe-info.com/carnaval-2022.html and https://www.facebook.com/Guadeloupe.Info/ for last minute informations.
march Whale migration in the Caribbean Sea
24/03 Mid-Lent - a day of carnival in lent. Holiday
Parades in black and red disguises

APRIL 2022
April Celebration of the Sea in Saint François
Information: Tourism Bureau, Tel.: 05.90.88.72.54
April End of the cockfight season
Informations: Office du Tourisme, Tel.: ++590-82.09.30
17/04 Fair of crabs in Morne à l'Eau
17/04 Fair of goats on Desirade
16-18/04 Easter - traditional picnics on the beach
15-23/04 GUADARUN, Adventureraid - 6 Islands – 6 legs, http://www.guadarun.com/

MAY 2022
01/05 Labour Day. Holiday
Workers' pararades
03/05 Saint Patron's Day in Vieux-Habitants (Saint Joseph)
03/05 Saint Patron's Day in Petit-Canal (Saint Philipp/Saint Jacques)
08/05 Victoire (Victory) 1945
national holiday
26/05 Ascension Thursday. Holiday
Traditional picnics at the beach
27/05 Slavery abolition Day. Holiday
Events all over the archipelago
29/05 Mother's Day

JUNE 2022
05-06/06 Terre de Blues - International Music Festival in Marie-Galante - Information
05-06/06 Pentcost Holiday
Traditional picnics at the beach
21/06 Day of Music
A cloud of music all over the Archipelago
24/06 St. Patron's Day in Baie-Mahault (St. Jean Baptiste)
24/06 St. Patron's Day in Moule (St. Jean Baptiste)
25-27/06 Transkarukera, international run through the Soufrière mountains, Info: 06 90 00 49 41, http://transka.fr/
29/06 St. Patron's Day in Deshaies (St. Pierre et St. Paul)

JULY 2022
01/07-31/08 FESTIVAL GUADELOUPE, annual summer event
(Gastronomy, Music, Folklore)
July Forum of Arts, Crafts and Folklore in Sainte Anne
Informations: OMCS, Tel: 0590-88.12.16
05-10/07 Gwo-Ka (traditional drums) festival in Sainte Anne, listed as Intangible cultural heritage by Unesco
Informations: OMCS, Tel: 0590-88.12.16, https://www.facebook.com/Festival-de-Gwoka-de-Sainte-Anne-291492637695533/
July Bicycle Tour of Marie Galante - Informations
06/07 St. Patron's Day in Port-Louis (Notre Dame des 7 douleurs)
14/07 Bastille Day. Holiday. Fireworks
24/07-28/08 International Zouk Festival of Guadeloupe
concerts throughout Guadeloupe Infotel: 0590 241 968 https://www.zoukmusicfestival.com/
21/07 Holiday Victor Schoelcher
(highly contributed to the abolition of slavery in 1848)
26/07 St. Patron's Day in Goyave (Sainte Anne)
26/07 St. Patron's in Sainte Anne (Sainte Anne)
26/07 St. Patron's Day in Capesterre de Marie-Galante (Sainte Anne)

AUGUST 2022
August Miss Guadeloupe Beauty Contest
Information: 05.90.90.20.76, https://www.facebook.com/MissGuadeloupeOfficiel/
August Festival of Traditional Music in Moule
05-14/08 Tour de Guadeloupe - International Bicycle Tour of Guadeloupe
13/08 Cooks' Festival: the women cooks, to honour their Saint Lawrence, bring baskets full of food to the cathedral, then parade through the city. Follows a banquet with dance that you may attend.
Information: Maison des cuisinières Tel.: 05.90.91.22.75, https://www.facebook.com/cuisinieresdeguadeloupe/
15/08 Assumption Day, Holiday
14-15/08 Fishermens' Days, Marina of Saint François
15/08 Day of the Patron and Fishers' Day at the Saintes, Terre-de-Haut
Mass for the fishermen, procession, benediction of the sea
Informations: Town Hall Terre-de-Haut, Tel.: 05.90.99.53.12
15/08 Saint Patron's Day in Grand Bourg at Marie-Galante
15/08 Saint Patron's Day in Pointe-Noire (Notre Dame de Bon Port)
15/08 Saint Patron's Day in Trois-Rivières
15/08 Saint Patron's Day on Desirade
15/08 Saint Patron's Day in Petit Bourg
17/08 Saint Patron's Day in Capesterre-Belle-Eau (Saint Hyacinthe)
23/08 Saint Patron's Day in Sainte-Rose (Sainte Rose de Lima)
24/08 St. Patron's Day on Saint Bartholomew
25/08 St. Patron's Day in Gosier (Saint Louis)
25/08 St. Patron's Day in Bouillante (Saint Louis)
25/08 St. Patron's Day in Saint-Louis at Marie-Galante (Saint Louis)
28/08 St. Patron's Day in Saint-Claude (Saint Augustin)

OCTOBER 2022
04/10 St. Patron's Days Saint-François
04/10 St. Patron's Day in Basse-Terre, district St François (Saint François)
09/10 St. Patron's Day in Anse Bertrand (Saint Denis)
15/10 St. Patron's Day in Basse-Terre, district Ste Thérèse (Ste Thérèse)
30/10 Volcano Trail, international run in the Soufrière mountains, dates to be confirmed,
Info: 0690 516608, https://www.facebook.com/volcano.trail.soufriere.guadeloupe/

NOVEMBER 2022
Nov.-April Cockfight season
Information: Office du Tourisme Tel.: 05.90.82.09.30
01-02//11 All Saints Day, All Souls' Day, Holidays
Cemeteries are illuminated by thousands of candlelights
6/11 Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe, departure Saint-Malo Sunday, November 6th, 2022
120 sailing boats, in six classes will put to sea. They will try to break the record set in 2018 by Francis Joyon, 7 days 14 hours 21 minutes and 47 seconds to cross the Atlantic Ocean.
Follow the preparation and the race here !
11/11 Armistice Day, public holiday, parades
11/11 Saint Patron's Day in Gourbeyre (Saint Charles)
11/11 Saint Patron's Days of Saint-Martin, Grand-Case
22/11 Day of Music - to honour the patron of musicians, Saint Caecilia
Concerts in the streets and the churches
30/11 Saint Patron's Day in Morne-à-l'Eau (Saint André)

DECEMBER 2022
December Chanté Noël
Traditional Christmas Choirs in churches, on village squares....
December Feast of Pointe-a-Pitre's districts
Concerts, street entertainments
06/12 Santa Claus' Day in Terre-de-Bas / Les Saintes
To honour the Saint of the city: Sailors' mass, Procession, Benediction of the sea
Infotel: 05.90.99.82.27 (city hall Terre-de-Bas)
08/12 Day of women merchants in Abymes (Immaculate Conception)
Procession of the women merchants
Infotel: 05.90.20.26.89 Tourist Bureau of Abymes
24/12 Christmas Eve
Traditional dishes: Rice and beans, blood sausages, pork colombo. Midnight Mass (with Creole chorals in some churches)
28/12 Young Saints Day
Traditional Masses for children, who are allowed to bring their Christmas gifts to church
31/12 feu d'artifices New Year's Eve, end of  2022 !
Dining and dancing, many events till New Year's morning


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