Festivals and Events

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Festivals and Events

The year's big event is Antigua Sailing Week, which draws some 300 yachts for a series of races in late April and early May. The Back II Life Music Festival usually overlaps.

Mid-April sees the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, a five-day event that includes a tall-ships race.

Antigua Tennis Week, usually the second week of May, has exhibition games by former greats plus a pro-am tournament.

June brings the Antigua & Barbuda Sports Fishing Tournament in Falmouth.

Summer Carnival runs 10 days from the end of July to early August and is one of the Caribbean's more elaborate, with eye-catching costumes and fierce music competitions.

The first week of December ushers in the annual Yacht Charter Show, when 200-foot leviathans loll on display and everyone goes onboard to party hearty.

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