The 2016 Anguilla Summer Festival was a blast! We partied it up for J’Ouvert and Caribbean Beach Party from before sun rise to sun rise the next day, jammed through the streets with WWE Divas for Parade of Troupes, saw the many talents of locals through pageants and numerous events and learned a few lessons sailing along the coast in the Anguilla Race Boats! All in all, there were lots of winners and really, no losers. It’s now time to prepare for the 2017 Anguilla Summer Festival! Are you ready?
The Ministry of Social Development, in collaboration with the Anguilla Cultural and Festival Development Committee, has announced the following proposed dates for the 2017 Anguilla Summer Festival, August 1-11, 2017.
Tuesday 1st August – Opening Night and Prince and Princess Show
Wednesday 2nd August – Talented Teen Pageant
Thursday 3rd August – Soca and Groovy Competition
Friday 4th August – Junior and Senior Monarch Competition
Saturday 5th August – Band Clash
Sunday 6th August – Ms Anguilla Pageant
Monday 7th August – Jouvert and Caribbean Beach Party
Tuesday 8th August – Private event
Wednesday 9th August – Private event
Thursday 10th August – Leeward Islands Calypso Competition
Friday 11th August – Grand Parade of Troupes
The Ministry is offering the opportunity for individuals or companies interested in producing the Caribbean Beach Party or producing musical events on Tuesday 8th August 2017 and Wednesday 9th August 2017 to submit proposals. Proposals are to be submitted to Mrs. Hyacinth Bradley, Community Services Planner, at the Ministry of Social Development (497 3930) on or before 20th January 2017. The Ministry is willing to make a small contribution towards the costs of production of these events.
Additionally, private promoters who are not submitting proposals but wish to have their events reflected on the official Summer Festival Calendar, are encouraged to contact Mrs. Hyacinth Bradley at the Ministry of Social Development.
Don’t expect any government offices, regular businesses etc to be opened during the first Monday of August. St Maarten and St Martin along with the other neighboring islands buss out ‘pon ferry boat to get to Anguilla in time for August Monday.
I don’t know what else to tell you, nobody is showing up for work in SXM, they all call in sick, so you might just as well take the ferry to Anguilla too, and have a good time.
What else can I say about Anguilla? It’s beautiful, British… pristine beaches.
My grandmother was born there, and raised me…. so I have problems telling Dutch St Maarten and Anguilla accents apart.
Anguillians and St Maarteners/St Martiners are almost all related by blood.
One large extended family.
Dutch Sint Maarteners are passive aggressive by nature
Anguillian’s are sneaky by nature.
French St Martiner’s love a good riot..
It’s their nature.