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No matter what time of year that you plan your Aruba Resort getaway, there are live events that you won't want to miss. If you are planning your visit during the Famous Aruba’s Carnivals or you are practicing your “moves” for Aruba’s Music Festival - You are sure to create memories that will last a lifetime.

Check back with us often for the latest news about Aruba events

1 New Year’s day
7 Aruba’s Torch Parade
24 Childrens Grand Carnival Parade in Oranjestad
25 Betico Croes Day
28 Aruba’s 44th Grand Tumba Contest

18 Oranjestad Lighting Parade
24 San Nicolas Lighting Parade
25 Aruba's Grand Carnival Parade in St Nicolas
26 Aruba's Grand Carnival Parade Oranjestad
26 Old Mask Parade & Burning of King Momo

18 National Anthem and Flag Day
20 32th Aruba International Half Marathon (21K)

27 57th International Boulevard Race (10K)
27 The King’s Day

24-29 17th EditionAruba’s Soul Beach Music Festival 2017

24 Dera Gai (St. John's Day)
25 31th Aruba Triathon Olympic

June 30 - 1 Aruba Summer Festival 2017
31th Annual Aruba Hi-Winds

Aruba International Regatta 2017
26-28 23th annual Aruba international Pro-Am Golf Tournament
29 - Sept 1 One Cool Summer International Drag Race

Electric Festival 2017
15-16 11th Annual Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival Aruba 2017
24th Annual Aruba Reef Care Project

Eat Local Restaurant Month
22 Challenge Aruba Triathlon 2017

Interpaso 2017
12-19 11th Edition Aruba International Beach tennis Tournament

Auba Fashion Week
5 Saint Nicolas’s Day
11-17 Aruba Cup - PGA Tour
25 Christmas

Weekly Events

Bonbini means “Welcome!” in Papiamento, and this weekly folkloric music and dance festival is the perfect introduction to the warmth and hospitality of Aruba’s people. The Bonbini Festival takes place in downtown Oranjestad in the outdoor courtyard of Fort Zoutman, Aruba’s oldest building. Catch the flavor of the island, its history, people, music, and cuisine during this entertaining event held every Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Shopping hours are extended on Main Street (Caya Betico Croes) during various holidays and celebrations. Shopping Night every Wednesday, 6-9 pm. Live music and folkloric shows, 7-9 pm.

The Carubbian Festival takes place in San Nicolas every Thursday night from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., showcasing the multicultural charms of Aruba’s “Sunrise City.” The center of activities is a stage area around which the audience can relax and enjoy a taste of delicious Aruban and Caribbean cuisine and a parade of local entertainers. Closed to traffic, the main street is a pedestrian mall filled with colorful booths selling food, handicrafts, and souvenirs, with fun activities for the whole family. Packages including round-trip transportation are sold at hotels.

This Calendar of Events has been produced by the Aruba Tourism Authority to provide general information about events and activities taking place in Aruba during 2017. This information is subject to change without any notice. All efforts have been made to provide the most accurate and up-to-date information of each event at the time of printing. The Aruba Tourism Authority is not liable for any possible errors, omissions, or cancellations.

Visit Aruba’s official website, www.aruba.com, for the latest updates on festivals, events, and conferences, or contact any of the following offices or representatives of the Aruba Tourism Authority