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 Beachgoers on Grand Anse Beach, Grenada by Celia SorhaindoEmbrace the island lifestyle and go for a relaxing stroll along one of Grenada’s spectacular white-sand beaches; pictured: Grand Anse Beach © Celia Sorhaindo

January

Get out on the water

The Port Louis Grenada Sailing Festival and the Spice Island Billfish tournament keep both ‘yachties’ and sport fishermen entertained this month.

February

Serious family sailing

Although the South Grenada Regatta has some serious sailing competitions, it’s very much a fun-filled family event hosted by Le Phare Bleu on Grenada’s south coast.

March

Look out for jab-jabsmoko jumbies and shortknees

Carriacou Carnival Shakespeare Mas celebrations by Paul CraskCarnival in Carriacou is a riot of colourful street parades and quirky traditions © Paul Crask

You’ll meet all these characters and more at the annual Carriacou Carnival on the Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday.

April

Drums, music and dance

Head up to Carriacou during April for the annual Carriacou Maroon and String Band Festival.

May

A great time to dive

With the cruise season drawing to a close, everywhere is a little less crowded. Take the opportunity to scuba dive some of Grenada’s wrecks with one of the operators on Grand Anse Beach.

June

Happy Birthday in Gouyave

It’s the annual Fisherman’s Birthday festivities in the west coast village of Gouyave. Along with its weekly Fish Fridays, Gouyave justifiably has a reputation for being a party town that never sleeps.

July

Carriacou boat launching Grenada by Paul CraskBoat-launching events in Carriacou and Petite Martinique are very popular events and draw quite a crowd © Paul Crask 

Heritage sailing

Yes, it’s time for even more fun on the waves with the annual Carriacou Regatta. It’s a great chance to see what the boat building heritage is all about.

August

‘Jump up’ in St George’s

Main island Grenada holds its colourful Carnival celebrations every August, so don’t miss a chance to get in on the action!

Cocoa, Grenada by Celia SorhaindoSeptember

Time for a cook up and an oil down

At the heart of the hurricane season things are a little quiet on the islands. But don’t let that stop you from eating some great food at the annual Grenada Culinary Fest.

(Don’t miss a chance to savour all of the flavours of Grenada, including the ubiquitous and justifiably famous cocoa © Celia Sorhaindo)

October

Remembering the past

Thanksgiving Day on 25th October is a time when Grenadians remember the revolution and the US military intervention that followed.

November

Get into the mountains

With the hurricane season over, this is a great month to get out and do some hiking. Have you ever climbed Mount St Catherine, the island’s highest peak? Grenada’s oldest hiking guide, Telfor Bedeau, is in his 70s and has done it hundreds of times, so no excuses!

December

Sing about your neighbours

Just before Christmas, the Carriacou Parang Festival is when islanders take to the streets of Hillsborough and sing songs they have written about local scandals and gossip. It’s just about the most unusual festival you’ve ever seen!

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