Grenada will host two distinctive events in August that are among the southern Caribbean destination’s longest-running annual festivals.
The Carriacou Regatta and the SpiceMas Grenada Carnival will offer visitors opportunities to experience the dual-island nation’s culture, traditions, music and cuisine.
Billed by the Grenada Tourism Authority as the Caribbean’s longest-running work-boat regatta, the event will offer spectators opportunities to join most of the island’s 8,000 residents in cheering on sailing teams from local villages and neighboring islands as they compete for prizes and island bragging rights.
Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has declared 2019 the Year of Festivals in the Caribbean. Throughout 2019, the region is celebrating the unique rhythm and tempo of each CTO destination.
“Festivals help to energize communities across the region, while giving visitors more reasons to enjoy our destinations,” said early in the year Hugh Riley, Secretary General of CTO.