2016/2017
Trinidad & Tobago Calendar






Dates in red are public holidays
dates and events are subject to change or be cancel without notice
2016
August 1st Mar to 31st Aug - Leatherback Watching in Tobago.

16th Jul to 8th Aug - Tobago Heritage Festival.

1st - Emancipation Day.

1st - Arima Borough Days.

1st - Arima Fest.

1st - Chaguanas Chamber's Emancipation Dinner.

1st - National Steel Symphony Orchestra of Trinidad and Tobago (NSSO) will present "Pan on a Higher Note: Journey of the Ancestors" at Southern Academy for the Performing Arts (SAPA), San Fernando; 6pm. These concerts are free to the public. Tickets will be distributed between 12 noon and 5 pm at SAPA, San Fernando and The Culture Division, 51- 55 Frederick Street, Port-of-Spain. There is a limit of two tickets per person while stocks last. For more info: contact The Division of Culture at 225-4023 Extension 4030.

1st to 7th - JITIC 14's (Tennis Tournament)

5th to 7th - Delaford Fishermen Festival.

5th - Pan Trinbago Northern Region - "2nd After Work and Comedy Lime" at Invaders Panyard, Tragarete Road, Woodbrook. Featuring: Tripolians, Brimblers, Invaders and a special guest artiste. Admission $40.

6th - YUMA Carnival Band Launch 2017.

6th - Avocado and Breadfruit Festival at the Green Market, Saddle Road, Santa Cruz; 7.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.

6th to 8th - National Road Cycling Championships (6th - Time Trial/7th - Road Race/8th - Criterium) at venue TBA.

6th to 11th - RBC Tobago Classifieds & Jr. Tournament at Shaw Park, Tobago. (Tennis Tournament)

7th - Laventille Steelband Festival at Eastern Main Road, Laventille; 4pm.

7th - Speyside Harvest Fest.

7th - Trinfinity Arts presents "More in de Mortar" at Kaiso Blues Cafe, 85 Woodford Street, Newtown, at 7 pm. Featuring Selvon 'Mistah Shak' Noel, Sharlan Bailey and Darryl 'D Saint' Mendoza. Fore more information call 769-5173/302-4045.

7th - The Felicity Charlieville Fishing Association (FCFA) will be hosting its 3rd Annual Fishing Tournament at Gulf of Paria via Cunupia River, Cacandee Road, Felicity. For more information and registration details, call 389-7413.

7th - Mr & Miss St Patrick Emancipation King and Queen at Naparima Bowl, San Fernando.

9th - Desperadoes' special concert "Tribute to Manning" at its Frederick Street panyard. Featuring the top six placed steelbands in this year’s Large National Panorama (large) finals, Supernovas, Phase II, Renegades, Trinidad All Stars and Invaders. The programme will be opened with a performance by the Desperadoes Youth Steelband. The action begins at 7 pm. For further information log on to Pan Trinbago website www.pantrinbago.co.tt.

10th to 14th - Santa Rosa Festival.

12th - International Youth Day.

12th - Tobago Curry Duck and Cocktails Festival at Parlatuvier Bay Tobago followed by a street party. Admission is free! For further information please call Mrs Nicole Chance-Stewart at 682-8723 or email tobagocurryduckandcocktails@gmail.com.

14th - Parlatuvier Fisherfolk Festival at Parlatuvier Bay Tobago followed by a street party. Admission is free! For further information please call Mrs Nicole Chance-Stewart at 682-8723 or email tobagocurryduckandcocktails@gmail.com.

14th - Pan Trinbago South/Central Region's honours Steelband pioneer Milton "Wire" Austin at Skinner Park, San Fernando. Show time is 4:00 pm. Admission is $50.

14th - City Sun Valley presents "Icons of Nelson St. II - Awards Ceremony" at Nelson Street between Duke & Prince Streets, Port of Spain; 5:00pm -12:00 midnight. Featuring: Desperadoes, Trinidad All Stars, Invaders, Brimblers, Newtown Playboys, La Famille United and City Sun Valley. Admission: Free.

14th - A special thanksgiving concert hosted by pianist Felix “Sugar Fingers” Roach and the Sons of God Chorus at the Little Carib Theatre, White Street, Port of Spain; 6.30 pm. Guest artistes will include well-loved tenor singer Eddie Cumberbatch, the Lydian Male Quartet, Michael Germain and The Strings Trio, and spoken-word artiste Dennis Milton Morgan. Tickets—$300, available from Andre—675-4264, 683-9502, Sanch—663-1384, and the Little Carib Theatre Box Office through Michael—779-3280 or 622-4644.

14th - The 2016 Little Miss Africa T&T Pageant at St Madeleine Regional Complex, Circular Road, St Madeleine; 3pm.

14th - Queen's Royal College's (QRC) 2016 edition of the school’s Reunion & Family Day at the College grounds, St Clair, from noon. Admission is free and light refreshments will be on sale, and all are encouraged to walk with their coolers and baskets. No glass bottles allowed. For more information on the Reunion and Family Day, please call 472-4204, 620-0428, 681-7879, 790-0129, 320-6904, 680-3260, 764-4020, 372-0712, 489-4867, 759-5419, 702 -0393, 364-9997, 387-2411, 620-4772

15th to 19th - ITF Tobago at Shaw Park, Tobago. (Tennis Tournament)

18th - Raksha Bandhan.

19th to 20th - Hope Pan Groovers Food Sale at Scarborough Esplanade, Tobago. Menu: Fries, BBQ Jerk Chicken, Boiled & Roast Corn, Philourie, Gera Neck & Gizzard, Popcorn, Cane Chow and cold drinks.

20th - 2016 Carib Great Race from Pier 1 Chaguaramas to Store Bay, Tobago; Pirogues class leave at 6:50am.; M Class leave at 8am.

20th - Pan out of the Country side at Robin Recreation Park (where the Passport office is located), Knox Street, San Fernando; 6pm - till. Featuring various bands. For more information call 308-5654/315-5821/742-6360.

20th - Pan Trinbago's "Love Yuh Own" at the Renegades Pan Theatre, Charlotte Street; 7:00 pm. A cover charge of $60 (single) and $100 (couple) on each night guarantees a fun time.

20th - Youth Steelpan Jamboree at LH Pan Groove Panyard, Neville Jules Crescent, Phase 5, La Horquetta, Arima. Music by LH Pan Academy.

20th to 21st - YMCA Invitational Swim Meet at YMCA Pool, Tobago. (Swimming Competition).

21st - Pan Trinbago's "Love Yuh Own" at the Renegades Pan Theatre, Charlotte Street; 4:00 pm. A cover charge of $60 (single) and $100 (couple) on each night guarantees a fun time.

22nd to 28th - U12 Devlopment Championship (Tennis Tournament)

25th - Carib Santa Rosa Festival (Arima Fest 2016).

26th - Pan Trinbago Northern Region - 123 Plus at Despers Panyard, Frederick Street, Port of Spain. Admission: $50. Featuring: Despers, Phase II, Renegades, Serenaders.

27th - Feast Day of Santa Rosa Festival.

27th - Pan on De Avenue on Aripita Avenue, Woodbrook.

27th to 28th - "Symphony Meets Swing" at Queen's Hall, St. Anns (Sat. show at 7.30pm./Sun. show at 5.30 pm.) Admission is $150 and children under 12 years pay $100. Tickets are available at the Music Workshop at Bishop Anstey High School East/Trinity College East 9 am to 4 pm, and Queen’s Hall Box Office, St Ann’s daily from 10 am. to 6 pm. Part proceeds in aid of SACOTT YP’s property fund. For more info: 676-8603; 396- 7791 and 645-3383 or www.sacottyp.org.

28th - 103FM Curry Duck Competition at Chagville Beach, Chaguaramas.

28th - Toyota Hilux Cycle Classic at Toyota Showroom - Barataria.

28th - Pan Trinbago's Sport & Family Day at the Larry Gomes Stadium, Arima.

28th - Patriots Under the Trees at Cipriani Labour College; 6pm. Featuring Davie Rudder, Roy Cape Allstars, Trinidad Allstars Steel Orchestra, Ricardo Drue and Rikki Jai.

30th - Santa Rosa Day.

30th - Carib Woodbrook Playboyz annual pre-Independence Day steelband parade along Tragarete Road, Newtown.

30th - Youth Fest at the LH Pan Theatre, La Horquetta, Arima. (under the aegis of the Eastern Region and the LH Pan Groove).

31st - Independence Day.

31st - Invaders annual Independence Day Brunch at Invaders panyard, Tragarete Road, Woodbrook.

31st - Starlift annual Independence Day Brunch at Starlift panyard, Mucurapo Road Extension, Mucurapo, Woodbrook.

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September 3rd - Legacy 2017 band launch at Tsar Club, Ariapita Avenue, Woodbrook.

9th - Queen's Royal College (QRC 1966 to 2016) reunion's church service at the college from 6 pm. For more info Royalians can contact: Wayne Roberts - 754-0933, 640-0271; Bevon Spencer - 770- 2823; Clayton Springer - 772-1396 667- 8802; or Roderick Bernard - 765-1747.

9th to 11th - Angostura Rum Festival hosted by Angostura Ltd. at Laventille compound.

9th to 11th - 15th South Caribbean Open at Tobago Plantations Golf Club. Entries for the tournament are still open and interested players can contact tournament director Haroon Joseph at 755-7476 to register.

10th - Queen's Royal College (QRC 1966 to 2016) reunion's Dinner/Dance; from 7 pm to 3 am. For more info Royalians can contact: Wayne Roberts - 754-0933, 640-0271; Bevon Spencer - 770- 2823; Clayton Springer - 772-1396 667- 8802; or Roderick Bernard - 765-1747.

10th - Silver Sharks Development Meet at Venue TBA. (Swimming Competition).

10th - Ms La Reine Rive 2016 will be crowned at Le Gran Z’Affaire, Queen's Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain. In addition the show, starting at 7 pm, will also include the results of the handicraft, village chat/short story/ poetry, poetry, folk presentation music and dance and folk theatre categories.

10th to 11th - Agostini Insurance Brokers Ladies Open at St. Andrews Golf Club.

11th - Queen's Royal College (QRC 1966 to 2016) reunion's Cool Down Lime; 4pm. For more info Royalians can contact: Wayne Roberts - 754-0933, 640-0271; Bevon Spencer - 770- 2823; Clayton Springer - 772-1396 667- 8802; or Roderick Bernard - 765-1747.

12th - Queen's Royal College (QRC 1966 to 2016) reunion. Theme is of the reunion is “A Golden Legacy, Fifty years of Royal Brotherhood. For more info Royalians can contact: Wayne Roberts - 754-0933, 640-0271; Bevon Spencer - 770- 2823; Clayton Springer - 772-1396 667- 8802; or Roderick Bernard - 765-1747.

14th to 17th - Annual Mexican Food Festival held with the collaboration of the Embassy of Mexico at Hilton Trinidad's Pool Terrace Garden Restaurant from 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm.

16th to 25th - Trinidad Restaurant Week. For more information visit https://trinichow.com/2016/09/05/2016-restaurants-menus-trinidad-restaurant-week/.

17th - International Coastal Clean Up Day.

17th - 2016 TTCF Road Series #4 (cycling).

17th - Hatters 1975 Reunion at Naparima Bowl, Independence Avenue, San Fernando. Music by Hatters Steel Orchestra.

17th - Tobago Region of Pan Trinbago presents "Republic Pan Jam" at D' Colosseum Car Park, Milford Road, Crown Point, Tobago. Featuring Tobago bands Euphonic Sounds, NGC Steel Xplosion, Our Boys and Metro Stars.

17th to 30th - Hindus Memorial Services (observance of Pitra Paksh).

18th - Maracas Open Water Swim Classic at Maracas Bay. (Swimming Competition).

18th - Flow Energy Sunday (Mini Duathlon & 1 Lap Savannah Run).

18th - TTGA Corporate Tournament at St. Andrews Golf Club (Golf Tournament).

20th - Opening of 11th edition of the T&T Film Festival (TTFF) with a drama film entitled "Play the Devi" at the Central Bank Auditorium. The drama is about an impoverished teen whose chance encounter with an older, wealthy businessman leads to deadly consequences.

24th - Republic Day.

24th - Republic Day's Interfaith Service at the Queens Park Savannah, Port of Spain.

24th - Annual Scotiabank Women Against Breast Cancer 5k Classic.

24th - Michael Phillips Republic Day Cycling Classic at Nelson Mandela Park in St Clair.

24th - Pantrinbago All Aboard XI All Day Cruise to La TinTa onboard Treasure Two at Pier 2 Chaguramas. Boarding at 9 am; sailing at 10 am. Admission $200. For more information call 788-9825 or 623-4486.

24th - Rhythmorama 2016 at Arima Tennis Courts, Arima; 4pm.

24th - The United Bullfinch Association's (UBA) first annual "Family Day and Bird Competition" at Petersfield Recreation Ground, Chaguanas. Registration fee is $50. For more information, those interested can contact Alvin at 731-7877.

24th - Kalicharan Carnival Launch 2017 entitled "Zante" at Naparima Bowl Car Park, San Fernando; 9 pm.

24th to 25th - Tobago Open Tennis Tournament.

25th - T&T Film Festival (TTFF) drama film entitled "Play the Devil" at the MovieTowne, Port of Spain with the filmmakers present for a questions & answers; 6pm. The drama is about an impoverished teen whose chance encounter with an older, wealthy businessman leads to deadly consequences.

25th - Southclaine CC Memorial Classic (cycling).

27th to 2nd Oct - Tobago International Cycling Classic.

28th - Tourism Day.

30th - 2017 National Budget Day (Trinidad and Tobago)

30th - Caribbean Youth Day.

30th - Tobago Open Plantations (Golf Tournament).

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October 27th Sep to 2nd Oct - Tobago International Cycling Classic.

1st to 2nd - Tobago Open Plantations (Golf Tournament).

1st to 2nd - Stingray Annual October Classic at St. Michael’s Swimming Pool, Carib Street, San Fernando. (Swimming Competition).

1st to 2nd - RS/RR Productions' "Till Death Do Us Part" at Cipriani College. Featuring: Richard Ragoobarsingh, Nikki Crosby, Cecilia Salazar, Nigel Auguste just to name a few. The play is directed by the talented award-winning duo Debra Boucaud Mason and Richard Ragoobarsingh. Tickets are available at the usual outlets and the Cipriani College Box Office from noon to 6 pm daily.

2nd - The International day of the Elderly.

2nd - St Ann's RC Fun Day entitled, "Dunk de Priest" at President's Ground in St Ann's. Following the regular 8 am Sunday morning Mass at the Church on St Ann's Avenue, and a hearty breakfast from 9 am at the grounds, the family fun will begin. There will be activities for all ages including the much anticipated fun run which begins at 9.30 am followed by hoopla, face painting and other action. Expected to attract most interest is the "Dunk de Priest" segment when Father Alan Mohammed would take his position on a collapsing seat over a large tank of water, and wait for patrons' balls thrown at a target attached to the tank which, when hit, will cause the seat to collapse, "dunking" Mohammed into the tank. The event is to raise funds for refurbishment works on the church which has been an integral part of the community since 1844. Items will be on sale in the variety stall, cake stall, book and DVD stall, flower and plant section and flea market. Barbecue lunches will be on sale and also afternoon tea, snacks and refreshments. Entertainment with Steelband finale and live entertainment. Admission is free.

2nd - CIBC FirstCaribbean's Walk For the Cure at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain. Register and donate to the cause by logging on to: http://cibcfcibwalkforthecure.causevox.com/ or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1740691606185259/.

2nd to 16th - Ram Leela Festival (undecided).

5th - Beacon's Cycling on the Avenue 4; 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm, in Woodbrook.

5th to 9th - Southex International Expo at Gulf City Shopping Complex, La Romaine.

7th - Chaguanas Borough Days.

8th - RCSA at Millennium Lakes Golf & Country Club.

9th - Livingwaters Community Charity Tournament.

9th - Store Bay Open Water Swimming Classic at Store Bay Beach.

9th - Peter Awong Memorial Swim Meet at St. Michael’s Swimming Pool, Carib Street, San Fernando. (Swimming Competition).

9th - Dragon Boat Festival at the western end of Chagville, Chaguaramas, (next to the Military Museum) from 8 am. to 4 pm.

9th to 15th - Fire Prevention Week.

11th - Ramleela.

11th - Hosay Festival.

12th - Chinese Arrival Day.

14th - Indoor Weekend Series #1 (cycling) at National Cycling Centre, Balmain, Couva.

15th - The Maritime Financial Group's 5K Charity Fair entitled "The Run for Fun" at Nelson Mandela Park, St. Clair. All proceeds from the Run for Fun go towards Maritime’s Children’s Fund which disburses money to various children’s homes, youth-focused initiatives, and organisations or institutions that work towards improving the lives of children in Trinidad and Tobago. For more information visit www.runforfun2016.com.

16th - World Food Day.

16th - Torpedoes Development Swim Meet at Marlins Swimming Pool, Morne Coco Road, Westmoorings. (Swimming Competition)

16th - Tobago Blue Food Festival at L'Anse Fourmi Bloody Bay Recreation Grounds - An annual event of entertainment and cooking.

16th to 23rd - National Tourism Week.

21st to 23rd - Royhil Seals Beach Polo Tournament at Flying Fish Pool, Jamaica Boulevard, Federation Park, Port of Spain. (Swimming Competition).

22nd - Indoor Weekend Series #2 (cycling) at National Cycling Centre, Balmain, Couva.

23rd - Patience Hill Harvest Fest.

23rd - Indoor Weekend Series #3 (cycling) at National Cycling Centre, Balmain, Couva.

23rd - The University of the West Indies Sports and Physical Education Centre (UWI SPEC) Half-Marathon.

23rd - Immortelle Children Centre (Golf Tournament).

24th - United Nations Day.

26th - Breast Cancer Awareness Day.

28th to 30th - Eileen and Me (theatre play) at the Little Carib Theatre, Port of Spain with Errol "Blood" Roberts and Alicia Psyche Haynes. Showtimes are: Friday and Saturday, 8:30 pm; Sunday, 6:30 pm.

28th to 31st - The Annual New Play Festival 2016 at the Trinidad Theatre Workshop, Corner Norfolk Street and Jerningham Avenue, Belmont. The inaugural Annual New Play Festival (2016), conceptualised and organised by the Playwrights Workshop Trinbago (a playwrights group maintained by Lordstreet Theatre Company), in association with the Trinidad Theatre Workshop, is an opportunity for young directors and actors to collaborate, hone and showcase their skills using scripts which have never before been produced. For further information, email newplayfestivaltt@hotmail.com or call 351-6293.

30th - Divali.

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November 1st - All Saint's Day.

2nd - All Soul's Day.

4th to 6th - Bago Sport Beach Football International. For more information visit http://www.bagosports.com.

4th to 6th - 28th to 30th - Eileen and Me (theatre play) at the Little Carib Theatre, Port of Spain with Errol "Blood" Roberts and Alicia Psyche Haynes. Showtimes are: Friday and Saturday, 8:30 pm; Sunday, 6:30 pm.

6th - Whan Tong Agencies & Delta Club Team Championships (Golf Tournament).

6th - Pan Trinbago Northern Region - Pan in the West at TruValu Shopping Complex, Diamond Vale. Featuring all West Bands.

10th to 13th - ASATT National Open Short Course at St. Michael’s Swimming Pool, Carib Street, San Fernando. (Swimming Competition).

11th - Rememberance Day.

13th - Black Rock Harvest Fest.

14th - World Diabetes Day.

14th - Kaartik (Kartik Nahan/Kartik Snan/Kartik Purnima).

14th - Charlett & Gatcliffe Caddie Championship at St. Andrews Golf Club.

18th - San Fernando Day.

20th - Les Couteaux Harvest Fest.

20th - Moriah Harvest Fest.

20th - Scarborough Harvest Fest.

20th - Flying Fish Pentathlon at Flying Fish Pool, Jamaica Boulevard, Federation Park, Port of Spain. (Swimming Competition).

26th - Second Annual Guardian Group SHINE 5K and 10K Charity Walk and Run Event which will start and finish at Nelson Mandela Park in St Clair, Port of Spain; 4 pm. Registration begins on Monday and closes on November 11 at a cost of $80TT or $12US. Persons are required to visit www.run-2shine.com or www.myguardiangroup.com to register. The 10K will begin at 4.25 pm while the 5K event will run off at 4.30 pm.

27th - Mt. Gomery Harvest Fest.

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December 1st - International World National AIDS Day.

1st - The 8th Annual Tobago House of Assembly Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Louis D'or Nurseries.

2nd - Pan Trinbago Northern Region - Pan on the Foodcourt Christmas Affair at Savannah Foodcourt. Featuring: Invaders & Renegades.

3rd to 9th - Tobago House Assembly Week Celebrations at Shaw Park Complex; Dwight Yorke Stadium and other venues.

4th - Plymouth Harvest Fest.

4th - Jungle Bells (Cycling - mountain bikes).

8th to 11th - ASATT Invitational at Marlins Swimming Pool, Morne Coco Road, Westmoorings. (Swimming Competition)

9th - Radio Tambrin's Annual Christmas Parade and Children Treat. The parade is scheduled to start at 3pm from the Old Market car park.

14th - Asatt Short Course at Flying Fish Pool, Jamaica Boulevard, Federation Park, Port of Spain. (Swimming Competition).

16th - Pan Trinbago Northern Region - Christmas Party Lime at Northern Region Office.

18th - Barcode's Annual 'Pig Out' Christmas Lime.

19th - Parang in a Pot - St Joseph's Convent, Port-of-Spain.

25th - Christmas Day.

26th - Boxing Day.

26th - 12th Annual Penta Paints Kite Flying Competition at Plymouth Recreation Grounds.

26th - PINK An All-Inclusive Poolside in Tobago.

31st - Old Year's Festivities.

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Dates in red are public holidays
dates and events are subject to change or be cancel without notice
2017
January 1st - New Year's Day.

1st - Pembroke Harvest Fest.

8th - Parlatuvier Harvest Fest.

8th - Spring Garden Harvest Fest.

15th - T&T International Marathon.

21st - The Tunapuna/Piarco Regional Corporation Food Festival and Street Party on St John's Road to Morton Street; 5 p.m. to midnight. The streets will be lined with tents and local cuisine.

22nd - Besetha Harvest Fest.

22nd - St. Patrick's Harvest Fest.

22nd - SWAHA International Hindu Organisation Annual Sports Day at the Ato Boldon Stadium; 9 am.

28th - Chinese New Year (Year of Roosters).

31st - Ganesh Jayanti.

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February 2nd - World Wetlands Day.

4th - World Cancer Day.

5th - Hope Harvest Fest.

12th - Adelphi Harvest Fest.

17th to 19th - Tobago Carnival Regatta 2017 at Pigeon Point Heritage Park, Tobago.

19th - Buccoo Harvest Fest.

24th to 25th - Maha Shiva Raatri.

25th - Pigeon Peast Fest '17 at St. Anns. The festival is being produced by the Upper Cemetery Street Residents Association (UCSRA) of Covigne Road, Diego Martin. For more info: 307-2493 or 757-0739.

26th - Bon Accord Harvest Fest.

26th - Franklyn Harvest Fest.

27th - Carnival Monday.

28th - Carnival Tuesday.

TBA - Everybody loves Raymond Annual Post-Valentine Concert at Centre of Excellence, Macoya. Featuring Indian singer Mohammed Irfan, plus a Bollywood orchestra from Mumbai and Raymond Ramnarine with his band Dil-E-Nadan.

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March 1st - Ash Wednesday.

1st to 31st Aug - Leatherback Watching in Tobago.

3rd - 2017 Alternative Comedy Festival (Randy Glasgow Productions) at Guaracara Park, Pointe-a-Pierre; 8.00 pm. For more information call 628-9158 or 622-0834 or visit www.randyglasgowproductions.info.

4th - 2017 Alternative Comedy Festival (Randy Glasgow Productions) at National Cricket Center, Couva; 8.00 pm. For more information call 628-9158 or 622-0834 or visit www.randyglasgowproductions.info.

5th - 2017 Alternative Comedy Festival (Randy Glasgow Productions) at Enchanted Gardens, New Grant, Princes Town; 5.30 pm. For more information call 628-9158 or 622-0834 or visit www.randyglasgowproductions.info.

5th - Mt. St. George Harvest Fest.

8th - International Women's Day.

10th - 2017 Alternative Comedy Festival (Randy Glasgow Productions) at Buccoo Intergrated Facility, Buccoo, Tobago; 9 pm. For more information call 628-9158 or 622-0834 or visit www.randyglasgowproductions.info.

11th - 2017 Alternative Comedy Festival (Randy Glasgow Productions) at Center of Excellence, Tunapuna; 8 pm. For more information call 628-9158 or 622-0834 or visit www.randyglasgowproductions.info.

12th - 2017 Alternative Comedy Festival (Randy Glasgow Productions) at Center Pointe Mall, Chaguanas; 6 pm. For more information call 628-9158 or 622-0834 or visit www.randyglasgowproductions.info.

13th - Phagwa-Holi Festival.

14th - Commonwealth Day.

17th - St. Patrick Day.

19th - St. Joseph Day.

19th - St Francois Valley Girls' College annual 5K Run/Walk, St Clair Road, Queen's Park Savannah, Port of Spain.

20th - International Earth Day.

22nd - Wheels on the Avenue (cycling) at Ariapita Avenue, Port of Spain.

28th - Hindi (Hindu) New Year.

30th - Spiritual Baptist Liberation Shouter Day.

30th - Pigeon Peas Festival in Diego Martin.

TBA - Talk Tent 2017 at The Little Carib Theatre, Woodbrook. The show times are 8 pm on the first two nights and at 6 pm.

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April 1st Mar to 31st Aug - Leatherback Watching in Tobago.

1st - Mayaro Borough Days.

1st - National Youth Day.

1st - Jazz Artists on The Greens at Farm Road, Saint Joseph, Trinidad & Tobago. Gates open at 3.30 pm with show time starting at 5 pm. For more info: visit JAOTG page on Facebook or http://jaotg.com.

5th - Ram Navami.

7th - World Health Day.

11th - Hanuman Jayanti.

14th - Good Friday.

15th to 23rd - The Tobago Jazz Experience with performances at Speyside, Signal Hill, Scarborough, Castara and the Pigeon Point Heritage Park.

16th - Easter Sunday.

16th - Radio 90.5fm Easter Kite Flying at Queen's Park Savannah.

16th - Charlotteville Harvest Fest.

17th - Easter Monday.

18th - Buccoo Goat, Donkey & Crab Races at Mt. Pleasant.

19th - Buccoo Goat, Donkey & Crab Races at Buccoo.

20th - Tobago Fashion Coda all-inclusive event at the Magdalena Grand Beach and Golf Resort.

22nd - Earth Day.

23rd - Goodwood Harvest Fest.

23rd to 29th - Administrative Professional's Week (Secretary's Week).

23rd to 29th - National Volunteer Week.

25th - National Rapso Day.

26th - Audrey Jeffers Day.

26th - National Security Officers Day of Appreciation.

27th - Administrative Professional's Day (Secretary's Day).

27th - The San Fernando City Corporation's Annual San City Green Expo at Skinner Park in San Fernando; 10 am.

30th - Point Fortin Borough Day.

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May 1st Mar to 31st Aug - Leatherback Watching in Tobago.

4th - Confucius Institute at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus' Chinese Food Festival at the University Inn and Conference Centre.

6th to 12th - Nurses Week (Nurses Day 6th).

7th - Belle Garden Harvest Fest.

7th - BWIA Customer Service Department (better known as Traffic) annual Mothers' Day Brunch at Green Meadows' compound located on Santa Barbara Boulevard, Santa Cruz, starting at 11 am. For more info contact Donna (683 9739); Ruby (720- 2640); Joan (663-2664); or Angel (789- 2329).

7th - Choka Fest (sada roti with a range of choka, including baigan, tomatoes, aloo, coconut, salt-fish and smoked herring) at Nu Image Simplex Complex, New Grant, Princes Town.

7th - Feast of La Divina Pastora, High Street, Siparia (Siparia Fete).

9th - Europe Day.

12th - International Nurses Day.

12th - Mother's Day Comedy Festival (Randy Glasgow Productions - RGP) at the Buccoo Integrated Facility, Tobago. For more information contact RGP at 622-0834 and 628-9158 or visit http://www.randyglasgowproductions.info.

13th - Blink BMobile Shiv Shakti Dance Company Ltd. annual Mother's Day Spectacular at the Southern Academy for the Performing Arts (Sapa), located at the corner of Todd Street and Rienzi Kirton Highway, San Fernando, 7 pm. For more information, go to Shiv Shakti's Facebook page or call 779-6783 for ticket information.

13th - Rafi Mohammed's Mother Day Tribute at Centre of Excellence, Macoya; 8pm. For further information visit www.rafimohammed.com.

13th - The Scleroderma Care Foundation will hold its Annual Awareness Walk "Unite Against Scleroderma" at the Queen's Park Savannah, Port of Spain from 3 pm. The Scleroderma Care Foundation continues to raise awareness of the chronic, auto-immune disease and raise some of the funds required to keep the organisation going.

14th - Mason Hall Harvest Fest.

14th - Mother's Day.

14th - Mother's Day Comedy Festival (Randy Glasgow Productions - RGP) at the Grand Stand, Queen's Park Savannah, Port of Spain. For more information contact RGP at 622-0834 and 628-9158 or visit http://www.randyglasgowproductions.info.

14th - The Vitas House Hospice annual Tea Party in the Port of Spain Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency; from 3 pm to 6 pm. Tickets costing $450 are available through the Hospice or 628-4673 and 628-9824.

18th - United Way of Trinidad and Tobago's (UWTT) National Day of Caring.

20th to 21st - Hampton International Games (Track & Field) at Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo; 9:30 am.

21st - Whim Garden Harvest Fest.

25th - African Liberation Day.

25th to 28th - Salsa Fiesta TnT at Cascadia Hotel, Port of Spain. For more information visit http://www.salsafiestatnt.com.

26th - Whitehall Striders annual Maracas Walk; 12.2 miles from the Queen's Park Savannah to Maracas Beach; 4 am. Interesting persons can call the Whitehall Strider coordinators Yvonne Gordon at 797-1070 and Roy Bisnath at 628-1763.

26th to 28th - Sugar & Energy Festival at Gilbert Park, California.

27th - The annual Gourmet Evening hosted by the Lions Club of Port of Spain Central at the Club's Cultural Centre on Fitz Blackman Drive, Woodbrook, from 6.30 pm.

27th to 28th - Hampton International Games (Track & Field) at Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo; 2 pm.

28th - Delaford Harvest Fest.

28th - Tobago Culinary Festival at Pigeon Point.

29th - Tobago May Pole Festival entitled Colours of D'Wind at Goodwood High School. The festival begins at 2 pm and will also include an exhibition of traditional food and craft.

30th - Indian Arrival Day.

30th - Mere Desh Celebrations at the Centre Pointe Mall Chaguanas.

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June 1st Mar to 31st Aug - Leatherback Watching in Tobago.

2nd - Tobago Heritage Festival Launch at the Market Square Carpark, Scarborough at 5:30 pm.

2nd to 4th - Couva/Pt Lisas Chamber of Commerce's Sugar and Energy Festival and Central Games at Gilbert Park, California.

3rd - Ganga Dashahara.

3rd - WeBeat 2017 - Film Night at St. James Amphitheatre, Western Main Road, St James; 7 pm; Free.

4th - Bloody Bay Fest.

4th - WeBeat 2017 - Health Day at St. James Amphitheatre, Western Main Road, St James; 8 am; Free.

4th - Labor Day Celebrations 2017: Rienzi Cycling Classic from San Fernando to Point Fortin to Fyzabad at 5 am. and ends at 10 am.

4th - WeBeat 2017 - WeTreat for children 12 & under; 3 pm to 6 pm; Free; St. James Amphitheatre, Western Main Road, St James.

5th - Whit Monday

5th - World Environmental Day.

7th - WeBeat 2017 - WeBeat Football fete match, St James Police Academy Grounds, Western Main Road; 4.30 pm; Free; St. James Amphitheatre, Western Main Road, St James.

8th - Labor Day Celebrations 2017: Labour Day Calypso Finals at Fyzabad Hall; 7 pm.

8th - WeBeat 2017 - WeTing Honoree's Function/Youth Beat/ArtBeat/WeRiddums; 7 pm; Free; St. James Amphitheatre, Western Main Road, St James.

9th - Labor Day Celebrations 2017: A Festival of Drums at the Charlie King Junction in Fyzabad; 5 pm.

9th - WeBeat 2017 - WeKaiso ... a star-studded line-up of veteran calypsonians and younger favourites performing their more popular selections, 8 pm; St. James Amphitheatre, Western Main Road, St James.

10th - WeBeat 2017 - J'Ouvert, start: St. James Amphitheatre, Western Main Road, 5 am.

10th - WeBeat 2017 - Mannie Dookie 5K Fun; 6 am.

10th - WeBeat 2017 - Free registration Steelband Parade - Steel Orchestras, Rhythm Sections, Traditional Mas Characters, 7 pm to 2 am; Free.

11th - Labor Day Celebrations 2017: Thanksgiving service at the Fyzabad Union Hall.

11th - Roxborough Harvest Fest.

11th - WeBeat 2017 - We Cruise, onboard Treasure Queen, boarding 3 pm, Pier 2, Chaguaramas. Sailing 4 pm to 7 pm. Music will come from DJ's Mr Desmond and Clef Jam. Tickets are available from any of St James CIC members, Crosby's St James, and Cleve's One Stop, Frederick Street.

12th - The Annual Ganga Dhaaraa River Festival at Blanchisseuse.

14th - World Blood Donor Day (WBDD).

15th - Corpus Christi.

16th to 18th - The Tableland Pineapple Farmers' Association (TPFA) Annual Fruit Festival at Nu Image Simplex Complex, Tableland.

18th - Father's Day.

18th - Annual Father's Day concert by Raymond Ramnarine and his band, Dil-E- Nadan at Nu Image Simplex Complex, New Grant, Princes Town; 8 pm.

18th - Fun Father’s Day 5 K Walk-A-Son at the Eddie Hart Savannah, Tacarigua to Clifford Street, Curepe.

18th - Lambeau Harvest Fest.

18th - Pan Trinbago Northern Region - Father's Day Football Match & Cooler Lime.

18th - The Father's Day Spectacular at Centre of Excellence in Macoya. For further information visit www.rafimohammed.com.

18th - The Friends of Victory Foundation (FoVF)'s Annual "Victory Games" at Police Barracks Grounds, Long Circular Road, St James.

18th - The Tobago Culinary Festival at Pigeon Point Heritage Park, Tobago. The gates open at 10 am. and admission is free. The delicious cuisine being sold in the local and international food courts will be on sale from 11 am.

19th - Labour Day.

19th - Oilfield Workers Trade Union (OWTU) Butler 20K Run in San Fernando.

19th - Butler Day Celebrations hosted by Tobago African Union (TAU) at Dock Site on Milford Road from 6 pm.

23rd - Port of Spain Day.

23rd to 25th - Charlotteville Fisherman Festival at Charlotteville.

24th - The Ministry of Sport's National Youth Sport Festival at Eastern Regional Indoor Sporting Arena and Eddie Hart Grounds, Tacarigua from 8 am.

24th to 25th - Tobago Dragon Boat Association Regatta at Pigeon Point Heritage Park; 8am to 4pm. For more information visit http://ttdbf.webs.com.

25th - Eid-ul-Fitr.

25th - Rath Yaatra.

27th - World Diabetes Day.

29th - Matelot Fisherman's Fete.

TBA - Trinidad & Tobago Jazz Week at various venues. For more information on TnT Jazz Week visit us on Facebook: Jazz Alliance of Trinidad and Tobago or call 625-7123 / 689-4298.

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July 1st Mar to 31st Aug - Leatherback Watching in Tobago.

1st - Old Hilarians’ annual luncheon at Jubilee Hall, Keate Street, Port of Spain.

2nd - Castara Harvest Fest.

2nd - St Peter's Day (Fisherman's Fete) at Matelot Village.

6th to 10th - Mango Festival at UWI (University of West Indies).

7th to 10th - Tobago Motor Rally at Turtle Beach.

8th - Box Car Derby (Arima Fest 2017).

8th - Miss Arima Pageant Royale (Arima Fest 2017).

11th - Caricom Day.

16th - Food Fair (Arima Fest 2017).

16th to 1st Aug - Tobago Heritage Festival.

16th - Roxborough Seafood Festival at Fish Market in Roxborough.

26th to 30th - Great Fete Weekend in Tobago.

28th - Parangrama (Arima Fest 2017).

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August 1st Mar to 31st Aug - Leatherback Watching in Tobago.

16th Jul to 1st Aug - Tobago Heritage Festival.

1st - Emancipation Day.

1st - Arima Borough Days.

3rd - Arima Fest.

4th to 6th - Delaford Fishermen Festival.

6th - Laventille Steelband Festival at Eastern Main Road, Laventille; 4pm.

6th - Speyside Harvest Fest.

6th - The Felicity Charlieville Fishing Association (FCFA) will be hosting its 3rd Annual Fishing Tournament at Gulf of Paria via Cunupia River, Cacandee Road, Felicity. For more information and registration details, call 389-7413.

7th - Raksha Bandhan.

11th - Tobago Curry Duck and Cocktails Festival at Parlatuvier Bay, Tobago followed by a street party. Admission is free! For further information please call Mrs Nicole Chance-Stewart at 682-8723 or email: tobagocurryduckandcocktails@gmail.com.

12th - International Youth Day.

13th - Parlatuvier Fisherfolk Festival at Parlatuvier Bay Tobago followed by a street party. Admission is free! For further information please call Mrs Nicole Chance-Stewart at 682-8723 or email: tobagocurryduckandcocktails@gmail.com..

25th - Carib Santa Rosa Festival (Arima Fest 2017).

26th - Annual Rainbow Dance Festival at NCIC Nagar, Narsaloo Ramaya Marg, Endeavour, Chaguanas from 7 pm to 10 pm. For further info: 389-8425 or the NCIC's office at 671- 6242 / 665-6733.

23rd - Feast Day of Santa Rosa Festival.

26th - 2017 Carib Great Race from Pier 1 Chaguaramas to Store Bay, Tobago; Pirogues class leave at 6:50am.; M Class leave at 8am.

27th - 103FM Curry Duck Competition at Chagville Beach, Chaguaramas.

27th - Indepan Fest along Tragarete Road, from Colville Street to Maraval Road; 6pm.

27th - Santa Rosa Festival.

30th - Santa Rosa Day.

30th - Carib Woodbrook Playboyz annual pre-Independence Day steelband parade along Tragarete Road, Newtown.

31st - Independence Day.

31st - Bankers Insurance Half-Marathon from opposite Atlantic Plaza, Point Lisas to the finish line at Bankers Insurance Head Office on Mulchan Seuchan Road, Chaguanas.

31st - CAL Invaders' Independence Brunch opposite the Queen's Park Oval on Tragarete Road in Woodbrook; 7am.

31st - Carib Woodbrook Playboyz Independence Brunch at the Playboyz panyard.

31st - White Oak Starlift's Independence Brunch at its pan complex on Mucurapo Road Extension, St James.

31st - TT Food Truck Events' "Independence Edition" at the Scout Association of Trinidad and Tobago Headquarters in St Ann's.

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September 5th to 19th - Hindus Memorial Services (observance of Pitra Paksh).

8th to 10th - Angostura Rum Festival hosted by Angostura Ltd. at Laventille compound (Corner Eastern Main Road and Trinity Avenue).

13th to 16th - Annual Mexican Food Festival held with the collaboration of the Embassy of Mexico at Hilton Trinidad's Pool Terrace Garden Restaurant from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm.

17th - International Coastal Clean Up Day.

17th - Maracas Open Water Swim Classic at Maracas Bay. (Swimming Competition).

23rd to 24th - Tobago Open Tennis Tournament.

24th - Republic Day.

24th - Michael Phillips Republic Day Cycling Classic at Nelson Mandela Park in St Clair.

24th - Republic Day Regatta at Roxborough, Tobago.

27th Sep to 1st Oct - Tobago International Cycling Classic.

28th - Tourism Day.

30th - Annual Scotiabank Women Against Breast Cancer 5k Classic.

30th - Caribbean Youth Day.

30th - Ramleela.

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October 27th Sep to 1st Oct - Tobago International Cycling Classic.

1st - Hosay Festival.

1st - RBC Royal Bank's Race for the Kids (5K and 15K) around the Queen's Park Savannah, Port of Spain. Starting point for the 15K is the top of Woodford Street at 6 am, while the 5K will begin at RBC St Clair at 6.30 am.

2nd - The International day of the Elderly.

7th - Chaguanas Borough Days.

8th - Dragon Boat Festival at the western end of Chagville, Chaguaramas, (next to the Military Museum) from 8 am. to 4 pm.

8th - Store Bay Open Water Swimming Classic at Store Bay Beach.

8th to 14th - Fire Prevention Week.

11th - Beacon's Cycling on the Avenue 4; 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm, in Woodbrook.

12th - Chinese Arrival Day.

15th - Tobago Blue Food Festival at L'Anse Fourmi Bloody Bay Recreation Grounds - An annual event of entertainment and cooking.

15th to 22nd - National Tourism Week.

16th - World Food Day.

19th - Divali.

22nd - Patience Hill Harvest Fest.

22nd - The University of the West Indies Sports and Physical Education Centre (UWI SPEC) Half-Marathon.

24th - United Nations Day.

26th - Breast Cancer Awareness Day.

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November November 1st - All Saint's Day.

2nd - All Soul's Day.

3rd to 4th - Bago Sport Beach Football International. For more information visit http://www.bagosports.com.

4th - Kaartik (Kartik Nahan/Kartik Snan/Kartik Purnima).

5th - Mason Hall's Annual Sports and Family Day.

11th - Rememberance Day.

12th - Black Rock Harvest Fest.

14th - World Diabetes Day.

18th - San Fernando Day.

18th - Parang in a Pot - St Joseph's Convent, Port-of-Spain.

19th - Les Couteaux Harvest Fest.

19th - Moriah Harvest Fest.

19th - Scarborough Harvest Fest.

26th - Mt. Gomery Harvest Fest.

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December 1st - International World National AIDS Day.

2nd to 8th - Tobago House Assembly Week Celebrations at Shaw Park Complex; Dwight Yorke Stadium and other venues.

3rd - Plymouth Harvest Fest.

3rd - Tobago House of Assembly Day.

4th - Tobago Day.

7th - The Annual Tobago House of Assembly Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Louis D'or Nurseries.

8th - Pan Trinbago Northern Region - Pan on the Foodcourt Christmas Affair at Savannah Foodcourt.

8th - Radio Tambrin's Annual Christmas Parade and Children Treat. The parade is scheduled to start at 3pm from the Old Market car park.

15th - Pan Trinbago Northern Region - Christmas Party Lime at Northern Region Office.

16th - Scrunter's "Pork Dance" (Annual Christmas Parange Fete) at De Forest, Vega de Oropouche, Sangre Grande.

17th - Barcode's Annual 'Pig Out' Christmas Lime.

25th - Christmas Day.

26th - Boxing Day.

26th - 13th Annual Penta Paints Kite Flying Competition at Plymouth Recreation Grounds.

26th - PINK An All-Inclusive Poolside in Tobago.

31st - Old Year's Festivities.

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Carnival 2016 - February 8th & 9th
Carnival 2017 - February 27th & 28th
Carnival 2018 - February 12th & 13th
dates and events are subject to change or be cancel without notice.
Dates in red are public holidays
Key Dates in History

  • 1498 - Christopher Columbus claims Trinidad for the Spanish Crown.
  • 1592 - The Spanish Colonise Trinidad and retain possession for two centuries.
  • 1610 - Dutch traders sell Trinidad its first African slaves
  • 1797 - British forces capture Trinidad and Tobago in 1802
  • 1802 to 1814 - Immigrant Program from China.
  • 1814 - Tobago, which has changed hands several times, is ceded to Britian.
  • 1845 - First indentured immigrants from India (the programme lasted till 1917).
  • 1888 - Tobago is linked with Trinidad in a single administrative unit.
  • 1941 - US military bases built in Trinidad.
  • 1956 - Dr. Eric Williams founds PNM and wins general elections; main support from blacks. Indian population supports opposition
  • 1958 - Trinidad & Tobago joins the Federation of the West Indies and remains a member until its dissolution four years later.
  • 1962 - Independence from Britian.
  • 1970 - Black Power demonstrations cause brief state of emergency.
  • 1976 - Republic within the Commonwealth.
  • 1980 - The Tobago House of Assembly established, internal autonomy 1987.
  • 1981 - Dr. Eric Williams dies after being Head of Government (as Chief Minister and Prime Minister) for 25 years.
  • 1988 - Baseo Panday dismissed from cabinet; forms left wing UNC.
  • 1990 - Prime Minister taken hostage in failed fundamentalist coup.
  • 2010 - Mrs. Kamla Persad-Bissessar was sworn in on May 26, 2010 as the country's first female Prime Minister for Trinidad and Tobago
  • note #1: In the late 18th century both Trinidad and Tobago were cultivated and effectively administered by the French, under an agreement with the Spanish. It was during this period that the French started the plantation system on both islands and began importing the requisite slave labor.





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