2016/2017
Trinidad & Tobago Calendar






Dates in red are public holidays
dates and events are subject to change or be cancel without notice
2016
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 - 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.

4th to 6th - Bioblitz 2016 at Botanic Gardens, Port-of-Spain. For more information visit http://sta.uwi.edu/fst/lifesciences/BioBlitzHome.asp.

5th - Marcia Miranda's "On Stage - The Concert" at Little Carib Theatre; 8pm. Featuring Marcia Miranda, Jason "Fridge" Seecharan, Black Sage, Kevon Carter, Los Canarios, The Ashley Arismandez Dancers plus live band Overdrive. Admission $200.

5th - Explainer concert entitled "Come Glo With Me" at the Police Mess, Long Circular Road, St James. Entertainment: Explainer, Calypso Monarch Chuck Gordon, Johnny King and Anslem Douglas plus music for dancing by DJ Sensational Sammy.

5th - Trinidad and Tobago Cycling Federation Annual Awards Function at Centre Field, National Cycling Centre, Couva; 7 pm. The dress code for the event is semi-formal.

5th - Valley Harps presents "Recession Pan Jam 2" at Valley Harps Pan Theatre, Morne Coco Road Petit Valley; 8:00 pm. to 2:00 am. Featuring: CAL Invaders, Desperadoes, Phase 2, Pan Jammers, Woodbrook Modernaires and the host Valley Harps. Tickets: Advanced $30 at the door you pay $40. Click here to view flyer.

5th - The Inaugural TT Urban Music Awards (UMAs) at the Tzar Nightlife Lounge, Ariapita Avenue, Woodbrook; 5 pm to 10 pm.

5th - Platinum All Female steel Orchestra benefit concert entitled "A Platinum Experience" at Murchison Brown Auditorium (City Hall), Port of Spain; Price $150; Doors open at 6 pm.; Showtime 7 pm. Performances By Platinum Steel Orchestra, Cecelia Salazar, Derron Sandy, Los Alumnos de San Juan and more. For more information call 379-2851, 760-4595, 365-7791, 334-1492, 380-0018, 779-8818, 734-3134 or 347-3777. Click here to view flyer.

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.

6th - First Annual San Fernando Triathlon and Boat Festival. There will be numerous competitive events for all age groups including sprint triathlons for adults and children; a corporate and school relay; and 5k run. All races will begin at the Notre Dame Scout House and proceed along Lady Hailes Avenue. Sailing, rowing and dragon boat races and clinics led by professional coaches will also be conducted, making for a full day of fun outdoor sporting and recreation activities for the whole family. The event is made possible with the collaboration of the SFCC and 1st Pres Past Scouts Association in conjunction with, Odyssey Timing Company, the Rainbow Warriors Triathlon Club, Raceroster, Trinidad & Tobago Triathlon Federation, the Sailing Association and the Dragon Boat Federation. Interested athletes to register for the race at http://raceroster.com/10134.

6th - Fanfare & Associates and Bamboo Patch Production 2017 carnival launch at RAF Club, Queen's Park East, Port-of-Spain; 6 pm.

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

11th - Rememberance Day.

12th - Festtopia Foundation for Cancer Awareness presents "Water Melee" at Skinner Park, San Fernando from 9 am. To register to play or make a donation, contact Vincent at 799-2608 or festtopiaevents@gmail.com. You can also find out more by visiting the Facebook page: Festtopia Foundation for Cancer Awareness.

13th - Black Rock Harvest Fest.

13th - RS/RR Productions' hit comedy "Till Death Do Us Part" at Queen's Hall, St. Ann's. The cast includes Richard Ragoobarsingh, Nikki Crosby, Cecilia Salazar and Aaron Schneide. For more info call 624 1284/338-6024 or 744-7581.

14th - World Diabetes Day.

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

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

14th to 18th - Budget Marine Trinidad is celebrating its 20th anniversary at the Chaguaramas. Various activities each day.

18th - San Fernando Day.

19th - Fusion Steel Presents Pan Vybz at Linux Suites, 2-8 Riverside Drive, San Fernando; 7 pm tp 12 am. Featuring: Valley Harps, Fonclaire, Moyene, Fusion Steel feat. Francis Prime and Sharlene Flores. Ticket: $100. Tickets available from the members of the band or contact: 380-9961, 329-3788, 329-1618, 703-0549. Click here to view flyer.

19th - Peoples' National Movement (PNM) 60th Anniversary Calypso Competition at Queen's Park Savannah, Port of Spain.

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).

20th - The parish priest and parishioners of Our Lady of Monsterrat RC, Tortuga presents its country style annual Harvest and Family Day at the Christ the King RC Church in Piparo Village. Mass will commence from 10 a.m. and after mass, there will be lots of games and stalls — fun for the entire family as well as bingo and live entertainment. Bring your market bag and get all of the fresh fruits and vegetables that you need. Delicious barbeque lunches would be on sale at $45 so you need not cook on that day, turn down your pot! Look out for parang in the evening.

25th - Come Behold A Night of Gold Date at Central Bank Auditorium, Port of Spain; 7 pm, Admission: $100. Featuring St. Margaret's Boys Youth Steel Orchestra.

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.

26th - Pan In De Rosa at Lime Blvd, Santa Rosa Heights, Arima; 6pm - till. Featuring: Desperadoes, BP Renegades, FCB Supernovas, Republic Bank Exodus, San City, CAL Invaders, P.C.S. Nitrogen iler Stars, Arima Angel Harps, Melodians. Click here to view flyer.

26th - The Holy Name Convent Past Pupils Association's (HNCPPA) annual Car Boot Sale at the Queen's Hall car park, St Ann's; 7 am. to 1 pm. Vendors are allowed to sell their products from the trunks or "boot" of their cars, SUVs and vans to buyers throughout the day. Car spots cost $200, SU V and van spots cost -$300 and for those vendors who want to use tents the price is $400. To register as a vendor contact committee members at 723-7370 or 739- 3570 or email at hncpastpupils@gmail.com" For more info: visit #HNCCarbootsale on Twitter or HNCPPA's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HolyNameConventPast-PupilsAssociation.

27th - Mt. Gomery Harvest Fest.

28th - Trinidad & Tobago Local Government Elections.

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.

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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.

2nd to 4th - Vocalise! Conference and The Anointed Day of Drama. (Vocalise at YTC in Arouca 2nd to 3rd; Anointed Day of Drama at the Auditorium of the T&T Bureau of Standards, Macoya) Further information is available from the conference website www.vocalisecaribbean.com or vist J. Yerachmiel Production Ltd's on Facebook or calling Joy at 292-0228.

3rd - The Caribbean Association of Judicial Officers (CAJO) to join with the Judiciary of Trinidad and Tobago and the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago (LATT) to launch a Charity 5K entitled "Run for Haiti: Kouri a Haiti"; 4 pm. The course commences and ends at the Queen's Park Savannah at the top of Victoria Avenue.

3rd - PCS Nitrogen Silver Stars Steel Orchestra's Parang & Steel at its panyard, 56 Tragarete Road, Newtown. Featuring: Voces Jovenes, Kenny J, Debbie Nahous, DJ Kern Crosby and the host band.

3rd to 4th - Heather Henderson-Gordon's Children's Dance School (La Danse Caraibe - LDC) presentation entitle "Stars" (Lovers of Dance and the Arts a medley of classical ballet, modern contemporary, tap, folk, limbo and Hip Hop) at Queen's Hall, St. Anns (Showtimes: Dec 3 at 7 pm.; Dec. 4 at 6 pm,).

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

4th - Plymouth Harvest Fest.

4th - St James Community Improvement Committee's (CIC) Christmas Programme at St James Amphitheatre, Western Main Road, St James; Admission Free.

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

4th - Lydians on the Mount in A Season of Hope, at The Abbey, Mount St Benedict, St Augustine, 6 pm.

4th - Lions Club of Diego Martin West annual fund-raising Sunday Brunch at Lions Civic Centre, Port-of-Spain, from 11 am.

4th - Paragon Sports & Cultural Club's Parang & Soca Luncheon at its club house, located next to Massy Stores, West Mall, Western Main Road, Cocorite. Entertainment by Los Cantantes Festivos, Kenny J and DJ Cardo.

4th - Desperadoes Steel Orchestra Hosts Haiti Relief Charity Drive at Desperadoes Panyard, Frederick Street, Port-of-Spain; from 11am to 8 pm. Among the items that are being sought are: Non-perishable and canned goods; Personal care items (anti-bacterial soaps, toothpaste, sanitary napkins, deodorant, lotion, gauze); Clothing (inclusive of shoes, slippers, blankets and towels); Baby items (diapers, wipes and cereals). Patrons can also expect to be treated to live performances by both the junior and senior bands. For further information, Mr. Curtis Edwards can be contacted at 731-8100 or the Secretary at 334-6415.

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

8th to 11th - BP Marionettes Chorale presents "Christmas with the Marionettes: Sing Alleluia!" at Queen's Hall, St. Ann's. Showtime is 7.30 pm and tickets go on sale at the Queen’s Hall Box Office from November 28. For more info and to take advantage of early bird discounts, email: orders@marionetteschorale.com or call: 790-1751.

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

9th to 11th - NGO, Indigenous Creative Arts Network (ICAN), stages its Christmas production entitled "Anansi and the Poinsettia Tree" at St George's College, Barataria.

10th - Laventille's Christmas Extravaganza (16th edition of giving back to Laventille through its Christmas treat) on Africa Road.

10th - Parang by the Pool at Radisson Hotel, Wrightson Road, Port of Spain.

10th - Parang & Steel. Featuring La Divina Pastora and Ancil Valley.

10th to 24th - Christmas at Palmiste Park at SS Erin Road, Palmiste Park, San Fernando; 5 pm to 11 pm. Admission is free.

11th - St James Community Improvement Committee's (CIC) Christmas Tree-Lighting Ceremony and Concert at St James Amphitheatre, Western Main Road, St James; Admission Free (The lights will be turned at 6 pm.). Performances by the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force Steel Orchestra, St James Tripolians, Scrunters' Pan Groove, Sharlene Flores (Queen of Parang) and the schools' choir will add to festive fare.

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.

17th - Parang & Steel. Featuring Fuego Caribeno and Rikki Jai.

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

18th - Old Time Parang at the auditorium of the Arima New Government School, Buena Vista Boulevard, Tumpuna Road; Showtime is from 3 pm to 11 pm. The event is in honour of the late parang greats, Willie and Tito Lara and is a project of Errol Mohammed of the National Parang Association. All participating bands will be required to perform one of the Lara Brothers’ songs. Bands listed to perform are Flores de San Jose, Los Allegres Sindoda, San Jose Serenaders, Los Amigos de Cantadores, Amantes de Parranda, Alma Carrabino de Valencia and Ernesto Parranderos de Caracas. Special presentations will be made to the wives of Willie and Tito Lara while their children will read short bios of the two paranderos. Advanced tickets cost $80 but patrons can also pay at the door for $100. A wide assortment of wild meat and Christmas delicacies like pastelle, paime and empanada will be on sale. There will also be hamper giveaways sponsored by Carib Brewery and Arima Discount Mart.

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.

26th - Marsicans Steel Orchestra presents its Boxing Night Cooler Lime at Mausica Street, Arima; 8 pm. Contribution $100. All proceeds go to the purchase of a trophy case. For tickets call Cindy - 498-5391, Kursha - 309-3744 or Stephen - 379-4143.

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.

2nd to 4th - Talk Tent 2017 at Queen's Hall, St Ann's; from 7 pm.

3rd - Pan Trinbago Carnival Cool Down Cruise to La Tinta Aboard the Treasure Queen..boarding 9 am sailing 10 am.

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.

3rd - World Comedy Festival 2017 (Spektakula Promotions with YMG Productions) at Naparima Bowl, San Fernando (both in the auditorium and outdoor area).

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.

4th - World Comedy Festival 2017 (Spektakula Promotions with YMG Productions) at Centre Point Mall, Chaguanas.

5th - World Comedy Festival 2017 (Spektakula Promotions with YMG Productions) at The Centre of Excellence, Macoya.

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.

18th - Drummerville Rhythm Festival at The Big Black Box, Murray Street, Woodbrook, at 6 pm.

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.

26th to 2nd Apr. - blink|bmobile International Tennis Federation/Central American and Caribbean Tennis Confederation (ITF/COTECC) tournament at Nelson Mandela Park, 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.

26th Mar. to 2nd Apr. - blink|bmobile International Tennis Federation/Central American and Caribbean Tennis Confederation (ITF/COTECC) tournament at Nelson Mandela Park, Port of Spain.

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 - Tobago's Sea To Sea Marathon (5k and 10k). Starting in the Main Ridge Forest Reserve near Bloody Bay on the Caribbean side, and proceeding along the Atlantic coast on a AIMS/IAAF certified course to the capital of Scarborough and the finish line at Lambeau Beach, Little Rocky Bay. Runners can register individually or as teams of between five and 40 people. Ready to lace up? Now through December 31, adult runners can save $25 on registration, which ends on May 6. Registration for runners under 20 is $15. For more information go to seatoseamarathon.com.

20th - The Gospel Music Awards of Trinidad and Tobago at Centre of Excellence in Macoya. Anyone interested in participating or contributing to the successful staging of the Gospel Music Awards can contact the organisers at 269-8639, 476-9578 or via email at gospelawards1@gmail.com.

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

21st - Whim Garden Harvest Fest.

21st - Tobago's Sea To Sea Marathon (half-marathon and marathon). Starting in the Main Ridge Forest Reserve near Bloody Bay on the Caribbean side, and proceeding along the Atlantic coast on a AIMS/IAAF certified course to the capital of Scarborough and the finish line at Lambeau Beach, Little Rocky Bay. Runners can register individually or as teams of between five and 40 people. Ready to lace up? Now through December 31, adult runners can save $25 on registration, which ends on May 6. Registration for runners under 20 is $15. For more information go to seatoseamarathon.com.

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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