2015
Trinidad & Tobago Calendar






Dates in red are public holidays
dates and events are subject to change or be cancel without notice
2015
May 1st Mar to 31st Aug - Leatherback Watching in Tobago

24th Apr to 2nd May - Point Fortin Borough Celebrations

29th Apr to 3rd May - 34th International 'Marlin Madness' Tournament – Tobago, hosted by Trinidad and Tobago Game Fishing Association. For more information visit http://ttgfa.com.

2nd - The Scleroderma Care Foundation will hold its Fith 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.

2nd - Pan on the Move (Point Fortin Borough Celebrations) at Market Square, Point Fortin.

2nd - Belle Garden Harvest Fest

2nd - 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.

2nd - The Vitas House Hospice fifth 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.

2nd - Point Fortin Borough Day Regatta at Guapo Beach Facility, Clifton Hill, Point Fortin; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

2nd - Prime Minister's Charity Tournament (Golf Tournament) at Millennium Lakes Golf & Country Club, Trincity

2nd to 3rd - Hampton International Games (HEATS - Track and Field) at Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain; 9 am.

3rd - Candice Clarke Academy's dance production entitlted 'Voila! - The Essence of Dance as: Art...Mystical...Inspirational' at Queen's Hall, St Ann's. For more information call — 766-5671 or 330-1843.

3rd - Arts-in-Action commemorates its 21st anniversary entitled "Artists Can Cook Too!" (theme - 21 Ingredients; 21 Flavours) at the Fatima Parish grounds, Bushe Street, Curepe; 12 noon to 4 pm.

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

7th - Feast of La Divina Pastora - Siparia Fete

8th - 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.

8th - Scotia Bank Against Breast Cancer (Golf Tournament) at St. Andrew's Golf Course, Maraval

9th - Europe Day

9th - Arima Invitational Games (Track and Field) at Larry Gomes Stadium, Arima; 9 am

9th - "Enchantment" Concert (Ricky Raghunanan Group of Companies) at the Hasely Crawford National Stadium, Port of Spain. The show, which is in celebration of Mother's Day features American acts, Michael Bolton and Richard Marx plus Kes the Band (KTB), Karma with Ravi B and Nisha B.

10th - Mother's Day

10th - Mason Hall Harvest Fest

10th - 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.

10th - Comedian Peter Joseph Show titled "Roadblock" at the ballroom of Radisson Hotel, Wrightson Road, Port-of-Spain; at 6 pm. Featuring Peter Joseph, Sprangalang, Tommy Joseph, Clifford Learmond, Knuts Landing, Cleavas Charles, Dr Pee Wee and Princess Margaret. Also billed to join the cast are Bollywood stars Brandon and Brandath Ramnath. Tickets are available at Cleve's, Frederick Street, Port-of-Spain; Crosby's Western Main Road, St James; Western Union, Tunapuna; Mom's Gift Shop; and, at Radisson. For further information, call 781-2926 or 287-2661.

12th - International Nurses Day

14th - "Let's Talk Service 2015" at Trinidad & Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce Leon Agostini Conference Hall, Columbus Circle, Westmoorings. For more info: http://www.customerservicesc.com

15th - Emmanuel Callender Invitational (Track and Field) at Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain; 6pm

16th - Rainbow Cup International Triathlon at Grafton Beach, Tobago

16th - Abilene Wildcats Track Classic (Track and Field) at Larry Gomes Stadium, Arima; 10 am

16th - PAVI's Walkathon at the Queen's Park Savannah, Port of Spain, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The walk will begin opposite TGI Fridays and end at the same point, with blood pressure and blood sugar testing. PAVI is a non-governmental organisation geared towards the empowerment and rehabilitation of persons who are visually impaired. Interested people can contact PAVI's office at 674-0336 or 221-7979 to collect a donation sheet

16th - Popular disc jockey Mr Desmond (Desmond Peters) has initiated a fund-raising drive to assist ailing music icon Pal Joey Lewis at B's Popover & Lounge at Agnes Street, Marabella. All artistes on the fund-raiser are giving their services free of charge and they include Baron and Oscar B, the Pal Joey Lewis Orchestra, and DJs Allan Diaz, Alpha B, Whiz and Mr Desmond.

17th - Whim Garden Harvest Fest

17th - The Tunapuna/Piarco Regional Corporation food festival and street party from 5 p.m. to midnight. The event takes place on St John's Road to Morton Street that will be closed off. The streets will be lined with tents and local cuisine.

17th - Maple Leaf Golf & Fun Day (Golf Tournament) at St. Andrew's Golf Course, Maraval

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

21st to 29th - UWI Games (Tennis) at University of West Indies, St. Augustine

22nd -ComPANions Football at AllStars panyard, Corner Duke & Charlotte Streets, Port of Spain. Matches: 1.Exodus vs All Stars; 2.Harmonites vs Scherzando; 3. Scorpion vs Desperadoes; 4. Pamberi vs. Pan Elders; 5.Winner of 1 vs Winner of 4; 6.Winner of 2 vs Winner of 3; 7 Winner of 5 Winner of 6.

22nd to 24th - Sugar & Energy Festival at Gilbert Park, California.

23rd - 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.

23rd - Carnival Film Series at San Fernando Hill, San Fernando from 6.30 p.m. with an outdoor cinema for the special showing of Pan! Our Musical Odyssey. Audiences are invited to bring their own seating and refreshments.

23rd - St Dominic's Children's Home third annual cook-out entitled "Sisters Can Cook III" at Holy Name Convent, 2 Queen's Park East, Port-of-Spain. Tickets are reasonably priced at $300 and are available at the home's main office. Call 624-7882 or 625-7163 between the hours of 8 am to 8 pm for bookings.

23rd to 24th - Hampton International Games (Track & Field) at Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain

24th - Delaford Harvest Fest

24th - Launch of Emancipation 2015 and Commemoration of African Liberation Day at Lions Cultural Centre, Fitzblackman Drive, Woodbrook; 5pm. RSVP 628-5008 or for more infomation email: info.emanciaption@tstt.net.tt.

25th - Tobago Culinary Festival at Pigeon Point.

25th - African Liberation Day

25th - Carnival Film Series at Nalis Amphitheatre, Port of Fain from 6.30 p.m., with Ray Funk Presents: Calypso Craze.
For further information visit http://www.ttfilmfestival.com.

28th - Arima Boys' Government School's Walkathon. It begins at 7 a.m., with the start and end points at the school, King Street, Arima.

28th to 31st - 5th Annual National Open Long Course Championships (Swimming) at Marlins Swimming Pool, Westmoorings

28th to 31st - Salsa Fiesta TnT at Cascadia Hotel, Port of spain. For more information visit http://www.salsafiestatnt.com.

29th - Whitehall Striders 20th 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.

30th - Indian Arrival Day

30th - Mere Desh Celebrations at the Ramsaran Street, opposite Saith Park, Chaguanas; Admission: free.

30th - ComPANion Sports and Family Day at Edinburgh 500, Chaguanas

30th - Tobago May Pole Festival entitled Colours of D'Wind at Goodwood High School. The festival begins at 2pm and will also include an exhibition of traditional food and craft.

30th - Pan in the Countryside at Guayaguayare; 3.00 pm. Music by: White Oak Starlift; Skiffle; T&TEC Tropical Angel Harps; Brimblers and Scrunters Pan Groove along with D.J. K.C. (Klass Is Class).

30th to 31st - NGC (National Gas Company)/ NAAA (National Association of Athletics Administrations) Junior Championships (Track and Field) at Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain; 10 am.

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

1st - Whit Monday

4th - Corpus Christi

4th to 7th - Lease Operators Jr Tournament (Tennis) at Country Club, Maraval.

5th - World Environmental Day

5th to 7th - Couva/Pt Lisas Chamber of Commerce's Sugar and Energy Festival and Central Games at Gilbert Park, California.

5th to 13th - WeBeat Festival 2015 at at the St James Park and Amphitheatre.

6th - Comedian Peter Joseph Show titled "Roadblock" at the Southern Academy for the Performing Arts (SAPA), corner Todd Street and Rienzi-Kirton Highway, San Fernando. Featuring Peter Joseph, Sprangalang, Tommy Joseph, Clifford Learmond, Knuts Landing, Cleavas Charles, Dr Pee Wee and Princess Margaret. Also billed to join the cast are Bollywood stars Brandon and Brandath Ramnath. Tickets are available at Cleve's, Frederick Street, Port-of-Spain; Crosby's Western Main Road, St James; Western Union, Tunapuna; Mom's Gift Shop. For further information, call 781-2926 or 287-2661.

6th - Randy Glasgow Productions' Political Calypso Monarch Competition (Preliminairies) at Arima Velodrome from 6 pm. Participants: Cro Cro, Chalkdust, Sugar Aloes, Pink Panther, Gypsy, Mista Shak, Skatie, Crazy, Delamo, Original De Fosto, Kenneth Supersad, Devon Seales, Trini, Heather Mc Intosh, Blackie, Ras Kommanda, Preacher, Brian London, Massive Gosein, Ninja, Black Sage, Cardinal, M'ba, Luta, Protector, Body Guard, Funny, Derick Seales, Rikki Jai, Ajala, The Poet, Allrounder, Bally, Brown Boy, Impulse, Alex Gift, Short Pants, Protector, Iwer George, Myron B, Chris Garcia, Composer, Edward Ramdass, Prophet Benjamin, Black Prince, Kizzie Ruiz, Lynette Steele, Poser, Michael Baker, Lady Wonder, King Soul, El Drago, Eric Powder, Black Prince, The Saint and Chris Garcia.

6th to 7th - NGC (National Gas Company)/ NAAA (National Association of Athletics Administrations) Juvenile Championships (Track and Field) at Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain; 10 am.

7th - Bloody Bay Fest

7th - Labor Day Celebrations 2015: Rienzi Cycling Classic at 5 a.m. and ends at 10 am.

7th - Labor Day Celebrations 2015: Thanksgiving Service at the Fyzabad Union Hall.

7th - Comedian Peter Joseph Show titled "Roadblock" at the Center Pointe Mall, Chaguanas. Featuring Peter Joseph, Sprangalang, Tommy Joseph, Clifford Learmond, Knuts Landing, Cleavas Charles, Dr Pee Wee and Princess Margaret. Also billed to join the cast are Bollywood stars Brandon and Brandath Ramnath. Tickets are available at Cleve's, Frederick Street, Port-of-Spain; Crosby's Western Main Road, St James; Western Union, Tunapuna; Mom's Gift Shop. For further information, call 781-2926 or 287-2661.

10th to 16th - Neal & Massy Rainbow Cup 3,000m Open Water Swim

12th - Labor Day Celebrations 2015: Labour Day Calypso Finals at Fyzabad Hall 7 pm.

12th to 14th - Chief Secretary's Tournament (Golf Tournament) at Plantations Golf Club, Lowlands, Tobago.

13th - Labor Day Celebrations 2015: A Festival of Drums at the Charlie King Junction in Fyzabad at 5 pm.

13th - 103 FM Health Fair & Walkathon

13th - Neal & Massy Rainbow Cup 3,000m Open Water Swim at Turtle Beach, Tobago

13th to 14th - Lease Operators Jr Tournament (Tennis) at Country Club, Maraval.

13th to 14th - NGC (National Gas Company)/ NAAA (National Association of Athletics Administrations) Combined Events Championship (Track and Field) at Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain; 10 am.

13th to 14th/19th to 20th - Tobago Dragon Boat Association Regatta at Pigeon Point Heritage Park; 8am to 4pm. For more information visit http://ttdbf.webs.com.

14th - Roxborough Harvest Fest

14th - World Blood Donor Day (WBDD)

14th - The 21st Annual Ganga Dhaaraa River Festival at Blanchisseusee

14th - Ganga Dashaharae

14th - WeCruise (Webeat 2015) aboard The Treasure Queen from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Music will be supplied by Crosby Sounds. Boarding is at Pier 2, Chaguaramas, at 3 p.m. Tickets priced at $150 can be purchased at Crosby's, St James, and members of the St James CIC.

19th - Labour Day

19th - Labor Day Celebrations 2015: >the Butler Classics, Labour Day March, Labour Day show.

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 p.m.

19th to 21st - The Tableland Pineapple Farmers' Association (TPFA) Annual Fruit Festival at Nu Image Simplex Complex, Tableland.

20th - Falcons Invitational (Track and Field) at Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain; 3 pm.

20th to 21st - Rudder Alexander (Golf Tournament) at Chaguaramas Golf Course, Chaguaramas

21st - Father's Day

21st - Lambeau Harvest Fest

21st - The Friends of Victory Foundation (FoVF)'s Sixth Annual "Victory Games" at Police Barracks Grounds, Long Circular Road, St James.

21st - The Father's Day Spectacular at Centre of Excellence in Macoya. For further information visit www.rafimohammed.com.

21st - 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.

21st - 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.

22nd to 26th - 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.

23rd - Port of Spain Day

26th to 28th - Charlotteville Fisherman Festival at Charlotteville.

26th to 28th - NGC (National Gas Company)/ NAAA (National Association of Athletics Administrations) Sagicor Open Championships (Track and Field) at Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain; 2 pm.

27th - World Diabetes Day

27th - The Ministry of Sport's National Youth Sport Festival at Eastern Regional Indoor Sporting Arena and Eddie Hart Grounds, Tacarigua from 8 am.

27th - Pan in the Countryside at Surrey Village – Lopinot; 3.00 pm. Music by: Bon Air Rhythm Rockers; Arima Golden Symphony; Supernovas; Republic Bank Exodus; Courts Sound Specialist of Laventille and Nostrand Symphony along with D.J. K.C. (Klass Is Class).

27th to 28th - Coral Cup (Golf Tournament) at Millennium Lakes Golf & Country Club, Trincity

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

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

2nd to 6th - Mango Festival at UWI (University of West Indies)

3rd to 4th - CAC (Central American Caribbean Games) Age Group Championships (Track and Field) in Tobago

4th - Jaguars Juvenile Games (Track and Field) in Tobago

4th - Roxborough Sea Food Festival at Roxborough Hard Court

5th - TTMCO Charity Golf Tournament at St. Andrew's Golf Course, Maraval

5th to 13th - Sagicor Junior Tournament (Tennis) at National Tennis Complex at Tacarigua

7th - Castara Harvest Fest

10th to 13th - Tobago Motor Rally at Turtle Beach.

11th - Miss Arima Pageant Royale (Arima Fest 2015)

11th - Box Car Derby (Arima Fest 2015)

11th - Hasely Crawford Classic (Track and Field) at Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain; 3 pm.

11th to 12th - Tobago Invitational Golf Tournament.

12th - Trinity All Generations Steel (TAGS) and School of the Arts Awards Ceremony and Concert at at the Port of Spain City Hall.

13th - Caricom Day

16th to 1st Aug - Tobago Heritage Festival

18th - Eid-ul-Fitr

18th - Rath Yaatra

19th - Food Fair (Arima Fest 2015)

24th - Parangrama (Arima Fest 2015)

31st to 2nd Aug - Delaford Fishermen Festival

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

16th Jul to 1st Aug - Tobago Heritage Festival

31st Jul to 2nd Aug - Delaford Fishermen Festival

1st - Emancipation Day

1st - Arima Borough Days

1st - Arima Fest

2nd - Speyside Harvest Fest

2nd - Laventille Steelband Festival at Eastern Main Road, Laventille; 4pm

2nd - 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.

2nd - Caribbean Cross Training 5k and 10k Open Water (Swimming) at Tobago

5th to 9th - Santa Rosa Festival

5th to 9th - Great Fete Weekend in Tobago.

7th - 4th Annual 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.

9th - 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.

12th - International Youth Day

22nd - 2015 Great Race from Pier 1 Chaguaramas to Store Bay, Tobago; Pirogues class leave at 6:50am.; M Class leave at 8am.

22nd - Pan on the Avenue is being held in honour of Black Stalin and 24 pan tuners. Staged by the Woodbrook St James Community Association along Ariapita Avenue, Woodbrook.

22nd to 23rd - YMCA Invitational Swim Meet at YMCA Pool in Tobago

23rd - 103FM Curry Duck Competition at Chagville Beach, Chaguaramas.

23rd - Feast Day of Santa Rosa Festival

25th - Carib Santa Rosa Festival (Arima Fest 2015)

29th - Raksha Bandhan

30th - Santa Rosa Day

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

31st - Independence Day

31st - Red, White & Black Independence Day Tournament (Golf Tournament) at Millennium Lakes Golf & Country Club, Trincity

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September 4th - Shri Krishna Janam Ashtmi

11th to 13th - Angostura Rum Festival hosted by Angostura Ltd. at Laventille compound.

12th to 13th - South Caribbean Open (Golf Tournament) at Plantations Golf Club, Lowlands, Tobago.

19th to 20th - Agostini Insurance Brokers Ladies Open (Golf Tournament) at St. Andrew's Golf Course, Maraval

20th - Maracas Open Water Swim Classic at Maracas Bay.

20th - International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) at various beaches in TnT.

24th - Republic Day

26th - Rotary Club of St Augustine Charity Tournament (Golf Tournament) at Millennium Lakes Golf & Country Club, Trincity

26th - 17th Annual Scotiabank Women Against Breast Cancer 5k Classic

26th to 27th - Tobago Open Tennis Tournament

27th - TTGA Corporate (Golf Tournament) at St. Andrew's Golf Course, Maraval

27th to 12th Oct - Hindus Memorial Services (observance of Pitra Paksh)

27th to 27th Oct - Ram Leela Festival

28th - Tourism Day

28th to 4th Oct - Tobago International Cycling Classic

30th - Caribbean Youth Day

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October 27th Sep to 12th Oct - Hindus Memorial Services (observance of Pitra Paksh)

27th Sep to 27th Oct - Ram Leela Festival

28th Sep to 4th Oct - Tobago International Cycling Classic

2nd - The International day of the Elderly.

4th - Clubs Team Championships Golf Tournament

4th to 10th - Fire Prevention Week

7th - Chaguanas Borough Days

11th - Store Bay Open Water Swimming Classic at Store Bay Beach.

11th - Dragon Boat Festival at the western end of Chagville, Chaguaramas, (next to the Military Museum) from 8 am. to 4 pm.

12th - Chinese Arrival Day

14th - The Third Annual Beacon sponsored Cycling on the Avenue, also called 'Cycling on the Avenue 3' 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm, in Woodbrook.

16th - World Food Day

17th to 18th - T&T C&D Class Championships Golf Tournament

18th - Tobago Blue Food Festival at L'Anse Fourmi Bloody Bay Recreation Grounds - An annual event of entertainment and cooking.

18th to 25th - National Tourism Week

22nd - Ramleela

24th - United Nations Day

24th to 25th - Junior Championships (Tennis) at Country Club, Maraval.

25th - Patience Hill Harvest Fest

25th - The 12th edition (2015) of the University of the West Indies Sports and Physical Education Centre (UWI SPEC) Half-Marathon.

25th - Immortelle Charity Tournament (Golf Tournament) at St. Andrew's Golf Course, Maraval

26th - Breast Cancer Awareness Day

31st - Junior Championships (Tennis) at Country Club, Maraval.

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November 1st - Black Rock Harvest Fest

1st - All Saint's Day

2nd - All Soul's Day

6th to 8th - Bago Sport Beach Football International. For more information visit http://www.bagosports.com.

11th- Divali

11th - Rememberance Day

14th - World Diabetes Day

14th to 15th - T&T Two Ball Better Ball Strokeplay Championships Golf Tournament

15th - Les Couteaux Harvest Fest

15th - Moriah Harvest Fest

15th - Scarborough Harvest Fest

18th - San Fernando Day

22nd - Mt. Gomery Harvest Fest

23rd - Hosay Festival

25th - Kaartik

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December 1st - International World National AIDS Day

1st - Celebrating Life Charity Tournament (Golf Tournament) at Millennium Lakes Golf & Country Club, Trincity

3rd - The 7th Annual Tobago House of Assembly Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Louis D'or Nurseries.

5th to 6th - SAGC Christmas Hamper (Golf Tournament) at St. Andrew's Golf Course, Maraval

5th to 11th - Tobago House Assembly Week Celebrations at Shaw Park Complex; Dwight Yorke Stadium and other venues.

6th - Plymouth Harvest Fest

11th - Radio Tambrin's Annual Christmas Parade and Children Treat. The parade is scheduled to start at 3pm from the Old Market car park.

13th - Barcode's Annual 'Pig Out' Christmas Lime.

19th - Scrunter's 'Pork Dance' (Annual Christmas Parange Fete) at De Forest, Vega de Oropouche, Sangre Grande.

20th - Millennium Lakes Christmas Hamper (Golf Tournament) at Millennium Lakes Golf & Country Club, Trincity

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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Carnival 2015 - Febuary 16th & 17th
Carnival 2016 - February 8th & 9th
Carnival 2017 - February 27th & 28th
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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