4 Not-To-Miss Festivals in Grenada this Year

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A timeless example of what Caribbean used to be, the tri-island nation of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique welcomes travelers with its warm hospitality and laidback atmosphere. In celebration of the island’s rich heritage, the destination comes alive during a unique schedule of events that highlight the culinary creativity and musical talents of locals; inviting visitors to join in on the festivities. Below is a list of the key festivals taking place throughout the spring and summer travel seasons:

2nd Annual Uncorked Beer & Wine Festival (April 30)

Enthusiasts of beer, wine and all things gastronomical flock to this festival for the merry atmosphere and delicious offerings. The event offers everything from food and wine pairing tips to tutorials on how to shop for wine and evaluate it like a professional.

Pure Grenada Music Festival (May 5)
Showcasing its pure approach to music and performance, Grenada has launched the Pure Grenada Music Festival embracing the arts in a way that is inclusive of every genre. This is a chance for local musical talent to develop and shine in front of a large audience of festival goers. Confirmed international headliners taking the stage are Tarrus Riley, Queen Ifrica and Third World.

Grenada Chocolate Festival (May 12-20)
Celebrating its delicious, organic and ethically produced cocoa and chocolate, Grenada invites lovers of the decadent treat to experience the cocoa-infused island life during its annual Chocolate Fest in May. Visitors are encouraged to explore cocoa fields, visit cocoa farms and indulge in all things Grenadian chocolate and cuisine.

Spice Mas (August 9-15)
The most anticipated event of the year, Spice Mas transforms the island of Grenada into a spectacle of all things culture, splendor and surprise. Belonging only to Grenadian culture, Jab Jabs are people who walk and dance through the streets wearing a horned headpiece covered in black oil. This masquerade takes place early Monday morning and goes through to Monday Night Mas where party goers in bright t-shirts wave light sticks and dance through the streets well into the night. The week climaxes with parades of the explosively colourful mas bands, calypso and soca competitions along with a frenzy of steel pan music. Spectators and participants alike feel the energy on the streets and through the veins of the island.

The tri-island destination of Grenada, Carriacou, and Petite Martinique is located in the southernmost region of the Caribbean near St. Vincent and the Grenadines and off the coast of Venezuela. Grenada is best known as the “Spice Island of the Caribbean” for its nutmeg and mace production, but the lush destination draws visitors for so much more. The new Pure Grenada experience beckons visitors to its 50 white- and black-sand beaches, 15 breathtaking waterfalls, countless hiking trails and more than 30 unforgettable dive sites, including the largest shipwreck in the Caribbean ‘Bianca C’ and the World’s First Underwater Sculpture Park. Grenada’s approach to hospitality is infused with a warm charm which is apparent from its luxury resorts to barefoot chic boutique hotels and villas. There are direct flights to Grenada’s Maurice Bishop International Airport from the US, Caribbean and Canada, making the island accessible to visitors from around the world that wish to experience Pure Grenada.

Visit website: http://www.puregrenada.com/plan/events/

 

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