Dominica: Culture & Events

Dominica's Culture & Events

Our rich cultural heritage comes from our
West African, Carib, French and English influences.


For Dominica's Annual Events, click here.

Forthcoming Activities & Events, click here

 



Events in DominicaEvents

Mas Domnik
(Feb/Mar) Carnival is an important part of our culture...
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Calypso
(Dec-Mar) Dominica's Calypso- social commentary with a twist! Read more

Dive Fest
(July) Dominica's Annual Scuba Diving Festival- fun for everyone in & on the waterplus parties and land events too!Meet the Mermaids...Read more

Nature Island Literary Festival
(Aug) Celebrate, discuss and promote literature in Dominica....Read more

Independence Celebrations
(Oct/Nov) Creole Culture, Heritage, and Independence...
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World Creole Music Festival
(Oct/Nov) Three days of Creole Music - concerts and events. Read more

Creole LanguageCulture
Creole Language
Our basic introduction the the Kweyol language...
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Traditional Wear

Learn about our beautiful traditional dress... read more


Traditional Dancing

Learn the traditional folk dances of Dominica: the Bélé, Quadrille and more... read more

The Kalinago People (Caribs)
The original inhabitants of Dominica are the Kalinago, formerly known as the Caribs... read more

Heritage From A to Z
Dr. Lennox Honychurch explains many terms and historical facts about Dominica's heritage... read more

Carib Canoe Crossing Project
(May) Trainingg for this historical re-enactment all year long, the Welcome Ceremony in Dominica is May 3rd, 2008. Read more

Traditional WearThe Arts
Books
Books about Dominica, books by Dominican authors...
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Music
Dominica's Calypso... read more
Music in Dominica... read more

Dominica's Cultural Icons
Authors, poets and artists who helped shape the arts in Dominica... read more



Forthcoming Activities & Events

Easter Monday - Public Holiday
21-Apr-14
National Holiday

Dominica Festival of Creative Arts (DOMFESTA)
01-May-14
A month long celebration of the creative arts found in Dominica
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May Day (Labour Day)
05-May-14
Public Holiday

DHTA's Hike Fest 1
10-May-14
Hike 1: Wotten Waven to Pond Casse
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NTC - National Tourism Cocktail
10-May-14
At the Cabrits National Park. Don't miss the Tourism Trade event of the year! More info at www.dhta.org.
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DHTA's Hike Fest 2
24-May-14
Hike 2: Morne Anglais
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Pork Festival
30-May-14
Pork Festival at Bagatelle from May 30th to June 1st 2014

DHTA's Hike Fest 3
31-May-14
Hike 3: Penville to Bourne
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Pork Festival
31-May-14
Pork Festival at Bagatelle from May 30th to June 1st 2014

Pork Festival
01-Jun-14
Pork Festival at Bagatelle from May 30th to June 1st 2014

Jazz 'n Creole at Cabrits
08-Jun-14
Held at Fort Shirley, Cabrits National Park from 2 pm to 9 pm. Featuring local, regional and international jazz artists. 2014 Jazz n' Creole Jazz Fringe Events: June 1st through June 7th. Jazz 'n Creole Main Stage:  June 8th.
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Whit Monday
09-Jun-14
Public Holiday

Dive Fest Begins!
11-Jul-14
Dominica's Annual Dive Fest from July 11th to 20th, 2014
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Loubiere Village Reunion
24-Jul-14
From July 24th through to August 4th the community of Loubiere will steal the national spotlight with its first ever reunion celebrations.

Grand Bay Village Reunion
25-Jul-14
Grand Bay's second Village Reunion

Shop Dominica
01-Aug-14
Experience the Promotions! Special offers at local businesses throughout Dominica. on August 1st, 2nd and 3rd 2014
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Goat Festival
02-Aug-14
Dominicans and goat meat lovers will all flock to the community of La Plaine on August 2nd for a two day festival

Shop Dominica
02-Aug-14
Experience the Promotions! Special offers at local businesses throughout Dominica. on August 1st, 2nd and 3rd 2014
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Rabbit Festival
03-Aug-14
Rabbit Festival originated as a community development project, now the Cockrane Rabbit Festival is one the most popular events, which draws in thousands of people up the mountain to its village fair every year. The purpose of the Rabbit Festival is obvious. Everything rabbit! Everything from a variety of tasty rabbit dishes, rabbit races, exhibitions, Games, and a petting zoo.

Shop Dominica
03-Aug-14
Experience the Promotions! Special offers at local businesses throughout Dominica. on August 1st, 2nd and 3rd 2014

August Monday (Emancipation Day)
04-Aug-14
Public Holiday

Nature Island Literary Festival & Book Fair
08-Aug-14
NILF will be held at the UWI OPEN CAMPUS from Friday August 8th to Sunday August 10th. For more info visit NILF on Facebook.
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Nature Island Literary Festival & Book Fair
09-Aug-14
Nature Island Literary Festival & Book Fair at the UWI OPEN CAMPUS from Friday August 8th - Sunday August 10th.
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Nature Island Literary Festival & Book Fair
10-Aug-14
Nature Island Literary Festival & Book Fair at the UWI OPEN CAMPUS from Friday August 8th - Sunday August 10th. See the NILF on Facebook for details.
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Kalinago Week
14-Sep-14
Kalinago Week - A week of activities to showcase and celebrate Kalinago heritage.

Titiwi Festival
26-Sep-14
Titiwi Festival Activities include: Thanksgiving Service at the Methodist Church followed by brunch, water and land-based sports and entertainment - all while eating Titiwi in many different forms! . More info...
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Cadence-Lypso Show
18-Oct-14
Newtown Savannah at 8.30 pm. Tickets are $50 at the Gate.

Heritage Day (Jounen Heritage)
19-Oct-14
Heritage Day is held in a different village every year. It is a celebration of the villages uniqueness; the people and aspects that make that village what it is. It is a day of appreciation where awards are given to outstanding individuals in that community.

World Music Creole Festival (18th Annual)
24-Oct-14
Annual Creole Music Festival is held over three nights at the end of October. Features the best in creole music from around the world. 2014 Dates: October 24th to 26th.
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World Music Creole Festival (18th Annual)
25-Oct-14
Annual Creole Music Festival is held over three nights at the end of October. Features the best in creole music from around the world. 2014 Dates: October 24th to 26th.
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World Music Creole Festival (18th Annual)
26-Oct-14
Annual Creole Music Festival is held over three nights at the end of October. Features the best in creole music from around the world. 2014 Dates: October 24th to 26th.
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Creole in the Park (Day 1)
27-Oct-14
Four Days of Creole fun in the Botanic Gardens, Monday through Thursday October 27th through 30th, 2014

Creole in the Park (Day 2)
28-Oct-14
Week of Creole events, music, food and culture, held in the Botanical Gardens from Noon to 7 pm.

Creole in the Park (Day 3)
29-Oct-14
Week of Creole events, music, food and culture, held in the Botanical Gardens from Noon to 7 pm.

Creole in the Park (Day 4)
30-Oct-14
Week of Creole events, music, food and culture, held in the Botanical Gardens from Noon to 7 pm.

Creole Day - Jounen Kweyol
31-Oct-14
Creole Day

Independence Celebrations - Opening Ceremony
03-Nov-14
Official Opening Ceremony on the Dame Eugenia Charles Boulevard (Bayfront)
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National Day of Community Service
04-Nov-14
Public Holiday
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Christmas Day
25-Dec-14
Christmas Day Public Holiday

Boxing Day
26-Dec-14
Boxing Day - Public Holiday



More details on Dominica's Events can be found here.


Annual Events

Here is a Quick Reference to Dominica's major events by month.

February/March: Carnival and Calypso. details Details...

May/June: Hike Fest, the Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival and Domfesta... details Hike Fest Details...
details Domfesta Details...

June/July: Dive Fest. The Kubuli Canoe Race is a highlight of this event. details Details...

August: Cochrane's Rabbit Festival and the Nature Island Literary Festival & Book Fair.
details Rabbit Festival Details...
details Literary Festival Details...

October: World Creole Music Festival. details Details...

November: Independence Celebrations. . details Details...

December: Christmas Celebrations.

Throughout the year many communities have village feasts. Examples are the Feast of St. Peter (held in West coast fishing villages like Dublanc), La Salette in Pointe Michel, or Fete Isidore in Grand Bay. Usually held over a weekend, the feast may start with a church service, followed by events throughout the day, and culminates in a dance in the village hall or school.


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