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Something for Everyone!

Grenada is getting ready for three great events in January!

Budget Marine Spice Island Bill Fish Tournament – 22 January – 26 January

Bill Fish Tournament

Bill Fish Tournament

The first event is the 44th Annual Budget Marine Spice Island Bill Fish Tournament, 22 January – 26 January. This prestigious event was first held in 1964 and has been running annually since then. Boats from other islands such as Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, St. Lucia and Martinique join with anglers from all over the world to experience the great fishing grounds in Grenada. The event is held at the Grenada Yacht Club, Lagoon Road, St. George’s with its great dock facilities, where docking is free and water, electricity and fuel are available to all the yachts. Blue and White Marlin, Spearfish, Yellow Fin Tuna, Wahoo and Dolphin are captured but released to be in line with modern conservation practices. For released billfish points are given by species instead of weight, a camera will confirm the capture. Three days of fishing and a lay day promise great fun and competition.

www.sibtgrenada.com/

 Grenada Sailing Week – 31 January – 5 February

The second event is the Grenada Sailing Week, 31 January – 5 February. For the past 20 years this regatta has been run by the Grenada Sailing Festival and the dates are marked in many regatta and race calendars. The event attracts yachts from all over the world, the races are competitive and challenging.

If you do not have your own boat, take the opportunity and book your space with one of the various charter companies that offer spaces on their boats. Port Louis Marina on Lagoon Road, St.George’s is the base of the regatta and offers all the facilities that make racing even more fun. Four days racing, one lay day in between and six nights of parties make this a great event!

www.grenadasailingweek.com

 United Insurance Work Boat Regatta – 2nd & 3rd February

Work Boat Regatta Grenada

Work Boat Regatta

The third event in this series of three is the United Insurance Work Boat Regatta, 1st – 3rd February. The 20th Work Boat Regatta will be staged on the famous Grand Anse Beach with two days of spectacular racing in wooden, bamboo rigged boats. The fishing communities of Grand Mal, Gouyave, Sauteurs, Woburn and the sister islands Carriacou and Petit Martinique will compete against each other and guarantee exciting races. This event is very traditional with its colorful boats with unique names, ‘Full Force’, ‘Unity’, ‘Young Stunners’ to just name a few. The atmosphere is carnival-like with a lot of food, fun, music and great racing. This is a ‘must see’ event!

Two Great Festivals Approaching!

Don’t miss the launching of two new festivals in Grenada!

Grenada Nutmeg Festival – October 26 – November 4th 2012

Grenada is amongst the world producers of nutmeg. This year Grenada will celebrate and honor the nutmeg with a great festival.
The festival comprises of five components:
– Community Festivals
– Nutmeg and Spices Exposition
– Culinary Competition and Cook-Off
– Farmers’ Competition and Workshop
– School Competitions.

Caribbean Rum and Beer Festival Grenada – 2 – 3 November 2012

– Guided tasting sessions with Industry Experts
– Seminars from rum & beer Master Blenders & Brewmasters
– An ‘all female’ blind tasting contest for flavoured rums
– The Beer Pong Challenge
– Rum Cocktail Wars
– Organic chocolate pairings with rum & beer
– A Grenadian and Creole food court
– Live Caribbean Music (Steel pan, Calypso and Reggae)
– An exclusive craft and gift market
Contact Caribbean Horizons if you would like to participate in any or all of the schedule events! We can put together a special package to meet your individual needs and requirements, ask for our special group offers.
Call 444-1555 or email info@caribbeanhorizons.com
Click here to download the calendar of events as a pdf file.

 

Grenadian Plantation Lunch

The Grenada Goat Dairy School Project

The Grenada Goat Dairy School Project

Enjoy an authentic Grenadian plantation lunch at Belmont and then visit one or two goat herd projects in the community where you will – meet the farmers and the kids and support this new imitative aimed at ensuring food security and improving the standard of living in these communities who are in need of assistance.
The pledge for this project ends 28 September 2012.
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1029946719/the-grenada-goat-dairys-school-project?ref=live

38th Anniversary of Grenada’s Independence

If you wonder why everywhere you look you see a sea of red, green and gold, it is because Grenada is celebrating its 38th Anniversary of Independence on 7th February 2012.
The theme this year is “Breaking all barriers, striving for greater achievements under one flag”
There is a lot happening throughout the island, we will just pick a few events:
6th February, St. Andrew
Parish Day – Cultural Fiesta/Cultural
Display/ Fire Works
7th February, 2pm: National Stadium
– Pageant
– Display by fish vendors, fishermen, farmers, tourist vendors, Maypole, Shortknee, Veiux coux, and other traditional mas
– Display of arts and craft
– Military Parade with display of national flag.

7th February, 5pm: Carenage, St. George
Cultural event and Fireworks Display
(Culmination of St. George’s Parish Day )

Enjoy a weekend filled with activities!

Work Boat Regatta

This weekend sees the traditional celebration of the Grenada’s work boat regatta off Grand Anse Beach. This event is very popular sailing communities from all the tri-island state of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique compete against each other with their locally built work boats. The boats are all handmade, bright in color with very unique names.
The work boat regatta is part of the Grenada Sailing Festival and a ‘must see’ if you are in Grenada right now.
http://www.grenadasailingfestival.com/workboatregatta.php

A Slice of Spice

A Slice of Spice

A Slice of Spice

a dinner theater production that takes place every Wednesday 7pm.

A story told through the passion of dance, pulsating music and drama, an entertaining journey through time to discover the secrets and wonders of our Grenadian heritage.

Call us at 473-444-1555 for more information and to make your reservation. Dinner is served available too.

Discover our Culture

Discover our culture, discover our way of life!
Young male and female singers and dancers doing traditional folk songs in english and patois, stick fighting, drumming and steelband.
Enjoy it in an open Caribbean Village with souvenir shop, bar and snack bar.
We can add a little culture on to your private garden tour by featuring this stop in our itinerary when we visit Balthazar estate – the largest supplier of heliconias and other plant material for the annual Grenada at Chelsea exhibits!
Are you interested?
Call us at 473.444.1555, or send us an email: info@caribbeanhorizons.com to book an exciting experience!