2017
Trinidad & Tobago Calendar






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.

1st - Pal' Joey Lewis Orchestra at D Nu Pub (Mas Camp), Ariapita Avenue, Woodbrook; 6 pm.

3rd to 7th - The Trinidad and Tobago Chess Association will host a National Youth Chess Championship at the Roll Call Room, National Cycling Velodrome, Couva. (3rd to 5th - Novice A, Novice B, Under-8, Under-10, Under-12, Under-14, Under-16, Absolute and Female; 5th to 7th - Under-18 Absolute and Female). Pre-registration and additional details are available on www.chesstt.org.

8th - Parlatuvier Harvest Fest.

8th - Spring Garden Harvest Fest.

13th to 6th Feb. - MV Logos Hope Floating Book Fair docked at Port of Spain. During its Port of Spain stay, Logos Hope hours of operation will be 2 pm. to 9 pm. Sundays and Mondays; 1 0am. to 9 pm. Tuesdays to Saturdays; while on Friday 13 January it opens at 2 pm and closes at 9 pm. Entrance fee of five dollars (TT$5) per person while adults over 65 and children under 12 enter free, however, children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, please contact the Advance Preparation Team at 687-7077 or via email at shawna.sands@gbaships.org.

14th to 15th - Brechin Castle Open Golf Tournament at Brechin Castle Golf Course, Couva.

16th - Digicel Carnival Burn at the Queen's Park Savannah, Port of Spain; 5 pm.

20th - TSTT Blink/Bmobile Invitational Golf Tournament at St. Andrew's Golf Course, Maraval.

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 - Kaiso House at the Southern Academy for the Performing Arts (Sapa), corner of Todd Street and Rienzi Kirton Highway, San Fernando.

22nd - SWAHA International Hindu Organisation Annual Sports Day at the Ato Boldon Stadium; 9 am.

23rd - Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Elections.

23rd - Digicel Carnival Burn at the Queen's Park Savannah, Port of Spain; 5 pm.

26th - Klassic Russo Calypso Tent 2017 launch at City Hall, Knox Street, Port of Spain

27th - Kalypso Revue Tent Launch 2017 at Arima Veldrome, Arima.

27th - Spektakula Promotions' Karnival Komedy at North Eastern College, Sangre Grande. Two patrons can enter on one ticket. Cast include Nikki Crosby, Errol Fabien, Tommy Joseph, Leary Joseph, Crazy Contagious Crew, D Saint, Louis Antoine, Nutslanding, Peter Joseph, Damien Melville and Wendell.

28th - Chinese New Year (Year of Roosters).

28th - Spektakula Promotions' Karnival Komedy at Trinity College East Auditorium, Trincity. Two patrons can enter on one ticket. Cast include Nikki Crosby, Errol Fabien, Tommy Joseph, Leary Joseph, Crazy Contagious Crew, D Saint, Louis Antoine, Nutslanding, Peter Joseph, Damien Melville and Wendell.

28th to 29th - TTGA Classic Golf Tournament at St. Andrew's Golf Course, Maraval.

29th - Internationally-acclaimed jazz trumpeter Etienne Charles' presents 'Carnival - The Sound of A People' (produced by Monlo Music Ltd and Calabash Foundation for the Arts) at Queen's Hall, St. Anns. Tickets for the world premiere of Carnival, will be available from January 9 from the Queen's Hall Box Office, St Ann's - 624-1284. For more information about ticket sales, contact the ticket hotline at 682-1070.

29th - Spektakula Promotions' Karnival Komedy at Centre Pointe Mall, Chaguanas. Two patrons can enter on one ticket. Cast include Nikki Crosby, Errol Fabien, Tommy Joseph, Leary Joseph, Crazy Contagious Crew, D Saint, Louis Antoine, Nutslanding, Peter Joseph, Damien Melville and Wendell.

29th - T&T International Marathon from St. Mary's Junction, Freeport to Queen's Park Savannah, Port of Spain; walk starts: 3:30 am | run starts: 5:00 am. For more information visit: http://ttmarathon.com/race-information/full-marathon.

30th - Digicel Carnival Burn at the Queen's Park Savannah, Port of Spain; 5 pm.

31st - Ganesh Jayanti.

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February 13th Jan. to 6th Feb. - MV Logos Hope Floating Book Fair docked at Port of Spain. During its Port of Spain stay, Logos Hope hours of operation will be 2 pm. to 9 pm. Sundays and Mondays; 1 0am. to 9 pm. Tuesdays to Saturdays; while on Friday 13 January it opens at 2 pm and closes at 9 pm. Entrance fee of five dollars (TT$5) per person while adults over 65 and children under 12 enter free, however, children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, please contact the Advance Preparation Team at 687-7077 or via email at shawna.sands@gbaships.org.

2nd - World Wetlands Day.

3rd to 5th - Raymond Choo Kong Productions in association with First Instinct present "Death at a Funeral - Trini Style!" at the Central Bank Auditorium, Independence Square, Port of Spain. (Show times: 8.30 pm Friday and Saturday and 6.30 pm on Sunday). Lead by multiple Cacique Award-winning producer, actor, director, Raymond Choo Kong, this cast includes theatre stalwarts such as Conrad Parris, Rachel Walters and Keino Swamber. Young actors such as Renee King, Nicholas Subero, Ronaldo Frederick (Pan: An Odyssey), Chris Smith (Bazodee), Paula Hamilton-Smith, Kevon Brooks (BET original movie, Girlfriends Getaway), Marlon Mottley, Kala Neehall and producer, Trevon C Jugmohan (Play Yuhself, Prime Minister). Tickets available at the usual outlets.

4th - World Cancer Day.

5th - Hope Harvest Fest.

5th - Kendra Phagwa Festival at the Kendra grounds, on Gilibia Trace, Raghunanan Road, Enterprise, Chaguanas; 9 am.

5th to 12th - UANA Cup Water Polo at Aquatic Centre, Couva.

6th - Digicel Carnival Burn at the Queen's Park Savannah, Port of Spain; 5 pm.

8th - The National Steel Symphony Orchestra under the artistic director and conductor Akua Leith presents 'Pan on the Steps' at the National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA), Port of Spain; 4.30 pm. For further information, please contact the Culture Division at 271-2894.

9th to 12th - LordStreet Theatre Company and Little Carib Theatre presents the Caribbean premiere of 'Carnival Medea' at the Little Carib Theatre, White Street, Port of Spain. Carnival Medea will feature acclaimed Trinidadian-Canadian actor, Joseph Jomo Pierre as Jason, Tishanna Williams as Medea, Penelope Spencer, Cecilia Salazar, Susan Hannays-Abraham and Marie Chan-Durity as the Macomeres (Chorus) and Kearn Samuel. The production also introduces leading Bajan actors, Sonia Williams as Nen/Mama Neza, and Levi King as Tan/Chantwelle. For further information go to https://carnivalmedea.wordpress.com or find us on Facebook.

9th to 20th - MV Logos Hope Floating Book Fair docked at Scarborough. For more information, please contact the Advance Preparation Team at 687-7077 or via email at shawna.sands@gbaships.org.

10th - Spektakula Promotions' Karnival Komedy at National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA), Port of Spain. Two patrons can enter on one ticket. Cast include Nikki Crosby, Errol Fabien, Tommy Joseph, Leary Joseph, Crazy Contagious Crew, D Saint, Louis Antoine, Nutslanding, Peter Joseph, Damien Melville and Wendell.

10th to 12th - 13th Scarborough Cup Golf Tournament at Magdalena Grand Golf Course, Lowland Tobago.

11th - Spektakula Promotions' Karnival Komedy at Naparima Bowl, San Fernando. Two patrons can enter on one ticket. Cast include Nikki Crosby, Errol Fabien, Tommy Joseph, Leary Joseph, Crazy Contagious Crew, D Saint, Louis Antoine, Nutslanding, Peter Joseph, Damien Melville and Wendell.

11th - The 2017 Carnival Edition's 'Men Are Dogs' (play production) at Queen's Hall Auditorium, St Ann's. Features a stellar cast and crew that includes Richard Ragoobarsingh, Glenn Davis, Debra Boucaud Mason, Corrine Browne, Ria Ali, Leslie Ann Lavine and Aaron Schneider. Tickets available at the usual outlets.

12th - Adelphi Harvest Fest.

13th - Digicel Carnival Burn at the Queen's Park Savannah, Port of Spain; 5 pm.

15th - The National Steel Symphony Orchestra under the artistic director and conductor Akua Leith presents 'Pan on the Steps' at the National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA), Port of Spain; 4.30 pm. For further information, please contact the Culture Division at 271-2894.

16th - Carona Ladies Golf Tournament at St. Andrew's Golf Course, Maraval.

16th to 19th - LordStreet Theatre Company and Little Carib Theatre presents the Caribbean premiere of 'Carnival Medea' at the Little Carib Theatre, White Street, Port of Spain. Carnival Medea will feature acclaimed Trinidadian-Canadian actor, Joseph Jomo Pierre as Jason, Tishanna Williams as Medea, Penelope Spencer, Cecilia Salazar, Susan Hannays-Abraham and Marie Chan-Durity as the Macomeres (Chorus) and Kearn Samuel. The production also introduces leading Bajan actors, Sonia Williams as Nen/Mama Neza, and Levi King as Tan/Chantwelle. For further information go to https://carnivalmedea.wordpress.com or find us on Facebook.

16th to 4th Mar. - Gail Pantin's solo exhibition entitled 'Pan Rhythms & People III' at the Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica Boulevard and St Vincent Avenue, Federation Park. (Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm.) For more email: info:exhibitions@artsocietytt.org.

17th - The Ibis Ensemble of UTT will perform a free concert entitled 'Capturing Calypso' at the UTT Campus Theatre 1, at Napa from 7 pm. The Ibis Ensemble will play calypsos by Roaring Lion, Growling Tiger, Houdini and Atilla the Hun as well as early instrumental pieces by Lionel Belasco and Lovey's Band. The musicians include Eleanor Ryan (violin), Yevgeny Dokshansky (clarinet), Katy Gainham (flute), Aidan Chamberlain (trombone), Caitlyn Kamminga (double bass), Theron Shaw (guitar), Michael Chapman (guitar), Desmond Waite (cuatro), and Josh Watkins (percussion). Their featured vocalist is baritone Krisson Joseph, who is the programme coordinator at UTT’s Academy of Performing Arts.

17th to 19th - Tobago Carnival Regatta 2017 at Pigeon Point Heritage Park, Tobago.

18th to 19th - Svelty Trinidad & Tobago Ladies Open Golf Tournament at St. Andrew's Golf Course, Maraval.

19th - Buccoo Harvest Fest.

19th - AllStars's Soca by de River at AllStars, Panyard, Duke Street, Port of Spain; 9 pm. Music by Asylum Vikings with Fay-Ann and Bunji Garlin, Roy Cape AllStars with Blaxx, Ricardo Drue & Tizzy, Ultimate Rejects featuring MX Prime, CAL Invaders, Massy Trinidad AllStars and DJ Link. Tickets: $ 200TT; Aviailable from Band Members and at the Panyard or call 627-2121, 741-0796 or 379-5896.

21st - The National Trust of Trinidad and Tobago will be hosting its second annual 'Nelson Island Carnival Tour'. The tour takes place from 10 am to 2 pm, with boarding at 9 am at the Port-of-Spain Water Taxi Terminal. Tickets for National Trust members are $200, non-members $250, seniors $225, and juniors $150. Tickets can be purchased at the PoS and San Fernando Water Taxi Terminals as well as at the National Trust’s offices, 68-70 Sackville Street, Port of Spain.

24th to 25th - Maha Shiva Raatri.

24th - Calypso Rose in Concert at Grand Stand, Queen's Park Savannah, Port of Spain; Gates open 7 pm.

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 16th Feb. to 4th Mar. - Gail Pantin's solo exhibition entitled 'Pan Rhythms & People III' at the Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica Boulevard and St Vincent Avenue, Federation Park. (Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm.) For more email: info:exhibitions@artsocietytt.org. 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.

2nd to 5th - LordStreet Theatre Company and Little Carib Theatre presents the Caribbean premiere of 'Carnival Medea' at the Little Carib Theatre, White Street, Port of Spain. Carnival Medea will feature acclaimed Trinidadian-Canadian actor, Joseph Jomo Pierre as Jason, Tishanna Williams as Medea, Penelope Spencer, Cecilia Salazar, Susan Hannays-Abraham and Marie Chan-Durity as the Macomeres (Chorus) and Kearn Samuel. The production also introduces leading Bajan actors, Sonia Williams as Nen/Mama Neza, and Levi King as Tan/Chantwelle. For further information go to
https://carnivalmedea.wordpress.com or find us on Facebook.

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).

3rd - T&T Carnival comedy Fest 2017 at NAPA, Port of Spainl 8:30 pm. For more information visit www.randyglasgowproductions.info.

4th - T&T Carnival comedy Fest 2017 at NAPA, Port of Spainl 8:00 pm. For more information visit www.randyglasgowproductions.info.

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 - T&T Carnival comedy Fest 2017 at NAPA, Port of Spainl 6:00 pm. For more information 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.

11th - Trinity Masters Kia Swim rround Gasparee Island.

11th - Percussion on the Greens at DCFA, Green Street, St Augustine. Admission: $60TT Adults, $30TT Students.

11th to 12th - Sagicor St Andrews Invitational Golf Tournament at St. Andrew's Golf Course, Maraval.

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.

25th to 26th - Agostini Insurance Brokers Ladies Invitational Golf Tournament at St. Andrew's Golf Course, Maraval.

25th to 2nd Apr. - International Hockey Federation (FIH) Hockey World League Round 2 campaign at the National Hockey Centre, Tacarigua.

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.

30th to 31st - Trinidad & Tobago Open Golf Tournament at St. Andrew's Golf Course, Maraval.

31st - San Fernando Cycling Extravaganza at Skinner's Park, San Fernando; 4 pm.Registration fees for cyclists are set at $40 while admission for the events, except the road racing, are $30 for adults and $10 for children under the age of 12.

31st to 2nd Apr. - The Trinidad and Tobago Musical, The Baggasse Company's 'Dan the Travelling Man' at Central Bank Auditorium, Port of Spain. Featuring Aaron Schneider, Andrew Friday, Philomena Alexis Baptiste, Chris-Ann Graham, Ruby Parris, Kala Neehalll, Kyle Richardson, Nafilia McIntyre and Rondez Lewis.

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April 1st Mar. to 31st Aug. - Leatherback Watching in Tobago.

25th Mar. to 2nd Apr. - International Hockey Federation (FIH) Hockey World League Round 2 campaign at the National Hockey Centre, Tacarigua.

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.

31st Mar. to 2nd Apr. - The Trinidad and Tobago Musical, The Baggasse Company's 'Dan the Travelling Man' at Central Bank Auditorium, Port of Spain. Featuring Aaron Schneider, Andrew Friday, Philomena Alexis Baptiste, Chris-Ann Graham, Ruby Parris, Kala Neehalll, Kyle Richardson, Nafilia McIntyre and Rondez Lewis.

1st - Mayaro Borough Days.

1st - National Youth Day.

1st - Jazz Artists on The Greens at Farm Road, Saint Joseph, Trinidad & Tobago. Entertainment by: Haitian guitarist James Jessey Joseph and his A+ Band; Trinidadian jazz ensemble, élan parlē led by prolific composer Michael “Ming” Low Chew Tung; jazz vocalist Vaughnette Bigford; Cuban jazz violinist, William Roblejo and his Trio; and Jazz pannist Victor Provost from St John, US Virgin Islands. 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.

1st - Cinema Under The Stars (Community Cinergy Series - T&T Film Festival) - Film: 'All Oceans Blue Documentary' at Trinidad and Tobago Sailing Association, Chaguaramas; 7 pm.

1st to 2nd - Trinidad & Tobago Open Golf Tournament at St. Andrew's Golf Course, Maraval.

1st to 2nd - Saints, Sinners & Pizzas at Cipriani Labour College. A hilarious comedy by Darlene Craviotto and directed by Penelope Spencer addresses issues that a lot of women and men are presently facing. Featuring: Cecilia Salazar, Penelope Spencer, Rodey Cumberbatch and Nicholas Subero with cameo video appearances by Raymond Choo Kong, Richard Ragoobarsingh, Nikki Crosby, Debra Boucaud Mason, Errol Fabien and Abeo Jackson.

5th - Ram Navami.

7th - World Health Day.

8th - Cinema Under The Stars (Community Cinergy Series - T&T Film Festival) - Film: 'The World of Goopi and Bagha Animation' at Lange Park Recreation Grounds, Lange Park, Chaguanas; 7 pm.

9th - Lady Hochoy Home at Millennium Lakes Golf & Country Club, Trincity. 10th to 12th - RBL Caribbean Junior Open Golf Tournament at St. Andrew's Golf Course, Maraval.

11th - Hanuman Jayanti.

14th to 15th - 2017 Easter International Cycling Grand Prix at the Arima Velodrome.

14th - Good Friday.

15th - Daren Ganga Foundation Golf Tournament at Millennium Lakes Golf & Country Club, Trincity.

15th - Cinema Under The Stars (Community Cinergy Series - T&T Film Festival) - Film 'Miles Ahead' at San Fernando Hill; pm.

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 - 2017 Easter International Cycling Grand Prix at the National Cycling Centre in Couva.

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.

22nd - Jazz in the East at the Speyside Recreational Ground, Tobago from 6 pm.

23rd - Goodwood Harvest Fest.

23rd - Caribbean Cross Training 5k Open Water Event in Tobago.

23rd - POS West Rotary Club Charity Golf Tournament at St. Andrew's Golf Course, Maraval.

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.

29th - Calypso Icons of Grande (A Spektakula Promotions) at North Eastern College, Sangre Grande; 7.30 pm. Featuring: Scrunter ((Irwin Reyes Johnson), Johnny King (Johnson King), Poser (Sylvester Lockhart), Pink Panther, (Eric Taylor) and special guest artist Baron (Timothy Watkins Jnr).

29th to 30th - Tobago Beach Jazz (formerly Jazz on the Beach) at Black Rock, Tobago; 11 am. Featuring: Arturo Tappin, Errol Ince, Vaughnette Bigford, Kay Alleyne, Kelwyn Hutcheon, Caribbean INXS, and UTT Jazz ensemble).

29th to 30th - St. Andrew's Golf Club Championships at St. Andrew's Golf Course, Maraval.

30th - Point Fortin Borough Day.

30th - Point Fortin Borough Invitational Swim.

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May 1st Mar. to 31st Aug. - Leatherback Watching in Tobago.

3rd to 16th - European Film Festival of Trinidad and Tobago at Movietowne, Westmooring.

4th - Confucius Institute at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus' Chinese Food Festival at the University Inn and Conference Centre.

6th - Red Cross Charity Golf Tournament at St. Andrew's Golf Course, Maraval.

6th to 7th - National Junior Trials Golf Tournament at Millennium Lakes Golf & Country Club, Trincity.

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.

10th - Cotton Tree Foundation Charity Golf Tournament at St. Andrew's Golf Course, Maraval.

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.

13th - Prime Ministers Charity Golf Tournament at St. Andrew's Golf Course, Maraval.

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 - St. Andrew's Corporate Golf Tournament at St. Andrew's Golf Course, Maraval.

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.

25th to 28th - 7th Annual National Open Long Course Championships at Aquatic Centre, Couva.

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 - Scotiabank Against Breast Cancer Golf Tournament at St. Andrew's Golf Course, Maraval.

26th - Borders Festival presents Legends Friday at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain. Entertainment by David Rudder, Shadow, Gypsy, Baron, Valentino, Explainer and Trinidad Rio. Tickets is $250tt. For more on the event, including information about ticket sales, log on to www.bordersfestival.com.

26th to 28th - Sugar & Energy Festival at Gilbert Park, California.

26th to 28th - Borders Festival 2017 at Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain. The Borders Festival is a fusion of music and culture, celebrating the Caribbean spirit of unity through music, food and art. Borders Festival is a wide range of international and local musical artists from all genres, combined with tasty foods and beautiful Caribbean art and fashion. Among those who will be in performance so far are David Rudder, Brother Valentino, Explainer Gypsy, Trinidad Rio, Shadow and Baron. Tickets for that show are $500 but early bird tickets will be available until December 31 for $350. For more information visit: http://www.bordersfestival.com.

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 30th - CAGC Trials Golf Tournament at Millennium Lakes Golf & Country Club, Trincity.

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.

10th - Massy Stores Trini Scramble Golf Tournament at St. Andrew's Golf Course, Maraval.

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 17th - 1st WUKO Pan American Cup Karate Tournament at Woodbrook Youth Facility.

16th to 18th - The Tableland Pineapple Farmers' Association (TPFA) Annual Fruit Festival at Nu Image Simplex Complex, Tableland.

16th to 18th - Chief Secretary's Tournament Golf Tournament at Magdalena Grand Golf Course (Tobago Plantations), Lowland Tobago.

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.

21st - Fête de la Musique (World Music Day) a free concert organized every year by the Alliance Française.

23rd - Port of Spain Day.

23rd to 25th - Charlotteville Fisherman Festival at Charlotteville.

23rd to 29th - CCCAN Water Polo at Aquatic Centre, Couva.

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.

24th to 25th Coral Cup Golf Tournament at Millennium Lakes Golf & Country Club, Trincity.

25th - Eid-ul-Fitr.

25th - Rath Yaatra.

27th - World Diabetes Day.

29th - Matelot Fisherman's Fete.

30th to 4 Jul. - CCCAN Swimming at Aquatic Centre, Couva.

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.

30th Jun. to 4 Jul. - CCCAN Swimming at Aquatic Centre, Couva.

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.

2nd - TTMCO Charity Golf Tournament at St. Andrew's Golf Course, Maraval.

4th to 7th - CAJGC Golf Tournament.

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 - CAGC Fundraiser (Golf) .

16th to 1st Aug. - Tobago Heritage Festival.

16th - Roxborough Seafood Festival at Fish Market in Roxborough.

25th to 28th - CAGC Golf Tournament.

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.

10th to 13th - Tobago Open at Magdalena Grand Golf Course, Lowland Tobago.

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 2nd to 3rd - Rudder Alexander Golf Tournament at Chaguramas Golf Course, Chaguramas.

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).

10th - Living Waters Golf Tournament at St. Andrew's Golf Course, Maraval.

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.

15th to 17th - 16th South Caribbean Open Golf Tournament at Magdalena Grand Golf Course, Lowland Tobago.

17th - International Coastal Clean Up Day.

17th - Maracas Open Water Swim Classic at Maracas Bay.

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.

24th - UWI Endowment Fund Charity Golf Tournament at Millennium Lakes Golf & Country Club, Trincity.

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.

1st - Fatima Class of 75 Charity Golf Tournament at St. Andrew's Golf Course, Maraval.

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 - RCSA Golf Tournament at Millennium Lakes Golf & Country Club, Trincity.

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 - Immortelle Children Center Charity Golf Tournament at St. Andrew's Golf Course, Maraval.

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.

28th - Shelter Charity Golf Tournament at St. Andrew's Golf Course, Maraval.

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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.

5th - Whan Tong Agencies Team Championships Golf Tournament.

11th - Rememberance Day.

12th - Black Rock Harvest Fest.

12th - TTGA Corporate Golf Tournament at St. Andrew's Golf Course, Maraval.

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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