2020
Trinidad & Tobago Calendar






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

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

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

3rd - Tobago Heritage Festival Launch at the Market Square Carpark, Scarborough at 5:30 pm.

4th - Old Hilarians' annual luncheon at Jubilee Hall, Keate Street, Port of Spain.

4th - Tobago/East/South vs North/West for the Ash Ali Cup (Golf Tournament) at MLGCC (Millennium Lakes Golf & Country Club), Sunrise Park, Trincity.

5th - Castara Harvest Festival.

5th - TTTF ( Trinidad and Tobago Triathlon Federation) National Duathlon at Queen's Park Savannah, Port of Spain; 7am to 11am.

5th - The Network of Rural Women Producers (NORWP) in collaboration with the University of the West Indies, Ministry of Food Production, Sangre Grande Regional Corporation and Inter American Institute of Corporation and Agriculture's Mango Festival and Competition at UWI Field Station, Mt Hope.

6th - Tobago/East/South vs North/West for the Ash Ali Cup (Golf Tournament) at SAGC (St. Andrew's Moka Golf Course), Maraval.

9th to 13th - Tobago Motor Rally at Turtle Beach.

11th - Caricom Day.

11th - Box Car Derby (Arima Fest 2020).

11th - Miss Arima Pageant Royale (Arima Fest 2020).

12th - CAJGC Golf Fundraiser.

19th - Food Fair (Arima Fest 2020).

19th - Roxborough Seafood Festival at Fish Market in Roxborough.

16th to 1st Aug - Tobago Heritage Festival.

22nd to 26th - Great Fete Weekend in Tobago.

24th - Parangrama (Arima Fest 2020).

26th - Laventille Rhythm Section's Annual Sports & Family Day at Erica Street Recreational Grounds, Success Village, Laventille.

26th - Nationwide Golf Tournament at MLGCC (Millennium Lakes Golf & Country Club), Sunrise Park, Trincity.

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

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

1st - Emancipation Day.

1st - Arima Fest Breakfast at Arima Town Hall; 7.30 am.

1st - First People's Bird Fest at the Arima Velodrome; 7 am.

1st - First People's Canon Blast at Calvary Hill and Smoke Ceremony at the Santa Rosa First People's Centre, Paul Mitchell Street, Arima.

1st - 18th Annual Walke Street Emancipation Committee Freedom Run 5K at Walke Street, Sangre Grande; 4 pm. Registration will start at 1 pm on race day at a cost of $20, but people eager to register can call 356-0931 or 370-5326.

1st to 2nd - Trinidad & Tobago 2 Ball Better Ball Champions Golf Tournament.

2nd - The Felicity Charlieville Fishing Association (FCFA)'s Annual Fishing Tournament at Gulf of Paria via Cunupia River, Cacandee Road, Felicity. For more information and registration details, call 389-7413.

2nd - Laventille Steelband Festival at Eastern Main Road, Laventille; 5pm.

2nd - Speyside Harvest Festival.

2nd - St George East Community Festival at Talparo Recreation Grounds; 10 am to 6 pm. Sporting competitions, cultural showcase, cuisine corner, community artifacts and craft display.

3rd - Arima Festival (Arima Fest).

3rd - Avocado and Breadfruit Festival at the Green Market, Saddle Road, Santa Cruz; 7.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.

3rd - Raksha Bandhan.

5th to 11th - Trinity Masters Swim Around Gasparee Island.

5th to 11th - TYOC Tobago Swim Classic at YMCA Kendal Facility, Windward Road, Belle Garden.

7th to 9th - Delaford Fishermen Festival.

8th - WeRunArima 5k at Arima Velodrome, Arima. For more information call 473-6134 or visit: http://werunarima.com or email: info@firecrackerlife.com.

9th - Pan Trinbago's Church Service.

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.

10th - Trinidad & Tobago Elections.

10th - Arima Borough Days.

10th - Shri Krishna Janam Ashtmi.

11th - Queen's Royal College's (QRC) 2020 edition of the school's Reunion & Family Day at the College grounds, St Clair, from noon. Admission is free and light refreshments will be on sale, and all are encouraged to walk with their coolers and baskets. No glass bottles allowed. For more information on the Reunion and Family Day, please call 472-4204, 620-0428, 681-7879, 790-0129, 320-6904, 680-3260, 764-4020, 372-0712, 489-4867, 759-5419, 702 -0393, 364-9997, 387-2411, 620-4772.

11th - World Steelpan Day.

12th - International Youth Day.

12th - Pan Trinbago's Pan and Powder.

12th to 16th - Santa Rosa Festival.

12th to 18th - Goodwill Swim Meet

13th to 22nd - Ganesh Chaturthi (Hindus Ganesh Utsav).

14th - 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.

15th - Pan Trinbago's Awards Ceremony.

18th to 25th - YMCA Invitational Swim Meet, YMCA Pool, Black Rock, Tobago.

18th to 12th Sep. - CPL (Caribbean Premier League) T20 Cricket.

22nd - 2020 Great Race from Chaguaramas to Store Bay, Tobago; 7am.

22nd - Pan Trinbago's Solidarity Concert.

22nd - Pan on D'Avenue, Steel & Brass on Ariapita Avenue, Woodbrook; 6pm.

22nd - Rainbow Annual 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 or 665-6733.

23rd - Feast Day of Santa Rosa Festival.

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

23rd - Indepan Fest along Tragarete Road, from Colville Street to Maraval Road; 6pm.

25th - Carib Santa Rosa Festival (Arima Fest 2020).

29th - Hosay Festival.

30th - Angostura Rum Day.

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

30th - Santa Rosa Day.

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 - Carib Woodbrook Playboyz Independence Brunch at the Playboyz panyard.

31st - Magdalena Grand, Tobago's Independence Day All-Inclusive Party at Tobago Plantations Estate, Lowlands Tobago. Tickets for the all-inclusive are available at Magdalena Grand, patrons can call 660-8500 or email: guest.service@magdalenagrand.com.

31st - Newtown Playboys' 5th Annual Independence Brunch and Street Party at #64 Tragarette Road (between Picton and Woodford Streets), Port of Spain. Admission: Free; Brunch: 6am; Street Festival: 12noon; Food and Drinks on Sale.

31st - Shell Invaders' Independence Brunch opposite the Queen's Park Oval on Tragarete Road in Woodbrook; 7am.

31st - Starlift annual Independence Day Brunch at Starlift panyard, Mucurapo Road Extension, Mucurapo, Woodbrook.

TBA - RBC Tobago Jr. Tournament (Tennis).

TBA - Sagicor Jr. Tournament (Tennis).

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September 18th Aug. to 12th Sep. - CPL (Caribbean Premier League) T20 Cricket.

1st to 16th - Hindus Memorial Services (observance of Pitra Paksh).

5th to 6th - Chagaramus Open (Rudder Alexander) Golf Tournament at Chaguramas Golf Course, Bellerand Road, Chaguaramas.

7th to 5th Nov - National Interclub (Tennis).

11th to 13th - Angostura Rum Festival hosted by Angostura Ltd at Laventille compound. (corner Eastern Main Road and Trinity Avenue).

11th to 13th - 17th South Caribbean Open Golf Tournament at Magdalena Grand Gold Course, Hampden Road, Lowland, Tobago.

16th to19th - Mexican Annual 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.

16th to 26th - Rio Claro Heritage Festival.

17th - International Coastal Clean Up Day.

19th - Pan Trinbago's Pan on the Beach - Tobago.

20th - Maracas Open Water Swim Classic at Maracas Bay; 8am to 1pm.

20th - Starbucks 5K Coffee; 4 pm. The race starts and finishes at Starbucks, Ellerslie Plaza, Maraval.

20th - UWI Endowment Fund Charity Golf Tournament at MLGCC (Millennium Lakes Golf & Country Club), Sunrise Park, Trincity.

24th - Republic Day.

24th - Republic Day Interfaith Service at the Queens Park Savannah, Port of Spain.

24th - Republic Day Regatta at Roxborough, Tobago.

24th - Michael Phillips Republic Day Cycling Classic at Nelson Mandela Park in St Clair.

26th - Scotiabank Women against Breast Cancer 5K Classic at Queens Park Savannah Port of Spain and Skinners Park, San Fernando; 4 pm to 6 pm.

26th to 27th - Tobago Open Tennis Tournament.

26th to 27th - Trinidad & Tobago 2 Ball Better Ball Champions Golf Tournament at MLGCC (Millennium Lakes Golf & Country Club), Sunrise Park, Trincity.

27th - Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) annual 'Police Men Can Cook' at at the Pavilion of the Queen's Park Savannah, Port of Spain.

28th - Tourism Day.

29th to 4th Oct - Tobago International Cycling Classic.

30th - Caribbean Youth Day.

30th to 4th Oct - Tobago Fest.

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October 7th Sep to 5th Nov - National Interclub (Tennis).

29th to 4th Oct - Tobago International Cycling Classic.

30th to 4th Oct - Tobago Fest.

2nd - The International day of the Elderly.

3rd - RBC Run for Kids at Queens Park Savannah, Port of Spain; 4 pm to 6 pm.

4th - October Classic Invitational Swimming Championship.

4th - Usine St. Madeleine Open Golf Tournament at Usine, St. Madeline Golf Course, Manahambre Road, St. Madeline.

4th to 10th - Fire Prevention Week.

7th - Chaguanas Borough Days.

7th - Du The Avenue Duathlon at Ariapita Avenue, Woodbrook; 7pm to 8pm.

9th to 18th - Santa Rosa First Peoples Heritage Week.

10th - Maritime 5k - Costume Run for Fun at Nelson Mandela Park, St. Clair; 4 pm. For more information call 674-0130 ext. 4026. or email: cattale@maritimefinancial.com.

10th to 11th - Tobago Open Golf Tournament.

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

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

12th - Chinese Arrival Day.

14th - Santa Rosa First Peoples Day.

14th - Beacon's Cycling on the Avenue in Woodbrook; 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm.

16th - World Food Day.

17th - CAJGC/CAGC Golf Fundraiser.

18th - Tobago Blue Food Festival at L'Anse Fourmi Bloody Bay Recreation Grounds. For more infomation call 639-441 or email: tobagofestivals@gmail.com.

24th - United Nations Day.

24th - Whan Tong Agencies Club Team Championship Golf Tournament at Mt. Irvine, Tobago.

25th - Patience Hill Harvest Festival.

25th - Ramleela.

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

26th - Breast Cancer Awareness Day.

26th - Roxborough Powerboat Regatta 2020 at Roxborough, Tobago.

TBA - Divali Nagar 2020.

TBA - Subway Tournament (Tennis).

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November 7th Sep to 5th Nov - National Interclub (Tennis).

1st - All Saint's Day.

1st - Mason Hall's Annual Sports and Family Day.

1st - Tunapuna Day.

2nd - All Soul's Day.

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

7th - Stephen Ames Cup Golf Tournament at Pointe-a-Pierre Golf Course, Pointe-a-Pierre.

8th - Black Rock Harvest Festival.

10th - Maritime 5k Costume Run for Fun at Nelson Mandela Park, St. Clair; 4.00 pm. For more information call: 674-0130 ext. 4026 or email: cattale@maritimefinancial.com.

11th - Rememberance Day.

14th - Divali.

14th - World Diabetes Day.

14th to 15th - Trinidad & Tobago Matchplay Golf Tournament.

15th - Les Couteaux Harvest Festival.

15th - Moriah Harvest Festival.

15th - Scarborough Harvest Festival.

15th - Music on the Meadows III at the Green Meadows, Santa Cruz; 5 pm, gates open at 3 pm for the craft market. Admission is $250 and $400 for VIP. Children 12 and under are free. For more info: Facebook event page or WhatsApp 394-4336 or 290-4968.

18th - San Fernando Day.

21st - Parang in a Pot - St Joseph's Convent, Port-of-Spain.

22nd - Mt. Gomery Harvest Fest.

22nd - Pan Trinbago's Pan Christmas Party.

22nd - The Shelter Charity Golf Tournament at SAGC (St. Andrew's Moka Golf Course), Maraval.

27th - 3rd Annual LATCAFEST (Latin Caribbean Folk Music Festival) at Queen's Park Savannah, Port of Spain; Doors open at 6 pm. Prizes for Best Latin Dress & Dance. Food & Drinks on Sale. Tickets: Early Bird $150; General Admission $200; Special Reserve $300 or at the door $250. Tickets available at all NLCB Outlets. For tickets call 681-2393, 324-1556, 719-5094, or 753-8287 or visit www.latcafest.com.

27th - TTGA Corporate Golf Tournament.

28th - Guardian Group Shine (5KM Run/Walk or 10KM Run) at Nelson Mandela Park, Port of Spain; 4 pm to 7 pm. For more information email: run2shine@myguardiangroup.com.

28th Nov to 5th Dec - Tobago House Assembly Week Celebrations at Shaw Park Complex; Dwight Yorke Stadium and other venues.

29th - Kaartik (Kartik Nahan/Kartik Snan/Kartik Purnima).

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December 28th Nov to 5th Dec - Tobago House Assembly Week Celebrations at Shaw Park Complex; Dwight Yorke Stadium and other venues.

1st - International World National AIDS Day.

3rd - Tobago House of Assembly Day.

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

4th - Tobago House of Assembly Day (Tobago Day).

4th - Tobago Day Expo and Sports and Family Day at the Buccoo Integrated Facility, Auchenskeoch Buccoo Bay Road, Buccoo.
5th to 11th - Tobago House Assembly Week Celebrations at Shaw Park Complex; Dwight Yorke Stadium and other venues.

6th - Plymouth Harvest Festival.

9th to 15th - ASATT Invitational Swim at National Aquatic Centre, Couva.

9th to 15th - National/Invitational Water Polo Championship at National Aquatic Centre, Couva.

9th to 15th - Marlins Open Water Swim at Las Cuevas.

11th - Radio Tambrin's Annual Christmas Parade and Children Treat from the Old Market Car Park; 3pm.

13th - Marlins Open Water Classic at Las Cuevas; 7am to 11am.

16th to 22nd - Short Course Swim Trials at National Aquatic Centre, Couva.

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

20th - Barcode's Annual 'Pig Out' Christmas Lime.

25th - Christmas Day.

26th - Boxing Day.

26th - PINK An All-Inclusive Poolside in Tobago.

27th to 31st - Fed Cup/Davis Cup Trials (Tennis).

26th - Tobago Annual Flying Colours Kite Festival at the Plymouth Recreation Ground, Plymouth.

31st - Old Year's Festivities.

TBA - RBC Trinidad (Tennis).

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Carnival 2020 - February 24th & 25th
Carnival 2021 - February 15th & 16th
Carnival 2022 - February 28 & March 1
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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