Aruba’s Calendar of Recurring Events
Aruba’s Weekly Events
Every Tuesday Evening, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Bon Bini Festival
Fort Zoutman, Oranjestad
This charming festival features folkloric music and dancing in the alfresco courtyard of Fort Zoutman, Aruba’s oldest building. With “bon bini” meaning “welcome” in the local language of Papiamento, the festival encourages island guests to come and experience Aruba’s unique culture through Caribbean music and dance, as well as locally made art and refreshments. No tickets necessary. Just show up!
Every Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 pm – 10 pm
Master of the Mind Show by Guy Bavli
Alhambra Casino & Ballroom
Every Tuesday and Wednesday evening, mentalist, illusionist, and entertainer Guy Bavli takes audiences on a journey into the mysteries of the human mind at the Alhambra Casino & Ballroom. An evening with Guy Bavli is filled with mind games and humor, demonstrating Bavli’s hidden powers. His astounding telekinetic powers can move objects, and his interactive audiences laugh and shake their heads in disbelief as he reads their minds with a mix of mentalism, illusion, psychology, physiology, and intuition. Click here for more information about the show and to reserve tickets.
Every Wednesday Evening, 7 – 10 pm
Dinner Under the Stars
This magical experience starts with a welcome drink at Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar (across from the Renaissance Mall). Then guests are whisked away by boat and taken to private Renaissance Island to enjoy a sumptuous 4-course dinner, as well as live entertainment, with their toes in the sand. Price is $65 per person. Children from 5 to 12 years old pay $32.50. Contact Renaissance Aruba to make a reservation.
Every Thursday, 7:30 – 9 pm
Sinatra Dinner Show
Old Cunucu House Aruba
Enjoy Aruban vocalist Fred de Jong’s unique interpretation of Frank Sinatra’s relaxed and informal style during the Sinatra Dinner Show. One of the longest-running productions in Aruba, the show accompanies an amazing dining experience at one of Aruba’s iconic local restaurants, Old Cunucu House. The show is $40 per person (food and drinks not included). Please contact the Old Cunucu House (+297-586-1666) to reserve tickets.
Aruba’s Multi-Month Events
January 5 – March 3, 2019
Aruba Carnaval Season
Aruba’s Carnaval season is the biggest and longest celebration of the year, spanning two whole months. The season is marked by day and night parades, music contests, queen elections, and jump-ups, all powered by beloved Carnaval tunes and featuring extravagant costumes. Locals encourage island guests to share in the Carnaval spirit. Go here for a full Carnaval schedule. See below for most popular Carnaval events.
July 8 – August 10, 2019
Aruba Ray’s Comedy Shows
Named the “BEST SHOW IN ARUBA” three years in a row, this standup comedy show features America’s finest comedians, all of whom perform regularly at the top venues in the United States. Join the fun! For more information and tickets, visit the website.