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Aruba’s Calendar of Events

April Events in Aruba

April 11 & 18

Dinner Under the Stars on a Private Island

Renaissance Private Island

Take a boat trip to Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino‘s Private Island and let your taste buds travel to paradise. Enjoy their new menu consisting of succulent Herb Crusted New Zealand Lamb Chops and locally caught Snapper, enjoyed with your toes in the sand! The private dinner setting includes a welcome cocktail at Lucy’s Dock (across from the Renaissance Mall), boat trip to Renaissance Private Island, dinner on the beach, and live entertainment.

For more information go to the Renaissance’s website.

pop-up dinner on Renaissance Island - beach dining in Aruba

 

April 12

Barefoot Beach BBQ

Renaissance Ocean Suites

If you’re not barefoot, then you’re overdressed! A delicious BBQ made to order will be prepared for you, accompanied by a build-your-own-salad station, your choice of marinade, side dishes, and a decadent dessert station. Have some family fun around the grill with live music and a beach bar ready to serve you. The all-you-can-eat-BBQ on the beach is only $35 per person, and kids from 5 to 12 years eat for $17.50. Reservation is not required. Just walk in and have some fun!

For more information go to the Renaissance’s website.

 

April 14

12 Hours of Aruba 2018

Alto Vista Chapel

This annual mountain bike race challenge invites teams of 2, 4, or 6 to complete as many 4 km laps as possible in a 12-hour period, from 6 pm to 6 am. What a great way to enjoy a unique evening in Aruba! There will be 12 hours of music, live entertainment, food, drinks, and more. Those visiting the island and interested in competing can rent a bike and join in on the fun, but even if you are not competing, this is a very cool way to hang out with the locals!

For more information, visit the Facebook page of FX Sports Aruba.

 

April 14

Mandala Drawing Workshop

Island Yoga

A mandala, which means “circle” in Sanskrit, is a spiritual symbol representing the universe. In many traditions, mandalas are used as a guidance tool to establish a sacred space, focus attention, and aid in meditation. The beautiful symmetry and balance of a mandala makes drawing them a very calming, meditative practice. In this workshop, artist Courtney Betts will guide you through a step-by-step process to completing your own mandala masterpieces. All supplies will be provided for you to use during the workshop. (No need to bring anything other than yourself!) And no, you don’t have to be good at drawing to attend. Everyone can do it!

For more information visit Island Yoga’s website.

mandala at Island Yoga Aruba - mandala workshop Aruba

 

April 14

Weaving Craft Workshop

Cosecha/downtown Oranjestad

Learn basic weaving techniques from local artist Jess Wolfe. Class is from 4 pm to 6 pm.  Visit the Facebook page for more info.

Cosecha weaving workshop Aruba - things to do in Aruba

 

April 20

Monthly Vegan Nights: Yoga + Live Music+Vegan Food

Happy Buddha

Join the biggest vegan yoga party on the island! You’ll find the local vegan community here each month at Happy Buddha Aruba’s yoga studio in Palm Beach. $30pp includes 60 min yoga class + community building activity + vegan snacks + live music. These events always sell out, so secure your spot early if you’re considering attending.

vegan workshop in Aruba - vegan Aruba

 

April 20 & 21

Ceviche Pop-Up

The Lobby at Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino

Indulge in pisco craft cocktails as well as Peruvian small plates prepared by the expert hands of four well-known chefs.

Guest chef: Rodrigo Torres – Zadún Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Los Cabos
Host chefs: Romeo Penacino, Ever de Peña, and Teddy Bouroncle – Aruba Marriott Resort

For more information, visit the Marriott’s website.

 

April 27

King’s Day

Aruba

Aruba celebrates the birth of King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands every year on April 27. Local neighborhoods host family-friendly festivals and street fairs. Kite-flying competitions are a tradition as well.

 

April 27

10K Boulevard Race

L.G. Smith Boulevard to Marriott

This is Aruba’s most popular running race, with competitors from around the world joining runners from the island. Aruba’s cooling trade winds make this a comfortable race, and the 5:30 pm start time ensures you’ll be finishing with the beautiful setting sun. Visit Facebook for more information.

 

April 27 & 28

Eat Local Food Truck Festival

Plaza Daniel Leo, downtown Oranjestad

Aruba’s food truck scene is highlighted at this annual festival held in the heart of downtown. It’s a family-friendly event and includes live entertainment both evenings.

Aruba food truck festival - Aruba calendar of events

 

April 27

Farmer’s Market Under the Stars

Cosecha in downtown Oranjestad

Cosecha and Taste My Aruba team up for this monthly event. Come and mingle with our local artists while nibbling on Aruban delights on our beautiful square downtown. Starts at 6 pm. Read about the market here.

 

April 27

King’s Day Pop-up Restaurant

Wilhelmina Park

King’s Day is a national holiday on the island. Celebrate this day and enjoy Dutch-inspired cuisine, hosted by Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino. For more information visit the Renaissance’s website.

 

April 28

Open-Air Market at Flor de Orient

Downtown Oranjestad

This monthly market is a place where the community comes together to support the small local business movement. It’s an event where people can find, buy, and sell products, food and/or beverages on a monthly basis. The market provides a platform for local stores, craftsmen and artisans, and local fishermen to gather at one location in the heart of Oranjestad. The market opens at 9 am.

 

April 29

Passions on the Beach Full Moon Romantic Experience

Amsterdam Manor

Take your special one for a romantic, toes-in-the-sand dinner experience under the full moon. Enjoy a three-course dinner and welcome drink. For more information and dinner reservations, visit their website.

romance Aruba - Passions on the Beach romantic dinner - beach dining Aruba

 

April 30

Flip-Flop Festival

Bushiri Beach Arena

Brought to you by Chill beer from local brewery Balashi, the 8th annual edition of the Flip-Flop Festival brings deejays, Reggaeton, and rap artists together for one of the Caribbean’s largest beach music festivals. Purchase tickets here.

Flip Flop Festival Aruba - Aruba calendar of events - Aruba music festivals

 

May Events in Aruba

May 1

Open Day with the Dutch Royal Navy

Korps Mariniers Base, Savaneta

Locals love this annual fundraising festival filled with fun and games, local eats, and presentations by the Dutch military. This year, Sgt. Pepper’s Friends, a local non-profit animal welfare organization, will be receiving the funds raised by the event.

 

May 7-11

AHATA Recycled Art Competition

Cas di Cultura

Sponsored by the Aruba Hotel & Tourism Association, this public awareness campaign encourages children and adults to get creative and upcycle, turning trash into treasures! Visit AHATA’s Facebook page for more information.

 

May 20

Color Run

Fisherman’s Huts

The Key Club of the International School of Aruba, in collaboration with the PTA, is hosting a Color Run—a fun, untimed run/walk where the participants are showered with colored powder.
All the proceeds from the event will be donated to Stichting Ambiente Feliz to improve their entertainment area for the clients. The students of Key Club have been visiting the center once a month and organizing fun events for the clients. The Color Run will start at 4 pm at the Fisherman’s Huts. The cost to participate is 15 florins per person. Delicious fruits and a cool t-shirt are included in the entry fee.

 

May 23-28

Soul Beach Music Festival

Oranjestad

This is Aruba’s biggest annual music festival. This year, Alicia Keys is headlining the events, joined by Marlon Wayans, Maxwell, Sevyn Streeter, Guy, and DJ Jazzy Jeff. For more information and tickets, visit the website.

Soul Beach Music Festival Aruba

 

May 25

Farmer’s Market Under the Stars

Cosecha in downtown Oranjestad

Cosecha and Taste My Aruba team up for this monthly event. Come and mingle with our local artists while nibbling on Aruban delights on our beautiful square downtown. Starts at 6 pm. Read about the market here.

Nonna's Gourmet - Aruba hot sauce, sold at a arts and crafts market in Aruba - calendar of events Aruba

 

May 25

Monthly Vegan Nights: Yoga + Live Music+Vegan Food

Happy Buddha

Join the biggest vegan yoga party on the island! You’ll find the local vegan community here each month at Happy Buddha Aruba’s yoga studio in Palm Beach. $30pp includes 60 min yoga class + community building activity + vegan snacks + live music. These events always sell out, so secure your spot early if you’re considering attending.

vegan soup in Aruba

 

May 29

Passions on the Beach Full Moon Romantic Experience

Amsterdam Manor

Take your special one for a romantic, toes-in-the-sand dinner experience under the full moon. Enjoy a three-course dinner and welcome drink. For more information and dinner reservations, visit their website.

 

June Events in Aruba

June 12, 19 & 26

A Taste of Aruba

Aquarius at Renaissance

Aquarius will take you back in time with stories, local handcrafted arts, and recipes. Celebrate our island’s rich multicultural history with a locally inspired buffet. Aquarius will serve a local buffet for just $39 including a Balashi Beer or Chill Beer. You’ll find specials on cocktails such as the Barbulet, Aruba Ariba, Chuchubi Carnaval, and Yuwana Loco. Discover Aruba through unique flavors! This special local event also features live entertainment.

For more information or to make a reservation, please call 523-6156.

 

June 13, 20 & 27

Dinner Under the Stars on a Private Island

Renaissance Private Island

Take a boat trip to Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino‘s private island and let your taste buds travel to paradise. Enjoy their new menu, including succulent herb-crusted New Zealand lamb chops and locally caught snapper, enjoyed with your toes in the sand! The private dinner setting includes a welcome cocktail at Lucy’s Dock (across from the Renaissance Mall), a boat trip to Renaissance Private Island, dinner on the beach, and live entertainment.

For more information, go to their website.

pop-up dinner on Renaissance Island - beach dining in Aruba

 

June 15

Castello Banfi Wine & Dinner Pairing

Sunset Grille at Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino

Experience an intimate evening of fine food and exquisite wine at Sunset Grille. Enjoy a four-course menu prepared by Executive Chef Matt Boland, paired with the best wines from Castello Banfi.

Visit Hilton’s website for more information.

oudoor dining at Sunset Grille Restaurant, an Aruba steakhouse located at Hilton Aruba Resort

 

June 15

Mojito Pop-Up Bar

Island Yoga

Join us for our Pop-Up Mojito Bar at Nourish Café! With special handcrafted mojitos and Mexican-inspired vegan snacks, you won’t want to miss this! Come right after work and hit our Happy Hour from 5-7 pm with 2-for-1 handcrafted mojitos.

Island Yoga Aruba mojitos

 

June 16

Mandala Painting on Canvas Workshop

San Nicolas, B v/d Veen Zeppenfeldstraat 20

Romelinda helps participants jumpstart their creativity through meditation. With a calm mind, participants can then paint unique mandala designs on canvas. Age: 18+ years. To reserve a spot, call 587-8708 or send an e-mail to [email protected].

 

June 23

Konnichi Wow Sushi Night at BLUE

BLUE at Renaissance

Join Renaissance Aruba’s BLUE bar for an unforgettable Saturday evening featuring an eclectic menu of handcrafted sushi selections, imported wine and beers from Japan, authentic sake, and a LIVE sushi-making station run by its very own sushi chef! Raw has never tasted so good!

 

June 24

32nd Aruba International Triathlon

Eagle Beach

The Aruba Triathlon Association presents its 32nd edition of the Aruba International Triathlon, scheduled to take place at gorgeous Eagle Beach. Athletes can choose to compete in either the sprint or Olympic distance. The triathlon starts at 6:30 am, and cash money prizes will be awarded to winners.

 

June 24

Dera Gai

Aruba

Aruba’s harvest festival is now a cultural celebration featuring traditional song and dance. The symbol of the rooster and bright yellow-and-red costumes are central to events held at various locations, including island community centers.

Dera Gai Aruba - Bon Bini Festival at Fort Zoutman, Aruba

 

June 27

Tai Chi on the Beach

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort

Island guests can join tai chi classes on the beach every Wednesday at 7 am, until July 25, at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort. Availability is limited. Please reserve a spot at [email protected].

 

June 28 & 29

Aruba Summer Music Festival

Harbor Square Arena

Ozuna, Nacho, Victor Manuelle, and Fonseca headline this annual music festival that features Latin Grammy winners, top deejays, and local performers.  For more information and tickets, visit the website.

Aruba Summer Music Festival - calendar of events Aruba

 

June 29

Farmer’s Market Under the Stars

Cosecha in downtown Oranjestad

Cosecha and Taste My Aruba team up for this monthly event. Come and mingle with our local artists while nibbling on Aruban delights on our beautiful square downtown. Starts at 6 pm. Read about the market here.

arts and crafts market in Aruba - calendar of events Aruba - Cosecha Aruba

 

June 30

Passions on the Beach Full Moon Romantic Experience

Amsterdam Manor

Take your special one for a romantic, toes-in-the-sand dinner experience under the full moon. Enjoy a three-course dinner and welcome drink. For more information and dinner reservations, visit their website.

romance Aruba - Passions on the Beach romantic dinner - beach dining Aruba

 

July Events in Aruba

July 3 – 9

Aruba Hi-Winds

Fisherman’s Huts

Aruba hosts the largest amateur windsurfing and kite boarding event every summer. Race events include slalom and long-distance courses for both windsurfers and kite boarders.

Even if you are not a competitor, the atmosphere is electric and contagious! Not only are the competitions exciting to watch—especially the Kite Boarding Big Air competition—but the festivities surrounding the event, including beach chic fashion shows, live concerts, and beach parties, create a fun beach culture to experience! There will also be a Hi-Winds mountain bike race and fun run-walk held on Saturday, July 7.

Visit the Aruba Hi-Winds website for more information.

 

July 1 – 30

Aruba Wine & Dine Restaurant Month

Enjoy special three-course menus at value prices at the nine Aruba Wine & Dine Restaurants, including The Plaza Café, Salt & Pepper, Tango Argentinean Grill, Hadicurari, and Nos Clubhouse.

seafood dish from Hadicurari Restaurant Aruba

 

July 4

Tai Chi on the Beach

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort

Island guests can join tai chi classes on the beach every Wednesday at 7 am, until July 25, at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort. Availability is limited. Please reserve a spot at [email protected].

 

July 7

Renaissance Marketplace’s Food Festival

Food lovers unite for Renaissance Marketplace’s Food Festival taking place on Saturday, July 7 at 6 pm. Some of the island’s best chefs will be present, offering a variety of international cuisines at great prices.

 

July 8

Long Table Aruba

Streetside at Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino

This will be the second annual Long Table dinner, bringing together locals and visitors for a unique dining event, with proceeds benefiting local charities and organizations.

For more information visit the Renaissance’s website.

Long Table Aruba event at the Renaissance Aruba Resort

 

July 8 – August 10

Aruba Ray’s Comedy Shows

Marriott Aruba Resort & Stellaris Casino

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.

 

July 11, 18 & 25

Tai Chi on the Beach

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort

Island guests can join tai chi classes on the beach every Wednesday at 7 am, until July 25, at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort. Availability is limited. Please reserve a spot at [email protected].

 

July 20-29

Aruba Symphony Festival

Cas di Cultura

This annual festival welcomes more than 100 international musicians and guest artists from around the world for concerts and workshops.

For more information, visit the website.

 

July 25

Dinner Under the Stars at Renaissance Island

Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino

Take a boat trip to Renaissance Island and let your taste buds travel to paradise. Enjoy a 4-course dinner menu consisting of succulent herb-crusted New Zealand lamb chops or locally caught snapper while your toes get pampered in our white sand. Our private dinner experience includes a welcome cocktail at Lucy’s Dock (across from the Renaissance Mall), a boat trip to Renaissance Private Island, dinner on the beach, and live entertainment for only $65 per person. Children from 5 to 12 years pay $32.50. Visit the Facebook page for more information.

 

July 27

Farmer’s Market Under the Stars

Cosecha in downtown Oranjestad

Cosecha and Taste My Aruba team up for this monthly event. Come and mingle with our local artists while nibbling on Aruban delights on our beautiful square downtown. Starts at 6 pm. Read about the market here.

locally made products in Aruba at a local arts and crafts market - Aruban wine

 

July 28

The Sunset Grille Gastronomic Experience

Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino

Indulge in a decadent four-course menu featuring the finest steaks and freshest ingredients, highlighting the taste of Sunset Grille. Each course is expertly prepared and artfully paired with wines from The Wine Room. Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm. Price: $125.00 per person. Spaces are limited and reservations are required. Tickets are available at The Wine Room between 11 am – 2 pm or 7 pm – 12am.

For more information, call +297-280-2681 / 737-0019 or email [email protected].

 

July 28

Salsa Boot Camp

Aruba Dance Studios

Want to learn how to dance salsa the fast and easy way? Learn the fundamentals of salsa at Aruba Dance Studios with their 3-hour Salsa Boot Camp for beginners! Afl 75 per person. Please prepay by calling +297-592-2166. Visit the Facebook page for more information.

 

July 28

Sailboat Fishing Tournament

Bucuti Yacht Club Aruba

Come and enjoy a very special tournament that combines sailing and fishing. Hosted by Todomar Aruba. Captain’s meeting on July 27 at 7:00 pm. Afl 100 per vessel. Visit the Facebook page for more information.

 

August Events in Aruba

July 8 – August 10

Aruba Ray’s Comedy Shows

Marriott Aruba Resort & Stellaris Casino

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.

 

August 3

Chaska Indian Pop-Up

Old La Linda Building (Caya Betico Croes 3)

Inspired by the street bazaars of New Delhi, Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino presents a night full of zesty seasonings expertly blended together to re-create the authentic traditional taste of Indian cuisine. Dance the night away with traditional Indian dancers, sip on masala chai, or get a henna tattoo. It’s all about discovering India. Time: 12 pm to 11 pm. Visit the Facebook page for more information.

 

August 3

Bon Bini | Buleria X BrianD

Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino

Bon bini (welcome) to the hottest party of the summer, where Buleria will take you on a musical journey through time at the Renaissance Convention Center. Entertainment also provided by DJ Vibes, Phatunez, Big Rig, MC Oz, Rocco’s Classics, and BrianD, who will be presenting his newest single with Buleria live for the very first time.

Tickets available at Aruba Vision Center (Superfood), Hamaka SW Cafe, Citgo Blvd, and Citgo Essoville. For more information, visit the Facebook page.

 

August 8

Dinner Under the Stars at Renaissance Island

Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino

Take a boat trip to Renaissance Island and let your taste buds travel to paradise. Enjoy a 4-course dinner menu consisting of succulent herb-crusted New Zealand lamb chops or locally caught snapper while your toes get pampered in our white sand. Our private dinner experience includes a welcome cocktail at Lucy’s Dock (across from the Renaissance Mall), a boat trip to Renaissance Private Island, dinner on the beach, and live entertainment for only $65 per person. Children from 5 to 12 years pay $32.50. Visit the Facebook page for more information.

 

August 17 – 19

Aruba International Regatta

Surfside Beach

The 10th annual edition of the Aruba International Regatta features several categories of sailing competitions—including yacht, sunfish, and beach cat—as well as festive beach parties.

For more information, visit the website.

Aruba Regatta

 

August 19

Sunset Wine Sail

Aruba’s beautiful waters

Explore the boutique wines of The Wine Room while enjoying a 3-hour sail aboard a 41-foot trimaran during sunset. Tapas will also be offered.  5 – 8 pm.  Please contact The Wine Room for more information: +297-737-0019.

 

August 22

Aruba Wedding Vow Renewal Celebration

Eagle Beach

This is the Caribbean’s largest vow renewal ceremony, and you can be a part of it! Couples from all over the globe participate in this impressive affair, with beautiful Eagle Beach serving as the perfect romantic setting. Say “I do” all over again during this beautiful event. Contact the ATA to participate at [email protected].

 

August 24 & 25

Dine with Star Chef Nicolas Lopez

Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino

Indulge in another Aruba Marriott culinary event on August 24 & August 25, 2018. Star Chef Nicolas Lopez of Villanos en Bermudas will prepare an exclusive 5-course dinner menu with wine pairing during a special two-night-only event at La Vista Restaurant. Limited seating is available and reservations are required at 520-6343 / 520-6652 / 520-6670. Price: US $125 per person. A 5-course menu and wine pairing included.

*Nicolas Lopez is founder & chef of three restaurants: Villanos en Bermudas, which is #40 on the Latin America’s Best Restaurants list; 99, a restaurant in Chile that is listed among the best 50 restaurants in Latin America; and Tres Bastardos, a famed restaurant in Bogota. Villanos en Bermudas was also named one of the ten coolest places to eat in 2018 by Forbes.

 

August 24 – 26

Aruba International Pro-Am Golf Tournament

Tierra del Sol Golf Course

This two-day, 36-hole tournament is comprised of teams of four amateurs and one golf professional. The international roster of teams typically includes players representing the United States, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, the Netherlands, Bermuda, Curacao, Aruba, Canada, and beyond.

For more information, please contact James Kiley at +297-586-7800 ext 222 or [email protected].

Tierra del Sol Golf Course greens

 

August 25

2nd Rum & Reggae Festival

Casibari

Sip rums from the Rum Bar and nosh on some Jamaican cuisine while chillin’ and relaxin’ to live reggae music from three bands. The night kicks off at 8 pm and admission is free (food and beverage at reasonable prices).

 

August 26

Rosé Escape “Sunset Edition”

Aruba’s beautiful waters

The Wine Room presents an exploration of rosé wines while cruising through Aruba’s gorgeous waters at sunset.  A variety of rosé wines will be paired with complementary dishes for an unforgettable four-course meal. Call The Wine Room at +297-737-0019 or email [email protected] to make a reservation. For more information, visit the Facebook page.

 

August 29 – September 5

Aruba Wine & Dine Restaurant Week

Choose from Aruba Wine & Dine’s nine fantastic restaurants and enjoy an amazing 3-course dinner for just Afl 35 or Afl 45. Visit the Aruba Wine & Dine website for more information, including participating restaurants.

 

August 31

Farmer’s Market Under the Stars

Cosecha in downtown Oranjestad

Cosecha and Taste My Aruba team up for this monthly event. Come and mingle with our local artists while nibbling on Aruban delights on our beautiful square downtown. Starts at 6 pm. Read about the market here.

Aruban flag tart - Taste My Aruba

 

September Events in Aruba

August 29 – September 5

Aruba Wine & Dine Restaurant Week

Choose from Aruba Wine & Dine’s nine fantastic restaurants and enjoy an amazing 3-course dinner for just Afl 35 or Afl 45. Visit the Aruba Wine & Dine website for more information, including participating restaurants.

 

September 7, 8 & 9

Funstacle Masters X-TRA Fun

Harbor Arena

Funstacle Masters is a running/walking event with various challenging yet fun obstacles to make the reach to the finish line an enjoyable experience. Funstacle Masters Aruba is celebrating its 5th anniversary this year, and in honor of this milestone, the excitement and the obstacles will reach a new level over three days of competition. For more information and registration details, visit the Facebook page.

 

September 9

Turibana to Santa Cruz Race

Run with the sunrise during this annual running event that starts at dawn.

 

September 21 & 22

Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival

Renaissance Marketplace

This annual festival was featured on USA TODAY’s list of top music festivals in the Caribbean, and the upcoming two-day festival, jam-packed with local, regional, and international performers, promises to deliver another unforgettable weekend of jazz, blues, soul, and funk in Aruba.  Visit the website for more information.

Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival

 

September 23

Aruba Reef Care Project

Every year more than 800 volunteers comb Aruba’s beaches and snorkel and dive around the reefs to gather trash in an effort to promote awareness about keeping our beaches and sea clean. It’s the island’s largest volunteer initiative and a great way for visitors to meet locals and positively impact the environment. Contact Mr. Castro Perez at +297-740-0797 or [email protected] for additional information.

 

September 23

Aruba Dolphins Open Water 2018

Zeerovers, Savaneta

This yearly open water swim meet is organized by the Aruba Dolphins Swim Team as a fundraiser. Open to all ages, with swimmers competing in races of 1 km, 3 km, or 5 km.  Visit the website for more information.

 

September 28

Farmer’s Market Under the Stars

Cosecha in downtown Oranjestad

Cosecha and Taste My Aruba team up for this monthly event. Come and mingle with our local artists while nibbling on Aruban delights on our beautiful square downtown. Starts at 6 pm. Read about the market here.

Anna Kock - prikichi bird Aruba - Cosecha Aruba

 

September 30

Aruba Fire Prevention 10K & 5K Runs

Tanki Flip

Both locals and island visitors are invited to run (or walk) for a good cause by participating in the annual Fire Prevention 10K & 5K Runs. The route is circular, starting and ending at the Fire House in Tanki Flip. Visit IBiSA’s Facebook page for more information.

 

October Events in Aruba

October 1 – 31

Eat Local Aruba Restaurant Month

This month-long event puts authentic Aruban cuisine front and center for island visitors as well as locals to enjoy. More than 65 participating restaurants offer prix-fixe menus highlighting local flavors, with lunches at $15 and dinners between $30 and $40. Visit the website for more information.

 

October 4

Strongest Man of Aruba Competition 2018

Stay tuned for details.

 

October 5 – 7

Aruba Art Fair

San Nicolas

In the heart of San Nicolas, the Aruba Art Fair offers collectors, arts professionals, and the public the opportunity to engage with a selection of modern and contemporary artworks at affordable prices. Artists from different countries are flying over to exhibit their art on our “One Happy island.” Visit the website for more information.

 

October 13

2nd Annual Rosé All Day!

Wilhelmina Park

Wilhelmina Park will transform into a mystical pink creation for this special evening produced by the fabulous events and culinary teams at Renaissance Aruba in collaboration with Arion Wine Company N.V. Enjoy a gourmet picnic basket filled with delicious delights paired with rosé wine. The event will take place from 5:30 pm to 10 pm. Contact the Renaissance Aruba for tickets and details.

 

October 18 – 21

Presidential Aruba Caribbean Cup

Varadero Aruba Marine & Boat Yard

The 7th annual international billfishing competition will take place in Aruba this October. The tournament coincides perfectly with the height of the marlin season. Teams will compete for the cup by pulling in blue marlin, white marlin, and sailfish. For more information, visit the website.

 

November Events in Aruba

November 3

National Coastal Cleanup 2018

This event, which welcomes both locals and island guests, is sponsored by the Aruba Hotel & Tourism Association. Teams work together to clean areas near and along the coastline, including many beaches outside the tourist area.  Please contact AHATA for more information.

 

November 11 – 18

Aruba Beach Tennis Open 2018

Eagle Beach

This tournament is the most anticipated beach tennis event held in the world, attracting over 1,000 professional and amateur players from around the globe who come to enjoy 8 days of beach tennis competition, pumping music, and exciting events on the powdery sands of Eagle Beach. Visit the website for more information and a preliminary program.

 

November 23 – 25

Interpaso Aruba

Rancho Villa Floralina

Interpaso Aruba is an annual competition featuring a variety of categories that puts paso fino horses and their riders from Latin America and the Caribbean front and center. Organized by the Aruban Horse Riding Organization, Interpaso is the perfect outing for those who enjoy horse competitions and a local vibe. Contact Mrs. Betty Werleman at [email protected] for more information.

 

November 24

4th Annual Bartenders’ Brawl

Festival Plaza

This beach-chic foodie event will be hosted by the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino at the alfresco Festival Plaza venue, next to the Renaissance Marketplace, steps away from the Caribbean Sea. The contest showcases Aruba’s top bartenders impressing the crowd with original craft-cocktail creations. In addition to sampling creative cocktails, guests will also embark on a culinary journey piloted by Renaissance’s famed culinary team. Live music rounds out this unique evening under the stars that starts at 7 pm and ends at 10 pm.

Stay tuned for pricing information and a link to book your tickets.

Bartenders Brawl Aruba - Aruba cocktails

 

December Events in Aruba

December 14 – 16

Aruba Fashion Week

The Aruba Fashion Week is one of the most impressive fashion events in the Caribbean. Incredibly talented designers, celebrities, models, fashion icons, musicians, artists, international media, and guests gather during this event to enjoy 3 stellar fashion shows as well as a wide variety of other activities. For more information, visit the website.

 

December 31 – January 1

New Year’s Eve Celebration

Aruba hosts an incredible islandwide fireworks display that occurs organically as locals and hotels set off thousands of fireworks that light up the sky. It’s a magical experience you will never forget!

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