No matter which month you’re planning to visit Turks and Caicos, there’s always a festival or special event happening on the island.

If you’re in Turks and Caicos during December, the Turks and Caicos National Museum holds an event called “Museum Day” to honor its opening in the 90s. This event is a great way to learn about the history of Turks and Caicos. Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Junkanoo, a festival celebrated by locals who dance in the streets to traditional African music wearing beautifully detailed costumes.

In February,  Turks and Caicos hosts an annual Valentine’s Day Cup, a sailboat race at Bambarra Beach in Middle Caicos.

If you’re in Turks and Caicos during March, celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the islands’ annual pub-crawl. Those who participate in the event will receive discounts at other local bars.

During Easter, Turks and Caicos has a kite flying competition and other holiday-themed events such as an Easter-egg hunt on Governor’s Beach and Horse Stable Beach in North Caicos.

To kick off the summer months on the island, celebrate the North Caicos Extravaganza in June which includes live music, a parade, sailboat races, food and even a beauty pageant. Also in June is the Fools Regatta at the Children’s Park in Providenciales where family-friendly games like tug-of-war and conch bowling are played. In July and August, the Turks and Caicos Music and Cultural Festival is held and features cultural food and live music such as R&B and hip-hop.