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Annual Events


Aruba Bartenders Contest is a yearly competition sponsored by the islandís Bartenders Association, the people who bring you the best cocktails in the Caribbean. The maker of the best original drink is sent to the regional Latin American Bartenders Contest.


Aruba Jazz and Latin Music Festival, a two-day event, features well-known musical stars performing together and individually.


Aruba Hi-Winds Windsurfing Pro-Am World Challenge is one of the most popular competitions in the Caribbean, with participants from 30 countries vying for the prestigious Aruba Hi-Winds title. Windsurfers all ages and skill levels compete for prizes in six categories.


Heineken Music Festival invites bands from throughout the Caribbean to perform in a free concert. Itís usually held the first week of July.


Aruba International Pro-Am Golf Tournament, held at Tierra del Sol Golf Course, in a two day, 36-hole tournament.


Festival de Las Americas is an international event featuring music, dance, and theatre presentations at Cas di Cultura, a cultural center in Oranjestad.

Deep-Sea Fishing Tournament, hosted by the Aruba Nautical Club at Pos Chiquito, invites fisherman from Venezuela, Miami, Puerto Rico, Curacao and Bonaire to participate in the annual event.


Heineken Aruba International Catamaran Regatta takes advantage of the islandís trade winds. Catamarans come from throughout the Americas and Europe to compete.


Sint Nicolaas Day, December 5, is the birthday of Sint Nicolaas and this celebration features the arrival of the jolly man at the harbor in Oranjestad. Children come out to greet him and receive presents.

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