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If you’re visiting Aruba in the next couple of months there is a lot to be excited for!
With Aruba having great weather year-round, fun events and activities are not constrained to a couple of summer months. The fun doesn’t stop in September on the happy island!
Below we will highlight some of the most anticipated happenings for the rest of the year!
A new event has come to the heart of San Nicolas! The first two editions were a big hit. A true celebration of the Aruban sense of community and passion for good local food. Quite frankly, it’s just a great party where you get to mingle with the Aruban locals. There are four more editions planned for the rest of this year. Be sure to check out the Island Festival dates.
The most romantic day of the year is coming up! No, it is not Valentine’s Day. It’s the Aruba I Do vow renewal. The third edition will take place on Wednesday August 21st this year. One of the best beaches in the world, Eagle Beach, will once again serve as the backdrop to many happy couples renewing their I Dos. It’s not too late to register! Visit our I Do page for more information.
Start your morning off right by witnessing the island of Aruba slowly awakening as the sun rises. The Turibana 10K race starts at 5:30am in Noord and ends in Santa Cruz. A rewarding run to complete your vacation and get to know some of Aruba’s residential neighborhoods.
Eat Local Restaurant Month is once again celebrated in October, but for a shorter period this time around! During Eat Local, you can visit some of the Caribbean’s best restaurants and enjoy their local 2-course lunch and 3-course dinner menus for at a substantial discount. Food enthusiasts, stay tuned for more information.
From great food to great drinks, October has it all! On October 25, the 5th annual bartender’s contest will take place. Aruba’s top bartenders will be wowing the crowd with original craft-cocktail creations at the Bartender's Brawl.
The Aruba Beach Tennis Open is back this year! Many international players gather on our world famous Eagle Beach to compete for the prestigious prize. Drinks and snacks are plentiful at this event. It’s a great time, don’t miss it!
The Aruba Art Fair showcases an impressive collection of artwork created by local and international artists. From sculptures, to jewelry and the most elaborate murals. All of this and more will be taking place in Aruba’s cultural district of San Nicolas from November 22 through November 24.
December is a holiday month in Aruba. If you’re here for the year-end celebrations, you’re in luck. Aruba’s holiday traditions include lots of great local food and bustling parties.
On December 27, the annual Dande Festival is held. More than 50 performers present their version of the traditional Dande song that is supposed to bestow blessings, success and happiness for the coming year upon the audience. Each year, a winning performer is chosen.
Plenty of great events are coming up throughout the rest of this year! For more information on what’s to come, be sure to check out our Calendar of Events.
One happy island is waiting for you. See you soon!
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