Next Celebration: July/August 2020

The biggest cultural fete in the BVI is in Tortola in August, the event is known as the Emancipation Festival and also as August Festival. It’s a celebration of Emancipation. Activities include pageants, food fair, musical shows, horse races and parade.

Schedule: The August Festival 2020 schedule is not yet available. The 2019 schedule is shown below as a reference of the events that you can expect.


july 2019

19jul3:34 pm3:34 pmPrince & Princess Pageant3:34 pm – 3:34 pm Multi-purpose Sports Complex

19julAll DayCarrot Bay Cultural Festival(All Day: friday) Carrot Bay

25jul7:00 pmGospel Fest 20197:00 pm Festival Grounds

26jul8:00 pmTorch Light Procession8:00 pm Tortola Festival Village

august 2019

04augAll DayBoat Races(All Day: sunday)

05aug10:00 amEmancipation Festival Parade10:00 am

08augAll DayCarrot Bay Cultural Fiesta – Fisherman’s Tournament(All Day: thursday) Carrot Bay

09augAll DayDonkey Races(All Day: friday)

Village Lineup

july 2019

26jul8:00 pmRazor Blades | Xtream Band | OMG | R. City | DJ Carley Cartel8:00 pm Tortola Festival Village

27jul8:00 pmA.B.M | Monea | Teddyson | VIBE | Popcaan | DJ Push Pop8:00 pm Tortola Festival Village

28jul8:00 pmFinal Phase | DJ Grim, DJ Mangee | Amara la Negra | Nu Look8:00 pm Tortola Festival Village

29jul8:00 pmFour Strong Fungi Band | Xtreme Band | WCK | Grand Masters | Showtime Band | DJ Marz8:00 pm Tortola Festival Village

30jul8:00 pmDrama Time | Priceless, PRYA | Pep Dawg, PAK | Kissinger & Mullah Gwop | Shaw HP | Big Band | Adam O | DJ Mac Hill8:00 pm Tortola Festival Village

31jul8:00 pmLashing Dogs | DJ Commodore | Cool Session Brass | Nadia Batson, Lyrkal | Triple Kay | 624 Entertainment8:00 pm Tortola Festival Village

august 2019

01aug8:00 pmBaron | Mighty Pat | Hard Core | Dradonaires | DJ Wiz8:00 pm Tortola Festival Village

02aug8:00 pmSistah Joyce | Ritical | Revelation | IMO | Tarrus Riley | Romain Virgo | VIBE | DJ Taz8:00 pm Tortola Festival Village

03aug8:00 pmSoca Monarch Competition | Freezy | Rupee | Explainer | Mr. Killa | OMG | DJ Dre8:00 pm Tortola Festival Village

04aug8:00 pmContra Band | Showtime Band | Poizon Band | Destra | DJ Rookie8:00 pm Tortola Festival Village

05aug8:00 pmA-Secret Band | Evolution Band | Spectrum | Turbo Sound8:00 pm Tortola Festival Village

06augAll DayWet Fete | A.B.M | ASA Banton | DJ Lefty(All Day: tuesday) Road Town

06aug8:00 pmKES The Band8:00 pm East End Festival Village

09aug8:00 pmXtreme Band | Machel Montano | Skinny Fabulous | OMG8:00 pm Carrot Bay

10augAll DayPure Mass Band | Adam O | Pumpa | Jah Cure | VIBE(All Day: saturday) Carrot Bay