Aruba Arts and Festivals

The island has a variety of Aruba arts and festivals to offer their visitors. If you are interested about the culture of the local people or are just looking for something different to do for entertainment, you should check out the following list of events.


Weekly Events

Aruba Arts and Festivals

BON BINI FESTIVAL

The outdoor courtyard at Fort Zoutman in Oranjestad is host to this folkloric event every Tuesday evening 6:30pm – 8:30pm. You will be entertained by dancers dressed in traditional costumes, musicians playing steel drums and other musical instruments. There will be food, beverages and local arts and crafts for your enjoyment. The cost is between $3.00 and $10.00 depending on what is being offered that evening.

WATAPANA FOOD & ART FESTIVAL

This event is held every Wednesday between the Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino and the Occidental Grand Aruba All Inclusive @ 6:00pm-8:00pm. The festival features live entertainment, music, food, beverages, and art work from local artists.


Monthly Events

Aruba Arts and Festivals

ARUBA CULINARY FESTIVAL

The Aruba Culinary Festival is held on the first Monday of each month at the Divi Links (below Mulligan's). You will enjoy tasty signature foods of AGA Restaurants and drink an assortment of fine international wines. You will experience a lovely evening of food, drink, live music and the works of local artists. The cost is approximately $15.


Yearly Events

Aruba Arts and Festivals

Click our Aruba News page for exact dates.

ARUBA CARNIVAL

For Aruba’s yearly Carnival event the local people prepare for months to create individual colorful costumes, floats, music, dances and contests. The entire island participates in the festivities and the final event is the Grand Parade. This is an all day celebration held in the streets of Oranjestad on the Sunday before Ash Wednesday.

ARUBA SOUL BEACH MUSIC FESTIVAL

This is a concert series featuring the amazing sounds of a multitude of renowned musical performers. Music exploded on the stage from past performers such as Maze, Sean Paul, Chaka Khan, Boyz ll Men, Lauryn Hill, Alicia Keys, Brian McNight, Wayne Brady, Jamie Fox and many more.

ARUBA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Richard Gere hosted Aruba’s 1st International Film Festival. For seven days, films from all over the world will be screened at the Festival, and Aruba will be the host for some of the most talented moviemakers and movie stars in the industry. This will be an extremely exciting event for visitors and for local Arubans.

ARUBA HI WINDS

This much anticipated event happens at Fisherman’s Huts each year. It is one of the largest windsurfing events in the Caribbean which includes both windsurfing and kite boarding. There is entertainment and partying happening throughout the six days and nights during this event.

ARUBA REMBRANDT REGATTA

A 3 day open sailing event featuring yachts, catamarans, sunfish and windsurfing this event also includes a music festival during the evening hours.

ARUBA INTERNATIONAL PRO-AM GOLF TOURNAMENT

Professional and amateur golfers team up in a 2 day, 36 hole tournament featuring gifts, prizes, and special events at Tierra Del Sol Resort and Country Club.

INTERNATIONAL ARUBA PIANO FESTIVAL

This is a special treat for lovers of classical music. It is one of the most important annual chamber music events in the Caribbean. This enchanting event features some of the world’s most acclaimed musicians.

ARUBA CARIBBEAN SEA JAZZ FESTIVAL

Visitors and the local people of Aruba look forward to this explosion of music from a great variety of artists each year. Featuring Swing, Salsa, Jazz, Rock and Hip Hop music at Cas di Cultura Plaza in Oranjestad.


If you're interested in other things to do on the island of Aruba after reading about Aruba arts and festivals check out our Aruba Activities page.




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