Luxury Events of 2015

The Turks and Caicos Islands have had some hard times with their economy, but that doesn’t mean they don’t know how to celebrate the good things in life. Especially with the end of the year coming up, there is still so much to be thankful for, and even more to do. 2015 is winding down, and for you snowbirds out there, the winter is a perfect time to visit the islands for a warm Christmas. Don’t worry, Air Charter Advisors can get you there with our private jet services in no time.

September 2015

National Youth Day

(September 29th, 2015)

Now this is a different event, don’t you think? All over the world, there are holidays in the name of historical and religious figures, veterans, and people who are no longer with us. However, in the Turks and Caicos Islands, they celebrate the youth at the end of September. It’s a time to celebrate the young people of the island, which means this is a great holiday for the family to celebrate and cherish your loved ones, especially the kids.

October 2015

Boo Bash at the Tiki Hut

(October 31st, 2015)

Every year, the Tiki Hut hosts an event for family fun on Halloween. If you’re not intro trick-or-treating, but still want to dress up and show your kids a good time, this is a great option. The Tiki Hut hosts a little dinner and has lots of goodies, and the event lasts for only a few hours, so the adults still have plenty of time for their own after party.

TCI Amateur Open

(Dates TBA)

Every year, the islands give amateur golfers a chance to shine. During this three-day event, amateur golfers take up their iron and show off their skills. In recent years, the older golfers have been getting a little nervous with the youth golfers showing up. Who knows, the next big name in golf might be there. So if you love golf, come and see the new talent.

International Film Festival

(Dates TBA)

We don’t want to get your hopes up, because the film festival was once canceled several years ago. However, many seem to think it’s coming back and are waiting on this year’s line up. Be on the look out for it if you’re in the area. There may be an unofficial or amateur film festival being held in its place.

November 2015

Turks and Caicos Restaurant Week

(November 1st – 7th, 2015)

Every year, during the first week of November, the Turks and Caicos Islands celebrate the best Caribbean cuisine around. The finest eateries of the islands offer three-course menus at a fixed price, giving you a selection of amazing dishes for a lot cheaper than you would normally pay. So if you love to try new food, but don’t want to burn your wallet, November is the time to come to Turks and Caicos.

Caribbean Food and Wine Festival

(November 5th – 7th, 2015)

Are you a foodie? Do you love wine and having a good time? Turks and Caicos breaks in November with its annual food and wine festival, giving you a taste of the Caribbean like never before. Try a food and wine pairing seminar, or bring the family to the Island Street Food Fair. If you’re looking for a little romance, you can have a Dinner lit by the stars above.

TCIFA – Golf Scramble

(November 8th, 2015)

Every year, Turks and Caicos has plenty of golf tournaments going on, and the Golf Scramble is one of them. It’s usually a fun time for everyone attending the event, whether you’re a golfer or spectator. There will be prizes, food, a raffle, and more.

Museum Day

(November 21st, 2015)

The Turks and Caicos National Museum was opened on a November 21st in 1991, so every year, an event known as “Museum Day” is held on the Saturday closest to November 21st. The celebration anniversary is filled with activities, live performances by local school children, and a day of fun for the whole family. Come and enjoy some of the exhibits, and learn about the heritage of Turks and Caicos with the locals.

Conch Festival

(November 28th, 2015)

On the last Saturday of November, the islands have a premier event with the conch at the center. Restaurants all around the islands try to whip up a new fancy dish with conch as the main element. People have been known to make conch chowder and conch curry, so you can be sure there will be a variety of inspired dishes this year. Along with live music and activities, it’s sure to be a fun time for all.

PGC Club Championship

(November 28th – 29th, 2015)

We did say the islands love them some golf, didn’t we? The PGC Club Championship takes place in late November, featuring members from the Provo Golf Club. Come down and cheer someone on, but remember, it’s all golf claps once the first golfer takes that swing.

December 2015

Christmas Tree-Lighting Ceremony

(First week of December)

Join the Povo Kiwanis Club for a fun winter season event. Every year, they host a Christmas Tree-Lighting ceremony for the holiday season, a special time in the islands. Tourists get a little taste of a tropical paradise, and it’s a great way to get away from the cold if you’re not a fan of a white Christmas. Plus, celebrities have been known to journey to the islands to experience this event, so you never know who you might see. This event is just the beginning of the festivals and parties to come during all of December.

Arts and Crafts Expo

(Early December)

A success every year, the Turks and Caicos Islands hold an arts and crafts expo during the month of December. The locals bring out their talents, and the crafty people of the islands give you something to talk about. Find original pieces of art, tasty treats and drinks, photography, hand-made apparel and trinkets, and more. Plus, if you brings the kids, Santa tends to show up for a photo-op.

Island Thyme Christmas Tree Ornament Competition

(Early to Mid December)

It isn’t Christmas until the ornaments come out of the box, and in the Turks and Caicos islands, islanders make their own to compete in the annual competition. Celebrated in Salt Cay, a tree ornament contest is held, sporting hand-made ornaments and judging them for prizes. It can get a little heated, but it’s all in good nature, being the holiday season. It’s not just for the locals either. Tourists have been known to submit an ornament and win!

Maskanoo Parade

(December 26th, 2015)

After Christmas, the celebrations have only begun. The islands of Turks and Caicos throw a cultural masquerade festival, in efforts to celebrate their history and unique culture. Locals from all around tend to get very lively around this time, and the parade is the best way to get that extra energy out, with dancing and drumming. This is the grand event, but smaller events take place in Grand Turk and the Middle Caicos.

Post-Christmas Beach Party

(December 28th, 2015)

The year is about to end, but the islands manage to squeeze in a few more parties. Come to a party on the beach with live music, native treats, activities, and all-around fun. It’s a great way to spend time with a loved one, as the party keeps going until the sun goes down, setting over the ocean. Then comes the bonfire, to keep everyone warm as night starts to fall.

New Year's Eve Parties

(December 31st, 2015)

There isn’t a solid party for New Year’s Eve in the Turks and Caicos, and that’s because everyone has their own way of celebrating. Some people go to church services after dinner, and some restaurants host live concerts with gourmet dishes. If you’re in the islands, your best way to find a New Year’s Eve party is to ask around and find out what the locals are doing.

The Junkanoo

(December 21st, 2015)

Okay, so there is one without a doubt event to catch on New Year’s Eve: The Junkanoo parade! It’s a traditional parade with masks, costumes, and music that starts at midnight in downtown Provo. This parade is as big as the Mardi Gras Carnival, and has been going on since the 16th century. If you’re not already captured by the fireworks displays at various beaches, come and see one of the islands’ oldest traditions.