The Musical Experience
The Musical Experience brings the community together in a positive way. it is a unique event where people can experience the sweet vibes of music and at the same time be comfortable. It is also an event which families can enjoy with the kids, it's an occasion for all. Domestic violence and abuse is strongly promoted throughout the show.
Date: March 8
International women’s day is celebrated on March 8 every year. It is a focal point in the movement for women’s right. A day for anti-sexism and anti-discrimination towards women. A day for women empowerment. On St. Eustatius, a gala dinner is held annually.
Keynote speaker of past events: Susan Taylor, Bridget Blucher, Ananda Zaandam and Brenda Blackmon.
Date: April (varies)
If you like the beach and like the warm Caribbean Sea, Statia is the place to be during the Easter Holidays. Stick with custom and traverse the Lower Town area or what locals refer to as “The Bay stretch” or explore the unbeaten paths of this volcanic island. Be a spectator or join in on a friendly beach volleyball competition and water sports. Better yet, explore the pulse of our people during the Easter Monday’s annual jouvert morning jump-up followed by a delicious full-your-tummy breakfast sale.
Karaoke with a View
Date: Every Friday night
If you are wild about karaoke, the Ocean View Terrace is the place to be, every Friday night from 9 p.m. until you say when. If you are out on the town you are sure to come across several other establishments offering the chance for you to carry your own key!
Date: July 1
Visit Statia during the season of emancipation and you are sure to be swept up by the rhythms of our communities. Throughout Emancipation day, usually celebrated on July 1, inhabitants, as well as visitors come together to commemorate the abolition of slavery. Ceremonies are formed and parades can be seen through the streets as ethnic groups join forces and food fairs take over Wilhelmina Park.
Date: July – last two weeks
By the island’s guitar shape one can only imagine how the festive season of Carnival is celebrated. For two electrifying weeks in the month of July, the energy across the entire island is fully charged. The line-up features a wide array of gifted artists headlining the live shows and festivities to bring out the ‘carnivalist’ in you.
Date: November 16
Come line the streets in Oranjestad during this, our main national holiday on November 16. Each year locals celebrate our culture and heritage, including Statia’s role in America’s history. The public stage is lit up every evening from 6p.m., booths are lined up along the street and wasps from delicious local dishes such as conks and dumpling color the air. Large crowds are entertained by local and international performances during free concerts featuring superstars such as Destra Garcia, Alison Hinds, Demarco, Onion and Morgan Heritage.
Red and White Parade
The Red and White Parade hosted by the islands culture department is a spectacle that takes over the island around the second week of December each year. Islanders and visitors dress up in festive colors to witness cultural performances paying fitting tribute to the theme.
Taste of the cultures
Taste of the Cultures is a community experience, a cross-cultural event, exhibiting multiple nationalities. Engaging in conversations, while having a snack or a cold drink with like-minded people from all walks of life is the concept behind the event. The event is held every last Thursday of the month. Take a break from your busy schedule to visit this finger licking event and taste a unique treat from various cultures. All dishes are shared in small portion sizes and are sold at set prices to a maximum of only 5 US dollars per serving. This gives guests the opportunity to taste as many dishes as possible.