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Anguilla’s 2016 Festival Del Mar

Scheduled March 26-27, 2016

Festival Del Mar | The Caribbean’s Best Seafood Festival

We’re all ready for the 2017 Festival Del Mar!

10th Annual Festival Del Mar

If you’re a seafood lover, you’re certainly not alone. Fish and shellfish pulled fresh from the sea is what the Caribbean is known for and what draws visitors from around the world. Anguilla offers the very best seafood in the region and puts these culinary delights on display at its annual Festival Del Mar.  Join us for the 2016 Festival Del Mar to be held on Easter Saturday and Sunday, March 26 and 27, 2016.

Festival Del Mar commemorates Anguilla’s seafaring heritage. This annual event celebrates all things of the sea in the beautiful fishing village of Island Harbour, which is located on the eastern tip of the island. This little fishing village has remained largely untouched by tourism and still maintains its local vibe. With colorful boats bobbing in the blue harbor and a fishing pier jutting out to catch schooners and fishing boats, it is much as it was in the early 1900s.

Sponsored jointly by the community of Island Harbour, the ATB and the Ministry of Youth & Culture, Festival Del Mar serves a dual purpose, providing the Anguillian people with the opportunity to celebrate their rich history and offering visitors a window into Anguilla’s unique cultural traditions.

2016 Festival Del Mar Island Harbour
2016 Festival Del Mar cray fish
2016 Festival Del Mar children in sea

Traditional cooking and culinary competitions, deep sea fishing competitions, swimming races, volley ball exhibitions and crab races are all “on the menu” for this fun-filled celebration. Also enjoy two days of live music and boat racing, the island’s national pastime. Local lobster features prominently, as do crab, crayfish, octopus (sea cat), fried fish, and grilled fish of many varieties are all and integral part of Festival Del Mar.

The atmosphere is relaxed and visitors are invited to wear their swimsuits in case they want to take a dip in the sea. There are also plenty of tented areas for lounging out of the sun, and domino games are played throughout the afternoons.

This 2016 Festival Del Mar, spend the Easter weekend in an idyllic way with friends and family. For more information, ivisitanguilla.com, or call 1-264-497-2759 .

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