Nevis Culturama Festival 2024

Nevis Culturama Festival

Event Date:

July 25, 2024

Event Time:

12:00 am

Event Location:

Nevis Island

The Festival

The Nevis Culturama Festival stands as a pinnacle of celebration on the island, inviting locals and visitors alike to revel in the richness of Nevisian culture. Spanning from July 25th to August 6th, 2024, this jubilant event promises an immersive experience like no other.  Check out the Nevis Culturama 50 schedule and dates below.

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Rooted in the vibrant history of Nevis, the Culturama Festival traces its origins back to 1974 when it was first conceived to commemorate the island’s emancipation from slavery. Over the decades, it has evolved into a grand celebration of Nevisian identity, serving as a testament to the resilience and creativity of its people. As we commemorate its 50th anniversary in 2024, the festival stands as a testament to the enduring spirit of Nevis.


Nevis Island

Nestled in the heart of the Caribbean, Nevis Island exudes an irresistible charm that captivates all who set foot upon its shores. With its lush landscapes, pristine beaches, and warm hospitality, Nevis offers a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Here, time seems to slow down, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in the beauty of nature and the rich tapestry of local culture.


The Festival: A Cultural Extravaganza

Photo credit: Nevis Tourism Authority

The Nevis Culturama Festival is a vibrant celebration of the island’s cultural heritage, showcasing a kaleidoscope of traditions, music, dance, and cuisine. From the moment you arrive, you’ll be swept up in the festive atmosphere, as the island comes alive with color and sound.


Parades and Performances

One of the highlights of the festival is the dazzling array of parades that wind their way through the streets of Nevis. Adorned in elaborate costumes and accompanied by pulsating rhythms, these parades pay homage to the island’s diverse cultural influences. From traditional folklore to modern interpretations, each procession offers a glimpse into the rich tapestry of Nevisian culture.

In addition to the parades, the festival features a lineup of electrifying music performances that showcase the island’s vibrant music scene. From calypso and reggae to soca and steelpan, the sounds of Nevis fill the air, inviting visitors to dance the night away beneath the starry Caribbean sky.


Cuisine and Culinary Delights

No festival would be complete without delicious food, and the Nevis Culturama Festival is no exception. Throughout the event, visitors are treated to a tantalizing array of culinary delights, showcasing the island’s diverse culinary heritage. From savory seafood dishes to spicy island delicacies, there’s something to tempt every palate.


Dance Competitions and Cultural Workshops

For those looking to get more involved, the festival offers a range of dance competitions and cultural workshops that provide a hands-on experience of Nevisian culture. Whether you’re a seasoned dancer or a novice enthusiast, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. From traditional folk dances to modern choreography, these competitions celebrate the artistry and creativity of Nevisian dance.


Exploring Nevis Island

Beyond the festival grounds, Nevis offers a wealth of opportunities for exploration and adventure. Take a hike through the lush rainforest of the Nevis Peak, or lounge on the sun-kissed shores of Pinney’s Beach. Dive beneath the waves and discover vibrant coral reefs teeming with marine life, or embark on a historical tour of the island’s charming colonial villages.


Conclusion: Embrace the Magic of Nevis Culturama

Last lap Nevis Culturama

Photo credit: Nevis Tourism Authority

As the 50th anniversary of the Nevis Culturama Festival approaches, there’s never been a better time to experience the magic of this enchanting island. From its rich history and vibrant culture to its breathtaking landscapes and warm hospitality, Nevis offers a truly unforgettable experience for all who visit. So come join us as we celebrate this milestone occasion and immerse yourself in the beauty and wonder of Nevis Culturama.




Event Timelines

Sunday July 14th

Jr. SOCADON (Junior Soca Monarch Competition) Venue: Cultural Village

Thursday July 25th

Official Opening Ceremony of Culturama 50. Venue: Cultural Complex

Friday July 26th

Culturama 50 Golden Jubilee Ceremony. Venue: Malcolm Guishard Recreational Park

Sunday July 28th

Ms. Culture Swimwear and Mr. Kool Contest. Venue: Cultural Complex

Monday July 29th

Poets In The Square. Venue: War Memorial Square

BONI Panorama Contest. Venue: Cultural Complex

Tuesday July 30th

Poets In The Square. Venue: War Memorial Square

Mr. and Ms. Talented Youth Pageant. Venue: Cultural Complex

Wednesday July 31st


Homecoming Celebration. Venue: Nevisian Heritage Village

Poets In The Square. Venue: War Memorial Square

Homecoming Gala. Venue: Malcolm Guishard Recreational Park

Thursday August 1st

Poets In The Square. Venue: War Memorial Square

Junior Cultural Street Parade. Venue: Charlestown

Soca Monarch Contest. Venue: Cultural Village

Friday August 2nd

Poets In The Square. Venue: War Memorial Square

Senior Calypso Finals. Venue: Cultural Complex

Saturday August 3rd

Culturama 50 Art, Craft and Cultural Food Fair. Venue: Malcolm Guishard Recreational Park

Culturama 50 Emancipation Concert. Venue: Cultural Village

Sunday August 4th

Culturama Soca Cruise  Venue: Prince Devonte

Ms. Culture Queen Pageant. Venue: Cultural Complex

Monday August 5th

Emancipation J'ouvert Jump Up. Venue: Charlestown

Herberts Beach Affair 12Pm - 12AM - 8AM

MS Caribbean Culture Queen Pageant. Venue:Cultural Complex

Tuesday August 6th

Culturama Street Parade and Last Lap. Venue: Charlestown

Event FAQs

Where can I find somewhere to stay?

Checkout our Nevis hotels page for places to stay on Nevis.

The Nevis Tourism Authority website has a list of rooms and properties available for the Culturama 50 event.

  • Nevis Island
  • Nevis
  • St Kitts & Nevis

Event Schedule Details

  • July 25, 2024 12:00 am   -   August 6, 2024 12:00 am
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