There a couple of Turks and Caicos events coming up this month we think our guest should know about: the Caicos Regatta and the all-new Turks and Caicos international flag festival.
Every year since 1967, TCI has hosted the South Caicos Regatta. an annual festival that features everything from parade floats and Maypole dances, to a Junkanoo music contest, dancing, model competitions and a triathalon. And of course, the event includes a regatta with participants from all over the Turks and Caicos Island chain, and even from other parts of the Caribbean and the North American mainland.
This year, the Caicos Regatta will be held from Thursday, May 24, 2012 to Sunday, May 27, on South Caicos (contact our concierge to get information about how to travel to South Caicos from Provo).
The Caicos Regatta dates back to February 1966, when Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip visited South Caicos on board the beautiful (and now sadly retired) royal yacht HMS Britannia. It was the first royal visit to TCI (still a British Overseas Territory even today), and of the people attending thought the “SAIL PAST – SALUTE” of the local sloops were the highlights of the day. Learn more about the fascinating history of the South Caicos Regatta here.
This year the theme of the Regatta is “Keeping the Vibe Alive”. It means this family-friendly event will be offer plenty of fun for everyone. It’s a great chance to learn more about
TCI Flag Festival
Following the Regatta, stay tuned for the first-ever Turks and Caicos International Flag Festival. The TCI is truly international place, with people coming from all over the world to work here, and to play here. The Turks and Caicos is home to a truly multi-cultural society, and it’s also easier to get from here to there and back again than every before (New York and Toronto, for example, are only about 3 hours away by air).
Flag Fest 2012 will include a kickoff party and a beach picnic. The grand event will be a motorcade and flag party including the Little Miss Flag Fest Pageant at the National Stadium on Venetian Road on Providenciales.
On Sunday, June 3 a Beach Party and Food Festival will be held June 4 at the Children’s Park on the Lower Bight Road.
The Sands at Grace Bay is a Turks and Caicos Resort.