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Calendar of Events on Bonaire

If you are visiting the island during a legal holiday, please be aware that grocery stores may be closed or have adjusted hours. Gas stations may also be closed on legal holidays. Credit cards are not accepted at gas stations so make sure you plan accordingly.


April 2024

April Weekly Events and Fitness Classes – Find the list of fitness classes and other reoccurring events on the weekly events calendar.

 

  • April 1- May 1, 2024 – Many Cultural events are happening in anticipation of Dia di Rincon through May 1st. Check out the latest article for all the details.
  • April 22, 2024 – Earth Day
  • April 23, 2024 – Dinner under the Full Moon in Rincon (Sena na Mesa Largu Bou di Lus di Luna Yen den di Rincon)This magnificent event will take place in the heart of Rincon: on the streets of Kaya Cornelis D. Crestian, where we will set a long table with 300 seats for a special 5-course traditional dinner. Find out more details in the latest article.
Dinner under the full moon
  • April 27, 2024 – Kings Day. This is a legal holiday. Some businesses and most government offices are closed. However, the Washington Slagbaai National park is open. 
  • April 27, 2024 – Boat Party – King’s Day Edition. There will be a boat part along the boulevard on King’s Day from 10 AM – 6 PM. Drinks and food will be available for purchase. Enjoy splashing around to some good music!
  • April 30, 2024 – Dia di Rincon / Rincon Day. This is a legal holiday. Some businesses and most government offices are closed. The Washington Slagbaai National Park is closed.

May 2024

May Weekly Events and Fitness Classes – Find the list of fitness classes and other reoccurring events on the weekly events calendar.

 

  • May 1, 2024 – Labor Day. This is a legal holiday. Some businesses and most government offices are closed.​
  • May 4, 2024 – International Firefighters Day
  • May 5, 2024 – Color Your Walk 2024. Enjoy participating in a Color Walk where you get splashed at12 different color spots during the walk. Walk starts at 6:15 AM with a warm up and begins at 6:30 AM. Start at 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐞𝐞𝐫𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐚𝐭𝐬 𝐒𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐥 and end at 𝐓𝐞 𝐀𝐦𝐨 𝐁𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡 with an after party. Tickets are $20 and include T-shirt and refreshments. Purchase your ticket at Lisa Convenience Store, The Bucket, or Luciano’s.
  • May 12, 2024 – Clean Coast Bonaire. Volunteer for the monthly beach cleanup. Location: Piedra Pretu from 4 PM- 6 PM. Find out more info on their website.
  • May 14, 2024 – Global Big Day. This is a 24-hour event where people worldwide who love birds go out and count species.
  • May 9, 2024 – Ascension Day. This is a legal holiday. Some businesses and most government offices are closed.
  • May 23 – June 6, 2024 – Bonaire Culinair. The event is a 15-day event is the opportunity to discover the wide variety of restaurants Bonaire has to offer. The top of culinary hotspots on Bonaire have created special menus during this time. Most participating restaurants will offer a 3-course menu for $ 39.50 but prices may vary. More details to follow. 
Bonaire Culinair Spring Edition 2024
  • May 31, 2024 – World Parrot Day

June 2024

June Weekly Events and Fitness Classes – Find the list of fitness classes and other reoccurring events on the weekly events calendar.

 

  • June 1, 2024 – World Reef Awareness Day
  • June 8, 2024 – World Oceans Day
  • June 9, 2024 – Clean Coast Bonaire. Volunteer for the monthly beach cleanup. Location: Te Amo Beach from 8 AM- 10 AM. Find out more info on their website.
  • June 9, 2024 – MoltenWolf Glass Workshop: Make your own ornaments! With the talented artists by your side, you can make a few ornaments for yourself or as gifts! You will learn all the ins and outs during the workshop. The cost of the workshop is $175. Upon registration, the cost of the class is required to secure your spot, which is fully refundable until the day of the class. The cost includes all tools and materials, snacks and beverages, and your finished pieces. The workshop will be from 1 – 4 PM. There are 8 spots available so be sure to contact MoltenWolf Glass to reserve your spot! Find out more information in our latest article.
Ornaments Workshop
  • June 16-23, 2024 – Pride Bonaire. During the 2nd Annual Pride Bonaire, there will be various events, information about health, and, of course, fun! More info to follow.
  • June 21, 2024 – International Yoga Day & Summer Solstice
  • June 23, 2024 – MoltenWolf Glass Workshop: Make your own ornaments! With the talented artists by your side, you can make a few ornaments for yourself or as gifts! You will learn all the ins and outs on what to do during the workshop. The cost of the workshop is $175. Upon registration, the cost of the class is required to secure your spot, which is fully refundable until the day of the class. The cost includes all tools and materials, snacks and beverages, and your finished pieces. The workshop will be from 1 – 4 PM. There are 8 spots available so be sure to contact MoltenWolf Glass to reserve your spot! Find out more information in our latest article.
Ornaments Workshop

July 2024

  • July 7, 2024 – MoltenWolf Glass Workshop: Make your own Mosaic! With the talented artists by your side, you can create a stunning wall piece for your home. You will learn all the ins and outs on what to do during the workshop. The cost of the workshop is $175. Upon registration, the cost of the class is required to secure your spot, which is fully refundable until the day of the class. The cost includes all tools and materials, snacks and beverages, and your finished pieces. The workshop will be from 1 – 4 PM. There are 8 spots available so be sure to contact MoltenWolf Glass to reserve your spot! Find out more information in our latest article.
Mosaics Workshop
  • July 14, 2024 – Clean Coast Bonaire. Volunteer for the monthly beach cleanup. Location: Boka Onima from 4 PM- 6 PM. Find out more info on their website.
  • July 21, 2024 – MoltenWolf Glass Workshop: Make your own Mosaic! With the talented artists by your side, you can create a stunning wall piece for your home. You will learn all the ins and outs on what to do during the workshop. The cost of the workshop is $175. Upon registration, the cost of the class is required to secure your spot, which is fully refundable until the day of the class. The cost includes all tools and materials, snacks and beverages, and your finished pieces. The workshop will be from 1 – 4 PM. There are 8 spots available so be sure to contact MoltenWolf Glass to reserve your spot! Find out more information in our latest article.
Mosaics Workshop
  • Mid July 2024 – PADI Women’s Dive Day
  • July 26, 2024 – International Day for the Conservation of the Mangroves

August 2024

  • August 4, 2024 – MoltenWolf Glass Workshop: Make your own Sushi Set! With the talented artists by your side, you can create the perfect sushi set to complement your kitchen decor. You will learn all the ins and outs on what to do during the workshop.The cost of the workshop is $175. Upon registration, the cost of the class is required to secure your spot, which is fully refundable until the day of the class. The cost includes all tools and materials, snacks and beverages, and your finished pieces. The workshop will be from 1 – 4 PM. There are 8 spots available so be sure to contact MoltenWolf Glass to reserve your spot! Find out more information in our latest article.
Sushi Set Workshop at MWG
  • August 11, 2024 – Clean Coast Bonaire. Volunteer for the monthly beach cleanup. Location: Piedra Pretu from 4 PM- 6 PM. Find out more info on their website.
  • August 25, 2024 – MoltenWolf Glass Workshop: Make your own Sushi Set! With the talented artists by your side, you can create the perfect sushi set to complement your kitchen decor. You will learn all the ins and outs on what to do during the workshop. The cost of the workshop is $175.Upon registration, the cost of the class is required to secure your spot, which is fully refundable until the day of the class. The cost includes all tools and materials, snacks and beverages, and your finished pieces. The workshop will be from 1 – 4 PM. There are 8 spots available so be sure to contact MoltenWolf Glass to reserve your spot! Find out more information in our latest article.
Sushi Set Workshop at MWG

September 2024

  • September 6, 2024 – Bonaire Day. This is a legal holiday. Some businesses and most government offices are closed.
  • September 8, 2024 – Clean Coast Bonaire. Volunteer for the monthly beach cleanup. Location: Te Amo Beach from 8 AM- 10 AM. Find out more info on their website.
  • Mid September, 2024 – Bonaire Culinair Fall Edition. ( Dates are TBD).
  • September 21, 2024 – World Cleanup Day. World Cleanup Day falls on the 3rd Saturday of September each year. Help keep Bonaire clean by picking up litter.

October 2024

  • October 7 – 12, 2024 – 57th Edition Bonaire International Regatta. Dates are TBD
  • Beginning of October – Jong Bonaire “Swim to Klein.” 22nd Edition. Typically the first weekend in October. Date is TBD
  • October 13, 2024 – Clean Coast Bonaire. Volunteer for the monthly beach cleanup. Location: Boka Onima from 4 PM- 6 PM. Find out more info on their website.
  • Mid October – Global Big Day. This is a 24-hour event where people worldwide who love birds go out and count species.

November 2024

  • November 10, 2024 – Clean Coast Bonaire. Volunteer for the monthly beach cleanup. Location: Piedra Pretu from 4 PM- 6 PM. Find out more info on their website.
  • Mid-November 2024 – Sanikolas, Sinterklaas, Old St. Nick. Arrival at Wilhelmina Park by boat. Date is TBD

December 2024

  • December 8, 2024 – Clean Coast Bonaire. Volunteer for the monthly beach cleanup. Location: Te Amo Beach from 8 AM- 10 AM. Find out more info on their website.
  • December 15, 2024 – Kingdom Day. This is a legal holiday. Some businesses and most government offices are closed.
  • Mid December 2024 – Christmas Shopping Night – Date is TBD
  • December 25, 2024 – Christmas Day. This is a legal holiday. Most businesses and government offices, including Washington Slagbaai National Park and supermarkets, are closed.
  • December 26, 2024 – Boxing Day. This is a legal holiday. Most businesses and government offices are closed.
  • December 31, 2024 – New Year’s Eve Fireworks over Bonaire

January 2025

  • January 1, 2025 – New Year’s Day. This is a legal holiday. Most businesses and government offices are closed, including the Washington Slagbaai National Park and the supermarkets.
  • January 2025 (date is TBD)- Clean Coast Bonaire. Volunteer for the monthly beach cleanup.
  • January 2025 (date is TBD) – Annual Lora (Parrot) Roost Count. Echo Foundation relies heavily on volunteers to assist with the annual parrot count.
  • End of January 2025 (date is TBD) – Ride for Roses. Ride, Walk, or Swim to support the fight against cancer. Walking is 7km or 9km. Cycling is either 13km or 20km. Swim is 700m.

February 2025

  • February 2, 2025 – World Wetland Day. World Wetlands Day occurs annually on February 2nd, marking the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on February 2, 1971. Wetlands are important wildlife areas that may include several different ecosystems, such as mangrove forests, seagrass beds, saliñas, and coral reefs nurseries.
  • February 2025 (date is TBD)- Clean Coast Bonaire. Volunteer for the monthly beach cleanup. Find out more info on their website.

 

Carnival (Karnaval) 2025 Schedule – Mid Feb 2025 (TBD) through March 4, 2025

This year is the 50th anniversary of Carnival (Karnaval) on Bonaire! It should take place mid-February through beginning of March 2025.Carnival has always ended the night prior to the beginning of Lent so the Adult Grand Parades are expected to be the 1st weekend of March. Dates are currently all TBD based on knowledge of previous years and the beginning of Lent.

    • Mid February – 1 or 2 Tumba Festivals (Dates are TBD). Learn more about Tumba. 
    • February 22nd  (Date is TBD / estimate based on previous years and beginning of Lent)– Children’s Parade in Rincon. Parade typically begins at 3 PM and ends at 6 PM (estimated times based on prior years).
    • February 23rd (Date is TBD / estimate based on previous years and beginning of Lent)  – Children’s Parade in KralendijkParade typically begins at 3 PM and ends at 6 PM (estimated times based on prior years).
    • March 1st (Date is TBD / estimate based on previous years and beginning of Lent) Adult Grand Parade in Rincon. Parade typically begins at 2 PM and ends at 6 PM (estimated times based on prior years).
    • March 2nd (Date is TBD / estimate based on previous years and beginning of Lent) – Adult Grand Parade in Kralendijk. Parade begins at 1 PM and ends at 6 PM (estimated times based on prior years). It typically begins at Van Den Tweel, passing by the stadium as it rounds the corner near Kaya Grandi, up to the church and back to Van Den Tweel).
    • March 3rd (Date is TBD / estimate based on previous year and beginning of Lent) – Children’s/ Teen / Elder Farewell Parade (Start time is TBD)
    • March 4th (Date is TBD / estimate based on previous years and beginning of Lent) – Adult Farewell Grand Parade in Kralendijk at night with the Burning of King Momo at Midnight (the night before Lent). Parade begins at 8 PM and ends at 12 AM (estimated times based on prior years).
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