Island Happenings

BVI articles of current and previous arts, entertainment and events happening around the islands.

July, 2017

  • 8 July

    For Future Cruisers

    If you’re looking for a fun and educational way for the kids to pass the time this summer, the instructors at the BVI Yacht Club have got you covered with youth sailing camps at Nanny Cay. Kids ages 6 and up are welcome, but the club believes in safety first, …

June, 2017

  • 12 June

    Summer Sizzle 2017

    Hot Fashions, Cool Celebrities Summer Sizzle, the BVI fashion event of the year, will once again be strutting its stuff in July. The much anticipated 2017 event brings celebrity guests, and international and local models together for a week of high fashion and glamorous events. This year’s celebrities include Taraji P. …

  • 8 June

    Party like a Black Boater

    The Black Boaters Summit celebrates its twentieth year   The Black Boaters Summit, a staple of the BVI cruising circuit, will be celebrating its 20th year this summer. Inspired by Paul Mixon, a travel agent and event planner specializing in the US African American community, BBS is comprised of a fun-filled …

  • 8 June

    Sea and Salsa at the Bitter End

    To complement the festivities, the popular yachting resort, The Bitter End Yacht Club, will be holding its 17th Sea and Salsa Celebration, bringing world-class cuisine, water sports activities and entertainment to the event from July 21-24. There will also be a lobster fest, a scavenger hunt and a cooking demonstration …

  • 8 June

    Christmas in July on Virgin Gorda

    In the summer doldrums? Need to add some holiday spirit to your life? Then join a flotilla of Puerto Rican boaters, along with dozens of other fun-loving party-goers for Christmas in July in Virgin Gorda’s North Sound. Held this year on July 23rd, Christmas in July attracts hundreds of boats …

  • 8 June

    A Watery World

    Virgin Islands Search and Rescue, the all-volunteer organization that keeps BVI waters safe for boaters, is holding the annual 2017 Swim & Sup The Sound on Sunday, June 4th. At this fun event, swimmers and standup paddle boarders join together with family and friends for a day of competition, food, …

  • 1 June

    Firecracker 500 Fun

    Celebrate that quintessential American holiday, the Fourth of July, BVI-style with the Firecracker 500. This sailing race is a pursuit style race taking participants around Sandy Cay and other area islands. Sponsored by the Loyal West End Yacht Club, this popular and fun-filled competition will take place on Saturday, July …

February, 2017

  • 27 February

    Memory on Canvas

    Lutia “Tai” Durante

    An exhibition at the Sugar Works Museum will feature the works of artist Lutia Durante Whether they’re soothing seascapes or vibrant abstracts, oil paintings or sculptures bent from copper, Lutia “Tai” Durante’s pieces are nearly always about one thing: reminiscence. “It’s documenting my memory,” he said recently. Lutia (pronounced Lou-tay) …