Festivals in Aruba

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Festivals in Aruba take place all year round on the island. Many of these colorful and entertaining cultural events that are recognized internationally and draw tourists from around the globe.

Bon Bini Festival[edit]

The Bon Bini Festival takes place in Fort Zoutman, Oranjestad every Tuesday from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM all year round. Antillean dancers, drum music, and Aruban food and art can be enjoyed at the festival. Admission costs range from $3.00 to $10.00.

Aruba Piano Festival[edit]

Arguably the most prestigious music event in the Caribbean, the Aruba Piano Festival occurs in September, and features world famous pianists. The festival has developed an international reputation for its distinguished artists across a range of chamber music styles. In addition to the core chamber concert series, the festival has a number of music and education components.

Soul Beach Music Festival[edit]

The Soul Beach Music Festival is a multi-night concert series held Memorial Day weekend. The festival features popular and trendy musicians. Soul music lovers take part in nightclub events, beach parties, concerts, and comedy shows.

Aruba International Film Festival[edit]

The Aruba International Film Festival typically takes place over a week in June, bringing the international film community to Aruba. In 2011, over 45 films were featured from 18 countries and screened in 40 venues around the island.

Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival: Aruba[edit]

The Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival in Aruba is an outdoor festival featuring local and international jazz musicians. The festival presents local and international bands and artists over a two-day event in October. While jazz music is the focus, other artistic elements including dance, poetry, and art are also included in the program.

Dande Festival[edit]

The Dande Festival is one of the biggest musical events in Aruba, and takes place the last week of December. The festival features over 50 singers performing their original music along with traditional Dande songs for the new year.

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