Hey friends! Here’s a roundup of some of the amazing events going on around the BVI over the coming weeks! We hope to see you at some of them, and if you need more info on any of them, feel free to ask/reach out!
18 November: VISAR Gourmet Gathering (Road Town, Tortola): One of our favorite nonprofit organizations is hosting its annual Gourmet Gathering at the Governor’s residence in Road Town. It’s always a fabulous evening to “sample delicious bites, enjoy live entertainment, an auction and an open bar.” Restaurants attending this year include Brandywine Estate Restaurant, Cabernet, CamDem Market, Fantasia by giorgio’s, Cocomaya, Family Bakery, The Island Last Resort, Pirates Bight, Road Town Wholesale, Scrub Island, The Soup Kitchen, and more. There are a few tickets left, but let us know ASAP, if you are interested in attending!
18 November: On the Rocks Bar Crawl (starts in The Valley, Virgin Gorda): The third annual On The Rocks Bar Crawl is a fun event with games, music, and food. One of the most popular of the bar crawls last year, this event is always a ton of fun—and this year will be no different. See http://bvifoodfete.com/event/on-the-rocks-bar-crawl/ for more info.
19 November: Taste of Virgin Gorda (Nail Bay Estate, Virgin Gorda): Take it from event organizers, and “don’t miss out on your chance to sample tantalising food, incredible wines, and amazing entertainment on the water’s edge!” Arturo Tappin will be performing. See http://bvifoodfete.com/taste-of-virgin-gorda/ for more info.
20 November: Cooper Island Rum Fest (Cooper Island): Join the Cooper Island Beach Club from noon to 4 p.m. for live music, specialty cocktails, and rum-inspired sweet and savory treats. Check out the club’s Facebook page (Cooper Island Beach Club) for more info.
21-25 November: Hobie Fun Week at Bitter End (North Sound, Virgin Gorda): Join Bitter End Yacht Club (BEYC) for its 18th annual Hobie Fun Week! There will be racing and instruction on Hobie Waves and Getaways, as well as on Hobie kayaks and SUPs. This year will also feature the Pan Virgin Gorda Hobie Challenge, featuring teams from the BEYC, Necker Island, Eustatia Island, and others. For more information, contact the Bitter End Watersports & Activities group via Facebook.
24 November: Thanksgiving Feast at Foxy’s Tamarind Bar (Great Harbour, Jost Van Dyke): Thanksgiving in the BVI?! Of course! Foxy’s will be hosting its annual Thanksgiving Feast. Call 284-495-9258 for reservations. Looking for something closer to the Tortola home base on Thanksgiving? Both Fish N' Lime and Pusser’s in Soper’s Hole will be hosting feasts. Give us a ring, if you’re interested in reservations.
25 November: The Lobster Crawl (Anegada): Recently added to the annual Lobster Fest slate of activities, the Lobster Crawl’s scheduled stops include Big Bamboo, Cow Wreck, Potters By The Sea, Wonky Dog, Whispering Pines, Anegada Reef Hotel, and Lil Bit. See http://bvifoodfete.com/event/the-lobster-crawl/ for more info.
26 November: Royal BVI Yacht Club Family FunSail (Nanny Cay, Tortola): Has it been a while since you’ve been out on a Laser or 420? Or maybe you’d like to try your hand at an IC24? Any kids visiting who would like to try out an Opti? Now’s the chance! The Yacht Club will be hosting this open sail from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for members and non-members alike. Shoot Commodore Todd an email to let him know you’re interested.
26-27 November: Anegada Lobster Fest (Anegada): This annual event is the best excuse ever to celebrate everything lobster! Scheduled to commemorate the start of lobster season in the BVI, the Lobster Fest features talented local chefs who will be preparing, cooking, and serving plated sample lobster dishes at participating Anegada restaurants. Participating restaurants include Wonky Dog, Big Bamboo, Cow Wreck, Flash of Beauty, Pomato Point Restaurant, Anegada Reef Hotel, Potters By The Sea, Neptune’s Treasure, Whispering Pines, and The Lobster Trap. For more info, visit http://bvifoodfete.com/anegada-lobster-festival/.
2-3 December: Christmas on De Castro Street (Road Town, Tortola): This event is an excellent opportunity to pick up holiday gifts and stocking stuffers for loved ones who live outside the BVI. De Castro Street is turned into a pedestrian walkway, and attendees are treated to live music while they browse the array of food and gift vendors’ offerings.
10 December: Peg Legs 'Round Tortola Race (Nanny Cay, Tortola): The Royal BVI Yacht Club presents its annual Peg Legs 'Round Tortola race—now in its 47th year—offering different classes for racing, performance cruising, cruising, and multihull entrants. Registration will take place at the Nanny Cay Beach Bar on 9 December from 6 to 8 p.m. Think your boat is particularly fast? The records to beat are 3:08:43 for monohulls and 2:33:40 for multihulls for the 37-mile course. Not too fussed about breaking records? It’s still a great time! B&G & Carib Blue’s very own skipper, Todd Patterson, is currently commodore of the Yacht Club, so shoot him an email, if you’re interested in racing.
14 December: Full Moon Party at Bomba’s (Apple Bay, Tortola) and Trellis Bay (Beef Island): Whilst Bomba’s Full Moon Party is a bit more legendary—in a party ’til you howl at the moon kind of way—the Trellis Bay celebration offers a more relaxed family vibe. Both are can’t miss events!