Jul 22


St Lucia's carnival season gets going in June, and culminates July 15-21, with steel band and calypso and soca monarch competitions, a carnival queen show, several days of street parties, and, on July 21, a spectacular pageant through Castries. 
Admission: free to watch the main parades
Contact: luciancarnival.com

Aug 31

Chocolate Heritage Month

Plantation tours, exclusive chocolate-inspired spa treatments and menus to celebrate the role cacao and chocolate plays in St Lucia today and in the island's heritage. 
Admission: varies
Contact: St Lucia Tourist Board (stlucianow.com)

May 10

St Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival

A major, long-standing, annual jazz festival – 2015 will be its 24th year – featuring big international names, and not just jazz, but R&B, soul, pop, reggae and soca too. Pigeon Island is the main venue, but concerts and events take place all over the island.
Admission: varies
Contact: stluciajazz.org