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Vanuatu Events & Festivals - 2016

By Total Marine Solutions — last modified Jun 17, 2016 02:06 PM
This is a list of events and festival from now through to year end, that may be of interest to cruisers. Our thanks to Pete Wederell of Total Marine Solutions, for sending these through to noonsite.

Published: 2016-06-16 23:00:00
Countries: Vanuatu

Vanuatu Events & Festivals - 2016

Courtesy of Sailing Ministries

JUNE

01/06: Espiritu Santo Aore swim, Santo Island, Tel: +678 36705 - www.oceanswimsafaris.com

11/06: St Barnabas Religious and Cultural, Nerenewman Village, Mota-Island.
Contact Olivette  Doroni (Department of Tourism, TORBA)  Tel: +678 5977429

12-13/06: Masters in Paradise Rowing Regatta, Port-Vila
Tel: +678 77 42192 - mastersinparadise@vanuaturowing.com

18/07: SHEFA Day. Public Holiday (for people from/ living in SHEFA province).

21/06: Fête de la Musique - www.alliancefr.vu

26-28/06 : Vanuatu Open Water Swim - www.oceanswimsafaris.com

Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday: Nagol (traditional land diving).
Londot, Lonorore, Rangusuksu – South Pentecost Island.
Tel: +678 77 23 374/ +678 53 48 846

JULY

Date TBC - TVL Ultimate Survivor Event.
Tel: 081111 (calling from Vanuatu) and +678 77 81111 ( calling from overseas)

14-15/07: Fanla Festival, North Ambrym. Tel: +678 7793369.

20-21/07: Namagi Luwan Man Bush 2 days Mini Cultural Festival, Unua south Malekula. Tel: +678 7711620.

21-22/07: Yam & Magic Festival, Olal, North  Ambrym.
Contact Chief Sekor +678 5907659.
reservations@malampa.travel - http://www.malekula.travelnamagi-luwan-manbush-mini-festival.html
Tel: +678 48 888

23-27-30/07: Vanuatu Junior Tennis Tournament, Port-Vila, Tel: +678 7742885 or bryvam@yahoo.com.au

24/07: Childrens Day, Public Holiday

24-25/08: Maskelyne Canoe Race and Festival Sakao Island, Malekula. Tel: +678 7783524

25/07: Childrens Day. Public Holiday.

23-24/07: Santo Rodeo, Espiritu Santo Island. Tel: +678 5916359.

29/07: Laman Bay Outrigger Canoe Race. Contact: Mr Tasso, Tel: +678 5649107

30/07: Independence Day. Public Holiday.

30/07: Independence Sail Past - Club Social - mailto:info@vanuatucruisingyachtclub.org

31/07: Independence Public Holiday

AUGUST

Date TBC: Microfinance Trade Fair Day, Contact Alick Berry VCCI - Email: alickberry4@gmail.com

05/08: Lamap Art Festival – Lamap Malekula. Tel: +678 54 36 814

05-06/08: Lamap Art and Cultural Festival - Contact Tito, Tel: +678 5436814

06/07: Vanuatu Junior Tennis Tournament, Port Vila, Tel: +678 7742885 or bryvam@yahoo.com.au

09/08: Nalawan Festival, SW Bay ,Malekula Island. Tel: +678 5366168/5639907

13/08: Kiwanis Race day. Contact Maxwell Macgill: presidentkiwanisvanuatu@gmail.com

15-28/08: Tennis Regional Tournament, Port-Vila. Tel: + 678 7742885 or bryvam@yahoo.com.au

23-24/08: Lakona Bay Festival. Lakona Bay, Gaua Island. Tel: +678 59 77 429 or odorony@vanuatu.gov.vu

24/08: St Bartholomew, religious, Sisiol Village,Vanualava. Tel: +678 59 77 429 or odorony@vanuatu.gov.vu

25/08: Nalint Big Nambas Cultural Art Festival . Tel: 7799240/7755643/5618649, Email: narinhabah@gmail.com/reservations@malampa.travel

25-27/08: Back to my Roots Festival. Halhal fantor/ Olal - Ambrym Island. Contact Chief Sekor on Tel: +678 59 07 659 / Winifa Mael +678 56 39 893 • http://www.ambrym.travel/back-to-my-roots-festival.html

27/08: La Piste Bleu, Contact Unelco Vanuatu. Tel: +678 26000

29/08 : Luganville Day – Anniversary of Luganville. Tel: +678 36637

30/08-01/09: Vanua Lava Festival. Vanua Lava Island. Tel: +678 59 77 429 or odorony@vanuatu.gov.vu

SEPTEMBER

6-11/09: Vanuatu Golf Open, Bryan Death - Email: bryan@tmsvanuatu.com or Melanie Spann: mel_nat_spann@hotmail.com

16/09: PENAMA Day. Public Holiday (for people from/ living in PENAMA province).

22-23/09 : Paama Island Mini Art Festival, Sand Drawing Festival, Paama Island. Tel: +678  5939483.

23/09: SANMA Day. Public Holiday (for people from/ living in SANMA province).

OCTOBER

02/10: TORBA Day. Public Holiday (for people from/ living in TORBA province).

05/10: Constitution Day. Public Holiday.

05-11/10: Weleley Kortien Music Festival, Malekula Island. E-mail: reservations@malampa.travel http://www.malekula.travel

08/10: TAFEA Day. Public Holiday (for people from/ living in TAFEA province). In Tanna will be Tanna Fire Music Festivals.

10/10: MALAMPA Day. Public Holiday (for people from/ living in MALAMPA province).

15-22-29/10: Vanuatu Junior Tennis Tournament, Port-Vila. Tel: + 678 7742885 or bryvam@yahoo.com.au

26/10: President Coolidge Anniversary, Santo Island. Tel: + 67837365 /5547001.

NOVEMBER

TBA        Lukaotem Gud Santo Festival, Tony Antfalo, Tel: +678 7792089

TBA        Fest’ Napuan. Efate Island - www.festnapuan.info

01/11 : All Saints Religious, Tatuve Village, Vanualava Island

26/11: Vanuatu DJ Festival. Port-Vila – Efate Island. Tel: +678 77 43 174 or  pascaldg@vanuatu.cc http://www.facebook.vanuatudjfestival.com

29/11: Unity Day - Public Holiday.

30/11: St Andrews & Traditional Leaf Fishing Festival, Religious and Cultural - Rah Island, Motalava

30/11: St Andrew Festival, Religious and Cultural - Namasari Village, Gaua Island

DECEMBER

05-10 / 12: Tennis Regional Tournament, Port-Vila. Tel: + 678 7742885 or bryvam@yahoo.com.au

Date TBA Christmas in the Park, Port Vila & Luganville

25/12: Christmas Day.

26/12: Family Day. Public holiday.

27/12: St John, Religious and Cultural, Avar Village, Motalava Island.

Dates to be confirmed.

  • Wilco Round Island Relay, Contact Carleeva Tel: +678 22385
  • Promedical Survivor Game, Mele Bay Efate, Contact Irma Red on Tel: 5550777 or email: survivorseptember@yahoo.com .
  • Note:
    Please reconfirm details & dates with event organizers directly, using the contact details provided.
    For updates on the events, visit
    http://vanuatu.travel/index.php/en/things-to-do/events-and-festivals or you can contact:

    VISITORS INFORMATION CENTER
    Pilioko House (opposite Sound Centre duty free shop), Lini Highway, Port-Vila, Vanuatu
    Tourism Info line +678 22 813 • Tel +678 22 515 • Fax +678 23 889
    Email tourism@vanuatu.travel • Website www.vanuatu.travel

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