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Things to Do in Aruba - Island Festivals

Carubbian Festival

The Carubbian festival was inaugurated in June 2011 takes place in San Nicolas every Thursday night from 6pm-10pm, showcasing the multicultural charms of Aruba's "Sunrise City." Tourists can purchase a package at their hotel including round-trip transportation.

The center of activities is a stage area where the audience can relax at tables and enjoy a diversity of cuisines from the region and a parade of local entertainers. The Main Street is closed to traffic becoming a pedestrian mall filled with colorful booths selling local food, local crafts and logo souvenirs, with fun activities for the entire family.

Bon Bini Festival*

Visit Fort Zoutman, the oldest building on the island, located in Oranjestad, and enjoy our famous Bon Bini Festival, a weekly local folk music and dance festival where you can catch the flavor of the island, its people, music, crafts, art, cuisine and hospitality.

"Bon Bini" means "Welcome" in Papiamento, and that is the perfect word to describe the enthusiastic environment of this festival. The festival takes place every Tuesday from 7:00-9:00 p.m. *Nominal Entrance Fee

Aruba Soul Beach Music Festival

The 13th Annual Soul Beach Music Festival will fly into Aruba May 22 - 27, 2013 for the most electrifying music festival event of the year. The 2013 Soul Beach Music Festival kicks-off Memorial Day Weekend, in Aruba's sun kissed paradise, with five days of power packed events. Join Soul Music Lovers from around the world and take part in amped up nightclubs, sizzling beach parties, music and comedy concerts. The 13th Anniversary of the Soul Beach Music Festival will be more spectacular than ever!!!!

Aruba Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival

This annual outdoor festival promises an impressive lineup of local and international musicians at Cas di Cultura. Headliners from past festivals were Michel Camilo, Praful and Randal Corsen, Ploctoons, Moonbaker, Cubop City Band, Paoli Mejias, David Sandborn, Izaline Calister, Isaac Delgado. Contact the Entertainment Group NV at Tel. (297) 588-0211 / Fax (297) 583-8606 / E-mail info@caribbeansejazz.com or visit www.caribbeanseajazz.com for additional information. Venue: Cas di Cultura, website www.casdicultura.com