Held every year since 1967, the South Caicos Regatta will be held once again this year from May 24 to May 27. This race, which can be viewed from beachfront Turks and Caicos is annual festival that includes everything from parade floats and Maypole dances, to a Junkanoo music contest, dancing, model competitions and a triathalon. And of course a regatta
The theme of the South Caicos Regatta this year is “keeping the vibe alive”, and is aimed at nurturing a family atmosphere in the Turks and Caicos.
On February 1966 Her majesty the Queen and Prince Phillip visited South Caicos arriving from Grand Turk on board the HMS Britannia. It was the first royal visit to TCI (still a British Overseas Territory), and many thought the “SAIL PAST – SALUTE” of the local sloops were the highlights of the day. Learn more about the fascinating history of the South Caicos Regatta here.
Following the Regatta, stay tuned for the first-ever Turks and Caicos International Flag Festival. The TCI is truly international place, with people coming from all over the world to work here, and to play here. The Turks and Caicos is home to a truly multi-cultural society, and it’s also easier to get from here to there and back again than every before (New York and Toronto, for example, are only about 3 hours away by air).
Flag Fest 2012 will include a kickoff party and a beach picnic. The grand event will be a motorcade and flag party including the Little Miss Flag Fest Pageant at the National Stadium on Venetian Road on Providenciales.
On Sunday, June 3 a Beach Party and Food Festival will be held June 4 at the Children’s Park on the Lower Bight Road.