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2022 Events

January

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February

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March

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April

Apr 02

April 2, 2022 Bario Festival Antriol- Edition Young Entrepreneurs

Bario Festival taking place in the neighborhood of Antriol. Tourist can meet locals and experience cultural activities and see what the locals make.

Apr 18

April 18, 2022 Monday Easter day Simadan 2022 (Harvest) Festival Rincon

Simadan stems from Bonaire’s slave days and celebrates the growing season’s harvest (typically March/April). The festive harvest celebration in Bonaire varies from other places, perhaps, as a direct result of the way slaves on Bonaire were treated.Bonaire’s slaves grew crops for owners and some were permitted personal crops as well, a “liberty” not usually afforded to slaves elsewhere. Personal gains gave Bonairean slaves reason to celebrate at Simadan, while slaves in Curacao, for example, witnessed harvest going only to the owners and lamented instead.After Bonaire’s slavery abolition in 1863, most slaves received land. Together, families took turns helping to harvest and celebrating the crops throughout Simadan. Similarly today, families and friends gather to help harvest sorghum and maize, while the farmer supplies food and drink (rum) for the party.

Apr 27

April 27, 2022 King's Birthday 2022 (Local Holiday)

An official government ceremony in honor of King Willem Alexander Is followed by numerous events and celebrations. @ Kralendijk.

Apr 30

April 30, 2022 Dia di Rincon Cultural Event 2022

Rincon Day is a special day on the island of Bonaire, where the focus is in the oldest town of
Bonaire and the Dutch Caribbean. Visitors can enjoy an array of local cuisines and listen to local
music and traditional dances. All of these activities take place in the center of Rincon where
locals and visitors meet and enjoy several cultural festivities. Tourism Corporation Bonaire (TCB)
will be participating in the grand parade, with their group named: TCB & friends Culture Group.

May

May 01

May 1, 2022 Labor Day 2022 (Official Holiday)

Labor Day (Official Holiday) No Event. Shops, Banks and Office is Closed.
TCB & Friends Group Simadan Parade @ Kralendijk.

May 28

May 28, 2022 Bario Festival Nikiboko

Bario Festival taking place in the neighborhood of Nikiboko. Tourist can meet locals and experience cultural activities and see what the locals make.

June

Jun 11

June 11, 2022 Taste of Bonaire Event 2022 (Talent Edition)

At the Taste of Bonaire, visitors will have the opportunity to experience food, culture, local
handicrafts and all things offered on Bonaire. On top of that, visitors will have the opportunity
to taste signature dishes of well-known restaurants offered at special prices @ Wilhelmina Park
Start at 6pm.

Jun 14

June 14-17, 2022 Bonaire Rum Week

Bonaire Rum Week, a celebration of the world of Caribbean rum, featuring cocktail competitions, exquisite rum pairing dinners, beach parties and the chance to taste some of the world’s finest rums. Set to take place from June 14-17, 2022. For the most up to date information, schedule, events and partners about Bonaire Rum Week, visit www.bonairerumweek.com

July

Jul 30

July 30, 2022 Bario Festival Tera Kora

Bario Festival taking place in the neighborhood of Tera Kora. Tourist can meet locals and experience cultural activities and see what the locals make.

August

Aug 06

August 6, 2022 Taste of Bonaire Event 2022 (Recycle Edition)

At the Taste of Bonaire, visitors will have the opportunity to experience food, culture, local
handicrafts and all things offered on Bonaire. On top of that, visitors will have the opportunity
to taste signature dishes of well-known restaurants offered at special prices @ Wilhelmina Park
Start at 6pm.

September

Sep 06

September 6, 2022 Bonaire Flag Day 2022 (Local Holiday)

A local holiday where the entire island of Bonaire celebrates the existence of the island. Most of
the time it is held within a chosen town on Bonaire where locals and visitors dance, eat, drink
on the streets with several entertainment bands. The Motorcycle event is also one of the major
highlights of this day where over 400 participants with their motorcycles are flown in from
around the world and take a tour of the island as part of the national Flag Day ceremony.

Sep 24

September 24, 2022 Taste of Bonaire Event 2022 (Tourism Day)

At the Taste of Bonaire, visitors will have the opportunity to experience food, culture, local
handicrafts and all things offered on Bonaire. On top of that, visitors will have the opportunity
to taste signature dishes of well-known restaurants offered at special prices @ Wilhelmina Park
Start at 6pm.

Sep 27

September 27, 2022 World Tourism Day 2022

On this special day, to make our youth more aware of what is really important for Bonaire, the Tourism Corporation Bonaire provides a book to all the elementary schools. Topics in this books every year again varies, as the tourism industry has a great variety. Tourism Corporation Bonaire hopes in this way to get locals growing up interested in the industry.

October

Oct 03

October 3-8, 2022 Bonaire Sailing Regatta 2022

The 55th edition of the Bonaire Regatta takes place from October 3-8, 2022. During this
event the bay will be filled with sails from all kinds of sailing divisions, all competing for their
class championship.

November

Nov 05

November 5, 2022 Taste of Bonaire HEALTHY 2022

At the Taste of Bonaire Wellness, visitors will have the opportunity to experience Healthy Food,
Local grown products and all things wellness related offered on Bonaire. On top of that, visitors
will have the opportunity to participate interactive activities such as Zumba, Yoga, Etc.
@ Wilhelmina Park Start at 5pm till 10pm.

December

Dec 10

December 10, 2022 Bario Festival Nort'i Saliña

Bario Festival taking place in the neighborhood of Nort'i Saliña. Tourist can meet locals and experience cultural activities and see what the locals make.

Bario Festiva

Dec 17

December 17, 2022 Bonaire Christmas Shopping Night/ Fiesta di Bari 2022

At the Bonaire Christmas Shopping Night, visitors will have the opportunity to experience
amazing shopping with discount in most of the stores in Kaya Grandi and Kaya Grandi adjacent.
On top of that, visitors will have the opportunity to see the elderly Christmas themed parade.
And also local Christmas dishes will be available downtown. @ Kaya Grandi and Kaya Grandi adjacent start at 6pm till 10pm.