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Festivals 2024 in Guadeloupe

Festivals occupy a special place, bringing locals and visitors together in an atmosphere of conviviality and celebration. Here's a look at some of Guadeloupe's most emblematic festivals:

festival-guadeloupe-car-rental © Credit source : Canva

Karukera One Love Festival

📍 Guadeloupe, Plage de roseau - Capesterre Belle-Eau 6

📅 March 30 & 31, 2024

🎶 Music: Zouk, Reggae, Dancehall

🌺 Celebration of Unity and Love

Karukera One Love in Guadeloupe this year promises an enchanting experience in the heart of the Caribbean. Get ready to immerse yourself in the island's cultural richness, where the musical fusion of genres such as zouk, reggae and dancehall creates an electrifying atmosphere. More than just a musical celebration, this event embodies the spirit of "One Love", highlighting unity and love within the Guadeloupean community.

🎉 Vibrant Programming

karukera-one-love Source : Karukera One Love official website

As well as a host of other artists including Les Aiglons, Warped, Kalash, Mr Vegas, KAÏ and many more...

🌮 Local flavors and crafts

The festivities aren't limited to music. Visitors will have the opportunity to sample local culinary delights, discovering Guadeloupe's rich gastronomy. Local crafts will also take center stage, offering a total immersion in Karukera culture.

🚗 Parking (vehicle):

Parking Vélodrome (Baie-Mahault)

Plage de Viard (Petit-Bourg)

Zac de Fromager (Capesterre B-E)

Parc de Ste-Marie 1 (Capesterre B-E)

Parc de Ste-Marie 2 (Capesterre B-E)

Bélair (Capesterre B-E)

Bélair elementary school (Capesterre B-E)

🚌 Shuttles :

Shuttles Basse-Terre (Rond point 4 chevaux)

Baie-Mahault shuttles

Shuttles Capesterre town hall

🚗♻️ Carpooling :

Collège Bélair (Capesterre B-E) with the Dépozé application

💃 Visit for more information

Why take part?

Karukera One Love isn't just a festival, it's a celebration of life, diversity and shared love. By joining this event, you'll discover the true essence of Guadeloupe, where music and culture come together to create an unforgettable experience. Come celebrate unity in diversity, love to the sound of the Caribbean and let yourself be swept away by the magic of Karukera One Love in Guadeloupe. 🌟

Pointe-à-Pitre Music Festival

📍 Pointe- à-Pitre, Guadeloupe

📅 June 21

🎶 Music: zouk, reggae, Creole jazz, gwo-ka etc.

🤗- Festive atmosphere

Worldwide celebration

Promoting music

Why do we love it?

The Fête de la Musique in Pointe-à-Pitre is an unmissable annual event celebrating the diversity and richness of the Guadeloupean music scene. Every year on June 21, the streets of Pointe-à-Pitre come alive with the sound of music, welcoming local artists from all horizons for open-air concerts and dynamic performances.

Diverse musical genres such as zouk, reggae, Creole jazz, gwo-ka and many others resonate throughout the city, creating an electric and festive atmosphere. Locals and visitors alike come together to enjoy a day dedicated to music, in a spirit of sharing, conviviality and celebration of Guadeloupean culture.

The Fête de la Musique is the perfect opportunity to discover new talent, dance to the beat of the drums and experience moments of joy and happiness in the heart of the lively city.

Westindies Green Festival

📍 Le Moule, Guadeloupe - Stade municipal du Moule Jacques-Ponrémy

📅 June 22 & 23, 2024

🎶 Traditional music: drumming

🤗 - Promoting eco-responsible practices

  • Community involvement

  • Environmental awareness

  • Cultural diversity

🚍 Shuttles :

  • CIRCUIT 1 - Zone De Damencourt + College Général Charles De Gaulle. Departure every hour from 14:00 to 18:00 and return every hour from 23:00 to 01:00.

  • CIRCUIT 2 - Collège Guenette + Plage De L'autre Bord. Departure every hour from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and return every hour from 11:00 p.m. to 01:00 a.m.

🚗 Parking places (vehicle):

  • Collège Guenette

  • Damencourt shopping zone

  • Collège Général de Gaulle

  • La plage l'Autre bord le Moule

  • Zone du Sergent

🏍️ Parking area (2-wheelers and bicycles): Two-wheeler and bicycle parking will be provided at the municipal crèche in Le Moule, rue oeillets.

🚌 Public transport :

  • Via the TUNGT network:> Line 2 - Sergent stop

  • Via the KARULIS network > Line SA3 - Nelson Mandela stop

  • Via RÉGIONAL network> Line 101 - 111 - L'Autre Bord stop

west-indies-green-festival Credit source : facebook westindies green festival

Why go?

The Westindies Green Festival is much more than just an event: it's a celebration of the Caribbean's collective commitment to the environment. This unique festival brings together people from all walks of life around a common cause: the promotion of a sustainable lifestyle that respects the planet.

Through a variety of activities, from inspiring talks and hands-on workshops to educational exhibitions and concrete action on the ground, the Westindies Green Festival offers a dynamic platform to raise awareness, educate and mobilize communities towards more environmentally-friendly practices.

By highlighting innovative local and regional initiatives and encouraging dialogue and collaboration, this festival embodies hope for a greener, more sustainable future for the Caribbean and beyond.

The Sainte-Anne Gwo-Ka Festival

📍 Sainte-Anne, Guadeloupe

📅 In July

🎶 Traditional music: drumming

🤗- Transmission of culture

  • Celebration of the traditional

  • Showcasing local artists

  • Highlighting a local tradition

festival-gwoka © Credit source : facebook festival gwoka

Immerse yourself in Guadeloupean tradition

Gwo-Ka, the traditional Guadeloupean music of the sugar cane plantations, takes center stage at the Festival de Gwo-Ka de Sainte-Anne. For several days, this commune in the south of the island vibrates to the rhythm of "ka" drums and traditional songs, in an atmosphere of celebration and sharing.

On the program: concerts, dance and percussion workshops, craft demonstrations and tastings of Creole specialities. The Gwo-Ka Festival is an opportunity to plunge into the heart of Guadeloupean culture and celebrate the island's African heritage through its music and traditions.

The "All Day In" Festival

📍 Le Moule, Guadeloupe

📅 July 20 & 21

🎶 Music: electro-Caribbean and Francophone and international rap

🤗 Festive atmosphere

  • Guadeloupe's influence

  • Musical diversity

all-day-in-adi © Credit source : Facebook All Day In

All Day In in Guadeloupe, we love it!

The "All Day In" Festival in Guadeloupe is a unique celebration of the island's cultural and natural wealth, offering visitors total immersion in its living heritage.

During this dynamic event, festival-goers have the opportunity to enjoy unique experiences ranging from culinary demonstrations of authentic Creole dishes to spellbinding musical performances showcasing the region's rich musical heritage.

By exploring colorful local markets, taking part in craft workshops led by talented artisans, or discovering the island's natural treasures through guided hikes, the All Day In festival offers a true immersion in Guadeloupean life and culture. This festive event brings locals and visitors together in an atmosphere of conviviality and sharing, creating unforgettable memories and strengthening ties between the island's different communities

The Creole Jazz Festival

📍 Le Moule, Guadeloupe

📅 July 22 to August 18

🎶 Music: jazz, soul, zouk, r&b...

🤗 Cultural diversity Festive atmosphere

Guadeloupe's most exotic festival

The Créole Jazz Festival in Guadeloupe embodies the very essence of the cultural and musical fusion that characterizes this Caribbean island. Inspired by the bewitching rhythms of zouk, gwo-ka and other traditional musical genres of the region, Creole jazz offers a unique interpretation of these influences, harmoniously blending American jazz with the vibrant sounds of Creole culture. Driven by talented and passionate artists, Guadeloupean Creole jazz evokes an intoxicating blend of catchy melodies, syncopated rhythms and bold improvisations.

From lively evenings in Pointe-à-Pitre's jazz clubs to open-air music festivals across the island, Creole jazz is celebrated and appreciated by locals and visitors alike for its infectious energy and emotional power. As a form of musical expression deeply rooted in the history and culture of Guadeloupe, Creole jazz continues to captivate audiences around the world, offering an unforgettable sonic experience that testifies to the richness and diversity of Caribbean music.

Need a car to get to the festival(s)?

Europcar Guadeloupe is with you all year round! Our teams are at your disposal to help you find the perfect rental car to attend the festival of your choice. 🚗♻️ Remember to drive responsibly and give priority to carpooling.


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