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EVENTS 2002
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31DEC01-01JAN - NEW YEARS DAY CELEBRATION WITH TRADITIONAL
MIDNIGHT DISPLAY OF FIREWORKS AND FIRECRACKERS.
GROUPS OF MUSICIANS CALLED "DANDE" STROLL
HOUSE TO HOUSE SINGING GOOD-LUCK GREETINGS

JAN : 01-31DEC- BONBINI FESTIVAL IT IS A ARUBA'S WEEKLY BONBINI
FESTIVAL AN ISLAND TRADITION. HELD EVERY TUESDAY
VISITORS ENJOY THE CARIBBEAN MUSIC AND DANCE,
NATIVE DELICACIES & LOCAL HANDICRAFTS, ORANJESTAD
05-12FEB- ARUBA 48TH TEES OFF- ARUBA'S CARNIVAL
DURING THE MONTH BEFORE LENT. THE MAIN EVENT IS
A GRAND PARADE. THE ENTIRE ISLAND PARTICIPATES
IN FESTIVE STREET PARADES WITH COLORFUL COSTUMES
AND FLOATS, MUSIC AND DANCING, CONTESTS, AND THE
ELECTION OF THE CARNIVAL QUEEN IN ORANJESTAD
12 - GRAND TUMBA FESTIVAL
19 - FINALE CALYPSO & ROADMARCH CONTEST, SAN NICOLAS
24 - 27TH CHILDREN QUEEN ELECTION, ORANJESTAD
26 - COCOYOCO JAM- STREET PARTY, NOORD
27 - CHILDREN'S PARADE SAN NICOLAS

FEB : 01 - YOUTH QUEEN ELECTION, ORANJESTAD
02 - LIGHTING PARADE- ARUBA TIVOLI CLUB ORGANIZES A
SPECTACULAR LIGHTING PARADE THROUGH THE STREETS
OF ORANJESTAD
11 - OLD MASK PARADE AND BURNING OF KING MOMITO
MARKS THE END OF THE CARNIVAL SEASON, SAN NICOLAS
12 - OLD MASK PARADE & BURNING OF KING MOMO
CARNIVAL OFFICIALLY COMES TO AN END ON THE EVE OF
ASH WEDNESDAY WITH THE BURNING OF "KING MOMO

MAR : 17 - 17TH ARUBA INTERNATIONAL HALF MARATHON (21 K)
IN SAN NICOLAS
19-24 - (ATCA) ANNUAL TRAVEL CONFERENCE ARUBA
29-30 - BANCO DI CARIBE NATIONAL- DRAG RACES WILL TAKE
PLACE IN SAN NICOLAS

APR : 30 - INTERNATIONAL BOWLING TOURNAMENT, POS ABAO
30 - QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS, EVENTS INCLUDE
OFFICIAL PROTOCOL CEREMONY, KITE CONTESTS,
SPORTING EVENTS AND OTHER FUN ACTIVITIES
30 - ABN-AMRO 42ND INTERNATIONAL BOULEVARD RACE
30-30SEP- ONE COOL SUMMER- THE SUMMER JAM IN PALM BEACH
PROGRAMMED WITH CARNIVAL, PARADE AND BAND, FOLK
GROUPS AND TRADITIONAL ARUBAN CUISINE, NOORD

MAY : 01-30SEP- WATAPANA FESTIVAL- A CULINARY CARNIVAL WITH LIVE
MUSIC AND ISLAND CRAFTSPEOPLE. TAKES PLACE ON
EVERY MONDAY EVENINGS
30-02JUN- CONFERENCIA ANNUAL DE TURISMO DE ARUBA- ANNUAL
TOURISM CONFERENCE

JUN : 24 - DERA GAI (ST.JOHN'S DAY) CELEBRATION, FESTIVITIES
INCLUDE FESTIVE SONG, BRIGHT YELLOW & RED
COSTUMES AND TRADITIONAL DANCES
28-29 - ARUBA JAZZ & LATIN MUSIC FESTIVAL, ARUBA
28-04JUL- ARUBA HI-WINDS CUP- WINDSURFRS COMPETITION
IN HADIKURARI
29-30 - NATIONAL HORSE SHOW, ARUBA
30 - ARUBA'S 17TH INTERNATIONAL TRIATHLON, ARUBA

JUL : 01-31OCT- ARUBA INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL, ARUBA
05 - 13TH HEINEKEN MUSIC FESTIVAL, ARUBA
06-07 - 9TH ANNUAL ARUBA PERRIER REEF CARE PROJECT
ANNUAL MARINE ENVIRONMENT AWARENESS CAMPAIGN
21-27 - YOUTH BOWLING INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT, ARUBA

AUG : 01-31 - CARIBBEAN CORPORATE GAMES- FOR INTERNATIONAL
CORPORATIONS AND NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
01-07 - WORLD YOUTH FESTIVAL, ARUBA
18-20 - ARUBA INTERNATIONAL PRO-AM GOLF TOURNAMENT
30-31 - TEXACO ONE COOL SUMMER INTERNATIONAL- DRAG RACE
QUALIFYING COMPETITION

SEP : 01-07 - LATIN AMERICAN TENNIS CLUB CHALLENGE TOURNAMENT
18-22 - INTERNATIONAL PAINTBALL COMPETITION
- AN NPPL EVENT, 5 MEN PAINTBALL TEAMS WILL COMPETE
FOR POINTS ON WORLD RANKING

OCT : 02-05 - FESTIVAL DE LAS AMERICAS- ANNUAL MUSIC FESTIVAL
FEATURES THE UNIQUE RHYTHMS OF THE AMERICAS
20-03NOV- INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL
25-26 - INTERNATIONAL DEEP SEA FISHING TOURNAMENT
25-27 - INTERNATIONAL TOUR OF ARUBA- ANNUAL CYCLING EVENT

NOV : 02-03 - ARUBA SUPER NATIONALS 2001- INT'L DRAG RACE EVENT
14-17 - CENTRAL AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN CROSS COUNTRY
CHAMPIONSHIP
16-23 - HEINEKEN ARUBA INTERNATIONAL CATAMARAN REGATTA

DEC : 05 - SINT NICOLAAS DAY CELEBRATIONS
31DEC-02JAN03 - NEW YEAR'S DAY CELEBRATION WITH TRADITIONAL
MIDNIGHT DISPLAY OF FIREWORKS AND FIRECRACKERS.
GROUPS OF MUSICIANS CALLED "DANDE" STROLL
HOUSE TO HOUSE SINGING GOOD-LUCK GREETINGS.

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ONGOING EVENT
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11MAY00-31DEC01
- BUTTERFLY FARM ARUBA, SPECIAL OUTDOOR EVENT
SHOWCASING THE DIFFERENT SPECIES OF BUTTERFLIES
AND ACCOUNTING FOR OVER 700 BUTTERFLIES.

EVENTS 2001
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31DEC00-01JAN - NEW YEARS DAY CELEBRATION WITH TRADITIONAL
MIDNIGHT DISPLAY OF FIREWORKS AND FIRECRACKERS.
GROUPS OF MUSICIANS CALLED "DANDE" STROLL
HOUSE TO HOUSE SINGING GOOD-LUCK GREETINGS

JAN : 01-31DEC- BONBINI FESTIVAL IT IS A ARUBA'S WEEKLY BONBINI
FESTIVAL AN ISLAND TRADITION. HELD EVERY TUESDAY
VISITORS ENJOY THE CARIBBEAN MUSIC AND DANCE,
NATIVE DELICACIES & LOCAL HANDCRAFTS, ORANJESTAD
27-27FEB- CARNIVAL- DURING THE MONTH BEFORE LENT
THE MAIN EVENT IS A GRAND PARADE. THE ENTIRE
ISLAND PARTICIPATES IN FESTIVE STREET PARADES
WITH COLORFUL COSTUMES AND FLOATS, MUSIC AND
DANCING, CONTESTS, AND THE ELECTION OF THE
CARNIVAL QUEEN IN ORANJESTAD

MAR : 14 - INTERNATIONAL HALF MARATHON, SAN NICOLAS
THIS COINCIDES WITH ARUBA'S NATIONAL ANTHEM
AND FLAG DAY CELEBRATION.

APR : 27 - ARUBA BARTENDERS' CONTEST TO SELECT THE
ORIGINAL COCKTAIL FOR 2001
30 - ABN-AMRO INTERNATIONAL BOULEVARD RACE
"WINDSURFING CHAMPIONSHIP" IN THE COMMEMORATION
OF THE BIRTHDAY OF QUEEN BEATRIX OF NETHERLANDS
30 - INTERNATIONAL BOWLING TOURNAMENT, ARUBA
30-31OCT- ONE COOL SUMMER- THE SUMMER JAM IN PALM BEACH
PROGRAMMED WITH CARNIVAL, PARADE AND BAND, FOLK
GROUPS AND TRADITIONAL ARUBAN CUISINE, NOORD

MAY : 01-30SEP- WATAPANA FESTIVAL- A CULINARY CARNIVAL WITH LIVE
MUSIC & ISLAND CRAFTSPEOPLE. VISITOR CAN ENJOY
DIFFERENT CUISINES OF EACH RESTAURANT, ON ALL
MONDAY EVENINGS AT ALHAMBRA SHOPPING BAZAAR, ARUBA

JUN : 01-30 - ARUBA HI-WINDS CUP- INTERNATIONAL WINDSURFERS
COMPETITION, ARUBA
24 - DERA GAI (ST.JOHN'S DAY)
CELEBRATED ON THE FEAST OF SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST
29-30 - ARUBA JAZZ & LATIN MUSIC FESTIVAL
29-30 - NATIONAL HORSE SHOW, ARUBA
30 - ARUBA TRIATHLON (COMPETITION INCLUDES SWIMMING,
CYCLING & RUNNING) AT PALM BEECH, ARUBA

JUL : 01-31OCT- ARUBA INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL (FOLKLORIC,
BALLET AND MODERN DANCE, WORKSHOPS AND MUCH MORE)
06 - 13TH HEINEKEN MUSIC FESTIVAL AT DON ELIAS
MANSUR PARK, ARUBA
22-28 - YOUTH BOWLING INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT, ARUBA

AUG : 01-07 - WORLD YOUTH FESTIVAL THIS FESTIVAL REPRESENTS A
COMING-TOGETHER OF IDEAS AND CULTURES, STRESSING,
TEACHING, UNITY, SHARING, TEAMWORK AND TEAM SPIRIT
WITH NO BOUNDARIES. NATIONAL TEAMS FROM DIFFERENT
COUNTRIES COMPETE IN MUSICAL AND SPORTING EVENTS.
01-31 - INTERNATIONAL CARIBBEAN CORPORATE GAMES
COMPETITION IN GOLF, TENNIS, VOLLEYBALL,
BOAT RACING, ARUBA
26-29 - ARUBA INTERNATIONAL PRO-AM GOLF TOURNAMENT

SEP : 02-09 - LATIN AMERICAN TENNIS CLUB CHALLENGE TOURNAMENT
15-22 - INTERNATIONAL PAINTBALL COMPETITION
AN NPPL EVENT, 5 MEN PAINTBALL TEAMS WILL COMPETE
FOR POINTS ON WORLD RANKING.

OCT : 03-06 - FESTIVAL DE LAS AMERICAS (ANNUAL MUSIC FESTIVAL
FEATURES THE UNIQUE RHYTHMS OF THE AMERICA)
27-28 - INTERNATIONAL DEEP SEA FISHING TOURNAMENT, ARUBA

NOV : 03-04 - ARUBA SUPER NATIONALS 2001 INTERNATIONAL DRAG
RACE EVENT, SAN NICOLAS
17-24 - HEINEKEN ARUBA INTERNATIONAL CATAMARAN REGATTA
CATAMARANS FROM EUROPE, VENEZUELA AND THE UNITED
STATES COMPETE AGAINST EACH OTHER.

DEC : 05 - SAINT NICOLAAS DAY
TRADITIONALLY ST NICOLAAS ARRIVES JUST BEFORE
HIS BIRTHDAY TO GREET THE CHILDREN AND REWARD
THEM WITH PRESENTS OR GIFTS FOR THEIR GOOD
BEHAVIOR DURING THE YEAR.
31DEC-01JAN02 - NEW YEAR'S DAY CELEBRATION WITH TRADITIONAL
MIDNIGHT DISPLAY OF FIREWORKS AND FIRECRACKERS.
GROUPS OF MUSICIANS CALLED "DANDE" STROLL
HOUSE TO HOUSE SINGING GOOD-LUCK GREETINGS.
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