If you needed a good excuse to visit the tropical island of Tahiti, your wishes have been granted! A recent announcement has been made for visitors to immerse themselves in Tahitian culture. Here are the major highlights for 2015:
Tahiti Pearl Regatta: – The event will be held from April 27 to May 3. The four-day race takes competitors to the islands of Raiatea, Bora Bora, Huahine and Taha, The Society and the Tuamotu archipelagos. The friendly competition is open to all types of sailboats and people from all nationalities.
Festival du Graffiti: – The event is supposed to be held from May 4 to 9 May. Graffiti and street artists from around the world are invited to participate in Tahiti’s second annual graffiti festival, organized by Tahiti New Generation. Throughout the week, more than 1,500 square meters of the walls of Place Toata will be painted in a celebration of color and creativity.
Tahiti Fashion Week: – This event will take place from June 8 to 12. For the second year in a row, Tahiti will host its own Fashion Week in the month of June. The event will showcase Polynesian creativity and talent with local designers presenting clothing, jewelry and accessories collections.
Open de Golf Tahiti: – This event will be held from 23 to 28 June. Tahiti is firmly establishing itself as a diverse destination when it comes to sports. Professional golfers from countries including Australia, Japan and the USA will descend on the stunning Atimaono Golf Course (50km from Papeete) for the four day competition. Visiting golf aficionados can not only watch the tournament in the spectacular surroundings, but also compete in the amateur competition that follows the Pro tournament.
Heiva-i-Tahiti: – The event will be held from July 2 to 18 July. Heiva-i-Tahiti is a “cultural explosion” of singing, dancing, parades, local food and traditional sport – including a stone lifting competition, a javelin- throwing event, outrigger canoe races and a fruit carrying competition. Extremely popular with the locals, the festival has become a symbol of Polynesian heritage and a great chance to interact with local people whilst learning the sacred Tahitian past-times.
Hawaiki Nui Va’a International Canoe Race: – The event held from 4 to 6 November. This 130km outrigger canoe race is split into three stages over three days; competitors begin in Huahine and cross the finish line in Bora Bora. The race is an extreme test of physical and mental endurance, but with more than 100 crews coming from all over the world, it was also designed to link the islands and celebrate the beauty of the South Pacific.
Experience all the fun with the different activities and make unforgettable memories!