Like the other Caribbean islands, Tobago has a tropical climate and is warm all year-round. Tobago has a dry season between December and May and the wet season is generally between June and November. The average daytime temperature is 29°C, and trade winds blow consistently, cooling the island.
The early months of the year are dry and sunny before hitting rainy season in June when we can see downpours, which mainly occur overnight. This rainfall keeps Tobago lush and green throughout the hot weather.
Tobago is also outside the main hurricane belt and has fewer storms that some of the more northerly islands.
Carnival (February): Trinidad’s carnival is known as being the biggest street party on earth, while Tobago hosts a lower key version.
Tobago Carnival Regatta (February): Four days of yacht racing alongside parties, games and other events.
Mount Pleasant Goat Racing (Easter Monday): A fun event to watch, which the participants and many spectators take very seriously.
Tobago Jazz Experience (late April): A festival which takes place over the course of eight days and celebrates jazz along with the traditional music of Tobago, Trinidad and other Caribbean islands.
Charlotteville Fisherman’s Festival (late June): A celebration of the patron saint of fishermen, starting with a BBQ followed by a street party.
Great Fete Weekend (late July/early August): An annual beach party held in locations including Pigeon Point beach, with performances from local DJs as well as Soca and Dancehall stars from across the Caribbean.
Tobago Heritage Festival (July/August): A cultural event which is dedicated to preserving the island’s cultural traditions, including music, dance, storytelling and food.
Carib Great Race (August/September): A speedboat race from Trinidad and Tobago, followed by a large beach party.