Rob Sequin | Havana Journal
Calendar of Cuban Events
Welcome to the Havana Journal’s Cuban events calendar page. Exact dates change from year to year so this calendar of events in Cuba is a general guide to the time line of interesting and important dates in Cuba.
For up to date Cuba events with new ones listed many times each week, we recommend the What’s On page at Wonderful Havana.
Be sure visit our Cuba Trips calendar featuring dozens of legal tours to Cuba.
Our friends at Cuba Absolutely regularly update the Cuban music and events scene so be sure to check in with them.
Kewelta is an interesting website featuring a full calendar of Cuban music, cinema, performing arts, theater, dance, photography and other cultural events in Cuba.
1 - Cuba Liberation Day or anniversary of the Triumph of the Revolution
28 - José Martí birth date - Born January 28, 1853 and died in a battle for Cuba’s independence from Spain on May 19, 1895. This renowned poet and writer is considered to be a Cuba’s national hero.
mid February - The Annual Havana Jazz Festival - One of Cuba’s most famous music events is this Havana Jazz Festival that features music that’s a fusion of Cuban rhythms with jazz.
Oficina del Comité Organizador
Galiano No. 468 between San José and Zanja, Centro Habana, Ciudad de la Habana
(537) 862 4938 or 861 7577 or 866 8937
mid February - Havana International Book Fair - Famous Cuban writer and philosopher Alejo Carpentier started this book fair many years ago and now attracts tens of thousands of people every year.
late March to early April, every other year - Habana Biennial Cuban art show.
April 17, 1961 - Approximately 1,300 Cuban exiles landed at Playa Giron in the Bay of Pigs to overthrow Fidel Castro. The invasion was over in three days.
1 - May Day - International Workers Day or Labor Day
early May - FIT Cuba - International Tourism Fair in Havana
May 20 1902 - Independence from US after Spanish American War
early June - International Hemingway Fishing Tournament
early July - Fiesta del Fuego in Santiago de Cuba.
early July - International Conference on the Environment and Sustainable Development in Havana.
late July - Anniversary of attack on Moncada barracks
Havana International Rap Festival
13 - Fidel Castro’s birthday
5 - Cienfuegos uprising against Batista
mid September - International Latin American Congress of Ethno-Medicine in Havana Cuba.
International Meeting on Nature Tourism in Matanzas Cuba, Zapata Swamp, TURNAT.
late October to early November - International Havana Ballet Festival and Havana Theatre Festival
early November - MARABANA Marathon in Havana - Start Shot 7:00 am
November to December - If you were in Havana Cuba during these months in 1947, according to the Havana Weekly magazine, you would have had a very exciting week of visiting sporting events, night clubs and casinos in Havana.
If you were in Havana in 1947, you could have watched horse racing or gone to a baseball game in Cuba.
Christmas Eve - Parrandas de Remedios, Province of Villa Clara.
Cuba Ministry of Tourism
Calle 19, No 710, Entre Paseo y A, Vedado, Havana, Cuba
+53 (0) 7 330 545