Tahiti Festivals and Events

Right photo: Tahitian dancer – Photo courtesy of Tahiti Tourisme

Tahitian dancer, Tahiti

Top Festivals and Events in Tahiti

Discover the top festivals and events in Tahiti, French Polynesia.

Tahiti Pearl Regatta (May) International regatta between the islands of Raiatea,Tahaa & Bora Bora. This is a 3-stage, 3-day race. At the finish of each stage, the winners receive their trophy for the various categories and at the end of each day all participants enjoy a dinner with traditional Tahitian entertainment.

The Transit of Venus (June) – This exceptionally rare event will be celebrated at Venus point through a number of organized activities including a dance show, exhibitions and observation of Venus.

Heiva i Tahiti (May – July) – Join the country-wide party and enjoy the largest annual cultural festival in the French Polynesia calendar, which includes parades, traditional dancing, food, sports, Mr & Miss Tahiti competitions with games such as cracking open coconuts, palm-tree climbing and lifting stone weights. Watch all the action at To'ata Square in the capital Papeete.

Billabong Pro Surfing Teahupoo (August) – Watch the world’s top surfers showcase their skills at the annual Billabong Pro at Teahupoo. This is one of the top surf events of both the Men's and Women's World Championship Tours (WCT).

Tahiti International Tourism Day (September) – Enjoy traditional food, handicraft demonstrations, sports competitions and get an insight into Tahitian culture at this annual event, held since 1980 and designed to make visitors feel extra special. The event is held everywhere in French Polyniesia.

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