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May 2018

Global Big Day

May 5, 2018
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One event on October 6, 2018 at 12:00 am

A Laughing Gull rests on a southern shoreline on Bonaire.

Get in on the action and count Bonaire's birds! How many birds can a world of birders find in one day? You can help answer that question on Global Big Day. Last year's Global Big Day featured more than 20000 people across 162 countries, collectively reporting 6637 species of birds—more than 60% of the world's bird diversity. Now you can be a part of the fun. All you have to do is spend a few minutes birding and eBird what you find. Here are…

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Restaurant Week

May 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - June 3, 2018 @ 10:00 pm AST
$27.50

Participating restaurants have three-course tasting menus for only $27.50 per person! Sample Menus:

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June 2018

Bonaire’s Shark Week 2018

June 9, 2018 - June 16, 2018
Events for the 2018 Bonaire Shark Week
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September 2018

20th Bonaire Bike Rally

September 4, 2018 @ 8:00 am - September 10, 2018 @ 5:00 pm AST
Bonaire Day Bike Rally

Tuesday, September 4th:  Unload bikes, warm-up ride, registration, DJ, Pizza Party Wednesday, September 5th:  Unload bikes, registration, Welcome Party Thursday, September 6th:  Bonaire Flag Day Rally:  Breakfast at Divi Flamingo, ride, games, ride, party, live music Friday, September 7th:  Sunset Ride, entertainment, music Saturday, September 8th:  Poker Run with prizes and live music Sunday, September 9th:  Ride4Fun (games at stops, closing ceremony, live local band Monday, September 10th:  Load bikes, the end, until next year!

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Dive Friends Bonaire's schedule of clean up dives during Project AWARE week, 2018.

Dive Friends Cleans Up Bonaire during Project AWARE Week

September 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - September 21, 2018 @ 6:30 pm AST

From September 15th – 23rd 2018, the global Project AWARE week celebrates and promotes ocean conservation and awareness. Dive Friends Bonaire invites you to participate in a range of activities to tackle ocean pollution and make a positive impact. With seven locations and five house reefs on-island, Dive Friends Bonaire takes its role as promoters of clean and healthy oceans very seriously. During AWARE week, they will organize Clean Up Dives on every single house reef. Dive Against Debris with…

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October 2018

Global Big Day

October 6, 2018
A Laughing Gull rests on a southern shoreline on Bonaire.

Get in on the action and count Bonaire's birds! How many birds can a world of birders find in one day? You can help answer that question on Global Big Day. The May Global Big Day (May 5, 2018) found 29,866 people ventured outside in 170 countries, finding 6,963 species, These numbers equate to approximately two-thirds of the world’s bird species in just 24 hours! 1.6 million bird sightings by citizen scientists and avid birders worldwide were recorded on eBird. Now you can be a part of the…

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November 2018

Bonaire Blond Restaurant Week

November 5, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - November 11, 2018 @ 10:00 pm AST
$27.50
Restaurant Week on Bonaire--November, 2018

More than 20 restaurants will showcase their culinary vision to all people on Bonaire with a 3-course menu for only $27.50 per person.

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Princess Beatrix of The Netherlands Visits Bonaire

November 28, 2018 @ 8:00 am - December 1, 2018 @ 5:00 pm AST
Princess Beatrix on an earlier visit to Bonaire.

Princess Beatrix will be visiting Bonaire at the request of STINAPA to become updated on the latest status of Bonaire's nature.

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January 2019

Annual Lora (Parrot) Roost Count

January 26, 2019 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 am AST
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An event every year that begins at 6:00 am on day 26 of January, happening 2 times

Bonaire's lora, the Yellow-Shouldered Amazon Parrot

Echo Foundation relies heavily on volunteers to assist with the annual parrot count. Prior to the actual count, there will be a training meeting in which they will explain everything the volunteers need to know. If you would like to take part in this fun event, send an email to info@echobonaire.org. with the number of participants. Please include the names and email addresses of all volunteers as, in a follow-up message, Echo will send additional information about the training meeting…

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March 2019

Bon Doet Weekend of Volunteering

March 15, 2019 @ 8:00 am - March 16, 2019 @ 5:00 pm AST
Bon Doet 2018--Weekend of Volunteering
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April 2019

Easter Sunday Holiday

April 21, 2019
Dia di Boneiru is a National Holiday

Legal Holiday

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Easter Monday Holiday

April 22, 2019
Dia di Boneiru is a National Holiday
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King’s Day Holiday

April 27, 2019
Dia di Boneiru is a National Holiday

Legal Holiday

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May 2019

Labor Day Holiday

May 1, 2019
Dia di Boneiru is a National Holiday

Legal Holiday.

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Global Big Day

May 4, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AST
A Laughing Gull rests on a southern shoreline on Bonaire.

Get in on the action and count Bonaire's birds! How many birds can a world of birders find in one day? You can help answer that question on Global Big Day. Last year's Global Big Day featured more than 30,000 people across 171 countries, collectively reporting 7,026 species of birds—about two-thirds of the world's bird species in a single day! This May, you can be a part of the fun. All you have to do is spend a few minutes birding and eBird what you…

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Ascension Thursday Holiday

May 30, 2019
Dia di Boneiru is a National Holiday

Legal Holiday

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August 2019

Wounded Warriors on Bonaire

August 24, 2019 - August 31, 2019
The Wounded Warriors will return to Bonaire once again in August, 2019.

Stay tuned for more information!

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October 2019

Global Big Day Birdwatching Event

October 19, 2019
A Laughing Gull rests on a southern shoreline on Bonaire.

Get in on the action and count Bonaire's birds!How many birds can a world of birders find in one day? You can help answer that question on Global Big Day.Last year's October Global Big Day collectively reporting 6,331 species of birds—nearly two-thirds of the world's bird species in a single day! This October, you can be a part of the fun. All you have to do is spend a few minutes birding and let eBird know what you find.Here are three…

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November 2019

Mercury Transit

November 11, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm AST
Mercury in transit in front of the sun.
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Art Route 2019

November 30, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm AST
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One event on December 1, 2019 at 10:00 am

Local art is availalble during the 2019 Art Route.

Take the art tour on either of the two days, Saturday, November 30th or Sunday, December 1st, and meet the artists who are inspired by Bonaire! Works of art include paintings, watercolors, stained glass, fashion design, jewelry, pottery, mosaic, Mandala art, nature photography, and driftwood art. Click the map to see an enlarged version.

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December 2019

Art Route 2019

December 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm AST
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One event on December 1, 2019 at 10:00 am

Local art is availalble during the 2019 Art Route.

Take the art tour on either of the two days, Saturday, November 30th or Sunday, December 1st, and meet the artists who are inspired by Bonaire! Works of art include paintings, watercolors, stained glass, fashion design, jewelry, pottery, mosaic, Mandala art, nature photography, and driftwood art. Click the map to see an enlarged version.

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Kingdom Day Holiday

December 15, 2019
Dia di Boneiru is a National Holiday

Governmental offices and some private businesses closed.

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Christmas Day Holiday

December 25, 2019
Christmas lights on Bonaire.

Government offices and most businesses closed.

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Boxing Day Holiday

December 26, 2019
Christmas lights on Bonaire.

Government offices and most businesses are closed.

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January 2020

Annual Lora (Parrot) Roost Count

January 25 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 am AST
Bonaire's lora, the Yellow-Shouldered Amazon Parrot

Echo Foundation relies heavily on volunteers to assist with the annual parrot count. Learn more about the event.

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February 2020

World Wetlands Day

February 2
World Wetlands Day

World Wetlands Day occurs annually on February 2nd, marking the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on February 2, 1971. Wetlands are important wildlife areas that may include several different ecosystems, such as mangrove forests, seagrass beds, saliñas, and coral reefs nurseries. Bonaire has many wetlands, one of which is Lac Bay, our beautiful, mangrove area on the east coast, which gives shelter to many marine creatures, as well as varied bird species, some of whom use Lac as…

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Great Backyard Bird Count 2020

February 14 - February 17
Scaly-naped Pigeon, found on Bonaire.

If you're on Bonaire during the period of February 14 through 17th, you can participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count.  In fact, on Bonaire, you can birdwatch in your garden, on the beach, or any other location you desire! Learn more!  

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