Annual Bora Bora Events and Festivals

Annual Bora Bora events include the Bora Bora liquid festival, the Heiva Bora Bora and the Tahiti Pearl Regatta.

Tahiti Pearl Regatta

This Tahiti event is a sailing race, between Raiatea, Bora Bora, Huahine, and Taha´a. Participants are invited from all over the Pacific. From Hawaii to New Zealand & Easter Island.

Every evening after the days activities, games, local cuisine tasting, BBQ and traditional singing and dancing takes place.

The Tahiti Pearl Regatta is open to any kind of sailing boat: monohull, catamaran, trimaran, private or charter ship of any size.

Bora Bora Liquid Festival

The Liquid Festival combines the legendary beauty of Bora Bora with aquatic athletes competing in the lagoon. There are activities and beach parties held over the days of the event, which is scheduled in December each year. Here is their video of past years activities in Bora Bora, that will get you dreaming of Bora Bora or getting a ticket to go!

Heiva I Bora Bora

This is the biggest annual festival in Tahiti, held in July or August. Celebrations are held in Bora Bora with singing, dancing, craft demonstrations and traditional sports competitions. This Tahiti festival is celebrated all though the French Pacific islands. In Bora Bora, it is held in Vaitape.

The Heiva is a colourful display of traditional Polynesian costumes, skills and music. Today, the Heiva is used as a celebration of life, however traditionally it was their ritual for war.

During the Heiva festival, contestants compete for the Mr and Miss Tahiti title. Contestants have to perfom traditional polynesian tasks, showing they have knowledge of skills like climbing palm trees and opening coconuts.

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