One of Bequia's major fundraising events is their annual fisherman’s day event. This is held on the weekend after their national carnival festival. Many visitors come over from mainland St.Vincent to be a part of this event. This year’s activity will be held on Saturday 8th July, 2023.
The one day event has grown over the past years into the biggest fishing event on the calendar for such a tiny island. The event sees fishermen taking to the sea as early as 1 o’ clock in the morning in many different categories; trolling, long line, seine, bottom line etc., and return at 3pm.
On the day fish is prepared in many different ways and served with side dishes (fry, stew, boil, roast, etc). There is also a solid bar and music to keep you going. At the end of the competition prizes are awarded to the fisherman with the heaviest catch in each category, the heaviest single catch and each boat also receives a token of appreciation for participating.