There are many events that happen in the Gros Islet area.  If you are into ocean-crossing races, check out the annual Atlantic Rally for Cruisers.  The finish line to this ocean-crossing boat race is at nearby Rodney Bay.  Perhaps you can even enter the race yourself and then you can start your vacation after being the first boat to cross the finish line!

Two other events are in St. Lucia: St. Lucia hosts the St. Lucia Golf Open in March and the St. Lucia Billfishing Tournament is in the fall.

On the festival side of things, time your visit to overlap with the early May St. Lucia Jazz Festival.  If you are the carney type, the St. Lucia Carnival is held in July.

And of course, don’t forget the “Jump Up,” which occurs in Gros Islet on every Friday of the year.  The "Jump Up" is essentially a weekly dance party and cookout that happens in the streets of Gros Islet every Friday.