2017 Canoe FestivalThe 8th Annual Canoe Festival in Yap
Yap Visitors Bureau, in partnership with the Yap Traditional Navigation Society, is sponsoring the 8th annual Yap Canoe Festival scheduled for December 8 & 9, 2017. The two days of festivities will be held at the Yap Living History Museum. The festival will celebrate the region's rich heritage of traditional seafaring, including a parade [...more]
Yap VideosCulture, Diving and the Beauty of Yap Island
The full feature presentation on Yap and Palau in the Brazilian Friday evening TV show Globo Repórter, one of the most viewed in the country (with an estimated 20 million viewers). Apologies for lack of English subtitles, but the images are really nice and you may even learn some Portuguese!
The 29th Guam Micronesia Island FairMay 3-7, 2017
Visiting island delegations from Yap, Palau, Pohnpei Marshall Islands, Chuuk and Taiwan sharing their culture through food, art, handicrafts and dance. Thank you to the dancers and other participants from Yap who did such a great job representing our state and country!
Yap Day articleby Michael Kew
During Yap Day (March 1 - 3) this year, freelance travel writer, photographer and surfer Michael Kew was in Yap to report on the activities for Matador Network. Here's his take on this annual celebration of Yap culture. Thanks, Michael, for joining us! We hope to see you again in [...more]
Yap Day 2017 was a great success with the opportunity to sample local foods, photograph Yap's famous dances, take a ride in a hand-carved canoe, learn about celestial navigation and how to weave a traditional men's basket. Hotels fill up fast so make [...more]
Micronesian WanderlustExploring the paradise islands of Micronesia, by Mark Stratton
WHAT TO DO IN YAPTHE COMPLETE GUIDE TO DIVING AND MORE
Almost all visitors to Yap will come for diving and, in particular, for the mantas. As one of the top manta diving destinations in the world, Yap provides almost guaranteed sightings in the calm and easy waters inside the reef.
Boat rides to the [...more]
Yap Day 2017Download the 2017 Yap Day Program
Yap Day 49th Annual Celebration, see the most of Yap
- March 1st, 2017 @ Colonia, Yap Living History Museum
- March 2nd, 2017 @ Makiy, Gagil
- March 3rd, 2017 @ Wacholab, Maap
Yap Traditional DancesAt the living history museum
All Yapese dances tell a story and usually when dances are performed at the living history museum the name of the dance and the story is shared in English prior to the [...more]
2016 Homecoming FestivalJune 17th & 18th