Montserrat showcases its African ancestry during Cudjoe Head celebrations that is held at the end of July or beginning of August.
The village of Cudjoe Head was named in the 18th Century after a slave by the name of Cudjoe who ran away from his master.
He was caught and lynched at Cudjoe Head corner and his head was placed on a silk cotton tree to remind anyone considering running away what the punishment would be if they were caught. Festivities have grown to include a steel band performance, road race, and an exhibition of goods produced in the village.
Additionally, the night before the festival, Cudjoe Head Eve, is now a time known for revelry and fun with a street festival that includes live music and vendors.