St. Martin Festivals and Events: Experience the True Island Culture

From music to cuisine, sporting events, and beyond, St. Martin is home to an impressive lineup of festivals and events each year.

The tropics come to life in St. Martin each year with its impressive lineup of festivals, carnivals, and events that attract both tourists and locals, alike. Offering impressive cultural flair, delicious cuisine, music, crafts, and so much more, it’s no wonder that St. Martin attracts visitors of all ages to really explore and experience the true island vibe. Here are some of the most exciting upcoming local events that are sure to inspire and excite.

DJ at the SXM Festival

SXM Festival

March 13 – 17, 2019

The newly-minted and now-annual SXM Festival has become one of the most renowned events on the island for music aficionados worldwide. Scheduled each year just prior to Miami Music Week, SXM Festival perfectly meshes with the international music lineup and offers some of the most impressive electronic music around. Artists tend to stay on-island, taking time to experience the beauty of St. Martin, and guests can enjoy fantastic music with state-of-the-art stages and sounds systems both day and night. And, if you’re adventurous and eager to explore more, don’t miss out on the extra music and parties at private St. Martin villas, as well.

The ladies of SXM Carnival

SXM Carnival

April 22 – May 6, 2019

SXM Carnival is the Caribbean’s longest-running annual festival, offering visitors and locals an incredible opportunity to “Experience Life” the St. Martin Way. Fun for the whole family, this unique festival runs for nearly three weeks and features everything from colorful parades to spectacular local and international concerts, and beyond. Better yet, it firmly solidifies St. Martin was the culinary capital of the Caribbean by offering incredible cuisine with a fusion of flavors spanning the globe. The energy is infectious and the vibe is like no other. Discover why this event is an absolute must for your St. Martin escape.

Prize catch at the Billfish Tournament

Billfish Tournament

April 22 – May 6, 2019

Founded in 1997, the annual Billfish Tournament was created to celebrate a shared love and passion for sport fishing. Now, over 20 years later, the St. Martin Billfish Tournament is recognized as one of the premier sport fishing tournaments in the Caribbean, in large part due to the number and size of the billfish caught each year. Attracting teams from around the world while still welcoming and embracing local fishermen, as well, the Billfish Tournament has a high turnout each year, making it a fun, exciting, and family-friend event for all. It’s a true Caribbean sporting event like no other.

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