Events, Holidays and Festivals on St Martin
November 2019 St Martin Events
Sol St. Maarten Optimist Championships: November TBD, 2019
A annual sailing event is going to take place in the crystal-clear waters of an island known for great sailing and lot's of fun. The Sint Maarten Yacht Club will host its 13th annual Sol St. Maarten Optimist Championship.
St. Martin's Day Celebration, November 11, 2019
Date of the discovery of the island by Christopher Columbus in 1493. Official ceremonies and traditional entertainment : music, cultural heritage, gastronomy.
Celebration of the arrival of "Beaujolais Nouveau": November 14, 2019
The new vintage is celebrated on Saint Martin in various tasting venues
Alliance Boat Tace November 29- December 1, 2019
An event aimed at strengthening the links between the Islands of Saint Martin, Saint Barthelemy, Anguilla and the sailors form each island. Itinerary : Simpson Bay, Sint Maarten / Gustavia, Saint Barthelemy / Road Show, Anguilla / Fort Louis Marina, Marigot, Saint Martin.
December 2019 St Martin Events
Running Night: TBD
Pioneer of the concept of "nocturnal races" in Saint-Martin, the Watt de 9 association will organize the 9th edition of the relay race in Marigot, of 1.9km.
Christmas Day: December 25, 2019
New Year's Celebration December 31, 2019
Several sorts of entertainment are planned for this evening with a major firework show
*Event dates and subject to change or cancellation
January 2020 St Martin Events
New Year's Day: January 1, 2020
February 2020 St Martin Events
Caribbean Multihull Challenge: February 14 - 16, 2020
A new sailing event is going to take place in the brilliant waters of an island known for great sailing and great sailing hospitality. St Maarten will host its first annual Caribbean Multihull Challenge.
Black History Month
Known as the Afro-American History Month, it is a yearly celebration recalling the important events of the African world community's history. Each year we celebrate at this time the local pioneers who marked Saint-Martin's history.
International native language day: February 21, 2019
Thursdays at the marina in Marigot early February to the middle of March(tba) a dining and musical experience for your total enjoyment!
Listen to the island's best music groups and also enjoy special offers from restaurateurs with dishes concocted to tempt your palates.
Arrow root jollification: TBD
The day of harvest and preparation of the arrow root (Dictame flour, Latin name: Maranta Arundinacea) with the possibility to assist and help if it interests you. You will have the opportunity to buy and taste the harvest of the previous year. Different animations will take place with known groups.
March 2020 St Martin Events
Heineken Regatta: March 5 - March 8, 2020
This Regatta is the largest warm water Regatta in the world and offers a great combination of challenging races and fantastic parties!
SXM Festival: March 11 - 15, 2020
Set on the beautiful island of Saint-Martin / Sint-Maarten, it features the best of international DJs and electronic music talent. SXM Festival prides it itself upon drawing the most discerning crowd of music lovers. Year one of SXM saw an influential group of dancefloor aficionados - who values and respects the scene's history and culture - come together in beautiful surroundings to dance and experience the joys of one of the Caribbean's most fun and friendly locations.
April 2020 St Martin Events
DP Dance Salsa Festival: April 23 - 27, 2019
St. Maarten Carnival: April 15 - May 2, 2019
Don't miss the anniversary of Saint-Martin Carnival where locals wear costumes and get together in the streets to sing, dance and make music around a parade.
Endemic Animal Festival: Dates TBA
Come enjoy the fourth annual Endemic Animal Festival at Amuseum Naturalis, at 96 Boulevard de Grand Case. This year's festival will feature a variety of fun activities and exhibits showcasing the amazing animals that live only on St. Martin or only in our region.
May 2020 St Martin Events
Fish Day: Dates TBA
This celebration valorizes the ways of life of the fishermen culture and fish. Many stands will offer their ways of preparing delicious culinary dishes using fruits and vegetables to excite your pallets.
June 2020 St Martin Events
The Billfish Tournament: Dates TBA
A premiere deep-sea fishing tournament with more than 150 participants.
Laugh Till Belly Burst: Dates TBA
July 2020 St Martin Events
Bastille Day: July 14, 2020
A Family day featuring sports, traditional and cultural events. For a whole day the Marigot Water Front becomes a celebration village with entertainment provided by our cultural groups. Don't hesitate to stroll on the water front to appreciate all that will be organized for you.
Fete de Grand-Case: July 21, 2020
Celebrated on Victor Schoelcher Day, honoring the abolitionist and parliamentarian who led the campaign against slavery. This festival includes religious and military ceremononies, canoe, boat and bicycle races and traditional games along with musicial entertainment
August 2020 St Martin Events
Assumption Day: August 15, 2020
Sandy-Ground Festival: August 15, 2020
Held on Assumption day, celebrates traditional games, music and cuisine.