No event is as important as carnival to the island of St Maarten / St. Martin. The St Maarten Carnival is known as one as the most vibrant of the region, starring many Caribbean celebrities in its concerts and dazzling colorful costumes in its parades. Though its run-up is even longer, Carnival stretches throughout April. Traditional elements are amongst many others its Jouvert morning parade, the Night of the Hitmakers and Flagfest – an ode to the many cultures St Maarten hosts. Central to all events is the Carnival Village in the Great Salt Pond, which is open throughout the year for a bite in its many eateries.
See for a full schedule of events our event calendar. Because of its binational nature, St Maarten / St. Martin has the benefit of two major carnivals: French side St. Martins carnival is in February. Double the chance you will be able to visit a Carnival parade on St Maarten / St. Martin!