Island Events

Small Island, Big Events

The island has a large range of events, but two major events outshine the other annual celebrations and activities:

Carnival   see more

Heineken Sailing Regatta   see more

Many other less known events, though still interesting to watch or join, enrich the attraction of the island. The lively art community of the island features art exhibitions, the picturesque village of Grand Case has regular evening events on main street with local bands, and shows in casinos or open air events feature local, Caribbean or artists from abroad.

Not to forget the ‘Miss Caraïbes Hibiscus‘ pageants, where the best looking girls of the Caribbean are crowned.

Grand Case’s Tuesdays – Harmony Nights

From January 20th and for 8 weeks, every Tuesday from 6pm until 10pm, the village of Grand Case lives in a frantic animation blending: food, music and local Arts and Crafts.
The main street of Grand Case becomes pedestrian, to accommodate thousands of visitors who enjoy the nightlife to the sound of orchestras of the Caribbean. see more


Salsa Dance Festival

In January, it’s time for the St. Martin Salsa Festival, which takes place at the Sonesta Hotel in Maho (Dutch side). The right spot for being rhythmically at the crossroads of the major Salsa heartlands that are Cuba, Puerto Rico, New York, Santo-Domingo.
Come discover the best Salsa dancers of the Caribbean, of Europe and of the United States and prepare to experience sensual moments in your soul.


Billfish Tournament

The Billfish, the greatest deep-sea fishing tournament in the Caribbean is an annual event of high interest for deep sea fishing enthusiasts. In 2015, 30 crews with 150 participants are expected. It starts at the Marigot Water Front.


More Events

Plenty of other interesting events take place. Check with the tourist boards (French and/or Dutch side tourist board) for more details. Except for the peak of the hurricane season (September), there is always something going on. Check it out!