St Maarten’s Carnival is one of the biggest annual events on the island featuring soca music (a type of calypso music with elements of soul that often features lyrics about local life and politics), calypso and steel-pan bands, colorful costumes and street parades, international concerts and creole food!
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The 2020 St Maarten Carnival Schedule features events beginning April 16 through May 4. Stay over guests and cruise visitors alike can enjoy the Grand Carnival Parade on April 30 and the Labor Day Parade on May 1 through the streets of Philipsburg.