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"We culture, we fête!"

From February 17th to March 06, 2019, come live the Saint-Martin Carnival experience where locals go out disguised and get together in the streets to sing, dance and make music around a parade.


Carnival is a pulsation, a marker of Caribbean life. Its heritage educates our population as much as it generates joy and wonder among our visitors. A flagship tourist product, Carnival is above all, the reflection of a multiple and colorful identity, with many influences, which celebrates its origins while renewing itself in modernity.

My ambition, with the support of all members of the FCDSM, is to continue the work of my predecessor who restored carnival to its rightful place in our cultural and tourist landscape. It will now be a matter of raising the profile of this event, here and elsewhere, in order to attract new participants, to modernize our tools to adapt this traditional celebration to contemporary challenges and, finally, to involve all populations more broadly in this great celebration, which makes our hearts beat in the rebirth to the new year.

Our team, composed of men and women steeped in everything that makes carnival, is the bearer of this heritage and we are ready for Carnival 2019 to be our common and resounding pride.

May the Carnival live!