St. Lucia – Carnival & Jazz FestivalMMCIS Webmaster


jazzBy far St. Lucia’s greatest extravaganza, Carnival is held in July. The endless party includes beauty contests, kiddy’s parades, calypso competitions, and a grand parade of dazzling and colorful costumes throughout the street of Castries. Prizes are awarded to the best band, as well as to the King and Queen of the Carnival.

Jazz Festival

Since 1992, The St. Lucia’s Jazz Festival has already hosted the Neville Brothers, George Benson, Nancy Wilson, Tito Puento, Al Jarreau, Earl Klugh, Herbie Hancock, Spiro Gyra, Winton Marsalis, Will Downing, Patti Austin, Thelonius Monk Jr., Alex Bugnon, Jay Hoggard, Grover Washington Jr., Buddy Guy, Chick Corea and Herbie Mann just to name a few.

Today, the event is rated one of the world’s top five jazz festivals. The festival is typically held in early May and for almost 10 days the music never stops. Venues include the island’s major hotels, the Cultural Center and outdoor concerts at the Pigeon Point National Park.