The Caribbean’s biggest summer festival is back! The 2019 Saint Lucia Summer Festival consists of five unforgettable events, running May through October. The festival features worldwide jazz greats in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center performing live in Saint Lucia’s most enchanting venues. Experience first-hand the explosions of color, rhythm, and creativity seen nowhere else. Get connected and get conscious with reggae, conscious hip-hop, Afropunk, and R&B. Immerse yourself in culinary excellence paired with the best rums in the Caribbean, and participate in Saint Lucia’s rich cultural, ethnic and artistic heritage on full display for months on end.
Saint Lucia Jazz in Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center
MAY 4 TO MAY 12
Saint Lucia Jazz and New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center have partnered to take you on a most exciting and authentic jazz journey for Saint Lucia Jazz 2019, May 5 to May 12. From north to south, the island will fire up with Caribbean Jazz, a nautical jazz excursion, Grammy® Award winning performers, and the first Gospel-inspired inspirational Jazz Brunch.
Watch, listen, feel, Jazz…
Saint Lucia Carnival
JUNE TO JULY
Pumping rhythms, sexy costumes and the people dancing under the warm Caribbean sun; welcome to Saint Lucia Carnival! On the heels of Saint Lucia Jazz in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center and Arts Festival, Saint Lucia’s cultural landscape morphs into a flurry of chrome plated steel drums, feathers, and beads. No matter where you are or who you are, Saint Lucia Carnival is something to behold. From June to July, there are numerous events that are a must-see, whether you’re a Carnival veteran, or Carnival newbie.
Saint Lucia Roots & Soul Festival
AUGUST 23 TO AUGUST 25
A festival dedicated to musicians who are setting new trends in reggae, conscious hip-hop, Afro-punk and R&B, with performances, master classes and encounters between artists and other actors in the music business. This event will bring together musicians, record labels, online music stores and platforms, specialized journalists and other players to enhance market access for Saint Lucian and other musicians and producers.
Creole Heritage Month
Building on the celebration of Creole Day which began in Saint Lucia in 1981, the entire month of October is a celebration of the richness and diversity of Saint Lucia’s cultural, ethnic and artistic heritage. With musical, theatrical and other performances, with seminars and lectures, with varied culinary experiences, with street parties and with art exhibitions, this Festival will culminate on the last week in October with a celebration of International Creole Day in designated communities, marking the end of Saint Lucia Summer Festival 2019.