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Island Calendar

January

An average temperature of 82 degrees and slightly smaller, post-holiday crowds, makes January an ideal month to visit the island! Harmony Nights in Grand Case begin around the middle of the month and take place every Tuesday.

February

Carnival, on the French side, begins in February and includes parades, music and dancing. Harmony Nights continue in Grand Case and the island is filled with guests escaping the cold weather up North during President's Week in the U.S.

March

The world renown Heineken Regatta takes place the first weekend of March and is a great way to start the month. Over 200 sailboats compete in a variety of classes. SXM Music Festival follows Regatta and attracts musical acts from around the world!

April

Dutch side Carnival begins in April and features concerts by well known artists, numerous parades and an exciting Carnival Village!

Kings Day, on April 27, marks the birthday of Dutch King Willem-Alexander.

May

May is a delightful month to visit St Maarten/St Martin as the weather is beautiful and the crowds are smaller. "Fish Day" is celebrated on the French side and offers insights into the culture of fishermen and the local fish.

June

June features the annual Bill Fish Tournament when over 150 participants compete in one of the premier sport fishing tournaments in the Caribbean.

The temperature averages 87 degrees Fahrenheit too!

July

July 14th is Bastille Day and the French capital of Marigot celebrates with an all day party on the waterfront! Fireworks begin at 9pm and are not to be missed!

August

Even in August the average temperature is just 88 degrees, meaning it is sometimes cooler here than in the U.S.! Low season prices make this a great month to shop for bargains on the island too!

September

September is one of the quieter months on the island but still features the Trisport Friendly Island Cycling Championship Cup Race as well as the Annual Coastal Clean Up events.

October

The island is somewhat quiet in October as many people and businesses gear up for the approaching high season. It's a great time to enjoy smaller crowds, emptier beaches and less traffic wherever you go!

November

November is when we see many of our annual visitors return to the island as the season begins. November 11th is St Maarten/St Martin Day when both sides of the island celebrate the discovery of the island by Christopher Columbus in 1493.

December

December is marked by holiday celebrations all month long on both sides of the island. These include Christmas House in Cripple Gate on the French side, concerts, light shows and more. New Year's Eve fireworks take place in several locations too!