There will be a wet section at Sunday’s Family Fun Day.
POND ISLAND–The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) will kick off the official part of the Carnival schedule with its Family Fun Day and Youth Extravaganza on Easter Sunday, April 21.
SCDF historically does not host events during the Easter weekend, but as the holidays and Carnival activities coincide this year, it was decided to host family-oriented events.
The Family Fun Day will begin at 12:00pm Sunday and will feature various activities for children, including wet and dry play areas.
“Bring along a towel and a change of clothes for the children if you will be letting them participate in the wet rides,” SCDF said.
The Family Fun Day activities will run until 6:00pm, to be followed by the Youth Extravaganza organised by Teen Times in collaboration with TelEm. Teen Times, known for showcasing young talent through its events, will once again give performing-arts students the opportunity to showcase their talent. The line-up of performers will feature dancers, rappers, singers and five youth bands.
“We are happy that Teen Times stuck to its tradition of placing all highlight and attention on St. Maarten’s young talent. They are the headliners. They only ask for support and we hope to see their peers and parents in attendance as well,” SCDF said.
Also taking place on Sunday is the Village Cook-Up where various booth-holders will cook selected dishes. The winning booth-holder will receive the booth free of charge for Carnival 2020. Judges will be lined up to partake of the food samples as the booth-holders walk out to the centre of the Village with elaborate presentations.
Admission to the Family Fun Day, Village Cook Up and Youth Extravaganza is US $5. Once patrons are in the Village for the Family Fun Day they may stay to experience the Youth Extravaganza. Gates open at 12:00 noon.