SXM Best Weekend grows into a Caribbean festival

PHILIPSBURG–Coors Light Best Weekend Festival is also known as the island’s Summer Spring Break and is set to take place July 28 to August 1. According to the organisers, the weekend serves the purpose of a very-much-needed large-scale annual festival on the island.

Organisers and sponsors of St. Maarten Best Weekend (SXM Best Weekend) hosted a press conference on Tuesday morning at Caribbean Liquors and Tobacco offices.

Close to 1,000 visitors from the surrounding French islands will be attending the full week of events. Organiser “Skellet” spoke to the media about preparing the event and thanked Chippie and main sponsor Coors Light for their support.

Promotion team Kalaboom is one of the youngest promoting teams specialising in the marketing and production of events on the island. The first Best Weekend took place in 2015 and could be termed successful, according to the organisers.

The team has produced more than 30 events per year on both sides of the island, some of which are now annual events: Jouvert Morning Splash, Black On Black, and now Best Weekend.

Best Weekend takes place over seven days. At the end of each event, shuttles will take visitors to an after-party hosted by Deviage Entertainment at one of the island’s well-known clubs.

The event starts on Tuesday, July 26 with Da Goodness Party at 3 Amigos Bar. On Wednesday, July 27, Da Goodness Party is at Tantra Nightclub.

SXM Best Weekend Official Welcome is Thursday, July 28, with an All White Villa Party. Da Goodness Party at Le Shore Club and Fire Under Yuh Foot at Kim Sha Beach take place on Friday, July 29.

On Saturday, July 30, there will be Da Goodness Party at Soggy Dollar, Samedi Trace SXM Best Weekend Beach Party at The Dreams Beach Bar (11:00am) and Soca vs Dancehall (8:30pm to 2:00am) at Kim Sha Beach, and R-City Show-Da Goodness Party at Tantra Nightclub.

Sunday, July 31, will kick off with I Love SXM Food, Fun and Float Day at Kim Sha Beach. On the same day, there will be a live Wyclef Jean concert at Kim Sha Beach.

The party moves to Anguilla on Monday, August 1.

Source: Daily Herald
SXM Best Weekend grows into a Caribbean festival