St-Maarten set for first St. Maartens Day weekend music festival

According to legend, Christopher Columbus sighted Soualiga on November 11, 1493 - the holy day of St. Martin of Tours - and named the island after him. Since then, St. Martin/St. Maarten`s Day has been celebrated on that day. This year, the first-ever St. Maarten`s Day Weekend Music Festival will be held November 7-8 and featured Caribbean artists include:

November 7

Youth Waves (St. Maarten)

Kassav (from Guadaloupe, based in France)

November 8

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Square One (Barbados)

Krossfire (Barbados)

Burning Flames (Antigua)
Jam Band (St. Thomas)

Mussington Brothers (Anguilla)

No Limit Band (St. Maarten)

Admission to the
St. Maarten`s Day Weekend Music Festival is US$15 in advance, US$20 at the gate and children US$10.

Weekly charter flights are available with Air Transat Holidays, Conquest Vacations and Signature Vacations. Scheduled air service to St. Maarten from Canada on American Airlines, Delta Airlines and US Airways.
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(12/09/03) Isla Cozumel to Host 2003 Reggae Festival

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