As a tourism project, the main goal of the St. Kitts Music Festival is to entice visitors to extend their trip beyond the festival period or at the very least ensure that their experience leaves an indelible mark in their memory.
The Fringe Activities are a vital ingredient in accomplishing this objective. These are intended to compliment the activities of the Main Stage during the festival. A few staples of these include:
Island – Wide Bar Crawl
Join this Festival promotional motorcade as it makes its way around the island, stopping at bars to party with great giveaways.
Follow the clues as you make your way around Basseterre, discovering and learning about the island’s history while having fun and winning interesting prizes.
Get caught up in this exciting and intoxicating activity that will take you from bar to bar, as you sing songs of your favorite artistes. Take in quizzes and karaoke style sin- a-longs. It is an event designed for fun, but also to encourage economic activity. Of course it’s also a great way to support and promote the bars.
The single largest fringe activity that normally brings down the curtain on the festival. It includes a swim suit competition and performances from artistes from around the Caribbean. It sparks a flurry of activity in and is hosted at Carambola Beach Club.
The competition is musical mix down where top DJs vie for honours. They are required to use only the music of current Music Festival artistes.
Front Stage at Independence Square showcases home grown talent, folklore and other cultural performances. Whether you are a first time or repeat visitor, be sure to attend and capture these presentations on film or video.
Caribbean Beach and After Parties
Very popular during this period. Be prepared to be entertained by local bands from late night until the wee hours of the morning. It’s another avenue to relax and enjoy the talent of our people.
For an even more memorable stay, take a boat ride to Nevis and camp out on beautiful Pinney’s Beach or head out to sea for an incredible fishing, kayak or scuba experience just off shore and swim with fish of every stripe and color.
Zoom through our rain forest canopy on a two and a half hour heart pounding zip line adventure. Explore all 5 of the zip lines, located at Romney Manor at Winfield Estate. Feel the island breeze caress your skin as you soar above the lush jungle foliage, catching glimpses of local flora and fauna on the way.
Our Scenic Railway provides yet another historic adventure. It circles the island just as it did a hundred years ago when it brought sugar cane from around the island into the mills of Basseterre.
Whatever you do, try to leave no stone unturned. There’s more to St. Kitts than meets the eye, and every bit of it is worth discovering for yourself!