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Summer just got better in Saint Lucia

A summer of fun awaits in Saint Lucia with the launch of no less than six new summer festivals. Combining a mix of music and cultural festivals, summer on island just got hotter and better!

Here are 5 reasons why you will love our Summer Festivals:

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(1) The island will come alive during the festivals
During festival time, there is always a good vibe on island as people come together to share their love of great music and cultural activities. There will also be a host of beach and boat parties around this time. Don’t be surprised if you make some new friends along the way!

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(2) Naturally beautiful surroundings

The island is truly a natural beauty with lush, tropical landscapes and palm-fringed beaches. Most of the main stage performances during the summer festivals will take place on the historic Pigeon Island National Landmarkwith stunning views over Rodney Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. So roll out the rug and get the picnic hamper ready for a great family day out.

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(3) Great entertainment
The festivals will have a great line-up of famous international artists, local Saint Lucian performers and other Caribbean artists. Whether you are a Jazz enthusiastSoul connoisseurRoots lover or Country & Bluesfan, the summer music festivals have something for everyone. Past performers have included Luther Vandross, George Benson, Chaka Khan, Kenny G, Beres Hammond, Neyo, Amy Winehouse and Michael Bolton. So get those dancing shoes ready to party all night long with like-minded festival revellers!

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(4) Fun cultural festivals
Learn to ‘wine’ with the locals at the Saint Lucia Carnival in July where the streets of Castries burst with colourful costumes, pulsating soca beats and lots of dancing! For food and drink lovers, check out the Food & Rum festival in August. In October, come and celebrate the richness and diversity of Saint Lucia’s cultural, ethnic and artistic heritage at the Arts & Heritage festival. With musical and theatrical performances, varied culinary experiences, seminars, lectures and art exhibitions, it will be a month filled with fun.

(5) Free fringe events
As well as the main stage performances, there are a number of free fringe events across the island for all festivals. Find out more by visiting www.stlucia.org/summerfestival