Saint Lucia Jazz Festival
Pigeon Island, St Lucia
Photo courtesy of Saint Lucia Tourism Board
Saint Lucia Jazz FestivalEvery May, the Saint Lucia Jazz Festival celebrates great music with a long weekend's calendar of performances and educational activities (some with free admission) showcasing local and international recording artists. The festival is based on Pigeon Island National Park, with satellite performances in towns and resorts around the whole country. The success of Jazz Festival has spawned a new event: the Soleil summer festival, which extends the positive vibrations with summer weekends set aside to celebrate food and rum, arts and heritage, and musical genres beyond jazz. The festivities continue through October's Creole Heritage Month, or Jounen Kwéyòl.