The Boardwalk is Philipsburg’s main attraction, and is potentially St. Maarten’s premier outing attraction, considering its central location, top restaurants, hotels, beach, and sea view.
It is time to bring the spirit back to Philipsburg, and make the Boardwalk the leading attraction it was created to be. The Boardwalk Fest has been created and organized to attract locals and tourist back to the Boardwalk, in big numbers, every last Friday of the month, during the months of June through October. The date set for the first Boardwalk Fest is June 3rd.
The Boardwalk Fest consists of the Boardwalk’s top restaurants promoting their best dishes, unique specials, or buffets for this special event, every end of the month. The Restaurants who have already confirmed are Taloula Mango’s, St. Rose Bar, Holland House, and Hard Rock Café.
Four of the island’s best bands will be performing and entertaining along the strip of the Boardwalk, at the front and between the restaurants. The bands scheduled to perform are tentatively House Appliance, Official Band, Pedrin Pacheco, and Impak Band.
There will also be a fashion show and several contests, with some of the island’s most popular Dj’s; Dj Fabolous, Mixmaster Pauly, Dj Silk, Ans Mixin Clinic.
Intermittently at the front of and between the restaurants and the bands, there will be tents placed on the beach with drinks. The Fest will also feature special attractions for kids, such as Bounce House, Pop Corn, Cotton Candy and other kids attractions, street sale items, and special promotions by some of the islands leading companies.
The events, music, and entertainment will be completely free, and food, buffets and drinks will all be sold at attractive prices.
The St. Maarten Cultural, Music & Entertainment Development Foundation led by Clifton Brown, is dedicated to the development and promotion of Culture, Music, and Entertainment on St.Maarten. This initiative will also serve as an incentive and boost to our Boardwalk and its attractions in the slow period of the year.
Montage Marketing, one of St. Maarten’s most prominent marketing companies, and a leader in branding, promotions, and event planning is in charge of the promotions, marketing, and organizing of the events. The distribution companies are Antillean Liquors and Tobacco, International Liquors and Tobacco, Caribbean Liquors & Tobacco, and B&C Beverages.
The St. Maarten Harbor Group of Companies who consider the Boardwalk their front yard and close partners have also pledged their support to the Boardwalk Fest. In close collaboration, this organization plans to bring the attention and the festive spirit back to the Boardwalk.
The kick off date will be on Friday June 3rd, 2011. From 6pm to 12am.