Rio Productions returns to Carnival Day Parade 2017 

President of Rio Productions Ms. Brenda Wathey officially announced on Monday, February 20th 2017 that Rio Productions will be participating in the 2017 Carnival Day Parade, which will take place on May 1st and May 2nd in Sint Maarten.


“Secrets”, the name of the Troupe, is being limited to approximately 100 participants divided into several sections, will parade through the streets of the Philipsburg in glamorous costumes inspired by the well-known “Victoria Secrets” runway show.


Ms. Brenda Wathey described these “winged” costumes as “absolute master pieces which are being produced by the some of the most seasoned costume designers in our region”.  Wathey further went on to say “…I am grateful for the continued support of our corporate sponsors despite the very tough economic times on the Island”.


Rio Productions has a long history in Carnival Celebrations. The foundation was incorporated in 1996 for the organization and promotion of mainly carnival parades. In 2010, Rio Productions extended its parade activity to include a lighted parade, which quickly became a hit with revelers and spectators. The details of the 2017 Lighted parade will be announced in a subsequent release.


Anyone interested in participating in the day parade or in the lighted parade is invited to visit the official Rio Productions Facebook page or website at