Department of Culture & SCDF collaborate to host Culture Night on April 17 th 2023

On April 17 th , 2023, at 7:00 pm sharp, the Department of Culture and the St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) will be coming together to host Culture Night at the Jocelyn Arndell Festival Village.
Persons attending the Culture Night showcase will be entertained with performances in
dance, song, steel pan and string band music just to name a few. The overall objective of
Culture Night is to bring together the many cultures present on St. Maarten to foster
unity and to encourage cultural expression within the community.
This year’s Culture Night will feature cultural performances from many different
countries including St. Martin, Dominica, India, China, USA, Dominican Republic, Belarus,
Guadeloupe, Martinique, Suriname, Guinea Conakry, and St. Lucia. The cultural
showcase is an intergenerational presentation featuring children, teens, and adults of all
ages. This will be a free event open to the public.
The Department of Culture views St. Maarten’s annual Carnival celebration as an
intricate part of the island’s Culture Creative Industry as it attracts many visitors to our
shores, and it also facilitates the further development of our creative talent.