Weekend Street Parties
Gros Islet Friday Night Street Party
The longest running street party in St. Lucia, the Gros Islet Friday Night Street Party is a hot spot for locals and visitors alike. With the pulsating rhythms echoing from the speakers of the islands DJs and the occasional appearance of local artists, one would be hard pressed not to enjoy themselves and even more so not to move to the infectious bass lines that accompany our Caribbean music. Everyone knows that dancing on an empty stomach is not cool. You can find a variety of Bar-Be-Que grills serving mouth watering local cuisine including chicken, pork and sea food. One thing’s for sure, Gros Islet Friday Night is a must-stop for any visitor who loves to party.
Anse-la-Raye Seafood Friday
Just when you thought that it was all centred about Gros Islet, we are pleased to offer you an attractive alternative. The Village of Anse-la-Raye, located on the west coast just south of Castries offers the alternate Friday Party with its Seafood Friday. Traditionally a fishing village, Anse-la-Raye offers the spoils of its labour to all visitors. Whether you crave the catch of the day or desire a delightful delicacy such as squid, octopus, shrimp or lobster, your taste is sure to be satisfied. Not to be outdone Anse-La-Raye also boasts its ability to get you grooving to a wide variety of Caribbean music. Anse-la-Raye, definitely another hot spot every Friday night…
Dennery Fish Saturday
On the east coast of the island another village with a fishing heritage attempts to keep our island in perfect symmetry as it to offers its Fish Festival. The general ambiance here is in keeping with that of Gros Islet and Anse-la-Raye with the main difference being the night of the week. The visitor is greeted by the gentle sea breeze, which ushers the tantalizing aroma of the myriad of sea offerings prepared by the villagers. The musical accompaniment with a definite preference to Soca, Dancehall (reggae) and some R&B perfectly adds to the atmosphere to make this festival a wonderful experience for any patron.
Canaries Creole Pot
Canaries village celebrates “Canaries Creole Pot” on the last Saturday of every month. This celebration is much like the afore-mentioned Fish days of Anse-la-Raye and Dennery except that the menu is more diverse, offering a vast array of local cuisine like bouillion for example (a treat you need to experience yourself) and green fig and salt fish, of course, in a party atmosphere.
There is definitely always something to do or somewhere to go in St. Lucia. Hotel patrons can always be assured of being entertained on property with nightly shows and musical treats from Jazz to Reggae to Soca. Some properties also provide transportation to the nightly hot spots. For those who rather an evening of fine dining before retiring to a quiet nights rest, it’s easy to find a get-away at any of our fine restaurants.