PHILIPSBURG:--- The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) on Monday reminded the public that registration is still open for Carnival 2018 until December 1, 2017. The foundation normally closes Registration on November 1, but extended this to December 1 to give persons affected by the hurricanes more time.
The foundation, as usual, opened registration for Carnival 2018 on September 1 this year, giving stakeholders three months to register.
Registration can only be done via the foundation’s website (www.sxm-carnival.com) under the “registration” tab at the top of the site. Registration is open for booth holders, bands, troupes, season passes and the road march competition. Once the registration period closes, it will be to the discretion of the board of the SCDF is any stakeholder can participate in Carnival activities.
“We urge everyone who is interested in participating in Carnival to please visit our website and register before it’s too late. Once registration closes, we move to the next level of Carnival preparations and it becomes almost impossible to get in once that process is underway. So please take the time to register,” the foundation said.
Payments for booths and season passes can commence as of Saturday, December 2. The SCDF’s office will be open from that date from10am until 5pm Monday through Friday for Carnival business. The office is located on Illidge Road above the Windward Islands Bank branch. More information about the season passes will be released soon.
SCDF Press Release