SCDF announce dates for Carnival 2016POSTED: 05/7/15 12:26 PM
GREATBAY – The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) on Monday wasted little time in announcing the dates for next year’s Carnival season. The official period of the 2016 Carnival will be from April 14 until May 3, 2016. As usual, there are several pre-Carnival events, such as the Senior Calypso Eliminations, that will be held during the month of March and early April. With Easter falling on March 27, 2016, the SCDF has the entire month of April to tinker with in preparing the Carnival schedule of events.
The foundation launched its “Save The Dates” promo on its popular Facebook page on Monday which was quickly shared and reached over 7,000 people in a few hours. The releasing of the entire 2016 schedule will now follow sometime in July. “It is important for us to get the dates out there so people can plan. Not just those coming to St. Maarten, but residents as well have to plan for Carnival. Early announcement has been advantageous to us and to St. Maarten as a destination. As soon as we announced, folks started making contact about places to stay etc. We believe that early preparation leads to better execution. This has been fueling our growth,” SCDF President Mike Granger said.