You love the Latino way of life — the dining, the friendliness, the music. Well, get excited: This fall, there's only one place where you can experience it to the fullest.
For the 10th consecutive year, the islands of St. Kitts and Nevis are set to celebrate their Hispanic neighbors. The Latin Festival is the biggest gathering of its kind in the Eastern Caribbean, and for good reason: With live shows, savory food, and other activities, there’s no better place to celebrate Latin arts and culture.
Traditionally, the Festival centers on a specific Hispanic country. Spanish-language films; theatrical plays; nightly entertainment and prize giveaways; and more pack a seven-day schedule, commemorating the nation of honor the best way we know how — with a proper celebration. But after a week of partying, there’s still one final bash to throw.
The Festival always concludes with its Latin Fiesta — an evening loaded with music, dancing, and fun. Some of the region’s most popular artists help set the mood, pumping their biggest hits out over the crowd. After you’ve gotten your fill of traditional food and artisanal crafts, lace up your dancing shoes, head for the floor, and show everyone your moves at our annual salsa competition.
Traveling with family? Don’t worry: The Latin Festival is open to people of all ages. And if last year’s edition is any indication, you and yours are in for a treat.
The Ninth Annual Latin Festival kicked off with a screening of "Trabajo Sucio," a dark comedy directed by David Pagan Mariñez, at the Caribbean Cinema. A slew of different events across the island followed: a painting session with Sasha, The Artist, at the Royal St. Kitts Hotel; a giveaway-filled Latin Night at Port Zante’s La Casa Del Habano; and an international arts and crafts exhibition at the Marriott.
The Latin Fiesta crowned a successful week. Beginning at 3:00 p.m., eventgoers were treated to magic shows, mingled with family-friendly clowns, and amused themselves on the Frigate Bay Lawn.
For the grand finale, four musical acts took to the stage. The Festival’s international streak continued in earnest: Local entertainer DJ Elvis got the audience moving; Jamaican singer Romain Virgo serenaded them with lovers rock-style reggae; Puerto Rican all-women singing group Son Divas touched off la rumba; and Dominican rapper El Alfa — famous for his collaborations with Cardi B, Bad Bunny, Nicky Jam, and Anuel AA — commanded the crowd with his signature flair.
If you think that sounded fun, start planning your visit. This year’s Latin Festival is shaping up to be our biggest and best yet. And with general admission tickets and VIP packages available, you can tailor your experience to meet your expectations.