Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival always transforms the island into one massive showcase of music (we rather don’t say ‘jazz’ because most of it is not all that much about jazz) and arts events. Although some of the key events, artists and atmosphere may be well worth the price, that might not be enough for everyone who is on a tight budget when it comes to cultural events or might simply want to get a glimpse of what is going on at no extra cost.
The good news is you are able to enjoy some interesting parts of Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival absolutely for free. Here is where and when, from Castries to Rodney Bay:
- When in downtown Castries, check out Jazz on the Square and the Blue Coral Jazz, at the Derek Walcott Square and the Blue Coral Mall respectively. Performances on the Square start on 3rd and 4th May 11.30am.
- Visit the Arts Village at the Choc roundabout, a place that is meant to be an ‘open-access atelier where artists create, display, perform and engage’, from 2nd May noon to 4th May.
- Mizik En Kweyol in Monchy on 3rd and 4th May 7pm – organisers advertise park+ride option from the Castries-Rodney Bay highway.
- Jazz on the Grill at Fire Grill in Rodney Bay Village, as always a lovely place for some music with a snack from the grill garden, on 3rd May with Chrycee,