PHILIPSBURG - The St Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) over the weekend reminded all Carnival stakeholders that registration for Carnival 2017 closes on November 1, 2016. The foundation, as usual, opened registration for Carnival 2017 on September 1, 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 is allowed to 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 Wednesday, October 19. The SCDF’s office will be open 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 this week.