The successful August beach party, formerly known as Mercury Beach, has a new promoter and a new name for 2018: Mercury Fest. Held on the beach next to Pigeon Island over the weekend commencing Friday 10th August, it’s crazy fun!
Mercury Beach was originally held in Martinique but in 2014 it moved to Saint Lucia. Held here annually, its popularity grew, with thousands arriving from throughout the Caribbean, especially from the French-speaking islands. Locals drove while other islanders flew in with many also arriving by boat – hundreds of vessels – because this is the beach party of the summer.
This year Mercury Beach returned to Martinique and was held over the last weekend of July. But those Martinicans, and their fellow francophones, can’t get enough of a good thing and are planning to return to our shores to join Saint Lucians and other members of our party-loving Caribbean family for a second 2018 dose of beach, bikinis, music, dance, food, drink, foam and FUN!
Expect the hottest DJs, live regional acts, a high-energy crowd, lots of foam, the best of Saint Lucian street food, and some of your most unforgettable days and nights of the year.
The event’s name derives from Mercury Marine, the manufacturer of marine engines (and snowmobiles – not that we use them in the Caribbean!). The first party was a ‘thank you’ to purchasers of the company’s products.
Check local and social media for more information and for tickets.