Almost every island in the Caribbean celebrates Carnival or Mardi Gras as some call it.
Some last for days but Martinique’s carnival season lasts for weeks! Starting in early January and lasting until March 1st there is something going on the entire time!
“The February 26 to Match 1st period marks the apex of our Carnival, but the fun actually starts weeks before,” said Muriel Wiltord, Director Americas for the Martinique Promotion Bureau. “Beginning now, in early-January, Carnival queens parades and competitions are held each weekend in towns throughout the island. The fête is infused week after week with a merry madness in the bigger towns and cities, especially Fort-de-France.”
To get to Martinique from the USA, look at American Airlines and Norwegian and from Europe look at Air France. Then from Canada, Air Canada and Air Transat serve Martinique.
For more information on the events for Carnival in Martinique, click here.