Today marks the official launch of the 2013 Nevis Culturama Festival, an annual celebration that lasts for 13 days and showcases the cultural traditions of the Island of Nevis.

Number 58 on our list of 101 Things to Do on St. Kitts and Nevis, Culturama offers exciting activities for locals and guests alike – from poetry and pageants to contests and parades.

Several of the ladies and gentlemen at Nisbet Plantation will be participating in this year’s activities. Grounds Supervisor Andrew “Hollywood” Nisbett was crowned king in a previous Culturama Calypso Contest and will compete for the title again this year.

Nisbet’s Chef Tony and Pastry Chef Danilo will also compete to defend their titles at the Department of Agriculture Fruit Festival on Friday, August 2. At last year’s Fruit Festival, the chefs collectively won titles for the best cheesecake, ice cream and decorated fruit cake.

The celebrations lead up to the final event on Tuesday, August 6, when the festival puts on the colorful and lively Cultural Street Parade at 1:00 p.m.

This much-anticipated event is always fun to experience and we’ll once again be organizing an outing for guests to attend this year’s parade.

We hope you’re able to join us at “the Caribbean’s greatest summer lime.”