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Mardi Croix

Maynard
January 10, 2009 12:17PM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 9

Hello,

I've heard about a festival called Mardi Croix that takes place on the north shore of Stx in February. What's it like? Would you recommend it?

Thanks thinking



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Re: Mardi Croix

islandtyme
January 10, 2009 03:59PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 878

I personally have never been, but pictures show it to be a good time!
St Pattys Parade, that one I know for fact is crazy fun. Then again, we like to have fun here & since many of us are full timers by choice, we try to blend in our culture/back grounds with the island's. Result is generally loads of fun for everyone. Plus it's a good way to meet people. happy

Re: Mardi Croix

Maynard
January 10, 2009 06:51PM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 9

Good evening, islandtyme, and thank you! We're headed to St. Croix in Feb. - we'll post a note on the aftermath big grin

Re: Mardi Croix

terry
January 10, 2009 10:31PM

Registered: 13 years ago
Posts: 2,548

when in Feb???

Re: Mardi Croix

Maynard
January 11, 2009 03:24AM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 9

Mardi Croix is on Saturday, Feb. 21st. I believe there is a parade that starts in LaVallee and ends at Cane Bay.

Re: Mardi Croix

islandtyme
January 11, 2009 10:17AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 878

Maynard,
Good day!
When in Feb are you arriving? We also have a festival called Jump UP, Firiday 2-13-09.
The shops in town (Christiansted) stay open late with special bargins, Moko Jumbies dance in the streets, live bands, food , fun & drink!
Plus the day prior is Art Thursday (2-12-09) in C'sted. Shops that have artistic and locally made items are open late. It's a good way to check out our very talented folks here, our shops & preshop for Jump Up! Oh and it's another great way to meet people or catch up with friends!!
I hope no matter when you arrive, you enjoy our islands and take home many great memories!

Re: Mardi Croix

Ms Information
January 11, 2009 11:59AM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 411

Mardi Croix is a very relaxed fun day and night. (Though I have never quite survived into the night). It is a time you can chat with your friends and meet a few new ones. It does not have the "energy" of a jump up, but is more fun in some ways, because it is really not for the tourists.



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Re: Mardi Croix

Maynard
January 11, 2009 06:37PM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 9

We're arriving on Feb. 18th and leaving on Feb. 23rd - we timed it to make Mardi Croix. We're glad to hear that it isn't necessarily a touristy event because we like to try to 'blend in'. LOL - at least we try. This is our second trip to St. Croix and we are entertaining the thought of moving there at some point in the future. It is a wonderful place!

thumbs upThank you to islandtyme, terry, and Ms Information for the posts! Every bit of information about life on the island is very helpful.

Re: Mardi Croix

stxnama
January 11, 2009 11:19PM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 93

This year's Mardi Croix Parade starts at Cane Bay and ends at Sylvie's in LaValle. It is on February 21st. The Krewe de Croix also sponsors the Krewe de Barkus dog parade in Christiansted on February 7th. Lots of fun for all the family!

Re: Mardi Croix

terry
January 20, 2009 10:00PM

Registered: 13 years ago
Posts: 2,548

Any idea what time it will start?

Re: Mardi Croix

stxnama
January 20, 2009 11:09PM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 93

12 Noon

Re: Mardi Croix

AllMashUp
January 21, 2009 07:53AM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 225

Krewe de Croix is also sponsoring the first Beard and Mustache parade/competition on C'sted boardwalk this coming Saturday...proceeds to benefit the animal shelter

Re: Mardi Croix

limetime2
January 21, 2009 02:00PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 342

What is the beard and mustache thing?

Re: Mardi Croix

islandtyme
January 22, 2009 06:47AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 878

awwwwwwwww cool, marking my calendar for the Barkus!!!! I love the dogs & the costumes...........wish mine played well with others so she could join in!
Beard & mustache thingy this Sat............could be fun!

Re: Mardi Croix

terry
January 26, 2009 10:55PM

Registered: 13 years ago
Posts: 2,548

Anyone have any idea at what time the parade and or the party will be over. I have a guest coming in at 2:30Pm and am wondering if it will be over in time to pick him up or if I will have him take a taxi over the Beast into Cane Bay and meet me there.

Re: Mardi Croix

terry
January 28, 2009 10:43AM

Registered: 13 years ago
Posts: 2,548

No one has any idea how long the fun lasted last year?

Re: Mardi Croix

Alexandra
January 28, 2009 11:44AM

Registered: 12 years ago
Posts: 1,428

Some people stay late into the afternoon and I recall at least a couple years that Lobster Reef brought in a Zydeco Band and had a big BBQ pit area and everyone danced until after midnight. I don't know if they have that planned this year or not. It is difficult to get in or out of the north shore long after the parade ends.

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