Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine April 2017 | Page 249

Events APRIL 1 - 9 Karujet - Jet Ski World Championship Nine days of intense competition on Viard Beach, Petit-Bourg. APRIL 15 - 23 Guadaran Raid Adventure 150km race accross the archipelago through various terrains - mud, rocks, tropical forest, beaches - and beautiful views of the island. APRIL 16 Crab Fest in Morne-à-l’Eau Held Easter Sunday every year, the festivity includes crab races, other crab-related competitions and cooking competitions. MAY 27 Slavery Abolition Day Commemoration of the 1848 emancipation of slavery with parades, drumming, dancing, all paying homage to the people who were torn from their homeland in Africa and enslaved on the island for centuries. JUNE 2 - 5 Marie-Galante International Music Festival Fun-filled days of music from local and international artistes - Funk, Blues, World, Dancehall, Reggae, Jazz and Caribbean music. Plage-de-Vieux-Fort-(Marie-Galante) Photo Credit: CTIG