BAYFEST is a new addition to the St. Lucian calendar bringing together artisans, entrepreneurs, performers and students to showcase their talent to thousands of consumers in the heart of Rodney Bay. This once a month festival featuring food, fashion, dance, music, family fun, live entertainment and much more will be conveniently located between Baywalk Shopping Mall and JQ Rodney Bay Mall.
In addition to entrepreneurs, businesses and community organizations having the opportunity to sell and promote their goods and initiatives, BAYFEST will also facilitate youth training and internship experiences within St Lucia’s creative & hospitality industries.
With the inaugural installment of the street festival series originally scheduled for next Saturday 28th November featuring the annual Fashion Fusion showcase, preparations have been well underway by the BAYFEST Team. Model Castings, Boot Camps and dance rehearsals have also been gearing up aspiring talent for their big debut. However, due to ongoing repairs to the failed culvert along the Castries Gros Islet highway near J.Q Rodney Bay Mall, theBAYFEST team has decided to reschedule the first BAYFEST to Saturday 12 December, 2015.
After careful consideration of the traffic logistics, monitoring the repairs, direct communication with the police and public updates from the Ministry of Infrastructure, Port Services & Transport, this re-scheduling is in the interest of all involved in front and behind the scenes as well as those planning to attend BAYFEST. Despite the unforeseen delay, the preparations will continue through event day on Saturday 12th December and all BAYFESTModels who are in the Boot Camp program are required to attend the next training day this Sunday 22nd November at JQ Rodney Bay Mall from 3p – 6p.