While on St. Martin/St. Maarten a street party every Tuesday night is held from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm on the French side. Beginning January 20 for three months it's a fun way to experience the local flavor of Grand Case in Marigot. That's when they close down the street and the party begins. Live music by local musicians fills the air, and many food, jewelry, souvenir, arts and crafts booths are set-up by the local vendors. The shops, boutiques and art galleries are open as well...and keep in mind the over forty restaurants located in this area that provide gourmet meals with great views of the seaside. They also have a fun-filled parade with marching bands, clowns and dancers. If you plan to go, we suggest you get their early.