P.O. Box 1515 St. John US Virgin Islands 00831
info@stjohnfestival.org
(340) 690-3692 or (340) 690-1725

Festival & Cultural Organization of St. John, INC.

st-john-festival-usviSt Johnís Festival and Carnival season consists of celebrations which showcase the best of the Caribbean culture. While each year has a different theme and somewhat different schedule, Carnivalís month long activities always culminate on the 4th of July with a parade and evening fireworks.

Beautiful costumes, great music and the wonderful energy and spirit of Virgin Islandís people make the adults parade a success every year. The parade on St. John involves children and adults. Each theme performed by established troupes, some of which have performed in the VI parades for years.

The grand opening of Carnival Village is the ribbon is cut by the honoree, USVI governor and the Carnival Queen. The first St. John Queen, originally called Miss Independence, was crowned in 1960. By 1964 the St. John Festival Queen began to take shape with contestants asked to compete in fashion, talent and presentational segments.

St. John Festival is a month long event that starts with steel pan performances and pageants and builds up to the week of July 3rd (Emancipation Day) and the 4th (Independence Day). That final week is party time with the big events: village, food Fair and the parade.

The rich culture of the Caribbean is highlighted throughout the month

St. John Festival History St. John Festival Committee

Food Fair

Food Fair

Food Fair is the event for those who love to eat, drink and be merry. Thousands of people gather for food fair, in Franklin A. Powell, Sr. Park, St. John. Carnival food fair is sure to have fried fish, lobster, jonny cakes, shrimp, beef and salt fish pates, kalaloo, tamarind stew, mango and a whole assortment of other Caribbean delicacies.
Village

Village

St John's Festival consists of celebrations which showcase the best of the Caribbean culture. While each year has a different theme and somewhat different schedule, Carnival's month long activities always culminate on the 4th of July with a parade and evening fireworks. The heart of Carnival is the Village.
Parade

Parade

Beautiful costumes, great music and the wonderful energy and spirit of Virgin Island's people make the adults parade a success every year. The parade on St. John involves children and adults. Each theme performed by established troupes, some of which have performed in the VI parades for years.
Queen Pageant

Queen Pageant

The grand opening of Carnival Village is the ribbon cut by the honoree, USVI governor and the Carnival Queen. The first St. John Queen, originally called Miss Independence, was crowned in 1960. By 1964 the St. John Festival Queen began to take shape with contestants asked to compete in fashion, talent and presentation segments.
Delta Airlines
Cruz Bay Landing
US Virgin Islands
Captain Morgan
Heineken Open Your World
Coors Light
Chateau Bordeaux
Westin Hotels & Resorts
La Tapa Restaurant
Castaway Tavern
The Tourist Trap
Cafe Roma
Sea Shore Allure Hotel

LATEST NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Jun
23

Cruz Bay Parking Lot Closing

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC: The Cruz Bay Parking Lot will be close to the public from Friday, June 16, 2017 to Saturday, July 8, 2017

Jun
05

Parade Applications Due June 29, 2017

Parade applications are due on June 29, 2017. Meeting will be held on the 30th at 5:30pm in the Sprauve School Auditorium.

May
24

Steel Bands participating in 2017 Pan O Rama

We have a list of the steel bands that will be entertaining the crowd at this year Pan O Rama.

May
07

2017 Festival Food Fair Application

Food Fair applications for the St John Festival village will be available at the tourism office in Cruz Bay, St John on May 15th between the times of 9am - 3pm week days.

May
07

2017 Festival Village Booth Application

Booth applications for the St John Festival village will be available at the tourism office in Cruz Bay, St John on May 15th between the times of 9am - 3pm week days.

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