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2017 St. John Festival Events

St John's 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, Carnival's month long activities always culminate on the 4th of July with a parade and evening fireworks.  There are activities for all including the very young and very senior. Music is always a constant throughout the month.  The mocko jumbie, a shape-changing ghost-like figure, whose origins are traced to West Africa is ever present during Carnival season. The lore is that jumbies traditionally appear in the dark  of night and are known for terrifying those who have misbehaved. At carnival, the jumbie customarily appears on stilts dressed in elaborate pants and jacket made of colorful silks and satins and is one of the most popular part of Carnival.

 

Festival Food Sale 2017

Festival Food Sale 2017
Food Sale 05/27/17 At 01:00 PM

Food Sale is the event for those who love to eat, drink and be merry. Thousands of people gather for food and fun. Food Sale is an exciting mix of local foods and colorful displays of arts and crafts. The food and art fair is made up of many small booths and tables. You can walk through the booths and tables and purchase locally made crafts.

Food Sale Details

Festival Pan-O-Rama 2017

Festival Pan-O-Rama 2017
PAN-O-RAMA 06/03/17 At 04:00 PM

Pan o Rama Kicks Off St. John Festival Celebrations. The sounds of steel pan bands filled the air during afternoon as Pan o Rama kicked off the month-long St. John Festival celebration. Pan o Rama featured 10 different steel pan bands at Franklin Powell Park ball field, which will be home base for many of the events coming up.

PAN-O-RAMA Details

Festival Bike Race 2017

Festival Bike Race 2017
Bike Race 06/17/17 At 08:00 AM

Join in the St John Carnival Festivities - Bike Race - Ride or Root for the Riders

Bike Race Details

Festival Princess 2017 Pageant

Festival Princess 2017 Pageant
Princess Pageant 06/18/17 At 06:00 PM

Princess Pageant Details

Festival Queen Pageant 2017

Festival Queen Pageant 2017
Queen Pageant 06/24/17 At 01:00 PM

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.

Queen Pageant Details

Festival Food Fair & Coronation 2017

Festival Food Fair & Coronation 2017
Food Fair 06/25/17 At 01:00 PM

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.

Food Fair Details

Festival Boat Races 2017

Festival Boat Races 2017
Boat Races 06/25/17 At 03:00 PM

Boat Races Details

Festival Village 2017

Festival Village 2017
Village 06/28/17 At 07:00 PM

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.

Village Details

Festival Children's Village 2017

Festival Children's Village 2017
Children Village 06/30/17 At 06:00 PM

Children and adults love the village. Children race from one ride to another, waiting in line for the trill of riding around on the carousel, the Tilt-A-Whirl, the Barrel of Fun or the Surf Rider. Adults enjoy the merriment of meeting friends around the bandstand to catch up on local melee, to listen to bands perform and to enjoy the local foods.

Children Village Details

Festival Poker Run 2017

Festival Poker Run 2017
Poker Run 07/02/17 At 12:00 PM

Poker Run Details

Festival Horse Races 2017

Festival Horse Races 2017
Horse Races 07/02/17 At 01:00 PM

Horse Races Details

Emancipation Day Program 2017

Emancipation Day Program 2017
Emancipation Day 07/03/17 At 01:00 PM

Emancipation Day Details

Festival Parade 2017

Festival Parade 2017
Parade 07/04/17 At 11:00 AM

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.

Parade Details

Festival J'OUVERT 2017

Festival J'OUVERT 2017
J'Ouvert 07/04/17 At 04:00 AM

J'Ouvert Details

Festival Fireworks Display 2017

Festival Fireworks Display 2017
Fireworks Display 07/04/17 At 09:00 PM

Fireworks Display Details

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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