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2019 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 Pan-O-Rama 2019

Festival Pan-O-Rama 2019
PAN-O-RAMA 06/01/19 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 will feature numerous 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 2019

Festival Bike Race 2019
Bike Race 06/15/19 At 08:00 AM

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

Bike Race Details

Festival Princess & JR. Miss 2019 Pageant

Festival Princess & JR. Miss 2019 Pageant
Princess Pageant 06/16/19 At 06:00 PM

Princess Pageant Details

Festival Queen Pageant 2019

Festival Queen Pageant 2019
Queen Pageant 06/22/19 At 08:00 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 2019

Festival Food Fair & Coronation 2019
Food Fair 06/23/19 At 03:00 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 2019

Festival Boat Races 2019
Boat Races 06/23/19 At 03:00 PM

Boat Races Details

Festival Village 2019

Festival Village 2019
Village 06/28/19 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 2019

Festival Children's Village 2019
Children Village 06/29/19 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

Emancipation Day Program 2019

Emancipation Day Program 2019
Emancipation Day 07/03/19 At 01:00 PM

Emancipation Day Details

Festival Parade 2019

Festival Parade 2019
Parade 07/04/19 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 2019

Festival J'OUVERT 2019
J'Ouvert 07/04/19 At 04:00 AM

J'Ouvert Details

Festival Fireworks Display 2019

Festival Fireworks Display 2019
Fireworks Display 07/04/19 At 09:00 PM

Fireworks Display Details

Festival Musical Mix 2019

Festival Musical Mix 2019
Musical Mix 07/06/19 At 09:00 PM

A night for a soca/reggae concert featuring popular performers from the Virgin Islands and worldwide. Musical Mix is a success, and concertgoers agreed, crowding the sound stage until the last note is played in the predawn hours of next day morning. Musical Mix Calypso, Dancehall, Soca and Reggae entertaining and engaging the audience for hours.

Musical Mix Details

Festival Poker Run 2019

Festival Poker Run 2019
Poker Run 07/07/19 At 12:00 PM

Poker Run 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

Jul
06

The release is by the Festival Public Relation Chairperson Alicia Wells

St. John Festival and Cultural Organization, Inc. wishes to clarify the events surrounding the morning activities of July 3, 2019, that led to an abbreviated performance by Patrice Roberts.

Apr
26

St. John Dream Destination

St. John's unspoiled beauty is perhaps the greatest found anywhere in the Caribbean. From the Virgin Islands National Park to its legendary beaches, St. John is the quintessential getaway and the ultimate place to relax and enjoy the nature beauty.

Apr
26

2019 Festival Schedule Posted

Are you ready for St John Festival? We are! The new festival schedule is posted on our website. Be sure to monitor our website and Facebook page for the most accurate updates.

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