Festival Village 2017

  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017
  • 07:00 PM
  • Cruz Bay Parking Lot
  • Jane Johannes (340) 776-6740

The heart of Carnival is the Village. Carnival Village or ‘the Village’ as it is locally referred to, is made up of colorful booths that sell local foods and drinks. The booths represent local communities and include foods from: Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, Dominican Republic, Dominica, Tortola and Barbados. The booths are open all evening long into the wee hours of morning. Also part of the Village is a bandstand where local bands perform often on a nightly basis during Carnival festivities. A children’s village is usually located nearby, with a few small amusement park rides, cotton candy and other sweets and Coney Island like games (darts, knocking down milk bottles, basketball – prizes of stuffed animals, posters and the like are awarded).

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 served in the booths.

St. John Festival 2017 Festival Village 2017