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

St. John Festival News & Announcements

St John USVI festival is exciting packed with music, mocko jumbies, food fairs, art crafts & parades. Carnival celebrations in the U.S. Virgin Islands, are the result of various festival traditions being introduced, interpreted, invented, reintroduced, reinterpreted and reinvented starting a few hundred years ago.

Cruz Bay Parking Lot Closing

Cruz Bay Parking Lot Closing
Posted on 06/23/17

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

Parade Applications Due June 29, 2017

Parade Applications Due June 29, 2017
Posted on 06/05/17

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

Steel Bands participating in 2017 Pan O Rama

Steel Bands participating in 2017 Pan O Rama
Posted on 05/24/17

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

2017 Festival Food Fair Application

2017 Festival Food Fair Application
Posted on 05/07/17

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.

2017 Festival Village Booth Application

2017 Festival Village Booth Application
Posted on 05/07/17

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.

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

2016 ST. JOHN FESTIVAL

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.

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