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2015 St. John Carnival Festival Schedule of
Events

While the official “VI Carnival” on St. Thomas is
April 4 to May 2, 2015, the best Carnival
experience is found on St. John. The 5-week
celebration occurs through June every year,
ending with a big bang of fireworks over the Cruz
Bay harbor on the evening of July 4th.

The St. John Festival and Cultural Organization
schedules 5 weeks of Caribbean Carnival
celebration with a bevy of family-friendly events,
including live music, local food, dancing,
parades, fireworks and more.

St. John Carnival commences five Saturdays
before July 4th with a steelpan music concert in
Cruz Bay. Vendors of fine local crafts setup tents
in Cruz Bay park while hardy folks build the stage
that will showcase most of the festival events in
the coming days.

That upcoming Friday, June 5, 2015 marks the
annual Beach Jam on Cruz Bay beach. With a
mix of music talents and characters, the St. John
Carnival Beach Jam is a must for anyone with
happy feet and the will to stay up late.

One week later, Seniors strut their stuff for the
Senior Variety Show on the stage in the school
ball field in Cruz Bay. Cheer for your favorite acts
and enjoy local food, drinks and crafts for sale
around town.

The day after the St. John Carnival Senior
Variety Show is the annual Festival Bike Race,
starting at 8am at the National Park lot next to
Mongoose Junction in Cruz Bay.

The weekend comes to a close with the Festival
Princess Pageant, which starts Sunday night at
6pm on the stage in the ball field.

Two weeks before the end of Carnival St. John
really starts to heat up! In the evening on Friday,
June 19, 2015, enjoy a mix of Carnival music in
the school ball field starting at 9pm. Return the
next night to cheer on this year’s Carnival Queen
contestants, as they vie for the coveted title
starting at 8pm. That Sunday kicks into gear with
the opening of the food fair and Children’s
Carnival Village in the national park field in Cruz
Bay.

Don’t miss the last weekend of St. John Carnival,
where residents and visitors alike really let loose.
The Adult Carnival Village opens at 7pm on
Friday, July 3rd with local music and libations.
Early the next morning marks J’ouvert
(pronounced ju-vay), a joyous street party where
revelers dance at daybreak and celebrate
freedom with abandon. J’ouvert leads into the
Carnival Parade, a festival of Caribbean sounds
that meanders without a schedule around the
streets of Cruz Bay all day. Event goers line the
streets, and the bar seats, around town to watch
the colorful floats, mocka jumbies and Carnival
dancers parade through town. The weekend,
and the St. John Carnival, culminate with a
spectacular fireworks display over Cruz Bay
harbor at 9pm on July 4th, followed by a lively
beach concert that continues well into the
evening.

Checkout the complete schedule of events below
and plan your travel to experience the 2015 St.
John Festival in the U.S. Virgin Islands!

Saturday, May 31, 2015

St. John Carnival Steelpan music, Cruz Bay,
school ball field, 4pm start

Friday, June 5, 2015

St. John Carnival Beach Jam, bands TBA, Cruz
Ba, beach, 7pm start

Friday, June 12, 2015

St. John Carnival Senior Variety Show, Cruz Bay,
school ball field, 7pm start

Saturday, June 13, 2015

St. John Carnival Bike Race, Cruz Bay, National
Park lot, 8am start

Sunday, June 14, 2015

St. John Carnival Princess Pageant, Cruz Bay,
school ball field, 6pm start

Friday, June 19, 2015

St. John Carnival Music Mix, artists TBA, Cruz
Bay, school ball field, 9pm start

Saturday, June 20, 2015

St. John Carnival Queen Pageant, Cruz Bay,
school ball field, 8pm start

Sunday, June 21, 2015

St. John Carnival Food Fair & Festival
Coronation, Cruz Bay, 1pm start
St. John Carnival Boat Races, Cruz Bay harbor,
3pm start
St. John Carnival Children’s Festival Village
opens, Cruz Bay, National Park ball field, 5pm
start

Friday, June 26, 2015

St. John Carnival Adult’s Festival Village Opens,
Cruz Bay, parking lot, 7pm start

Saturday, July 4, 2015

St. John Carnival J’ouvert, Cruz Bay, National
Park field, 4am start
St. John Carnival Festival Parade, Cruz Bay,
11am start
St. John Carnival Fireworks, Cruz Bay harbor,
9pm start
St. John Carnival Beach Concert, Cruz Bay
beach, 10pm start

Contact St. John’s Festival & Cultural
Organization at 340-690-3692 or 340-690-1725