The Carnival flags went up (as tweeted
by Gretchen Labrenz, owner of Cruz Bay Realty) last week, this past weekend the Pan-O-Rama rocked the Cruz Bay Ball Field with steel drum music getting people to their feet to feel the music! It is Carnival Season on St John!
|Carnival is colorful and exciting
The month of June always brings an extra step and bit of excitement for those who live and visit St John for it is Carnival Season. What does this mean? Music! Parades! Boat Races. More Music! Great Food! Now, I know each Caribbean island has its own ‘carnival’ (sometimes called ‘festivals’) and I am pretty partial to St John, but the truth is St John has the very best Carnival. It is not too big and overwhelming…or, too small but, just right in size.
Coming up in 10 days (Friday, June 14) is the Senior Variety Show where seniors show they still have what it takes!
Saturday, June 15 @ 8 AM – Festival Bike Race
Saturday, June 15 @ 9 PM – Festival Music Mix @ the Winsten Wells Cruz Bay Ball Park
Sunday, June 15 @ 6 PM – Princess Selection Pageant (@ the Cruz Bay Ball Park)
Saturday, June 22 @ 8 PM – Queen Selection Pageant (@ the Cruz Bay Ball Park)
Sunday, June 23 from 1 PM on – Food Fair and Coronation
Sunday, June 23 @ 3 PM – Boat Races
Sunday, June 23 from 6 PM – Children’s Festival Village opens (National Park Field)
Friday, June 28 from 8 PM – Festival Village Opening (Cruz Bay Parking Lot)
Thursday, July 4 from 4 AM on – Jouvert
Thursday, July 4 @ 11 AM (remember this is island time) – Festival Parade
Thursday, July 4 @ 9 PM – Festival Fireworks
For more details and phone numbers check out the Virgin Islands This Week or our website’s St John Carnival page. Join in on the festivities this year, you will be in for a treat!