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2017 St. John Festival

May 27 - July 4

Join us at this year's St. John Festival 2017!

St John’s Festival and Carnival season begins on May 27, 2017, and 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.

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.

The grand opening of Carnival Village is the ribbon is 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 presentational segments.

St. John Festival is a month long event that starts with steel pan performances and pageants and builds up to the week of July 3rd (Emancipation Day) and the 4th (Independence Day). That final week is party time with the big events: village, food Fair and the parade.

The rich culture of the Caribbean is highlighted throughout the month. Click here for festival schedule.

VillageFood 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. READ MORE

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. READ MORE

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.

READ MORE 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.
 

CONTACT

Festival & Cultural Organization of St. John, Inc.
P.O. Box 1515 St. John
US Virgin Islands 00831

Phone:  (340) 690-3692 or (340) 690-1725

Email:   info@stjohnfestival.org

The above information excerpts from the Festival & Cultural Organization of St. John, Inc. Website. www.stjohnfestival.org

© 2017 STJohnFestival.org, 2017 St. John Festival. All rights reserved.

 

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Festival & Cultural Organization of St. John, Inc.
Phone:
340-690-3692
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