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Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower

In the Northern Hemisphere, the annual August Perseid meteor shower probably ranks as the all-time favorite meteor shower of the year. This shower is visible in the Southern Hemisphere, too, though to a lesser extent. No matter where you live worldwide, the annual Perseid meteor shower occurs for several days in mid-August.  Before dawn viewing … Continued

Sargassum Weed

Every year, usually in the summer months, large chunks of seaweed unleash from the floor of the Sargasso Sea (an area of the Atlantic that makes up part of the Bermuda Triangle) and heads to the Caribbean. Ocean currents carry Sargassum weed as far as the northern Gulf of Mexico, where it accumulates in shallow … Continued

Coral Bay’s Bizarre Bazaar

CORAL BAY BIZARRE BAZAAR  On the first (sometimes second) Saturday in December, Coral Bay and ALL its residents descend upon Pickles Deli for a celebration of life, love, music and art. With more than 3 dozen vending tents, locally brewed beer tasting, and live music and dancing all day, the Coral Bay Bizarre Bazaar is … Continued

15th Annual Beach to Beach Power Swim May 27, 2018

Modified, But Definitely On On Sunday, May 27th, 2018 Friends of Virgin Islands National Park will host the 15th Annual Power Swim, Hurricane Version on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. As a result of the hurricanes of September 2107, Virgin Islands National Park is still in a state of recovery and there will … Continued

World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade

What the St. John St. Patrick’s Day Parade lacks in distance, it makes up for in spirit.  At just under 100 yards, the parade claims to be the shortest in the world, starting at the Fire Station and ending at the infamous Quiet Mon pub in Cruz Bay, St. John. Hundreds participate in the celebration, … Continued

St John Island Carnival Dancing at J’ouvert

St John Island J’ouvert at Carnival From the French word for day break, J’ouvert (pronounced ju-vay) is a large Carnival street party and parade that begins well before dawn on the morning of July 4th. The energetic celebration includes costumed dancers and calypso bands.   According to Wikipedia, “The origins of street parties associated with J’ouvert … Continued

St. John Chaotic Kayak Race

The island community of St. John comes out in force each year to support Team River Runner’s (TRR) Wounded Veterans USVI program. Dozens of teams take part in the annual St. John Chaotic Kayak race, a day of live music, beer tents, food, raffle prizes and of course, kayak races! 100% of the proceeds are used to … Continued

Coral Bay Labor Day Parade

Celebrate Labor Day in Coral Bay on September 4, 2017 @ Oasis & Pickles. *Parade Starts at Noon* For more than 40 years the Coral Bay Labor Day Parade has been a community tradition.  This year the parade kicks-off around noon and starts at Oasis Bar & Grill in Coral Bay (across from Island Blues, before … Continued

Annual Coral Bay Labor Day Parade

The annual Labor Day parade in Coral Bay is reportedly been a tradition for nearly 50 years.  Consistency may be the nicest way to describe the eclectic and always surprising street celebration.             More than a dozen floats and a few dozen others make the half mile trek from Cocoloba … Continued

Paddle in the Park

Paddle in the Park event covers the scenic beaches of St. John in the US Virgin Islands. The 5th Annual SUP race will be held on Sunday, November 5, 2017. Held in beautiful (and still pubilc!) Maho Bay and hosted by Friends of Virgin Islands National Park, the standup paddleboard race included three challenging courses … Continued