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Labor Day in Coral Bay

Labor Day in Coral Bay is a local affair, not only celebrating everyone’s hard work, but rejoicing in how far those efforts have taken us. History of Labor Day Created by the labor movement and dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers, Labor Day is a tribute to the contributions workers have … Continued

St. John Star Gazing

Perseid Meteor Shower August 12-13, 2019 In 2019, the Perseids will peak on the night between Aug 12–13. The Perseids are one of the brighter meteor showers that occurs every year in mid-August. The exceptional meteor shower is space debris from the Swift-Tuttle comet and appears to hail in the sky from the constellation Perseus … Continued

St. John Freedom Statue

Do you know the story of the statue in Cruz Bay of the man blowing a conch shell? One of several “Freedom Statues” on display throughout the territory, they commemorate the slave revolt and fight for emancipation. 2017 marked 100 years since the US purchased territories in the West Indies (known as the US Virgin … Continued

St. John Festival 2019

The annual St. John Festival is in full swing, culminating this week at daybreak on July 4th in Cruz Bay with J’ouvert @ 4:00am, the Carnival Parade @ 11:00am, and Fireworks @ 9:00pm. For schedule details, checkout the 2019 St. John Carnival Schedule. The St. John Festival Parade takes months to prepare, with dozens of … Continued

Father Knows Best

Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June and this year the big day is June 16th. On St. John, the day is all about dads. See future Father’s Day dates here. Officially celebrating father’s in the US began in 1910 in Spokane, WA. Inspired by a sermon about Anna Jarvis’ Mother’s Day, … Continued

Wagapalooza 2019

 **19th Annual** Benefits the St. John Animal Care Center Saturday, May 18, 2019 – 5:00pm to 9:00pm The Lumberyard in Cruz Bay The Animal Care Center of St. John once again held its island version of the Westminster Dog Show. Sign-up + Be a Part of Island History Stop into the St. John Animal Care Center in Cruz Bay … Continued

St. John Carnival Schedule 2019

FRIDAY JUNE 14th St. John Festival – Senior Variety Show  7pm Lumberyard, Cruz Bay, St. John  Local seniors prove they’ve still got what it  takes in this fun and entertaining talent and fashion show. For information, call 776-6450  St. John Festival Bike Race  St. John National Park, Cruz Bay, St. John  Pedal your bike fast for prizes and … Continued

Easter In The Virgin Islands

Easter in the Virgin Islands is more about worship, celebration, family and food than it is about bunnies, candy and colorful eggs. The Caribbean is predominately Christian and so Easter church services are heavily attended. Only fish is served for Easter Sunday dinner and only black and white is worn. No red meat is eaten … Continued

Annual Beach to Beach Power Swim

Don’t miss the Beach to Beach Power Swim on St John Sunday May 26th, 2019. Teams and individuals compete in the annual fundraising event sponsored by the Friends of the Park. Swimmers can enter on of three races as unassisted (no snorkel + fins) or assisted (with snorkel + fins). 1 mile short course (from … Continued

45 Years of Preserving History

St John Historical Society celebrates its 45th year. On April 7th they will celebrate their anniversary at Lucky Chops in Cruz Bay at 3:30pm. For over 4 decades the founding members have researched, preserved and shared the history of St John. If you have ever looked into the islands past, you will see incredible stories, … Continued