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Christmas Winds

St. John and the surrounding islands lie in the belt of what’s called the Easterlies, or Trade Winds. Visitors to the US Virgin Islands from December through February may sense something stirring with the wind and sea. It’s a phenomenon called the Christmas Winds and it’s when the trade winds blow the strongest. It is … Continued

Queen Conch

Locally, welk can be confused with conch, which are both herbivores, but have different uses.We scoured the internet for some of the most interesting facts about queen conch. Enjoy! The exterior of queen conch are colored to help them blend with their sandy surroundings under water. Adult queen conch develop a flared lip once they … Continued

Halloween in Coral Bay St. John

On Halloween, St. Johnians don’t “trick or treat”, they just treat. And treat they do, with costume parties on both sides of the island. The annual Halloween bash at Skinny Legs in Coral Bay is incredibly visually stimulating, as is the later party at Morgan’s Mango in Cruz Bay. Both parties have costume contests worth … Continued

8 Tuff Miles 2020

The popular 8Tuff Miles foot race across St. John is back for its 24th year on February 29, 2020! A rite of passage for all who love Love City, consider a visit to Coral Bay, St. John over February 29, 2020! Windspree has you covered, with more than 20 villas to choose from. Register for … Continued

Races on St. John

September 1, 2019 @ 8:00am AT Francis Bay Fives A 5K and a 5-mile foot race over paved roads and National Park trails. Races are separate. Registration required. Race info   November 28, 2019 @ 8:00am AT Turkey Trot A 5k run around Annaberg plantation in the US Virgin Islands National Park. No registration required. … Continued

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. On Labor Day Monday 2019, the parade line forms at the parking lot of Love City Mini Market and begins to move at 11:00am. There’s also a fun car show … Continued

Moon Schedule 2019-2020

2020 Full Moon Schedule January 10 February 9 March 9 April 7 May 7 June 5 July 5 August 3 September 2 October 1 & 31 November 30 December 29 2020 New Moon Schedule January 24 February 23 March 24 April 22 May 21 June 20 July 20 August 18 September 17 October 16 November … 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