You have to see St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands to believe how incredibly beautiful the island is. Enjoy the gorgeous backdrop with one of the exciting festivals found around the island each year. Here are two upcoming St. John events you should attend in St. John:
St. John’s Carnival
Perhaps the most popular event on the island each year is St. John’s Carnival that takes place every summer. This annual event is the perfect way to experience the rich history of the island and enjoy the festival’s many attractions. The St. John Festival is a lively carnival that celebrates the original emancipation of slaves that took place on July 3, 1848. This exciting festival starts each year at the end of June and ramps up the excitement until it ends the evening of July 4th. Special attractions found in this annual festival typically include a food fair, parade, village opening, and so much more. The festival is officially closed at the end of the incredible 4th of July fireworks display over the water. Start planning for your summer vacation getaway now, as the island can get busy during Carnival!
St. John Arts Festival
For the past 18 years, St. John residents and tourists alike have come together in order to celebrate the island’s culture and art scene. This year,between Feb. 16-23, the people will once again gather in celebration. The 2019 schedule includes art shows, traditional dancing performances, concerts and the viewing of the film “Sharkwater Extinction” at the St. John School of Arts. This 8-day long event is perfect for the entire family and kicks off with an entire day dedicated to children. You and your family can find this exciting event at the 22 Franklin Powell Sr. Park, Cruz Bay and get ready to celebrate the Caribbean way!
Enjoy these incredible festivals found in and around St. John during your upcoming adventure getaway. For the finest accommodations, make sure to choose one of our luxury vacation rentals during your stay. You and your family can enjoy resort-quality amenities and spacious rooms for an exhilarating experience, with multiple options to choose your vacation rental from two to six bedrooms.