St John Festival 2019 events schedule
May
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St John Festival 2019

St John’s Festival dates back to the early part of the 20th century. Residents, still under Danish rule, held masquerade events. The original celebrations have given way to today’s modern celebration including Emancipation Day, July 3rd, and the US Independence Day, July 4th. The first official St John Festival began in 1945. It was a one day event bringing people together to share and socialize over food and a colorful parade. Today’s Festival is a month long celebrating island culture, food, music, opening of Carnival Village, pageantry,  fireworks, parade and race events. The St John Festival kicks off with a ribbon cutting ceremony by the honoree, US Virgin Islands Governor and Carnival Queen.

The schedule of events for this years 2019 St John Festival! Enjoy pageantry, music, parades, food and more in the month long cultural celebration!

MAY 12 – ROYALTY INTRODUCTION: 5pm, Cruz Bay Parking Lot

JUNE 1 – PAN-O-RAMA: 4pm, Franklin Powell Park

JUNE 15 – FESTIVAL BIKE RACE: 8am, St John National Park Field

JUNE 16 – PRINCESS & JR. MISS PAGEANT 2019: 6pm, St John National Park Field

JUNE 22 – FESTIVAL QUEEEN PAGEANT 2019: 8pm, St John National Park Field

JUNE 23 – FOOD FAIR & CORONATION: 1pm, Franklin Powell

JUNE 23 – BOAT RACE: 3pm, Cruz Bay Harbor

JUNE 28 – JULY 7 –  VILLAGE OPENING “MEMBERSVILLE”: 7pm-10pm, Cruz Bay Parking Lot

JUNE 29 – CHILDREN’S VILLAGE: 6pm, St John National Park Field

JULY 1-7 –VILLAGE OPENING “MEMBERSVILLE”: 7pm-10pm, Cruz Bay Parking Lot

JULY 3 – EMANCIPATION PROGRAM: 1pm, Cruz Bay Parking Lot

JULY 3 – TORCH LIGHT PARADE: 6pm, Cruz Bay Parking Lot

JULY 4 – JOUVERT: 5am, St John National Park Field

JULY 4 – PARADE: 11am, St John National Park Field

JULY 4 – FIREWORKS: 9pm, Cruz Bay Harbor

JULY 6 – MUSICAL MIX 2019: 9pm, St John National Park Field

JULY 9 – POKER RUN: 12pm, Cruz Bay Harbor