Friday - July 3rd
St. John FestivalFranklin Powell Park, St. John @ 10:00am
Emancipation Day Event.
Saturday - July 4th
St. John FestivalSt. John National Park, St. John @ 4:00am
Event: J'ouvert. It is an early morning party as hundreds of people dance through the streets behind a band while others stand on the sidelines enjoying the music. Starts outside the National Park Visitor Center. Tel: (340) 690-1725
St. John FestivalCruz Bay, St. John @ 11:00am
Event: Parade, The parade is one of the biggest events of the St. John Festival. It takes place in Cruz Bay and includes thousands of participants and thousands of viewers that line the parade route. Come see mocko jumbies, carnival royalty, listen to bands play while colorfully costumed troupes dance along. Some troupes include masqueraders wearing from the smallest costumes of bikinis with beads to elaborate, large costumes that stretch the width of the parade route. The parade route starts at the National Park Visitor Center entrance and runs through Cruz Bay. Tel: (340) 690-1725
St. John FestivalCruz Bay Harbor, St. John @ 9:00pm
Event: Fireworks Display. Fireworks over Cruz Bay Harbor.
Sunday - July 5th
St. John FestivalCruz Bay Beachfront, St. John @ 12:00pm
Festival Poker Run 2015
Sunday - July 12th
27th Bastille Day Kingfish TournamentHull Bay, St. Thomas
It's time to fish! It's time to party! It's time to celebrate! The Northside Sportfishing Club's Bastille Day Kingfish Tournament - set for Sunday July 13th at Hull Bay Hideaway - is your chance to catch that 'big one' while enjoying the camaraderie of family and friends. This inshore fishing event offers more ways to win and more cash and luxury gift prizes than any other Virgin Islands-based tournament of its kind. In addition to fishing, there's a live band and beach party in the afternoon for everyone to enjoy. Proceeds from the event benefit charitable community organizations. Come one, come all - men, women, boys and girls - anglers of all skill levels are invited to enter, and everyone comes away a winner. Fishing starts at 5:30 a.m. and ends at 12 Noon, sharp, when the beach side party begins at Hull Bay Hideaway, with food, music and fun lasting right up until the time of the Awards Ceremony at 8pm. Tel: (340) 998-0854
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Friday - July 17th
America's Paradise USVI Music FestivalUVI, St. Thomas
The America's Paradise Music Festival promises to be one of the most diversified musical shows in the Caribbean, by blending rich exciting music with exhilarating performances in paradise. The weekend will kick off on Friday July 17th with a We Got Jokes VI Comedy Show: Music Fest Edition! Headlined by one of the Original Kings of Comedy, Cedric the Entertainer; hosted by VI's very own legendary comedian Mike Yard; along with two opening acts, the hilarious Wil Sylvince and Rob Stapleton! Hold onto your seat, there will also be a celebrity guest appearance by Love & Hip Hop New York's gorgeous reality TV star Erica Mena. This epic comedy kick-off will be held at the UVI Sports and Fitness Center located in St. Thomas. For more information visit: www.americasparadisemusicfestival.com Tel: (340) 344-1552 Email
Saturday - July 18th
America's Paradise USVI Music FestivalLionel Roberts Stadium, St. Thomas
The America's Paradise Music Festival promises to be one of the most diversified musical shows in the Caribbean, by blending rich exciting music with exhilarating performances in paradise. On Saturday, July 18th at the Lionel Roberts Stadium, The America's Paradise Music Festival Committee presents the opening night of the America's Paradise USVI Music Festival! Saturday night's festival will be headlined by one of the Nation's hottest rappers Future, along with an impeccable talent lineup, which includes: the Queen of Bacchanal, Destra, Reggae Legend Barrington Levy, and the Virgin Islands Ambassador, Pressure! There will also be performances by The Venomous Poizon Band, West Lindy, Paeback, Mike Lawry and Khemistry. DJ Avalanche and DJ Deli Banger will crank-up the turntables and keep the festival party going. For more information visit: www.americasparadisemusicfestival.com Tel: (340) 344-1552 Email
Sunday - July 19th
America's Paradise USVI Music FestivalSt. Thomas
The America's Paradise Music Festival promises to be one of the most diversified musical shows in the Caribbean, by blending rich exciting music with exhilarating performances in paradise. Sunday, July 19th finale is one you do not want to miss! The last day will feature Grammy Nominated Singer Don Omar and Reggae Ambassador, Third World. Sunday's talent lineup also include: T Vice, Kylo & Stylez, Black Chiney, Dance Hall Queen Spice, DJ Kuntry, Rancho, KMC and Red Lion Sounds. There will also be a Dance Hall Competition for any ladies wanting to showcase their skills. For more information visit: www.americasparadisemusicfestival.com Tel: (340) 344-1552 Email
Sunday - July 26th
July Open Kid's TournamentAYH Red Hook, St. Thomas
Calling all kids! The July Open Kid's Tournament, hosted by the Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club (VIGFC), will take place on Sunday July 26 at the IGY American Yacht Harbor (AYH) Marina in Red Hook, St. Thomas. Participation is open to all kids 12 years of age and under. Kids must be accompanied by parent or guardian. The first 200 kids will receive FREE entry, which includes a T-shirt, backpack and handline. All entrants receive FREE pizza and a drink after fishing. Registration starts at 8 a.m. at the VIGFC tables at AYH. Fish from any dock, rock or stump in AYH - just stay on shore! The Official Weigh-In, by officials of DPNR's Fish and Wildlife Division, will take place at 11 a.m.
Tuesday - July 28th
52nd July Open Billfish TournamentSt. Thomas
52ND JULY OPEN BILLFISH TOURNAMENT SET FOR JULY 28 TO JULY 30. Fish the legend and make history! The 52nd July Open Billfish Tournament (JOBT) - the longest annually held angling contest in the Virgin Islands - and the tournament that put the Virgin Islands on the world's billfishing map with Elliot Fishman's all-tackle world record 845-pound blue marlin in 1968 - will be held July 28 to July 30. A fleet of boats from the St. Thomas, St. Croix, U.S. mainland states such as Florida and Texas, plus countries like Brazil along with some of the world's best anglers are expected to compete in this Virgin Islands Gamefishing Club-hosted tournament. For more information visit: www.vigfc.com Tel: (340) 775-9144
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