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The US Virgin Islands Best Guide

Carnival Schedule

Below you will find the carnival schedule for St. Thomas (April/May), and the festival schedules for St. John (June/July) and St. Croix (December). For the carnival music schedule check: www.vicarnivalschedule.com

St. Thomas Carnival Schedule

VI Carnival in St. Thomas is a month-long event that kicks off with pageants and calypso shows, and really heats up in the last week with hard core partying at the Village, J’ouvert, Food Fair, two parades and fireworks.

The 2020 St. Thomas Carnival, aka VI Carnival, was a virtual event due to Covid. Various events were livestreamed including musical performances, Jou’virtual (a virtual Jouvert), and a replay of past parades. Stay tuned for information on what is planned for 2021.

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St. John Festival Schedule

St. John Festival is a month-long event that starts with steel pan performances and pageants and builds up to the week of July 3rd (Emancipation Day) and the 4th (Independence Day). That final week is party time with the big events: village, food Fair and the parade.

Schedule: The St. John Festival 2021 schedule is not yet available. The 2020 line up was virtual due to Covid. Events included a cultural pop-up with storytelling, a virtual jouvert, a virtual food fair with local chefs showing how traditional dishes are prepared, a historical dialogue on emancipation, and musical events. Stay tuned for news on what is planned for 2021.

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St. Croix Festival Schedule

St. Croix hosts its Carnival Festival between Christmas and New Year. The Crucian Christmas Carnival sees events in both Christiansted and Frederiksted including calypso shows, Latin music venues, food fairs, horse races, parades, and the village.

Schedule: The Crucian Christmas Festival 2021/2022 schedule is not yet available. The events on St. Thomas and St. John this year have been virtual. Stay tuned for more news on what you can expect for the St. Croix Festival this year.

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