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Carnival Schedule

Carnival Parade

Below you will find the carnival schedule for St. Thomas Carnival (April/May) and the schedules for St. John Celebration (June/July) and St. Croix Crucian Christmas Festival (December/January).

St. Thomas Carnival Schedule

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

Carnival in St. Thomas is on with some of the annual favorites like the Food Fair, J’ouvert, concerts at the Village, and the Children’s Parade and Adult’s Parade. See the schedule below for more details:

April 2024

sat13apr4:00 pmPrince and Princess Show4:00 pm(GMT-03:00) IslandSt. ThomasCategoryCarnival

sat20apr11:00 amHospital Show11:00 am(GMT-04:00) IslandSt. ThomasCategoryCarnival

sat20apr6:00 pmQueen Show6:00 pm(GMT-03:00) IslandSt. ThomasCategoryCarnival

fri26apr11:00 amToddlers Derby11:00 am(GMT-04:00) IslandSt. ThomasCategoryCarnival

sat27apr4:00 pmPanorama4:00 pm(GMT-03:00) IslandSt. ThomasCategoryCarnival

sat27apr8:00 pmCalypso Monarch8:00 pm(GMT-03:00) IslandSt. ThomasCategoryCarnival

sun28apr11:00 amBoat Race11:00 am(GMT-03:00) IslandSt. ThomasCategoryCarnival

mon29aprAll Daysun05mayOpening of the St. Thomas Carnival Village(All Day)(GMT-03:00) IslandSt. ThomasCategoryCarnival

mon29apr6:00 pmQuelbe Tramp6:00 pm(GMT-03:00) IslandSt. ThomasCategoryCarnival

mon29apr7:00 pmCARNIVAL VILLAGE – MUSIC: Machel Montano | Adam O & Blind Earz | Th3rd | Spectrum | When | Ovadose & Deejay BlakENDLESS WUK7:00 pm(GMT-04:00) IslandSt. ThomasCategoryCarnival

tue30apr6:00 pmSteel Pan Tramp6:00 pm(GMT-03:00) IslandSt. ThomasCategoryCarnival

tue30apr7:00 pmCARNIVAL VILLAGE – MUSIC: KES the Band | Edwin Yearwood & Krosfyah | Jam Band | Breakaway | Dundeal | DJ Pete7:00 pm(GMT-04:00) IslandSt. ThomasCategoryCarnival

May 2024

mon29aprAll Daysun05mayOpening of the St. Thomas Carnival Village(All Day)(GMT-03:00) IslandSt. ThomasCategoryCarnival

wed01may10:00 amSt. Thomas Food Fair10:00 am(GMT-03:00) IslandSt. ThomasCategoryCarnival

wed01may7:00 pmCARNIVAL VILLAGE – MUSIC: Patrice Roberts | VAYB | VIO Int'l | Chiquito Team Band | Exodus HD | DJ Regg & DJ BulovaSOFRITO – INT’L NIGHT7:00 pm(GMT-04:00) IslandSt. ThomasCategoryCarnival

thu02may6:00 amJ'ouvert6:00 am(GMT-03:00) IslandSt. ThomasCategoryCarnival

thu02may7:00 pmCARNIVAL VILLAGE – MUSIC: Sizzala Kalonji | Barrington Levy | Teejay | Jada Kingdom | Fyah Train | VI Dream TeamLOCAL ADDIKSHUN – REP VI FLAG7:00 pm(GMT-04:00) IslandSt. ThomasCategoryCarnival

fri03may12:00 pmChildrens Parade12:00 pm(GMT-03:00) IslandSt. ThomasCategoryCarnival

fri03may7:00 pmCARNIVAL VILLAGE – MUSIC: Grand Masters Band | Karnage | Rudy Live | Signal Band | Lady MixPURE VIBES – ALL WHITE NIGHT7:00 pm(GMT-03:00) IslandSt. ThomasCategoryCarnival

sat04may10:00 amAdults Parade10:00 am(GMT-03:00) IslandSt. ThomasCategoryCarnival

sat04may7:00 pmCARNIVAL VILLAGE – MUSIC: Shaggy | What It Is Live | Temisha | Kollision Band | RIIQO Live | JahSeed | DJ StephenHARD FETE – GLOW NIGHT7:00 pm(GMT-04:00) IslandSt. ThomasCategoryCarnival

sat04may9:00 pmCarnival Fireworks9:00 pm(GMT-03:00) IslandSt. ThomasCategoryCarnival

sun05mayAll DayUtopia Unity Concert(All Day: Sunday)(GMT-04:00) IslandSt. ThomasCategoryCarnival

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St. John Celebration Schedule

St. John Celebration 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: the Celebration Village, the Food Fair and the parade.

Schedule: The St. John Celebration will include the following events: J’ouvert, Food Fair with local chefs showing how traditional dishes are prepared, a historical dialogue on emancipation, and musical events. See the upcoming schedule below.

June 2024

sat08jun4:00 pmSt. John PAN-O-RAMA4:00 pm(GMT-04:00) IslandSt. JohnCategoryCarnival

sun16jun5:00 pmPRINCESS & JR. MISS PAGEANT5:00 pm(GMT-04:00) IslandSt. JohnCategoryCarnival

sat22jun7:00 pmFESTIVAL QUEEN PAGEANT7:00 pm(GMT-04:00) IslandSt. JohnCategoryCarnival

sun23jun1:00 pmSt. John Food Fair & Coronation1:00 pm(GMT-04:00) IslandSt. JohnCategoryCarnival

sun23jun3:00 pmSt. John Boat Races3:00 pm(GMT-04:00) IslandSt. JohnCategoryCarnival

fri28jun6:00 pmSt. John Children's VillageConey Island6:00 pm(GMT-03:00) IslandSt. JohnCategoryCarnival

fri28jun(jun 28)7:00 pmthu04jul(jul 4)11:30 pmSt. John Village Opening7:00 pm - (July 4) 11:30 pm(GMT-03:00) IslandSt. JohnCategoryCarnival

July 2024

fri28jun(jun 28)7:00 pmthu04jul(jul 4)11:30 pmSt. John Village Opening7:00 pm - (July 4) 11:30 pm(GMT-03:00) IslandSt. JohnCategoryCarnival

tue02jul5:00 amSt. John Jouvert5:00 am(GMT-04:00) IslandSt. JohnCategoryCarnival

wed03jul10:00 amEmancipation Day Cultural Program10:00 am(GMT-04:00) IslandSt. JohnCategoryCarnival

wed03jul7:00 pmSt. John TORCH LIGHT PARADE7:00 pm(GMT-04:00) IslandSt. JohnCategoryCarnival

thu04jul11:00 amSt. John Celebration Parade11:00 am(GMT-04:00) IslandSt. JohnCategoryCarnival

thu04jul9:00 pmSt. John Celebration FIREWORKSCelebration Fireworks9:00 pm(GMT-04:00) IslandSt. JohnCategoryCarnival

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St. Croix Crucian Christmas Festival Schedule

St. Croix hosts its Carnival Festival between Christmas and the New Year. The Crucian Christmas Carnival sees events in both Christiansted and Frederiksted, including Calypso shows, a Latin music night, Food Fair, J’ouvert, parades, and the Festival Village.

December 2023

tue26dec8:00 pmPrince, Princess, Duchess, Dukes, & Jr. Miss Pageant8:00 pm(GMT-04:00) IslandSt. CroixCategoryCarnival

wed27dec8:00 pmSt. Croix Calypso Monarch8:00 pm(GMT-04:00) IslandSt. CroixCategoryCarnival

thu28dec8:00 pmMiss St. Croix Festival Queen Pageant8:00 pm(GMT-04:00) IslandSt. CroixCategoryCarnival

fri29decAll Daysat06janFestival Village(All Day)(GMT-04:00) IslandSt. CroixCategoryCarnival

fri29dec8:00 pmSt. Croix Festival International Night8:00 pm(GMT-04:00) IslandSt. CroixCategoryCarnival

sat30dec8:00 pmSoca Monarch8:00 pm(GMT-04:00) IslandSt. CroixCategoryCarnival

sun31dec10:00 amSt. Croix Festival New Years Eve Celebration10:00 am(GMT-04:00) IslandSt. CroixCategoryCarnival

January 2024

fri29decAll Daysat06janFestival Village(All Day)(GMT-04:00) IslandSt. CroixCategoryCarnival

mon01jan8:00 pmSt. Croix Festival Latin Night8:00 pm(GMT-04:00) IslandSt. CroixCategoryCarnival

tue02jan8:00 pmSt. Croix Festival Ladies Night8:00 pm(GMT-04:00) IslandSt. CroixCategoryCarnival

wed03jan10:00 amwed4:00 pmSt. Croix Food Fair10:00 am - 4:00 pm(GMT-04:00) IslandSt. CroixCategoryCarnival

wed03jan8:00 pmSt. Croix Festival Soca Night8:00 pm(GMT-04:00) IslandSt. CroixCategoryCarnival

thu04jan5:00 amSt. Croix J'ouvert5:00 am(GMT-04:00) IslandSt. CroixCategoryCarnival

thu04jan8:00 pmSt. Croix Festival Reggae Night8:00 pm(GMT-04:00) IslandSt. CroixCategoryCarnival

fri05jan10:00 amChildren's Parade10:00 am(GMT-04:00) IslandSt. CroixCategoryCarnival

fri05jan8:00 pmSt. Croix Festival Band-O-Rama Night8:00 pm(GMT-04:00) IslandSt. CroixCategoryCarnival

sat06jan10:00 amAdult's Parade10:00 am(GMT-04:00) IslandSt. CroixCategoryCarnival

sat06jan8:00 pmSt. Croix Festival Fireworks8:00 pm(GMT-04:00) IslandSt. CroixCategoryCarnival

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