Carnival Schedule

Carnival Parade

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:

St. Thomas Carnival Schedule

VI Carnival in St. Thomas is usually (pre-Covid) 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.

The carnival events in St. Thomas for 2020 and 2021 were canceled, however a few virtual events were held including musical performances, Jou’virtual (a virtual Jouvert), and a replay of past parades.

Carnival in St. Thomas is on for 2023 with some of the annual favorites like Food Fair, Jouvert, concerts at the Village, and a combined children’s and adult’s parade. See the schedule below for more details:

april 2023

sat08apr4:00 pmPrince and Princess4:00 pm IslandSt. ThomasCategoryCarnival

sat15apr8:00 pmQueen Show8:00 pm IslandSt. ThomasCategoryCarnival

fri21apr6:00 pmJunior Calypso6:00 pm IslandSt. ThomasCategoryCarnival

sat22apr8:00 pmCalypso Monarch8:00 pm IslandSt. ThomasCategoryCarnival

sun23apr11:00 amBoat & Car Show11:00 am IslandSt. ThomasCategoryCarnival

mon24aprAll Daysat29Opening of Kelly "Pupa Kelly" Charleswell Musical Arena(All Day) IslandSt. ThomasCategoryCarnival

tue25apr6:00 pmSteel Pan & Teen Tramp6:00 pm IslandSt. ThomasCategoryCarnival

wed26apr10:00 amFood Fair10:00 am IslandSt. ThomasCategoryCarnival

wed26apr6:00 pmQuelbe Tramp6:00 pm IslandSt. ThomasCategoryCarnival

thu27apr6:00 amJ'ouvert6:00 am IslandSt. ThomasCategoryCarnival

fri28apr12:00 pmChildrens Parade12:00 pm IslandSt. ThomasCategoryCarnival

sat29apr10:00 amAdults Parade10:00 am IslandSt. ThomasCategoryCarnival

sat29apr9:00 pmFireworks9:00 pm IslandSt. ThomasCategoryCarnival

sun30apr4:00 pmPanorama4:00 pm IslandSt. ThomasCategoryCarnival

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 2023 schedule is not yet available. The 2020 & 2021 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 2023.

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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.

december 2022

sun11dec8:00 pmPrince & Princess8:00 pm IslandSt. CroixCategoryCarnival

sun18dec8:00 pmMiss St. Croix Pageant8:00 pm IslandSt. CroixCategoryCarnival

wed28dec8:00 pmCalypso Monarch8:00 pm IslandSt. CroixCategoryCarnival

fri30decAll Daysat07janFestival Village(All Day) IslandSt. CroixCategoryCarnival

january 2023

fri30decAll Daysat07janFestival Village(All Day) IslandSt. CroixCategoryCarnival

wed04jan8:00 pmSoca Monarch8:00 pm IslandSt. CroixCategoryCarnival

thu05jan5:00 amJ'ouvert5:00 am IslandSt. CroixCategoryCarnival

thu05jan10:00 amthu4:00 pmFood Fair10:00 am - 4:00 pm IslandSt. CroixCategoryCarnival

sat07jan10:00 amChildren's Parade10:00 am IslandSt. CroixCategoryCarnival

sat07jan10:00 amAdult's Parade10:00 am IslandSt. CroixCategoryCarnival

2023 British Virgin Islands Calendar