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 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:
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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 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.
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.