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Summertime in the Virgin Islands: July!


July in the Virgin Islands includes commemorating Emancipation (July 3rd), celebrating 4th of July, and for the French community on St. Thomas a big Bastille Day celebration. Summertime brings lots of live music, there are restaurants reopening, and on St. Croix you can enjoy Jump Up, Mango Melee and crab races!

VI History – Emancipation Day

July 3rd is Emancipation Day in the USVI. A rebellion on St. Croix by people who desired freedom from slavery pushed Governor Peter von Scholten on July 3rd, 1848 to declare slavery abolished. Learn More
Celebrating being American and French

Happy 4th of July! The 4th is a holiday in the USVI, and some celebrate with BBQs and beach parties. The biggest party is of course the St. John Festival Parade.

St. Thomas is home to a large population of people of French descent and they celebrate their heritage on Bastille Day with fishing, music, dancing and food. Learn More
Live Music on St. Thomas this Month

3rd String and Jon Gazi – Team up to bring you amazing music. 

Kenny Floyd in St. Thomas -Enjoy soulful acoustic southern rock. Floyd is a singer-songwriter, musician, writer and a great entertainer.
Happening On St. Croix

Tito and Sue host the famous Crab Races. It’s great fun for all ages. Be sure to bet on a crab as the prizes are great! Learn More

22nd Annual Mango Melee: mango eating contest, food & craft vendors, music, entertainment, and kids activities.
Restaurants Reopening!

Lucky Chops Lounge opens in former Fish Trap location on St. John! The menu brings a taste of Asia to Cruz Bay with affordable pricing and fast-casual service. Learn More

Grand Re-Opening of Pesce & RAW on St. Thomas! The storms may have knocked us down a bit, but we are back & so happy to have reopened Pesce last month with RAW reopening in July! Learn More
Fun Activities on St. Thomas and St. John

Local Legend Charters: Captain Chris gets rave reviews for being a wonderful, top-notch captain; recognized by guests for his knowledge of the islands and outstanding hospitality. Learn More

VI Ecotours: These award winning tours take guests of all ages and experience levels kayaking in the Mangrove Lagoon. They also offer trips to Hassel Island, bird watching and night kayaking. Learn More
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