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We will be on St John during st thomas carnival 2008, does anyone know what at the carnival is good for a tourist to attend

Posted : March 11, 2008 4:10 pm
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Pretty much everything from the food fair, J'Ouvert and the Carnival Village festivities to the parades on Saturday (Children's) and Sunday (Adult's.) Lots of food, fun and festivities for everyone. Have a great time!

Posted : March 11, 2008 5:00 pm
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We've done carnival and loved it. The parade will likely start late and run a long time. Its worth it as long as you stay cool and have plenty of water. Watching the parade is the only time I REALLY wanted an umbrella on STJ. J'Ourvet is a lot of fun and can get a tad crazy. The carnival village is a great place to enjoy tasty local foods.

Cheers, RickG

Posted : March 11, 2008 6:23 pm
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Hey STT, that's the children's parade on Friday and adult parade on Saturday, then fireworks on Saturday night.

Posted : March 11, 2008 6:26 pm
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I didn't see a date for carnival. When is it?

Posted : March 11, 2008 6:38 pm
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The last week has the most activities and that ends on April 26th.

Posted : March 11, 2008 7:34 pm
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For a tourist, Food Fair day is probably the best choice. There'll be outdoor vendors selling all kinds of local food and drinks, crafts, and live music. The fireworks are also a must see.

The problem with most of the carnival activities is you have to do a lot of standing (Carnival Village, calypso concerts), because that's where the action is. There isn't much comfortable seating (none at Village).

The parade is an all day affair, and it doesn't move quickly, and if you don't find a good spot in the shade where you can park yourself, it can get pretty tiring waiting for the next group.

J'ouvert is a public block party parade that lasts through the night. If you're a big partier, this might interest you.

It really depends on what your interests are.

Posted : March 11, 2008 8:42 pm
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Ronnie - blame my faux pas on old age!!!!!!

Posted : March 11, 2008 8:56 pm
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St. Thomas Carnival 2008 includes events from April 6th through April 26th. We have the full schedule in the events calendar which you can find using the About USVI tab at the top of this page or here is a link to it 😉 Switch the month to April.


Posted : March 11, 2008 9:23 pm
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Dont forget the lionel roberts stadium festivities. Very cultural. Jouvert is like a mardi gra part in the streets that starts at 4am. Since you r staying in St. John you will have to catch the early morning ferry to attend stt jouvert. Every evening if you come to st for the festivities catch the downtown ferry walking distance to activities and verify with the captain the last ferry back to st. john or you will be stuck in STT. THe music is free its very safe to attend the week long fun and festivties. Avoid walking alone and carrying alot of noticeable cash.. Have fun and try not to drink to much that is usually when I see toursit end up in alot of trouble...

Posted : March 23, 2008 9:13 pm
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Posted : April 2, 2008 11:14 am
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Does the ferry travel between Red Hook and CA?

2 more days, yahoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted : April 2, 2008 3:16 pm
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Does anyone sell the jouvert or parade dvd?

Posted : April 25, 2008 10:59 pm
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As far as Jouvert DVD's go I kind of doubt it. The event is to crazy to get any professional type video out of there unless someone sets up on top of the buildings along the water front.

Id suggest searching myspace and youtube for general jouvert and village type videos. You wont find anything professional but you will get a real feel of the event from people inside of it. I have a few up on myspace from Jouvert, Village and Boat race as do a few other people.

Parade wise I'd suggest calling either TV2 or WTJX the PBS affiliate. They broadcast the event live across the Virgin Islands and might have a deal to cut it to DVD. Search online for their phone numbers etc. Another option is to contact the carnival committe.

Posted : April 26, 2008 1:48 am
(@augusta, ga)
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thank you very much for the response. I called the tv stations a couple weeks ago but they said they dont make them. a couple yrs ago i was in st thomas and found a jouvert dvd in th a store at the mall but i dont know if they still sell them since no one even knew they existed. i will keep trying to find them. i get so home sick when i see the stuff on youtube, thats why i need to find them. they are the next best thing. i will however contact i thank you so much.

Posted : April 26, 2008 9:44 am
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For J'Ouvert video, please check out International Records and Tapes (Otis Martin) on Back Street St. Thomas, or Emmet P, a 105 Jamz personality. Otis can likely find Emmet for you. 340-776-8860. I heard Emmet mention that he was doing one this year.

Posted : April 26, 2008 7:39 pm
(@Augusta, Ga)
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thank you very much, will do.

Posted : April 27, 2008 7:41 am
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Emment P is the man to find the Jouvert DVD

Posted : May 7, 2008 3:36 pm

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