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2014 - Events on St. Croix Calendar

It doesn’t matter what month you visit St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, there are numerous events and festivals to enjoy throughout the year. These events help to give St. Croix its special character and Caribbean island charm. They provide both the St. Croix community and island visitors the opportunity to come together to celebrate the culture and beauty of the island. There are plenty of mouth-watering opportunities to taste the local fare from restaurants around the island. Talented artists display their creations. St Croix is also known for attracting wonderful, world class entertainers, both local and from abroad. Let them entertain you. There are events and things to do for all ages to experience, so make sure to check into what exciting events are going on while you are visiting our beautiful island of St. Croix!

Movies at the Fort
July 26, 2014, 7PM
St. Croix Movies at the Fort in Christiansted

St. Croix Movies at the Fort in conjunction with the National Park Service of St. Croix presents Movie Night! On the last Saturday of each month, Fort Christiansvaern will host a FREE family/date friendly movie night on the lawn. more info...

 

United Way Chili Cook Off
August 3, 2014

13th Annuial Chili Cook Off at the Divi Carina Bay Beach Resort
13th Annual Chilli Cook Off will be held at the Divi Carina Bay Beach Resort on August 3, 2014. There will be lots of great chili, music and drinks. You can also enjoy the beach while you are there!

 

Sunset Jazz and More!
September 19, 2014

Sunset Jazz and More!

Come on down to Frederiksted on the 3rd Friday of each month for some great Jazz, along with various Quelbe Jazz Fusion, the Sounds of Motown and the Big Band Era and spectacular sunsets! Admission is free. more info...

Note: No Sunset Jazz in August, 2014!

January

St. Croix, USVI, Christmas Carnival

Christmas Carnival / Festival - The St. Croix Christmas Festival is a tradition rich in culture that represents the people and history of St. Croix. The celebration starts in mid December with the Miss. St. Croix Pageant and ends with the Three Kings Day Parade in early January. There is also a food fair for a taste of local "Crucian",  food. A Crucian, pronounced like, crew shun, is a native of St. Croix. (more info...)

Ruins Ramble, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands

Ruins Rambles - Guided exploration and interpretation of sugar plantation ruins offered by St. Croix Landmarks Society historians. (more info...)

February

St. Croix Agriculture and Food Fair

St. Croix Agricultural Fair - Billed as "AGRIFEST," the Agriculture and Food Fair of the US Virgin Islands is the largest agricultural exposition in the territory. The Fair is held each February on the grounds of the Rudolph Shulterbrandt Agricultural Complex in Estate Lower Love, St. Croix. (more info...)

Jump Up - St. Croix, USVI

Jump Up - Held about four times during the year, Jump Up is a "carnival like" Caribbean cultural party held in the streets and along the boardwalk of Christiansted. It has become one of the islands favorite social events for both locals and visitors alike. (more info...)
 

Annual St. Croix International Regatta

Annual St. Croix International Regatta - For nearly two decades, this famous sailing event kicks off with the popular Cruzan Rum Welcome Party on Friday night featuring music performed by a live band. The yachting gets underway the following day with a series of races. This event is traditionally held in February each year. (more info...)

Starving Artists Day, St. Croix, USVI

Starving Artists Day - Support our local artists! Held at the Whim Plantation twice each year, this St. Croix event has been an annual event for over 20 years. It's a great way to spend a Sunday with the family. Experience and savor local delicacies at Crucian food and drink booths. Cash bar available all day. Tour the great house and grounds of the Whim Museum. (more photos...)

Mardi Croix, St. Croix, USVI

Mardi Croix - Each February Cane Bay, on the scenic north shore of the island, is transformed into one big colorful and noisy party...St. Croix's version of Mardi Gras! You can arrive early and get breakfast at one of the waterfront restaurants and then join in the revelry as the parade marches through. (more info...)

March

St. Patrick's Day Parade, St. Croix, USVI

St. Patrick's Day Parade - The ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE began in 1969 when a group of local businessmen convened in HARRY'S OFFICE BAR on Queen Cross St. in Christiansted for a "cool one". The conversation got around to holidays and why St. Patrick's Day wasn't celebrated in the Virgin Islands, when so many other holidays were. Something had to be done! Within minutes, the first St. Patrick's Day Parade was born. (more info...)

April


St. Croix Food & Wine Experience - April 6-12, 2014
Named one of the Ten Best International Food and Wine Festivals by Forbes Travel - is preparing a showcase of diverse cuisine and wine available on St. Croix. Local chefs, celebrity and top vintners from the U.S. Virgin Islands and abroad. Sign up to support this prestigious series of events that are held in April of each year. (more info...)

St. Croix Food & Wine Experience Events

Cuisine on the Green Golf Tournament
Photo by Sarene Brumant

Cuisine on the Green Golf Tournament - Sun., April 6, Tee Time 10:30am
Carambola Golf Club, a Robert Trent Jones course, hosts a fun tournament with bites and spirits at the tees. Non-golfers are invited to sample the tastings via a golf-cart tour.  Every other hole of the course will feature the culinary offering of a different local restaurant accompanied by complementary beverages. Your 2-person Team will taste & sip your way through an 18 Hole Scramble culminating with a dessert buffet and awards ceremony. April 14th is also the final round of the Masters and participants can enjoy some of the great Augusta flavors afterward.  Tee time: 10:30am $200pp, Taster (no play) tickets $75pp.

City Crawl, Christiansted, St. Croix
Photo by Kent Vreeland

City Crawl - Tuesday, April 8 at 6pm - $100pp
Enjoy specialty beverages and food samplings from participating restaurants and bars as you stroll through the historic waterfront town of Christiansted.

Gourmet Vintner Dinner
Photo by Gary McCracken

Gourmet Vintner Dinner at Tutto Bene - Tuesday, April 8 at 6pm - $250 Celebrity Chef Todd Gray and local Chef Negust Kaza team up to create a luxurious five course meal. With a sommelier, Chef Gray and Kaza hand select wines from St. Croix distributors to complement each course. The results of this dinner always astound and don’t miss its gourmet themed auction!

Food Fight! on the Beach
Photo copyright Stephanie Schoyer

Food Fight! on the Beach - Wednesday, April 9 at 4:30pm - $75
This wild and lively part game show, part iron chef competition features celebrity Chefs Josef DeSimone, Paula DaSilva and Simon Stojanovic. Cheer the chefs on as they go through Q & A with questions like, “What was the cut of meat Lady Gaga wore?” See how acute their senses are during the hilarious blind identification and dig your toes into the sand and watch as they cook on the beach with all types of seafood, some recognizable, some not.  No matter which team wins, fun is had by all! 

Galleon Wine Dinner
Photo by Marjo Aho

The Galleon Wine Dinner - Wednesday, April 9 at 7pm - $150
The Galleon gets five stars for their consistently spectacular wine dinner! Chef Kenneth Biggs will work his magic in the kitchen with the amazing Galleon team to create an elegant and fun evening.  


Photo by Tina Henle

Cork and Fork Dinners - Friday, April 11 at 5:30pm - $1,000
Locations to be determined. Hosted in stunning private homes and historic sites, several of which have appeared in national magazines.

Sunset BBQ at the Frederiksted Pier
Photo by Quiana Duncan

Sunset BBQ at the Frederiksted Pier - Friday, April 11 at 6pm - $50 adult, $25 child. Celebrity chefs share their grilling talents with our local culinary students at one of our hottest events.

Held in historic Frederiksted overlooking the water, this unique event allows you the opportunity to meet and mingle with celebrity chefs and enjoy unparalleled views as you dine and dance under the stars.

Wine in the Warehouse
Lee A. Lashley Photography

Wine in the Warehouse - Saturday, April 12 at 6pm - $100
Saturday night brings everyone together for a festive event featuring music, food and the focus of the evening: fabulous wine tastings with winery owners and representatives. Wine in the Warehouse is also rare opportunity to purchase wines.  Do not miss the chance to pick out a mystery boxes, valued at over $125 for only $75.  The one-night transformation of the warehouse is a beautiful and surprising experience. Leeward Islands Warehouse. Park across the street and take shuttle to the event. Bring a shawl for the refrigerator room.

A Taste of St. Croix 2013 event poster

A Taste of St. Croix - Thursday, April 10 at 6-9pm - $95
This event started it all! In 2001, two restaurateurs, Kelly Odom and Katherine Pugliese, started A Taste of St. Croix to celebrate and showcase the diverse cuisine on St. Croix. A Taste of St. Croix features more than 50 local restaurants, over 20 wineries and 100s of wines as well as rums, beer and more.  The event also features live entertainment and a culinary competition with dishes judged by celebrity chefs, VIPs and special guests. Do not miss the Moet & Chandon Taste After Party - $125.  The after party is added fun with music, dancing and pouring of champagne until wee hours in the morning.  The event benefits the St. Croix Foundation, a non-profit organization that works diligently to revitalize the US Virgin Islands. Tickets sell out in minutes for this event so be sure to mark your calendar for this year's event! (more info...)

Kids Cooking Class at Pearl B. Larsen Elementary School
Photo by Gary McCracken

Kids Cooking Class at Pearl B. Larsen Elementary School -
Saturday, April 12 at 10:30am - $25 per child
. Chefs offer simple and fun cooking classes focusing on local produce to make healthy cooking fun for the whole family. For children 6-12 years old.

May

Jump Up - St. Croix, USVI

Jump Up - Held about four times during the year, Jump Up is a "carnival like" Caribbean cultural party held in the streets and along the boardwalk of Christiansted. It has become one of the islands favorite social events for both locals and visitors alike. (more info...)

St. Croix Reef Jam - Reef Jam is a grass-roots, non-profit organization with a mission to "encourage marine conservation and stewardship through community education and outreach." All proceeds from the annual musical fundraiser will be used to support local marine education and conservation efforts on St. Croix.
(more info...)

Half Ironman Triathlon, St. Croix, USVI

St. Croix Ironman 70.3 Triathlon - The St. Croix Ironman 70.3 Triathlon is held at one of the most famous venues in the sport.  The race, which is held annually each May, features the finest array of professional athletes in the world, who challenge not only each other, but one of the most notorious climbs the sport has to offer...THE BEAST! (more info...)

June

Annual Women's Race (Frederiksted)  The race is a 2 mile course throughout the town of Frederiksted.  Traditionally, approximately 500 women join together to support our mission to end all forms of violence.  Pre-registration begins in May at the Women’s Coalition office and at Closet to Closet. (more info...)


14th Annual Kayak for Kids - FOOD! FUN! FRIENDS! Special PRIZE to the paddler who raises the most money! Kayak or paddle board from Cane Bay or Hams Bay to Fort Frederik Beach. Have fun in the sun to support the the QUEEN LOUISE HOME FOR CHILDREN! Bring your kayak or call to reserve one! $50 Participation Fee. For more information, or to request a kayak IN ADVANCE, please call: Lutheran Social Services of the Virgin Islands (LSSVI) at 772-4099, ext. 24 or 28.

Participant forms are available online at www.lssvi.org


July

Hawksbille Turtle Nesting, St. Croix, USVI

Turtle Nesting - Join volunteer groups that monitor the nesting and hatching of Giant Leatherback and Hawksbill Turtles (April - October) Leatherback turtles, the largest of all turtles and endangered throughout the United States range (federal register, June 2, 1970), have a nesting place in St. Croix. A nesting area was discovered in 1977 on the western end of St. Croix, USVI . Nesting can be found at the Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge (call them for details, tours, etc).

Jump Up - St. Croix, USVI

Jump Up - Held about four times during the year, Jump Up is a "carnival like" Caribbean cultural party held in the streets and along the boardwalk of Christiansted. It has become one of the islands favorite social events for both locals and visitors alike. (more info...)

Mango Melee and Tropical Fruit Festival - This popular summer event, held at the St. George Village Botanical Gardens, helps develop a greater appreciation for tropical fruits, especially mangoes, how to grow them and their many uses. Mango Melee offers educational workshops as well as fun activities for children and helps raise funds for the programs the garden presents throughout the year. (more info...)

August

You'll just have to spend your time at the beach, in the pool, dining out, snorkeling, etc., in August! While there are no major events in August, there may be other events such as Sunset Jazz in Frederiksted, Jazz in the Park in Christiansted and Movies at the Fort in Christiansted. Check the top of this page for upcoming events.

September

Wall 2 Wall Triathlon

The Wall 2 Wall Sprint & Super Sprint (Try-a-Tri) Event is held each September on St. Croix’s beautiful North Shore. The race which starts and ends at Cane Bay features a mostly calm to slightly choppy ocean swim, a rolling hills bike and a mostly flat run. (more info...)

October

Coral Reef Swim, St. Croix, USVI

Coral Reef Swim - The race begins on world-famous Buck Island, which boasts a spectacular beach and living coral reef designated as an underwater park by the National Park Service, continues across a starfish-speckled, blue channel and then along St. Croix’s shoreline of colorful reefs and sandy bottom. The Swim concludes at the main beach of The Buccaneer, where a palm lined finish line and steel pan band greet swimmers along with families and friends. (more info...)

November

Jump Up - St. Croix, USVI

Jump Up - Held about four times during the year, Jump Up is a "carnival like" Caribbean cultural party held in the streets and along the boardwalk of Christiansted. It has become one of the islands favorite social events for both locals and visitors alike. (more info...)

Starving Artists Day, St. Croix, USVI

Starving Artists Day - Support our local artists! Held at the Whim Plantation twice each year, this St. Croix event has been an annual event for over 20 years. It's a great way to spend a Sunday with the family. Experience and savor local delicacies at Crucian food and drink booths. Cash bar available all day. Tour the great house and grounds of the Whim Museum. (more photos...)

December

St. Croix, USVI, Christmas Carnival

Christmas Carnival / Festival - The St. Croix Christmas Festival is a tradition rich in culture that represents the people and history of St. Croix. The celebration starts in mid December with the Miss. St. Croix Pageant and ends with the Three Kings Day Parade in early January. There is also a food fair for a taste of local "Crucian",  food. A Crucian, pronounced like, crew shun, is a native of St. Croix. (more info...)

Christmas Boat Parade, St. Croix, USVI

Christmas Boat Parade - Boats decked out in Christmas lights sail the Christiansted harbor for the annual St. Croix Christmas Boat Parade. The town will be ablaze in Christmas lights, and stores and restaurants will offer specials and stay open later than usual. Entertainment will include steel-band orchestras, Mocko Jumbie dancers and a great fireworks display. Organized by the boating community of St. Croix, the event has been held for years. Fireworks display is after the parade. (more info, pics and videos...)

Holiday Hope Benefit - Each year in December this event is held at a different St Croix hotel. The benefit will support the Marine's Toys for Tots Foundation, The Boys and Girls Club of Virgin Islands, CASA of the Virgin Islands and The Patrick Henry Hospitality Scholarship. (more info...)

St Croix International Marathon

St. Croix International Marathon - this event has been running...no pun intended...for over a decade. The marathon is a 26.2 mile road race for runners, men and women, 18 years and older…walkers are also invited…The race has one of the smallest fields of runners in the world and the course is scenic, it’s flat and it’s fast….

This year the marathon will be held on December 15, 2013 (more marathon info...)

Throughout the Year

Sunset Jazz, Frederiksted, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands

Sunset Jazz - Sunset Jazz in Frederiksted, St. Croix is a community event offered on the third Friday of each month. Admission is free and families are welcome. Residents and visitors alike meet, mingle and enjoy great jazz wafting over the waters of the Frederiksted harbor, as well as the guarantee of a beautiful sunset in this wonderful park setting. Hosting locally and internationally acclaimed jazz artists, Sunset Jazz in Frederiksted has received an enthusiastic reception, and has become a much anticipated monthly island event.  (more info...)

Annual Virgin Island BBQ competition - A group of barbeque enthusiasts committed to the education of similar minded people in the art of slow cooking, roasting or grilling. We founded the society for two reasons, first to bring together like minded people who like we love to eat especially if it is done over an open wood or charcoal burning pit/grill, and second to have a vehicle to raise funds for school organizations. (more info...)


St. Croix Landmarks Society - Events held throughout the year including the Candle Light Concert Series, Music Under the Stars, Starving Artists Day, Ruins Rambles and more. (more info...)

Art Thursday, St. Croix

Art Thursday - Visitors to St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands can experience this island's artistic side as the capital city of Christiansted hosts Art Thursdays, when shops stay open late for gallery walks.  1st Thursday each month, November - May - 5:00 to 8:00PM. (more info...)

First
Fridays

First Fridays -  Monthly event held in Christiansted on the first Friday of many months throughout the year. A kind of mini "Jump Up", the shops, boutiques, bars & restaurants stay open late offering sales and live music on most corners. Come join us this First Friday for a fun, safe evening supported by the Virgin Islands Police Department and the Christiansted Restaurant and Retail Association.

Movies at the Fort
Movies at the fort in Christiansted

Movies in the Park - held at the Fort in Christiansted, this event is made possible with the help of the National Park Service of St. Croix. Movie Night is held on the last Saturday of each month, at Fort Christiansvaern in Christiansted. Movies are free and are family/date friendly.

Screenings begin at 7pm, with parking available at the National Historic Site Parking Lot, Fort Christiansvaern from 6:30-9:00pm. This is a "Pack it in, Pack it out" affair. Movie goers are encouraged to pack a picnic to enjoy during the show, but also pack up all trash and food waste, preferably to be recycled later. http://www.facebook.com/stcroixmoviesatthefort

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