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Events on St. Croix - 2016 / 2017 Event 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!

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Seasonal

Jazz in the park
September 30, 2016

Held in the park in front of Fort Christianvaern in historic downtown Christiansted. Come and enjoy some great jazz in a beautiful setting! more info...

 

Wall 2 Wall Triathlon
October 23, 2016

Wall 2 Wall Triathlon on St. Croix

Wall 2 Wall Triathlon starts and ends in Cane Bay. It is a favorite among many local triathletes and is the most scenic. more info...

 

Dine VI
October 29 - November 12, 2016

The U.S. Virgin Island’s Annual restaurant week promotion returns this fall on St. Croix!
more info...


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...)

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.  November - May - 5:00 to 8:00PM. (more info...)

February

St. Croix Agricultural Fair - AGRIFEST

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...)

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...)

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.  November - May - 5:00 to 8:00PM. (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...)

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.  November - May - 5:00 to 8:00PM. (more info...)

April

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St Croix Food & Wine Experience
St. Croix Food & Wine Experience - April 7-11, 2017
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


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Cork and Fork Dinners - Friday, April 11 at 5:30pm - $1,000
These intimate dinners, prepared by renowned Executive and Celebrity Chefs Sam Choy of Hawaii and the Food Network’s Robyn Almovodar, who joins us from her award winning mobile cafe in South Florida, take place in spectacular private homes around the island. Each home boasts a luxurious menu developed by the Chef which is then perfectly paired with fabulous wines. Please contact the St. Croix Foundation at 340-773-9898 for locations and to reserve space. 5:30 PM, $1000/pp.
(more info...)

Sunset BBQ at the Frederiksted Pier
Photo by Quiana Duncan

Sunset BBQ at the Frederiksted Pier - Friday, April 11 at 6pm - Join us in historic Frederiksted while savoring a barbeque feast prepared by grilling experts and Chefs Billy Desimone, Negust Kaza, Ralph Motta, and of course our own local culinary students. Multiple bars and grills with plenty of room to roam on the breathtaking Frederiksted Pier. 6:00 PM, Frederiksted, $50pp (adult), $25pp (child, 12 and under)
(more info...)

Wine in the Warehouse
Lee A. Lashley Photography

Wine in the Warehouse - Saturday, April 7 at 6pm - Join us in 2016 for a bit of time travel as the one-night transformation of the warehouse becomes the Great Gatsby and Prohibition Era. With a few new twists, this favorite event promises to be a beautiful, surprising, and fun Experience. Featuring live music, a silent auction, a fabulous raffle wines for sale, amazing appetizers and of course, the focus of the evening: wine tastings with winemakers present. Put your shawl on to combat the cool air in the wine warehouse and raise a glass to food, wine, and philanthropy. 6:00 PM, Leeward Islands Warehouse, $125/pp (more info...)

Cuisine on the Green Golf Tournament
Photo by Sarene Brumant

Cuisine on the Green Golf Tournament - Sunday, April 12 - Tee Time 12:00pm
Experience a beautiful Robert Trent Jones Golf Course while you enjoy culinary bites and cocktail samples at select tees. Golfers and non-golfers delight in this entertaining day. Non-golfers are invited to tour the tastings with or without a golf cart.12:00 PM Tee Time, Carambola Golf Course. To purchase tickets, discuss pairings (tasters & golfers), & all other inquires, contact Carambola Golf Club directly at 340-778-5638. (more info...)

Gourmet Vintner Dinner
Photo by Gary McCracken

Gourmet Vintner Dinner - Tuesday, April 13 at 6:00pm - It’s the “25th All Silver Jubilee” at the Gourmet Vintner Dinner in 2016. Join us for an intimate and lively dining experience where we celebrate the Foundation’s 25th Anniversary with celebrity guest chefs who create delectable menus paired with renowned wine… and the results will truly astound! With its gourmet themed auction, this classy and lively dinner kicks off the week of indulgence and generosity. 6:00 PM, Ha’Penny Bay Beach Club $250/pp (includes gratuity) (more info...)

A Taste of St. Croix - Thursday, April 13, 2017 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 can feature more than 50 local restaurants, over 20 wineries and 100's 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. Tickets can sell out quickly for this event so be sure to mark your calendar for this year's event! (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. November - May - 5:00 to 8:00PM. (more info...)

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...)

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...)

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.  November - May - 5:00 to 8:00PM. (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...)


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...)

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...)

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...)

Dine VI

Dine VI - October 27 - November 12, 2016 - The U.S. Virgin Island’s Annual restaurant week promotion returns this fall on St. Croix. It’s a celebration of our local restaurant scene and the culinary diversity of St. Croix. Visitors and Local foodies alike can indulge in cuisine inspired by traditional fare and dishes made with locally sourced ingredients at special prix fixe menu offerings. Dining experiences at some of the island’s best restaurants at $35, $45, and $55, excluding gratuity. (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...)

Annual St. Croix International Regatta

Annual St. Croix International Regatta - For over 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. (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.  November - May - 5:00 to 8:00PM. (more info...)

December

St. Croix, USVI, Christmas Carnival

Crucian Christmas Carnival / Festival - The Crucian Christmas Carnival 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….(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. November - May - 5:00 to 8:00PM. (more info...)

Seasonal Events

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...)

Jazz in the park in Christiansted on St. Croix.

Jazz in the Park - Held in the park in front of Fort Christianvaern in historic downtown Christiansted. The event takes place on the last Friday of each month. Come and enjoy some great jazz in a beautiful setting! Bring a blanket, chair and food and drinks. Be sure to take out, what you bring in! (more info...)

Wall 2 Wall Triathlon - St. Croix

Wall 2 Wall Triathlon starts and ends in beautiful Cane Bay. It is held in September or October each year and is favorite among the many local triathletes and is definitely the most scenic. (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.  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 at the Fort - 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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