What's Happening on St. John - Summer

Summer Events on St. John

Summer is the slow season in St. John, so you’ll enjoy a quieter pace of life during your visit. The local shopkeepers and restaurant owners will have time to chat with you and you’ll get a better glimpse into island life. Also, visiting during the summer season means that you’ll get to take part in many exciting festivals and special events.

Here are a few of the events you can look forward to in the summer on St. John:

St. John Carnival

June – All Month Long

Join in with the noisiest, brightest, most vibrant festival of the year! St. John Carnival begins in early June and traditionally ends on the Fourth of July with a big colorful fireworks display and parade. Most of the events are centred within the Cruz Bay area and include musical performances, bike races, boat races, food fairs, dancing, and parades. The Carnival really brings the island to life and some of the main events include the Festival Food Sale, the Festival Poker Run and the Children’s Village. Watch the Carnival Princess and Queen be crowned, taste some delicious Caribbean street food and dance the night away.

Emancipation Day

July 3rd

This celebration marks the anniversary of the 1848 declaration that set all slaves free in the US Virgin Islands. It was on this day that slavery was abolished by Danish Governor Peter von Scholten. Emancipation Day is celebrated with a lot of fanfare, music, dancing, and entertainment, so join in the fun and enjoy this great showcase of local culture.

Fourth of July – Independence Day

July 4th

Had fun on Emancipation Day? Get ready for two full days of partying, because the following day is the Fourth of July (Independence Day in the United States), which is celebrated on St. John with fireworks and a parade. Wear your best red, white, and blue outfits and dance to live music on the beach with a beer in hand.

Chaotic Kayak

July

A thrilling kayak race, this event has raised plenty of money since it began for the Wounded Veterans USVI program. The proceeds are used to bring wounded veterans down to the island every November for a week of healing in St. John’s tropical waters. The event includes a kayak race and a Stand Up Paddle Board race and anyone is welcome to enter the competition! After the event there will be food, music and of course, beer!

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528 18-3 Mongoose Junction
Cruz Bay
St. John, 00830

340-693-7070

Contemporary caribbean art gallery featuring local artists. Paintings, books, sculptures, photography, film screenings, and vintage art on St. John.
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16133 Spring Garden
Coral Bay
St. John, 00830

340-693-5778

Welcome to Carolina Corral, the place to come for scenic horseback trail rides on the beautiful U.S. Virgin Island of St. John. Meet our personable and colorful horses, donkeys, goats, sheep, chickens, dogs, cats and a duck. Yes, one duck, she likes it that way.

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1 Bay Street
St. John
St. John, 00802

  • Mon: 2:00pm-10:00PM
  • Tues: 2:00pm-10:00PM
  • Weds: 2:00pm-10:00PM
  • Thurs: 2:00pm-10:00PM
  • Fri: 2:00pm-10:00PM
  • Sat: 2:00pm-10:00PM
  • Sun: 2:00pm-10:00PM
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518 Mongoose Junction, Cruz Bay, St John 00830, U.S. Virgin Islands
St John
St. John, 00830

(340) 776-6940

  • Mon: 9:00AM - 9:00PM
  • Tues: 9:00AM - 9:00PM
  • Weds: 9:00AM - 9:00PM
  • Thurs: 9:00AM - 9:00PM
  • Fri: 9:00AM - 9:00PM
  • Sat: 9:00AM - 9:00PM
  • Sun: 9:00AM - 9:00PM
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PO Box 462
Cruz Bay
St. John, 00830

340-776-6425

  • Mon: 11:30-3pm​​ and
    5:30-9:30pm and
    HH: 11:30-5:30PM
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    5:30-9:30pm and
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    5:30-9:30pm and
    HH: 11:30-5:30PM
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    5:30-9:30pm and
    HH: 11:30-5:30PM
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    5:30-9:30pm and
    HH: 11:30-5:30PM
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P.O. Box 716
Cruz Bay
St. John, 00831

800-835-7718

Join us on our daily scuba diving or snorkeling tours and discover why St. John is more fun UNDER the water.

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LUMBER YARD COMPLEX
Cruz Bay,
St. John, 00830

  • Mon: 8-7
  • Tues: 8-7
  • Weds: 8-7
  • Thurs: 8-7
  • Fri: 8-1
  • Sat: 9-1
  • Sun: closed
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9503 Frank Bay, Cruz Bay, St. John
St. John
St. John, 00830

(340) 277-3532

Set sail with us today aboard Goddess Athena and experience our gorgeous islands and beautiful outlying rocks and cays first hand. Join us on a voyage to those magical places accessible only by sea.

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5000 ESTATE ENIGHED #390,
ESTATE ENIGHED
St. John, 00830

(340) 998-9898

ST. JOHN YACHT CHARTERS OFFERS PERSONALIZED, MEMORABLE SAILING TRIPS WITH AN UNMATCHED LOCAL KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE.
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PO Box 37
St. John
St. John, 00831

(340) 473-9705

All inclusive full day and half day sails, sunset sails, and adventures on St. John, the Soggy Dollar Bar or White Bay. Customized private charters available for groups, honeymoons, newlyweds, and kids.

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1 King Cross St
Christiansted
St.Croix, 00820

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Harolds Way
Coral Bay
St. John, 00830

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6501 Red Hook Plaza
Coral Bay
St. John, 00830

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