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Dr. Richardson will take you down Memory Lane and challenge you to dates, places, and people past and present of the Virgin Islands.* Note: Quelbe ("kwell bay") music is the official music of the Virgin Islands and Stanley (on flute) and his band, The Ten Sleepless Knights (TSK), are the Kings of Quelbe. Also called "scratch" or "fungi", quelbe is a form of a folk story. * Stanley and TSK have become the band of choice for most quadrille dances, senior citizens social functions, educational, civic, community, and tourism cultural presentations.along with regular social functions, such as parties, dances, concerts, fund-raising affairs, and the annual carnivals and festivals. * Contact: Stanley Jacobs, PO Box 411, Christiansted, St. Croix, VI 00821 * Telephone: 340-718-2378. Be sure to view Stanley and TSK on YouTube.
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It's Carnival (Festival) Time on St. John, US Virgin Islands, Baby!
4 days ago
The St. John Festival is a month-long event that starts with steel pan performances & pageants, then builds up to the week of July 3rd (Emancipation Day) and the 4th (Independence Day). That final week is party time with the big events: the Village, the Food Fair, & the Parade.
Carnival is the biggest annual event in the Virgin Islands & throughout the Caribbean. In the US Virgin Islands: VI Carnival on St. Thomas in April/May; the St. John Festival in June/July; & St. Croix’s Crucian Christmas Carnival in Dec./Jan. In the British Virgin Islands: the BVI Emancipation Festival on Tortola in July/Aug. & the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival in April.
Here's an abbreviated calendar of the fore coming events:
18 June: The FESTIVAL PRINCESS PAGEANT at 6:00 pm Winston Wells Ball Field
24 June: Festival Queen Pageant at 8:00 pm Winston Wells Ball Field
25 June: Festival Food Fair & Coronation at 1:00 pm Franklin A. Powell, Sr. Park
25 June: Festival Boat Races at 3:00 pm Cruz Bay Harbor
28 June: Festival Village Grand Opening of O'Connorville at 7:00 pm St. John Festival Village
30 June: Festival Children's Village at 6:00 pm St. John National Park Field
2 July: Festival Poker Run at 12:00 pm Cruz Bay Waterfront
2 July: Festival Horse Races at 1:00 pm Clinton E. Phipps Race Track
3 July: Festival Emancipation Program at 1:00 pm St. John Festival Village
4 July: J'ouvert at 4:00 am St. John National Park Field
4 July: Festival Parade at 11:00 am St. John National Park Field
4 July: Festival Fireworks at 9:00 pm Cruz Bay Harbor
Visit St. John Festival Schedule: www.vicarnivalschedule.com/stjohn/