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Saint John Carnival

June 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


The Saint John Carnival is a jubilant event that attracts both locals and tourists. Typically occurring in late June and early July, the Saint John Carnival spans several weeks of festivities. The origins of the Saint John Carnival are rooted in the African and European cultural influences that have shaped the Caribbean region over the centuries.

The Saint John Carnival begins with a series of pre-events, including the “Food Fair and Coronation,” where local chefs display their culinary expertise and compete for the best dish title. This event offers visitors a taste of the island’s rich cuisine, featuring traditional dishes like jerk chicken, conch fritters, and fresh seafood.

A major highlight of the Saint John Carnival is the thrilling parade in Cruz Bay, the island’s main town. During the Saint John Carnival parade, the streets burst with vibrant colors, rhythmic music, and dazzling costumes as troupes of dancers, musicians, and performers exhibit their talents. The Saint John Carnival parade showcases a variety of themes, ranging from historical and cultural representations to contemporary designs inspired by the latest trends.

Overall, the Saint John Carnival is a vibrant celebration that embodies the cultural richness and diversity of the Caribbean, making it an unforgettable experience for all who attend.


June 13
8:00 am - 5:00 pm