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St John Festival and Carnival Season is a month of celebrations

The rich culture of the Caribbean is highlighted throughout the month

carnivalSt John's Festival and Carnival season consists of celebrations which showcase the best of the caribbean culture. While each year has a different theme and somewhat different schedule, Carnival's month long activities always culminate on the 4th of July with a parade and evening fireworks.  There are activities for all including the very young and very senior. Music is always a constant throughout the month.  The mocko jumbie, a shape-changing ghost-like figure, whose origins are traced to West Africa is ever present during Carnival season. The lore is that jumbies traditionally appear in the dark  of night and are known for terrifying those who have misbehaved. At carnival, the jumbie customarily appears on stilts dressed in elaborate pants and jacket made of colorful silks and satins and is one of the most popular part of Carnival.

The following schedule is for the St John Carnival (aka St John Festival) for 2015:



Schedule of Events
Friday June 5 Festival Food Sale 2015 – 1 p.m. Franklin A. Powell Sr. Park

Saturday, June 6 Festival PAN-O-RAMA – 4 p.m. Franklin A. Powell Sr. Park

Saturday, June 13 Festival Bike Race – 8.00 AM St. John National Park

Sunday, June 14 St. John Festival Princess 2015 Pageant – 6 p.m. Wiston E. Balls Field

Saturday, June 20 St. John Festival Queen 2015 Pageant – 8 p.m. Wiston E. Balls Field

Sunday, June 21 Festival Food Fair & Coronation – 1 p.m. Franklin A. Powell Sr. Park

Saturday, June 27 Festival Village Opening – 7 p.m. Cruz Bay Parking LotFestival Children’s Village – 6 p.m. St. John National Park

Friday, July 3 Emancipation Day – 10 a.m. Franklin A. Powell Sr. Park

Saturday, July 4 Festival J’OUVERT – Sunrise: St. John National ParkFestival Parade – 11 a.m. St. John National ParkFestival Fireworks – 9 p.m. Cruz Bay Harbour

Sunday, July 5 Festival Poker Run – 12 p.m. Cruz Bay Beach Front
 St John Carnival Festival 2015

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