On island and not sure what to do next? No worries! Check out these upcoming events. We will update as we get more information.
Good morning, and Happy 1st of March, also known down here as Virgin Islands History Month!
Over the last three years, as a resident on St. John, I’ve learned about the deeply rooted, rich culture of the Virgin Islands. Picking fresh fruit from mango trees, eating saltfish and pates, and listening to the harmonious sounds of the steel pan are all aspects of this beautiful culture that I’ve come to know and love.
Recently coming across a series of interviews titled Personal Legends, created by the Friends of the Virgin Islands artist-in-residence Kayden Richards, I am reminded of the time-honored and diverse heritage of the Virgin Islands. By exploring generational traditions shared by nine subjects from St. John, St. Thomas, and St. Croix, Richards perfectly encapsulated the vibrant spirit of these islands and its people.
The tastiest celebration in the USVI is returning to Lovango Resort + Beach Club this spring! Last year, the boutique resort on Lovango Cay, just a seven-minute ferry ride from St. Thomas or St. John, hosted its first annual Taste of Lovango celebration of fine food, craft cocktails, delectable wines and accomplished chefs from around the globe. And, on May 29, the second Taste of Lovango weekend begins with an aim to explore, and elevate, our palates and culinary horizons.
Today, St. John students, homeschoolers, and St. Thomas fourth graders will have the ability to attend Friends of Virgin Islands National Park’s Culture Day at the National Park playground in Cruz Bay from 9am to 2pm. Organizers are anticipating over 500 students to attend.
This Saturday morning, 1,300+ runners will be making the trek from Cruz Bay to Coral Bay via Centerline Road for the 25th anniversary edition of 8 Tuff Miles!
Good Morning! News of St. John Villa Rentals – our platform that helps villa owners and renters avoid third party fees – is celebrating one year.
We launched the site because it’s already expensive enough to take a vacation between travel, accommodations, food, and activities.
In 2024, St. John remains true to its reputation as “The Jam Band Mecca,” a title coined by JamBase, a digital music magazine. Fresh into the new year, Cruz Bay Music has announced their 6th annual VI Jam Fest. Scheduled for March 7th-9th, the festival is hosted by the iconic Windmill Bar, which is known for its spectacular views of Pillsbury Sound.
Good Morning! If you’re in search of a cool spot in Cruz Bay to chill out, listen to live music, and enjoy some great pizza and drinks, check out Lovango Rum Bar. We recently wrote about the national artists they’ve been bringing in, but even if late night concerts aren’t your scene – it’s a go-to place for fantastic pizza, creative cocktails, and an awesome vibe, especially as the sun sets.
This fall, the St. John Land Conservancy launched their annual Love for the Land Fundraiser and it is quickly coming to an end in less than ten days! This time around, one lucky winner will have the opportunity to island hop a bit while indulging in the amazing prize package they have put together. For as little as the cost of ONE raffle ticket ($59), two guests will enjoy FOUR tranquil nights on Lovango Cay at the Lovango Resort + Beach Club and an additional three nights of relaxation at Joy of Life Villa in Coral Bay. Top that off with some delicious dining and drinking indulgences, complimentary transportation while on island, a few boat days and well…you’ve got yourself a picture-perfect vacation for two!
The Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park Annual Gala is one of my favorite events of the year and the 2024 edition is sure to be one that you will never forget.