Celebration heats up for July 4th

Celebration Village opened in the parking lot across from the post office on Wednesday.  Named this year in honor of Nathalie Thomas, the Festival and Cultural Organization’s
treasurer, "Thomasville" will have an opening ceremony featuring the
Love City Pan Dragons.  The Jam Band will follow, playing until the wee
hours, the St. John Source reported.  Generally, bands are expected to
play inn the Village daily from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

On Thursday, the children’s village was scheduled to open, sponsored by the St. John Community Foundation.   Chairman Lonnie Willis told the Source the village will feature games, face painting, ball toss., frog toss, hot wheel racing and darts.

July 4th will begin with the annual J’Ouvert parade through the
streets of Cruz Bay, beginning at 4 a.m.  Fireworks over Cruz Bay at 9
p.m. will be followed entertainment from Cool Session and Traffik,
again into the "wee" hours.  Celebration Village will close at 1:30 a.m.

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