Festival began this weekend, bringing parades, music, beauty contests, food and fun each weekend through July 4th.
The kickoff event Saturday was Pan-o-Rama featuring the Love City Pan Dragons, Baby Pan Dragons, and other Virgin Islands pan players from St. Thomas.
As you can see in the photo taken by Janet Simonsen, hundreds of people were drawn to downtown Cruz Bay to enjoy the hot weather and equally-hot music.
Next weekend, Festival will feature the Senior Variety Show at the ball field, next Friday night.
Each following weekend, more activities are planned. They include a bike race, the Princess and Queen pageants. The festival Village opens June 30th turning the Cruz Bay parking lot into a smorgasbord of island food treats and beverages. The traditional 4th of July fireworks over the Cruz Bay Harbor will be launched at 9 p.m. on Monday the 5th.
- Here's video of the Pan Dragons playing in last year's July 4th parade.