Calendar of Events in St. Croix

JUNE 2018

JUNE 3, 4:45PM 34th Annual The Women Race Frederiksted Join VI Pace Runners in this 2-mile race that draws competitive runners, joggers, walkers & mothers with strollers; proceeds benefit the Women’s Coalition of St. Croix.  $20, if  pre-registered.  $25, at race. (340) 773-9272,  www.wcstx.org.

JUNE 6-8, 8AM-5PM Pan African Economic Research  Council Conference Great Hall, UVI Hear about Black Entrepreneurship:  Challenges, Opportunities, Accomplishments in a Global Economy and more.  (340-692-4272,  www.paerc.org/upcoming-conference.

JUNE 6 – AUGUST 17 Summer Sailing Camp St. Croix Yacht Club Beginner to Advanced, ages, 8-18, sailors learn  or perfect skills aboard Optimists, Sunfish or  420s with US Sailing Certified Instructors.   Register with Morgan Dale, morganstx@gmail. com or Brian Cayne, manager@stcroixyc.com.   Some scholarships available.  www.stcroixyc.com.

JUNE 8, 6PM-8:30PM World Oceans Day Celebration East End Marine Park In celebration of World Oceans Day and the International Year of the Reef 2018, the East End Marine Park hosts “Coralpalooza,” an exciting lecture series & discussion on corals, sponsored by Triton’s Realm.  sara@tritonsrealm.com.  

JUNE 8, 6-9PM ‘Pride’ Art Exhibit Opening Peachcan Gallery Queer Identity explores awareness, vulnerability, and empowerment through art.  Light refreshments.  Runs through June 28.  (340) 332-9450.  www.stxpride.org.  Facebook.

JUNE 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 8PM & JUNE 17, 4PM “Blues for an Alabama Sky” Caribbean Community Theater Lionel Downer directs this classic Pearl Cleage play, set in Harlem in 1930.  (340) 778-1983,  (340) 718-4229, www.cct.vi. JUNE 9, 9AM-3PM Coral Restoration Day Sweet Bottom Dive Center, Cane Bay Come to “Coralpalooza” and dive, snorkel, and learn about coral restoration efforts with The Nature Conservancy.  Morning and afternoon guided dive trips to the coral nursery.  To register, email sara@tritonsrealm.com.

JUNE 14, 5:30-6:30PM NPS Lecture Series UVI Great Hall Marcia Taylor, UVI Center for Marine  Environmental Studies presents “Climate Change Impact on the Marine Environment in the VI.”   (340) 277-9642.  www.stxparkfriends.org.

JUNE 15, 6PM-9PM Sunset Jazz Buddhoe Park, Frederiksted Bring a blanket or beach chair and catch the cool sounds of local and international musicians.  Food and drinks available.  Free. JUNE 16, 10AM-12NOON Free Snorkel Clinic Cramer’s Park, East End Learn to snorkel or advance your skills.   School-aged children to adults welcome.   SEA provides instruction and gear.  Call to register.  (340) 773-1989,   www.stxenvironmental.org. 

JUNE 21, 9 AM Summer Solstice Tour of Robin Bay East End Marine Park An interpretive ranger leads a tour focusing  on the pre-Columbian history of the  Southshore, including ancient resource  management techniques.  Learn about  watersheds, salt ponds, and their importance to birds. Sponsored by DPNR. (703) 314-4889.

JUNE 23 The Virgin Islands Track & Field Championships (340) 643-2557,  www.virginislandspace.org.  JUNE 24, 4PM Caribbean American Heritage Month  Bamboula Cultural Extravaganza VICCC Conference Suite, UVI Hosted by the VI Caribbean Cultural Center  at The University of the Virgin Islands.   (340-692-4272, www.viccc.uvi.edu

JUNE 29, 5:30-7:30PM Jazz in the Park Ft. Christiansvaern Bandstand Catch cool jazz sounds to the backdrop of  Christiansted harbor! Bring chairs, blankets,  coolers & friends. Presented by Community Music. Free!

JUNE 29, 6:30-8:00PM “Amphibians Are Mighty Singers!” Mahogany Road Gut St. Croix Environmental Association guide Jennifer Valiulis interprets the croaking, chirping night sounds.  Children 5 and older welcome; free for SEA members and children.  Non-members, $10.  Bring a flashlight; wear long pants and sleeves.  Meet at the Lawaetz Family Museum in Little LaGrange.  Call to register. (340) 773-1989,  www.stxenvironmental.org

JULY 2018

JULY 3, ALL DAY 170th Anniversary of Virgin Islands Emancipation Day (July 3rd, 1848) Hosted by Alliance of St. Croix Cultural Heritage Organizations.  Email for multiple events,  viccc@live.uvi.edu.  Details at www.wuvi.uvi.edu, Mondays and Thursdays at 1-3pm.

JULY 4 Fireworks! After dark St. Croix Yacht Club Watch the festivities from the Clubhouse, for members or guests of members or donate to the fireworks campaign.  Otherwise, grab dinner at Duggan’s Reef or Blue Water Terrace or watch along East End Road.  340-773-9531,  www.stcroixyc.com

JULY 6, 6-10PM Independence JUMP UP! Downtown Christiansted A beloved quarterly event! Local bands, street vendors, Mocko Jumbies.  Sponsored by  Christiansted Restaurant & Retail Association. (843) 754-5895. Facebook. 

JULY 7-8 Caribbean Drag Races St. Croix Motor Sports Complex The STX drag strip reopens!  Check this first race, VI vs. Puerto Rico, with cars and motorbikes on the track!  Sponsored by the New Caribbean Drag Racing Association. 

JULY 8, NOON-6PM Mango Melee & Tropical Fruit Festival St. George Village Botanical Garden 22nd Annual!  Bring the family out for the Mango Eating Contest, Mango Dis & Dat, educational workshops, food & craft vendors, children’s activities, music!  $10.  Children 12 & under free.  VIP tent, $125 pp.  (340) 692-2874,  www.sgvbg.org.

JULY 9 - AUGUST 3 C.H.A.N.T. Free Gut Summer Program 217 Customs House Street, Frederiksted “Community Engagement through Artistic Expression,” a program for ages 12-18.  Crucian Heritage & Nature Tourism. (340) 277- 4834,  www.chantvi.org.

JULY 9 - AUGUST 5 Discover St. Croix Camp Estate Whim Museum & Other Venues This experience gives the next generation of preservationists, historians, and educators a firm grounding in VI culture and history. Campers ages 6 to 12 research their families, local traditions, Crucian culture and visit sites of cultural and historical significance. (340) 772-0598,  www.stcroixlandmarks.com. 

JULY 12, 5:30-6:30PM NPS Lecture Series UVI Great Hall Meredith Hardy, from the NPS Southeast Archeological Center in Florida, presents findings from The Slave Wrecks Project, long-term research examining wrecks associated with the TransAtlantic Slave Trade off St. Croix.(340-) 277-9642.  www.stxparkfriends.org

JULY 15 - 22 Come Home to St. Croix Estate Whim Museum & Other Venues Crucians who live abroad and those who live right here enjoy this annual event.  Eighty days of celebrating culture, history, family, and connections, it promotes the preservation of St. Croix’s cultural heritage and traditions through family reunions, family research, and other fun activities. (340) 772-0598, www.stcrioxlandmarks.com.

JULY 21, 10AM-12NOON Free Public Snorkel Clinic Beach beyond Cottages by the Sea Learn to snorkel or advance your skills. Schoolaged children to adults welcome. SEA provides instruction and gear.  Call to register.  (340) 77301989,  www.stxenvironmental.org.

JULY 21, 3PM 7th Annual ‘Strand on Fire’ Comanche Palm Court Taste all the hot sauces and judge for yourself in Krewe de Croix’s famous hot sauce competition.  Registration at 2pm, $10.  General admission, $5.  Awards at 4:30; live music. (817) 908-3912 or (828) 447-3986.  Facebook.

JULY 27, 5:30-7:30 PM Jazz in the Park Ft. Christiansvaern Bandstand Catch cool jazz sounds to the backdrop of  Christiansted harbor! Bring chairs, blankets,  coolers and friends. Presented by Community Music. Free! 

JULY 28 Moonlight Hike Enfield Green to Betty’s Hope Hike by the light of the moon with St. Croix Hiking Association. Details posted on website 1 week prior.  (340) 772-2073,   www.stcroixhiking.org.

JULY 29, 4PM VI Emancipation Month Cultural Heritage Celebration Exhibit VICCC Conference Suite, UVI Hosted by the VI Caribbean Cultural Center at The University of the Virgin Islands.  (340-692-4272, www.viccc.uvi.edu

JUNE 8, 6-9PM ‘Pride’ Art Exhibit Opening Peachcan Gallery Queer Identity explores awareness, vulnerability, and empowerment through art.  Light refreshments.  Runs through June 28.  (340) 332-9450.  www.stxpride.org.  Facebook.

JUNE 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 8PM & JUNE 17, 4PM “Blues for an Alabama Sky” Caribbean Community Theater Lionel Downer directs this classic Pearl Cleage play, set in Harlem in 1930.  (340) 778-1983,  (340) 718-4229, www.cct.vi. JUNE 9, 9AM-3PM Coral Restoration Day Sweet Bottom Dive Center, Cane Bay Come to “Coralpalooza” and dive, snorkel, and learn about coral restoration efforts with The Nature Conservancy.  Morning and afternoon guided dive trips to the coral nursery.  To register, email sara@tritonsrealm.com.

JUNE 14, 5:30-6:30PM NPS Lecture Series UVI Great Hall Marcia Taylor, UVI Center for Marine  Environmental Studies presents “Climate Change Impact on the Marine Environment in the VI.”   (340) 277-9642.  www.stxparkfriends.org.

JUNE 15, 6PM-9PM Sunset Jazz Buddhoe Park, Frederiksted Bring a blanket or beach chair and catch the cool sounds of local and international musicians.  Food and drinks available.  Free. JUNE 16, 10AM-12NOON Free Snorkel Clinic Cramer’s Park, East End Learn to snorkel or advance your skills.   School-aged children to adults welcome.   SEA provides instruction and gear.  Call to register.  (340) 773-1989,   www.stxenvironmental.org. 

JUNE 21, 9 AM Summer Solstice Tour of Robin Bay East End Marine Park An interpretive ranger leads a tour focusing  on the pre-Columbian history of the  Southshore, including ancient resource  management techniques.  Learn about  watersheds, salt ponds, and their importance to birds. Sponsored by DPNR. (703) 314-4889.

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Did you know... St. Croix is ringed by beaches of all shapes and sizes, some are long white sand stretches, others are small patches shaded by low sea grape trees and towering coconut palms. Some have smooth sandy bottoms ideal for swimming, and others have rock and coral-lined entries perfect for snorkeling!

Did you know... St. Croix is the only Caribbean Island where a diver can:
●Dive a wall that drops over 13,000 feet
●Dive a reef that is the largest living reef of any Caribbean Island
●Dive five wrecks that are within 100 yards of each other
●Dive a pier        

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Weddings / Romance

DID YOU KNOW THAT... Many couples are opting to save the money (not to mention the stress and hard work) of a big wedding at home by escaping to a Caribbean island for a combination wedding/honeymoon. Upon their return, they can share the event by showing the video and photographs at an informal reception.

All the islands are beautiful and, on some, weddings have become a major promotional tool. So why should you choose St. Croix above others?

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Moving Here

DID YOU KNOW... In addition to it's long and rich multicultural history, friendly people, open spaces, the blue sea and near perfect year-round weather, there are a number of reasons to consider relocating to St Croix. Most importantly, the U.S. Virgin Islands, which includes St Croix, operate under U.S. law which is important in both business and personal matters. 

This means mainland US companies do business here including retail stores such as K-Mart, Radio Shack, Office Max, McDonald's and Wendy's. Also U.S. financial services including a variety of U.S. mortgage, insurance and banking companies offer local service.  U.S. cellular phone companies including AT&T and Sprint, both operate here.

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Arriving By Cruise Ship

Our Port

The Ann E. Abramson Pier is named in honor of the Virgin Islands Public Works Commissioner who was responsible for much of the rejuvenation of the Frederiksted area. This is the pier where most of the large cruise ships dock, as well as military ships, submarines, and other naval vessels. From time to time, tall-ships especially from Denmark, can be seen here.

The dock itself has been a favorite diving place especially for viewing bright coral, sponges, and a multitude of fish life. A night dive should reveal the sea-horses unique to this pier. Visitors arriving at the pier often walk through the small town of Frederiksted and walk to the nearby beaches and beach club     

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Events & Festivals

So many wonderful events and things to do in St. Croix

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Water Sports

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