Franklin A. Powell
Sr. Park, 86J4+F2P, St John
2022 SAINT JOHN CARNIVAL
The theme for the 2022 St. John Carnival is CULTURE AND REVELRY AT LAST, LET’S MAKE ST. JOHN CELEBRATION 2022 A BLAST!
St. John Carnival, also known as the St. John Celebration, is the second of the three annual Carnivals among the major islands of the U.S. Virgin Islands. It will take place from June 26 to July 4, 2022.
The Carnival celebrations on St. John dates to the early 20th century and is a mix of African, European, and Caribbean traditions. In St. John, Carnival takes place during Emancipation Day, a local holiday commemorating the abolition of slavery, and 4th of July/Independence Day, the U.S. holiday commemorating independence.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
June 26: Pan-O-Rama, a pre-Carnival steel pan celebration; food fair featuring local vendors
June 30: Village Opens with more than 18 local vendor booths of food, drinks, family friendly day events and nightly performances
July 2: J’ouvert, the pre-dawn celebration
July 3: Emancipation Day Cultural Program
July 4: Parade Day and Fireworks
Come on out for some great local food and lots of vendors in Franklin Powell Park in Cruz Bay for what is sure to be a great time with locals and visitors alike! The music is set up in the parking lot across from the Post Office. The last Ferry boat is at 11:00 PM. Admission is free.