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St. John USVI Event Calender – List of Events on St. John

Summer in January – Love City Live 2016

Beach, Boats, Reggae, Rum & Island-Vibe…Don’t be left out in the cold.


8 Tuff Miles St. John 2016

Approx. 14 weeks until we line up for the start of the 20th Annual 8TM Road Race. Seriouly folks, it’s time to start training. Local registration will begin on Tuesday
December 1st. Once again it is best for ANYONE hanging out on STT & STJ to walk into our registration locations, sign up, pay and walk out with your bib number in your hand. See for those registration locations.

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Evening in the Courtyard

Get in the Holiday Spirit with Fun & Festivities at Mongoose Junction

  • Fashion Show
  • Fabulous Offers & Raffles
  • Food & Wine Specials

Beach to Beach Power Swim

Swim to Cinnamon Bay, swim to Trunk Bay, or go all the way to Hawksnest Bay.

On Sunday, May 24, 2015 Friends of Virgin Islands National Park will host the 12th Annual Beach-to-Beach Power Swim on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The race consists of three courses:

  • Short Course from Maho Bay to Cinnamon Bay, about 1 mile
  • Intermediate Course from Maho Bay to Trunk Bay, about 2¼ miles
  • Long Course from Maho to Hawksnest, about 3½ miles. Swimmers can compete in the long course as an individual or as part of a 3-person team.

Swimmers may also compete assisted by snorkel and/or fins in an “assisted swimmer” category

Pre-race meeting

At the T’ree Lizards Restaurant at Cinnamon Bay Campground, Saturday, May 23rd. All swimmers are strongly urged to attend this full briefing.

3:00 pm: Registration and pre-check in (complete paperwork and distribution of event t-shirts and goodie bags)

4:00 pm: Detailed briefing on the course and the event. This lasts about 45 minutes

Beach to Beach Power Swim Photos

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St. John Arts Festival 2015

Feb 14th – 18th the 15th Annual St. John Arts Festival takes place in Cruz Bay and surrounds. Kicking off with Love City Pan Dragons Youth Steel Orchestra on Saturday at 12.30pm and filled with other performances including dance, film, music and crafts. See for more information!



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2nd Annual Rib Cook Off – MOVED TO NOV15th


Please join us this Saturday, November 15th for the 2nd Annual Rib Cook Off! LIve Music, Corn Hole Tournament, Giant Jenga, $2 Ribs, $1 Sides, $3 Drinks – an evening of food, fun and community to benefit St. John Rescue!

St. John Rescue’s Second Annual St. John Rib Cook Off will be held Saturday, November 15, 2014, starting at 4:30pm at the Coral Bay Ball Field.

Rib tickets will be on sale at one of two ticket tables. Ten St. John Restaurants and Individuals will compete for the title of Best Ribs on St. John. Judging will be done by five willing St. Johnians, chosen out of a hat a week before the event.

In addition to the sale of ribs, there will be a raffle with many great prizes. All proceeds from the Second Annual St. John Rib Cook Off will go directly to St. John Rescue to aid in the purchase of training and medical supplies, vehicle maintenance and operating costs associated with the St. John Rescue Headquarters Building.

The Second Annual St. John Rib Cook Off kicks off at 4:30pm with live entertainment throughout the evening. There will be Community Information tables, a Giant Jenga and a Corn Hole Tournament.

OFFICIAL LIST OF 10 COMPETITORS – 1000 + lbs of ribs! Check for more updates, trash talk, and info throughout the week.

  • The Tourist Trap (reigning champion)
  • Asolare
  • Aqua Bistro
  • Boozie
  • Cafe Concordia
  • Dan & Jeff
  • East West Catering
  • MOTU Bar
  • Sam & Jack’s Deli
  • Skinny Legs

More information:


Labor Day Trip to St. Croix

For those of you looking for something to do for Labor Day Travel onboard the M/V Caribe Cay to St. Croix with Transportation Services of St. John, Inc.

  • Trip to Agrifest St. Croix, September 1st “Harvest Bounty, Bugs, Bikes & Bulldogs”
  • Departs Cruz Bay St. John @8.00 AM
  • Reservation required
  • for more information contact  (340) 776-628


Coral Bay Thanksgiving Regatta, St. John

All classes of boats are welcome to enter the Thanksgiving Regatta at Coral bay, where the U.S. Virgin Islands boast world-renowned Caribbean island-hopping sailing. The event is sponsored each year by the Coral Bay Yacht Club. For more information, call (340) 513-4955.

St. John Country Music Festival 2015

St. John Country Music Festival 2015

Crystal blue Caribbean waters, toes in the sand, country music and cold beer! Nope, you ain’t dreamin’… it’s the 1st annual Love City Country Music Festival on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. If you’ve been here then you know… it’s going to be a wild ride

Thursday May 14th

11:00AM to 3:00PM

BEACH PARTY at the Soggy Dollar on Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands. Passport and transportation is required. No ticket is required for admission to this event

Woody’s Stage (Across The Street)

  • 9:00PM to 12:00AM – Woody’s Bithday Bash with Houston Deese from Tallahassee, FL

Barefoot Cowboy Stage

  • 7:00PM – Special Engagement – Pirate Sessions with Jesse Rice and opening guest performance with Chicks with Picks

Parrott Club Stage

  • TBA

Friday May 15th


MAIN STAGE – Winston Wells ball field – Cruz Bay

  •  6:00PM – Jesse Taylor
  •  7:00PM Hit Makers & Rum Chasers ~ Nashville Songwriters Showcase
  •  9:00PM Dean Alexander
  •  10:30PM Loving Mary


Woody’s Stage

  • 3:00 – 6:00PM – Houston Deese from Tallahassee, FL

Across The Street Stage (after party)

  • 11:30PM – 1:30AM Levi Lowrey, Travis Meadows & Whiskey Jack

Parrott Club Stage

  • TBA

Saturday May 16th


MAIN STAGE  – Winston Wells ball field – Cruz Bay

  •  2:30PM Kaitlyn Weathers
  •  3:30PM Wheeland Brothers
  •  5:30PM Sunny Sweeney
  •  7:00PM Dallas Smith
  •  8:30PM Pat Green
  • 10:30PM Jerrod Niemann


Woody’s Stage (Across The Street)

  • 12:00AM – TBA

Accross The Street stage

  • 3:00PM – 6:00PM Happy Hour with Levi Lowrey & Friends
  • 11:30PM – 1:30AM – Official After Party Dean Alexander

 Parrott Club Stage

  • 11:00PM – 1:00AM Jesse Taylor

Get all the Love City Country Music Festival 2015 details here:

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2015 Painkiller Cup SUP Race 10000$ Prize Money


The date for the 2015 Painkiller Cup has just been announced: January 17. Full event details or in our event calendar!


Paddle the Park SUP Race St. John 2014

Celebrating the beaches and waters of Virgin Islands National Park, the Friends of Virgin islands National Park is pleased to host the 2nd Annual Paddle the Park, a standup paddleboard race. Below is some general information about the race.

Paddle the Park will be held on Sunday, November 2nd, 2014 at Maho Bay on St. John.

  • Short Course from Maho Beach to the NPS floating fee station and back – about 1 mile
  • Open Course from Maho Beach to Whistling Cay and back – about 3 miles
  • Elite Course from Maho Beach to Whistling Cay, then to and around Cinnamon Cay, back behind Whistling Cay and back to Maho – about 5.5 miles

More information the Race including great animated race maps can be found on You can also rent your board for the race with them!


Chaotic Kayak, St. John

SUNDAY, JULY 27th, 2014. The island community of St. John will be out again in force this year to support TRR’s 2014 Wounded Veterans USVI program fundraiser. In 2013 a total of 32 teams took part in what was the 2nd annual St. John Chaotic Kayak race on Oppenheimer Beach. 100% of the proceeds will be used to bring wounded veterans down island every November for one week of healing in the beautiful waters of St. John

It has historically been a fun Kayak race, but they added a SUP race in 2013 and it was great fun. This year’s event will again include a Stand Up Paddle Board race! Bring your own board and entry fee is only $25 per board. If you are a stand up paddle boarder, please help spread the word about this epic event! It’s a really easy race, anyone can do! So come and give it a try!

Need a board for the race? SUP-Stjohn can help you out with one!

Team River Runner (TRR) was founded at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 2004 by Washington, D.C. area kayak enthusiast Joe Mornini who has been hosting trips for TRR members to St. John since 2007. While the group was forced to cancel its 2008 trip due to lack of funds, that will never be the case again with the continual support of the St John community. Team River Runner is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE.

Please join us for our 3rd Annual St. John Chaotic Kayak on Sunday, July 27, 2014. Aside from the SUP and Kayak race, there will be live music, beer tents, food, raffle prizes and more!

For more event details, go to: and


St. John Carnival 2014


In June every year begin month long activities including lots of music, parades, and caribbean food! Carnival season is a time for celebrations joined in by the young and old.

A live stream of the event is here.

Check out these 2013 Carnival Photos from Yelena Rogers Photography:


3rd Annual Cornhole Tournament Fundraiser

Saturday, July 26th – 3rd Annual Cornhole Tournament Fundraiser. All proceeds will go to the St John Friends Helping Friends Fund!

St. John Arts Festival 2015

Feb 14th – 18th the 15th Annual St. John Arts Festival takes place in Cruz Bay and surrounds. Kicking off with Love City Pan Dragons Youth Steel Orchestra on Saturday at 12.30pm and filled with other performances including dance, film, music and crafts. See for more information!


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