Spot light on – St John Festival
St John Festival 2013
June/July is the month of celebration on St John. Throughout the month there are activities planned culminating with concerts, a parade and fireworks over Cruz Bay on July 4th! This year’s events include:
- JUNE 1st – Pan-o-Rama – 4pm @ Winston Wells Ball Field
- JUNE 7th – Festival Beach Jam – 7pm @ Cruz Bay Beach
- JUNE 14th – Senior Variety Show – 7pm @ Winston Wells Ball Field
- JUNE 15th – Festival Bike Race – 8am @ St John National Park
- JUNE 16th – St John Princess Festival 2013 – 6pm @ Winston Wells Ball Field
- JUNE 21st – Festival Musical Mix 2013 – 9pm @ Winston Wells Ball Field
- JUNE 22nd – St John Festival Queen 2013 – 8pm @ Winston Wells Ball Field
- JUNE 23rd – Food Fair & Coronation – 1pm @ Franklin A. Powell, Sr. Park
Boat races – 3pm @ Cruz Bay Harbour
Children’s Festival Village – 6pm @ St John National Park
- JUNE 28th – Festival Village Opening – 7pm @ Cruz Bay Parking Lot
- JULY 4th – Jouvert 4am @ St John National Park
Festival Parade 2013 – 11am @ St John National Park
Festival Fireworks – 9pm @ Cruz Bay Harbor
This year’s theme
“Come explore the culture scene for Festival 2013″
Festival Village Honoree – Stedwin Frett, Sr.
Festival Food Fair Honoree – Floresa Henley
Festival Parade Grand Marshal – James U. Boynes, Sr.
Jouvay and Parade
on July 4th at 4am a truck begins to make its way along the streets of Love City / Cruz Bay. Music plays. Revelers join the truck on its journey. This is J’ouvert – a tradition across the islands of the Caribbean.
At about 10am the parade forms with dancers, steel drums, mocko jumbies ( stilt walkers), and men and women in flamboyant Caribbean costumes march by. There are floats and fancy cars. There is alcohol and merriment.
The crowning event of the festival are the fireworks. With people finding the best spots – on land or on the water – the night sky lights up in a stunning display of pyrotechnics.
This year’s Festival Village lineup includes:
- JUNE 28th – Music by Cool Sessions Brass and El-a-Kru & Tizzy
- JUNE 29th – Music by Spectrum Band, Carimi and WCK
- JUNE 30th – Music by Volume and Pumpa & the Unit
- JULY 1st – Music by Poizon and Daddy Jones
- JULY 2nd – Music by XPress Band, Krosfyah, Bunji Garlin, Fay-Ann Lyons and Asylum Band
- JULY 3rd – Music by Spectrum Band, Kes the Band and Small Axe
- JULY 4th – Music by Marsvyn David Band – After the parade, Ah We Band, Cool Sessions Brass, Roy Cape & Blaxx Featuring Benji, Denise Belfon and Patrice Roberts