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
email@example.com. 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.
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
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)
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-)
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)
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