Island Carnivals, Holidays, Special Events


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Arriving during Carnival, the holidays or a special event? Our islands are amazing, but small. Please allow time for connecting flights, ferries and charters, and confirm services as far in advance as possible, such as:

  • Car rentals and ground transportation
  • Mobility equipment such as wheel chairs and other medical needs
  • Grocery pre-stocking (provisioning)
  • Nanny care and baby sitting services; car seats; baby gear
  • Spa and massage services; personal trainers; stylists and aestheticians
  • Excursions and tours
  • Extra maid service visits
The Caribbean island Carnival celebrations pay tribute to the history, culture, self-determination and resiliency of a people. Native islanders returning home, and residents and visitors from all over the world take part. Government offices will close and you may find certain services are unavailable on special dates, so please plan accordingly... and enjoy!!!

It's Carnival Time!


St. Croix Carnival

December-January with the culmination during the Christmas Week – Three Kings’ Day (January 6)

St. John Festival

June-July. USVI Emancipation Day (July 3). Parade is held on American Independence Day (July 4)

St. Thomas Carnival

March-May depending on where Easter falls. Known as "VI Carnival", the largest for the 3 main islands


BVI Festival

July-August activities lead up to "August Monday" an emancipation celebration. Held on Tortola

Virgin Gorda Easter Monday

March-April depending on where Easter falls. Activities hosted on Virgin Gorda

St. Maarten Carnival

April-May festivities reflect a cultural and historical combination of activities now noted worldwide