For those who don’t know, Carnival (in St. Thomas) is held each year during the end of April. It’s big fun…all the music, troupes, costumes…and FOOD! You can check out a couple of our past posts here, here and here.
Via the VI Carnival website here are the following dates: the Carnival rides open on Friday April 23, Carnival Village opens Monday April 26, J’ouvert will be held verrry early on Thursday April 29, Children’s Parade Friday April 30 and Adult Parade and fireworks on Saturday May 1.
You can view a more detailed schedule here.
Planning a visit during that week? Expect a lot of offices and stores to be closed as the island pretty much parties down. Feel free to join in the activities and get into this annual celebration of tradition. The Carnival website has information on each event – definitely something everyone should experience at least once.
A few pictures from last year to get us in the mood…
The Rising Stars steel drum band…they’re INSANELY good!
The amazing troupe costumes from Adult Parade
Krissy & Marti getting make-up all over their clothes and loving it
J’ouvert crowds, and if this picture had volume you’d hear the loud beats blasting from that truck (check out our former Carnival posts for J’ouvert videos)
Jen and Deanna in the Gypsies Troupe looking fantastic in their glitter and butterfly wings
Definitely looking forward to Carnival!!