Dates Locked in for St. Thomas Carnival

St. Thomas Carnival is officially scheduled to be held from April 28 to May 5 and this year’s annual celebration is projected to be the largest to date, the V.I. Division of Festivals and the V.I. Department of Tourism, announced.
Consistent with longstanding traditions, the 72nd annual Carnival celebration will feature events including the Queen, Prince, and Princess Pageants, Calypso Monarch, Pan-O-Rama and one of the region’s best J’ouvert parties. The annual Carnival culminates with the highly anticipated parade through Charlotte Amalie featuring thousands of masqueraders adorned in colorful outfits dancing down the 2-mile route, according to the press release.
“I am excited to welcome everyone to join us for the 2024 St. Thomas Carnival,” said Joseph Boschulte, commissioner of Tourism. “This year, we are preparing to make this the best Carnival yet, highlighting our rich culture, picturesque island, and beautiful people.”
Local and home-based revelers can expect to experience the best of St. Thomas, including the St. Thomas Carnival Boat Races and top-tier musical performances at the free nightly Village Nights. From fast boats to Latin fusion, calypso, soca, reggae, and quelbe music, unmatched vibes will be circulating throughout the island, the press release stated.
No Caribbean Carnival celebration is complete without a food fair, and on May 1, the rich and diverse cuisine of the USVI will take center stage at the annual Food Fair, it said.
The following is the schedule of events:
  • April 13- Prince and Princess Show
  • April 14- Queen Show
  • April 26- Kidsville and Toddler Derby
  • April 27- Calypso Monarch
  • April 28- Boat Race
  • April 28- Panorama
  • April 29- Village Opening Night
  • May 1- Food Fair
  • May 2- J’ouvert
  • May 3- Children’s Parade
  • May 4- Adult’s Parade
  • May 5- Utopia Unity Concert

For up-to-date information on the St. Thomas Carnival, click here.