SAVE THE DATE: Second Annual Coral Bay Bizarre Bazaar Is Set for Dec. 13 at Pickles in Paradise

 Mark your calendars and dust off your jingle bells. On Saturday, December 13, the Coral Bay Bizarre Bazaar returns for its second year to Pickles In Paradise on route 107 just past the Coral Bay Triangle.

At last year’s event, hundreds of St. John residents and island visitors alike reveled at the surprise hit party of the season. While enjoying non-stop music, dancing, eating, drinking, shopping, and a surprise visit from Santa Claus attendees raised over $12,000 through fundraising raffles, contests, auctions, and a yard/plant sale to support Coral Bay Community Council activities.

This year’s party promises to be even bigger. More entertainment! More shopping! More kids activities! More prizes! More Bizarre! More Bazaar!
Holiday Shopping: Naughty or nice, find the prefect handcrafted island gift for everyone on your list. Browse the wares of vendors offering unique art, crafts and edibles suited to every taste. Share your island life with friends and family by shipping home locally made specialties.

Vendors and Artists: Register for your vending space today! Generate holiday cash while supporting your community and having fun. Preferred placement for those who register and pay early; 6 ft. table space or 10’x10’ tent spaces available. Rental tables are available on request. Email the committee at or contact Nancy Stromp at 775-0533.

Beer Competition: Taste locally crafted brews at the Local Brew Competition hosted in partnership with the VI Brew Club and St. John Brewers. Sample all entries in your commemorative take home glass.

Beer artisans, enter today! Are you up to the challenge? Exhibit your best brew and take home the prize. Individuals and breweries are invited to participate. To enter, contact Sarah Groves at 244-3260.

Entertainment: Be dazzled by stellar entertainment from start to finish. Enjoy the St. John Christmas Choir, local bands, dancing, a visit from Santa and much more. Who knows what amusements are in store?

Musicians and Variety Acts: Contribute your talent to a good cause! Both island greats and undiscovered soon-to-be greats shared songs, laughs, and thrills with the Bizarre audience in an open stage format last year. Do you juggle, tell jokes, are you in a band? Let us know, and you’re in the show. Contact Entertainment Director, Tarah MacGregor at 513-9889.

The Coral Bay Community Council (CBCC) is the host of the Bizarre Bazaar and uses the proceeds to fund its programs. The CBCC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization staffed by two employees and dozens of volunteers, and gratefully receives charitable donations.

The CBCC helps assure that the Coral Bay community has safe drinking water, clean beaches and bay waters, cultural and environmental protection, and land-use and development accountability. For more information, visit CBCC’s website at:
The CBCC will direct the proceeds to projects supporting the Coral Bay community. The Coral Bay Agriculture Center has been selected to receive a portion of this year’s funds for repairs to the building that houses the community room in cooperation with the American Legion Post.
The Bizarre Bazaar planning committee is busy taking your ideas and making them a reality. Community involvement and suggestion are welcomed. Volunteers are needed. Beginning in November, event organizers will be accepting donations for the auction, the raffle, the yard sale, the plant sale and sponsorships.  Direct questions and suggestions via email to or call Nancy Stromp at 775-0533.