Joy of Life

The Joy of Life.

Yes, it’s a lovely one-bedroom home for rent in Coral Bay. (Summer special: Stay six nights, get the 7th night free.) But it’s also something we’ve been thinking about a lot these days.

Joy of Life villa for rent in Coral Bay, St. John, USVI

Embrace the Joy of Life at this one-bedroom rental villa in Coral Bay.

As St. John continues to rebuild from hurricanes Irma and Maria, we are more focused than ever on all the things that make our island so special. Number one on the list is the people–the residents, the people who live here part-time, the vacationers who come year after year, the tourists who day-trip, and, now, all the relief workers who are helping us rebuild. There’s an amazing community of people who love St. John. That’s the reason they call us Love City.

We are so grateful to everyone who is choosing to vacation here right now. Your tourist dollars are helping us recover.

If you plan to vacation on St. John, please consider renting local. Our rental business, stjohhhouserentals.com, is based right here on St. John. We put you directly in touch with our island homeowners and local property managers. Browse through our listings and if you see something you like, you’ll also find contact information to email the homeowner or property manager directly. He or she will be the best person to tell you the state of the house and the surrounding area.

For the latest information on hurricane recovery efforts, check out this recent post from the St. John Community Foundation. Find out what’s happening at Virgin Islands National Park at the park’s website, and on their Facebook page. You can read a more personal account of how some residents are faring HERE. And you can keep up with general news courtesy of the News of St. John and the St. John Tradewinds.

Thank you again for your continued support. We can’t wait to see you!

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Coral Bay Labor Day Parade

Coral Bay St John Virgin Islands

On September 7, 2015 the Coral Bay Labor Day Parade starts around noon at the Oasis Bar and Grill,across from Island Blues and ends around the triangle on Route 10 at the Fire Station.  After the Parade there will be live music and food. Heard tales of a motorcycle and car show. Short, funny and fun.

Moko Jumbies

Artwork by Jennifer Robinson

St. John Carnival 2015 Music Schedule

St John Carnival 2015

Carnival Village Opens Saturday June 27, 2015 at 7pm

2015 Carnival Music Schedule

JUNE 27
SPECTRUM BAND – KES THE BAND
8:00 pm 1St. John Festival Village
JUNE 28
PUMPA – KILLA – BIG DADY SHAW & THE JAMMERS
8:00 pm 1St. John Festival Village
JUNE 29
POIZON BAND – STYLEE BAND
8:00 pm 1St. John Festival Village
JUNE 30
VOLUME – VIO REUNION
1:00 am 1St. John Festival Village
JULY 1
AH WE BAND – COOL SESSIONS BRASS
8:00 pm 1St. John Festival Village
JULY 2
IMAGINATION BRASS – RED HOT BURNING FLAMES
8:00 pm
JULY 3
JAM BAND – SMALL AXE – TRIPLE K
8:00 pm 1St. John Festival Village

St John Carnival Events

St. John Festival 2015 Carnival Events

JUN 27
FESTIVAL VILLAGE OPENS
7:00 pm 1St. John Festival Village
JUL 3
EMANCIPATION DAY
10:00 am Franklin A. Powell, Sr. Park
JUL 4
J’OUVERT
6:00 am St. John National Park Dock
JUL 4
FESTIVAL PARADE
11:00 am Cruz Bay Harbor
JUL 4
FIREWORKS
9:00 pm Cruz Bay Harbor
JUL 5
POKER RUN
12:00 pm Cruz Bay Waterfront

Skinny Legs Pitch n Bitch 2015

2015-Pitch-n-BitchSunday is Skinny Legs fun women’s horse shoe tournament Pitch n Bitch. Guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Have fun with some of them most amazing St John women you will ever want to meet.

If you are on island Saturday they will be watching the Belmont Stakes.  Another great weekend on St John. Don’t forget the PAN-O-RAMA 6th JUNE 4:00 pm at Winston Wells Ball Field is happening too.

ST JOHN CARNIVAL 2015

Carnival

ST JOHN CARNIVAL 

6th JUNE
PAN-O-RAMA
4:00 pm 1 Winston Wells Ball Field

21st JUNE
FOOD FAIR & CORONATION
1:00 pm Franklin A. Powell, Sr. Park

27 th JUNE – 4 JULY
FESTIVAL VILLAGE OPENS
7:00 pm – (july 4) 1:00 am 1St. John Festival Village

4th JULY
FESTIVAL PARADE
11:00 am Cruz Bay Harbor
and then an evening fireworks over Cruz Bay harbor

fireworks

More info http://www.vicarnivalschedule.com/stjohn/

Love City Country Music Festival presented by Caneel Bay

Love City Country Music Festival
Thursday May 14, 2015 The Love City Country Music Festival starts out in Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands with a beach party at Soggy Dollar. Passport and transportation is required and No ticket is needed for the event.

On St John there live music starts at the Satellite Stages at 7pm at Barefoot Cowboy, Pirate Sessions with Jesse Rice and opening guest performance with Chicks with Pics and ends at midnight or later at Woody’s Across the Street, with maybe something at the Parrot Club in between. Woods’s Birthday Bash with Houston Deese and Parrot Club has not been announced at this time.

Friday May 15th gates open at 5Pm
Main Stage is the Winston Wells Ball Field in Cruz Bay
6 pm the show starts with Jesse Taylor.
7 pm Hit Maker and Rum Chasers – Nashvill Songwriters Showcase
9 pm Dean Alexander
10:30 pm Loving Mary

Satellite Stages:
Woody’s Stage
3 to 6 pm – Houston Deese
Across The Street Stage (after party)
11:30 to 1:30 am – Levi Lowrew, Travis Meadows adn Whiskey Jack
Parrot Club Stage – TBA

Saturday, May 16th
Gates Open at 2 pm
Main Stage is the Winston Wells Ball Field in Cruz Bay

2:30 pm – Katilyn Weathers
3:30 pm – Wheeland Brothers
5:30 pm – Sunny Sweeney
7:00 pm – Dallas Smith
8:30 pm – Pat Green
10:30 pm – Jerrod Niemann

Satellite Stages:
Woody’s Stage
12:00 am – TBA
Across The Street Stage
3pm to 6pm – Happy Hour with Levi Lowrey and Friends
Parrot Club Stage
11pm to 1am – Jesse Taylor

Want more info go here facebook.com/LoveCityCountryMusicFest

Wagapalooza! 2015

A Boy and his Dog

Wagapalooza Saturday MAY 9th, 2015 – 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Winston Wells Ball Field in Cruz Bay

On Saturday May 9th, The Animal Care Center of St. John once again will hold its island version of the Westminster Dog Show at the Winston Wells ball field on St. John. This is the 15th year of Wagapalooza! Benefiting the St. John Animal Care Center. www.wagapalooza.com/.

Thanks to originators, owners of Jolly Dog, and Skinny Legs owners Moe Chabuz and the late Doug Sica of Skinny Legs, along with Joe Palminteri, Wagapalooza has become the major fundraising event for the Animal Care Center.  Wagapalooza had always been held at Skinny’s in Coral Bay, but it finally outgrew that venue.  This year marks the eigth time in Cruz Bay and this year will be even bigger and better.  Wagapalooza organizers had some new ideas to combine with the good old standards.  With Waga in the evening we attract more families and more dogs (it is cooler!!!!). There is great food and drink all evening.

Wagapalooza 2015