Happy 4th of July! If you are celebrating Fourth of July while in the Virgin Islands, there are a couple of events that you can attend:
Thursday, July 4, 2013 – Cruz Bay, St. John
J’ouvert, which is a popular event of Carnival. It is an early morning party as thousands of people dance through the streets behind their favorite bands while others stand on the sidelines and enjoying the music.
This event starts outside of the National Park Visitor Center.
Parade – A parade takes place in Cruz Bay and includes thousands of participants and thousands of viewers that line the parade route. Come see mocko jumbies, carnival royalty, listen to bands play while colorfully costumed troupes dance along.
Some troupes include masqueraders wearing from the smallest costumes of bikinis with beads to elaborate, large costumes that stretch the width of the parade route. The parade route starts at the National Park Visitor Center entrance and runs through Cruz Bay.
There are also fireworks on July 4th, 2013 in Cruz Bay at 9 p.m.