July 2013 Events in the U.S. Virgin Islands

There are always many events happening on the island of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Below is a short summary of the events which you can attend.

 

Sunday, July 14, 2013 - Hull Bay, St. Thomas

25th Bastille Day Kingfish Tournament. Do you like to fish and have a great time? The Northside Sportfishing Club’s Bastille Day Kingfish Tournament at Hull Bay Hideaway is your chance to fish while enjoying the company of family and friends. This inshore fishing event offers more ways to win and more cash and luxury gift prizes than any other Virgin Islands-based tournament of its kind. In addition to fishing, there’s a live band and beach party in the afternoon for everyone to enjoy. Proceeds from the event benefit charitable community organizations. Come one, come all – men, women, boys and girls – anglers of all skill levels are invited to enter, and everyone comes away a winner.

Last year the tournament attracted 208 anglers, including 41 junior anglers, aboard 60 boats!

Fishing starts at 5:30 a.m. and ends at Noon, when the beach side party begins at Hull Bay Hideaway, with food, music and fun lasting right up until the time of the Awards Ceremony at 8pm. Tel: (340) 998-0854

 

Friday, July 19 to Sunday, July 21, 2013 – St. Thomas

50th July Open Billfish Tournament. The 50th July Open Billfish Tournament is the longest annually held angling contest in the Virgin Islands. The tournament that put the Virgin Islands on the world’s billfishing map with Elliot Fishman’s all-tackle world record 845-pound blue marlin in 1968 will be held July 19 to July 21. If you didn’t fish the first one, it’s your opportunity to become part of the legend! A fleet of boats from the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and U.S. mainland along with some of the world’s best anglers are expected to compete in this Virgin Islands Gamefishing Club-hosted tournament. For more information visit: www.vigfc.com Tel: (340) 775-9144

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