“Spring” has sprung here in the Virgin Islands and summer is right around the corner. The water temperatures are in the upper 80s and spending time on our lovely beaches is exactly what the doctor ordered. Take a break from the beach during your vacation and enjoy these Virgin Islands Food Tours recommended events that are sure to add to your time on the big island and make for a memorable Crucian experience. Here are some things to do in St. Croix from May through July!
Friday May 5th, 6pm – 10pm
Iron Man Triathlon Jump Up
Although this is last time the Iron Man Triathlon will take place on St. Croix, we’ll still celebrate this memorable event with its customary Jump Up. This traditional street party happens four times a year in downtown Christiansted where the streets are closed off to allow everyone to “jump up” and enjoy a night on the town with good food, family and friends! Mingle amongst street vendors, live bands and a parade of people and patronize our local shops plus enjoy unique sidewalk specials from the area restaurants. Capped off with a Mocko Jumbie Parade, this event is a perfect outing while vacationing on St. Croix.
Thursday May 18th 5pm – 8pm
The last Art Thursday of the season features the artwork and craftsmanship of seasoned and emerging artists on St. Croix. Admire their handiwork as they open their galleries and studios to the public, unveiling new pieces and feature new exhibits. Enjoy live music and complimentary refreshments as you discover the talented, creative designs from various artists currently on island. Stay for dinner; indulge in light bites and cocktails or enjoying a memorable evening at any one of the many area restaurants. For more information, visit their website at http://www.artthursdaystcroix.com/ and plan for a fun evening out with art, photography, jewelry and more!
Friday July 7th, 6pm – 10pm
Summer Heritage Jump Up
Join this traditional street party filled to the brim with culture in downtown Christiansted. Streets are closed off to allow everyone to “jump up” and enjoy a night on the town with good food, family and friends! Mingle among street vendors, live bands and a parade of people. Patronize our local shops and enjoy unique sidewalk specials from the area restaurants. Capped off with a Mocko Jumbie Parade, this event is a perfect outing while vacationing on St. Croix.
Sunday July 9th, 12pm – 6pm
Mango Melee & Tropical Fruit Festival
St. George Village Botanical Garden
The 21st Annual Mango Melee is THE foodie event of the summer on St. Croix. Festivalgoers will learn everything there is to know about the ever-popular fruit, MANGOES! Educational workshops and fun activities provide guests with additional insight on mangoes and other tropical fruits on the island. Learn how to grow them and the many ways in which they can be used. Enjoy a mango-eating contest. Purchase local food and drinks or uncover locally handmade arts and crafts. There’s something for everyone at Mango Melee!
Saturday July 15th, 3pm – 7pm
Sweet Tooth All Inclusive Showcase
Fort Frederik Museum
Get ready to take your taste buds on a sweet ride with St. Croix’s delicious cakes, tarts, cookies and much more. This all inclusive tasting event will feature some of the island’s renowned bakers, pastry chefs and enthusiasts alike. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the event page here.