The adult’s parade is one of the biggest events of St. Thomas Carnival. It is a magnificent culmination of the month long events. It takes place in Charlotte Amalie along
The adult’s parade is one of the biggest events of St. Thomas Carnival. It is a magnificent culmination of the month long events. It takes place in Charlotte Amalie along Main Street and includes thousands of participants and thousands of viewers that line the parade route. Participants are dressed in all things glittering, sparkling, colorful, feathered, beaded and shiny. Costumes range from tiny bikinis covered with swinging strands of beads, elaborate feathered costumes that take up the width of the parade route and require support and wheels to help the individual carry the weight, to full lenght traditional madras dresses. Come watch the beauty and listen to the sounds as the participants slowly make their way up Main Street. The royalty comes up first including dozens of pageant queens and princesses usually riding on the back of a convertible or on a float. After them are troupes and floupes celebrating in an assortment of themes from cowboys, sea animals, blast from the past to Indians, Clowns, mocko jumbies and more. Troupes dance behind bands riding in big trucks or to recording music played by a DJ riding in front of them. The parade route starts at the Western Cemetery and runs along Main Street to the Lionel Robert Stadium. The parade usually last about 7 to 8 hours with the largest troupes which might included several hundred participants performing towards the middle and end of the parade lineup. The start time of 10am refers to the parade starting point of Western Cemetery. It takes a little bit for the troupes to make their way up the parade route.
(Saturday) 10:00 am