Next Celebration: June/July 2023

The St. John Festival is the biggest cultural event the island hosts. The event includes pageants,
musical performances, a festival village, historical presentations related to Emancipation, a food fair, a parade, and more.

Schedule: 2023 schedule  available below.

Start Planning: St. John Travel Guide




june 2023

10jun4:00 pmSt. John Celebration PAN-O-RAMA

17jun6:00 pmSt. John Royalty Pageant

18jun1:00 pmChildren’s Village OpeningConey Island

25jun1:00 pmSt. John Celebration Food Fair & Coronation

25jun3:00 pmBoat Races

29jun(jun 29)6:30 pm04jul(jul 4)11:59 pmVillage OpeningDrinker’s Paradise ‘Ville

29jun7:00 pmCARNIVAL VILLAGE – MUSIC: RVP Band | Adam O | KES the Band | Klimax

30jun7:00 pmCARNIVAL VILLAGE – MUSIC: Wire to Wire | John Gotti | Spectrum | Shal Marshall | Voice | Xpress Band

july 2023

29jun(jun 29)6:30 pm04jul(jul 4)11:59 pmVillage OpeningDrinker’s Paradise ‘Ville

01jul4:00 amSt. John Jouvert

01jul7:00 pmCARNIVAL VILLAGE – MUSIC: VIO Int’l | Cool Session | R. City | OMG

02jul7:00 pmCARNIVAL VILLAGE – MUSIC: Fusion Band | Signal Band | Karnage | Jam Band

03jul10:00 amEmancipation Day Cultural Display

03jul1:00 pmEmancipation Day Program175th Anniversary of Emancipation

03jul7:00 pmCelebration Torch Light Parade

03jul7:00 pmCARNIVAL VILLAGE – MUSIC: JahMan | Pressure | Koffee | Third World

04jul11:00 amCelebration Parade

04jul5:30 pmCARNIVAL VILLAGE – MUSIC: Hypa Aktiv | Star Martin | Rudy Live | Flavour | Nailah Blackman | Skinny Fabulous | Shaw HP

04jul9:00 pmFireworks Display