St. Croix was happening throughout February!
Residents & visitors alike enjoyed a very successful 2014 Agrifest, Mocko Jumbies at Valentine’s Jump-Up, shopping & art during Art Thursday and an extraordinary exhibit at Frederiksted’s Caribbean Museum Center.
St. Croix 2014 Agrifest
St. Croix’s annual agricultural fair is an absolute delight. Entire vacations are planned around this long weekend featuring the best of our local food, fun, flora and farm animals.
The less agriculturally-inclined often pet their first goat or hold their first duck at the ag fair. Farmers are celebrated for their produce and products. Multi-colored crafts are displayed with pride. Plants & animals are offered for sale. The smell of johnny cakes shares the airwaves with heart-thumping local music.
The energy is always excellent and a good time is truly had by all. If you haven’t made it to an Agrifest yet, get it on your bucket list! We would be happy to help you secure a villa if you are off-island – but plan now. Accommodations and rental cars sell out early for this fantastic Caribbean event.
Check out the VI Agrifest Website for more information.
Four times a year, Christiansted town hosts Jumps-Up to celebrate Crucian-style. Music, local food, late-night shopping and lots of friends combine to create a magical evening presided over by Mocko Jumbies – guardian spirits brought to St. Croix through the cultural traditions of our African ancestors.
Vendors stay open late or line the streets to offer shopping and to encourage residents and visitors to explore the beauty and commerce of Christiansted town.
The remaining 2014 Jump Up Dates are:
Triathalon Jump Up – May 2
Summertime Jump Up – July 11
Thanksgiving Jump Up- November 28
Art Thursdays are a highlight of St. Croix’s high-season. The third Thursday of every month artists open their galleries and studios to share their talent and creative designs. Live music and complimentary refreshments are a staple of this art walk that began more than a decade ago.
Art Thursday hours are 5-8 p.m. The remaining 2013/2014 Art Thursday Dates are:
Visit the Art Thursday Website to learn more.