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Crucian Carnival

January brings low temperatures in the low-’70s and highs in the mid-80’s, along with the cool breezes of the Christmas winds. The nice weather invites you to enjoy some of the local events of January. First and foremost, you won’t want to miss the Crucian Carnival parades. There is both a children’s parade and an adult parade, the latter being the most anticipated event of the Crucian Carnival season.If you are an animal lover, head over to Christiansted and watch the Krewe de Barkus Dog Parade where owners dress their dogs in costumes and parade through the town and down along the boardwalk. This fun little family (and dog) friendly event raises money for the St. Croix Animal Shelter and promote adoptions. Or, you can support the local Rattan Montessori School by attending the annual Wine Walk at the beautiful Estate Belvedere. If you would prefer something challenging, there are many running events in January, so anyone can find one to compete in! For the more fit athletes, participate in the Fort-to-Fort Run which is a 15.5 mile run from Fort Christianvaern in Christiansted to Fort Frederik in Frederiksted; or, the St. Croix Scenic 50, a 50 mile ultra-marathon. For those looking to participate in something a little easier, the Three Kings Mile run and the Children’s Run also take place this month.You can also continue to enjoy a few of the recurring monthly events such as Art Thursday in Christiansted, Sunset Jazz in Frederiksted, Jazz in the Park in Christiansted, and Movies at the Fort in Christiansted. If you are on St. Croix this month, here are some events you won’t want to miss:

West Walk

West Walk
Listen, shop, taste and drink your way through historic Frederiksted! West Walk is a monthly event held in the town of Frederiksted to benefit local businesses, support charitable causes on island, and to » read more » 

Jazz in the Park – Christiansted

Jazz in the Park – Christiansted
The last Friday of each month, families of all ages pack a picnic dinner, gather some blankets, lawn chairs and sometimes even the dog and head to lawn at Fort Christianvaern in downtown » read more » 

Crucian Christmas Festival (Carnival)

Crucian Christmas Festival (Carnival)
A month long celebration, the Crucian Christmas Festival (or Crucian Christmas Carnival) incorporates modern day celebrations of long standing traditions. These holiday traditions date back to at least the early 1800s when enslaved » read more » 

Sunset Jazz in Frederiksted

Sunset Jazz in Frederiksted
On the third Friday of each month, families of all ages pack a picnic dinner, gather some blankets, lawn chairs and sometimes even the dog and head out west to Frederiksted to listen » read more » 

Art Thursday Gallery Walks

Art Thursday Gallery Walks
Take a walk through the vibrant Christiansted art community! As a Caribbean Island, St. Croix offers beauty in the most direct form – being in the warm tropical climate, swimming in the » read more »