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April on St. Croix

As winter fades and spring is reborn, it is a beautiful time of year in St. Croix! Temperatures range from the mid-70’s to the mid-80’s and there are only 7 days of rain on average, making April one of St. Croix's sunniest and coolest months. So, the islanders take advantage of the nice weather to host a variety of annual events in April. How about participating in an a more athletic activity such as the Golden Hook Dolphin Fishing Tournament? If you would prefer to enjoy the arts, stroll through charming downtown Christiansted and enjoy Art Thursday. Don’t forget, April 22 is Earth Day! Consider celebrating Earth Day by enjoying one of the eco-friendly activities St. Croix has to offer.

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APRIL CALENDAR OF EVENTS

05  | Moonlight Movies at the Fort

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and join us at the Christiansted Fort for an FREE outdoor movie. Celebrate Earth Day by cheering on the unlikely planetary hero WALL-e!

When : 6:45PM - 9:30PM

Where : Christiansted National Historic Site

Admission : Free

06  | Movie Night @ Leatherback Brewing Company

Head to Leatherback Brewing Company on the first Saturday of each month for a FREE outdoor movie on the lawn. Bring your beach chairs, blankets, friends and family and enjoy a movie under the stars. Come early and order your favorite pizza or snack. The bar will be open for beer and cocktails as well.

When : 6:45PM - 9:30PM

Where : Leatherback Brewing Company

Admission : Free

This month's movie is Bob Marley's One Love!

07  | Last day of season for Goat, Soup and Whiskey

Head to Coakley Bay on St. Croix's east end before "The Goat" chef and crew head to Colorado and Ohio for the summer.  Serving lunch and dinner (closed Wed) through April 7.   DETAILS

07  | Gentlemen of Jones Golf Tournament

The 2nd Annual Light Up Your Life Golf Tournament at The Buccaneer Golf Course is a fundraiser for the Gentlemen of Jones. Proceeds are raising money for lighting up Christiansted during the holidays. Enjoy the community spirit with Breakfast, Contests, Raffle Prizes, and a Luncheon following the tournament. Residents and visitors are all welcome to participate. Join us for a fun day.

8:00AM Breakfast | 9:30AM Start

For more info: Call Buccaneer Golf Pro Shop 340.712.2144 Ulric Benjamin Jr. 340.277.8013 Wayne Biggs Jr. 340.277.4181

Where : The Buccaneer Golf Club

Admission : $150 Per Person / $600 Per Team (4 Players)

11 - 14  | USVI Literary Festival and Book Fair

A celebration of the imagination and a toast to compelling ideas. A premier destination for bibliophiles, literary aficionados, readers, musical and visual artists, aspiring filmmakers, photography buffs as well as new, established and emerging writers. This year's conference is in collaboration with The Caribbean Writer.

When : April 17th - 18th

Where : University of the Virgin Islands, St. Croix

Admission : Registration and tickets are required. Purchase at usvilitfest.com

12  | Great Pond Social

This outdoor event is showcasing Great Pond Lagoon and highlighting possible future restoration designs to restore tidal flow and fishery habitat. Attendees will be provided with the opportunity to view the debut of a short video combining the oral histories, culture and changes to Great Pond Lagoon over time, review design scenarios, participate in discussion, and explore the Visitor Center.

When : 4pm - 8pm

Where : Great Pond, East End Marine Park

Admission : Free

13 - 14  | Golden Hook Fishing Tournament

30th Annual two-day fishing tournament. Cash prizes and raffles. Call (858-229-5462) or email (ghfc@fishstx.com) the Golden Hook Fishing Club for more information.

Time : TBA

Feather Leaf Inn

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14  | Community Brunch at Feather Leaf Inn

Join us for a delicious and relaxing Vegan Sunday Brunch buffet. Enjoy the ocean view porch, pool, delicious food, and great company!  There will be a yoga class (all levels are welcome), led by Yogi Mandi, prior to brunch. You may choose to participate in both, or either.

Where : Feather Leaf Inn

Time : 11:30am - 1pm

Reserve your spot online (for both or either)

Art Thursday

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18  | Art Thursday

Art galleries, jewelry studios and fine retail stores all stay open late for a relaxing evening on the town. Admission is FREE, but be sure to bring some shopping money for buying locally made art, jewelry, and more!

When : 5:00PM - 8:00PM

Where : Downtown Christiansted

Admission : Free

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18  | Z Evenings @ Z Cafe  (NEW!)

Gather under the stars at Z Cafe for “Z Evening,” our monthly social soiree every third Thursday. Enjoy live music, endless appetizers, and our signature cocktails and mocktail, all in the historic Pentheny Courtyard. This intimate small group event is an evening designed for warmth, flavor, and community. Let’s make each third Thursday evening of each month together a celebration of connection and culinary delights.

When : 5:30PM - 8:00PM

Where : Z Cafe, Christiansted

Reservations Required - limited to 30 people.  Reserve now.

18  | Taste of St. Croix

From decadent home-made chocolate, the recipe a closely guarded St. Croix secret, to the most sublime of conch soups, guests at the Taste spend hours tasting to their hearts content and reacquainting their souls with the art of good cooking and fine wine.

When : 6:00-9:00pm

Where : Divi Carina Bay Casino

Admission : Tickets sold online

19  |  Eco-Fair 2024 (for 3rd-6th Graders)

St. Croix Environmental Association (SEA) is hosting their 31st Annual Eco-Fair! All 3rd-6th grade classes are invited to participate (homeschoolers welcome). Register in advance to reserve a time slot for your students. There is also a virtual session on April 22.

When : 8:30 AM - 3PM

Where : St. George Village Botanical Garden

Register Online  

19 | Moonlight Movies at the Fort

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and join us at the Christiansted Fort for a FREE outdoor movie. The feature will be Aladin (2019) for Arab American Heritage month.

When : 6:30PM - 9:30PM

Where : Christiansted National Historic Site

Admission : Free

19 - 20 | The Music Man - Good Hope Country Day School

Good Hope Country Day School presents their annual spring musical.  The Music Man - One of the all-time great musicals of Hollywood's golden age, produced and performed by the 30 GHCDS Drama students!

When : 8:00pm

Where : GHCDS Pavilion

Admission : Tickets are on sale for all performances on EventBrite.

19 - 21  | St. Croix International Regatta

Come out for some great sailing, great food, and great times!

Overall Prize: Winner between the Spinnaker and Jib and Main Class wins their Skipper’s weight in Rum! To win, you must be in the Cruising Class or Spinnaker Class

Optimist Green Fleet will have a 1 day clinic, 2 days of racing and lots of fun.

When: April 19th - 21st

Where : St. Croix Yacht Club

20 - 28  | National Park Week - free admission!

Entrance fees will be waived on Saturday, April 20, to kick off the celebration and encourage everyone to enjoy their national parks in person. On St. Croix, the admission fee will be waived at Christiansted National Historic Site for entry to Fort Christianvaern.

Where : Christiansted National Historic Site

Admission : waived

20 | "Rebirth" Exhibit at CMCArts

VI Artists Celebrate the Spring Equinox in this curatorial extravaganza brought to us by artist Lucien Downes. The opening reception is  Saturday, April 20, 4 - 8 pm Live music; cash bar; small bites   On view thru May 25th

When: April 20-May 25

Where : Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts

26 + 27 | Spring Nursery Clean Up

Interested in a fun group volunteer activity to help out the Garden? Please go help the folks at the Botanical Garden on either Friday or Saturday, as they work to finalize their nursery refurbishment project! Lunch will be provided by the Garden. Email info@thegardenstcroix.org to RSVP

When: 9:00am-12:00pm

Where : St. George Village Botanical Garden

26 - 27 | The Music Man - Good Hope Country Day School

Good Hope Country Day School presents their annual spring musical.  The Music Man - One of the all-time great musicals of Hollywood's golden age, produced and performed by the 30 GHCDS Drama students!

When : 8:00pm

Where : GHCDS Pavilion

Admission : Tickets are on sale for all performances on EventBrite.

26 - 28 | A Song for Coretta - Caribbean Community Theater

A play by Pearl Cleage that examines and celebrates the life of Coretta King and the trails she blazed for generations of women.

When : 8:00pm 26th + 27th; 4:00pm 28th

Where : Caribbean Community Theater

Admission : Call CCT to get your tickets while they are still available! 340-778-1983

More About April on St. Croix

  • High Season

    April is part of the high (or peak) tourism season on St. Croix. While St. Croix isn't really a place with big crowds, April is a busier time on the island. More things are open, and there are lots of things to do, but make reservations for restaurants, tours and attractions whenever possible.

  • April Holidays

    Easter Sunday
    Earth Day (22)

  • Average Temperatures

    The average daily temperatures in April range from the high 70s to mid-80s (°F)

  • Average Rainfall

    April is part of the drier season on St. Croix, averaging about 0.5 inches of rain. What rain showers there are most often on the light side and pass by quickly.

  • Local Seafood in Season

    Caribbean Spiny Lobster, Conch, Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna

  • Local Fruits in Season

    Soursop, coconut, papaya, banana, pineapple, passionfruit, watermelon, sugar cane, noni 

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    Seasonal Flowers + Blooming Plants

    Century plants bloom in early spring to late summer with clusters of bright yellow flowers. The South American cannonball tree is also in bloom, with fragrant red flowers and giant cannonball fruits.

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    Seasonal Wildlife to Watch For

    Humpback whales migrate along St. Croix during the late winter months. There are also occasional sights of whale sharks and manta rays. 

  • Migratory Birds to Watch For

    Black-necked Stilt, Blue-winged Teal, Great Blue Heron, and Northern Waterthrush migrate to the Virgin Islands for the winter months.