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st. croix event calendar

There's always something happening on St. Croix! Below you'll find special events, holiday festivities, sporting events, exhibits, shows, annual offerings, and more.

Listings for venues offering live music, trivia nights, karaoke, dance lessons, and more recurring weekly all across the island please visit our Weekly Entertainment & Classes page.

Mango

Mangoes are the most widely consumed fruit in the world, but besides their coveted flavor and sweetness, they also offer a ton of nutritional benefits. St. Croix is one of the best places on earth to be during mango season. In late June and early July the island is dripping with dozens of varieties of…

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The Miracle of Coconut

My husband, away for two weeks, has left me with 7 coconuts waiting to be cut open with our newly sharpened machete. It is a sight that fills me with pride and helps me sleep better at night knowing that if all else fails in the world, I have a tree full of coconuts to…

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Scientific & Common Names: Leucaena leucocephala, more commonly know as tan tan or guinea tamarind Native to: Central America Description: This prolific plant can be found almost everywhere on the island. It grows fast and thick, starting as a small twig and eventually, if left alone, can grow to a great size. In the Virgin Islands…

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Scientific & Common Names: Agave americana, common names century plant, maguey, or American aloe Native to:  Mexico, Arizona, and Texas  Description: Although it is called the century plant, it typically lives only 10 to 30 years. It has a spread of about 6 to 10 feet with gray-green leaves of 3 to 5 feet. The century plant resembles an aloe plant, except it…

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Scientific & Common Names: Acacia farnesiana, commonly known as casha bush or needle bush Native to: The native range is uncertain. While the point of origin is Mexico and Central America, the species has a pantropical distribution incorporating northern Australia and southern Asia. Description: This very intimidating thorn-covered bush is seen almost everywhere on St. Croix. The species grows to a height of…

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Cactus (Echinocactus grusonii) Many different types of cacti are present throughout St.Croix, mostly on the dry terrain of the East End. The “prickly pear” (a) can be found throughout the island. Many use it for it’s decorative properties. This particular cactus possesses jointed stems formed of flattened segments covered with hairs. The flowers are yellow…

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Scientific & Common Name: Aloe vera, commonly known as  Chinese aloe, Indian aloe, true aloe, burn aloe, first aid plant Native to: The natural range of aloe vera is unclear, as the species has been widely cultivated throughout the world; however, it is believed to have originated on the Mediterranean coast of Africa.  Description: Aloe thrives in climates such…

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Plumbago ( Plumbago capensis ) Also called Leadwort because of its lead colored roots. Plumbago can be found growing wildly along the roadside or in planters around the island as decoration.In clusters among simple, elliptical leaves, the flowers are a light blue or lavender color. Each flower is 5 parted, long and tubular, with a…

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Hibiscus ( Hibiscus spp ) Because of its great beauty and hardiness, the Hibiscus has become a well-known and well-loved plant. It may be the official flower of Hawaii, but the Hibiscus can be seen in the Virgin Islands growing wildly along the roadside, or elegantly covering a window by someone’s home. Its presence is…

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Ginger Thomas (The USVI Official Flower) Native to tropical and subtropical America, Texas, New Mexico and Florida, this beautiful yellow flower can be found thriving year round on St. Croix from hillsides and thickets alike. Ginger Thomas is so abundant that it is considered our territory’s flower. Not only is it a pleasure to look…

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Frangipani ( Plumeria rubra, Plumeria acutfolia ) These beautiful flowers are most commonly seen as white with a diffused yellow center, or bright pink with a yellow to orange center. The flowers grow singly or clustered among narrow to broadly elliptical leaves. The basic branching pattern of a frangipani look like ‘Y’s. Today, the Frangipani…

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Scientific & Common Names: Solandra nitida, are commonly know as cup of gold, trumpt flower, or chalice vines Native to: The Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South Americas Description: Cup of gold is a striking vine with glossy leaves and large showy white to bright yellow flowers that are 6 to 8 inches long and are chalice shaped.  They have a…

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Scientific & Common Names: Euphorbia milii, commonly known as crown of thorns, Christ plant, Christ thorn Native to: Madagascar Description: Crown of thorns is a succulent climbing shrub growing up to 5 feet tall. It’s blooms are mostly red and its thick stems are covered in thorns. The straight, slender spines, up to 1 inch long, help it scramble over other plants.Cuttings from this plant…

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Scientific & Common Names: Bougainvillea spectabilis, of the Nyctaginaceae family, is commonly known as bougainvillea Native to: South America Description: Bougainvillea is a tropical and subtropical woody, evergreen, shrubby vine. Typically multi-trunked or with clumping stems, it has a spreading, round plant habit with a height and spread of up to 20 feet. It climbs by…

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Scientific & Common Names: Strelitzia, more commonly known as the bird of paradise or crane flower Native to: South Africa Description: The bird of paradise is actually a large tropical herb that is a member of the banana family which typically reaches 5 to 10 feet tall. It’s large leaves are 12 to 79 inches long and 4 to…

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