Events & Seminars

 Learn. Explore. Enjoy.

Friends of Virgin Islands National Park events and seminars celebrate the natural beauty and cultural heritage of Virgin Islands National Park. These events run from November to June and aim to educate and connect visitors and the St. John community with the Park, as well as serving as fundraising opportunities in support of our programs.

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Hikes, Seminars, Boat Excursions, Turtle Talks & More

Welcome to the Friends seminar program!  Explore and learn about Virgin Islands National Park through a series of hikes, nature & culture walks, boat trips, turtle talks, and more. This program runs November to June.


Volunteer On Our Trails

Our walkup trails volunteer program and our campground run through June 2023.  Looking forward to seeing you out on the trails!

Learn To Swim

Learn To Swim Sessions

Free classes for all ages over 4. First and third Saturdays at Cinnamon Bay Beach.

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Beach To Beach Power Swim

 Sunday, May 28, 2023

It is the 20th anniversary of this amazing event!  Every Memorial Day weekend, swimmers take to the beautiful waters of St. John to raise funds for kids swim programs and marine conservation and education outreach!

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Earth Day

April 22, 2023

A celebration all week to learn about recycling and environmental issues, including with trash pickup, and tree giveaways!  

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Virtual Seminars

Friends Virtual Seminars and Webinars explore subjects related to the protection and preservation of the park's natural and cultural resources. 


Folk Life Festival

Visit the poster and photo galleries and enjoy the 2021 documentary illuminating this annual celebration of the cultural gifts of the Virgin Islands.  Watch the interviews with a moko jumbie, a storyteller, a maubi maker, a beekeeper, and more cultural ambassadors.

Gala 2023

Annual Gala

This annual fundraiser takes place at the beginning of February. 

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Annual General Meeting

This meeting takes place in January and is open to all members of the public. The keynote speaker for the 2023 meeting was Mr. Robert Stanton, 15th Director of the National Park Service and Superintendent of Virgin Islands National Park (1971-1974).


Paddle the Park

This fun SUP fundraiser kicks off the season in November.  All three courses start and end at Maho Bay Beach! 

Ocean Week 2022

Ocean Week

Marine debris and trash on our shores and  in our oceans is a problem.  Join us every October for a week of beach and ocean clean-ups; seminars, and student education opportunities! 

Villas For The Park 2022

Villa Auction & Fundraiser

Our Annual Villas For The Park auction takes place in November!  Win an amazing vacation and make a difference in helping protect and preserve Virgin Islands National Park!