Events & Seminars
Friends of Virgin Islands National Park manages and/or sponsors a number of events and seminars that 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. Join us!
Paddle the Park 2022
This fun SUP fundraiser kicks off the season. It takes place on Sunday November 13. All three courses start and end at Maho Bay Beach!
Villa Auction & Fundraiser
November 11 to 25, 2022
Welcome to our 6th Annual Villas For The Park auction! Win an amazing vacation and make a difference in helping protect and preserve Virgin Islands National Park!
Learn To Swim Open House
Learn To Swim Open House at Cinnamon every Saturday for swimmers of all ages. These will start up again in late Fall.
Friends Virtual Seminars and Webinars explore subjects related to the protection and preservation of the park's natural and cultural resources.
Community Matters Seminars
Hikes, Walks & Turtle Talks
Welcome to Friday with Friends Seminar Program! Explore and learn about Virgin Islands National Park through a series of hikes, nature & culture walks, and turtle talks. Free to members. This program runs November to June.
Sea Turtle Excursion
Second Sunday November to June
Hosted by Sea Turtle Program Co-ordinator, Willow Melamet, this unique experience departs both St.Thomas and St.John. Learn from an expert and make two snorkel stops in the Park. These trips run November to June.
Volunteer On Our Trails
Our walkup trails volunteer program is closed for the season. It will restart in November. Thank you to everyone who did an amazing job helping maintain our trails and ruins this year.
Cinnamon Bay Campground Chats
Monday to Friday evenings
Explore and learn about nature, history and culture in Virgin Islands National Park at Cinnamon Bay Beach & Campground. Free & open to all. Please register. This program runs November to June.
Beach To Beach Power Swim
Sunday, May 29, 2022
Friday, April 22, 2022
A celebration all week to learn about recycling and environmental issues, including with trash pickup, and tree giveaways!
Annual General Meeting
Recorded Friday, January 28, 2022
Online Auction & Raffle
This event closed on February 28 3pm EST! Thank you everyone for your incredible support!
Folk Life Festival
Thursday, February 24 & Friday, February 25, 2022 at local schools.
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.
Ocean Week Seminars
October 18-23, 2021
Recordings of our Ocean Week seminar are available.