Events & Seminars
Friends of the Park manages and/or sponsors a number of events that celebrate the natural beauty and cultural heritage of Virgin Islands National Park. These events 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!
What's happening when! Our calendar of events and seminars!
Ocean Week Virtual Seminars
Join us for a series of virtual seminars during Ocean Week (October 18-23)! Seminar lineup available shortly.
Ocean Week Beach Clean Up
Save the date!!! Join Friends on Saturday October 23 to clean up Drunk Bay during Ocean Week! Or get a group together and pick your own beach! Together we make a difference!
Our 5th Annual Villas for the Park online auction runs from November 12 to 26, 2021. Thank you for supporting this important fundraiser.
Hikes, Walks & Paddles
Welcome to Friday with Friends Seminar Program! Explore and learn about Virgin Islands National Park through a series of hikes, cultural walks, paddles, and turtle talks. This program will resume in November 2021. A schedule of activities will be available in October.
Friends Virtual Seminars and Webinars explore subjects related to the protection and preservation of the park's natural and cultural resources.
Volunteer With Us!
Join us on the trails or at events to help protect and preserve our beautiful park.
Paddle the Park 2021
With restrictions on beach gatherings in effect across the VI, Friends has made the decision to cancel the Paddle The Park fundraising event that was scheduled for Sunday, November 7. Thank you to the sponsors, paddlers and volunteers who have always supported this event — we look forward to seeing you at other events during the season! We are thankful that our beautiful park remains open for the enjoyment of all!
Community Matters Seminars
Folk Life Festival 2021 Film
Watch the mini-documentary created to mark the 30th anniversary of Virgin Islands National Park's celebration of cultural arts, music and crafts of the Virgin Islands.
Beach To Beach Power Swim
Our Annual Beach to Beach Swim took place on Sunday, May 30 and raises funds for marine conservation and youth programs like coral restoration and learn to swim!
A virtual year-in-review look at the Friends of Virgin Islands National Park took place on Sunday, January 31 with Nigel Fields, VINP Superintendent and Dr. David Vaughan of Plant a Million Corals as the keynote speakers.
Gala Online Auction
This year's Gala At Your Home to benefit Friends of Virgin Islands National Park took place on Saturday, February 6.
Earth Day 2021
Earth Day was Thursday, April 22 and we celebrated all week with virtual sessions for kids, trash pickup, and tree giveaways!