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 start up again on November 22.  Looking forward to seeing you out on the trails soon!

Learn To Swim

Learn To Swim Open House

These will start up again late in the year | Details to come. Learn To Swim Open House at Cinnamon every Saturday for swimmers of all ages. 

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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. 

Ocean Week 2022

Ocean Week

October 17-23, 2022

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


Paddle the Park 2022

Sunday November 13, 2022

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

Villas For The Park 2022

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! 

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Annual General Meeting

January 28, 2023

The January 2022 meeting was open to everyone and was held virtually via zoom. Our keynote speakers were Park Superintendent Nigel Fields, and Dr. Paul Jobsis, Director of University of Virgin Islands Center for Marine & Environmental Studies.
Gala 2023

Annual Gala

Saturday, February 4, 2023

Save the date for this fun celebration and important fundraiser.


Folk Life Festival

End of February 

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.

Earth Day 2022

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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Beach To Beach Power Swim

 Sunday, May 28, 2023

Thank you swimmers, volunteers, sponsors, and cheering crews!  You made the 2022 Beach To Beach Power Swim a huge success and a lot of fun!  Check out the results and all the great photos are in the 2022 gallery.