Events & Seminars

Friends of Virgin Islands National 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!

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Events Calendar

What's happening when!  Our calendar of events and seminars!

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Villa Auction & Fundraiser

Ended November 26, 2021

Huge thanks to the villas and hotels on St.John, St.Thomas, St.Croix and Lovango that donated incredible stays! 

Friday With Friends

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. 

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Volunteer On Our Trails

Help maintain and clear our trails and ruins!  Join us on the trails on Tuesdays and Thursdays or make a longer commitment and stay in our Cinnamon Bay campground. 

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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. 

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Community Matters Seminars

This seminar series intended to sponsor conversations related to conservation, sustainable development, disaster capitalism, and environmental racism is made possible thanks to the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands and WTJX/NPR.

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Annual Meeting

Saturday, January 29, 2022 

Details to be determined.  A recording of the 2021 virtual year-in-review with Nigel Fields, VINP Superintendent and Dr. David Vaughan of Plant a Million Corals as the keynote speakers is available.

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Annual Gala

Saturday, February 5, 2022

Save the date. Details of this major Friends fundraiser are to be determined. 

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Folk Life Festival

Thursday, February 24 & Friday, February 25, 2022

Details to be determined.  Watch the mini-documentary created in 2021 to mark the 30th anniversary of Virgin Islands National Park's celebration of cultural arts, music and crafts of the Virgin Islands. 

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Earth Day

Friday, April 22, 2022

Details to be determined. Earth Day 2021 was celebrated all week with virtual sessions for kids, trash pickup, and tree giveaways!  

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Beach To Beach Power Swim

 Sunday, May 29, 2022

Registration opens February 1. The Annual Beach to Beach Power Swim raises funds for marine conservation and youth programs like coral restoration and learn to swim!  

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Ocean Week Seminars

October 18-23, 2021

Recordings of our Ocean Week seminar are available.  

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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! 

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Reef Bay Hike

This hike is currently not running.  Friends is hosting group hikes on other trails on the last Friday of every month as a part of our Friday With Friends Seminar Series.  Please join us!