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!

IMG_1057

Events Calendar

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

friday all

Seminars

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. Join us!

Image 9-3-19 at 10.46 AM

Beach To Beach Power Swim

 Our Annual Beach to Beach Swim takes place on Sunday, May 30 and raises funds for marine conservation and youth programs like coral restoration and learn to swim!  Join us in person or virtually for this great event!

poster sq

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. 

IMG_8936

Volunteer With Us!

Join us on the trails or at events to help protect and preserve our beautiful park.   

Bananaquit Gail Karlsson-

Virtual Seminars

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

Trunk 1920x1080 Desktop_1601924706292

Annual Meeting

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.

No Wording Beach Social Distancing Poster

Ocean Week on St. John

Ocean Week Beach Clean Up and Seminar Series takes place in April and October in conjunction with Earth Day and the International Coastal Cleanup.  

1

Villas & Art Auction

Our 4th Annual Villas and Art for the Park online auction runs from November 13 to 27.  Bidding is now closed.  Thank you for supporting this important fundraiser. 

Paddle the Park instagram

Paddle the Park 2020

Thanks for paddling from Maho to Hawksnest on Sunday, November 8! SUP & kayak fundraiser to support marine conservation programs. 

at home new

Gala Online Auction

This year's Gala At Your Home to benefit Friends of Virgin Islands National Park took place on Saturday, February 6. 

IMG_7250

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 Nature Walks and Talks Series.  Please join us!