Folk Life Festival

Celebrating Culture & Heritage

Virgin Islands National Park’s Annual Folk Life Festival celebrates and promotes the rich culture of the Virgin Islands every February, Black History month. This year marks the 32nd year of the festival that is sponsored by Friends of Virgin Islands National Park.

2023 FOLK LIFE FESTIVAL CULTURE DAYS
Culture days for the three St. John schools will take place on Thursday, February 23 and Friday, February 24.

 

Special thanks to the culture bearers, performers and artisans who participate every year and for their dedication to keeping Virgin Islands culture alive for generations to come! As they bring the past to our youth today, so they ensure a strong, bright future built upon the ancient knowledge of island ancestors!

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Passing It On To Another One Documentary

Enjoy this illuminating celebration of the cultural gifts of the Virgin Islands. The entire documentary filmed in 2021 is available for viewing as well as short segments featuring interviews with a moko jumbie, a storyteller, a maubi maker, a beekeeper, and more cultural ambassadors.

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Folk Life Festival Posters

Each year a local artist creates a poster for the festival.  Enjoy this gallery!

A look back at Folk Life Festival 2015

video provided courtesy of the NPS and Esther Francis