Virgin Islands Folk Life Festival

Every year the island comes together to dance, sing, listen to music and stories, watch craft demonstrations, and of course, taste the traditional baked goods while celebrating the annual Folk Life Festival.

Life was hard on St John in the 1800s and early 1900s. The local population used their ingenuity and knowledge of the resources available to survive and even prosper when others failed. The Folk Life Festival is an opportunity for children, locals, and visitors to learn how residents survived on local foods, fish and skills.

Folk Life Festival 2017

The annual Folk Life Festival was held February 23rd and 24th 2017 at the Annaberg Sugar Plantation. This year we celebrated the 100 year anniversary of the transfer of the Virgin Islands to the United States.

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Enjoy the 26th Annual Annaberg Folk Life Festival

Enjoy the photos of past festivals and watch the video of our park rangers tasting foods that will be available at the Folk Life Festival. Check back often to see what the Foodie Rangers are up to and be sure to attend the festival so that you can enjoy the local arts and foods yourself.

Last updated: March 15, 2017

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1300 Cruz Bay Creek
St. John , VI 00830


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