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4th of July

Melissa
April 20, 2007 12:27PM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 32

What kinds of celebrations go on on the 4th? Where can we see fireworks? We may be there on the 4th.
Thanks so much!

Re: 4th of July

Islander
April 20, 2007 01:40PM

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Registered: 13 years ago
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Hello Melissa,

On St. John the Carnival parade is on the 4th and there are fireworks in the evening.

St. John Carnival
Wed July 4th, 2007 11:00am - Cruz Bay, St. John
Event: Carnival Parade. St. John Carnival celebrations build up to the big finale of the St. John Carnival Parade. The parade takes place in Cruz Bay and includes thousands of people. Come see mocko jumbies, carnival royalty, listen to bands play while colorfully costumed troops of children and adults dance along and enjoy local dishes at the Carnival Village. The parade route starts at the National Park Visitor Center and winds through Cruz Bay.

St. John Carnival
Wed July 4th, 2007 9:00pm - Cruz Bay Harbor, St. John
Event: Fireworks; Bringing the St. John Carnival to a close are the Carnival Fireworks over the Cruz Bay Harbor.

--Islander

Re: 4th of July

jane
April 20, 2007 04:00PM

Registered: 13 years ago
Posts: 532

The fireworks at the Yacht Club were great (on STX), but Chuck hurt his hand and I guess the insurance costs would be astro - bloody - nomical now. Hope somewhere else has them.

Re: 4th of July

promoguy
April 20, 2007 07:47PM

Registered: 13 years ago
Posts: 439

You can watch them with us from Gallows Point. The only condition is that you bring some Dreyers ice cream. If you can do a nice salad you can even join us for bbq tri tip.

But in any case, good ice cream gets you a great seat.

Re: 4th of July

jane
April 20, 2007 08:44PM

Registered: 13 years ago
Posts: 532

Well taht is a great offer and I am sure you will be inundated with Ice Cream and Salad...but sadly, I shall be in the UK for July and August...and...July 4th ain't too big an event over there!

Re: 4th of July

Melissa
April 23, 2007 07:06AM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 32

Thanks for all of your responses. Still not sure if we will be there or not, but if we are we will be on St. Croix. Gallow's Point is on St. John, right? If we were going to be there we would certainly bring your ice cream! Thanks again!

Re: 4th of July
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dntw8up
April 23, 2007 02:26PM

Registered: 12 years ago
Posts: 1,866

I believe the Gallows to which promoguy refers is the condo development in Cruz Bay on STJ.

Re: 4th of July

stxem
April 23, 2007 04:16PM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 852

There is always a really nice fireworks display in Frederiksted sponsored by the country club (I'm pretty sure) over the pier. Places to watch from: Cottages/Sandcastles beach, coconuts on the beach, rainbow, aquawest, blue moon etc etc.

Re: 4th of July

bethburnett70
April 23, 2007 04:33PM

Registered: 13 years ago
Posts: 389

The west end fireworks are great... we sat on our back step and watched them last year... the crowd on the pier was HUGE!! The best part was that there was a group of about six children sitting a few yards away from us, and they were just rapt. Adults just don't ooh and ahh over fireworks the way kids do. But, I concur, Sand Castle, Coconuts, any of the west end beach front restaurants would be great for viewing.

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