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St. Thomas Carnival 2024: A Spectacular Celebration of Caribbean Culture

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands – The vibrant spirit of the Caribbean was on full display during the 2024 St. Thomas Carnival, a multi-day extravaganza that captivated thousands of attendees from around the world. From cultural showcases to electrifying musical performances, the festivities illuminated the rich heritage and traditions of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Organized by the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism and the Division of Festivals, the carnival kicked off with a lineup of cultural staples including the Prince & Princess Show, Queen Show, Calypso Monarch, and Panorama. These events provided a platform for local talent to shine and for attendees to immerse themselves in the colorful tapestry of Caribbean culture.

Renowned artists such as Machel Montano, KES the Band, Sizzla Kalonji, and Patrice Roberts took to the stage, delivering unforgettable performances that had the crowd dancing into the night. The highlight came on Saturday night, when international superstar Shaggy closed out the festivities with a show-stopping performance, treating fans to hits like “It Wasn’t Me,” “Boombastic,” and “Angel.”

The carnival also featured the Children’s and Adult Parade days, where revelers adorned in elaborate costumes paraded through the streets of Charlotte Amalie, showcasing the creativity and craftsmanship of local designers. The atmosphere was electric as attendees soaked in the sights, sounds, and flavors of the Caribbean.


The success of the 2024 St. Thomas Carnival is a testament to the unwavering dedication of the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism and the Division of Festivals in promoting the cultural heritage of the region. By showcasing the best of Caribbean music, dance, and art, the carnival not only entertains but also educates visitors about the rich history and traditions of the islands.

As we reflect on this year’s festivities, it’s clear that the St. Thomas Carnival plays a vital role in fostering a sense of community and pride among Virgin Islanders, both at home and abroad. It serves as a reminder of the resilience and vibrancy of Caribbean culture, and we eagerly anticipate the continued growth and success of this cherished tradition.

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