St. Croix Food & Wine Experience–Food, Fun, and Philanthropy! Named by ForbesTravel as one of the Top 10 food and wine events! Experience this exciting series, with visiting Celebrity Chefs, that includes Cork & Fork Dinners, Sunset BBQ, Wine in the Warehouse, Cuisine on the Green, and a Gourmet Vintner Dinner with proceeds going to the St. Croix Foundation for Community Development. All dates and times listed in the Events Calendar. Facebook, Twitter
Attention Foodies! A Taste of St. Croix invites you to sample dishes from over 50 restaurants and caterers and taste wines from all over the world at this amazing event in its 15th year. From ‘soup to nuts,’ something for everyone. Island personalities, Red Carpet, Music under the stars. Divi Carina Bay Resort,
6 pm. www.tasteofstcroix.com, Facebook.
Celebrating the imagination, the 2nd Annual VI Literary Festival & Book Fair showcases local and regional literature, art, dance, poetry, and theater with panel discussions and workshops on writing, film production, and publishing, topping it all off with a Book Bacchanal at the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts. The Caribbean Writer will celebrate 30 years! UVI Albert A. Sheen Campus Great Hall. www.uvi.org, https://vilitfest.wordpress.com, Facebook
Since 1988, St. Croix has hosted one of the world’ great endurance events, the Captain Morgan Ironman 70.3 Triathlon. From a choppy 1.2-mile swim in Christiansted harbor, racers are on to the challenging bike leg, a 56-mile circumnavigation of the island including the treacherous “Beast.” Bikers finally morph into runners and head out on a 13.1-mile run with the Finish back at the Fort. Featuring 30 Ironman World Championship Spots. www.stcroixtriathlon.com
Celebrating St. Croix’s historical culture of spirits, food, music and arts, attend the 1st Annual St. Croix Rum Festival, “Flavor of Rum,” at Fort Frederik, Frederiksted, 3 pm – 1 am. Get a head start the night before at a Pre-Rum Festival Cocktail Party at The Palms from 7 pm – 10 pm with performances from Maria Carmona, Blakness Creese, Kenya Eugene and featuring 19-time, World Champion Bartender Flair Champion Christian Delpech. www.stcroixrumfestival.com, Facebook
The 3rd Annual Animal Jam is a ‘feel good’ fundraiser to support the ongoing services of The Animal Welfare Center, Healing Paws Sanctuary, Cruzan Cowgirls Horse Rescue, The VI Humane Learning Center, and the Sunshine Foundation.
A day-long music event on the beach with games, raffles, demos, food and drink–a great way to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend! Rhythms at Rainbow Beach. Facebook