The Virgin Islands will be celebrating its 66th emancipation festival commencing today, July 31, 2020, with slight changes to its itinerary.
The virtual Opening Ceremony will take place at 6:00pm after which there will be a poetry slam from 7:00pm to 11:30pm.
On Sunday, August 1, 2020, there will be a virtual Emancipation Service at the Long Look Methodist Church at 3:00pm.
Following that service, there will be a virtual gospel explosion commencing at 7:00pm.
The activities will continue on Monday, August 3, 2020, with a VI Showcase in the evening, starting at 7:00pm and it will culminate at 11:30pm.
On Tuesday, August 4, 2020, there will be a Calypso Review, also done virtually at 7:00pm.
On Wednesday, August 5, 2020, there will be a Festival of Culture and Praise all day, and on Friday, August 7, 2020, there will be a Cultural Food Fair at the Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park.
The final event on this year’s calendar will be the Farmers Market in Carrot Bay on Saturday, August 8, 2020 commencing at 6:00am.