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The Virgin Islands Salsa Festival Returns to St. Croix Saturday

Salsa Festival returns to St. Croix. (Submitted photo)

In the heart of St. Croix, the eagerness for the Virgin Islands Salsa Festival is intense. At the pre-kickoff last Sunday, the Palms at Pelican Cove hosted a vibrant meet-and-greet event where judges mingled with pageant contestants and sponsors, setting the stage for a week of rhythm, culture, and celebration.

As the sun set on this picturesque evening, the atmosphere buzzed with excitement as representatives from various sponsors met with the eight competitors vying for the crown in the highly anticipated Virgin Islands Salsa Festival Pageant Competition on Saturday at the Island Center for the Performing Arts. With the promise of a spectacular show, attendees exchanged words of encouragement and shared in anticipation of what promises to be the highlight of the festival’s opening night.

But the excitement didn’t end there. With a diverse lineup of daily events, festival-goers can look forward to a week packed with unforgettable experiences:

June 9 invites attendees to unwind and tap into their creative side at the Tropical Sip & Paint After Party hosted by Eliana B Artistry at El Flamboyant Restaurant.

June 10 promises a unique fusion of sports and dance at Softball & Salsa, where the Luis A. Alicea “Field of Dreams” will come alive with the spirited energy of both a softball game and the infectious rhythms of salsa music.

June 11 offers a feast for the senses with the Bring the Heat – The Salsa & Chips Making Competition at the Sion Farm Distillery, where culinary creativity meets delicious salsa and chips.

June 12 sets the stage for elegance and networking at the exclusive ENCANTO VIP & Sponsors Mixer at the Seven Flags Museum, providing invited guests with a night to remember.

June 14 ignites the night with INFERNO, an all-red party at the Sydney Lee Event Center featuring tunes by Ricky Sounds and guest DJ Velcro from Puerto Rico.

June 15 transforms Christiansted into a lively block party, featuring a free concert with live performances by local sensation Nikki Brooks and Miami’s own 10-member salsa band, Cachi y Saoco Nuevo, alongside other local performers.

June 16 brings the festival to a close with Agua Caliente, the official beach party at Hotel on the Cay, offering a perfect Father’s Day celebration with music, food, and a cash bar.

With a schedule packed with diverse and exciting events, the Virgin Islands Salsa Festival promises to be an unforgettable experience for all who attend. For those eager to join in the festivities, more information and a detailed schedule of events can be found on the festival’s website or by contacting them directly at 1-888-923-2623.

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