The Valentine’s Day Celebration of Love is a unique and special St. John tradition. Every year for the past eight years hundreds of married couples gather on Trunk Bay beach to renew their vows as the sun sets and steel pan music plays.
Officiated by non-denominational “barefoot minister” Anne Marie Porter, the ceremony offers words of renewal and inspiration for those wanting to reaffirm their commitment to each other.
Flute music will be performed by Michael Banzhaf, local crooner Shakima Jones will sing love songs, and Albion Sewer will entertain afterward with steel pan music. Each couple will receive a certificate, and each woman will receive a rose.
Locals and visitors alike are welcome. So if you and your honey plan to be in St. John on February 14, stop by, kick off your flip-flops and share the love at 5pm sharp. It’s free!
If you’re heading over from St. Thomas, free transportation to and from Trunk Bay from the Cruz Bay ferry dock is provided. It will leave the ferry dock at 4:30 p.m. and return when the ceremony is over.
A taxi driver named Charles will be stationed on the ferry dock with a sign letting arriving passengers know where to go. He has a red taxi.
For more information, you can call Ms. Porter at 340-693-5153 or 340-626-4658.