"Promoting reef conservation & environmental awareness in the Virgin Islands"

Reef Fest is an annual event coordinated by various organizations to include the Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service, the Virgin Islands Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, and Blue Flag USVI aimed at raising environmental education and awareness within the Virgin Islands community. The theme for Reef Fest this year is currently under development and will be released soon; however, it does draw inspiration from the Earth Day Challenge 2020 global citizen science effort. 
At Reef Fest, there will be live musical entertainment, prize giveaways, and much more! 


  • Due to the recent corona virus pandemic, the 2020 Reef Fest event has been cancelled. Our team does apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused; however, as per guidelines set forth by the CDC and our Governor, large, mass gatherings should be avoided for safety. Please check back in 2021 for updates regarding Reef Fest 2021.   






EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION At Reef Fest, various organizations will participate by having booths or engage the public in demonstrations about some of the work that their organization conducts. There is no fee for governmental or non-profit agencies to register as an exhibitor; however, there is a fee of $150 businesses to register. We encourage participation from organizations who may not directly have a focus with the marine environment but may fit in with the general theme for that particular year. 


SCHOOL GROUP REGISTRATION Students in grades K-12 can also participate in activities at Reef Fest such as the Reef Rap, Trashion Show, and Art Contest competitions. These activities are a great way for students to demonstrate their love for the environment either through the arts.


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Businesses and other organizations within the community can donate to Reef Fest in a variety of ways. Donations can be items that are raffled during the event (proceeds generated support the Youth Ocean Explorers Summer Program) or could be cash or in-kind services that assist with the planning and organization of the event. Interested persons can fill out the following SPONSORSHIP REQUEST FORM to help out with Reef Fest. 

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Office Phone: (340) 693-1672
E-mail: howard.forbes@live.uvi.edu
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St. Thomas 
#2 John Brewers Bay
St. Thomas, USVI 00802