Application to compete for the Road March Championship

Road March Competition is the selection of the Road March Champion for August Monday Parade. The winner is selected based on the number of troupe entries utilizing a specific song played by a specific band.

Application to participate in the August Monday Parade

August Monday Parade is a cultural and colorful display of various troupes, floupes, floats, bands, and individuals.

Application to compete in the Miss. BVI Pageant

Miss BVI Pageant is the selection process of Miss British Virgin Islands who serves as an embassador of the Territory.

Application to apply for a Festival Booth(s)

Festival Booths are located in the Festival Village and offer a variety of local cuisine and varied drinks.

Application to participate within the Cultural Food Fair

Cultural Food Fair is a presentation of traditional foods, drinks, pastries and preserves of the Virgin Islands.

Virgin Islands Festivals and Fairs Committee Act, 2005

An Act to provide for the establishment and constitution of a committee to manage national festivals and fairs within the Territory and for other matters connected therewith.

Culture Week

Culture Week was first observed in October, 1994.  The main objectives of the week are to:  1) take some time to focus on the cultural heritage of the Virgin Islands; 2) pass on relevant information to the younger generations; 3) increase the awareness of residents on the history and culture of the Virgin Islands; and 4) create opportunities to link various aspects of life to culture through the selected theme for the week.

The themes for the past five (5) years are as follows:

2010 – “Bridging the Generational Gap Through Culture’

International Museum Day

Every year since 1977, International Museum Day is organized worldwide around May 18th.  The day is observed to raise awareness on how important museums are in the development of society.

The theme for 2015 is: "Museums for a Sustainable Society"


Department of Culture

Ministry of Education and Culture
P.O. Box 72 Wickham’s Cay 1
Road Town,Tortola
Virgin Islands (British) VG1110