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Photo Focus: Summer Jump Up Lights Up Downtown with Delight

To the delight of the hundreds of attendees at the Summer Jump Up held on Friday evening, there was live music, a steel pan orchestra, moko jumbies, and fireworks in downtown Christiansted, St. Croix.

Often a night to remember, this Summer Jump Up felt extra special as vendors lined the historic streets, with smells of curry from Diane’s Master Roti booth to locally-inspired fruit cocktails by Melee.

The crowds began arriving well before the sun set on this Summer Jump Up in downtown Christiansted on Friday. (Photo by Shanell Petersen)
Dee, the owner of Mother of Our Earth, vends her handmade jewelry with stones sourced from around the world at Jump Up during the evening. (Photo by Shanell Petersen)
Courtney, left, recent owner of St. Croix Wine Cellars, and Lance, designated gentleman who carries heavy things and is visiting from California, stand under the booth with many locally-made items, including a variety of wines. (Photo by Shanell Petersen)
Vanessa Bonner, 7, visiting from Las Vegas for the first time with her family, poses all-smiles for a photo as she patiently waits for a special treat from DoughBoy Pretzels. (Photo by Shanell Petersen)
Karen Duval Holmes, left, who returned for her 30th class reunion at Central High School with her husband, Deon Holmes, enjoys a nostalgic snow cone from Crucian Freeze. (Photo by Shanell Petersen)
Even the downtown shops kept their doors open late for Jump Up, including Cultured Naturals Body Care located on Company Street as seen above where owner Ramone Reid, left, speaks with customer Jill Cook on new products with many locally-sourced, plant-based ingredients. (Photo by Shanell Petersen)
R+B Connection was one of the live musical performances at the Summer Jump Up in downtown Christiansted overlooking the boardwalk. (Photo by Shanell Petersen)

This free, family-friendly event continues to bring a fun-loving crowd of locals and visitors to the downtown shops and pop-up vendors of local artisans and home chefs sharing Crucian culture and more.

 

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