Children’s book, film fest: The third annual Children’s Book and Film Fest will take place on Fridays, through Aug. 18, at Buddhoe Park in Frederiksted, St. Croix. Movies start at 7 p.m. Friday will feature “Fantastic Mr. Fox”; Aug. 11, Lemony Snicket’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events”; and Aug. 18, “Journey to the Center of the Earth.” Seating is limited. Bring a chair or blanket. For more information, call 340-277-1978.

Hot air balloon event: A hot air balloon will feature at the “Hot, Hot, Hot Summer Fun Event” hosted by Quality Family Entertainment from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Lionel Roberts Stadium on St. Thomas. The family-friendly event will include costume characters, bounce houses, games, food and drinks and a hot air balloon. The evening will end with a group pledge against violence and the release of floating lanterns into the night sky. For more information call 340-473-2338.