Family fun day

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.


The 45th annual USVI Open/Blue Marlin Tournament returns to American Yacht Harbor in Red Hook, St. Thomas, this weekend with sports fishermen chasing records at sea and entertainment ashore.

From noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, St. Thomas restaurants will be competing for the title of “Best of the Fest” during the Chowder Challenge and local artists will be selling their work.

From 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday, activities will move across the street to the parking lot of Red hook Plaza for a Shrimp Boil and live Caribbean show at 8 p.m. The Shrimp Boil benefits the Marine Vocation Program

Book and Film Fest

The third annual Children’s Book and Film Fest will take place on Fridays, tonight to Aug. 18, at Buddhoe Park in Frederiksted, St. Croix. Movies start at 7 p.m. Tonight 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-