Members of Pans In Motion tramp down the street during Pan-O-Rama in 2009. The event helps launch this year’s Festival season today at 4 p.m.

With the territory’s Carnival and Festival committees expected to be transferred to the Tourism Department, the St. John Festival and Cultural Organization is looking to go out with a bang as the island celebrates its 65th annual Festival.

Activities that visitors and locals have come to expect, like Pan-O-Rama, food fair, the emancipation program and the royalty pageant, are all on the calendar, with each event honoring long standing committee members.