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Chef Jeremy Charles at the King of Cod Event at Roots, Rants & Roars
King of Cod Event at Roots, Rants & Roars
The Regatta
Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival - Kitchen Stage Party
The Mummers Festival, St. John's
Royal St. John’s Regatta - Female Teams
Outdoor Concert
Dancing at the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival

Have you ever celebrated a blueberry? An accordion? A salmon? A muddy hole? Around here, we think there are a lot of things worth celebrating. You’ll find festivals and events in honour of music, food, fish, film, theatre, and crafts. Not to mention workshops, seminars, walking tours, and open performances that will educate and entertain.

The Gros Morne Theatre Festival is the perfect place to lose yourself in drama, dinner theatre and Newfoundland ‘times’ set against the backdrop of Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

On the east coast, don’t miss the historic Royal St. John’s Regatta, a family-friendly Buskers Festival, and the lively George Street Festival.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival is the must-attend cultural event of the season. The jam-packed weekend of traditional music, culture, and good times is set in the heart of St. John's at picturesque Bannerman Park. The long-running festival attracts thousands of folk enthusiasts, as well as the top folk performers from around the province. Off stage, you’ll find hands-on seminars, events for kids, and open jam sessions that let’s you get in on the action.

Like a good story? The Seasons in the Bight Theatre Festival brings inspirational Newfoundland and Labrador stories to life in this annual series of plays, dinner theatres, and concerts. It also features some of the best writers, directors and performers in the province.

The North West River Beach Festival is Labrador’s largest outdoor music festival. This annual event attracts family, friends and visitors from across the globe to ‘come home’ for two fun-filled days. Enjoy local and regional musical guests, fireworks, traditional foods and crafts, and fun for the whole family.

Spanning three decades, the Fish, Fun and Folk Festival is one of the longest-running folks festivals in the province. Held in the charming seaside town of Twillingate, the large, family-oriented festival includes traditional music, dancing, crafts, seafood, children’s activities, and fireworks. And the only thing that might outshine the non-stop entertainment is the warm, friendly people you’ll meet at this world-renowned cultural celebration on the shores of Iceberg Alley.

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Visit a museum and art exhibit in one trip! The Sealers Interpretation Centre has reeled in giant floor-to-ceiling crocheted artworks. These neon multi-coloured forms will capture your imagination and entangle your senses. Peek inside a root cellar to find glass jars filled with illuminated plants and flowers. Then enjoy a quiet moment in St. Mary’s Anglican Church, reflecting on the history of resettled communities.

Artists: Omar Badrin + Laura St. Pierre/Jon Bath + Scott Walden

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Bonavista Biennale 2017

Starting at $459 Per Couple
Enjoy the beauty of summer in Gros Morne National Park with our 2-night Cultural Escape package. Experience the rugged beauty of the National Park with a boat cruise through billion year old Western Brook Fjord. Visit Dr. Henry N. Payne Museum, St Mary's Botanical Garden, War Memorial, Broom Point Heritage site & the Arches. In the evening, take in a live performance with Gros Morne Theatre Festival. Relax in your comfortable guest room, with breakfast daily in our cozy Wateredge restaurant.
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Shallow Bay Motel

Starting at $95 Per Person
Rug hooking is a traditional textile craft, primarily practiced by women. The patterns were only limited to the imagination, then created with loops of color using retired clothing. The designs may have been different depending on which region of the province it was created in and traditional designs ranged from simple geometric patterns to ornate works that would only be displayed in the home's parlour or removed from storage when important guests arrived. Come - explore your creativity!

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Trinity Historical Society - Fort Point Lighthouse

Starting at $239 Per Couple
While the snow is still melting off our mountain tops, spring is a wonderful time to visit Gros Morne National Park. Fill your days with hiking and adventure and your evenings with relaxation and beautiful ocean views at our full service Inn. Our property sits ocean side in the quaint coastal community of Cow Head. Our package includes: 2 night's accommodation in one of our comfortable guest rooms, 2 buffet continental breakfasts daily, and depart with 2 free gifts.
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Shallow Bay Motel

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Hike the craggy shores of Bonavista Bay to Duntara Community Hall where 150 images of water, rock and sand recreate the shoreline on the floor. Dive in with a sound piece of mysterious rhythms and echoes recorded under water. In Knight’s Cove see upside-down trees. Who said art wasn’t fun! Head back to Duntara on closing day when shoreline photos will be given away. Take home your very own original artwork!

Scott Walden + Gayle Young + Reinhard Reitzenstein

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Bonavista Biennale 2017

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Visit the old post office, where Steve Payne's visual essay on the Isthmus gives an insider’s look at communities and the industry that has changed the landscape. Photo tour continues at Port Rexton Brewing Co. where Net Pratt’s tattoo portraits show skin as canvas. Fishers’ Loft Conference Centre hosts paintings of Newfoundland authors by John Hartman, and figures hidden among the trees of Sara Angelucci’s Arboretum.

Steve Payne + Ned Pratt + John Hartman + Sara Angelucci

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Bonavista Biennale 2017

Starting at $375 Per Person
Get in touch with your artistic side in a fun and relaxing Paint the Bay stay with artist Chris Ricketts and go home with your own unique piece of art.

Includes a 2 night stay in one of our cool theme rooms, delicious meals and paint class. You'll also have free time to explore the area or hike some of the great trails on our peninsula. If you enjoy photography, you'll love the scenic coastlines here!

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Round Da Bay Inn

 

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