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There’s no shortage of reasons to celebrate, perhaps just a shortage of time.
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Sometimes you don’t want to celebrate just one thing. The Trails Tales Tunes Festival in Gros Morne National Park offers a fabulous mix of outdoor entertainment and activities. If you’re looking for world-class cuisine to go with your entertainment, Elliston’s Roots, Rants and Roars, and The Gathering in Burlington combine celebrity chefs with music and storytelling.
Live theatre in Newfoundland and Labrador is a big deal, with annual festivals in Gros Morne and Trinity Bight. If you like a bit of Shakespeare, the Shakespeare by the Sea productions in St. John’s and Perchance Theatre’s season in Cupids will be right up your alley.
Folk music festivals take a traditional kitchen party to a bigger stage. The Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival, which has been running for more than 35 years, takes place at Bannerman Park in St. John’s. With almost as long a history, the family-oriented Fish, Fun and Folk Festival is held in the charming seaside town of Twillingate.
In Labrador, the Bakeapple Folk Festival is a celebration of local heritage and the bountiful harvest of the bakeapple, complete with singing, dancing, and food.
The height of summer is a grand time in the capital city, with an 11-day stretch of festivals and fun including the historic Royal St. John’s Regatta, a family-friendly Buskers Festival, the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival, and the lively George Street Festival.
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Jul 1, 2022Canada Day Celebrations - Port aux BasquesPort aux Basques
Jul 22 - Jul 23, 2022Leading Tickles DayLeading Tickles
Aug 26 - Aug 27, 2022Night Sky CelebrationsTerra Nova National Park of Canada
Nov 25 - Nov 26, 2022Christmas at Commissariat - by CandlelightSt. John's
Jun 25, 2022Pirate's Haven Annual Crab FestivalRobinsons
July 27, 2022Cable landing Anniversary: Connecting Canada to the WorldHeart's Content
May - Nov 2022 TBAAnnual Trail Raiser (East Coast Trail's fundraising hike)Torbay
Jul 23, 2022Annual Harbour Grace RegattaHarbour Grace
Jul 2022 TBA (see wbsite for updates)Celebration of CultureTerra Nova National Park of Canada
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