Festivals and Events Central Region 2001
Marine Interpretation Centre Summer Program
A variety of interpretive programming throughout the summer season. Junior Naturalist programs help kids understand the marine environment of Bonavista Bay. There are also tours of the centre, beach walks and oceanology programs available.
Location Terra Nova National Park, Route 1 Season May 19 - Oct 31
Loggers' Sports Festival
Includes log rolling, axe and tree cutting competitions, log throwing and a loggers' obstacle course. Interpretive exhibits of Gambo's logging heritage will be showcased, as well as a professional timber show exhibition.
Location Gambo, Route 1 Season Jun 29 - Jul 01
Canada Day In Norris Arm
Begins with breakfast 8-10am. A ceremony and laying of wreaths at War Memorial. Cutting of huge Canada Day cake at approximately 12pm. Fun filled day of games, food, horse rides and events for children. Street dance 8 -11pm. Fireworks display.
Location Norris Arm, Route 351 Season Jun 30 - Jul 02
Canada Day Celebrations - Gander
Gander invites everyone to come and celebrate Canada's birthday with special events to kick off their summer program. Includes a flag-raising ceremony.
Location Gander, Route 1 Season Jul 01 - Jul 01
Canada Day Celebrations - Grand Falls-Windsor
Celebrate Canada's birthday with a Flag Raising Ceremony. Presentation of Canada Youth Awards, gigantic kids' fair, concert in the park, seniors flag raising & entertainment, cake cutting ceremony, neighborhood teas, and huge fireworks display.
Location Grand Falls- Windsor, Route 1 Season Jul 01 - Jul 01
Canada Day Celebrations - Lewisporte
Celebrating Canada's birthday with a community BBQ, bike parade, children's activities and adult/youth dances.
Location Lewisporte, Route 341 Season Jul 01 - Jul 01
Canada Day In Provincial Parks - Central
A celebration of the nation's birthday, as well as tribute to those who fell at the battle of Beaumont Hamel. Events start in the morning and run throughout the day. Activities include cake cutting, speeches, singing of the national anthem, games, nature scavenger hunts, and lots more. Takes place in Notre Dame Provincial Park and Dildo Run Provincial Park.
Location Central Newfoundland, Route Season Jul 01 - Jul 01
Soirees & Times - Confederation, A Company Town's View
Three courses of Newfoundland food and fun are served up as the unique opinions of the Grand Falls population towards Confederation with Canada are brought to life. Admission: Adult $28.75 and Children (Under 12) $17.50.
Location Grand Falls- Windsor, Route 1 Season Jul 01 - Aug 31
Pow Wow 2001
A gathering of Mi'kmaq singing and dancing. Come share in the island's aboriginal culture. Alcohol and drug free event.
Location Conne River, Route 360 Season Jul 05 - Jul 08
The Price Of Paper
The tragic love story of Samuel Ryan & Bridget Wilcox, two young people who came to the Grand Falls in 1907 to begin a new way of life.
Location Grand Falls- Windsor, Route 1 Season Jul 05 - Aug 31
Point Leamington Day Festival
Newfoundland food, games of chance, bingo, Great Mill River Rubber Duck Race, ticket sales, civic celebration, and a parade.
Location Point Leamington, Route 350 Season Jul 11 - Jul 15
Tradition By The Sea Festival
Beach parties, kids' entertainment, dory races, old fashioned garden party, traditional music.
Location Harbour Breton, Route 360 Season Jul 13 - Jul 15
One of North America's Top 100 Events, the Exploits Experience celebrates the Exploits Valley - the heart of Newfoundland's wilderness country. Join over 15 communities in Exploits - Wild & Free !!!
Location Grand Falls- Windsor, Route 1 Season Jul 14 - Aug 17
Exploits Valley Salmon Festival Craft Fair
Browse and enjoy a wide variety of crafts made by craft producers in the Exploits Valley as well as other areas of Newfoundland and Labrador. Takes place during the Exploits Valley Salmon Festival.
Location Grand Falls- Windsor, Route 1 Season Jul 19 - Jul 23
Gander River Festival
Craft fair, games of chance, parade, community breakfast, beer tent. Fun and activities for all ages. Come and enjoy the festivities.
Location Glenwood, Route 1 Season Jul 19 - Jul 23
Iron Skull Folk Festival
Newfoundland traditional music. Accordian music.
Location Belleoram, Route 362 Season Jul 20 - Jul 22
Parks Day/take A Hike - Central
Take a Hike is a nation-wide event held in conjunction with Parks Day. Hikes are organized within parks, or to surrounding areas. For full details, call the provincial park closest to you.
Location Central Newfoundland, Route Season Jul 21 - Jul 21
Parks Day/take A Hike - Terra Nova National Park
Hike the Coastal Trail starting at Newman Sound or Marine Interpretation Centre. This trail is easily accessible for kids. Hikers will have a chance to win both local and national prizes. The hike is for individuals, groups and families. No admission charge.
Location Terra Nova National Park, Route 1 Season Jul 21 - Jul 21
Newfoundland Day At Newman Sound
Traditional and fun Newfoundland events throughout the day. There are Newfoundland dishes served at the service centre, traditional music at the campfire circle and demonstrations at the outdoor theatre.
Location Terra Nova National Park, Route 1 Season Jul 25 - Jul 25
MillerTown Festival - MillerTown
A weekend festival of local musical talent, games of chance, entertainers for kids, etc.
Location MillerTown, Route 341 Season Jul 26 - Jul 28
Crab Fest - 2001
Unique crab coldplate & crab slaw. Home of the stuffed squid show...also local entertainment.
Location La Scie, Route 414 Season Jul 26 - Jul 28
Twillingate/n.w.i Fish Fun & Folk Festival
Fireworks, dance, craft booths, Newfoundland music, children's show, street dance, fish meals (cod, salmon, lobster), boat tours, icebergs. Admission to some events.
Location Twillingate, Route 340 Season Jul 26 - Jul 29
Dover Fault Festival
A variety of events including Kid's Fun Day, a parade, cutting of the cake, refreshment booths, games of chance, live entertainment, kid's & teen dances, adult outdoor dance & beer tent, bingo, dunk tank, and free tours of the Dover Fault indoor/outdoor interpretation sites.
Location Dover, Route 320 Season Jul 27 - Jul 29
Glovertown Music Fest
A day festival of local musical talent, games of chance, entertainers for kids, etc.
Location Glovertown, Route 310 Season Jul 27 - Jul 29
Rainbow Folk Festival
Live entertainment & sound/lighting, fish den, carnival, games & activities, boat rentals, dory races, miniature golf and moon walk.
Location Milltown, Route 361 Season Jul 27 - Jul 29
Theme centres around "Joey" and features special guest appearances by none other than. Games of chance, seniors garden party, musicfest and great outdoor live entertainment. Booths and concessions. Held in conjunction with the civic holiday, the first weekend of August, with a grand finale of fireworks.
Location Gambo, Route 1 Season Jul 29 - Aug 05
Gander's Festival Of Flight
One of the province's premiere family festivals, featuring a multitude of events designed to capture the interest of everyone. A full itinerary of events including: children's activities, music and entertainment, food & games, sporting events, night life, parade, fireworks and much more.
Location Gander, Route 1 Season Jul 31 - Aug 06
Lumsden Day - Celebration By The Sea
Games of chance, contests, fish & brewis, pea soup, hot dogs, bake & handicraft sales, dances, beer tent, amateur entertainment and bingo.
Location Lumsden, Route 330 Season Aug 02 - Aug 04
Triton Caplin Cod Festival
Bingo, gospel concert with all local talent, fireworks, opening ceremonies following the ceremonies, food booths & games, dance, parade.
Location Triton, Route 380 Season Aug 02 - Aug 04
Change Islands Garden Party
Games of chance, barbeque, dunk tank, boat rides, row boat races, fire truck rides, dances for all ages and Newfoundland meals.
Location Change Islands, Route 335 Season Aug 03 - Aug 04
Celebrate the Dorset Festival in historical Fleur-de-Lys. Two exciting days with fun filled events for all ages, refreshments, games of chance, music. Enjoy Newfoundland culture at its finest.
Location Fleur De Lys, Route 410 Season Aug 03 - Aug 04
Etheridges Point Seaside Festival
An entire weekend to celebrate our unique culture with traditional Newfoundland foods & an abundance of local performances of music, song & dance. Fun & games for the young and young at heart. Licensed bar. Boat tours around Fogo Island, Little Fogo Islands.
Location Joe Batt's Arm, Route 334 Season Aug 03 - Aug 05
Botwood Seaport Festival
Part of the Exploits Experience. Local entertainment and dances, softball tournaments, yacht races and special events.
Location Botwood, Route 350 Season Aug 03 - Aug 06
Kids' Day And Kids' Day Concert
Children's entertainer, kite flying, bubble blowing, interpretive events, science camps, junior naturalist programs and much more.
Location Terra Nova National Park, Route 1 Season Aug 04 - Aug 04
Food booths, adult dance, street parade, kids' games, games of chance, casino night.
Location Springdale, Route 390 Season Aug 04 - Aug 04
Parades, games of chance, food concessions, open air dance with fireworks, other special events.
Location Botwood, Route 350 Season Aug 06 - Aug 06
Gander Day Civic Holiday
The Grand Finale of our Festival of Flight. Gander Day at Cobb's Pond is a celebration of music, games & food. Capped off with this province's largest fireworks display.
Location Gander, Route 1 Season Aug 06 - Aug 06
Leading Tickles Day
Games of chance, variety of food such as : fish & brewis, mussels, Chinese food and much more. Come to enjoy a day of fun and relaxation.
Location Leading Tickles, Route 350 Season Aug 10 - Aug 11
Brimstone Head Folk Festival
Outdoor festival in a rugged picturesque cove, offering the best in traditional Newfoundland & Irish music. Fogo Island is a 40 minute ferry ride from Farewell on Route 335.
Location Fogo, Route 333 Season Aug 10 - Aug 12
Muddy Hole Scuff 'n Scoff
Three days of celebrations on the most beautiful beach in Newfoundland. Featuring car derbies and entertaining music. Beach party of the year!
Location Musgrave Harbour, Route 330 Season Aug 10 - Aug 12
Mussel Bed Soiree
Community festival celebrating the history and culture of Newfoundland. Includes live entertainment, Newfoundland meals, games of chance, children & family events, dances, gospel concert and a giant fireworks display.
Location Lewisporte, Route 341 Season Aug 10 - Aug 14
Little Bay Islands Day
Traditional music and lots of Newfoundland food. Come celebrate Green Bays rich heritage right here in scenic Little Bay Islands. Date is tentative.
Location Little Bay Islands, Notre Dame Bay, Route 392 Season Aug 12 - Aug 12
Heritage Folk Festival
Held annually in Terra Nova National Park. Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 2:00 pm. Music, dance and recitations. Family entertainment.
Location Terra Nova National Park, Route 1 Season Aug 17 - Aug 19
Provincial Men's "c" Slo-pitch Softball Championships
44 teams from across Newfoundland will compete at the largest slo-pitch tournament in the province. Four teams will qualify for the national championships.
Location Grand Falls- Windsor, Route 1 Season Aug 24 - Aug 26
Rug Hooking School
Sponsored byThe Rug Hooking Guild of Newfoundland & Labrador. Sixth annual rug hooking school at Max Simms Bishop Falls. Students will use both new & recycled materials. Kits will include fine shading, northern style & traditional Newfoundland style.
Location Bishop's Falls, Route 1 Season Aug 24 - Aug 28
Craft And Trade Show
This three-day show includes craft producers from across the province.
Location Springdale, Route 390 Season Sep 17 - Sep 19
Weekend long event celebrating Hallowe'en, includes activities for the whole family. Boo!!!
Location Gambo, Route 1 Season Oct 26 - Oct 28
Grand Falls-windsor Community Bonfire
Friends and families will gather together at Centennial Field for a community bonfire with hotdogs, marshmallows, hot chocolate, entertainment and fireworks.
Location Grand Falls- Windsor, Route 1 Season Nov 05 - Nov 05
Town Tree Lighting
Point Leamington starts the Christmas season with the lighting of the community tree, lunch and hot chocolate, and songs.
Location Point Leamington, Route 350 Season Dec 01 - Dec 01
Grand Falls-windsor Community Christmas Party
A community skating party at Windsor Stadium with loot bags, free skating and a visit from Santa Claus.
Location Grand Falls- Windsor, Route 1 Season Dec 15 - Dec 15
The eBerg team has gathered the above information from http://www.gov.nf.ca./tourism/. For more details on any event consult their web-site. This event listing includes only that for the Central Region. Check back soon as there will be more to come for the rest of the province.