Newfoundland & Labrador – August 2017 Event Listings

There are some great events taking place throughout the month of August 2017 – stay tuned for more, Your event herebut in the meantime hit the road and take in these highlights of Newfoundland.

AND...if you've got an event coming up - drop us a line at [email protected]  with the details and we'll do our best to get it in there.

For more info on submissions click here.


Spirit of Newfoundland Dinner Theatre- St. John's
runs throughout the year
Spirit of Newfoundland & Labrador is a dynamic and spirited company in its 15th year. It consists of trained vocalists who flaunt their Newfoundland heritage by singing passionate, vibrant and harmony-filled songs. The group has delighted Queens, Prime Ministers, Presidents and thousands of loyal fans. The name of the company embraces and celebrates the rich spirit, culture and talent of Newfoundland and Labrador. Visit the website for more details


St. Paul Music Cafe - Harbour Grace
Throughout the year
This adult music cafe showcases musical talent from the local area. It features vocal & instrumental performances. Genres range from gospel, to jazz, country, pop and folk music. Call (709) 596 7549 or email [email protected]


Theatre NLGros Morne Theatre Festival- Cow Head
runs until September 12

A ten play repertory theatre festival of comedy, drama, dinner theatre and evenings of Newfoundland music and recitations. Visit the website to learn more:

Saturday Summer Music Series- Bonavista

Grand Bank Regional Theatre Festival
runs until August 27
Laugh-till-you-hurt comedy, music that will rock your socks off and get served up a great meal from the in-house galley. Call for reservations or more details click here


Annual Bay Roberts Klondyke Days- various venues
July 26 - August 7, 2017
An annual celebration of food and music. Fun for all ages! Activities include Klondyke Concerts, plays, boat tours, historical walks, kids festival, fireworks and much more. Click here to learn more


Grand Bank Summer Festival
July 29 - August 5
Community fair on the waterfront, dory races, fireworks, traditional Newfoundland dinners, big truck parade, traditional Newfoundland music - local and provincial, breakfast on the waterfront, giant indoor/outdoor bingo, community open air service, sporting events, etc. Grand finale street dance on Grand Bank Day. Visit the town website to learn more

Hann’s Point Theatre Festival - Lewisporte
runs until August 20
The festival offers three new shows every year, using Newfoundland plays, skits, monologues, stories and music. There is also a noon concert that provides a lunch and musical entertainment. (709) 535 1911


ghosts-of-signal-hill-300x208Ghosts of Signal Hill -St. John's
runs until August 26
Daring escapes, murdered pirates, ghost ships, buried treasure, tragic drownings, and headless phantoms: it is all in a night's work at Signal Hill National Historic Site. From the creator of the award-winning St. John's Haunted Hike comes an evening of ghost stories, historical tales and strange adventures. Join the dashing Lieutenant Ranslaer Schuyler by lamplight inside the historic Queen's Battery, and find out what happens on Newfoundland's most historic hill, after the lights go out. Click here to learn more, if you're not afraid!


Royal St John's Regatta - Quidi Vidi Lake, St John's
August 2

This Regatta is the oldest continuing sporting event in North America.Find out more at

The Royal St.John's Regatta

Port Aux Basques Heritage Days/ Astrolabe Days
August 4 - 7
Help celebrate this event which includes indoor and outdoor concerts, dinner and dance, youth and outdoor activities. Events for all ages. Check out this link to learn more

Port aux Basques


Mary's Harbour Crab Festival- Labrador
August 4 - August 6
Lots of fun and prizes to be won for people of all ages, entertainment provided throughout the course of the weekend. of course, some local talent as well. Canteen open all weekend with beverages and BBQ's included. Dances for both young and old. Crowning of the crab king and queen. Don't forget to taste the finest crab dishes at the Crab Bake Off. Visit their Facebook page for details.


Etheridges Point Seaside Festival - Joe Batt's Arm
August 5 & 6
Beautiful scenery and amazing sunsets is what visitors can expect. This event features entertainment for all ages, including  games of chance, a jumping castle and pony rides  Sunday night closes with a fireworks display for all to enjoy. For the children, all weekend.  Click here for more information.

August 5
The Town of Bay Roberts with the participation of Cst Bryan Vaughan of the Bay Roberts RCMP are happy to announce the Children's Wish Kitchen Party on August 5th, 2017. This event will take place at the Shearstown Community Centre and tickets are on sale now for $25 through the Town of Bay Roberts. $10 of every ticket will go to Children's Wish Foundation of Canada.  2-6pm will be a free admission kids activities day. There will be bouncy castles, face paintings and a silent auction. Top prize will be a trip for two anywhere West Jet flies. Live music will be played throughout the day. 7pm will be the start of the Children's Wish Kitchen Party. Tickets required and a 19+ event. Live music from Sheila's Brush, YYT and Crock and Doyle Rock.  All money raised throughout the day will be donated to Children's Wish Foundation of Canada. Any questions please contact Cst Bryan Vaughan 422-0188.


Downtown Busker Festival- St. John's
August 4-6
International, National and local buskers entertain audiences of all ages. A show every 45 minutes with over 20 shows a day!  Click here to learn more


Garnish Bakeapple Festival
August 5 - 13
Opening, BBQ, entertainment, daily breakfast, bingo, concert, youth Olympics, pet show, fair, dance, golf tournament and church suppers daily.  Visit the website to learn more

Bakeapple Folk Festival- Forteau
August 7 - 9
Includes wonderful local culture and talent. There’s crafts, delicious local foods, entertainment, local folk musicians, a historical reenactment and more! We invite you to come join in the fun! For further details, click here


Brigus Blueberry Festival photo credit John Jerrett Brigus Blueberry Festival- various venues
August 11-13
A fun-filled weekend for all ages. Folk festival, cash bar, parade, pie eating contest, Missed Pageant, craft tables, baked goods, traditional food, moose burgers, games of chance, adult dances. 3-foot blueberry pie on display. Fireworks Sunday night. Newfie night, walking tours of Brigus and Ecumenical Service. Further details can be found on the website




Labrador CanoeLabrador Canoe Regatta- Happy Valley-Goose Bay
August 19
A sporting event using voyager canoes for the Regatta races. Mingle along the beach & visit the many concessions. Also live traditional music and Annual Labrador Strongman Competition.  To learn more, go here



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