Newfoundland & Labrador – August 2018 Event Listings

There are some great events taking place throughout the month of August 2018 – 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.

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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 22

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 31
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 25 - August 6, 2018
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

ghosts-of-signal-hill-300x208Ghosts of Signal Hill -St. John's
runs until August 11
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!


Hann’s Point Theatre Festival - Lewisporte
runs until August 23
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


Royal St John's Regatta - Quidi Vidi Lake, St John's
August 1

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 1 - 6
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 3 - August 5
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 4 & 5
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.


Downtown Busker Festival- St. John's
August 3-5
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 4 - 12
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

Brigus Blueberry Festival photo credit John Jerrett Brigus Blueberry Festival- various venues
August 10-12
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



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