Sports in St John's

Royal St John's Regatta

The streets are empty, the stores are closed and everyone migrates to the shores of Quidi Vidi Lake. This rowing regatta officially began in 1825 and is now the oldest continuously held sporting event in North Ameri…
Cultural in St John's

Doors Open

Every year in the second week of September, normally private businesses and buildings open their doors to the public for an inside look. Venues change, but have featured warehouses, churches and old museums.
Theater in Gros Morne National Park

Gros Morne Theatre Festival

Eight productions of Newfoundland plays, staged both indoors and outdoors at various locations throughout the summer. Students get half-price tickets.
Theater in St John's

Shakespeare by the Sea Festival

Live outdoor productions are presented at Signal Hill, local parks and other venues. Buy all tickets on-site; cash only. Some performances are free.
Literature in Gros Morne National Park

Writers at Woody Point Festival

Authors from across Newfoundland, Canada and the world converge at the Woody Point Heritage Theatre to do readings. There's also live-music events.
Music in Twillingate Island & New World Island

Fish, Fun & Folk Festival

Traditional music and dance, some of which goes back to the 16th century, merrily take over Twillingate during this weeklong festival.
Music in St John's

Newfoundland & Labrador Folk Festival

This three-day event celebrates traditional Newfoundland music, dancing and storytelling. It's held the weekend after the regatta.
Performing Arts in St John's

Sound Symposium

Held in even-numbered years, it's a big, avant-garde week of concerts, workshops, dance, theater and film experiments.
Music in St John's

George Street Festival

The mighty George St becomes one big nightclub for a fabulous week of daytime and nighttime musical performances.
Carnival in St John's

Downtown Busker Festival

Jugglers, magicians, acrobats, comedians and more take their performances to the streets for a long weekend.