Celebrate with St. John's

Celebrate with St. John's

The City of St. John's hosts a wide variety of events throughout the year. Event details are added as they are developed.
 

Spring/Summer Events
Canada Day Celebrations
Seniors Party in the Park
Music @ Concert Series
St. John's Days Celebrations
Youth Week

Fall Events
National Child Week Activities
Pumpkin Walk

Winter Events
Festival of Music and Lights
North America's First New Year
ChillFest

Canada Day Celebrations
Annually the City of St. John's celebrates Canada Day on July 1.

The day starts with a Sunrise event at 6 a.m. at Signal Hill National Historic Site, followed by a day full of family fun and entertainment, and then fireworks at 10 p.m. to close out the celebrations. 

Seniors Party in the Park
The City of St. John's Seniors Program hosts Party in the Park.  This is an annual event, held in mid July, and an opportunity for older adults to gather in Bowring Park for an afternoon of free entertainment, light refreshments and socialization. Visit the Recreation pages for further information on Seniors Programs.

Music at Concert Series

St. John's Days Celebrations

June 22-24, 2018

St. John's Days occurrs annually near the Discovery Day holiday and celebrates the incorporation of one of North America’s oldest cities through outdoor concerts, historical characters and other events throughout downtown. 
All St. John's Days events are free, and welcome all ages.

Youth Week
The City of St. John's Recreation Division celebrates Youth Week May 1 to 7 annually by offering a variety of events and activities for local youth, 12 - 18 years of age. 
Past events and activities have included:

  • Youth Art Exhibit
  • Free swims
  • Carnivals
  • Youth of the Year award presentation

Please visit the Recreation pages for further information on Youth Week.

Pumpkin Walk

The City's first Pumpkin Walk was a great success, and we plan to do it again in 2018. After Halloween bring your carved pumpkin to Bannerman Park and help us to light up The Loop with a huge Jack O'Lantern display. A light source will be provided for pumpkins and costumes are welcomed.

Earth friendly event. Pumpkins will be collected and composed. Let's cut waste - bring a reusuable mug for your free hot chocolate

National Child Week Activities
The Government of Canada designated November 20 as National Child Day to commemorate the adoption and convention of the rights of the child.
The key objective is to increase awareness and understanding of the rights of the child that contribute to healthy child development, particularly in the early years of life and to take effective action to help children reach their full potential.

Festival of Music and Lights
First Saturday in December

Ring in the holiday season with our annual celebration of bright lights, festive music and free hot chocolate! Enjoy performances by choirs and musicians as we officially switch on the beautiful light display. Don't forget to bundle up and bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the food bank.

This event includes a wheelchair accessible viewing area. A limited number of noise reducing headphones are available to sign out at the Bowring Park Lodge. A photo ID including name and address is required.

North America's First New Year
The City of St. John's annually rings in the New Year with an evening skating party at The Loop, and a dance party and fireworks near Quidi Vidi Lake leading up to midnight.

ChillFest

St.John's Winter Festival promises action packed FREE winter events and activities. February 2019.