Thursday, August 26, 2021 - 3:30 PM

Celebrate Summer: Events Downtown this Weekend

Enjoy the performances and entertainment downtown this weekend! Don't forget to explore more areas that are outside the Pedestrian Mall and support local businesses in the area.

Events may be cancelled or postponed due to inclement weather.

Canadian Mental Health Association
Friday, Aug 27, noon to 4 p.m.
Duckworth Street East

CMHANL will have a tumble prize! Walk up, ask for a spin, and get a self-care tip and a button! Visitors are also invited take a picture with the CMHANL sign and post to social media, and to learn more about CMHANL activities and programs. 

Eastern Edge Art Gallery – ‘Hold Fast’ Art Crawl Event
August 27 & 28, 4 to 9 p.m.
Water Street

Drew Pardy And Elizabeth Cook Friendship Pavillion
Friendship Pavilion will be an installation that embodies the ethics of friendship and placemaking in an urban setting. Inspired by the picnic table, it will serve as a COVID-19 safe gathering space to chat, eat and make connections.
Craft Council Grand Opening Weekend
New location 155 Water Street

Friday, Aug. 27 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Sensorius - Where the Skin Meets the Eye – Curated Exhibition
Gatherin Provisions – Daniel Rumbolt
Palimpsests of Place- Echoes of the Utopian Blank Slate in the Urban Landscape – Susan Campbell

Saturday, Aug. 28 from 12 to 5 p.m
Craft Council Craft Market Pop-up
Featuring: Spindrift Knits & Art Sea Jewlery

Saturday, Aug. 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m
Celebration Ceramics Pop-up Pottery Festival
Visiy the Clay Studio & Ceramics Education Centre

Pop-up Performance: High & Lonesome Ramblers
Saturday, Aug. 28

  • Water Street between Ayre's Cove and Beck's Cove at 1 p.m.
  • Duckworth Street East at 2:30 p.m.

The High & Lonesome Ramblers formed as the result of a regular Wednesday night jamboree in St. John’s, NL. Instigated by singer and guitar player Matthew Hornell, the weekly concert/open mic/pie raffle event spawned a core house band featuring Carole Bestvater (fiddle), Mark Finch (banjo), Matt Hender (bull fiddle), Dave Rowe (mandolin), and Lucas Rose (guitar). These folks do have fun and their collective energy and musicianship shine through a repertoire comprised of classic and contemporary bluegrass songs and instrumentals.
Live Art Pop Up featuring SassyTuna - William’s Lane Mural Project
Water Street (near Kimchi & Sushi)
Saturday, Aug. 28 from 11 a.m to 2 p.m.

Visit Water Street next to Kimchi & Sushi to see the process and live painting project. This trained animator and designer spends most of her time drawing, teaching, and studying. Having studied at top art and design colleges such as Grenfell, Sheridan, and Algonquin, and MUN and Dalhousie U as well, Julie brings enthusiasm and energy to all of her endeavors. Julie teaches traditional art, digital art and coding through her own Sassy Tuna Studio is the website. Annual classes begin in 2 weeks!

Live Art Pop Up featuring Craig Goudie - William’s Lane Mural Project 
Saturday, Aug 28 from 10 a.m. to noon
Water Street (Adelaide Street near George Street) 

Craig works in a broad range of art media and has completed many murals in the central Newfoundland area. He has contributed to several books in recent years. Craig’s work hangs in government, corporate, and private collections.

Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, August 28, noon to 4 p.m.
Duckworth East 

Dominic Greene and Brett Vey of Saltwater Strings Duo will be performing and the NSO will be providing information regarding the upcoming 2021-22 season! Come on down to Duckworth Street east to hear some tunes and enter a giveaway.

Music @ Concerts 
Harbourside Park
Saturday, August 28

  • Noon             Rube & Rake
  • 2 p.m.            Jackie Sullivan
  • 4 p.m.            Jim Payne & Fergus O’Byrne 

*Must register in advance to attend, please visit eventbrite
Image of Rube & Rake