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

Fall Events
BikeFest
National Child Week Activities
Pumpkin Walk

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

St. John's Days Celebrations
June 21-23, 2019

Join us for a celebration of the incorporation of one of North America’s oldest cities through outdoor concerts, tours, historical characters, family fun days and other events throughout downtown. 
All St. John's Days events are free and welcome all ages. 

Canada Day Celebrations
July 1, 2019

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

From sunrise to sunset, on Canada Day there's something for everyone! With Support from the Government of Canada, the City of St. John's and event partners will highlight many of the reasons we are proud to call Canada home.

Music @ Concert Series

Music @ is an an exciting mix of sights and sounds in St. John’s.

Many different musical styles are featured in the Music @ concert series including jazz, blues, folk, pop and more. Each concert opens with a youth performer coordinated through a partnership with the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society. These opening acts and our headliners showcase the incredible and diverse musical talent the city has to offer.

Kick back with family, friends or co-workers to enjoy your lunch break or weekend activity. It’s like running through a sprinkler on a hot day – refreshing, fun and sure to make you smile!

Music @ Harbourside has become a staple of the St. John’s summer. Every Friday at 12:30 p.m. some of the province’s best performers are joined by rising young stars to present a concert in the sun.

We also have concerts in the works for other wonderful City parks and locations! Check back for updates as more details become available.

Please visit the Arts & Culture pages for a schedule of upcoming concerts.

 

Party in the Park
July 2019

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.

Youth Week
May 2019

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 to 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.


BikeFest

Sunday, September 16
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Join us for a fun celebration of cycling! This event will take place on Water Street between Bishop’s Cove and Beck’s Cove. The event will include guided bike rides, free bicycle equipment safety equipment checks, bicycling decorating, a bicycle/ tricycle parade for kids, cycling education (for kids and adults), local vendors and plenty of cycle-related entertainment. Presented by the City of St. John’s & Happy City St. John’s.

Pumpkin Walk
Thrusday, November 1, 2018
6 to 8 p.m.

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 encouraged.
This is an Earth friendly event. Pumpkins will be collected and composed. Let's cut waste - bring a reusuable mug for your FREE hot chocolate
Inclement weather date: November 2

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
Saturday, December 1, 2018

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
December 31
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
Febrary 2019

St. John's annual winter festival promises to deliver lots of action packed winter fun.