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Trails, Tales and Tunes Festival
Get a taste of the island’s history, culture, culinary and musical heritage
Norris Point – Mid May
Trails, Tales & Tunes is a ten day festival that takes place every May in Norris Point, a community located in the heart of beautiful Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland. The very popular Trails, Tales and Tunes local festival features a unique blend of walks, workshops, storytelling, culinary adventures, concerts, kitchen parties and boat tours. The event showcases local talent and selected guests from around the country and beyond. There is a jam packed schedule set every year, and expect amazing surprises as musicians and story tellers gather with locals and visitors.
The festival schedule is available on its website.
During this time, BonTours offers a boat tour of Bonne Bay. Departing from Norris Point, sit back and enjoy the pristine waters, breathtaking scenery of Bonne Bay, the unique communities and listen to some of the island’s best music.
Gros Morne Theater Festival
A local theatrical group that performs in various communities within the Park
Cow Head – May to September
Annual Gros Morne Theatre Festival features high quality professional theatre. For the 25th year, Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador’s annual summer showcase of stories, songs and culture returns to one of the most pristine locations on the entire island. The theatre offers a journey through our history and culture featuring traditional Newfoundland music and stories that have been gathered over the years from Newfoundland traditional singers, musicians and poets.
The annual Gros Morne Theatre Festival features two nightly dinner theatre performances in the community of Cow Head situated at the northern boundary of the Gros Morne National Park.
The festival schedule is available on theatrenewfoundland.com
Gros Morne Summer Music Festival
One of Canada’s most innovative, eclectic music festivals
Woody Point – July & August
Heard regularly on CBC radio across the country, Gros Morne Summer Music features classical, jazz, blues, traditional, choral music, musical theatre, rock shows, dance, outdoor spectacles and more. Join world-class musicians from Europe, America, Canada and down the road in an atmosphere that is chatty, welcoming, and warm. This festival is spectacular!
Since the summer of 2003, Gros Morne Summer Music has grown from a small classical music festival to a year-round celebration of performing arts on the west coast of Newfoundland.
The festival schedule is available on its gmsm.ca
Anchors Aweigh Soirees and Times
So much more than just a band, it is an experience
Rocky Harbour – June to September
Join Anchors Aweigh for a night of live entertainment at the Anchor Pub in the Ocean View Hotel for “Pub Night”. Experience a night of live traditional Newfoundland and Labrador music and learn about our diverse and colorful culture through stories and songs, mixed with a healthy sprinkling of humor.
Writers at Woody Point Literary Festival
Features famous and well known Canadian musical performances, writers and authors
Woody Point – August
The annual Writers at Woody Point Literary Festival presents its successful format of readings, musical performances, and other arts’ events the third week in August in 2021. Always featured are presentations by acclaimed musicians, author readings and musical entertainers at the Woody Point Heritage Theatre in the heart of beautiful Gros Morne National Park.
The festival is organized and presented by Friends of Writers at Woody Point and, each year, and has played to sold-out audiences. Recognized writers, artists and scientists are drawn here from around the world.
The lovely and historic western Newfoundland village of Woody Point, situated on the south shore of Bonne Bay is surrounded by the breathtaking landscape of Gros Morne National Park.
The festival schedule is available at writersatwoodypoint.com