Monday, June 30, 2008

National Post list of Canadian Summer Festivals: Newfoundland section

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Canadian Festivals by the National Post

A feast of festivals this summer
National Post Published: Friday, June 27, 2008

From west to east, here's a roundup of some of this year's biggest fetes:


NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR• Every year some 50,000 spectators cram into St. John's for the Royal St. John's Regatta (, the oldest sporting event in North America. This year's race is on Aug. 6 at Quidi Vidi Lake.• Also in St. John's, the George Street Festival (July 31-Aug. 5) features live music every night in the heart of the city• The 14th-annual Sound Symposium (July 3-13, presents an eclectic mix of daily concerts including a must-attend daily Harbour Symphony.• Join a host of authors including Michael Crummey and Paulette Bourgeois at this year's Winterset in Summer Literary Festival on the Eastport Peninsula (Aug. 8-10,• Finally, to partake of some traditional Newfoundland Irish music and culture, get your toes tapping to the Avalon Peninsula and the Southern Shore Shamrock Festival (July 26-27,