Gros Morne National Park Festivals
Areas of unusual and inspirational beauty often lure artists, musicians and writers, and Gros Morne National Park is no exception. Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador has its own summer-long theatre festival, which puts off professional, culturally-rich performances at Cow Head and various other communities throughout the area. The town of Woody Point is an especially beautiful artistic hub within Gros Morne National Park and its historic Heritage Theatre hosts many performances, from rock bands to plays and author readings including Gros Morne Summer Music. The eclectic annual Writers at Woody Point festival is particularly popular and sells out every year, as people flock to listen to and meet writers and musicians from around the world. A fall offering is the Gros Morne Fall Fair in Cow head. Taking place in October the festival showcases unique local handmade craft, songs, walks and workshops on the arts. Trails, Tales & Tunes is another enormously popular event, which takes place annually in Norris Point in May. The festival incorporates daytime walks and hikes showcasing the stunning scenery, afternoon workshops and a wide range of local, provincial and off island entertainment making it a success year after year. Trails Tales and Tunes Festival were voted the #1 Festival in Newfoundland and Labrador and #4 in Canada by WestJet.
Due to Covid-19 many restrictions are in place that will not enable festivals to continue for 2020. Please check each festivals website for further information or if they are delivering a virtual festival and ways to support our local community.
Trails Tales Tunes Festival
Norris Point – May 15 – 24, 2020
The Trails, Tales & Tunes Walking and Entertainment Festival is comprised of many activities, all happening in the compact picturesque town of Norris Point, Gros Morne National Park. Daily walks, culinary events, music, storytelling, and luxury and practical accommodations all await you. The perfect chance to awaken yourself with the awakening of spring. An opportunity to immerse yourself in outport hospitality and in an authentic cultural experience.
+1 (709) 458 3410
Comedy at Woody Point
Woody Point – July
Stand-up comedy in the intimate setting of the Woody Point Heritage Theatre – laughs galore are guaranteed! Musical sideman for some nights.
Cow Head Lobster Festival
Cow Head – Canada Day Weekend (June/July)
Daily lobster dinner, local entertainment, dances, community breakfast, Gros Morne Theater Festival, cards/bingo/games, children’s races, campfire, guided tour of the “Head”, concession stands.
+1 (709) 243 2446
Writers at Woody Point
Woody Point – August
The festival features readings by authors from Newfoundland & Labrador and elsewhere, plus great musical entertainment, art exhibit and sale, outdoor readings and musical performances, special presentations. All of this happens in the Woody Point Heritage Theatre and other venues in the heart of beautiful Gros Morne National Park.
+1 (306) 308 0036
Savour Gros Morne
Gros Morne National Park
Join our newest chef in residence Chef Andy Rea from Belfast and host Chef Alain Bosse as we cook up culinary delights all around the park on trails and various businesses during the week. For the full schedule click here.
Gros Morne Fall Fest
Cow Head – September
A fall festival of craft, music and culture. Craft workshops, demonstrations, music and culture. Craft fair held Sunday 10am – 4pm. Experience the splendor within Gros Morne National Park, Dr. Henry N. Payne Community Museum and Craft Shop.
+1 (709) 243 2023 / 2466 / 7203
Gros Morne Summer Music
Woody Point – July & August
One of Canada’s most innovative, eclectic music festivals. 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.
+1 (709) 638 1956
+1 (709) 639 7293 (off season)
Anchors Aweigh Soirees and Times
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.
1 (888) 458 2016 (toll free)
Gros Morne Theatre Festival
Cow Head – May to September
Annual Gros Morne Theatre Festival featuring high quality professional theatre featuring the ever popular “Ethie ” (dinner theatre) by Shane Ellis Coates and Neddy Norris Night, a night of traditional music and stories; Tempting Providence by Robert Chafe, which has toured the world – and much more.
+1 (877) 243 2899 (toll free)
Passing the Time in Trout River
Trout River – July & August
Tuesday nights at the Trout River Interpretation Center. Join host Anita Best for an intimate evening of music and culture featuring local performers and special guests. Newfoundland traditions are shared with an active audience including storytelling and jokes, music and dancing. If you’d like to make a day of it, the Wave Over Wave Heritage Walks take place on Tuesdays (and Thursdays) on the town’s boardwalk, and workshops are available with local musicians and artists on select dates. See the Town of Trout River’s website for details, or check out the calendar on our homepage.
+1 (709) 451 5376
Harbour Lights Festival
An annual festival that takes place during the first weekend of August with fun-filled activities for the whole family. Enjoy live music, food, fireworks, kid’s activities, concession stands, and other cool events. Events take place on the waterfront in Rocky Harbour with the most amazing sunsets in the background.
Come try a moose burger or delicious local mussels.
+1 (709) 458-2376 / 2299
Bang Belly Festival
Trout River – August
A Festival that takes place in Trout River, a small town steeped in Newfoundland tradition. Experience the taste of bangbelly (traditional Newfoundland dessert), a mummers parade, dingy races, music, mock jail, fireworks and much more! Activities for all ages!
+1 (709) 451 – 5376