Community Festivals

Fogo Island is home to an array of grassroots community events and festivals. Immerse yourself in island life by attending one of these events independently, during your stay at the Inn.  2022 highlights include: 

Etheridge Point Seaside Festival (August 5-6, 2023) 
Taking place in Joe Batt’s Arm on the ocean’s edge, this event offers fireworks, children’s games, pony rides, and live music by local performers. 

Pride Week (July 23-29, 2023)  
A celebration of LGBTQ2S+ identity and belonging in our rural community. Events include a community barbeque and parade, drag show, panel discussions and workshops, and virtual queer trivia. 

Brimstone Head Festival (August 11-13,2023)
2023 marks the 38th edition of this festival featuring folk artists from Newfoundland and beyond on a stage by Brimstone Head—referred to in these parts as one of the four corners of the Flat Earth. The headliner this year is the band The Islanders.

Féile Tilting (September 7-10, 2023) 
An annual celebration of Irish-Newfoundland heritage, steeped in music, song, and storytelling, in the community of Tilting, a National Historic Site of Canada. 

Partridgeberry Harvest Festival (October 2023) 
Over the course of this October long weekend, celebrate our local berry bounty as well as traditional and contemporary crafts, baking, and cultural activities.  

For more on community events, consult Shorefast’s Community Calendar. 

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