When it comes to sight-seeing this June, the gorgeous province of Newfoundland is hard to beat. There are so many amazing locations with breathtaking views of the ocean and so many things to do that it is hard to decide where to go and what to do first. There are also unique activities for everyone to enjoy, especially if you are willing to travel. Listed below you will find 25 of the best things to do this June in Newfoundland.
Sip & Savour
Sip & Savour is a social event where Nathan Hornidge will present gourmet small plates and fabulous wine pairings at each of six stations. There will be live musical entertainment by local musician Nick Hamlyn and a small silent auction. Bar service will also be available.
Humber Valley Resort
June 1st, 2019 at 8 pm
Alice’s Tea Party
The 5th annual Alice’s Tea Party is a fun, family-friendly celebration of local art and music that is held in and around the gardens of The Doctor’s House Inn & Spa. There will be outdoor painting classes and art demonstrations, an Alice in Wonderland movie screening, a Mad Hatter hat contest, live theatre and music, garden tours, and much more. The afternoon tea service will be served with casual food options.
21 Old Hopeall Green, Green’s Harbour
June 1st to 30th, 2019
St. John’s Farmers’ Market
Celebrating the best from local farmers, chefs, and craft people, the St. John’s Farmer Market is a Saturday morning staple. Along with buying farm fresh produce and great pre-made meals, the local musicians and dancers will take the stage to provide great music and entertainment.
245 Freshwater Road, St. John’s
June 1st, 7th, 8th, 9th, 15th, 22nd & 30th from 9 am to 4 pm
Varies depending on the items purchased
Nickel Independent Film Festival
The 19th Annual Nickel Independent Film Festival will be proudly celebrating the spirit of independent creation by presenting quality films from established and emerging artists. This energetic festival is a key platform for the local film industry. The festival will screen 40 films and offer workshops for the beginner to the master level. Keep checking in for the festival schedule, ticket prices and workshop news!
28 Cochrane Street, St. John’s
June 17, 2019 at 7:30 pm to June 23, 2019 at 4 pm
Annual Trail Raiser (East Coast Trail’s fundraising hike)
The first Saturday in June is International Trails Day and the East Coast Trail’s Annual Trail Raiser fundraising hike. The East Coast Trail Association, together with its community and government partners, has developed over 300-km of wilderness hiking trail for visitors and residents to enjoy. So, if you like to hike and support a worthy cause, this event is perfect for you.
Logy Bay, Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove
June 1st, 2019
$50 Minimum registration fee to participate in the event, $250 fundraising target per participant
NL Kids & Family Expo
The 8th annual NL Kids & Family Expo is taking place at the Techniplex. There will be over 70 vendors who cater to kids and families, so it is the perfect place to do some shopping, gather information, and have a fun-filled day with the entire family. As always there will be a massive kid’s zone, stage events, contests, and major prizes, along with lots of other surprises along the way.
39 Churchill Ave., St. John’s
June 1 and 2, 2019 from 10 am to 5 pm
Adult: $7, Children 2-14: $4, Children Under 2: FREE
Summer Sweat Routine: Bowring Park YOGA!
Grab your yoga mat and water bottle and head to Bowring Park for some yoga outside. The Summer Sweat Routine classes are starting on June 2nd. Enjoy some fresh air with this gentle yoga class of all skill levels. If the weather is too bad for yoga, the class will be held at the studio.
Bowring Park, 305 Waterford Bridge Road, St. John’s
June 2nd, 2019 at 12 pm
Non-members: $5, Members: Free, Children under 12: Free, Furry friends are encouraged
Record Fair NL
Record Fair NL is a biannual event that celebrates the vinyl community in Newfoundland and Labrador with its next event being held at the Holiday Inn St. John’s Conference Centre on June 2. It is a “one of a kind event that gives collectors the opportunity to dig through thousands of records, talk music and vinyl, and meet other collectors.”
180 Portugal Cove Road, St. John’s
June 2nd, 2019 from 10 am to 4 pm
Adult: $2, Under 12: Free
CiderFest St. John’s
CiderFest is back in St. John’s on June 8th. This year is token free, and all samples are included in your ticket price. So, drop in and try some of the best local craft ciders in Newfoundland at the Royal Canadian Legion Pleasantville Branch 56.
930 The Boulevard, St. John’s
June 7 and 8, 2019 from 7 pm to 10 pm
If you love lobster, then you will definitely be excited about the 7th annual Lobsterpalooza Dinner & Auction. Come for the food, and stay for both the silent and live auctions and the live entertainment by The Perlin Players.
Canadian Progress Club St. John’s, NL
June 7th, 2019 from 6:30 pm to 11:59 pm
call 1-709-727-3776 for tickets
Cake and Stay 2019
Spend the weekend at Hogans Cabins in Northern Bay Sands with Aaron McInnis of Man versus Cake and Happy Belly Cakery. Cake and Stay is for all skill levels and fun for everyone. You will be decorating a real cake with buttercream with professional tools, so you can show off your new skills to your friends and family when you go home.
Hogan’s Cabins, Northern Bay, St. John’s
June 7th to 9th, 2019
$310 to $597 (Taxes and fees included)
The 11th Annual Iceberg Festival
Watch an iceberg float by the Great Northern Peninsula, and celebrate the coming of spring in the North at the Iceberg Festival. Along icebergs, the festival features music, entertainment, food and of course great hospitality. This year’s festivities will close out in style with the second edition of the Polar Bear Dip!
June 7th to 16th, 2019
Varies depending on the event
NL Pet Expo 2019
Is your pet your furry baby, and is part of the family? Then the NL Pet Expo is an event for you. You can spend the weekend learning about pets and the latest pet products. If you are looking for a new pet, many animal rescues will be at the event with adorable pets available for adoption.
Mount Pearl Glacier, 45 Olympic Drive, Mount Pearl
June 8 and 9, 2019 from 10 am to 5 pm
$7 to $12, Kids 5 and under are free
St. John’s Fadders Market
Go out to supper local with yer Fadder at another QVBC Market. The St. John’s Fadders Market is a great place to find dad a present for Father’s Day, while enjoying a pint in the QV taproom. The whole family is welcome at the market, even the dog.
Quidi Vidi Brewing Co. 35 Barrows Road, St. John’s
June 9th, 2019 from 12 pm to 5 pm
Varies depending on the items purchased
Downtown St. John’s Walking Food Tour
Taste what St. John’s historic downtown has to offer on this popular walking tour. This three-hour guided tour will take you to some of the city’s top eateries to sample some of their most popular dishes. The walking tour is a great way of spending an afternoon.
Downtown St. John’s
June 15th, 22nd, and 29th, 2019 at 12 pm
Stranger Things Nights
It is about to get strange at Clay Café Avalon. You can get caught up on the last season before the new one starts, while painting your own mug, plate or bowl. Snacks and drinks will be provided for everyone to enjoy.
961 Topsail Road Unit D, Mount Pearl
June 16th, 2019 at 6:30 pm
Dads & Donuts
Spend the day with dad at Clay Café Avalon, painting your own mug, bowl, plate, or bank. Along with painting, Dads & Donuts will have donuts, coffee, tea, and juice. So, take dad out to make some memories and paint your own gift this Father’s day.
961 Topsail Road Unit D, Mount Pearl
June 16th, 2019 from 1 pm to 3 pm
$50 for 2 people, each additional child is $20
The Benjamin’s Circus is coming to the E.J. Broomfield Memorial Arena, in Happy Valley this June for two days. They will be hosting 3 shows that people of all ages will love. So, gather your family and friends and head to the blue and yellow big top for 90 minutes of circus thrills, fun, and laughter.
2 Churchill St, Happy Valley
June 18th to 19th, 2019
$16 to $140
Fish Cakes & Accordions Experience!
Enjoy a traditional fish cake dinner by Rocket Bakery & Fresh Food, and learn how the button accordion came to be so popular on Newfoundland. There will be live traditional Newfoundland tunes played on a variety of instruments. The Fish Cakes & Accordions Experience is great for foodies and music lovers alike.
272 Water Street, St. John’s
June 18th to 25th, 2019 from 6:30 pm to 8 pm
Ochre Fest celebrates Newfoundland books, art, music, and food in the beautiful community of Ochre Pit Cove. The festival has been bringing the best of Newfoundland culture to the North Shore since 2013. This year will feature fabulous music, pop-restaurant, and beautiful local art.
Route 70, Ochre Pit Cove
June 20th to 23rd, 2019
$12 to $60
National Indigenous Peoples Day
Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day is an opportunity to recognize the unique achievements of all Indigenous Peoples. You can attend the celebration that is being held at the Beothuk Interpretation Centre and learn more about the Beothuk people.
Route 340, Boyd’s Cove
June 21st, 2019 from 9:30 am to 5 pm
Adult: $6, Senior (+60)/Student (Valid student ID): $4, Children & Youth (16 & under): Free Group rate (Single entry rate for groups of 10 or more people, booked in advance): $3
St. John’s Day
Celebrate St. John’s Birthday with free outdoor concerts, tours, family events and much more around downtown St. John’s. There is something for everyone and the birthday celebration is going to be fun for all ages.
June 21st to 23rd, 2019
Discover what life was like in St. John’s during the 1830s, you may be surprised by what you find. There will be lots of fun activities for the whole family to take part in. Celebrate Discovery Days at the Provincial Historic Site.
436 Water Street, St. John’s
June 22nd to 23rd, 2019 from 9:30 am to 5 pm
Adult: $6, Senior (+60)/Student (Valid student ID): $4, Children & Youth (16 & under): FreeGroup rate (Single entry rate for groups of 10 or more people, booked in advance): $3
Cape Spear Whale Festival
Thousands of whales pass by Cape Spear every year, and this festival celebrates their arrival to the area. The annual Cape Spear Whale Festival includes special events, kid’s activities, touch tanks and of course whale watching. Over 20 species of whales migrate to the waters around Newfoundland and Labrador. You can often spot them from around the Cape Spear lighthouse.
Blackhead Road / Route 11, Cape Spear
June 23rd, 2019
Pirates Haven Annual Crab Festival
Enjoy local crab cooked by a pirate at the Pirates Haven Annual Crab Festival. The day is packed with family fun activities like volleyball, concession stands and live music. The Crab Festival supper is served promptly at 5pm, so make sure you are at a table on time.
229 Main Road, Robinsons
June 28th to 29th, 2019 from 3 pm to 2am
Author: Melyssa Jackson