Activities



VIRTUAL 8K ROODY

You Choose Location
Wednesday - Sunday
$30

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Our 8K Roody is back but a little different this time! For 2021, the 8K Roody Race is virtual. Participants can run or walk a minimum of 8K at a location of their choice. All participants will receive a Medal and a buff upon completion. Awards for the top male, top female, top youth and the longest distance posted over 5 days (July 14 - 18). All runners must take a screenshot of their fastest 8K result via a tracking app (ex: AllTrails) and email to [email protected] by July 18. If you would like to be considered for the longest distance over the Festival, please submit a screen shot of each walk/run between July 14-18. Please make sure the date is clear on the screenshot taken. Registration opens Friday, July 2 at 9:00am.




The Perfect Poutine

Station Diner
Wednesday - Sunday



Be sure to visit the Station Diner to experience Holyrood’s Perfect Poutine, winner of our Canada Day Poutine Contest.

Winner: Margaret Morgan (Ultimate Bacon Cheeseburger Poutine)



Holyrood Heritage Museum

Holyrood Heritage Museum
Wed - Sun (10:00am - 4:00pm)
$5.00/person



Take the time to walk through the building and experience Holyrood’s vast heritage.



EXPLORE HOLYROOD CHALLENGE

Holyrood
Wednesday - Thursday
Free



We want you to get out and explore the Town this SquidFest! We have placed signs at 8 locations throughout the town. Visit each site and take a picture in front of the Explore Holyrood signs for a chance to win some amazing prizes!

Wednesday, July 14


Don’t miss this touch tank exhibition by the Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium oceanside, at the Holyrood Boardwalk.


PETTY HARBOUR MINI AQUARIUM

Holyrood Beach Boardwalk
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Free




Adding to the 22 treasures throughout the community, we have created 4 new SquidFest Geocache that need to be found. First to find each of the 4 will automatically receive a SquidFest Prize. Cache information will only be handed out on the Festival Grounds July 14 at 6:00pm. Can’t make the event? We have a list of 10 Geocache that we want you to find before Sunday.


SQUIDFEST GEOCACHE EVENT

Festival Grounds
6:00pm
Free




What more could you ask for? A delicious fish fry provided by the Station Diner and live traditional music by Justin Martin under our festival tent oceanside!

  • Meal: 2 piece fish, fries, dressing, gravy, coleslaw and dessert. Bar service available
  • Tickets: Must purchase by the table. Tables of 4, 6 and 8 available.

BEACHSIDE FISH FRY

Festival Grounds
6:30pm
$35

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Thursday, July 15


WINE CHOCOLATE NIGHT

Festival Grounds
7:00pm
$35

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Featuring Jocobean Craft Chocolate, live music by Don Brenton, and wine tasting by Roger Lockyer. Must purchase tickets by the table (tables of 6, 8, and 10 available).

All Jaccobean chocolate is free from peanuts, gluten, eggs, dairy and soy. They’re happy to provide an all organic and GMO-free chocolate to their customers.

Friday, July 16


Tickets available by the table only. Join us for an afternoon of live music at the Holyrood Festival Grounds. This is a ticketed event. Those interested in attending can pick up their ticket by visiting the Hubert A. Keough Building at 34 Salmonier Line.


SENIORS AFTERNOON

Festival Grounds
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Free




Movie Nights on the Festival Grounds are back! Bring your lawn chair and enjoy a showing of Croods 2. Please respect social distancing measures while attending this event. There will be no snack concessions. Please bring your own snacks.

Cost: $5.00/person. Adults require a ticket for entry.


FAMILY OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT (CROODS 2)

Festival Grounds
9:30pm
$5/person

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Saturday, July 17


CO-ED CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT (19+)

Festival Grounds
All Day
$20/person


Register

Cornhole NL is coming to Holyrood for our first SquidFest Co-ed Doubles Cornhole Tournament. Three rounds of round-robin play followed by a double-elimination tournament (70% payout). Bar service available.



Mascot Walk

IBEW Parking Lot
Show 1: 10:00am - 10:45am
Show 2: 11:00am - 12:00pm
$5/person

Cancelled




Featuring: Mickey, Buzz Lightyear, Dorothy the Dinosaur, Elmo and more! All children will receive a map to get stamped along their journey! Adults require a ticket for entry. Social distancing required.

Cancelled due to high heat and humidity.




SquidFest Storytime

Holyrood Public Library
2:00pm
Free



Registration: All children must be registered before July 15 by calling 229-7852.




19+ MOVIE NIGHT (BAD BOYS 2)

Festival Grounds
9:30pm
$7/person

CANCELLED




One of the baddest movies of all time, Bad Boys 2 featuring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, live from the Festival Grounds. Concessions and Bar Service Available. Social distancing required. 19+

Sunday, July 18


FreeJoin us for a Family Mountain Bike Ride on the T’Railway, throughout the town. Water, snacks and prize draws throughout the day! Children must be accompanied by an adult.


FAMILY MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE

Festival Grounds
10:00am
Free




It’s our first Drive-In Bingo and we’re giving away over $2500 in prizes. Cars will be parked on a first come first serve basis.


DRIVE-IN BINGO (12 Games)

IBEW Parking Lot
11:00am
$15/booklet (cash only)




It’s been a while since we’ve had live music at the Festival Grounds, so we’re bringing it back with not 1, but 2 concerts! 5 Amazing acts to complete your Sunday. Food Vendor on site.

  • Concert 1: The Fine Lads, Fairgale
  • Concert 2: The Bishops, Cripple Creek, Bic and the Ballpoints

Gig on the Green

Festival Grounds
Concert 1: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Concert 2: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
$20/concert

Concert 1
Concert 2 (Cohort 2)



Fireworks will now take place during SquidFest at the Holyrood Waterfront on Sunday, July 18 at 10:00pm.

Shooting Location: Sir Albert Walsh Drive (near Valero)


Fireworks

Holyrood Waterfront
10:00pm
Free