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Friday, July 12


Time Capsule Opening

Star of the Sea
11:00am
Free



Join us as we open the Holyrood Time Capsule buried on August 5th, 1989. Refreshments will be served.



Welcome Bag & Merch Pickup

Holy Cross Park
11:00am – 7:00pm
Free



For registered families and groups only.



Community Parade

Marine Institute Parking Lot
6:00pm
Free



Walk with your family or join your organization in our Community Parade from the Marine Institute to the Festival Grounds.



Holyrood 50 Opening Ceremonies & BBQ

Festival Grounds
6:30pm
Free



Join us after the Community Parade for our opening ceremonies, cake cutting, bouncers, flag raising and BBQ. Entertainment by The Lost Cause.



Bonfire

Main Beach & Boardwalk
8:30pm
Free



Marshmallow and wiener roast.



Lighting of the Boats

Main Beach & Boardwalk
9:30pm
Free



To cap off opening night, the Terra Nova Yacht Club will be lighting up their boats and having a flotilla around Holyrood Harbour.

Saturday, July 13


We are partnering with CBS Recreational Riders to raise money for the Janeway. Registration of $20/bike is due at 9:00am at Holyrood Festival Grounds. Bikes depart at 9:30am for Monty’s, Whitbourne. Pick up your poker cards along the route for a chance to win some amazing prizes. Top poker hand is a $150 Gas Card. There will also be door prizes donated by Off-Road Addicts, Argo Sales and Service, Town of Holyrood and more to come soon!


ATV Charity Poker Run

Festival Grounds
9:00am
$20.00/Bike




The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 64 will be hosting a Dart Tournament. To register contact Edward Duggan at (709) 771-1533.


Roody Cup Dart Tournament

Royal Canadian Legion
10:00am
$50.00/Team




Start your Saturday off with some relaxation and meditation with Jenny Temple. A healthy snack will be provided.


Morning Yoga

Festival Grounds
10:00am
Free




Teams of 4 will build and race their boats to claim the Roody Cup. Entertainment by Don Brenton. Bouncers, face painting and more. Register by contacting 709-229-7252 ext 210.


Party at the Park & Cardboard Boat Races

Holy Cross Park
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Free




Bring out the kids for a fun filled UV dance party by Jelly Bean Entertainment. Canteen services will be available. Tickets available at the door.


UV Dance Party (Ages 5 – 12)

Holy Cross Elementary
7:00pm
$5.00




Dance through the decades with a Much Music Video Dance Party. Full bar service and food vendors on site.


UV Decades Dance – A Much Music Video Dance Party (19+)

Festival Grounds
9:00pm
$10.00


Sunday, July 14


Cemetery Mass

Holy Cross Cemetery
11:00am
Free



Holy Cross Parish invites you to join them for their annual Cemetery Mass.



Old Fashioned Garden Party

Festival Grounds
2:00pm – 5:00pm
$2.00 (Adults) / Free (12 & Under)



We’re going back to the days of the Community Garden Party. Wheel spins, carnival games, bake sale, beer garden and more! Live music by Fifth Wheel. All ages welcome.



Cold Plate Sale

Star of the Sea
4:30pm – 7:00pm
$12.00



Eat-in or take-out. Cost includes tea or coffee and dessert.



Garden Party Dance

Festival Grounds
7:00pm – 10:00pm
$5.00 (Adults) / Free (12 & Under)



No Garden Party is complete without the dance! Enclosed beer garden and food vendors on site. Featuring Rick and the Romans. Tickets available at the gate only.

Monday, July 15


Up for an adventure? Join our guide for a hike up Murray’s Peak (moderate difficulty) and George Cove Mountain. Healthy snack served after the 2nd peak.


2 Peaks Hike

Murray’s Peak
10:00am
Free




Don’t miss the RCAF Search and Rescue Cormorant Helicopter demonstration over the Holyrood Harbour at 1:00pm, followed by emergency vehicle and helicopter displays and more at the soccer field at 1:30pm.


Emergency Responder’s Day

Festival Grounds (1:00pm)
Salmonier Line Soccer Field (1:30pm)
Free




Enjoy an amazing lobster dinner while you take in the ocean breeze and live Newfoundland music at our Festival Grounds Tent. Cash bar available.


Beachside Lobster Boil

Festival Grounds Tent
6:00pm
$39.00

Buy Tix!


Tuesday, July 16


Steps in Time – Heritage Bus Tour

Holyrood Community Centre
1:00pm
Free



Join members of the Holyrood Heritage Society Inc. as they guide you around the town’s Heritage Buildings with a stop for light refreshments.



Municipal Day

Holyrood Municipal Office, 34 Salmonier Line
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Free



Visit the Municipal Office and meet the Mayor, Councillors and Staff. Building tours, BBQ, refreshments and displays.




Municipal Reunion

Star of the Sea
7:00pm
Invitation Only



Past and current councillors, staff and government officials are invited to the Star of the Sea to socialize and reminisce the past while we look ahead to the future. By invitation only.

Wednesday, July 17


Join the librarian for stories, rhymes and crafts to celebrate Holyrood’s 50th. Children of all ages are welcome. Please call 229-7852 to register. Library card is required.


Holyrood 50 Story Time

Holyrood Public Library
10:30am
Free




Enjoy Baked Chicken Breast Dinner with mashed potato, carrot, turnip, dressing & gravy and dessert. Eat-in or take-out. Pre- order at 709-229-7252 ext 210.


Roast Chicken Dinner

Royal Canadian Legion
4:00pm
$12.00




*** CANCELLED *** Community Open House to see the activities and research undertaken by the Marine Institute. Refreshments served.


Marine Institute Open House

Holyrood Marine Base
10:00am-3:00pm
Free




Live entertainment provided by Lloyd Snow. Tickets available at Municipal Office.


Come Home Year Seniors BBQ & Social

Festival Grounds
1:00-3:00pm
Free




Get a team of 4 together for some trivia fun while enjoying local craft beers from around the island at our cash bar! Register by calling 229-7252, ext. 210.


Holyrood Beer & Trivia Night

Festival Grounds Tent
7:00pm
$20.00/Team of 4




Get your dancing shoes on and come out for a kitchen party! Music by The Justin Martin Band and Screech-In by Skipper Dickie (Jason LaCour).


Newfoundland Night & Screech-In

Star of the Sea
9:30pm
$10.00 at Door


Thursday, July 18


Holyrood 50 Sports Day

Festival Grounds
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Free



All the old games you remember as a child! Open to the public.



Alumni Softball Game

Salmonier Line Softball Field
6:00pm
Free



If one thing has been consistent over the last 50 years, it’s Softball. Come watch the biggest players of the past duke it out for old-time’s sake.



Wine & Chocolate Night

Festival Grounds Tent
7:00pm
$35.00

Buy Tix!



What a delectable combination – wine and chocolate! Music by Don Brenton. Tickets available at holyrood50.ca. This one sells out fast!



Days Gone By

Royal Canadian Legion
7:00pm
Free



The Holyrood Heritage Society Inc. will be hosting an evening of stories and displays about Holyrood’s past.

Friday, July 19



Enjoy some guilt free delicious cheesecakes by the Station Diner after walking up George Cove Mountain. Live music.


Heaven on George Cove

George Cove Mountain Trail
1:00pm
$7.00

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Local business owners are invited to gather together for refreshments and conversation.


Business After Hours

IBEW – Liam Hickey Dr.
7:00pm
Free




Grab your blankets and camping chairs and come out and enjoy Disney’s Dumbo on our big screen. Refreshments courtesy of Tim Hortons.


Outdoor Family Movie Night (presented by Tim Horton’s)

Festival Grounds
9:00pm
Food Item


Saturday, July 20


The Roody 8K Road Race

Holy Cross Elementary
8:00am (Pre-Race)
9:00AM (Race Start)
$35.00 (Adults)
$20.00 (Kids)

Register!



The Annual SquidFest 8km run is bumped up a notch this year with the addition of a kids 3km run. Race Registration: Opens June 3.

Click here for additional information/details on the race.



Party at the Park

Holy Cross Park
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Free



Cool off with a relaxing swim at Holy Cross Park and enjoy live music by Quote the Raven as well as face painting, bouncers and Jelly Bean Entertainment’s Reptile Show.



Antique Car Show

IBEW – Liam Hickey Dr.
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Free



Just love the look of those old-time cars and hot-rods? View them at the IBEW parking lot. BBQ and canteen on site.



Art Show

Holyrood Community Centre
12:00pm – 5:00pm
Free



The Avalon Artists Group is proud to present a showcase of local artists as well as demonstrations and workshops.



Beach Party

Holyrood Festival Grounds
5:00pm
$25 in advance / $30 at gate

Buy Tix!



This year’s famous Beach Party has music from Shanneyganock, Fortunate Ones, Masterless Men, Bic and the Ballpoints and Fairgale.


Sunday, July 21


Witness the closing of the Holyrood 50 Time Capsule at this special Star of the Sea Newfoundland themed brunch complete with toutons and fishcakes.


Newfoundland Brunch

Star of the Sea
10:00am – 1:00pm
$10.00 (Adults)
$4.00 (Kids)




Giant bouncer zone, face painting, Mini Movers zone, Craft Market, Molson Beer Garden, live entertainment and more!


Sunday Funday

Festival Grounds
12:00pm – 4:00pm
$2.00




The Avalon Artists Group is proud to present a showcase of local artists as well as demonstrations and workshops.


Art Show

Holyrood Community Centre
12:00pm – 5:00pm
Free




Squid Eating Competition. Teams of 4. Click here to register.


Squid Your Face Off

Festival Grounds
2:30pm
Register




The Spirit of Newfoundland Dinner Theatre presents Dream a Little Dream of We, a tribute to the Mamas and Papas. Hot turkey dinner served by Tiny’s.


Spirit of Newfoundland Dinner Theatre (19+)

Royal Canadian Legion
6:00pm
$65.00

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We’re closing out Holyrood 50 Come Home Year in spectacular fashion with the biggest fireworks display Holyrood has ever seen. Find your spot on the beach and enjoy.


Fireworks

Holyrood Harbour
10:00pm
Free