The Fish. Fun, & Folk Festival is a week long event that takes place the last full week in July. This festival has been taking place for the past 40 years. In the beginning it was a 3 day festival. Over the years it has evolved into a weeklong festival. When booking accommodations for this week ,you need to book early because of it's popularity things fill up quickly. For further details you may view current updates @ www.visittwillingate.com
Forty years ago the late Lorna Stuckless started the Twillingate Fish, Fun and Folk Festival as a means to boost tourism in the area. It was a festival that shone a spotlight on rural living, highlighting crafts and different aspects of living in in outport Newfoundland. It was a time to have fun and revel in community spirit.
Today Volunteers make up the Fish, Fun and Folk Festival committee under the co-ordinator Sharon Anstey.. Together they organize the event that is now one of the longest running festivals of its kind in the province.
It continues to draw in Tourist and remains a venue where local artist can display their crafts and organizations can fund raise and give back to the community, This event which Lorna envisioned all those years ago continues to be a mainstay in Twillingate Tourism.
Parade route: Starts @ 1:00 PM from St. Peters Church Parking lot thru town , ending @ George Hawkins Arena. Thursday, July 23/2020
Opening Ceremonies @ 2:00PM from the George Hawkins Arena
Various Events take place throughout Town during the week
Fun and Events for all ages.