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Brigus Hosts Lively Events Each Summer.

Brigus has a number of events each summer, including festivals, dramatized walking tours, dinner theatres, theatrical events, and musical performances.

Join us for the 26th Annual Blueberry Festival, August 8-11, 2013
Schedule for the 2013 Blueberry Festival > >

The Brigus Blueberry Festival invites one and all to three days of festivities, crafts, concessions, contests, Missed Blueberry Pageant and of course, blueberries.

Brigus is well known for its unique and picturesque architecture, and delightful ambience.

This festival is a favourite in the region, and you can be sure to find plenty of unique blueberry dishes, and crafts inspired by the sweet, wild berry. Dates for 2010: August 12th to 15th.

Panorama of fireworks during the Blueberry Festival.
See photos from the 22st Annual Blueberry Festival in 2009 > >
See photos from the 21st Annual Blueberry Festival in 2008 > >
See photo album from the20th Annual Blueberry Festival in 2007 > >

For more information, contact Byron Rodway at (709) 528- 3201 Fax (709) 528-3201.

St. George's Church

St. George's Church Schedule

Check St. George's Church Website for events in Summer of 2013 which are now online.

In 2006 St. George's Anglican Church was presented The Manning Award for "Excellence in the Public Presentation of Historic Places." The award was presented for outstanding leadership in preserving the church as a cultural venue for public enjoyment.

All year around they offer the best of Newfoundland talent in concerts. Past performers have included:

  • Fergus O'Byrne and Jim Payne
  • Ron Hynes
  • Sherry Ryan
  • Anita Best & Pamela Morgan
  • Quintessential Vocal Ensemble
  • Anchormen Chorus
  • New Found Sound
  • The Morgan Brothers

Photos from 2010 St. George's Heritage Church Events
Photos of "The Once" and Hubert Furey of Conception Harbour > >
Muses and Minstrels - Closing Concert > >
Storytellers' Concert > >

Panorama of Church Yard during "Steps Through Time."

  • Baccalieu Players - Summer Theatre Events
"A Royal Shag-up" - Dinner Theatre

Dates for 2013
Sat July 13th, Sat July 20th, Fri July 26th, Sat July 27th
Fri Aug 2nd, Sat Aug 3rd
(Blueberry Festial) Thur Aug 8th, Fri Aug 9th, Sat Aug 10th
Fri Aug 16th, and Sat Aug 17th.
A Royal Shag-Up: Dinner Theatre.
7 pm. [Extra non-advertised dates may be scheduled - please check!]

Daddy dearest

Photos of 2012 Cast > >

A complimentary tour of Hawthorne Cottage is included with addmission to the Royal Shag Up. Adults $54, Children $25 Choice of menu. Reservations 1 (877) 528 4436 (toll free)+1 (709) 528 4044 0r +1 (709) 528 4004 seagul@nf.sympatico.ca

Event begins outdoors on the lawn of Hawthorne Cottage, Brigus, and after a comic Ceremony involving a Royal Visit from Her Majesty the Queen, everyone moves inside the old Orange Lodge for the Royal Banquet - and the rest of the plot.  The story revolves around the antics of our womanizing Town Mayor, his nagging wife and 2 bratty daughters, a torrid French dancer named FiFi LaFlamme, and of course, the Queen herself. Includes a "Knighting" ceremony, Royal "Awards," music, comedy and lots of audience participation!

3-course catered meal offers a menu choice - fresh Atlantic salmon or savoury stuffed chicken breast, cash bar available.

Ticket price includes a delicious 3-course meal with choice of menu, and a two part show - first part Hawthorne Cottage and second at the old Orange Lodge.

Reservations required - at (709) 528-4044. Major Credit Cards accepted.  (Shows usually sell out by mid-week, extra non-advertised shows may be scheduled) Call 709-528-4044

Photos from A Royal Shag-Up: Dinner Theatre 2010 > >

"Live on the Lawn" - Hawthorne Cottage
Hawthorne Cottage

Hawthorne Cottage is open 10am to 6pm, 7 days per week in July and August and will close on September 3, 2013.

Live on the Lawn will be starting mid-July 2013. More details to follow. Performances take place in Hawthorne Gardens. Rain venue: upstairs in the Cottage Green Room.

Description: This series of plays brings stories to life about celebrated Arctic explorer, Captain Bob Bartlett. Performed by members of The Baccalieu Players, each of the four 20-minute theatrical presentations take place once a week throughout the months of July and August.

The Hawthorne Cottage website offers updates during the summer with specific dates and times.

Photos from "Live on the Lawn" at Hawthorne Cottage (Featuring Lloyd Pike as Ernest Chafe, Captain Bob Bartlett's crew member, who, due to Bartlett's heroism, survived the ill-fated Karluk and the Canadian Arctic Expedition of 1914) > >

2013 LIVE! ON THE LAWN TICKET PRICES:
*All tickets include FREE site admission on the day of the play*

For more information call: 528-4004 or email hc@historicsites.ca