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.
Dates for 2012 - Sat July 14th,
Fri July 20th,
Sat July 21st,
Fri July 27th,
Sat July 28th,
Fri Aug 3rd,
Sat Aug 4th,
Thurs Aug 9th,
Fri Aug 10th,
Thurs Aug 16th,
Fri. Aug 17th,
Sat Aug 18th
A Royal Shag-Up: Dinner Theatre. 7 pm. [Extra non-advertised dates may be scheduled - please check!]
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
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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 > >
July and August on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 1:30pm. 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.
WEDNESDAYS: Starting at 1:30pm "Emma Remembers" - Join Captain Bob Bartlett's sister in this single-character vignette as she reminisces about life in Brigus and her brother's famous voyages, during a time when Hawthorne Cottage was the centre of activity in Brigus.940 West Greenland Expedition.
SATURDAYS: Starting at 1:30pm "The Karluk Disaster" and "All in a Day's Work" will take place on Saturdays at 1:30 and 2:30pm "The Karluk Disaster" - is told by Ernest Chafe, a surviving crew member of the ill-fated Karluk and the Canadian Arctic Expedition of 1914. Chafe recalls Bartlett's heroism during "the greatest Arctic disaster since the Franklin Expedition."
"All In a Day's Work" tells the story of Florrie Morgan, the Hawthorne Cottage maid. Listen to the stories of daily life at the cottage, told through the eyes of a young local woman. Enjoy the antics of two of Captain Bob's relatives as they keep Florrie on her toes!
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) > >
2012 LIVE! ON THE LAWN TICKET PRICES:
*All tickets include FREE site admission on the day of the play*
Adult --- $7.00/person; Senior --- $6.50/person; Youth(7-12 years old) --- $6.00/person; Children(6 years and under) --- Free; Family (2 adults & 4 children in max.) --- $22.00;
School Groups --- $5.00/person; Commercial Groups --- $6.00/person
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