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Year-round the Town of Paradise hosts an array of events. Seasonal events are planned throughout the year which offer residents and visitors an opportunity to celebrate and enjoy the community spirit of Paradise. The two main festivals for the Town are Snow and Ice, the annual Winter Carnival in Paradise held in February and SunSplash Paddle In Paradise, the summer celebration held annually in August.

For a complete listing of the all the events and activities taking place in Paradise, check out the Calendar. Some of the great activities and events that we have comming up this spring and summer include:

Canada Day in Paradise Park: July 1

Supported by Government of Canada

Date: July 1

Time: 1 p.m.

Location: Paradise Park

The Town is excited to offer free activities at our Annual Canada Day Celebrations. All are invited to join in the fun on July 1 for Canada Day in Paradise Park! The event begins in the
afternoon with a great offering of activities including a free BBQ, large bouncy castle rides, and face painting courtesy of Pixy Mama. Thomas Amusements will be on site (regular  fees apply). There will also be free Afternoon Entertainment followed by our Canada Day Concert at the Community Bandstand. As a new addition to the Canada Day Concert, this year the Kin Club will be opening a Beer / Alcohol Tent at 6:45 p.m.

Schedule of Events:

1 p.m. Paradise Park open to public

1 p.m. Thomas Amusements opens (regular fees apply)

2 p.m. Free BBQ with face painting/Frontline Action bouncers and games.

PARADISE PARK OUTDOOR CONCERT AND ENTERTAINMENT

2 p.m. Greetings from the Mayor and special Canada 150 prize-give-a-ways

2 p.m. Wonderbolt Circus

3 p.m. Magician Gary Summers

5 p.m. The Antle Sisters

CANADA DAY CONCERT IN PARADISE PARK

6:45 p.m. Kin Club Beer/Alcohol Tent opens

7 p.m. Rum Ragged

8 p.m. The Bishops

9 p.m. The Punters

10 p.m. Fireworks

The fun ends at 10 p.m. with closing fireworks to celebrate the occasion. For more information on this event, please call 709-782-6290, or email .

The Annual TELY 10 Road Race: July 22

Date: July 22

Time: 8 a.m.

Location: Paradise - Mount Pearl - St. John's

The 90th Annual TELY 10 Mile Road Race will once again kick off in Paradise. The TELY 10 is Newfoundland's premier road race, and is believed to be the third oldest road race in Canada and one of the oldest in North America. Visit their website for additional information.

Korean War Veteran Day: July 29

Date: July 29

Time: 10:55 a.m.

Location: War Memorial, Town Hall

The Korean War began on June 25, 1950, and the active fighting ended on July 27, 1953, with the signing of the Korea Armistice Agreement. Approximately 7,000 Canadians continued to serve in the tense theatre of operations between the signing of the Armistice and the end of 1955, with some Canadian troops remaining until 1957. Each year a memorial is held on the last Sunday in July to remember those who lost their lives and to honour the bravery of our Canadian soldiers. If you would like to lay a wreath during the ceremony please call 709-782-6290, or email.

Get excited for our Annual SunSplash Paddle in Paradise Festival! This year Paradise’s week long summer festival kicks off on Sunday, August 12 and runs through to Sunday, August 19. Take a look at all the great activities we have planned to celebrate summer in Paradise on our SunSplash page.
Body Quest Kids Duathlon: August 25

Date: August 25

Time: 9 a.m.

Location: Paradise Park

This year’s Paradise Kids Duathlon begins with an exhilarating run through Paradise Park, followed by a bike ride on nearby trails, and finishes with a final sprint to the finish for a celebration. Snacks and refreshments are provided. Please note that all distances of the run and bike are adjusted based on the age of the participants. For registration and additional information, please visit their website.

 Body Quest Duathlon: August 26

Date: August 26

Time: 8 a.m.

Location: Octagon Pond and the Town Hall Parking Lot

This year’s Triathlon begins with a 750m open-water swim in Octagon Pond, followed by a 22km bike ride on nearby roads, and concludes with a fast 5km run on the trail around Octagon Pond.
If this seems a little too daunting, this year the event will include a team option, where teams of two or three work together to complete the Triathlon. An awards event at the Rotary Paradise Youth and Community Centre will take place after the Triathlon. 

If you’re not participating, why not come watch or volunteer? This event, with its central transition zone, is perfect for spectators. For more information or to register, visit paradisetriathlon.com.

 Terry Fox Run: September 16

Date: September 16

Time: 1:00 p.m registration, run begins at 2 p.m

Location: Paradise Double Ice Complex 

Help support a great cause by getting your family, friends, or community group involved in the Terry Fox Run. The run will take place around Octagon Pond, and will be followed by refreshments and prize give-a-way. Registration begins at 1 p.m. For more information, please call 709-782-6290 or email

 

Community groups or event organizers can also submit events to appear in our Calendar. Find out how you can submit an event to our Community Calendar.

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