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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 community events and activities taking place in Paradise, visit our Calendar.

Paradise Wellness Expo (June 22) 

Sponsored by Body Quest

Date: Saturday, June 22  

Time: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Paradise Double Ice Complex - Arena B

The Paradise Wellness Expo showcases different resources available to all ages, including interactives, entertainment and prizes. Here is what you can expect this year:

  • Displays from different types of businesses and hospitality groups and organizations who are experts in child & family services, senior services, youth services and special event services. See the full list here.
  • Special Guest Speakers 
  • Interactive Zones
  • Prizes (Including the $1000 door prize from Body Quest)

For more information please visit the Paradise Wellness Expo page, call 709-782-6290, or email.

Want to be an exhibitor at the Wellness Expo? Please complete a Paradise Wellness Expo Exhibitor Form. Applications may be submitted by email, or in person at the PDIC.

 Memorial Day Ceremony (July 1)

Date: Saturday, July 1

Time: 10:55 a.m.

Location: War Memorial, Town Hall

Our Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at Town Hall War Memorial, starting at 10:55 a.m. Please join us as we pay our respects for all fallen soldiers, and commemorates the brave efforts of the province’s veterans. To lay a wreath during the ceremony, please call 782-6290, or email.

Canada Day in Paradise Park (July 1)

Date: July 1

Time: 1 p.m.

Location: Paradise Park

The Town of Paradise is proud to host its Annual Canada Day Celebrations. Come out and join in the fun with a full day of free activities! The fun 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 also be on site (admission will be charged for rides). There will be an all-day entertainment and evening concert at the new bandstand in Paradise Park. The Kin Club Beer /Alcohol area will open at 2 p.m. The celebration ends at 10:00 p.m. with the closing fireworks.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 

  • 1 p.m. Paradise Park opens to public
  • 1 p.m. Thomas Amusements opens (regular fees apply)
  • 2 p.m. Free face painting/Sky high bouncers 
  • 2 p.m. Free BBQ
  • 2 p.m. Beer garden opens

PARADISE PARK OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT

  • 1:55 p.m. Greeting from the Mayor
  • 2:00 p.m. Puppeteer- Sonya Abbott
  • 2:30 p.m. African Drumming group
  • 3:00 p.m. Alley Oop
  • 3:30 p.m. Eastern Owl
  • 4:00 p.m. Bollywood Dancers
  • 4:30 p.m. The Antle Sisters
  • 5:00 p.m. Celtic Fiddlers
  • 6:00 p.m. The Eddie Pittman Band
  • 7:00 p.m. Black sheep
  • 8:00 p.m. Billy & the Bruisers
  • 9:00 p.m. Bic & the Ball Points
  • 10:00 p.m. Fireworks

For more information on this event please call 782-6290, or email.

The Annual TELY 10 Road Race (July 28)
Date: Sunday, July 28

Time: 8 a.m.

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

The 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 nlaa.ca/tely10 for additional information.

Korean War Veteran Day (July 28)
Date: Sunday, July 28

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 or email.

SunSplash Paddle in Paradise (August 11 - 18)

SPONSORSHIP INFO

The Town is looking for sponsors for our SunSplash Paddle in Paradise festival happening August 11 to 18. SunSplash includes popular annual community events like Family Fun Day, the Paddle in Paradise Dragon Boat Festival, Outdoor Movie Night, and our Concert in Paradise Park.

By sponsoring the Town's premier summer festival your company will gain considerable exposure while helping to bring our community together for fun summer activities. There are several different sponsorship opportunities available that can be tailored to your goals and budget. Please contact the Department of Recreation & Community Services at 709-782-3570 or email to learn more and get involved

 

 

This year marks the 24th Annual SunSplash Paddle in Paradise Festival!

The festival begins on Sunday, August 11 and runs through to Sunday August 18. Take a look at all the great activities we have planned to celebrate summer in Paradise.

OPENING CEREMONIES & PARADISE RUNNING CLUB (PRC FIGURE-8 RACE): AUG 11

Come help us kick off the festival at the Paradise Running Club Race and SunSplash Opening on August 11. The run is a Chip-timed event and custom designed medals will be provided for age group winners. To register, please visit Paradise Running Club’s Race website. For more information, contact them or visit their social media pages.

After the run there will be a free big BBQ and live entertainment. For kids we'll also have fun races organized by the Paradise Running club. Don't miss out on the great prizes!

FAMILY GOODS AND SATELLITE BINGO NIGHT: AUG 14

Come out for a great time at SunSplash Bingo Night. Satellite Bingo is one of the most exciting aspects of Charitable Gaming in the Atlantic Star Satellite Bingo Network. This event is hosted by the Kin Club of Paradise and takes place at the Paradise Double Ice Complex on Wednesday, August 14 at 7 p.m.

OUTDOOR MOVIE IN PARADISE PARK: AUG 15

Bring the whole family to our outdoor movie screening on Thursday, August 15. A large screen will be set up at the new bandstand in Paradise Park. Participants are encouraged to bring folding chairs. In case of inclement weather, the venue will move inside the Paradise Double Ice Complex. The entry fee is one non-perishable food item per person.

OUTDOOR CONCERT: AUG 16

What better way to enjoy summer than with an outdoor concert featuring great local music. This year’s SunSplash Outdoor Concert at Paradise Park takes place on Friday, August 16 and features performances by:

  • 8:30 p.m. - Eastern Passage
  • 9:30 p.m. - East Isle Wind         
  • 10:30 p.m. - Tarahan
  • 11:30 p.m. - Siochana

This is a 19+ even with a beer garden on the field. Tickets ($20) go on sale in early August at the Paradise Double Ice Complex.

PADDLE IN PARADISE DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL: AUG 17

Join the Avalon Dragons and the Town of Paradise on Saturday, August 17 for the 2019 Paddle in Paradise Dragon Boat Festival.  Dragon Boating starts in the morning at 8 a.m. There will be children’s face painting and food concessions throughout the day. Come cheer on your favorite of the 30 teams competing in this year’s Dragon Boat championship.

OCTAGON POND FUN DAY: AUG 17

After the dragon boat festival, why not stick around for some fun on the water. We'll have boating activities like canoeing, kayaking, live entertainment, fun games, and awesome prizes for all to enjoy.

SUNSPLASH FAMILY FUN DAY IN PARADISE PARK: AUG 18

Family Fun Day on Sunday, August 18 is for everyone! There will be something for all ages including special performances and live entertainment, free bouncy castles rides, games, face painting, food concessions, and games of chance. The morning part of the Fun Day (noon - 5 p.m.) is a ticketed event. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children under the age of 12.

The excitement continues from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. as we close out SunSplash with a free night of fun and live entertainment, including music, a Fire Show performed by “Smokeshow”, roasting fires, and a fantastic fireworks display.

For more info on SunSplash Paddle in Paradise, please call 709-782-6290, or email

Body Quest Kids Duathlon

Date: Aug 24, 2019

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 finishing off with a final sprint to the finish to celebrate the accomplishment. All children will be provided Kids Duathlon swag. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. All distances of the run and bike are adjusted based on the age of the participants. For more information or to register, www.paradisetriathlon.com

Body Quest Paradise Triathlon

Date: Aug 25, 2019

Time: 8 a.m.

Location: Paradise Park

This year’s Triathlon begins with a 750m open-water swim in Octagon Pond, followed by a 20.4km 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 www.paradisetriathlon.com.

Terry Fox Run

Date: Sunday September 15

Time: 1 p.m. registration, Run starts 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 psilver@paradise.ca.

 

Community groups or event organizers can also submit events to appear in our Community Calendar.

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