Recreation and Special Events

Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s has much to offer its residents and visitors. With annual events such as our Winter Festival and Regatta Festival, there is also have a variety of events every month, from a local garden competition, community awards, and celebrations of the holidays. Below are our current events, but please check back as we are always coming up with new ways to celebrate living in this great town in this fantastic province!

Upcoming This Season


October 14th, 2018: Fall Family Festival

The Fall Family Festival is taking place on Sunday, October 14th from 1:00-4:00pm at Rainbow Gully Park.

This annual event features fun for people of all ages! Try out some of our giant games to win a prize. Fan favorites include the Spider Races, Potion Plink-O, Goblin Golf, Poke-a-Pumpkin, Candy Corn-hole, “Count” the Candy, and lots more. Tickle Trunk Entertainment will be on site for face painting throughout the afternoon.

There will also be pony and tractor rides at the Fall Family Festival! Pony rides will be provided by the horses of local organization, Spirit Horse NL – Stable Life Inc. Those wishing to participate in the pony rides are asked to bring their own helmet from home to the event, as only limited sizes will be available on site. The event will include tractor rides by Murray’s Horticultural. Head over to the softball field to enjoy this fun activity.

Hope to see you there!


October 16, 2018: Youth Committee Drop In First Meeting

Seeking young leaders for a new PCSP Youth Committee!

The committee will plan social events, help organize a support group, facilitate activities, and more.

When: Tuesday, October 16th at 7:00-8:00pm
Where: PCSP Library, 1119 Thorburn Rd
Who: Youth Ages 12-18

Free Pizza for Everyone!

Contact Dawn Sharpe for More Details:
[email protected] or 895-8000 ext. 236



October 23rd, 2018: Paint Night in PCSP

Save the date for a fun night out to create your own beautiful pumpkin mandala dot painting. Join artist Heather Coughlan at the PCSP Recreation Centre on October 23rd at 6:00pm.

Registration open here through eServices. Limited spaces available! Registration fee of $20.00 includes all supplies.


October 25th, 2018: Spooky Stories at Yarns for Youngins


This special edition of Yarns for Youngins will be Halloween themed! Children are encouraged to wear their awesome Halloween costumes and come out to the Library for a morning of spook-tacular fun. There will be a Halloween story, crafts, a singalong, and snacks.

Yarns for Youngins takes place every Thursday in the PCSP Library from 10am-11am. It is recommended for children under the age of five and their families. At this event, children will read a story and complete a craft with our Librarian, Kailey. Participants will also sing a song, which is always lots of fun for all the boys and girls! This weekly event is free for all those with a PCSP Library Membership.

Those interested in learning more can contact our Librarian, Kailey, by calling 895-5655 or email at [email protected]


November 5th, 2018: Guy Fawkes Night

Join us at the Recreation Centre on Monday, November 5th, 2018 for the annual Guy Fawkes Night Bonfire. Enjoy a night of hot chocolate, hot dogs, and marshmallows around our traditional community bonfire. Thank you to the PCSP Volunteer Fire Department and our local Scouts for helping put this event together.

We are currently seeking wood pallets for this event. If you know a business with pallets available, please contact Nicole Clark at [email protected]


Fall 2018: Fitness Classes

There are a range of fitness classes taking place this fall in Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s! There’s something for people of all ages and abilities.

Check out our bootcamp if you’re looking for an early morning start to your healthy lifestyle. Have you always wanted to be a runner? Join our Learn to Run Clinic for beginner runners. New this season, we’re also offering low impact fitness for seniors or rehabilitation clients to improve their strength, balance, and flexibility.

For further details on all our fitness classes, contact Mike Stone at [email protected] or by calling 895-8000 ext. 265.


Events Throughout the Year


Special Events






Local Competitions


Seniors Events




Fitness Classes

Fall 2018 Class Times Now Released on the Pages Below!







Contact Our Staff

Kailey Cahill-Meeker


709-895-8000 x226

Elyse Coombs (On Maternity Leave)


709-895-8000 x226

Dawn Sharpe

Director of Recreation and Community Services

895-8000 x236

Nicole Clark

Special Events / Programs Coordinator

895-8000 x269

Nick Miller

Sports Coordinator

895-8000 x233

Mike Stone

Special Events / Programs Coordinator

895-8000 x265

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