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Community Events

Holyrood has one of the best yearly schedule of events on the island! Our Recreation Department does a great job of balancing our Community Events so they are not jammed into our week long festivals. Whether it’s Christmas, Halloween, Easter, Canada day, or just a regular weekend Holyrood always has great activities for all age groups to enjoy!

As each season approaches, the Town of Holyrood distributes a seasonal Community Guide with all programs, events and related town information. For a complete list of Town Events please see the link below to view our Fall 2021 Activity Guide or see all events listed below.

Thanksgiving Food Drive
In partnership with the Holyrood Public Library
Drop-Off: Holyrood Public Library
Date: Thursday, October 7
to Saturday, October 9
Time: Thursday: 3pm-8pm
Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday: 10am-5pm
We’ve teamed up with the Holyrood Public Library to stock the shelves of the Holyrood Food Bank and Free Little Pantries this Thanksgiving weekend. Those wanting to donate food items can visit the Library during the hours above to make your donation. We’ll also be collecting monetary donations to purchase gift cards for each charity.
Community Bonfire Night
Location: Main Beach & Boardwalk Area
Date: Friday, November 5
Time: 6:30pm
Join the Town of Holyrood and the Holyrood Fire Department as we host our annual Community Bonfire Night. Make sure to bring your own roasting stick for the marshmallow roast!
Remembrance Day Ceremony
Location: The Cenotaph – Star of the Sea
Date: Thursday, November 11
Time: 11:00am
Hosted by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 64. More details to come soon



National Seniors Day
Location: Star of the Sea
Time: 1:00pm
Cost: Free
Tickets: Ticket required for entry. Tickets available at the Hubert A. Keough Municipal Building starting Wednesday, September 29

It’s the return of our National Senior’s Day event! Join us at the Star of the Sea for a light lunch and live entertainment by Brian Finn.

Holyrood SpookTRUNKular
All proceeds donated towards food security in our town
Location: IBEW Parking Lot (Located on Liam Hickey Drive)
Time: Show #1: 6:00pm
Show #2: 7:30pm
Tickets: $2.00 each
Back by popular demand! The Holyrood SpookTRUNKular sets to return to the IBEW parking-lot Thursday, October 21 as a part of the Holyrood Fall Fest. All children at Holy Cross Elementary and each Day Care will have the opportunity to purchase their ticket before a public sale. For those children who live in Holyrood but do not attend school we ask you contact 229-7252 ext. 201 to purchase your ticket. Public sale date will be announced at a later date.

Virtual Trivia Night – Online Event
Location: Facebook Live at www.fb.com/townofholyrood
Time: 8:30pm
Cost: Free
Team: Teams of 2-6
Registration: To register please call 229-7252 ext. 201 or email
Take on the rest of Holyrood in a virtual trivia night. Watch through the Town’s Facebook page and connect with your team over Zoom. Lots of “Door Prizes” to be given away, and a prize for the top team.


Morning Yoga with instructor Jenny Temple
Location: Star of the Sea
Time: 9:00am
Cost: Free
Registration: All participants must register by calling 229-7252 ext. 201.

Harvest Hoedown
More details coming soon. 

Holyrood Drive-in Theatre
Hocus Pocus
Location: IBEW Parking Lot
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: $20/Car
Tickets: On Sale Monday,
October 4 at noon
by calling 229-7252 ext. 201


Halloween Arts & Crafts Workshop
Location: Star of the Sea
Time: 11:00am
Cost: $5.00
Registration: Children must be pre-registered for this event.
Register today by calling 229-7252 ext. 201

Geocaching Event
Location: Holyrood Festival Grounds
Time: 11:00am
Cost: Free
Back by popular demand! Scott Tilley returns to lead geocaching in the town. All participants are to meet at the Holyrood Festival Grounds for 11:00am to get further details before your search.

The Tasty Trail (all ages)
Location: Holy Cross Park
Time: 1:00pm
Cost: $55.00
Tickets: Available by calling 229-7252 ext. 201
The 2nd Annual Tasty Trail is set to take place Sunday, October 24 at Holy Cross Park. We’re excited to showcase 5 different chefs along the
Holy Cross Park Loop Trail. Ticket holders will walk the loop trail and visit 5 stations throughout the site. Our chefs will be serving up four
amazing plates of food and one fall-themed cocktail. Stay tuned, our chef line-up and menu is coming soon.