PRESS RELEASE: Torbay Land & Sea Heritage Festival

Visit the Torbay History House and Museum at 2 Convent Land from August 26th-28th for a weekend of music, community, and craft! The Torbay Land & Sea Heritage Festival celebrates Newfoundland’s unique culture and history with events for all ages, ending with a catered picnic on Torbay Beach.


August 26th
Join the History House for a Kitchen Party on August 26th to celebrate the opening of the Mannion Collection at the Jacob Bradbury Archives & Genealogy Room and take in an Irish musical performance by Sean Sullivan, Jim Bradley, and Sheldon Thornhill.
Time: 7:00-9:00pm
Location: Torbay History House, 2 Convent Lane

August 27th
Lovers of history can visit the History House on August 27th for Living History Exhibits of traditional Newfoundland crafts, along with live music and a kids craft station. Visit the back deck in the evening for storytelling hosted by the Torbay Folk Arts Council.

  • Living History Exhibits, 10:00am-3:00pm
  • Music from 1:00-4:00pm
  • Book Signing with Dr. John Mannion from 2:00-3:30 pm
  • Storytelling from 7:00-9:00pm

Location: Torbay History House, 2 Convent Lane

August 28th
The Land & Sea Heritage Festival culminates in “A Taste of Land & Sea” community picnic at Torbay Beach on August 28th, with an assortment of sandwiches, salads, desserts, snacks, and refreshments.
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Location: Torbay Beach

Events from August 26th-27th are completely free. Tickets for the picnic are available online on the Torbay Townsuite website. For more information about the events, please visit our Instagram (@torbayhistoryhouse) or our Facebook group, which you can find by searching for the Torbay History House and Museum.

Torbay History House and Museum

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