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The Festival of Flight is one of NL’s premier family festivals and offers a wide range of events for all ages. There’s the Opening Ceremonies with food, fun and entertainment, a demolition derby with car crashing thrills, a Kitchen Party, Parade and so much more!

The Town of Gander Civic Holiday, “Gander Day” is one of the main events of the Festival. Taking place at Cobb’s Pond on Monday, August 7, Gander Day features a variety of traditional music performed by local entertainers, games of chance, food vendors and tons of fun. This fabulous day is capped off with a fantastic fireworks display that will leave you breathless!


Gander Day Commercial Application 2017
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Live Entertainment


Saturday, August 5 at 9:30 p.m.

Info: Taking place on Saturday, August 5th at the Steele Community Centre, this event promises to be a toe tapping, dance the night away kind of party! Back by popular demand are West of Town and Signal Hill. Both performed at the party last year and everyone had such a rollicking good time that we decided to book them again! Rounding out this awesome lineup is Shanneyganock. Known as one of the best Newfoundland party bands, Shanneyganock have travelled the world doing countless cross-continent tours and playing as far away as Qatar.

Tickets are on sale now and are just $20 including tax and surcharge in advance and $30 including tax and surcharge at the door.  You can purchase your tickets online at, in person at the Gander Community Centre or by calling 651-5931. You must be 19 years of age to attend and proper ID is required!  Newfoundland’s Biggest Kitchen Party is sponsored by Molson, Steele Communications and the Town of Gander.



Festival of Flight Musicfest

2017 Musicfest Lineup (August 4)

2:00pm – 2:15pm – Robyn Slade 

2:20pm – 2:35pm -  Sue Dollimount

2:40pm – 2:55pm – Batty Catters

3:00pm -  3:50pm – Swinging Belles

3:55pm – 4:10pm – Anna Rumbolt

4:15pm – 4:35pm – Wallace Hartley

4:40pm – 4:55pm – Hands Turn

5:05pm – 5:25pm – The Classics

5:30pm – 5:50pm- Haley Taylor

5:55pm – 6:15pm – Every Now and Then

6:20pm – 6:40pm- 6 pack

6:45pm – 7:05pm- Bar Oil

7:10pm – 7:30pm – Hanna Wiseman & Stephen Pelley

7:35pm – 7:55pm – Julia Earle

8:05pm – 8:25pm - Horizon

8:35pm – 8:55pm – Shawn Wisemen

9:00pm – 9:45pm – Bic and the Ball Points



Schedule includes:

This year’s schedule will be action packed! Here’s just a sneak peek at some events;

This year’s schedule will be action packed! Here’s just a sneak peek at some events;

Friday, August 4 – Opening Ceremonies
Saturday, August 5 – Splash Ball, NL’s Biggest Kitchen Party, plus much more!
Sunday, August 6 – Gander Boys and Girls Club Demolition Derby, Gospel Concert
Monday, August 7 – Gander Day Celebrations at Cobb’s Pond Rotary Park – you won’t want to miss NL’s largest fireworks display at dusk!



 2017 Festival of Flight Schedule


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