The town of Port Aux Basques is celebrating Astrolabe Days this weekend.
The celebrations begin Friday, Aug. 2, and wrap up on Monday, Aug. 5, with a display of fireworks at Scott’s Cove Park Monday evening.
During the four days there’s lots of things to do.
Friday features events for the children, with a beach party 1-3 p.m.
Seniors at Ida’s Senior Home will get to enjoy the music of the Good Time Band Friday afternoon, while Stan and the Boys will be playing that same afternoon at the LeGrow Health Centre, for a senior appreciation event.
Children aged 4 and up will get to be free-wheelers 6-7 p.m. on Friday evening, riding the main road in an event called Road Rage, starting at the Bruce II. Ice cream and treats to follow.
Later that night teens will get to participate in free glow bowling; there’ll be Bingo at the Royal Canadian Legion and for those who want to sit back and be entertained, The Gateway Group will be playing traditional music at Scott’s Cove Park.
The agenda for Saturday includes: Painting Fairy Houses for the Grand Bay Trail, boat tours, a knitting demonstration, more traditional music — Bernie and the Boys — and more at Scott’s Cove Park.
The festivities continue from noon on Sunday until Sunday evening, at Scott’s Cove Park and other locations around town.
Among the things to take in are: craft displays, line dancing, a dart tournament, a movie at the arena, and traditional and gospel music, afternoon and evening, at Scott’s Cove Park.
The four-day festival concludes Monday with a mini carnival and more music at Scott’s Cove Park, as well as a mussel boil up and music by the Cross Brothers at Grand Bay West Beach.
Then it’s all eyes to the sky at 10 a.m. for the grand finale, the fireworks at Scott’s Cove Beach.
For more details on the activities, including times and locations, a full schedule is available in this week’s print edition of The Gulf News.