Sackville Street Chalk Arts Festival

Unique to Atlantic Canada, this two-day event will include several chalk artists creating artworks directly on Bridge Street.



On August 25 & 26 we will be Bridge Street will be closed to traffic as we host our first Street Chalk Art Festival. Unique to Atlantic Canada, this two-day event will include several artists creating artworks directly on Bridge Street, including a large interactive 3D piece by Chalkmaster Dave and traditional street chalk portraiture by Ottawa chalk artists François Pelletier. Alongside the artists there will be a Free-For-All area for all ages, art workshops for children and largescale chalk activities to enjoy. Throughout the festival there will be musical entertainment and enough chalk for everyone who wants to participate.

Old Time Rock N Roll from the Graffiti Four!


Musical Acts from Ray Legere, Liz & Ben, Alex Thomas, Steve Haley, Stacey Reid, Bryon Chase, Reg & Louise, Eddie Chase and the Graffiti Four and more!

Calithumpians will also join us on Bridge Street Friday evening to present their Canada 150 New Brunswick Play at 5pm.

Rachel Thornton will host a children’s drawing drop-in workshop Saturday afternoon for ages 5-14!


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Sackville Kite Experience and One Person Play

During the Festival, celebrate Canada 150+ and the completion of the TransCanada Trail by flying a kite in the Waterfowl Park or checking out the “A One-Person Complete History of Canada Since Confederation” play. Both will take place on the TransCanada Trail in the Sackville Waterfowl Park on a portion of the old PEI Railway rail bed. Professional kite flyers will be on hand participants are invited to bring their kites to join in the fun!  Some kites will be available for public use.

The 10-minute play will be presented at regular intervals between 2:00 and 4:00pm.
Saturday, August 26, 2017
For more information email or phone 364-4967.


Life Legacy Journaling Workshop

Imagine immortalizing your walk through history, sharing your wealth of experience and wisdom as a gift – to family, friends, to Canada, or even as a time capsule into the future.

On Friday, August 25, 2017 from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Bill Johnstone Memorial Activity Centre, you will learn to write your life story in celebration of the past as well as share our hopes for the future.  This 2 hour writing workshop includes, as our gift to you, a Special Canada 150 My Life Legacy Journal.

Participants will limber up with some delightful anti writers’ block exercises, enjoy complementary beverages and tasty snacks, begin their life legacy journaling in a fun and interactive way both individually and in groups of two, and then finish with a flourish!

Books provided by Elaine Zamora, and writing exercises by Encouraging Writing

The book will be on display, and available for separate purchase, at the charming Tidewater Books store in Sackville.

Register before August 22, 2017!



This festival has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada’s Canada 150 Grant Program.


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