Middle Island Irish Heritage Festival July 31st – August 3rd
On Friday July 31st from 1 – 3 pm take a guided tour of the Island with a historic character. The kiddies will have fun getting their face painted and everyone will enjoy the Pie Eating Contest at 2 pm. The restaurant will be open from 11 am to 7 pm.
Friday evening Middle Island is hosting Miramichi’s Got Talent at 7 pm. Any and all talents are welcome! Registration begins at 6:30 pm. Prizes for the top three contenders: 1st – $100, 2nd – $75, and 3rd – $50! Call 773-7505 to register. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the entertainment!
On Saturday August 1st there will be a Giant Yard Sale from 8 am to 1 pm, rain or shine. Tables still available. There will be a tent on site. It’s $10 per table. Middle Island is also accepting donations for the sale, no clothing please. From 1 – 4 pm there will be Children’s Activities and a Genealogical Society Display. At 1 pm and 3 pm you can take a guided tour of the Island with a historical character. Also at 3 pm enjoy the Watermelon Eating Contest. There will be free entertainment all afternoon with Joanne Lynch from 1 – 2:30 pm and Owen Murdock from 3 – 4 pm. The restaurant will be open from 11 am to 7 pm.
Saturday night you’re invited to an Old Fashioned Kitchen Party in Captain’s Galley Restaurant from 8 – 11 pm with Bob MacCallum, Jim Lawlor and Mike Davis. Tickets are $10 each.
There’s lots of free entertainment on Sunday August 2nd with Just Us Three from 1 – 2 pm; Miramichi Fiddlers from 2 – 4pm; and Raglan Road from 9 – 11 pm. There will be an Outside BBQ from 9 – 11 pm. In the afternoon there will be Jumping Castles, Children’s Games and Prizes 1 – 4 pm; a Bubble Blowing Contest for 1 – 5 year olds at 2:30 pm; Face Painting, Scavenger Hunt 1 pm. Breakfast will be available from 10 am – 1 pm. The Restaurant will be open until 7 pm.
On Monday August 3rd come to Middle Island for the New Brunswick Day Family Picnic hosted by the City of Miramichi and the Middle Island Commission. Free entertainment with: Friends With Heart 1 -2 & 3 -4 pm; Al the Magnificient 2 – 3 pm; Big Brothers Big Sisters Fun Zone 1- 4 pm; Minnow Catching Contest 2:30 pm; Scavenger Hunt 1:30 pm; Children’s Games & Prizes 1- 4 pm; Barbecue 1 – 4 pm. Everyone is welcome!
Also happening as part of the Irish Heritage Festival, the musical play locally written and directed by Sam Crowell, On the Wind: A Musical Journey will be performed nightly James M. Hill. Click here for more details about the performance.