Newfoundland and Labrador seafood festival heading to Old Perlican in August

OLD PERLICAN, N.L. — A new seafood festival will make its way to Old Perlican celebrating Newfoundland and Labrador’s world-class dishes in August.

The Legendary Coasts of Eastern Newfoundland is teaming up with Jeremy Charles to host the first-ever Deep Blues Seafood Festival from Friday, Aug. 19, to Sunday, Aug. 21.

The festival will bring together local, European, American and Canadian chefs to celebrate the province’s seafood as part of Come Home 2022, said organizers in a news release.

Chris Sheppard of Legendary Coasts of Eastern Newfoundland said local food connects residents with the history and culture of N.L.

“Come Home 2022 and the Deep Blues Seafood Festival set the stage to celebrate the abundance of gifts from the oceans that surround us.”

“Amazing chefs from N.L. and around the world will come together to prepare dishes made from the local foods grown, produced, and caught right here in N.L.”

A collection of blues artists curated by Dennis Parker will also be playing some soulful sounds during the festival.

The festival will feature events over three days, including the Friday Kickoff Party at the Old Perlican Ballpark, the Shoreline Pop-ups on Old Perlican Island and the Old Perlican Skerwink Trail, Deep Blue Saturday at the Old Perlican Ballpark and Beach Brunch at Cooks Cove.

More information and tickets to the festival are available online. 

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