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Special Events

Each year, the Truro Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture hosts and partners on numerous special events, including festivals, dances, movies and more.


Riverfront Park
Summer Concert Series 2014

Every Friday Evening in July
Free from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Concert Schedule

July 4 - ACA-Jam
July 11 - Julie Johnstone and Friends
July 18 - The McCready Brothers
July 25 - Adam Cotterill

Hosted by Town of Truro Parks, Recreation and Culture


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Enjoy Guided Walks in Scenic Victoria Park
Every Tuesday and Thursday from July 8 to Aug. 19

Meet at the Community Policing Building at 1:00 p.m.

Free of Charge - Weather Permitting
Walks take a maximum of one hour
Bring water and sunscreen

Also this summer: Downtown Truro Guided Walk to Victoria Park
June 28 / July 5 & 26 / Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
Meet at the Truro Farmers’ Market at 9:30 a.m.

"Explore Truro's Nature"



Register Now for VP Challenge

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Endurance will be taken to a whole new level of fun Saturday, July 19 when Victoria Park once again plays host to the VP Challenge.

Participants will leap over hay bales, scale a wall, conquer Jacob’s Ladder and fight their way through the park to glory as part of this 5K and 7.5K race with obstacles. There is also a kids’ run.

The VP Challenge is loosely based on similar-style races held around the world, with one, big, beautiful and unique difference – Victoria Park. Registration is being accepted right now at altlanticchip.ca.

The courses, with challenging obstacles, cover some of the nicest trails in the park, including those through wooded areas and near waterfalls.

The VP Challenge is held in conjunction with Canada National Parks Day.


Mid-Summer Movie Nights 2014

Friday, July 18 and 25 and Aug. 1 and 8

Free at 9:00 p.m. in Victoria Park

Bring your own snacks and lawn chairs


2014 movie lineup:


Friday, July 18 - The Lego Movie (2014) G
An ordinary LEGO minifigure, mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary
MasterBuilder, is recruited to join a quest to stop an
evil LEGO tyrant from gluing the universe together.


Friday, July 25 - The Pagemaster (1994) PG
The Pagemaster, keeper of the books and guardian of the written word,
sends a timid young boy on an animated adventure
through the fiction section of the library,
where the greatest stories of all time come to life.


Friday, August 1 - The Croods (2013) G
"The Croods" is a prehistoric comedy adventure that follows the world's
first family  as they embark on a journey of a lifetime
when the cave that has always shielded them from danger is destroyed.


Friday, August 8 - Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) PG
Jack the Giant Slayer tells the story of an ancient war that is reignited
when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway
between our world and a fearsome race of giants.



Movies in the Park each summer. Let us know what movies you like to see in summer 2014.

Nova Scotia Wild Blueberry Festival Kick-off 2014

Friday, Aug. 15 at the Marigold Cultural Centre

Check back later for more information


Above: Blueberry Pie Eating Contest during
Wild Blueberry Festival Kickoff at Marigold Cultural Centre, Truro, N.S.
August 2011
Below: Blueberry Grunt performs on roof of Marigold






Nova Scotia Music Week

November 6 to 9, 2014
in Truro, Nova Scotia

Enjoy this annual four-day event featuring Nova Scotia's most talented musicians.
Check back soon for details.



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