Chill Fest!

It’s five days of action packed FREE winter events!

Please note: Due to lack of snow, some snow-dependent event details have been changed — please check the City of St. John’s Website for further details.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Sweetheart Skate
Romance is in the air at the Bannerman Park Loop. We have your Valentine’s date night covered. Treat your sweetheart to a romantic evening under the lights with special valentine’s giveaways, sappy love songs and free hot chocolate for everyone. Please note this event is weather and ice dependent.
7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Bannerman Park, The Loop

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Free Ski & Snow Shoe Rentals
Get your friends and family together for an evening of free snow shoe and ski rentals in Pippy Park. Please note this event is weather dependent.
6 to 9 p.m. at the Winter Activity Centre, North Bank Lodge, C.A. Pippy Park

Friday, February 16, 2018

Sharing the Voices Presents Instant Choir
Instant Choir is a no-stress, no strings-attached singing experience for anyone. You show up, sing and have the best time ever! Working with an experienced song leader and an accompanist participants learn one well-known song. We learn the song, sing some harmonies, have a little fun and then perform the song LIVE online! Everyone welcome.
Doors open 6:30 p.m. Singing begins at 7 p.m.
The Great Hall, City Hall, 10 New Gower Street

Everyone Welcome Swim
Enjoy a fun-filled swim including toys, diving board, splash pad and slides at the new Paul Reynolds Community Centre.
Open to all ages. Children under 8 must be supervised by a 16+ year old, who must remain in the water at arms-length. Maximum 3 children to 1 supervisor.
8 p.m. to 8:50 p.m. at Paul Reynolds Community Centre

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Snow Play & Sliding Party
Grab the kids and come on out for an afternoon of fun in Bowring Park. Build, color and create in the snow, take a ride on the sliding hill and enjoy a free hot chocolate with friends and family. Please note this event is weather dependent. Slides will not be provided.
12:30 to 2 p.m. at Bowring Park, Pool House & Sliding Hill

Kitchen Party 
Bring your instuments along and join us at Johnson Geo Centre, free light refreshments will be provided.
2:30 to 4 p.m. at Johnson GEO Centre, 175 Signal Hill Road

Community Sliding Time with Mark Critch
Join our honorary chair of the Victoria Park Foundation, Mark Critch for a couple of fun-filled hours of sliding at Victoria Park, the Little Park with the Big Hill.  We’ll officially light up the sliding hill and recognize some of the generous donors who are helping us Renew Victoria Park and the Heart of Old St. John’s. We’ll have free hot chocolate compliments of Tim Hortons, and some surprise give-a-ways. This event is weather and snow dependent. Slide at your own risk. Visitors are reminded to play safely and obey the rules posted in the park.
4 to 6 p.m. at Victoria Park, Sliding Hill

Disco DJ Skating Party
Get your boogie on and join us at the loop for a Disco DJ Skating party featuring live DJ, Slaylist. Disco costumes not required but stongly encouraged. This event is weather and ice dependent.
7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at The Loop, Bannerman Park

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Freezin’ Fun Run
2k adult course/ 500m kids (12 and under) course.
Outdoor fun for the entire family. Not ready for longer distances or just want to measure your current speed and fitness level? Bundle up and join us for a Freez’n Fun Run on the paved roads in beautiful Bowring Park.  All runners will receive a medal and an official time. Start and finish at the West Gate. Adult 2km race starts at 9:30 a.m., Kids 500m race starts at 10 a.m.
9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Bowring Park
Pre register at Eventbrite. Bib pick-up onsite.

Mega Play
Come in out of the cold and join us for an action packed afternoon of mega fun at Mega Play. There’ll be lots of free family fun with interactive games, bouncers, balloon twisting, reptiles a tot spot and a quiet chill out zone. Noise cancelling headphones will be available.
1 to 4 p.m. at St. Teresa’s Elementary School, 100 Mundy Pond Road

Free Snow Shoe Rentals
Get your friends and family together and head outside for an afternoon of Free snow shoe rentals in beautiful Bowring Park. Please note this event is weather dependent.
2 to 4:30 p.m. at Bowring Park Pool House

Parade of Lights
The Parade of Lights is all about getting outside, having fun and lighting up the night with dazzling color & shine. Meet us at the Peter Pan statue where we will kick off our parade. We’ll be joined by our friends from OZFM, St. John’s Regional Fire Department, Waterford Valley CheerLeaders, and a cast of costumed characters. This event is weather dependent.
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Bowring Park, meet at the Peter Pan statue

ChillFest Community Parnter Presents: Easter Seals Inclusive Youth Dodgeball Tournament
Ages 13-18. Coed teams of six. One youth of the opposite sex must play to make it a coed team.
All skill levels and abilities welcome. Register your team of six by emailing

Easter Seals NL is the first organization in the country to offer a fully inclusive dodgeball league, and set of tournaments, that include both persons with disabilities and abled body players to participate on the court at the same time. Dodgeball Canada is working very closely Easter Seals NL to create an initiative for adaptive sport, which will be implemented by World Dodgeball in places such as Australia and Bangledash.
Starting at 6 p.m. at 206 Mount Scio Road, Easter Seals NL