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International Festival 2023 - Saturday Events

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Saturday, August 5th:

8am US - Calais Lioness Super Draw, Calais Street Fair. Purchase tickets to win great prizes from nearly 100 local merchants. Drawing at 2pm.

8am US - Calais Rec. One-Mile Fun Run, Memorial Park, Calais. A one-mile run for kids ages 4 to 12 with awards in many age groups. Register by 7:45am, no fee to enter. Sponsored by Calais Recreation Department. For more information, call Craig Morrison, 207-214-8792.

8am-4pm US - Street Fair, downtown Calais. Two blocks of Main Street lined with vendors, jewelry, clothes, gifts, and more. Sponsored by the St. Croix Valley of Commerce. For more information, call 207-454-2308.

9am US - 42nd Annual Johnson's True Value International 5K Race, Calais Memorial Park. This two-nation race is a USATF and Athletics Canada Certified course that begins in Calais, travels through St. Stephen, and finishes back in the states. Requires participants register from 7 to 8am US and provide a passport. $15 pre-registration, $20 race day. For more information, call Craig Morrison, 207-214-8792.

9am-2pm CDN – Join us at the St. Stephen Farmers’ Market, St. Croix Riverside’s premiere artisan and produce market on the St. Stephen Waterfront. Contact:

10am US - Frogtown Puppeteer Show, sponsored by International Homecoming Festival Committee. Maine Heritage Museum, Union Street. 

10am-2pm US - DUNK TANK! Bringing back a great memory of the past. All proceeds will go to the International Festival Committee.

10am-2pm US - Annual Book Sale, at Calais Free Library.

10am-4pm CDN - Mercury Ice Cream Tent at Union Station 14. Craving ice cream? Come get ice cream by the tubs! See Union Station 14 on Facebook for more information.

10am-5pm CDN - Permanent Friendship Bracelets at Element 506. Come celebrate your special bond with a modern twist on friendship jewelry. Spaces are limited, ages 5+. Call 506-465-7621 or email to book your spot. Cost $30 and up.

11am-8pm CDN - Drop by the Oak Bay Snack & Dairy for an International Festival Themed Treat. See Oak Bay Snack & Dairy on Facebook for what the treat will be!

12pm US - Calais Lions Auction, Main Street parking lot beside Camden National Bank.

12pm US/ 1pm CDN - PARADE!!! Beginning at Ganong/Charlotte Mall in St. Stephen and ending in the area of Calais IGA (follow signage - route may change due to construction).

Following Parade US - Barbara's International School of Dance, Flat Iron Park, Calais. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy watching our local talent in a dance program. For more information, contact Barbara Lara, 207-214-6989.

2pm US - Pizza Eating and Soda Drinking Contest, Jo's Diner & Pizzeria, 195 Main Street. Sponsored by Jo's Diner & Pizzeria. Details available at Jo's, 207-454-8400.

3pm US - Blast from the Past Movie, State Cinemas, 239 Main Street. In honor of the 50 years of celebrating International Homecoming Festival, come watch a movie from that time period. A 1970s film will be featured with, of course, delicious theater concessions available. Admission $6.50 US/$8.00 CDN.

3pm US - Skate 4 Life Event, Calais Skatepark. Presentations, youth lessons, park jam, and skills demo. Prizes, raffles, food, and drinks. Come learn about mental health and recovery services in this area. Sponsored by Calais Skatepark.

5pm US - Cornhole Tournament, sponsored by Ceaser's Pub & Grill, 663 Main Street. 21+, proper ID required.

6pm US - Concert in the Park, featuring The Tyler Healey Band, Flat Iron Park, downtown Calais. Bring your chair or blanket and enjoy this free concert that leads up to the fireworks! Sponsored by Riverside Electric and Jo's Diner & Pizzeria.

7pm US - Kid's Candy Scramble, Flat Iron Park. Children can take part in the fun candy shell-out during the concert! Sponsored by the International Homecoming Festival Committee.

7pm-9pm CDN - Homecoming - Night Market on The 5 Kings Patio. See for more information.

7:30pm CDN - Full Circle concert on St. Stephen Waterfront

8pm-Closes US - Crossroads Live Entertainment and Beer Tent, Ceaser's Pub & Grill, 663 Main Street. 21+, proper ID required.

8:45pm US/9:45pm CDN - FIREWORKS!!! Fireworks Show, over the St. Croix River. Enjoy the fantastic fireworks display from either side of the river! Sponsored by the International Homecoming Festival Committee.