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International Festival 2023 - Thursday Events

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Thursday, August 3rd:

10am CDN - Join the Charlotte County Museum for Tours, Scavenger Hunts, and Prizes. Young guests (and young at heart) can take part in a scavenger hunt while on one of our guided tours - starting at 10am, 11am, and 1pm - for a chance to win a prize (while supplies last). A sweet treat will complete your visit to one of St. Stephen's grandest 19th century homes. Contact

10am-2pm CDN - FRC Fun Day with friends at the Family Resource Centre. Activities within the Centre and book giveaway.

10am-4pm CDN - BMO Rock Search - Find a blue painted rock with the BMO Logo and return the rock to BMO to claim a prize. Rocks can be found between Something's Brewing and Waterfront Park.

10am-5pm CDN - Permanent Friendship Bracelets at Element 506. Come celebrate your special bond with a modern twist on the 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 and Dairy on Facebook for what the treat will be! 

1:30pm-3:15pm CDN - Tournaments at the W.J. Booth Centennial Pool. 3 on 3 basketball tournament followed by a multi-swim tournament (front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke). Winners in each category get to race a lifeguard at the end. Contact for more information.

2pm-6pm CDN - IHF Kids Fun Day at the Garcelon Civic Center. Free carnival games and prizes, inflatables, concessions for sale. With Pokemon battles from High Tides Music, fishing for candy bags from St. Croix International Waterway Commission, CBSA Dog Handler and many more! See International Homecoming Festival Facebook page for more information.

5pm US - Chair Affair Auction, Flat Iron Park. Come bid on your favorite Adirondack chair, all beautifully and uniquely decorated by local merchants and supporters. All completed chairs will be displayed one hour before the auction for viewing. Sponsored by Calais Downtown Revitalization Coalition. For more information, contact Chris Niles, 207-454-8995.

6pm US - Sidewalk Chalk Art, Flat Iron Park. Kids of all ages are welcome to come and create art on the sidewalk. Chalk will be provided or bring your own. Sponsored by Downeast Credit Union.

6pm CDN - Homecoming - Golden Hour Dinner at The 5 Kings featuring Shawn Richard. $140/ticket, available to purchase at The 5 Kings. See for more information.

6pm-7:30pm US - Art show, sponsored by Calais Free Library. Elementary, middle school and teens display their artwork in front of the library. (If raining, the art show will be inside.)

6:30pm-8:30pm CDN – St. Stephen Summer Concert Series at the David Alison Ganong Chocolate Park featuring Dave Humphreys.

6:30pm US - Concert in the Park. Flat Iron Park. Come join your friends for an evening of music. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy this free concert. Sponsored by St. Croix Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Dusk US - Night Golf, St. Croix Country Club. Register by 8pm. $20 entry fee. Six-hole shotgun start. Sponsored by St. Croix Country Club. For more information, call 207-454-8875.