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International Festival 2023 - Wednesday Events

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Wednesday, August 2nd:

10am-3:30 CDN – Featuring new, vintage, and antique quilts and other fiber art, Woven in Time Returns 2023 promises to showcase both hand quilted and machine quilted works as well as fiber arts.  Weather permitting, there will be an outdoor bbq with hotdogs, chips, etc.  Admission by free will offering at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, 20 Church Street. The Wee Fabric Shop of St. Andrews will be on site.

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 and Dairy for an International Festival Themed Treat. See Oak Bay Snack and Dairy on Facebook for what the treat will be!

4pm-6pm US - Children's Peanut Fair, behind Calais Elementary School. Plastic peanuts can be purchased and used for games to win prizes. "Doctors" and "nurses" at the Doll Hospital and Teddy Bear Clinic will also be onsite, providing emergency care for all the sick or injured dolls and stuffed animals. Sponsored by Calais  PTO and Calais Community Hospital.

5:30pm US - Meet & Greet, Hardwicke's Complementary hot dogs and beverages provided by the International Homecoming Festival Committee and served by the Calais Lions Club. Come meet and celebrate with friends and neighbors before the opening ceremony.

6:30 US/7:30 CDN - Opening Ceremony - "Hands Across the Border" on Ferry Point Bridge. A Celebration for all ages! Hotdogs and drinks in Calais courtesy of the Calais Lions and City of Calais to kick things off. Then we celebrate on the bridge with our annual handshake and flag exchanges, followed by dessert on the Canadian side at Gateway Park after the ceremony.

6:30pm-10pm US - Street Dance with DJ Jamie Bohanon, City Building parking lot. For kids of all ages! Sponsored by Calais Fire Association.

7pm US - Singles Cribbage Tournament to benefit International Homecoming Festival, Fitzgerald's Tavern, 234 Main Street. Single elimination, $20 buy in, winner takes half. Limited to the first 20 to sign up. Message Fitzgerald's Tavern on Facebook or call 207-454-4241.