Gander's Festival of Flight takes place on the civic holiday, which is every first Monday in August. The festival celebrates the Town’s aviation history.
The Exploits Valley Annual Salmon Festival, a five-day event held in Grand Falls-Windsor in July is a big attraction, drawing crowds from all across the island and the mainland. The festival features a wide range of music provided by popular classical Canadian Acts, a family fun day, and great food, in particular, the annual Salmon Dinner Gala.
In the summer, people enjoy hiking, biking, camping, fishing, golfing, and birdwatching, while in the winter snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, skiing, and snowboarding are popular activities.