2018 Fossil Festival

The Joggins Fossil Institute (JFI) celebrates the Joggins Fossils Cliffs’ 10-year anniversary as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

In 2018, the Joggins Fossil Cliffs celebrates 10 years as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The JFI is pleased to mark this special anniversary with a number of events throughout the year and, in particular, on Friday, July 6, and Saturday, July 7, 2018, with a fossil festival.

The schedule and information for the Joggins Fossil Festival is in the process of being finalized and will be updated periodically so keep posted for news on this page.

A Fossil Festival 2-day Pass is in the process of being developed — more info to follow.

The JFI invites individuals, businesses and organizations in the local area to take part in the festival.

Please contact Laurie Glenn Norris at education@jogginsfossilcliffs.net or (902) 251-2727 Ext 224 if you wish to be involved with the marketplace showcase or to have your own event promoted.

Schedule for the Joggins Fossil Festival

All events, unless noted, take place at the Joggins Fossil Centre.

Friday, July 6, 2018 — 10 am to 4 pm

  • Local vendor tables in Multi-purpose room — food/crafts/local businesses/museums and heritage sites
  • Storytelling, games, and face painting for the children
  • Beach tours and Behind the scenes tours with Dr. Melissa Grey, Curator of Science, Joggins Fossil Institute

Saturday, July 7, 2018

  • 8 am: Fossil Fun Run — more info to follow
  • 9:30 am: Opening remarks, UNESCO anniversary; Blessing of the Cliffs
  • 10 am to 4 pm:
    • Tables of fossil/mineral/rock displays and Curator’s Corner with some of the best fossils in the province on display.
    • Storytelling, games, and face painting for the children.
    • Beach tours and Behind the scenes tours with Dr. Melissa Grey, Curator of Science, Joggins Fossil Institute
  • 6 pm: Public reception at Joggins Fossil Centre.
  • 7 pm: Public presentation with keynote speaker Dr. Felix Gradstein, Norwegian Centre for Paleontology, Oslo, Norway.
Published: 2016-05-02