The internationally renowned George Street, located in St.
John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, is a short street populated mainly by bars
and pubs. It is believed that George Street has the most pubs and bars per
square foot of any street in North America, and is known to have bars that are
open later than most others throughout most of Canada.
The street is the venue for an annual Mardi Gras celebration in October, even though most celebrations of this type occur in February in other parts of the world. However, the largest celebration on George Street is the six-night George Street Festival which occurs in early August and typically concludes on the Tuesday night before the Royal St. John's Regatta, which is set for the first Wednesday in August.