FLEUR DIS LIS & MARCONI TRAILS
Casino Nova Scotia-Sydney - 525 George St., Sydney
Blackjack, roulette, poker, slot machines. Entertainment in lounge; restaurant.
Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site of Canada - Louisbourg
A re-creation of a town 250 years ago. Costumed animators re-create the lives and activities of Fortress residents. Enjoy 18th-century cuisine in three period restaurants. Guided walking tours. Beaches, hiking/ski trails and fishing on site. Pets not permitted.
Marconi National Historic Site of Canada - Timmerman St, Glace Bay
The site where Guglielmo Marconi initiated global communications a century ago. In December 1902, an official wireless message beamed across the Atlantic, heralding a new era of communication. Discover the genius of the scientists who pioneered today's technology. Exhibits include a model of the original Table Head station.
Miners' Museum - 42 Birkley St. Quarry Point (off South St). Glace Bay
A focus on the contribution of the coal miner and coal in the continuing advance of civilization. Many exhibits; guided tour of the Ocean Deeps Colliery; simulated mine ride. A Miners' Village with a company store and a home from 1850-1900. Tickets to Men of the Deeps concerts call in advance.
Sydney and Louisburg Railway Museum - Louisbourg
The restored railway station (1895) exhibits the history of the S&L Railway, railway technology and marine artifacts. The original freight shed houses a working model of the line. Rolling stock includes two passenger cars (1881, 1914), a box car, tank car and caboose. The Roundhouse displays unique memorial quilts.
Cape Breton Auld Scottish Games - Regent Street, North Sydney
Highland games: including Highland dancing, ancient heavy weight games, pipers, clan tents, vendors of Scottishwares and food vendors. Celtic and locale information booths. Children's activities.
Celtic Colors International Festival - Sydney
In Autumn the sounds of fiddles, pipes and voices in song echo over the island. Over 250 musicians, dancers, singers, and storytellers at venues across the Island. The goal to preserve and increase awareness of Cape Breton's Celtic talent.
Granville Green Concert Series - Port Hawkesbury
Series of free outdoor concerts supported by local businesses.
L'Ardoise Acadian Days Festival - L'Ardoise
Entertainment for all ages, booths, games, meals, boat parade, parade of floats, dances, major ticket draw. July
Louisbourg Playhouse - 11 Aberdeen Street, Louisbourg
Live theatre and toe-tapping Cape Breton music in our 17th century style theatre. June - October
Mira Gala - Marion Bridge
Week-long event featuring a parade, concerts, dance, craft show, auction, beef bbq, strawberry festival, antique car show, tababish tournament, bingo, sunshine breakfast, road race, flea market, bake sale and fireworks. June - July
Sand Castle Art Contest - Arichat
Youth and adult castle & sculpture categories. Friday:at Pondville Beach Saturday at Point Michaud Beach. July
Songs of the Waterfront - Port Hawkesbury - Fleur-de-Lis Marconi Metro CB
An evening of Music - Songwriter Circle format featuring some of the best talent in Nova Scotia: . July & August
Bartown Festival - North Sydney, NS
Week long festival that features cultural and historic content with a parade, historical walking tours, mainstage performances, children events and fireworks. July
BRAS D'OR LAKES
Highland Village Museum/An Clachan Gaidhealach - 4119 Rte 223.
Devoted to Gaelic settlers, this living-history museum consists of ten historic buildings. A 43-acre site Highland Village Day, highlights traditional Scottish music. Costumed guides
Marble Mountain Museum and Library - North Loop, Marble Mountain
Story of the quarry industry in the 1800s/1900s. Photographs, country artifacts, natural history specimens and records of local businesses. A former schoolhouse.
Rita's Tea Room - Rte 4, 40 km (25 mi) west of Sydney, Bras d'Or Lakes, Big Pond
Tearoom in a converted one-room schoolhouse, displays awards & photographs of singer/songwriter Rita MacNeil.
Big Pond Summer Festival - Big Pond
Week of activities, including scavenger hunt, family dances, square dances, work shops, celebrity concert and Big Pond Concert featuring Celtic entertainers, fiddlers, pipers, step & highland dancers, singers and piano players. July
Bras d'Or Lakes Annual Regatta Week - Baddeck
Bras d'Or Yacht Club. Annual event. Week-long sailing events. Daily yacht races. Children's dinghy racing. August
Bird Island Tours Ltd - 1672 Old Route 5, Big Bras d'Or, NS, B1X 1B1, North Loop
Tour to Bird Islands to see puffins, other seabirds, eagles and seals. Narrated 2 3/4 hr tours daily. Covered boat. Giftshop, cottages, campground. May - Sep .
Cape Breton Lake Charters - 8575 East Bay Hwy, Big Pond, NS, B1J 1Z7, Bras d'Or Lakes
Bareboat sailing charters, stay-and-sail B&B packages, learn-to-sail vacations. Daily/weekly rates. Customized groups. Jun - Oct
Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site of Canada - Chebucto St (Hwy 205), Baddeck
Bell's lifetime of genius. Discover how he produced the fastest boat in the world; bridged the gap between sound and silence; marvel at his improvements to the phonograph; see giant kites, airplanes and, of course, the telephone. Hands-on activities. An original artifact, films, photographs.
Cape Breton Highlands National Park of Canada - Cape Breton Highlands Area, Cheticamp
Protects 950 km2 of magnificent highlands and coastal wilderness in northern Cape Breton. The Cabot Trail, weaves through the park. The park offers 26 hiking trails, camping, golf, wildlife, swimming, Cabot Trail look-offs and much more. Interpretive programs. The Cheticamp Information Center offers an exhibit on sightseeing and hiking opportunities, nature puzzles and games, a slide show and a large nature bookstore.
Acadian Museum - 5067 Main St, Cape Breton Highlands Area, Cheticamp
Relics of the Acadian people. Demonstrations of wool carding, spinning, weaving and rug hooking. Craft shop.. Acadian-style food.
Flora's - Cheticamp, NS, B0E 1H0
Cape Breton Handcrafts, hooked rugs, pottery, pewter, quality souvenirs and much more. Open Daily
Whale Cruisers Ltd - Cheticamp, NS, B0E 1H0
Spectacular view of the Cabot Trail. Discover Minke, Pilot and Fin whales. See Bald Eagles, Gannets and a wealth of other sea birds.
Wesley's Whale Watch - Pleasant Bay, Cape Breton
Close up encounters with Whales for photo opportunities, knowledgeable tour guides, raingear and motion bracelets, hydrophone to hear Whales sing and underwater video camera. 5 tours daily May - October. .
Captain Zodiac - Cheticamp, Cape Breton
Fin whales, Pilot Whales, Humpback Whales, Minke Whales, Sei Whales and Dolphins. Thermal flotation suits. Close up encounters with whales with incredible photo opportunities! Zodiac vessel run daily May - October Not suitable for people with neck or back problems or pregnant women.
The Gaelic College of Celtic Arts & Crafts - St. Ann's
2nd annual Cape Breton Solo Piping and 44th Annual Highland Dance Competitions Englishtown July
Festival of Cape Breton Fiddling - St. Ann's
Gaelic College of Celtic Arts & Crafts. Well over 100 fiddlers and other performers. Workshops in fiddling, piano, step dancing and fiddle repair, concerts and dances. Concessions. August
Three Fiddler Concert & Ceilidh Dances - 691 Egypt Road, Margaree Valley
Best of Cape Breton fiddlers entertaining ceilidhs and family dances. June to October
Cape Breton's Celtic Music Interpretive Center - Port Hood, Judique
Promoting contemporary, preserving tradition, and collecting the history of Cape Breton music. Vintage recordings; interviews with musicians; photo gallery; live music in the Hall of Pioneers; family tartans; musical family histories & biographies; largest fiddle. Cultural tours and workshops.
Glenora Distillery - Glenville, 9 km (5.5 mi) north of Mabou on Rte 19
North America's only distiller of single malt whisky. Single Malt Whisky, Eco-museum. An inn, pub, dining room and gift shop. Distillery tours; scenic grounds; free Ceilidhs daily. Groups welcome.
Broad Cove Scottish Concert - Broad Cove
Large Scottish concert in Cape Breton. Entertainment includes, piping, fiddlers, dancing & vocals, ample parking, canteen, washrooms, security. July
Brook Village Square Dances - Brook Village
Adult square dances held every Monday night in July and August with local entertainers.
Kintyre Farm Scottish Concert - Port Hood, Judique
Outdoor family Scottish concert featuring the best of local music song & dance. A natural amphitheater on a pioneer farm. Pub & square dance follow at Judique Community Center . August
Firefighter's Museum - Main St., Yarmouth
Experience...high drama and heroism; firefighting in a province made of wood.
Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens - 441 St. George St., Annapolis Royal
10 acres of theme gardens and displays reflecting the history of the area.
Atlantic Theatre Festival - 504 Main St., Wolfville
World-class theatre presenting high-quality productions of the classics.
Grand-Pre National Historic Site - Wolfville Area, Grand Pre
Site of the church and cemetery of the 17th-18th century Acadian village. Setting for Longfellow's narrative poem Evangeline.
Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site of Canada -Off Rte 8, Maitland Bridge
381 km of scenic inland wilderness country. "Keji" abounds with wildlife, including rare Blanding's turtles. During summer, park interpreters conduct nature talks, walks and canoe excursions. May to mid-Oct.
Brier Island Whale & Seabird Cruises Ltd - 209 St George St., Westport, Digby County
An entire marine of ecosystem in action - explore the Bay of Fundy, Humpback, Finback and rare endangered right Whales to name a few.
King's Theatre - Annapolis Royal Area, Annapolis Royal
Films, live theatre (including annual Summer Festival), concerts, art gallery and community activities in heritage building.
Atlantic Theatre Festival - 504 Main St., Wolfville
World Class Theatre presenting high quality professional productions of classical theatre. A renovated, air-conditioned 500 seat theatre. Handicapped accessible, gourmet picnics, learning vacations, accommodation packages, backstage tours. June to August
Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia - 132 Gerrish St., Windsor
Internationally acclaimed touring theatre for young and family audiences,. Known for its puppets and performers and its unusual retelling of traditional and contemporary children's classics.
Oaklawn Farm Zoo - Hwy 101, Exit 16, Aylesford
The most exciting display of animals in NS. Largest display of cats & primates in Atlantic Provinces.
Port-Royal National Historic Site of Canada - Rte 1 to Granville Ferry, left 11.5 km , Port Royal
A reconstruction of the original Port Royal Habitation (1605), a French fur-trading post built by Samuel de Champlain and Sieur de Monts.
The Lookoff - 5 km (3 mi) north of Canning on Rte 358, Canning
Spectacular panoramic view of Annapolis Valley and the Minas Basin-the "Land of Orchards and Tides".
Upper Clements Park - 2931 Hwy 1. 6 km (3.5 mi) west of Annapolis Royal, Clements, Upper
Atlantic Canada's largest amusement park: 26 rides & attractions, including waterslide and roller coaster - crafts center.
Windsor Hockey Heritage Center - 128 Gerrish St., Windsor
Photos from years of Ice hockey. Artifacts include the equipment with which the game began-wooden pucks, hand-made one-piece hockey sticks carved by Mi'kmaq natives, stock skates and world-famous Starr skates-as well as early forms of protective equipment.
Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival - Kentville
Windsor to Digby. Official opening, princess tea, coronation ceremonies, dance, concerts, barbecues, sports, art show, fireworks, children's parade, grand street parade, family entertainment, craft fair & "Sunday in the Park". May - June
Digby Scallop Days - Digby
Digby. A festival celebrating one of the world's largest scallop fleets. Tasting, Musical events, crowning of Scallop Queen, scallop shucking competitions, parades, woodsman's competition, unique scallop draggers parade of lights, "Ceremony of the Flags" and fireworks finale. August
Anne Murray Center - 36 Main St., Springhill, 5 minutes from Hwy 104
Tribute to the achievements of Springhill's singing superstar Anne Murray. 3D and A/V displays feature awards, memorabilia, and highlights of her career, and the story of her hometown.
Fundy Geological Museum - 162 Two Islands Rd, Parrsboro
Models of the ancient landscape where dinosaurs once roamed, displays of the rich mineral deposits and unique geology in the area. Geological tours of the beaches.
Mastodon Ridge & Showcase Nova Scotia - At Exit 11 off Hwy 102, Stewiacke
Lifesize replica of 89,000-year-old mastodon, whose bones were discovered in this area. Museum, audio-visual; mini-theatre, fossil discovery area for children. 18 hole mini-golf.
Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park - 5 km (3 mi) south of Hwy 102 at Exit 11, Shubenacadie
A 50-acre park set in woodlands. Many native wild mammals & birds, and a few exotic species.
Stewiacke Valley Museum - 5445 Hwy 289. Stewiacke, 27 km (17 mi) from Exit 12, Hwy 102
A pioneer homestead, classroom, workshop, cobbler's shop, country doctor's office, old general store; farm and home implements, carpenters’ tools, dishes and hooked mats. Photographs from the area, genealogy, cemetery records
The Ship's Company Theatre - 198 Main St, Parrsboro
A unique theatrical experience. The stage is a ship: the MV Kipawo, last of the Minas Basin ferries. Acclaimed professional company, offering Canadian plays emphasising Atlantic Canadian playwrights.
Tidal Bore - Truro Area, Truro
A wave of water that moves upstream against the current. Popular spots for watching the tidal bore are: Salmon River, outside Truro, Hwy 102, Exit 14, to Rte 236 to Tidal Bore Rd; Caddell Rapids Lookoff; Maccan and River Hebert, Rte 242 to bridges, where signs indicate tidal bore times. Year-round
Tidal Bore: World's Highest Tides
The Bay of Fundy is home to the highest tides in the world.. Twice daily100 billion tonnes of water sweep into a funnel-shaped cleft between two land masses, creating the world's highest tides. These powerful tides scour fantastic shapes in the land and provide feeding grounds for a range of birds, fish and marine mammals.
Tidal Bore Rafting – Various
Shubenacadie River Adventure Tours - http://www.shubie.com
Shubencadie River Runners - http://www.tidalborerafting.com
Tidal Bore Rafting Park - http://www.tidalboreraftingpark.com
Tour a Mine, Springhill Miners' Museum - 145 Black River Rd, Springhill, Off Rte 2
Guided Tour of a Springhill coalmine. Hear stories of the disaster of 1891, the 1916 subterranean fire, the loss of 39 men in the 1956 explosion and the major 'bump' in 1958 that killed 75 men. Museum displays unique artifacts of the history of the town and its remarkable industrial heritage.
19th Annual Eastern Canada Bluegrass Awards Show - Cobequid Educational Center. Lorne Street ,Truro
Harness Racing - Bible Hill
A Racetrack, grandstand, clubhouse, lounge, restaurant, line racing wagering, simulcast wagering and viewing of live racing. Year Round.
Morgan Horse Show - Truro - MacMillan Show Center
Multi-disciplinary Morgan Horses. August
Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition - Truro
An agricultural fair with livestock competitions, horse shows, arts, crafts, stage entertainment, large carnival, and more. August
Outdoor Jamboree & Dance - Cheverie
Kipps Beach. Gate opens at 4pm. Show runs 6pm to 10:30 pm. August
The Ship's Company Theatre presents "Mary's Wedding" - Parrsboro
A love story set against the events of WWI; a journey through the dreams of a young girl who must deal with her past before she can look to the future. July to September
HALIFAX & DARTMOUTH
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia -Barrington St., Halifax
Modern gallery in renovated heritage buildings. Permanent collection of contemporary and historic Nova Scotian, Canadian & international art. Public lectures and children's classes throughout the year.
Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada - 1723 Hollis St, Halifax
Constructed between 1828-1856, the Citadel commemorates Halifax's role as a key naval station in the British Empire. It is a star-shaped masonry structure with defensive ditch, earthen ramparts, musketry gallery, powder magazine, garrison cells, guardroom, barracks and schoolroom. A stirring history of the Citadel and Halifax; audio-visual program, 'The Tides of History'. Guided tour with costumed animators.
Halifax Public Gardens - Spring Garden Rd at South Park St, Halifax
A formal Victorian public garden in the heart of Halifax. The 17-acre park enclosed by wrought-iron fence with ornamental gates.
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic - 1675 Lower Water St ,Halifax
Exhibits on shipwreck treasures of NS, the Navy, convoys, Days of Sail, Sable Island and lifesaving, Titanic, the Halifax Explosion, the Age of Steam, the restored ship chandlery of William Robertson and Son, and Canada's first hydrographic vessel, CSS Acadia.
Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame - 1645 Granville St, Halifax, Halifax
150 years of sport artifacts and photographs; Hall of Fame Room. Practice sporting skills in the basketball court and hockey rink. Video presentations and resource room.
Neptune Theatre - 1593 Argyle St, on the corner of Sackville St, Halifax
One of the oldest professional theatre companies in Canada; drama, comedy, musicals.
Pier 21 National Historic Site - 1055 Marginal Rd, Halifax
Innovative interpretive center in Canada's last remaining immigration shed. From 1928 to 1971 more than a million immigrants, troops, war brides, evacuee children, and displaced persons passed through these doors. Interactive displays, photographs, 4-D film, virtual train ride, and firsthand accounts.
Atlantic Film Festival - Halifax
Venues across Halifax. A juried festival offers current films from across Canada and from regions and countries bordering the North Atlantic Rim. Comprehensive Industry Programs exploring business and creative issues affecting the film and television industry. September
Atlantic Jazz Festival - Halifax
An eclectic smorgasbord of Jazz, World Beat, Blues and Urban Groove at this annual 9-day festival featuring the best of the east coast and an international line-up. Concerts, clubs, outdoor shows and workshops. July - August
Halifax International Busker Festival - Halifax Metro, Halifax
Waterfront Street performers from all over the world. Music, magic and fun along the waterfront in downtown, historic Halifax. August
Nova Scotia International Tattoo - Halifax
Metro Center. A two-hour spectacular event. Over 2,000 Canadian, international, military and civilian performers. Military bands and competitions, choirs, dancers, pipes and drums, comedy, gymnasts, drama, history and pageantry. July
Scotia Festival of Music - Halifax
Dalhousie Arts Center. A 2 week celebration of chamber music featuring over 50 public events including concerts, recitals, lectures, master classes, clinics and workshops. Internationally acclaimed musicians. May - June
Tall Ship Silva - Halifax, NS
The premier charter boat in Halifax. Sailing tours. Daytrips.
ADJA Studio and Gallery - 313 Main St, Liverpool Area, Liverpool
Demonstrations by Metalsmith/jewellers specializing in traditional Japanese techniques, silver and niobium; history and techniques of metal work.
Astor Theatre - 59 Gorham St, Liverpool
Live and cinema presentations weekly in a 100-year-old community theatre.
Barrington Woolen Mill Museum - 2368 Hwy 3, Barrington
A thriving local business back in the late 1800s. Powered by a water turbine, the mill washed, picked, carded, spun, dyed and wove the wool. See demonstrations of hand-spinning, dyeing, processing, and weaving of wool. A superb woven mural on exhibit includes the first piece of Nova Scotia tartan.
Black Loyalist Heritage Site - Old Birchtown Rd, Birchtown
Commemorating the history and contributions of the Black Loyalists, some of Canada's first settlers: heritage museum and walkway with interpretive panels, historic church and burial ground.
Bluenose II - At the Fisheries Museum, Lunenburg
A 143-ft schooner built in 1963 at Lunenburg, Bluenose II is Nova Scotia's sailing ambassador; a replica of the original Bluenose (1921-1946) depicted on the Canadian dime. The ship sails out of Lunenburg, Halifax, and other ports. Call for schedule and reservations.
Cape Sable Historical Society Center - 2402 Hwy 3, Barrington
Local history exhibits and historical society archives; genealogy research.
Chester Playhouse - 22 Pleasant St, Chester Area, Chester
Intimate A/C theatre; excellent acoustics. Comedy, drama and music; dinner theatre and B&B packages available.
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic - On the Lunenburg waterfront, Lunenburg
Exhibits, displays and activities associated with the offshore and inshore fisheries. Scallop and lobster lore; launch a model schooner; Millennium Aquarium. Banks schooner Theresa E. Connor at wharfside. Boat shop or try your hand at hooking a mat or quilting, in the Life in Fishing Communities exhibit. The Museum theatre shows films throughout the day. The Bluenose exhibit contains the world's largest collection of Bluenose artifacts.
Hank Snow Country Music Center - 148 Bristol Ave. Liverpool, From Hwy 103, Exit 19
A renovated CN railway station, less than 3.5 km from Hank's childhood home; audiovisual displays, artifacts and memorabilia on the history and heritage of Canadian country music, featuring Hank Snow, Wilf Carter, Carroll Baker & others. Country music archives and library. Special exhibit on local railroading history at the railway ticket office.
Le Musee acadien & Archives West Pubnico - (902) 762-3380 - # 898 Highway # 335
Acadian history and culture in a 140-year-old house transformed into a museum. An impressive selection of artifacts depicting life of our ancestors. Display of over 300 cameras, photographs and associated paraphernalia. Traditional Acadian Garden. Household items, documents and literature dating back to the 1700's
Ovens Natural Park - Riverport, Rte 332 from Lunenburg, to Feltzen South Rd, Ovens Park Rd
180-acre park. Site of Nova Scotia's 1861 Gold Rush and the 'ovens' or sea caves. Hike the cliffs and trails. Experience the boom created by waves in Cannon Cave. Pan for gold. Small museum; store. boat tours. Guided walk. Playground, low ropes course, pool, and petting zoo.
Peggy's Cove - Lighthouse and Village - Peggy's Cove Area, Peggy's Cove
Famous lighthouse and picturesque fishing village. William E. DeGarthe carved this 'lasting monument to Nova Scotian fishermen' on the 100-ft face of a granite rock behind his house. Lobster restaurant and gift shop
Lobstermen Tours - Fisheries Museum Wharf, Lunenburg
A unique fishing adventure! Share Lunenburg's fishing heritage! Sail to Eastern Points Reef, see seals and seabirds. 2 hours with a tour of Lunenburg Harbor followed by hauling of the lobster traps. Learn about lobsters and lobster fishing
Chester Race Week - Chester
Yacht Club. August
Festival Acadien a Ste-Anne-du-Ruisseau - Ste-Anne-du-Ruisseau - Near Yarmouth
A week-long festival: scavenger hunt, cribbage tournament, hayride, BBQ, entertainment, car rally, fishing tournament, sporting events, Acadian music & culture, expositions, bazaar, grand parade, children's parade, talent show, Evangeline & Gabriel Pageant, fireworks July
Great Scarecrow Festival & Antique Fair - Mahone Bay
Scarecrows pop up all over town. The Pumpkin Path, Live Theatre Performances, children's activities, craft demonstrations and street vendors, square dancing, fiddling, more music, an antique fair and more. October
Lights Along the Shore Lighthouse Festival - Lunenburg
The 'Lighthouse Festival' focuses on events around the 32 light stations. Lobster meals, boat tours, breakfasts, story telling, demonstrations, photography, viewing, displays and more. May
Lunenburg Walking Tours - Lunenburg
Guided walking tours and carriage rides through historic old Lunenburg or scare yourself silly amidst tombstones on Gallows Hill
Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival - Lunenburg
Folk music, dancing and lore. Traditional and contemporary folk music at various sites, including the waterfront, hill top tent, the bandstand, Opera House and the Parish Hall. August
Lunenburg Craft Festival - Lunenburg
A quality arts &crafts show and community festival featuring Lunenburg food and entertainment. 150 participating Nova Scotian crafters. July
Mahone Bay Wooden Boat Festival - Mahone Bay
On the waterfront a celebration of Mahone Bay's history as a wooden boat building community. Offering educational, sportive, & events for all. August
Nova Scotia Folk Art Festival - Lunenburg
A unique opportunity for Folk Art lovers to meet and buy from more than 35 of the best folk artists from all over Nova Scotia. August
Privateer Days - Liverpool Area, Liverpool
Liverpool Waterfront. Historical festival recreating the privateering era with a re-enactment, a downtown festival, children's games & sports events, music, crafts, a parade, fireworks and much more. Step back to 1780's for the privateering history. 1780's wedding, animated burial ground tours; guided wagon tours. June
South Shore Exhibition - Bridgewater
Largest agricultural exhibition in Nova Scotia. Home of L E Veinotte & Sons International Horse Pull and Oland's International Ox Pull. Saddle horse & MBRA events. 4-H displays, arts & craft competitions. July
Shelburne County Lobster Festival - June
County wide celebration of lobster fishing industry held annually on the first weekend after the close of the lobster season.
Lockeport & Area July 1st Celebrations - June- July
A week long celebration of Canada's birthday culminating on July 1st. A wide range of events, food, music, water sports and fireworks and more.
Harmony Bazaar Festival of Women & Song - July
A summer music festival focusing mainly on female singer songwriters.
Lockeport Sea Derby - August
The longest running Sea Derby in Nova Scotia. Competition involves fishing for sharks and groundfish. Celebrations include music, children's events, yard sales and more.
Pentz Pottery & Gallery - 190 Pentz Rd. (one mile upriver from LaHave Bakery)
The gallery occupies the historic family General Store. The gallery displays colorful porcelain ware. Paintings of Nova Scotia's seacoast, lakeshores and streams.. Learn the pottery process through in store displays. Children receive a complimentary YOUNG POTTERS packet of clay. May-Dec.
Sherbrooke Village - Sherbrooke
This picturesque former lumbering and shipbuilding community looks as it did 100 years ago, before gold mining transformed it into a boomtown. 25 buildings on their original sites: Cumminger Brothers' Store; Ambrotype Studio; Sherbrooke Hotel; a typical rural doctor's office (c 1910) in the original home; the grand residence of John Cumminger; the Company Store, Nova Scotia crafts; rare working sawmill down the road.
Canso Islands National Historic Site of Canada - Union St. Canso
The site commemorates the significant role the fishery played in international trade and commerce in the early 18th century. Reception Center, an audio-visual show on the Grassy Island settlement, life-size dioramas of the interiors of three island properties - a tavern, a merchant's house, and a military officer's residence - and excavated artifacts. Visitors go to the island by boat an interpretive trail links eight designated sites.
Memory Lane Heritage Village - Lake Charlotte
Heritage village depicting the 1940s; living history museum, animated staff. Store, boatshop, homestead, lumberjack meal at the cookhouse. Ride a period bicycle or a '49 International truck.
Clam Harbour Beach Sandcastle Contest - Clam Harbour
Hundreds of contestants and thousands of spectators visit one of the best beaches in Nova Scotia. Mussels and chowders, prizes for best castle & best sculpture. Open to all. Parking, shuttle bus, wheelchair accessible. August
Eastern Shore Lobster Festival - Jeddore Oyster Pond
At the Golden Coast Restaurant. Events: - lobster weigh-in-lobster-eating contest - lobster shelling contest - fun for children- folk art carving display - musicians - June
Eastern Shore Summer Fair - Musquodoboit Harbour
Weeklong festival. Bingo, children's parade, supper, fire works, summer dance, parade, midway, booths, and craft and arts displays. July
Stan Rogers Folk Festival - Canso
A 3 dayl musical adventure. A tribute to the Canadian singer/songwriter Stan Rogers. A line-up of Maritime, Traditional and Old-time Folk. Celtic, Jazz, Rhythm and Blues, World-Beat, Gospel, Bluegrass, Country, Acadian music and more. July
Balmoral Grist Mill Museum - 660 Matheson Brook Rd, Balmoral Mills
In a deep gorge by Matheson's Brook, a three-level gristmill still grinds wheat, oats and buckwheat the way it did in 1874. Milling demonstrations daily. Huge Scottish granite and French buhr millstones; unique oat-drying kiln; walking trail
Festival Antigonish - Bauer Theatre, St. FX University Campus, Antigonish
One of the finest professional entertainment venues in Nova Scotia. A/C, 227 seat thrust-stage theatre. Drama for kids, late-night theatre, main stage plays.
Hector Heritage Quay - 33 Caladh Ave, Pictou
One of Nova Scotia's most important heritage developments. Interpretation Center retells the story of 18th-century Scottish migration to the New World and the role of Ship Hector in making Pictou the 'Birthplace of New Scotland'. Full=size replica of the Ship Hector at dockside. Ship outfitting; master rigger, blacksmith, carpentry shop and artist on site. Guided tours, custom work, heritage photographs
Magic Valley Fun Park - Greenhill - Hwy 104, Exit 20, 10 km (6 mi) west of New Glasgow
Amusement park. In a nature-enhanced setting on over 25 acres, it includes rides, pool, waterslides, boats, train ride, 18-hole mini-golf, live animals, animatronic shows and storybook village, food and craft shops.