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From festivals and sporting tournaments to weekly dances, discover our Island’s communities. Enjoy some local, celtic tunes at the Baddeck gathering ceilidhs or if you’re looking for something more athletic take part in the Cape 100 race. Whatever your interests, they’ll be something for you to enjoy!

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Mabel's Garden

Next Date: Sep 27, 2022

Regions: Cabot Trail, Bras d’Or Lake

Community: Baddeck

Update: Due to COVID-19, the visitor experience at Parks Canada-administered places may be different than it has been in the past. Please v...


Port Hawkesbury Ceilidhs

Next Date: Sep 27, 2022

Region: Cape Breton’s South Coast

Community: Port Hawkesbury

The Port Hawkesbury Ceilidhs, initially known as the Ceilidh at the Creamery, debuted in 1996 at a time when there were very few ceilidhs h...


Lumière Art at Night Festival

Next Date: Oct 1, 2022

Region: Sydney and Area / Marconi Trail

Community: Sydney

Lumière Cape Breton is a free, contemporary arts festival taking place in Unama’ki – Cape Breton from September 12 – September 2...


West Mabou Square Dance

Next Date: Oct 1, 2022

Region: Canada’s Musical Coast

Community: Mabou

The West Mabou Hall is best-known as the venue of the West Mabou Family Square Dances which have been held weekly for over 30 years and are ...


Blueberry Jam Harvest Series

Next Date: Oct 7, 2022

Region: Canada’s Musical Coast

Community: Mabou

Blueberry Jam started in 2019 as an Outdoor Concert at Big Belle Farm, a 170-year-old heritage farm owned by Paul and Adele Meagher on Mabou...


Celtic Colours International Festival

Next Date: Oct 7, 2022

Regions: Cape Breton’s South Coast, Cabot Trail, Sydney and Area / Marconi Trail, Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Louisbourg Area, Bras d’Or Lake

The Celtic Colours International Festival is a unique celebration of Cape Breton Island’s living traditional culture. For nine days in O...


Chainsaw Carving Event

Next Date: Oct 14, 2022

Regions: Cape Breton’s South Coast, Bras d’Or Lake

Community: Dundee

Chainsaw Carving Event- October 14th & 15th Join carvers, Joel Palmer, Tracie Dugas, Marc Timmons and Liam Tromans for a fun day in Dund...


Huckle Buckle Festival

Next Date: Oct 14, 2022

Region: Cabot Trail

Community: Ingonish

  Huckle Buckle Festival Join us in Ingonish to celebrate the splendour of fall during the sixth annual Huckle Buckle Fall Festival! Guided...


Hike the Coxheath Colours & Ceilidh

Next Date: Oct 15, 2022

Region: Sydney and Area / Marconi Trail

Community: Sydney

The annual Hike the Coxheath Colours and Ceilidh will take place on October 15th , 1-4pm. Come and celebrate the splendor of the fall colour...


Sinister Soiree

Next Date: Oct 22, 2022

Region: Louisbourg Area

Community: Louisbourg

Update: Due to COVID-19, the visitor experience at Parks Canada-administered places may be different than it has been in the past. Please v...