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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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Mass Start Madness

Next Date: Feb 4, 2023

Region: Cabot Trail

Community: Ingonish Beach

Riders under the age of 18 will require permission from a parent or guardian who is present at time of registration on site. Format: This is...

West Mabou Guided Moonlit Snowshoe Event

Next Date: Feb 5, 2023

Region: Canada’s Musical Coast

Community: Mabou

Slip on a pair of snowshoes, and join a guided moonlit tour on the snowy West Mabou fields and trails. Event departs from the tennis courts ...

Margaree Highlanders Snowmobile Rally

Next Date: Feb 11, 2023

Region: Cabot Trail

Community: Margaree

The Margaree Highlanders Snowmobile Rally will take place on Saturday, February 11th. Registration from 10:00am-12:00pm at Cranton Crossroad...

Family Snowshoe Walk

Next Date: Feb 11, 2023

Region: Canada’s Musical Coast

Community: Creignish

Lovely snowshoe walk along the breathtaking Celtic Shores Coastal Trail, departing from the Creignish Recreation Centre at 10:00am Snowshoes...

Festival de la Mi-Carême 2023

Next Date: Mar 12, 2023

Region: Cabot Trail

Community: St. Joseph du Moine

A two hundred year old festival that celebrates dance, music and the Acadian culture. Come and join in all the festivities of this amazing t...

Rock The Hill-Dominion 2023

Next Date: Jul 2, 2023

Region: Sydney and Area / Marconi Trail

Community: Dominion

OPEN AIR EVENT, BRING YOUR OWN LAWN CHAIR! Featuring acts: The Turnbull Brothers High Society & The Privateers Morgan Toney & Keith ...

Lambert Todd Days Festival

Next Date: Jul 6, 2023

Region: Sydney and Area / Marconi Trail

Community: Reserve Mines

Lambert Todd Days Festival is returning for 2023! Celebrating the spirit of Reserve Mines from July 6 to 9, 2023. ...

Hike the Highlands Festival

Next Date: Sep 8, 2023

Region: Cabot Trail

Community: Ingonish & Area

Attracting hikers from across North America and Europe, The Hike the Highlands festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2023.  Expe...

Celtic Colours International Festival

Next Date: Oct 6, 2023

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...