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2019 Rural Summer Festival

Next Date: Jul 17, 2019

The 2019 Rural Summer Festival will take place from July 13 – 21 and will feature a wide variety of activities and events for all to...


Whycocomagh Summer Festival

Next Date: Jul 17, 2019

Region: Bras d’Or Lake

Community: Whycocomagh

Situated at the head of the Bras d’Or Lakes, Whycocomagh is an ideal location for water activities, boat tours and ceilidhs, fea...


New Waterford Coal Dust Days

Next Date: Jul 17, 2019

Region: Sydney and Area / Marconi Trail

Community: New Waterford

This year marks the Thirty-Sixth Celebration of the New Waterford Coal Dust Days Festival. Established in 1983, Coal Dust Days is an annual ...


Canal Landing

Next Date: Jul 17, 2019

Region: Bras d’Or Lake

Community: St. Peter’s

Canal Landing is a traditional landing point for Mi’kmaw European settlers, boaters, and tourists.  ...


Live Harness Racing

Next Date: Jul 17, 2019

Region: Canada’s Musical Coast

Community: Inverness

Live harness racing at its best at the Inverness Race Track on Sundays from June – October and on Wednesdays during July and August. ...


Festival Masque de Mer

Next Date: Jul 19, 2019

Region: Cabot Trail

Community: Grand Etang

July 19-21, 2019 La Société Mi-Carême will host Festival Masque et Mer which entails quite a variety of activities. Le Centre de la Mi-C...


CultureFête

Next Date: Jul 19, 2019

Region: Louisbourg Area

Community: Louisbourg

CultureFête – an 18th century style festival with encampment A three-day festival with an encampment happening July 19-21! Re-enactors wi...


Codstock Music Fair

Next Date: Jul 20, 2019

Region: Cape Breton’s South Coast

Community: Arichat

The Codstock Music Fair began in 1995 after the downturn in the fisheries and is used to create economic development on Isle Madame. Over ...


Traditional Codfish Supper

Next Date: Jul 20, 2019

Region: Bras d’Or Lake

Community: Iona

Satisfy your taste buds with a feed of salt cod, potatoes and all the trimmings of a traditional Cape Breton codfish supper. Dinner admissio...