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Community Events

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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Cabot Trail Relay Race

Next Date: May 28, 2022

Regions: Cabot Trail, Bras d’Or Lake

Community: Baddeck & Area

In 1988 the idea of holding a relay race around the Cabot Trail was created, and 6 teams of 17 runners per team tested out the feasibility o...


Next Date: May 28, 2022

Region: Bras d’Or Lake

Community: Baddeck & Area

It is Waterfall season in Cape Breton, so come and join us while we explore Uisge Ban Falls Provincial Park. While you are in the Baddeck ar...


Àros na Mara World Oceans Day Festival

Next Date: Jun 2, 2022

Region: Bras d’Or Lake

Community: Iona

The Barra Strait, overlooking the beautiful Bras d’Or Lake, comes alive with festivities acknowledging World Oceans Day, a United Nations-...


Shedstock

Next Date: Jul 27, 2022

Region: Cape Breton’s South Coast

Community: Arichat

Shedstock is a one evening musical event, featuring local entertainment held in the Boat Shed on the Historic Arichat Waterfront. July 27 fr...


Along the Shores of Washabuck

Next Date: Aug 5, 2022

Region: Bras d’Or Lake

Community: Washabuck

Washabuck’s Annual 10 Day Summer Festival The event is a 10-day community festival that happens in the summer. We have it arranged aro...


Hike the Highlands Festival

Next Date: Sep 9, 2022

Region: Cabot Trail

Community: Ingonish & Area

Attracting hikers from across North America and Europe, The Hike the Highlands festival is celebrating its 19th anniversary in 2022 with a ...


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...