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History, heritage, community—there’s always a reason to celebrate on our Island.

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KitchenFest! | Feis a Chidsin!

Next Date: Jul 1, 2022

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

Community: St. Ann’s

The annual celebration of Cape Breton-based Gaelic music gives locals and visitors alike insight into this distinct and vibrant living cultu...


Smokey Fest

Next Date: Jul 1, 2022

Region: Cabot Trail

Community: Ingonish & Area

1st Annual Smokey Fest will be held on Friday, July 1st at Cape Smokey! Live Music in partnership with the Gaelic College and Kitchen Fest. ...


Rural Summer Festival

Next Date: Jul 9, 2022

Region: Louisbourg Area

Community: Louisbourg

The 2022 Rural Summer Festival will take place from July 9 – 17 and will feature a wide variety of activities and events for all to en...


Fête du Chocolat

Next Date: Jul 15, 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...


Ceilidh Crawl

Next Date: Jul 17, 2022

Region: Canada’s Musical Coast

Community: Mabou

After a successful 2021 Ceilidh Crawl, The Village of Mabou is planning the second annual Ceilidh Crawl- An interactive musical walking to...


Festival de l'Escaouette

Next Date: Jul 28, 2022

Region: Cabot Trail

Community: Chéticamp & Area

During le Festival de l’Escaouette, we guarantee you will find something for the whole family in our celebration of Acadian culture an...


Louisbourg Crab Fest

Next Date: Jul 30, 2022

Region: Louisbourg Area

Community: Louisbourg

The 2022 Louisbourg Crab Fest is being planned to take place on Saturday, July 30th from 12:00 noon – 1:30 am on the Louisbourg Wate...


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...