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Performing Arts & Culture

From winter jam sessions to sizzling summer festivals, you’ll discover culture doesn’t have an off-season here. Enjoy music and comedy productions live and experience the art and culture that exists across the 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...


Oceanfront Creations

Next Date: Jul 6, 2022

Regions: Cabot Trail, Canada’s Musical Coast

Community: Grand Etang

A creative experience by the sea Come join our workshops, learn from our talented artists and give a creative second purpose to materials gl...


John Allan Cameron's Last Show

Next Date: Jul 22, 2022

Region: Canada’s Musical Coast

Community: Mabou

“John Allan Cameron’s Last Show” at Strathspey Performing Arts Centre on July 22nd and 23rd is a play based around John Allan’s...


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...


The Bells of Baddeck

Next Date: Aug 22, 2022

Region: Cabot Trail

Community: Baddeck

On August 2, 2022*, the centennial of Bell’s death, THE BELLS OF BADDECK will open at the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site whi...


CaperCon 2022

Next Date: Sep 16, 2022

Region: Sydney and Area / Marconi Trail

Community: Sydney

CaperCon is Cape Breton’s only annual fan convention dedicated to cosplay, sci-fi, fantasy, comic books, and video games!  This 3-day...


Dear Rita

Next Date: Sep 27, 2022

Region: Sydney and Area / Marconi Trail

Community: Glace Bay

DEAR RITA is a musical celebration of Cape Breton’s first lady of song, Rita MacNeil — a fierce force of storytelling through song who i...