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Makin’ Waves Music Festival

Next Date: Jul 18, 2019

Region: Sydney and Area / Marconi Trail

Community: Sydney

From their home at Wentworth Park’s iconic bandshell in the heart of Sydney, Makin’ Waves combines a wonderful community atmosphere wit...


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...


Cape Breton Summertime Revue

Next Date: Jul 23, 2019

Region: Sydney and Area / Marconi Trail

Community: Glace Bay

The Cape Breton Summertime Revue is a popular music and comedy production which features comical, topical, local content, mixed with a light...


Acoustic Roots Festival

Next Date: Aug 30, 2019

Region: Sydney and Area / Marconi Trail

Community: Huntington

The Acoustic Roots Festival offers a variety of music including country, folk, celtic, blues and bluegrass. The event features some of the ...


St. Peter's Pirate Days 2

St. Peter's Pirate Days

Next Date: Sep 12, 2019

Region: Cape Breton’s South Coast

Community: St. Peter’s

*** The following is from the 2018 Schedule of Events but 2019 will likely be quite similar! Stay tuned.*** THURSDAY     Pirate Poker Walk...


Hike the Highlands Festival

Next Date: Sep 13, 2019

Region: Cabot Trail

Community: Cape Breton Highlands NP

Attracting hikers from across North America and Europe, The Hike the Highlands festival is celebrating its 16th anniversary in 2019. Exper...


Lumière Arts Festival 1

Lumière Arts Festival

Next Date: Sep 26, 2019

Region: Sydney and Area / Marconi Trail

Community: Sydney

Lumière is a free annual arts festival held in Sydney, Nova Scotia. The three-day festival brings together Cape Breton’s diverse cultural...