Memorable events in the Maritimes.
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From music and culture to motorcycles and marathons, the tops of the Highlands to the ocean floor, there’s always something happening in Nova Scotia! Your Maritime Ferry Trail adventure is sure to be anything but boring with a special event for every taste all season long.
From Sea to Stars – Celebrating Our Food, Drink and Dark Skies
This summer, the stars are set to align in Yarmouth & Acadian Shores. From August 24th through September 23rd, a whole host of events and experiences are on tap to celebrate the sea, local cuisine, and our dazzling night skies. Get an authentic taste of local life, savour fall flavours, and settle in for even more adventure after dark. The best part? Traveling on The CAT makes it easier than ever to “sea” and do it all.
When: August 24-September 23, 2017
37th Atlantic Film Festival
One of Canada’s premier film festivals, this eight-day celebration of film, media and music from around the world will mark its 37th year in 2017. It’s an immersive escape and celebration for movie lovers, filmmakers and industry professionals alike.
When: September 14-21, 2017
Bay of Fundy Sea Kayak Symposium
Grab your paddle! The Bay of Fundy Sea Kayak Symposium welcomes kayakers of all skill levels to The Bay of Fundy—home to dynamic paddling environments and the highest tides on earth. Come for the kayaking, stay for the breathtaking coastal scenery and rich Acadian culture.
When: September 21-25, 2017
Gran Fondo Baie Sainte-Marie
Nova Scotia’s first Gran Fondo! The Gran Fondo has quickly become the largest cycling event in Atlantic Canada, with over 800 cyclists last year. Whether you’re a recreational rider, cycling tourist, or avid racer, this fun group grand tour is for anyone who enjoys cycling and beautiful scenery.
When: September 24, 2017
Halifax Oyster Festival
The Halifax Oyster Festival is a 2-day raw bar event on the Halifax Waterfront. Ticket buyers can go chose between multiple tasting sessions featuring 16 different oyster farms from Nova Scotia, PEI and New Brunswick. The sound of thousands of oysters shells being slurped and tossed into bins is stimulating. The festival is at the end of September, celebrating the start of the Nova Scotia oyster harvest season. There is no oyster festival like it in Canada.
When: September 29-30, 2017
Scarecrow Festival & Antique Fair
The 21st Annual Scarecrow Festival & Antique Fair is a fun-filled, family weekend awaiting your arrival. Each year the town comes to life with over 200 hand-made, life-size scarecrows. From the traditional to a scarecrow version of the Royal Family, you will delight in these unique and extraordinary creations. The festival kicks off on Friday morning when all of the Scarecrows are officially on display. On Saturday night we have the Pumpkin Walk, where hundreds of hand-carved pumpkins adorn the path all lit up to create a magical night.
When: September 29-October 1, 2017
Where: Mahone Bay
Celtic Colours International Festival
Revel in a unique celebration of Cape Breton’s living traditional culture and discover hundreds of events and activities in communities around the Island with tens of thousands of visitors from over two dozen countries.
When: October 6-14, 2017
Nocturne: Art at Night
Delight in visual art at night. This free fall festival fills the evening with art and energy on the streets of Halifax, with exhibitions in galleries and public spaces across the city showcasing and celebrating the visual arts scene.
When: October 12-14, 2017
7th International Ukulele Ceilidh 2017
A lively fall celebration in a beautiful location. Join passionate ukulele players of all ages from around the world in Liverpool for a weekend of workshops, concerts, jams, fun, and Nova Scotia hospitality.
When: October 13-14, 2017