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.

Festival of Lights at White Point

Revel in the most wonderful time of the year and the glow of 10,000 twinkling lights on the Atlantic coast. Enjoy seasonal specials, a delicious dinner, or spend the night near the sounds of sea at White Point Resort.

When: November 25, 2016 – January 2, 2017
Where: White Point

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New Year’s Eve Party at the Grand Parade

Ring in 2017 at the region’s largest New Year’s Eve gathering. This free family event will launch a year of celebration for the Canada’s 150th birthday. It features the biggest fireworks display in Atlantic Canada and a live performance by The Strumbellas.

When: December 31, 2016
Where: Halifax

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Behind the Sound of Music (Open Waters Festival)

Join Symphony Nova Scotia for an evening of magical musical discovery, witih masterpieces like Claude Vivier’s Lonely Child and Nicole Lizée’s unorthodox take on The Sound of Music.

When: January 10, 2017
Where: Halifax

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Fourth Annual Craft Beer & Local Food Celebration

This festival’s fourth instalment features all-inclusive access to craft beer and cuisine from 16 local eateries, 16 craft breweries, and two cideries. Savour truly Nova Scotian food and drink and enjoy the tunes of the Mike Cowie Quartet.

When: Thursday, January 12, 2017
Where: Halifax

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Savour Food & Wine Festival

A series of five unique culinary events designed to celebrate our cultural interest and passion for great food and drink. Celebrated through the winter months, the festival showcases some of Nova Scotia’s greatest restaurants, mixologists, breweries and wineries.

When: January 26 – March 9, 2017
Where: Halifax

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Nova Scotia Icewine Festival

It’s winter in Nova Scotia’s wine country. Hosted by seven wineries and perfect for any wine lover, this festival features local wine and icewine with food pairings from a local chef or restaurant.

When: February 25-26 and March 4-5, 2017
Where: Domaine de Grand Pré

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NSLC Festival of Whisky

An opportunity to try a variety of whiskies from around the world, over 100 of which are exclusive to the event. The festival includes lunch pairings, where attendees can learn nosing techniques and sample several different whiskies.

When: March 4, 2017
Where: Halifax

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Halifax Burger Week

Over 70 restaurants will host delicious burger specials from March 23-29 in a city wide burger eating celebration and fundraiser for Feed Nova Scotia.

When: March 23-29
Where: Halifax Regional Municipality

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