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.
Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
Step back in time and relive military life in the 1800s on Citadel Hill. History comes alive with hourly changing of the guard, reenactments by the 78th Highlanders, and interpreters dressed in period clothing. Don a uniform and live as a soldier for a day, watch the firing of the noon gun cannon, and stay late for a spooky ghost tour.
When: May 7 – October 31, 2016
Where: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Halifax Pop Explosion
HPX is one of Atlantic Canada’s signature fall music events. The long-running festival and conference features 200 emerging and popular artists from across Canada and around the world.
When: October 19 – October 22, 2016
Devour! The Food Film Fest
Devour! The Food Film Fest is the largest film festival in the world dedicated to all things culinary. Celebrate cinema, food and wine in Wolfville, NS.
When: November 2-6, 2016
2017 Canadian Mixed Curling Championships
This annual national championship comes to Nova Scotia for its 57th year. Visit the province’s beautiful Acadian Shore, and grab front-row seats to one of Canada’s favourite pastimes.
When: November 14 – November 19, 2016
Cape Breton Beer Fest
The largest celebration of craft beer on Cape Breton Island. The inaugural year of this festival features craft beer and cider producers from around Atlantic Canada, with a focus on Cape Breton breweries.
When: November 19, 2016
Victorian Christmas at the Halifax Citadel
Transport yourself to the 19th century and experience Christmas as Queen Victoria’s soldiers would have. This annual event transforms the barracks and field of the Halifax Citadel into a Victorian Christmas wonderland – complete with Father Christmas, carols, dance and crafts.
When: November 26 – November 27