Festivals & Events

“There's a piper in the corner. There's a dancer on the floor. Friends around the table, there's one who calls for more. And there's Gaelic in the fiddle like the Gaelic in the Glen and the songs take on new meaning boys it's getting dark again” from Getting Dark Again sung by John Allan Cameron (lyrics by Buddy MacDonald).

From small kitchen ceilidhs to our live music venues, there is always something happening here. We welcome you to experience our vibrant community festivals concerts, theatre and local pubs, sure to entertain families, couples and singles alike.

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Live Entertainment – Inverness County

Date: Thursday, December 14 2017 to Sunday, April 1 2018

Check out some of the live entertainment being offered across Inverness County throughout the winter months. Watch social media for current and up to date schedules/performers.Tuesdays – Acadian Amateur Music Jam Session at the Kinsmen Club in Belle Marche (7:00-10:00pm)Thursdays – Weekly Jam Session at the Whycocomagh Waterfront Centre (7:00pm)Thursdays – Bi-Weekly Jam Session at the Creignish Recreation Centre (7:30-9:30pm)Fridays – Bi-Weekly Jam Session at the St. Stephen’s-Jubilee United Church Hall, Port Hood (7:00-9:00pm)Fridays – Bi-Weekly Ceilidh at the Blues…

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Inverness County Winter Festival 2018

Date: Monday, January 1 2018 to Saturday, March 31 2018

Inverness County is truly exciting and full of adventure no matter the season. Quiet and cold, Canada’s Musical Coast is a magical winter wonderland! Bundle up, connect with natural surroundings and enjoy the great outdoors. Experience the beauty we have to offer along our county’s groomed trails. Create some lasting winter memories while snowshoeing through ankle-deep powder, cross-country skiing among snow-veiled evergreens and snowmobiling through the highlands. Please take advantage of our snowshoe and x-country ski rentals. Don’t forget to…

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West Mabou Guided Moonlit Snowshoe/X-Country Ski Hike – Sunday’s

Date: Sunday, January 21 2018 to Sunday, April 1 2018

Beginning Sunday, January 21st and continuing every Sunday throughout the winter months (weather permitting). Hikes start at the West Mabou Sports Club at 7pm. Head Lamps and/or Flashlights are recommended. Please provide your own. Contact: Nadine Hunt -  nhunt861@gmail.com

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Inverness Capers Snowmobile Rally

Date: Saturday, February 24 2018

Registration 10:00am- 12:00noon at the Scotsville Fire Hall. Meal & Prizes included.

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3rd Annual Skyline Trail “Ultimate” Guided Snowshoe Hike 2018

Date: Sunday, February 25 2018

Join “Naturally Active for Life” for their 3rd Annual Skyline Trail “Ultimate” Guided Snowshoe Hike! The Skyline Trail is located 27 minutes north of Chéticamp on the Cabot Trail. Leading to a dramatic headland cliff, this easy level trail boasts with spectacular views of the ocean. Please bring your own snowshoes. Meet at the trailhead. FREE.

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West Mabou Guided Moonlit Snowshoe Hike

Date: Friday, March 2 2018

Strap on a pair of snowshoes, and take a guided trek through the West Mabou woodlands. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Snowshoe rentals are available through Inverness County Recreation Department.HEADLAMPS ARE RECOMMENDED, BRING ALONG IF YOU HAVE SOME

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Mass on the Mountain- St. Margaret’s of Scotland Catholic Church, River Denys

Date: Sunday, March 4 2018

On Sunday, March 4th 2018 mark your calendar for an exciting day on the mountain.  The River Denys Mountain that is.  Picture over 200 snowmobiles making their way to the prettiest churches around…St. Margaret’s of Scotland Catholic Church.  Sunday Mass is celebrated in all its glory as the snow falls and the mountain rejoices. There is no registration for this event…just grab your sled and a warm coat. There is always a bite to eat along the route and smiles…

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