Festivals & Events

Live Entertainment in Inverness County

Date: Sunday, December 1 2019

Inverness County features a variety of weekly and bi-weekly live entertainment options. Please see some options below. Tuesdays: Weekly Acadian Amateur Music Jam Session at the La Salle des Retraites, Cheticamp 7-10pm Thursdays: Weekly LIVE Entertainment at the Clove Hitch Bar & Bistro (Steak Night) – 6pm (Beginning February 13th) Thursdays: Weekly Jam Session at the Whycocomagh Waterfront Centre, 7pm Fridays: Bi-Weekly Jam Session at St.Stephen's-Jubilee United Church Hall, Port Hood 7-9pm Fridays: Bi-Weekly Ceilidh at the Blues Mills Fire Hall 7:30pm Saturdays: Weekly Fiddle Ceilidh at the  Doryman Pub in Cheticamp 2-6pm Saturdays: Bi-Weekly…

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Inverness County Winter Active 2020

Date: Wednesday, January 1 2020

The Inverness County Winter Active celebration provides opportunities for children, youth, and adults to participate in fun outdoor recreational activities that encourage a healthier, active living lifestyle. Weather permitting, some of the activities that are being planned include: outdoor skating, show shoe hikes, tobogganing, snowman contests, bonfires, snow-sculpturing, scavenger hunt, outdoor concert and more!  Stay tuned for an update on communities taking part in Winter Active 2020! January 17th - West Mabou Guided Cross-Country Ski & Snowshoe Event January 26th  - West Mabou…

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Trivia Night at Whycocomagh Waterfront Centre

Date: Saturday, January 11 2020 to Saturday, March 7 2020

Saturdays - January 11, February 8, March 7 Come on out for an entertaining evening of challenge. 7:30PM, Adults 19+, $5 per person

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Winter Games 2020 at L’Arche Cape Breton

Date: Friday, January 24 2020 to Friday, January 31 2020

Schedule: Friday, January 24th Concert featuring the very popular, local band BRIDGES 7-9pm at L'Arche Cape Breton's Gathering Place, Iron Mines - $10 per person Thursday, January 30, 9am-3pm Friday, January 31, 9am – 2pm Indoor and outdoor activities that include snowshoeing, soccer in the snow, tug-o-war, curling and much more! All activities take place at the Gathering Place, Iron Mines. Friday, January 31, 12pm Winter Games 2020 will end with a Meal & Awards Banquet at the Blues Mills Fire Hall, $20 per person 

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Margaree Highlanders 31st Annual Snowmobile Rally and Dance

Date: Saturday, February 8 2020

February 8th The Margaree Highlanders Snowmobile Club is celebrating their 31st Annual Snowmobile Rally and Dance on Saturday, February 8th Registration will take place at the Cranton Crossroads Community Centre, 206 Cranton Crossroads in Margaree Centre. Hot Turkey dinner is included with registration. Prizes and Trophies to be awarded. Dance is from 9-1pm at the Cranton Crossroads Community Centre. 

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La Magie de l’hiver a la Rigoueche

Date: Saturday, February 8 2020

11:00am - 1:00pm Activities and games for the whole family. 7:00pm - 9:00pm Winter Activities including snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or a nice walk followed by lunch and music in the park shelter.

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Mabou Feis Fuar / Mabou Winter Festival

Date: Friday, February 14 2020 to Sunday, February 16 2020

Three day community winter festival for all ages. Activities will include snowshoeing, bonfire, cross-country skiing, snow yoga, coasting, skating, snow sculpting, square dance and a community meal with LIVE entertainment. Schedule: Friday, February 14th Guided snowshoeing/cross-country skiing on West Mabou Trails with bonfire & hot chocolate Saturday, February 15th 9:00pm-12:00am: Family Square Dance at West Mabou Hall Sunday, February 16th 1:00-1:30pm: Snow Yoga in West Mabou 1:00-5:00pm: Snowshoeing and Cross-Country Skiing on West Mabou Trails 1:30-5:00pm: Hockey, Coasting, Skating & Bonfire at Central's Pond in Mabou Village 2:00-5:00pm: Indoor Games -…

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West Mabou Guided Cross-Country Ski/Snowshoe Event – February

Date: Friday, February 14 2020

February 14, 2020 - 7pm Slip on a pair of cross-country skiis or snowshoes, and join a guided moonlit trek through the snowy West Mabou Trails. Please bring a headlamp for this moonlit event. Limited number of headlamps will be available. Ski and Snowshoe Rentals are available at the Inverness County Recreation Department. Please call 902-787-3508 Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. 

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Creignish Family Snowshoe/Ski Event

Date: Saturday, February 15 2020

February 15, 2020 - 10am Event begins at the Creignish Recreation Centre, 2123 Hwy 19, Creignish. Refreshments, snacks, and prizes afterwards! Limited number of skis and snowshoes will be available. Storm Date: February 22, 2020 

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Glendale Winter Family Fun Day

Date: Monday, February 17 2020

Winter outdoor activities for all ages. Snowshoeing, Marshmallow Roasting, Tamarac Tea over an open fire, Tug a War and more! 1:00-4:00pm, Free admission. 

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Inverness Capers Snowmobile Rally

Date: Saturday, February 22 2020

February 22nd The Inverness Capers Snowmobile Rally will take place on Saturday, February 22nd. Registration is 10:00am - 12:00pm at the Scotsville Fire Hall Meal & Prizes included with registration. 

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Mass on the Mountain – St. Margaret’s of Scotland Catholic Church

Date: Sunday, March 1 2020

March 1st Make way to St. Margaret of Scotland Church in River Denys by snowmobile on Sunday, March 1st for the annual “Mass on the Mountain” at 2:00pm. Built in 1841, St. Margaret of Scotland Church in River Denys is the oldest standing building in Inverness County. 

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Cape Breton Highlander Ride

Date: Saturday, March 7 2020

March 7th A fun filled day of riding while helping to raise money for new trail groomers. Part of the proceeds of the ride will go to L'Arche Cape Breton. Ride leaves from Inverary Resort, Baddeck. 

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Whycocomagh Winterlude

Date: Saturday, March 7 2020

2:00pm: Snowshoe hike for all ages and children's activities 4:00pm: Spaghetti dinner with LIVE entertainment 7:30pm: Trivia Night! 19 years + All events take place at the Whycocomagh Waterfront Centre 

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La Mi-Careme Festivities

Date: Sunday, March 15 2020 to Saturday, March 21 2020

March 15-21, 2020 La Mi-Careme Festival is a one week winter festival that falls mid-Lent each year. During the Acadian tradition of Mi-Carême, many people referred to as  les mi-carêmes, disguised from head to toe, visit their neighbours who try to guess their identity. When the guessing game is over, the mi-carêmes unmask, enjoy a treat, and head out for more fun and games! Visit Centre de la Mi-Carême in picturesque Grand Etang Harbour March 15-21 for LIVE music, dance, treats and more as…

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