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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Roots to Boots Festival 2019

Date: Thursday, June 13 2019 to Sunday, June 16 2019

A unique blend of entertainment to please everyone: storytelling, hiking, food, local-flavour, concerts, songwriters' circle and late night square dances!  Schedule coming SOON!

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Mabou School of Cape Breton Step Dance

Date: Monday, July 22 2019 to Friday, July 26 2019

Mabou School of Cape Breton Step DanceJuly 22-26, 2019 Experience culture as it lives in Mabou, Cape Breton Island! Enjoy a week of high quality instruction in Cape Breton step dance led by Melody Cameron, a Mabou based fiddler and dancer with over 40 years of experience. The week will also feature some of the island's finest dancers as guest instructors. In addition, there will be a series of afternoon presentations with guest speakers, singers and musicians covering dance form and technique, connections…

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Festival de l’Escaouette 2019

Date: Wednesday, July 31 2019 to Sunday, August 4 2019

During le Festival de l'Escaouette, we guarantee you will find something for the whole family in our celebration of Acadian culture and history. Schedule coming SOON! 

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