Margaree Highland Games

Date: Saturday, August 10 2024

Founded in August 2012, the Margaree Highland Games are one of Cape Breton's most exciting summer events! Hosted in the beautiful Margaree River Valley - a meeting place of Scottish, Irish and Acadian cultures - the games blend traditional heavy events with bag piping & highland dancing, traditional foods, children's games, and much more. This two day festival is not to be missed! SAT, AUG 10: community events - bingo, fricot supper, and square dance with Howie MacDonald SUN, AUG…

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Course L’Escaouette Summer Run

Date: Saturday, August 3 2024

Lace up your running shoes and choose between a 5 km or 8 km race along our stunning coastal route. Experience the breathtaking scenery, fresh sea breeze, and the vibrant spirit of our community. Whether you're an avid runner or just looking for a fun way to stay active, these races offer something for everyone. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to be part of our festival and enjoy the natural beauty of Cheticamp. See you at the starting…

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Canada day Celebrations in Cheticamp

Date: Monday, July 1 2024

A fun-filled Canada Day with family activities, BBQ, and live entertainment by Risin' Tide From 2-4 PM, enjoy face painting, games & cupcakes at the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. In the evening, Celebrate our country with us in the heart of the village! Head to the picnic park La Place du Pêcheur for music by Stewart MacDonald & Mark Poirier. Later, dance the night away to the Cape Breton star duo The Turnbull Brothers at the Royal Canadian Legion…

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Granville Green 30th Anniversary

Date: Sunday, July 7 2024 to Sunday, August 11 2024

The Granville Green concert series has been a trademark of summers in Port Hawkesbury for 30 years!  Each Sunday @7pm from July 7 to August 11, we will gather on the Green to enjoy premier music from local and national artists performing on our outdoor stage. The lineup of artists brings something for everyone and promises to deliver jaw-dropping hits and toe-tapping classics as we celebrate 30 years!   The Granville Green festival would not be possible without the support of…

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Mabou Tuesday Night Ceilidhs

Date: Tuesday, July 2 2024 to Tuesday, August 20 2024

These ceilidhs will feature some of Cape Breton's finest traditional musicians and step dancers! There will also be a guided Square Set at each one! The concerts will be held in the air conditioned Mabou Parish Hall every Tuesday, July 2nd to August 20th . All ages welcome! Admission: $12.00, Children 12 and under Free

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Festival de L’Escaouette

Date: Thursday, August 1 2024 to Sunday, August 4 2024

Experience the vibrant spirit of Le Festival de L'Escaouette, a four-day extravaganza of music, culture, and community unity from August 1st to 4th. Delight in the rhythmic melodies that fill the air as talented musicians grace the stage throughout the festival. Witness the joyous spectacle of the children's parade and the grandeur of the main parade, where colorful displays and lively performances showcase the essences of our shared heritage. Unleash your creativity at the mask making workshop, or lace up…

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Acadian Day Celebrations

Date: Thursday, August 15 2024

Join us for a vibrant celebration of Acadian culture and heritage! This full-day event on Thursday, August 15, promises a rich tapestry of traditions, music, food, and community spirit. Begin the day with a beautiful mass in honor of the Assumption at L'Église Saint-Pierre. After, head on over to Place du Pêcheur at 2pm for a lively and engaging array of music and activities. This family-friendly segment is perfect for attendees of all ages. As the evening approaches join us…

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Mabou Ceilidh Days Festival

Date: Thursday, June 27 2024 to Monday, July 1 2024

For more than half a century, Mabou, Nova Scotia has been buzzing with excitement every July as we host our beloved annual tradition. It's a time for all ages to come together, enjoy the festivities, and support our community's vital organizations. So, mark your calendars and join us this summer for some good old-fashioned fun!

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Square Dance

Date: Sunday, July 7 2024 to Sunday, August 25 2024

Join us for square dance nights at the Mi-Carême Center every Sunday from 7pm to 10pm, starting in July and continuing through the end of August. These lively and fun-filled events are perfect for all ages and skill levels. Participants are required to purchase tickets in advance, which cost 10$ each. The evenings promise great music, energetic dancing, and a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the community spirit in a unique cultural setting. Don't miss out on this summer tradition -…

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Charlo and Zabeth

Date: Wednesday, July 3 2024 to Wednesday, August 28 2024

Every Wednesday from 4pm to 8:30 pm, in July and August, Charlo and Zabeth invite you to Cap-Rouge for a nostalgic event reminiscent of the year 1935. This unique gathering at their home aims to recreate the atmosphere just before over 30 families were displaced from Le Cap-Rouge for the creation of the National Park. Guests can enjoy chatting, singing old Acadian songs and immersing themselves in the rich cultural heritage of the area. Occasionally, a fiddler will join in…

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