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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Howie MacDonald & Beverly MacLean

Date: Friday, July 12 2024 to Friday, August 30 2024

The Barn, an authentic Celtic music venue with superb acoustics, is located on the grounds of The Normaway Inn in Margaree Valley and features many of Cape Breton’s best fiddlers as well as emerging talents. Concerts usually run from late June to the latter part of October. Howie MacDonald and Beverly MacLean are featured on Friday nights this summer. Showtime is 8pm. Phone 902-248-2987 for reservations.

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Alfred LeBlanc: Portraits of Cape Breton

Date: Friday, June 28 2024 to Thursday, August 15 2024

Alfred LeBlanc has done Cape Breton Island a great service by offering to share what his eyes and lens see when at home in Western Cape Breton. And what he sees is us. Visit the J. Franklin Wright Gallery at Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre to see this absorbing exhibition. Says LeBlanc: “My life-long passion has been photography and I have most enjoyed pursuing that passion in Cape Breton. While I have loved photographing Cape Breton’s natural scenery, it is the…

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Friday Night Traditional Square Dances (Family Dances and Adult Dances)

Date: Friday, July 12 2024 to Friday, August 9 2024

Enjoy a traditional square dance featuring some of Cape Breton Island's finest fiddle and piano players at the South West Margaree Hall in South West Margaree, Inverness County. Fiddlers include Chrissy Crowley (July 12), Shelly Campbell (July 19), Ian MacDougall (July 26), and Robbie Fraser (August 2). Family dances are on July 12 and August 9, while the remaining dances are 19+ with bar services available. 

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Summer Bounty Flower Bar

Date: Saturday, August 17 2024

Join Tumbleweed Botanicals to build your own bouquet on the deck at The Corner Store by missbrenna Saturdays, 10am - 1pm July 20, August 17, August 31, September 14, September 28 Just show up.

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Summer Bounty Flower Bar

Date: Saturday, July 20 2024

Join Tumbleweed Botanicals to build your own bouquet on the deck at The Corner Store by missbrenna Saturdays, 10am - 1pm July 20, August 17, August 31, September 14, September 28 Just show up.

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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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