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Nova Scotia’s 2012 Canada Day Celebrations

If you'll be finding yourself in Nova Scotia this July 1st - there are a lot of wonderful events sure to have you saluting our great Nation...check out what's up for CANADA DAY in Canada's Ocean Playground...

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Privateer Days - Liverpool (various venues)
Date: June 28- July 1

Enjoy many activities including graveyard tours, wagon rides, a music festival to lease everyone, grand street parade, rum run, geocaching event, fireworks. Check out www.privateerdays.ca for more details

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Kites to Flight Festival - Baddeck
Date: June 29- July 2

Well known international kite enthusiasts and historians will share their expertise in talks and demonstrations highlighting the international impact of kites as prototype aircraft, scientific tools and as a fun activity for anyone. They will also demonstrate kite flying techniques at various Baddeck area locations. Contact Madeline Harvey 902-295-2069

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Stan Rogers Folk Festival - Canso
Date: June 29-July 1

The festival showcases a vast array of music styles, including folk, country, jazz, aboriginal, swing, blues, gospel, pop, rock, bluegrass and world music. It features over 50 acts and more than 100 shows on seven outdoor festival stages. For performance schedule and more info, go to www.stanfest.com

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Lockporte & Area Seacaps Memorial Park
runs until July 1

A full festival of fun and excitement. Lots of events for the whole family from musical entertainment, outdoor concerts, to contests for the kids, a parade, Carnival in the Park and so much more!

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Victoria County Canada Day Fitness Challenge - Englishtown, Cape Breton
June 29-July 1

Be active this Canada Day weekend on the Masterpiece Cabot Trail. Come to beautiful Victoria County, Cape Breton on the Cabot Trail and complete three physical activity events. For more info click here

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West Pubnico Canada Day Celebrations - Musee Acadien
July 1

Flag raising ceremonies will be held at 1:30 pm at the Musée des Acadiens des Pubnicos & Research Center, followed by Acadian Music and singsong in the afternoon. Celebrating our history and culture. A schedule of events can be found at  www.museeacadien.ca

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Louisbourg Canada Day Celebrations - S&L Railway Station
July 1

A community celebration held at the S & L Railway Station in Louisbourg featuring: opening ceremony, flag-raising ceremony, singing of "O Canada", outdoor concert, cutting of cake, face painting, kid's activities, pony rides, BBQ and more! Contact Cindy Hynes at 902-733-2531

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Westmount Canada Day Celebrations - Petersfield Provincial Park
July 1

Parade, welcome to Petersfield Park by Municipal, Provincial & Federal Dignataries with opening remaks. An afternoon of entertainment, childrens activites, and local non for profit groups selling food & refreshments. Bring a blanket/ lawn chair & a picnic lunch if you like. For more information, contact Claire Detheridge at 902- 564- 9341

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Ingonish Family Day -Various Venues
July 1

Cake, music and games for the whole family. Contact Heather Dixon at 902-285-2691

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Canada Day in Sherbrooke - Sherbrooke Village
July 1

There will be a street parade, a concert at the performance centre and a fireworks display. Click here or contact Lynn Hayne 902-522-2400

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Bay St. Lawrence Canada Day Celebrations - Community Centre
July 1

Kick off Canada Day with a bang at the Bay St. Lawrence Community Centre. Enjoy a Family Fun day complete with BBQ, fireworks and cake cutting. For further details contact Amy MacKinnon 902-383-2334

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Jeddore Oyster Pond Canada Day Tea - Fisherman's Life Museum
July 1

Celebrate Canada's Birthday with a community Tea. For details call: 902-889-2053

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Canada Day at Alexander Graham Bell Historic Site - Baddeck, various locations
July 1

Include the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site in your plans on Canada's birthday, a national holiday. Enjoy the fun from dawn 'til dusk in the village of Baddeck just moments from the museum. To find out more, call Aynsley MacFarlane 902-295-2069

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Caledonia Canada Day - Various locations
July 1

A fun filled day with pancake brunch, all day BBQ, flag raising and cake cutting ceremonies, children's games, women's fry pan throwing contest, musical entertainment, fireworks and more in downtown Caledonia!  For more information, call Suzanne Frail 902-682-2470

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Canada Day in Berwick - Rainforth Park
July 1

There will be entertainment, activities for the children, cake and a barbeque. Also displays by the local Fire Department. Call 902-538-8616 for further details.

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Cheticamp Canada Day - Cheticamp Visitor Centre Area
July 1

Celebrate Canada Day in Cape Breton Highlands National Park from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. with live music, family activities and cake. Call for more details: 902-224-2306

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Riverport Canada Day - Riverport Community Centre
July 1

Follow the parade to the Community Centre for the Flag Raising Ceremony to Honour  Canada's Birthday. Email Dave Waters: dwaters@modl.ca

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Canada Day Fireworks - Colchester Legion Stadium, Truro
July 1

Canada Day Fireworks, July 1st, 10PM Lorne Street behind the Stadium. One of the largest displays in the province! Contact Grace Murray for more information grace@downtowntruro.ca

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Canada Day Celebrations at the Citadel - Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
July 1

Cannon fire, tactical marching, musket and rifle drills. And cake! More details can be found by clicking here

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Dominion Day "Old TIme" Village Fair - Memory Lane Heritage Village, Lake Charlotte
July 1

See dozens of remote controlled model boats in action on the Dufferin Pond. Enjoy a free freshly made donut from the vintage Belshaw Donut Robot, then work off the extra calories with some traditional 1940s games and races with the kids, or try panning for gold. Visit the website for more details www.heritagevillage.ca

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Canada Day Open House - Highland Village Museum, Iona
July 1

To honour the founding of our country, admission to visit the Highland Village will be free on Canada Day. For more info click here

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Canada Day in New Germany - Varber Road
July 1

Activities include: an all-you-can-eat breakfast, yard sales, children's parade, oxpull , street parade, concession stands, musical entertainment, and more, all  ending with an impressive display of fireworks launched by the New Germany Fire Dept.

Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Park..

Canada Day at the Fortress - Fortress of Louisbourg
July 1

Costumed animators bring a fortified 18th century town to life! Many fun activities for the whole family. For complete details click here

Bridgetown Canada Day Celebrations - Jubilee Park
July 1

There will be events to be enjoyed by all ages throughout the afternoon, with the official ceremony and cake cutting to take place early evening. In the evening, live entertainment and fireworks will top off this popular celebration.

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Kejimkujik Celebrates Canada Day - Kejimkujik National Park
July 1

Free! Join an interpreter for a guided hike, a canoe paddle, a visit to the petroglyphs, a campfire program and so much more! Ceremonies start at the Visitor Centre at 11am with the singing of “O Canada” and free cake and refreshments.Don't miss the opportunity to celebrate Canada's 145th Birthday at Keji!  For more details click here

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Pictou Canada Day Celebrations - Broidy park
July 1

Enjoy a Canada Birthday cake, face painting, outdoor family games and entertainment on the waterfront in the evening.  Further details can be found on the website: www.townofpictou.ca

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Old Fashioned Canada Day Celebrations - Bear River Waterfront Park
July 1

Lots of games for the kids, a pet show, a pie auction for the adults and lots of live entertainment happening all day long. At suppertime enjoy a home-cooked meal. Teresa Henshaw has more information at 467 3930.

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Canada Day in Cornwallis Park - Annapolis Valley
July 1

Check out the Community Centre at Cornwallis Park where they will be holding games for the kids and entertainment for the whole family. You can fill up on a sausage or a hot dog while you are there enjoying the fun. Contact Marty Felker at 902-838 3164 for more information.

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Grandville Ferry Annual Pig Roast - Grandville Community Hall
July 1

Lots of fun and food for the whole family including live music. Call Michele Hall for more information at 902-532-0901

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Halls Harbour
July 1

Halls Harbour gets into the spirit of Canada with activities going on all day long. There is lots of music and food and a spectacular fireworks display to end it all off.

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Middleton Canada Day - MacDonald Museum
July 1

Enjoy lots of music, entertainment, children's activities and refreshments like lemonade and birthday cake during the afternoon of July 1st. A charity hot dog barbecue is usually held on the museum grounds by the Middleton Fireflies. For more information call Sherry Griffin at 902-825-6116

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Pancake Breakfast - Holiday Inn Harbourfront, Dartmouth
July 1

Start your Canada Day off with a free pancake breakfast from 8am-9pm

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The Great Canadian Family Picnic - Halifax Commons
July 1

This popular celebration features free cake, face painting and music.

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Canada Rocks Concert - Alderney Landing, Dartmouth
July 1

From 1 to midnight celebrate Canada's birthday with live music from Joel Plaskett, David Myles Trio, Rose Cousins, Steve Poltz, English Words, Telfer and more. The concert takes place at the Alderney Landing and is FREE. For more info click here

Canada Day Fireworks
July 1

Halifax Harbour, 10 pm for more info visit www.canada-day.ca/halifax

Antigonish County - Canada Day Celebrations
July 1

The Municipality of the County of Antigonish will be hosting its 14th Annual Canada Day Celebration on Sunday July 1st, from 11:00 am - 4:30 pm.Location: Teasdale's Field (D&H Entertainment) Directions: Take Exit 35 (St. Andrews) off the Trans Canada Highway 104 onto Highway 316, and proceed through the village of St. Andrews. Turn onto the Antigonish-Guysborough Road and proceed approximately 2 kilometers.Parking attendants will assist with parking on-site. Official ceremonies and cake cutting at 1:00 pm, Entertainment 11:30 am - 4:30 pm, Games & Activities BBQ & Refreshments Prize Draws. Don't forget to bring along a lawn chair! The St FX bus is leaving the Oland Centre at 11am for events at Teasdales Field on Canada Day

Liscomb events include a breakfast at the legion 9-12 noon, a parade at 12, children's games at 1 and a Penny auction at 1:30

Breakfast at the Port Felix Parish Hall, Sunday, July 1 from 8 – 11. $7.00

The St FX bus is leaving the Oland Centre at 11am for events at Teasdales Field on Canada Day.

Noon to 2:00 – free hot dogs, ice cream and beverages. Celebrate Canada’s Birthday at St. George’s Channel Community Hall

Mini Trail Community Center, Lakevale 11am-1pm, games, bouncy Tent, BBQ and Birthday cake, Music by Sparrow

Canada Day Celebrations at the Coady Tompkins Memorial Library in Margaree Forks begin at noon with a barbeque, silent auction, children’s activities and live entertainment with Scott MacMillan and Brian Doyle. Pack your favorite picnic basket to be auctioned! At three Linden MacIntyre, Lynn Coady and Joyce Rankin will read from their latest work. Proceeds support Margaree Area Development Assoc.

The St. Mary’s River Association, 8404 Highway #7 Sherbrooke, will be having their annual bake and yard sale fundraiser on Sunday July 1st from 9 am to 1pm

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Royal International Tattoo - Halifax Metro Centre
July 1-8

Featuring over 2,000 world-class Canadian and international military and civilian performers, the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo continues to live up to its reputation as one of the world's premiere cultural and entertainment events. To find out more, check out www.nstattoo.ca

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Annapolis Royal Rose Festival - Historic Gardens
July 1-8

Annapolis Royal is home to the LARGEST rose collection east of Montreal. The Town's "Historic Gardens" boast a Rose Collection of more than 275 cultivars and thousands of blossoms. In the fist week of July, the community invites you to celebrate our roses with a series of activities and events. Visit www.historicgardens.com for updates

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If you've got a CANADA DAY celebration planned let us know and we'll add it to the listings. You can either add via comment below or email details to info@seaandbescene.com

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