Nova Scotia – June 2017 Event Listings

There are some great events taking place throughout the month of June 2017 – stay tuned for more, but in the meantime hit the road and take in these highlights of Nova Scotia.

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Maple Sugar Brunch and Guided Tours at Sugar Moon Farm-Earltown
Every Saturday and Sunday
Sugar Moon Farm serves their signature fully-licensed maple brunch.
Be sure to take a free guided tour of the maple sugar operation and plan to hike the Rogart Mountain Trail. Visit the website for more details:


sunday ceilidhSunday Ceilidh-Celtic Music Interpretive Centre, Judique 
every Sunday
For more information, go to the website


Saturday Ceilidh's at the Doryman -Doryman Pub and Grill, Cheticamp
Every Saturday
Fiddle music every Saturday afternoon. For more information, call 902-224-9909


square dancingFamily Square Dance-West Mabou Hall
Every Saturday
Traditional square dance where the whole family is welcome. Contact Margie MacInnis for more details: 902-945-2814


Acadian Arts and Craft Day- West Pubnico
every week on Thursday
For traditional craft demonstrations such as artist painting, hooked rugs, braided rugs, basket weaving, wool spinning, crochet tatting, quilting and red work. To find out more, check out  the website.


Queen of Hearts Dory Row & Ride- Clark’s Harbour
Tuesday Evenings All Summer
Learn to row a dory at the Cape Sable Island Causeway every Tuesday night all summer long. Whether you are a beginner or advance, you will take to the oars with a member of our Queen of Hearts Dory Club and learn and experience our seafaring history first hand.Check out the Facebook page for more details


Mother Goose / French for Fun Program- Petit de Grat Library
With Rachel MacGillivray & Louise Migneault every Wednesday from 10am-11:30am at the Petit de Grat Library in Petit de Grat, NS, for ages 0-6.  Program includes 2 stories (English & French), a light snack, a craft, children's songs, and ends with a musical exercise game. Please contact the Petit de Grat Library at (902) 226-3534 or email [email protected] for more information.


Hands on History- Sherbrooke
runs until the end of September
Hands On History invites people young and old to participate in Village life by offering a “Hands On”, interactive, educational and fun experience. Visit the website to learn more

Musique Royale! 32nd Summer Festival
runs until September 12
A cross-province festival established in 1985, Musique Royale brings performances of early and traditional music to settings of historic and cultural significance within communities throughout the province. St. John's Anglican Church, at the heart of old town Lunenburg - a UNESCO World Heritage site - is the primary venue for Musique Royale events. Musicians from the local, national and international concert stage perform in over 20 communities each July and August. Consult the website for more information.


Scotia Festival of Music

Scotia Festival of Music- Dalhousie Arts Centre
runs until June 11

Scotia Festival of Music is an annual two-week chamber music festival held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, during the first two weeks of June, boasting over fifty public events. Featuring international talent of the highest caliber, the festival offers concerts, recitals, open rehearsals, masterclasses, coaching sessions, lectures, and more. Our Young Artist Program allows young gifted musicians to enroll and study for two weeks with some of the world's best classical musicians.  Come and join us from May 28 to June 11, 2016 as we celebrate 38 years! For shows and tickets click here


HOME Group Art Show- Truro
runs until June 10
Your are invited to Visual Voice Fine Art's first art show of 2017: Skies. Artists explore the theme of open spaces, atmosphere, mood, and more. Featuring the work of Mary Doane, Carol Morrison, Kath Kornelsen, Nora Gross, Betty-Anne Gaetz, Lynn Johnson, Rosa Carr, Judy Arsenault, Joanne Solway, Robert Rutherford, and introducing Paulette Melanson, Cheryl Flemming and Dorothea LeBlanc. Not to be missed!  The opening reception is Saturday, May 13 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, join us for refreshments, to view the art and to meet the artists. The exhibit runs from May 15 to June 10, 2017. Everyone welcome 🙂 For more info click here

"Steel Magnolias" - Bedford Players Theatre
June 1 - 17
The play is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, (“I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years”); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a “good ole boy.” Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions. A sudden realization of mortality draws on the underlying strength—and love—which gives the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad. See the information here.


11th Anniversary Cedar Festival- Halifax
June 1 - 4
Savour the sights, sounds and tastes of everything Lebanese! Including three evenings of world class entertainment, authentic Lebanese cuisine, Lebanese musical and cultural shows, children’s fun play area, mouth watering pastries, and much much more! See the details here.


Music Camp on the Canal- St. Peter’s
June 2 - 4
A weekend of music workshops, jam sessions, a concert, and much more, in St. Peter's, Cape Breton. Designed for traditional music enthusiasts at beginner and intermediate levels, this event offers small-group instruction sessions in guitar, fiddle, mandolin, tinwhistle, songwriting, and square dancing. Learn more by clicking here

Annual Pumpkin Planting- Ross Farms, New Ross
June 3 & 4
Bring the children and let them plant a pumpkin seed, then they can return in the fall and harvest their pumpkin. Check out the website to learn more

Doors Open Halifax- various locations
June 3rd – 4th, 2017, 10 – 4 pm
The Doors Open Halifax Heritage Society is happy to present a roster of over 30 venues for this year’s 5th Anniversary event. Buildings in Halifax and area will open their doors to the public for free and invite them to view interiors not usually accessible. People will have a chance to explore a variety of venues that represent the dynamics of our history, our culture and the industry that has shaped the region. This is a family-friendly event and we look forward to welcoming everyone to Doors Open Halifax 2017! There are more details here



Halifax Greek Fest- Halifax
June 8 - 11
The oldest and largest cultural festival in Halifax, NS. Enjoy a weekend of authentic entertainment, delicious food and a few new memories along the way. Click here to learn more

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Rhubarb Rhapsody- Cole Harbour Heritage Farm
June 10

Come enjoy a meal with us, to celebrate the end of spring and arrival of summer! You’ll be seated in our quaint Rose & Kettle Tearoom, located in the old Settle House built circa 1850, at the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum. A choice of soup or stew followed by a scrumptious selection of all-you-can-eat rhubarb desserts made from our own local and in-season rhubarb. There will be two sittings to this events and tickets MUST be purchased in advance. The first sitting will run from 4:30pm-5:30pm and the second sitting will run from 6pm-7pm. Find out more


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