Nova Scotia – April 2018 Event Listings

There are some great events taking place throughout the month of April 2018 – 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.


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.

Tartan Day- McCulloch Heritage Centre, Pictou
April 9
Tartan Day in Canada has become an annual event. The concept of "Tartan Day" began at a meeting of the Federation of Scottish Clans in Nova Scotia on March 9,  1986. Tartan Day is a celebration of Scottish heritage on April 6th each year, the date on which the Declaration of Arbroath was signed in 1320. In Canada, on Tartan Day, Canadians are encouraged to wear tartan in commemoration of the contributions of Scots and their descendants to the fabric of our society. Visit the website to  learn more.

Introduction to Wildlife Tracking
Shubenacadie Wildlife Park
April 21, 2018
Free Talk 1:00 PM -2:30 PM.  At the wetland centre located on the wildlife park grounds. The woods are full of stories, if you know how to read the tracks and signs that animals leave behind as they go about their lives. Join Kate Porter, a wildlife tracker who holds a Level III Track & Sign Certification through CyberTracker International, to learn about the art of tracking and how to identify the tracks and signs of some common species found in Nova Scotia. Click here for more information.

Saltscapes East Coast Expo 2018 - Bayers Lake, Halifax
April 20 - 22, 2018

Celebrate Canada's East Coast together! Saltscapes Expo visitors experience firsthand the tastes, sounds, characters and experiences that our great Atlantic Canadian lifestyle has to offer. Come and Savour the Flavour; shop and buy from our Unique Retailers; learn more about gardening, green living, home improvement and landscaping in Home/Cottage/Garden; hear music from around the region and plan your next staycation in our Culture/Music/Travel section! New location 350 Horseshoe Lake Drive (former Rona building) Visit for more information.

Unicorn Theatre presents “James and the Giant Peach, Jr.” - Bay Community Centre, St. Margaret’s Bay
Friday, April 27, 7.30 pm
Saturday, April 28, 3.00 pm
Sunday, April 29, 3.00 pm
Friday, May 4, 7.30 pm
Saturday, May 5, 3.00 pm
Sunday, May 6, 3.00 pm
If you’re looking for a nice, quiet afternoon or evening, you should stay home with your knitting. However, if you’re up for a wild ride with a bunch of crazily energetic actors and a flying giant piece of fruit, you’re invited to experience a performance of Unicorn Theatre’s new musical: “James and the Giant Peach, Jr.” Based on Roald Dahl’s popular children’s book, “James and the Giant Peach, Jr.” tells the story of an orphan, James Henry Trotter. Sent to live with his two horrible aunts in the south of England, James fortunately meets up with Ladahlord, a magician who promises to show him how he can make his life better. Ladahlord makes a potion and instructs James to drink it. However, James manages to spill it and in so doing sets in motion a series of events that involves a gang of (mostly) friendly giant insects and a flight across the Atlantic on a pretty large peach. Reserve your tickets by going to or by calling the Box Office at 902-223-0039. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 children, students and seniors

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