Nova Scotia – August 2019 Event Listings

There are some great events taking place throughout the month of August 2019 – stay tuned for more, but in the meantime hit the road and take in these highlights of Nova Scotia.

EVENT-150x150AND...if you've got an event coming up - drop us a line at [email protected] with the details and we'll do our best to get it in there. For more info on submissions click here

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.


"Beaux Vendredis" lobster, clam & crab suppers
Every Friday until August 31
Locals and visitors alike love this experience for its informal atmosphere and delicious seafood. Locals freely offer to show visitors the "real" way to eat a lobster, while exchanging stories and laughs. All meals served with roll and melted butter. Live local music. Click here for all the details


Musique Royale! 32nd Summer Festival
runs until September 27
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.


Big Band on the Bandstand- Mahone Bay
Every Thursday in July & August
Concerts by the Mahone Bay Legion Swing Band. Every Thursday during July and August at 7pm. Bring a chair or dance on the grass.

Mahone Bay Concert series
Every Sunday 1pm
Come to the Mahone Bay Bandstand on Sunday afternoons at 1pm
August 4 – Jon Mullane
August 11 – Casey May
August 18 – tba
August 25 – Chris Ryan


hands on historyHands on History- Sherbrooke Village
Tuesday-Friday in July & August
Hands On History invites people young and old to participate in Village life by offering a “Hands On”, interactive, educational and fun experience. For information on this program, click here



Nicolas Denys Days- St. Peter’s
runs until August 4
Nicolas Denys Days is an action-packed, week-long festival held throughout the village of St. Peter's in Cape Breton. There is something for everyone, with activities including a poker walk, auction, children's day, a teddy bear picnic, deep fried turkey dinner and a village scavenger hunt.  The festival features live music every day of the week as well as a delicious chowder dinner that can not be missed! For festival information click here


Festival De L'Escaouette- Cheticamp
July 31 - August 4
Le Festival de l'Escaouette is the only Acadian summer festival in Inverness County. It is a celebration of Acadian culture and traditions in the Acadian region of Chéticamp. We hope these festivities will provide an opportunity to discover our cultural heritage, to renew old acquaintances and to develop closer bonds of friendship.
For more information click here.


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