Festivals & Events 2013
NE Margaree Firefighterâ€™s Fun Days
NE Margaree, Cabot Trail
Dates: July 5 - July 7, 2013
Community celebration includes variety concert at Cranton's Crossroads Community Centre, parade, childrenâ€™s activities, ball tournament, adult dance and duck race. Fun for the whole family!
Festival De L'Escaouette
Cheticamp, Cabot Trail
Dates: July 15 â€“ August 15, 2013
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 ChĂ©ticamp. 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 902-224-2642 / 902-224-1876 or www.festivallescaouette.com
Lake Ainslie Firemen's Ceilidh Days
Scotsville, Highway 395
Dates: July 1 - 6, 2013
On the grounds of the Lake Ainslie Fire Hall, located near beautiful Lake Ainslie. Activities include an adult square dance, merchandise bingo, a pub night featuring local talent, Maragh (homemade sausage pudding) & Ham supper, parade, followed by fun and games.
Frolig A'Bhraigh - Glendale Come Home Days
Glendale, Highway 105 Trans Canada
Dates: July 13 & 14, 2013
Port Hood Annual Lobster Picnic
Port Hood, Ceilidh Trail (Hwy 19) - Date(s): July 14, 2012
Website: www.porthood.ca Phone: 902 787 - 3050
Come bring your whole family to our 5th Annual Lobster Picnic. The picnic will take place on the grounds of the Al MacInnis Sports Centre "by-the-sea". Take a boat or zodiac tour to Port Hood Island or just sit back and listen to the Ceilidh, all while taking in our beautiful, breath taking scenery. Lots to do for the whole family, including children's games, horseshoe tournament, tug-of-war, boat tours, musical entertainment, a farmers market and of course delicious lobster! A day designed for all ages!!
Whycocomagh Summer Festival
Whycocomagh, Bras dâ€™Or Lakes Scenic Drive (Highway 105 TC)
Dates: July 15 - 21, 2013
Situated at the head of the Bras d'Or Lakes, it is ideal for water activities, boat tours and ceilidhs featuring traditional Scottish and Mi'kmaq talent. There are ceilidhs, milling frolic, dances, canoe races, ball, hockey, soccer tournaments, street fair, street parade, bike challenge and concert. For more information on specific events call 756-2617.
Mabou Ceilidh Festival
Mabou, Ceilidh Trail (Hwy Route 19)
Dates: July 17 - 21, 2013
Various activities throughout the community including teen dance, outdoor family movie, boat parade, square dance, road race, street parade, ecumenical service, childrenâ€™s games, old fashioned tea, outdoor gala, crafts, beer garden, milling frolic, open mic/jam session, farmer's market, Pioneer Mass, roast beef dinner, and special concert at Strathspey Place to wrap the week's activities.
Inverness, Ceilidh Trail (Highway Route 19)
Dates: July 22 - 28, 2013
This lovely community by-the-sea celebrates their annual week long festival with fun for all ages. Dances, street parade, childrenâ€™s activities, golf tournament, special art exhibit, princess pageant, casino night, fishermenâ€™s picnic at the harbour, pancake breakfast, special horse races and much more. Something for the whole family! Take a stroll on the local boardwalk, beach comb for mermaid tears along the sandy beaches and experience some of Inverness County's awesome sunset's. Broad Cove's outdoor, scottish concert rounds out the week on Sunday July 29.
Annual Broad Cove Scottish Concert
Broad Cove, Ceilidh Trail, (Highway Route 19)
Date: Sunday, July 29, 2013 3pm
Open air concert. The people of Broad Cove invite you to celebrate their 57th Annual road Cove Scottish Concert. On the grounds of St. Margaret's Parish just off Route 19, the Ceilidh Trail, 3 km north of Inverness. The best of Scottish talent including violins, stepdancing, singing, highland dancing and much more. Ample parking, canteen, washrooms, professional security. Always the last Sunday in July. Tickets at the gate only. Visit www.broadcoveconcert.ca
Belle Cote Days
Belle Cote, Cabot Trail
Dates: July 24 - 28, 2013
Where the Margaree River meets the Gulf of St. Lawrence, this coastal community celebrates their annual community festival the last week of July. Activities include a golf and horseshoe tournament, senior's card plays, triathlon, ecumenical service and outdoor concert, seniors card play, crab & corn boil, and wraps up on Sunday with a Chicken BBQ.
Chestico Days Summer Festival
Port Hood, Ceilidh Trail (Highway Route 19)
Dates: July 29- August 4, 2013
Week-long summer festival with events such as golf tournament , horse races, road race, dances, concerts, ceilidhs, BBQ, beer gardens, boat and street parades, boat rides, lobster supper, games, fireworks, dancing festival, traditional Celtic music, children's clown show, sand sculpture competition, beach volleyball tournament, food and craft show, strong man competition, and teen dance. The festival wraps up with fireworks on Sunday at dusk. Annual Dance Festival - Sunday, August 5