Festivals & Events

Big Wave Summer Festival 2024

Big Wave Summer Festival 2024

Date: July 20th 2024

Community: Big Bras d'Or

The Big Wave Summer Festival is a community event. We make a big splash by bringing together locals and tourists. During our popular poker run local lobster fisherman pilot take…
The Fly Fisher’s Companion by Michael Melski

The Fly Fisher’s Companion by Michael Melski

Date: June 27th 2024 until July 27th 2024

Community: Baddeck

The Fly Fisher’s Companion is the very funny and poignant story of two lifelong friends who take an important fly fishing trip to Cape Breton's Margaree River. A classic odd…
Smokey Sessions: Highland Echoes

Smokey Sessions: Highland Echoes

Date: August 3rd 2024

Community: Ingonish Beach

The Smokey Sessions: Highland Echoes concert featuring Canada’s Celtic Ambassadors, the Barra MacNeils as the headliner! They are widely regarded as one of the greatest live concert acts in the…
Along the Shores of Washabuck

Along the Shores of Washabuck

Date: August 2nd 2024 until August 11th 2024

Community: Washabuck

The event is a 10-day community festival that happens in the summer. We have it arranged around a time that is key for many vacationers to our area. The festival…
Smokey Sessions: Summer’s End Bash

Smokey Sessions: Summer’s End Bash

Date: August 31st 2024

Community: Ingonish Beach

Smokey Sessions: Summer’s End Bash featuring Elyse Aeryn & Money Doll will be held on August 31, 2024. Cape Smokey is thrilled to announce that Elyse Aeryn & money Doll…
Golden Sun and Water Retreat

Golden Sun and Water Retreat

Date: August 30th 2024 until September 2nd 2024

Community: Dingwall

This summer join us for a long weekend immersion into nature, whale watching, water activities, nature ceremony, daily yoga & gentle breathwork, Woman's embodiment practices, and celebration at the Markland…
Smokey Sessions: Ceilidh

Smokey Sessions: Ceilidh

Date: September 14th 2024

Community: Ingonish Beach

Cape Smokey is excited to announce the 2nd annual collaboration with the Cape Breton Fiddler's Association for the Smokey Sessions: Ceilidh Last year’s event was a resounding success and we…
Hike the Highlands Festival

Hike the Highlands Festival

Date: September 13th 2024 until September 22nd 2024

Community: Ingonish

A ten-day hiking festival on the Cabot Trail and Northern Cape Breton that features guided hikes, evening activities & presentations, the hiker distance award, opening & closing ceremonies and a…
Baddeck Community Market

Baddeck Community Market

Date: June 29th 2024 until October 12th 2024

Community: Baddeck

This is a series of 10 outdoor markets that will help both visitors and people who live in the community to engage with local culture, including: local food, local artisans,…
Fibre Festival

Fibre Festival

Date: October 12th 2024 until October 14th 2024

Community: Baddeck

The South Haven guild of weavers, spinners, and dyers present a sale with workshops and demonstrations. Meet the makers of high quality handwoven, handknit, handfelted, handspun, handdyed textiles and try…