Festivals & Events

Musique Royale: Skye Consort and Emma Björling in Baddeck

Musique Royale: Skye Consort and Emma Björling in Baddeck

Date: August 11th 2022

Community: Baddeck

In August 2022, Montreal’s Skye Consort and Swedish singer Emma Björling will tour their incredible  "Trans-Atlantic” chamber folk music across Nova Scotia, part of Musique Royale’s 37th Summer Festival, with six performances taking place…
Musique Royale: Best of Boxwood 2022 in Iona

Musique Royale: Best of Boxwood 2022 in Iona

Date: August 4th 2022

Community: Iona

Each year a new troupe of musicians feature in The Best of Boxwood concert tour, with performances across Nova Scotia part of Musique Royale's Summer Festival, celebrating the energetic, traditional dance music…
Donald Og Day

Donald Og Day

Date: August 4th 2022

Community: Iona

Join us as we celebrate the Donald Og legend and the settlement of the Iona area by MacNeils from the Isle of Barra. On board a British man of war…
Musique Royale: The Emperor’s Fiddler in Baddeck

Musique Royale: The Emperor’s Fiddler in Baddeck

Date: July 15th 2022

Community: Baddeck

Musique Royale announces a province-wide concert tour “The Emperor’s Fiddler” featuring star emerging baroque violinist who won "Discovery of the Year" from the annual Quebec music awards (Prix Opus), Marie…
Huckle Buckle Festival

Huckle Buckle Festival

Date: October 18th 2022 until October 19th 2022

Community: Ingonish

  Huckle Buckle Festival Join us in Ingonish to celebrate the splendour of fall during the sixth annual Huckle Buckle Fall Festival! Guided Hikes, fabulous food, children's activities, pumpkins, scarecrows…
Celtic Colours International Festival

Celtic Colours International Festival

Date: October 7th 2022 until October 15th 2022

Community: Baddeck

The Celtic Colours International Festival is a unique celebration of Cape Breton Island’s living traditional culture. For nine days in October you’ll discover hundreds of events and activities taking place in communities…
Cabot Trail Acoustic Festival

Cabot Trail Acoustic Festival

Date: September 30th 2022 until October 2nd 2022

Community: Englishtown

A Festival along the Cabot Trail that's made for both musicians and music lovers to come and enjoy Cape Breton's acoustic roots! Are you a music lover, one who loves…
Cabot Trail Writers Festival 2022

Cabot Trail Writers Festival 2022

Date: September 23rd 2022 until September 25th 2022

Community: St. Ann's

Join fellow book-lovers for an event-packed week of laughter and up-close conversation with your favourite authors. Every fall, as the Highlands blaze with autumn colour, writers and readers from across…
Aviation Day

Aviation Day

Date: August 21st 2022

Community: Baddeck

Update: Due to COVID-19, the visitor experience at Parks Canada-administered places may be different than it has been in the past. Please visit pc.gc.ca/ns and follow Parks Canada’s social media channels for information…
Mabel’s Garden

Mabel’s Garden

Date: August 5th 2022 until October 30th 2022

Community: Baddeck

Update: Due to COVID-19, the visitor experience at Parks Canada-administered places may be different than it has been in the past. Please visit pc.gc.ca/ns and follow Parks Canada’s social media channels for information…
Along the Shores of Washabuck

Along the Shores of Washabuck

Date: August 5th 2022 until August 14th 2022

Community: Washabuck

Washabuck's Annual 10 Day Summer Festival 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…
Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site – Parks Day

Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site – Parks Day

Date: July 16th 2022

Community: Baddeck

Update: Due to COVID-19, the visitor experience at Parks Canada-administered places may be different than it has been in the past. Please visit pc.gc.ca/ns and follow Parks Canada’s social media channels for information…
Little Church in Big Baddeck Concert Series

Little Church in Big Baddeck Concert Series

Date: July 15th 2022 until September 2nd 2022

Community: Forks Baddeck

Little Church in Big Baddeck is excited to announce our first concert series of the year with five shows featuring JUNO, East Coast Music Award, and Canadian Folk Music Award…
Mabel Bell Day – Women in Science and Engineering Day Camp

Mabel Bell Day – Women in Science and Engineering Day Camp

Date: July 12th 2022

Community: Baddeck

Update: Due to COVID-19, the visitor experience at Parks Canada-administered places may be different than it has been in the past. Please visit pc.gc.ca/ns and follow Parks Canada’s social media channels for information…
Mabel and Alec – Their Lives Through Letters

Mabel and Alec – Their Lives Through Letters

Date: July 11th 2022

Community: Baddeck

Update: Due to COVID-19, the visitor experience at Parks Canada-administered places may be different than it has been in the past. Please visit pc.gc.ca/ns and follow Parks Canada’s social media channels for information…
Junior Naturalist Day Camp

Junior Naturalist Day Camp

Date: July 8th 2022 until July 12th 2022

Community: Cape Breton Highlands NP

Update: Due to COVID-19, the visitor experience at Parks Canada-administered places may be different than it has been in the past. Please visit pc.gc.ca/ns and follow Parks Canada’s social media channels for information…
Baddeck Gathering Ceilidhs

Baddeck Gathering Ceilidhs

Date: June 20th 2022 until October 15th 2022

Community: Baddeck

Baddeck Gathering Ceilidhs are entering their twenty-third season showcasing Cape Breton Traditional Music. Located in a cozy venue that provides a unique interactive experience that emulates a traditional kitchen party.…
Midsummer Music Series

Midsummer Music Series

Date: June 10th 2022 until September 3rd 2022

Community: Baddeck

Update: Due to COVID-19, the visitor experience at Parks Canada-administered places may be different than it has been in the past. Please visit pc.gc.ca/ns and follow Parks Canada’s social media channels for information…
Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site – Artist in residence

Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site – Artist in residence

Date: June 1st 2022 until August 31st 2022

Community: Baddeck

Update: Due to COVID-19, the visitor experience at Parks Canada-administered places may be different than it has been in the past. Please visit pc.gc.ca/ns and follow Parks Canada’s social media channels for information…
Hike the Highlands Festival 2022

Hike the Highlands Festival 2022

Date: September 9th 2022 until September 18th 2022

Community: Ingonish

Attracting hikers from across North America and Europe, The Hike the Highlands festival is celebrating its 19th anniversary in 2022 with a virtual and in-person festival.  Participants will have two ways…
Blas Math Lunchtime Ceilidhs

Blas Math Lunchtime Ceilidhs

Date: July 4th 2022 until September 2nd 2022

Community: St. Ann's

Make plans for one of our Blas Math lunchtime ceilidhs, and get a taste of our lively music and dance, and a hearty home-cooked meal. Tap your toes to the…
KitchenFest! | Feis a Chidsin!

KitchenFest! | Feis a Chidsin!

Date: July 1st 2022 until July 9th 2022

Community: St. Ann's

The annual celebration of Cape Breton-based Gaelic music gives locals and visitors alike insight into this distinct and vibrant living culture, bringing the kitchen-ceilidh feel to the forefront. Fiddles and…
Wednesday Night Ceilidhs

Wednesday Night Ceilidhs

Date: January 12th 2022 until December 14th 2022

Community: St. Ann's

Experience true Nova Scotia Gaelic culture.  Every Wednesday evening throughout the year, the College campus comes alive with lively music, dancing, songs, and more! All for just $10! Kids under…
The Bells of Baddeck – 2022 Commemorative Production

The Bells of Baddeck – 2022 Commemorative Production

Date: August 2nd 2022 until August 20th 2022

Community: Baddeck

Update: Due to COVID-19, the visitor experience at Parks Canada-administered places may be different than it has been in the past. Please visit pc.gc.ca/ns and follow Parks Canada’s social media channels for information…