Festivals & Events

Mabou Spring Concert

Mabou Spring Concert

Sunday, May 21st 2017

Annual concert featuring local musicians, dancers and singers. Bring your family along for a fun filled evening of song and dance. Concert starts at 7pm

Music Camp on the Canal 2017

Music Camp on the Canal 2017

Friday, June 2nd 2017 - Sunday, June 4th 2017

Music Camp on the Canal begins Friday evening with a reception and jam session, where participants and faculty get to know each other musically. There are 5 concurrent workshop time slots (each 1.25 hrs) on Saturday (4) and Sunday (1).…

Lunch Ceilidh at the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre

Lunch Ceilidh at the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre

Monday, June 12th 2017 - Sunday, October 15th 2017

The Celtic Music Centre's Ceilidh Pub offers daily lunch service featuring live traditional music with some of Cape Breton's best up and coming and seasoned musicians. Enjoy home-cooked Nova Scotia favourites such as our signature seafood chowder, traditional lobster sandwich,…

Kitchen Ceilidh Series 2017

Kitchen Ceilidh Series 2017

Wednesday, June 14th 2017

Kitchen Ceilidhs held every second Wednesday at the Father John Angus Rankin Cultural Centre, Glendale, at 7 pm, beginning June 1, 2016. You will be entertained by some of Cape Breton's best, with a light lunch and fellowship to follow. Donation…

KitchenFest! | Féis a’ Chidsin!

KitchenFest! | Féis a’ Chidsin!

Saturday, July 1st 2017 - Friday, July 7th 2017

From July 2 to 8, the island ceilidh season kicks off in style - in 26 venues, with 100+ events, and over 150 performers, Cape Breton will welcome one and all to the showcase of all things local; music, food,…

Glendale Ceilidh Days

Glendale Ceilidh Days

Friday, July 7th 2017 - Sunday, July 9th 2017

Gaelic Cultural Festival, workshops and annual Scottish Concert. The Glendale Ceilidh Days culminates on Sunday with a popular outdoor concert from 2-5 pm that draws some of Cape Breton's finest fiddlers, dancers, pipers, and Gaelic singers.   

Whycocomagh Summer Festival

Whycocomagh Summer Festival

Monday, July 10th 2017 - Sunday, July 16th 2017

Situated at the head of the Bras d'Or Lakes, Whycocomagh is an ideal location for water activities, boat tours and ceilidhs featuring traditional Scottish and Mi'kmaq talent.  Join us for ceilidhs, milling frolic, dances, canoe races, ball, hockey, soccer tournaments, street…

19th Annual Gaelic Concert Series

19th Annual Gaelic Concert Series

Tuesday, July 11th 2017

Tuesday evenings July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, and 16  Doors open at 7pm Concerts start at 8pm. The title of our concert series is derived from a song composed by local bard Hugh F. MacKenzie. While working in the…

Mabou Ceilidh

Mabou Ceilidh

Wednesday, July 19th 2017 - Sunday, July 23rd 2017

The Mabou Ceilidh is a long running community festival. Various activities throughout the community including, pub night, road race, street parade, children's games and much, much more. Dust off your instruments, warm up your vocal chords and get ready for…

Broad Cove Scottish Concert

Broad Cove Scottish Concert

Sunday, July 30th 2017

This annual concert is deemed the largest outdoor Scottish concert in Cape Breton.  Entertainment includes traditional piping, fiddling, dancing and singing.  Concert begins at 3pm and is located 3km north of Inverness on Route 19 on the grounds of St.…

Chestico Days Summer Festival

Chestico Days Summer Festival

Monday, July 31st 2017 - Sunday, August 6th 2017

A week-long festival in Port Hood on the Ceilidh Trail from Monday, July 31, 2017 to Sunday, August 6, 2017.   Events include: Live entertainment- adult dances and ceilidhs, recreational activities-lob ball tournament, golf tournament, ball hockey tournament for adults, children and youth…

Judique On The Floor Days

Judique On The Floor Days

Monday, August 7th 2017 - Sunday, August 13th 2017

Aug 8-14 • Judique Aug 8     8pm............... Bingo, Judique Community Centre Aug 10   Dusk.............. Community Spot Light, Judique Recreation Grounds,  Adult Supervised Aug 11   9:30pm........... Minute to Win It (9pm-pre-register Teams of 2) Judique Fire Hall               10pm.............   Pub…

Margaree Highland Games

Margaree Highland Games

Sunday, August 13th 2017

Aug 13-14 • Margaree, St. Michael Parish Grounds Aug 13      10am-3pm.... Junior & Female Heavy Events (Overall Winner(s) Move Onto Sunday’s Competition)                 1pm............. Bingo ($500) Jackpot                 4pm............. Opening Mass                 5pm............. Acadian Fricot Supper                 9pm............. Square Dance…

Ceilidh on the Wharf

Ceilidh on the Wharf

Sunday, August 13th 2017

Lots of local talent, musical entertainment, boat rides, and beautiful scenery all included in the price of admission.  Canteen facilities on site.   Take the Mabou Harbour Road off the Ceilidh Trail, Route 19 in Mabou and follow the signs.

27th Annual Féis an Eilein – Gaelic Cultural Festival

27th Annual Féis an Eilein – Gaelic Cultural Festival

Tuesday, August 15th 2017 - Saturday, August 19th 2017

Féis an Eilein is a community-based festival designed to promote the Gaelic language and culture of our area through educational and social activities for people of all ages. Christmas Island is home to the first Féis held outside of Scotland.…

Glencoe Day

Glencoe Day

Sunday, September 3rd 2017

Community celebration with games of chance, horseshoes, Mass at St Joseph's, followed by a dinner and square dance at the Glencoe Mills Hall.

Masters Concert at the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre

Masters Concert at the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre

Thursday, October 5th 2017

Kickoff concert for the Celtic Music Centre's "Buddy MacMaster Fiddle Camp", featuring 10 fiddlers and guest musicians! Always a fantastic concert that sells out quickly! NOT TO BE MISSED! Performers will be announced by summer 2017 (listing will be updated).…

Celtic Colours International Festival

Celtic Colours International Festival

Friday, October 6th 2017 - Saturday, October 14th 2017

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 around the Island.Since its introduction in 1997, Celtic…

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