Festivals & Events

West Mabou Family Square Dance

Saturday, August 19th 2017

Join in for an evening of fun all year long! With traditional square dance where the whole family is welcome. Dances start at 9 pm every Saturday.  

Kitchen Ceilidh Series 2017

Wednesday, August 23rd 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…

Summer Pub with Nine Mile River

Saturday, August 19th 2017

Nine Mile River is an energetic and vocally driven Moncton, New-Brunswick based cover band performing all your favourites. Nine Mile River pride themselves on being a high energy and interactive cover band that makes every show as unique and memorable…

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.

Pioneer Day

Saturday, September 16th 2017

This afternoon festival of rural life is for the entire family. Join us for a corn boil, square dance, milling frolic, traditional cooking, natural dye displays, traditional woodworking and iron work demonstrations. Watch the Cash Carding Mill demonstrations, and a…

Cabot Trail Writers Festival

Thursday, September 28th 2017 - Sunday, October 1st 2017

One of the most famous roads in the world, the Cabot Trail, lends its name and wends its way to one of the hottest writers’ festivals around: The Cabot Trail Writers’ Festival. Hatching plots and trading tales amid the glorious…

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

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…

Oidhche nam Bocan | Night of the Spooks

Friday, October 20th 2017 - Saturday, October 21st 2017

Come and celebrate Halloween with a special evening tour of the Highland Village by lamplight, complete with storytelling, skits and special effects. The tour is followed by a storytelling session in “The Tuning Room” with fuarag, oatcakes and more. This…

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