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  • Wednesday Night Ceildhs

    Wednesday Night Ceildhs

    Wednesday Night Celidhs - 7:30 pm. $10.00 Adults. Join us on Wednesday evening throughout the year for traditional music, song, story and dance on our cozy campus at St. Ann's.

    Location: Gaelic College, St. Ann's

    Date: April 25 - December 12

  • Ceilidhs

    Ceilidhs

    Join us every Tuesday and Thursday for songs, stories and music, or just a chance to chat about the traditions and history of Nova Scotia’s Gaelic-speaking people at our traditional céilidh.

    Location: NS Highland Village, Iona, NS

    Date: June 5 - October 11

  • Milling Frolic

    Milling Frolic

    Come and join us at the table for songs and friendly conversation at the Highland Village milling frolic. The Gaels way to make the cloth ready for home use was to wet it, beat it and make a time of it, while communally singing choral songs in rhythm during the milling frolic.

    Regular admission applies. 
    Program runs from 2:00-3:00pm, Wednesday and Fridays from June 6 - October 12. 

    Location: NS Highland Village, Iona, NS

    Date: June 6 - October 12

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    Cape Breton Musicians

    CAPE BRETON MUSICIANS, 7- 9pm

    DERON DONOVAN -  Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights
    MICHAEL GOREY - Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights

    Daily Performances (excluding Thursdays), starting mid June
    Markland Lobby, 7-9pm


    Please join us nightly for a Cape Breton evening celebrating Deron Donovan and award-winning Celtic/Folk musician Michael Gorey . You're sure to be entertained in the comforts of the Markland lobby with laughs, stories and the vibrant music of Cape Breton. 

    Check out www.ingonishmusic.com for more information or call the Markland at (902) 383-2246

    Location: Dingwall, NS

    Date: July 1 - August 31

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    Blas Math Lunchtime Ceilidhs

    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 sounds of fiddle, piano, bagpipes, Gaelic song, and more when you join us for lunch!

    Location: Gaelic College, St. Ann's

    Date: July 2 - September 28

  • Theatre Baddeck Presents - The Ladies Foursome

    Theatre Baddeck Presents - The Ladies Foursome

    Theatre Baddeck: professional theatre on Cape Breton Island! The Ladies Foursome by Norm Foster July 6-August 18; varied performances at 7:30pm, 3:30pm, 4pm, and 8pm. See full performance schedule at www.theatrebaddeck.com/calendar Four ladies gather for a game of golf. Over the course of eighteen holes, secrets and confessions unravel as the women discuss love, sex, children, and everything in between. Friendships tested and friendships found, this is one round of golf that you won’t want to miss. This funny, fast-paced, heartwarming story of friendship by Canada’s most produced playwright is a definite hole in one! The Morrisburg Leader called The Ladies Foursome "a fun-filled, fast-paced, thoroughly joyful celebration of the special bonds of friendship which link together four utterly unique women." This production will be directed by Heidi Malazdrewich, best known for directing the Canadian premiere of the hugely popular The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre/Citadel. Learn more: www.theatrebaddeck.com/ladiesfoursome TICKETS: - On sale now: www.theatrebaddeck.com | 902-412-7122 - Ticket packages available! See more theatre, save more money. Visit www.theatrebaddeck.com/save to learn more. - Tickets are available at the door (subject to availability), but you save 15% by purchasing in advance. LOCATION: 24 Queen St, Baddeck, NS. Free parking available. Wheelchair accessible. Learn more: www.theatrebaddeck.com/thetheatre

    Location: 24 Queen Street, Baddeck, NS

    Date: July 6 - August 18

  • Theatre Baddeck Presents- Dancing on the Elephant

    Theatre Baddeck Presents- Dancing on the Elephant

    Theatre Baddeck: professional theatre on Cape Breton Island! Dancing on the Elephant by Lisa Hagen July 12-August 15; varied performances at 7:30pm, 3:30pm, 4pm, and 8pm. See full performance schedule at www.theatrebaddeck.com/calendar Follow the hilarious escapades of the very feisty Edna and her new friend Nora who meet in their twilight years at a Cape Breton retirement home and forge a friendship over carpet bowling, cocktails and a madcap scheme to escape the home! This will be the world-premiere of this touching Canadian comedy about aging with dignity. You're never too old for new adventures! This production will be directed by Heidi Malazdrewich, best known for directing the Canadian premiere of the hugely popular The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre/Citadel. Learn more: www.theatrebaddeck.com/elephant TICKETS: - On sale now: www.theatrebaddeck.com | 902-412-7122 - Ticket packages available! See more theatre, save more money. Visit www.theatrebaddeck.com/save to learn more. - Tickets are available at the door (subject to availability), but you save 15% by purchasing in advance. LOCATION: 24 Queen St, Baddeck, NS. Free parking available. Wheelchair accessible. Learn more: www.theatrebaddeck.com/thetheatre

    Location: 24 Queen Street, Baddeck, NS

    Date: July 12 - August 15

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    The Landscape Show at Markland

    THE LANDSCAPE SHOW 
    August 1 - August 31, 2018
    Artists' Reception: Sunday August 5, 1-4pm


    This summer, we are delighted to be exhibiting the work of three artists, Claudia Gahlinger, Adrienne Fore, and Eve Stockton who have collaborated together to create a show that celebrates the wild and beautiful landscape of Cape Breton. Each artist has their very own unique style/format but together they have unified around the majestic landscape that draws us to this region. We're very excited to be hosting this show and welcome you to enjoy it with us.

    A reception with the 3 artists will be held on Sunday August 5 at the Markland, from 1-4pm. We welcome you all to an afternoon of inspiration. No tickets required, just a love of Cape Breton.

    Location: Dingwall, NS

    Date: August 1 - August 31

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    Archie Fisher & Garnet Rogers in Concert

    Thursday, August 2 - Archie Fisher & Garnet Rogers in Concert
    Join us for an evening of Scottish and Canadian folk music with renowned singer/songwriters and folk legends Archie Fisher and Garnet Rogers. The concert takes place in the historic Malagawatch Church. Tickets: $28.50 advanced or $32.50 at the door. 7:30 pm.

    Location: NS Highland Village, Iona

    Date: August 2

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    Barra MacNeil's in Concert

    THE BARRA MacNEILS IN CONCERT - BACK for a 7th YEAR!
    August 2, 2018
    7pm


    They're back! The Markland is thrilled to be welcoming back for the 7th year the well known Canadian musical group, the Barra MacNeil family.  We love having the Barra MacNeils and their highly entertaining and energetic yet intimate show sells out every year. It truly is a Maritime highlight!  So come on out ... the evening is sure to entertain.

    The six MacNeil siblings are widely regarded as one of the greatest live concert acts in the Celtic world. Hailing from Sydney Mines, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, the family group is deeply rooted in Celtic music, culture, dance, language and history. Their numerous critically acclaimed recordings have included their own original songs as well as tried and true standards, both instrumental and vocal. Very exciting indeed for all of us up here on the northern tip of Cape Breton!

    Call the Markland at (902)383-2246 to get your tickets ($20/person). Advance Ticket Sales only.

    Location: Dingwall, NS

    Date: August 2

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    Donald Og Day - Highland Village

    Thursday, August 2 - Là Dhòmhnaill Òig | Donald Og Day
    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 patrolling the Bras d’Or Lake following the 1758 Seige of Louisbourg, Dòmhnall Òg MacNeil brought news of the lake’s natural wonders home to his native Isle of Barra. Traditional food, natural dye, barvas ware and other demonstrations will take place throughout the day, along with a special running of Cash’s Carding Mill and a céilidh. We will also be joined by our friends from Eskasoni Cultural Journey and the Fortress of Louisbourg. Regular admission applies. 10 am – 3 pm.

    Location: NS Highland Village, Iona, NS

    Date: August 2

  • Summer Thursdays - Ross Ferry

    Summer Thursdays - Ross Ferry

    Thursday, August 2nd we are joined by the Gaelic College for history, language, and song. Hope to see you there!  7:00 pm. at Ross Ferry Fire Hall. 

    Location: Ross Ferry Fire Hall, Ross Ferry

    Date: August 2

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    10th Anniversary Along the Shores of Washabuck

    Friday, August 3rd: 
    Kick-off Annual Square Dance – 9:30pm–1:00am
    Music by Stephanie MacDonald - Susan MacLean and Chris Murphy
    19 years and over! 

    Saturday, August 4th: 
    5K Poker Walk – 8:30am
    Join us each morning for a 5k Poker Walk starting at the WCC.

    Sunday, August 5th:
    Washabuck Beach Day – 2:00pm
    A beach party day after Highland Village Day. Come for a swim and socialize at the Washabuck Beach. Be sure to bring your singing voice or instrument. BBQ services around 4ish. Sausages $3.00, Hotdogs, $2.00 and Pop $1.00.
    Fireworks after dark.

    Monday, August 6th: 
    5K Poker Walk – 8:30am
    Join us each morning for a 5k Poker Walk starting at the WCC.
    Washabuck Café – 9:30am–11:00am
    A perfect time to stop in at the WCC for a coffee or a great cup of tea and some goodies. *Featuring daily specials! 
    A morning to relax and to recuperate before heading back to work! 
    Cribbage Tournament – 1:30pm–4:00pm
    Come out to the WCC for an afternoon of cribbage. $5 per person.
    Central Cape Breton Trivia – 7:30pm.
    Join us for a night of fun! Questions from around our region.
    19 years and over! 

    Tuesday, August 7th: 
    5K Poker Walk – 8:30am
    Each morning join us for a 5k Poker Walk starting at the WCC.
    Washabuck Café – 9:30am–11:00am
    A perfect time to stop in at the WCC for a coffee or a great cup of tea and some goodies. *Featuring daily specials!
    Roddie MacLean Memorial Golf Scramble – 10:00am
    Golf Scramble, “Best Ball” format at Dundee Golf Club. Green Fees for 18 holes is $55.00, includes shared power cart. Come out for a day of fun, sun (we hope!) and exercise, all skill levels welcomed and encouraged to attend. Please register by Wednesday, August 1st at carmiemaclean@yahoo.com. Names of individuals or of complete foursomes may be submitted. 
    Spaghetti with Garlic Toast to follow at the WCC.
    Kitchen Party – 7:30pm 
    Come to socialize and enjoy listening to old country/ rock music provided by our former local James MacLean and friends. 19 years and over! Admission by donation.

    Wednesday, August 8th: 
    5K Poker Walk – 8:30am
    Join us each morning for a 5k Poker Walk starting at the WCC.
    Washabuck Café – 9:30am–11:00am
    A perfect time to stop in at the WCC for a coffee or a great cup of tea and some goodies. *Featuring daily specials!
    Family and Friends Lobball – 1:00pm–3:00pm
    Family and Friends lobball game for all ages. A time full of fun and laughter! Located at the Baseball Field in Lower Washabuck. 
    Old Timers Softball – 3:00pm–5:00pm
    Softball game featuring the old softball team members (the Washabuck Saints) and friends. 
    Definitely a time to sit back and enjoy… or participate?
    BBQ Social and Games Night– 5:00pm 
    Are you hungry and need a cold one after playing all day or being a spectator? Perfect! Join us for a Pork chop BBQ at the WCC. Play Cards, Washers, Horseshoes or Bocce Ball following the BBQ. 
    BBQ Admission $10.00


    Thursday, August 9th: 
    5K Poker Walk – 8:30am
    Join us each morning for a 5k Poker Walk starting at the WCC.
    Washabuck Café – 9:30am–11:00am
    A perfect time to stop in at the WCC for a coffee or a great cup of tea and some goodies. *Featuring daily specials!
    Nature Walk – 11:00am-12:30pm
    A nature walk with our very own Gus MacLean at MacKay’s Point, Lower Washabuck. Definitely an opportunity to learn about Nature while taking a nice stroll! A scavenger hunt to keep the children interested! All are welcome! Please wear appropriate footwear! 
    At your own risk!
    Kids Activity Day –11:30am–3:00pm
    Bring the kiddies out to the WCC for our Kid’s Fun Day! Lunch is provided. Come and play! All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 
    Admission by donation.
    Marie MacLean Memorial 45s Card Game – 7:30pm
    Drop by for an evening of cards and laughs.


    Friday, August 10th: 
    5K Poker Walk – 8:30am
    Join us each morning for a 5k Poker Walk starting at the WCC.
    Washabuck Café – 9:30am–11:00am
    A perfect time to stop in at the WCC for a coffee or a great cup of tea and some goodies. *Featuring daily specials!
    Float Your Boat – 2:00pm
    Get an afternoon workout floating along the shores of Washabuck River. Kayaks, SUP, Canoes, or anything that floats are all welcomed! At your own risk!

    Saturday, August 11th: 
    5K Poker Walk – 8:30am
    Join us each morning for a 5k Poker Walk starting at the WCC.
    Washabuck Café – 9:30am–11:00am
    A perfect time to stop in at the WCC for a coffee, great cup of tea or some goodies. *Featuring daily specials!
    Pub Night– 9:00pm – 1:00am 
    Bring your dancin’ shoes to the Pub Night and listen to the music of Tempted at the WCC. 
    19 years and over!

    Sunday, August 12th: 
    Church Service – 2:00pm
    Mass at Holy Rosary Church, followed by a Blessing at the cemetery. A meet & greet at the WCC & tea/light lunch to celebrate our Washabuck Summer Festival finale day. 
    Beach Day
    A day to relax and to recuperate.

    Location: Washabuck

    Date: August 3 - August 12

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    Celtic Tea Room Ceilidhs

    Friday, Aug. 3 - The Narrows – Irish style group from Halifax - Irish pipes, fiddle etc.
     

    Location: 46715 Cabot Trail, Indian Brook

    Date: August 3

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    Friday Frolic

    Friday Frolic

    August 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    Roger Stone. Catch some live music at the pub each Friday this summer. Kitchen open till 9PM, bar open till 2AM No cover charge.

    Location: Iona Heights Inn, Iona

    Date: August 3

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    Friday Night Supper & Ceildh

    Supper from 6 to 7 pm
    Aug 3: Roast Beef

    Free Ceilidh from 7 to 10 pm
    Aug 3: Sean MacMullin

    Royal Canadian Legion Br#124, Iona

    Location: Royal Canadian Legion Grandona Branch 124 Iona, Nova Scotia

    Date: August 3

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    Ceilidh Matinee

    Cèilidh Matinee

    August 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Shelly Campbell (note later start, 6-9) Get a taste of local celtic music & culture with our weekly ceilidhs. Expect to see world-renowned talent & budding entertainers all from our native Cape Breton. General admission seating ranging from

    Location: Iona Heights Inn, Iona

    Date: August 4

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    Highland Village Day

    An afternoon of fun and Gaelic arts. Fiddlers, step-dancers, pipers, and more, come together to treat visitors to traditional Nova Scotia Gaelic culture in this outdoor concert overlooking the Bras d’Or Lakes. This year marks the 57th Annual Highland Village Day Concert. Join us for one of Cape Breton Island’s original Outdoor Scotch Concerts. Admission - $15 per person, children 12 and under free. Program runs from - 2:00 - 6:00pm

    Location: Iona

    Date: August 4

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    Highland Village Day Dance

    Highland Village Day Dance
    Saturday, August 4th

    Get Your Dancing Feet Ready!
    9pm - 1am

    Music by:
    - Dara Smith-MacDonald & Adam Young

    $10 at the door
    +19

    Location: Royal Canadian Legion Grandona Branch 124 Iona, Nova Scotia

    Date: August 4

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    Ingonish Ceilidhs

    Aug 4, 8:15 PM - Saturday Night Ceilidh - St. John’s Parish Hall, 35981 Cabot Trail.  - Dawn and Margie Beaton, fiddles and piano
     

    Location: 35981 Cabot Trail, Ingonish

    Date: August 4

  • Bras dOr Yacht Club Regatta Week

    Bras d'Or Yacht Club Regatta Week

    Briefly is a schedule of the Regatta Week Activities: Click on the website for more details

    August 5 - Sail Past, Wine & Cheese, Jason Kempt
    August 6 -  Junior Races, Yacht Races & Entertainment 
    August 7 - Junior Races, Yacht Races & Entertainment 
    August 8 - Junior Races, Yacht Races & Entertainment 
    August 9 - Junior Races, Yacht Races & Entertainment 
    August 10 -Junior Races, Yacht Races & Entertainment 
    August 11 - Yacht Races & Entertainment 

    Location: Baddeck

    Date: August 5 - August 11

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    Iona Port Community Markets

    The Iona Port Community Markets will be held Sundays from 12-2 @ the Iona Port. (with a couple exceptions - we will keep you posted) We happily welcome back the vendors that made last year possible and excitedly welcome the new vendors joining us for the season.  Email:ionaportmarket@gmail.com for information.

    Location: Iona Port

    Date: August 5

  • Festiville Baddeck

    Festiville Baddeck

    FestiVille Baddeck is a street festival for all ages. Our third annual FestiVille will be bigger and better than ever. Come to experience our Village at its finest with buskers, music, dance, local foods, artisans and so much more. 

    An exciting line-up of live entertainment has been confirmed for the FestiVille Baddeck event taking place August 6th. We will have Cape Breton artisans, local cuisine and crafts. The action will take place on Chebucto Street (closed for the occasion) from 6 PM – 9 PM. ADMISSION IS FREE – everyone welcome!

    The Line-Up:

    Nathan Rogers, Rosie MacKenzie, Razzzmatazz, Fire Buskers, 

    Take Note Drummers,  Allie MacInnis (Town Crier)

    Don’t miss these fantastic performers!

     

    Location: Baddeck

    Date: August 6

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    Deron Donovan's John Pine Tribute

    Deron Donovan’s John Prine Tribute

    August 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    $10

    We are excited to welcome Deron Donovan to the Culture Centre this year to perform his raved about John Prine Tribute show!

    Deron is a local Singer/Songwriter who has been recently selling out this great singalong show at Breton Brewery in Sydney.

    So come on out, clap your hands, tap your feet, and sing along to some of John Prine’s greatest tunes!

    Can’t wait to see you there!

    Location: Cape North

    Date: August 9

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    Celtic Tea Room Ceilidhs

    Friday, Aug. 10 – Kimberly Fraser and Brenda Stubbert - Cape Breton fiddles and piano.

    Location: 46715 Cabot Trail, Indian Brook

    Date: August 10

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    Friday Frolic

    Friday Frolic

    August 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    Ian MacDougall Catch some live music at the pub each Friday this summer. Kitchen open till 9PM, bar open till 2AM No cover charge.

    Location: Iona Heights Inn, Iona

    Date: August 10

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    BioBlitz, CBHNP

    Make a real difference. Spend time outside. Connect with nature. You and your family team up with scientists around Freshwater Lake in Ingonish to find as many living creatures as you can. Join our experts on surveys, lake safaris and other fun activities to learn about biodiversity in the park. An opportunity to see wild creatures up close and support the protection of this special place. Location: Freshwater Lake, Cape Breton Highlands National Park Proud to partner with Cape Breton University, Unama'ki Institute of Natural Resources, Mi'kmaq Environmental Learning Centre, Canadian Wildlife Federation and iNaturalist.ca. Come celebrate with us! There are two ways you can get involved: 1) Participate in one or more species surveys with a scientist-led team. 2) Join the drop-in activities and plan an afternoon of fun that works with your family’s schedule. You could also pack a picnic and make it into a day of adventure. Lots of hands-on activities and opportunities to see wild creatures up close. Species Surveys Schedule Led by professional scientists and experienced naturalists, Species Surveys are where species data is collected for future conservation uses and where experts share their knowledge and enthusiasm with the public. The Species Surveys will last approximately 3 hours and can accommodate 12-15 participants. We have 7 surveys covering various topics. Our experts are from Parks Canada, Unama'ki Institute of Natural Resources, Cape Breton University, University of New Brunswick, Dalhousie University, St. Francis Xavier University, Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Centre, and local naturalists.

    Location: Ingonish Beach

    Date: August 11 - August 12

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    Ceilidh Matinee

    Cèilidh Matinee

    August 11 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Gillian Head Get a taste of local celtic music & culture with our weekly ceilidhs. Expect to see world-renowned talent & budding entertainers all from our native Cape Breton. General admission seating ranging from $5-$10

    Location: Iona Heights Inn, Iona

    Date: August 11

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    Ingonish Ceilidhs

    Aug 11, 8:15 PM - Saturday Night Ceilidh - St. John’s Parish Hall, 35981 Cabot Trail. - Colin Grant and Scott MacMillan - fiddle & guitar
     

    Location: 35981 Cabot Trail, Ingonish

    Date: August 11

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    Kelly Cove Annual Little Wave Poker Run

    Kelly Cove Annual "Little Wave" Poker Run - August 11

    Registration 12:00 noon at Kelly Cove Wharf, New Campbellton
    Boats leave at 1:00 pm.   Poker Hands available at $10.00 a hand.
    Life Jackets available to rent

    Following Poker run - Canteen Facilities available, even spit and ticket draw, entertainment for the afternoon.  Hope to see you there. 

    Location: Kelly Cove Wharf, New Campbellton

    Date: August 11

  • St. Anns Bay Blueberry Festival

    St. Ann's Bay Blueberry Festival

    Blueberry Festival Schedule of Events:

    8:00 am. - 10:30 am.  Breakfast  - Blueberry Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon
                                                         Tea/Coffee $8.00

    10:30 am. - 2:00 pm.    Blueberry Pies, Cheesecakes, Crisps, Muffins, Coffee/tea

    11:30 am.  BBQ - Sausage, Hot dogs and fries 

    Flea Market tables available - call Debbie at 929-2061. 

    Location: St. Ann's Bay United Church, Indian Brook

    Date: August 11

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    Iona Port Community Markets

    Iona Port Community Markets

    The Iona Port Community Markets will be held Sundays from 12-2 @ the Iona Port. (with a couple exceptions - we will keep you posted) We happily welcome back the vendors that made last year possible and excitedly welcome the new vendors joining us for the season.  Email:ionaportmarket@gmail.com for information.

    Location: Iona Port

    Date: August 12

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    Celtic Tea Room Ceilidhs

    Tuesday, Aug. 14 – Jerome Aucoin and Ron LaFitte. - Traditional and original songs
     

    Location: 46715 Cabot Trail, Indian Brook

    Date: August 14

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    Christina Martin - Frolic & Folk

    Christina Martin

    August 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

    “Impossible To Hold” is Martin’s sixth and strongest studio album, achieving a perfect balance between organic ambience and impeccable production.  “I’m writing about faith and love more than ever with songs like ‘Keep Me Calm’...

    Location: Iona Heights Inn, Iona

    Date: August 15

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    Celtic Tea Room Ceilidhs

    Friday, Aug. 17 – David Greenberg and Doug MacPhee - Cape Breton fiddle and piano.
     

    Location: 46715 Cabot Trail, Indian Brook

    Date: August 17

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    Friday Frolic

    Friday Frolic

    August 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    Darrell Keigan Catch some live music at the pub each Friday this summer. Kitchen open till 9PM, bar open till 2AM No cover charge.

    Location: Iona Heights Inn, Iona

    Date: August 17

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    Ceilidh Matinee

    Cèilidh Matinee

    August 18 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Kenneth MacKenzie Get a taste of local celtic music & culture with our weekly ceilidhs. Expect to see world-renowned talent & budding entertainers all from our native Cape Breton. General admission seating ranging from $5-$10

    Location: Iona Heights Inn, Iona

    Date: August 18

  • Festival of Cape Breton Fiddling

    Festival of Cape Breton Fiddling


    The 45th Annual Festival of Cape Breton Fiddling will take place at the Gaelic College, St. Ann’s on Saturday, August 18th and Sunday, August 19th. Highlights include performances by local fiddlers known for the excitement they generate while playing lively jigs, strathspeys, and reels in particular. Guest fiddlers from Glengarry, Ontario, and members of the Queen’s County Fiddlers, PEI, to name a few, will add to the performances.

    Saturday, August 18 
     2-5 pm. Workshops - Fiddling, step-dancing and piano
     5-6 pm. Supper
     6-7 pm. Tune -Sharing Sessions 
     7-11 pm. Concert & Square Dance 
                    $5.00 per person, children under 12 free.

    Sunday, August 19  
    2-7 pm. Finale Outdoor Concert - featuring the best of local, national and international talent. 

    Full concession facilities available, free parking $15 per person, children under 12 free. 

    Location: Gaelic College, St. Ann's

    Date: August 18 - August 19

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    Ingonish Ceilidhs

    Aug 18, 8:15 PM - Saturday Night Ceilidh - St. John’s Parish Hall, 35981 Cabot Trail.  - David Greenberg & Doug MacPhee - fiddle and piano
     

    Location: 35981 Cabot Trail, Ingonish

    Date: August 18

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    Marag Brunch

    Join us at the Highland Village for a delicious Marag brunch. Enjoy a traditional breakfast with marag, scrambled eggs, hash browns, toast and tea or coffee. Brunch runs from -11:00am -1:00pm Tickets are $12.00 Location: Tuning Room

    Location: Hillage Village, Iona

    Date: August 18

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    Ross Ferry 5k & 10k Barbeque Pork Chop Run

    Ross Ferry 5k & 10k Barbeque Pork Chop Run

    There’s also a children’s 1k &2k run with awards for 7 & under and 11 & under. Cost for this run is $2.


    Saturday August 18, 2018

    Registration begins at 9:00. Cost for the 5 & 10k runs is $10. You must be 17+ for the 10k run and waivers must be signed for all runners.


    Ross Ferry Vol. Fire Department. This is a fundraiser for the department.

    Please come out to enjoy this beautiful run course and help us raise funds for a new truck!

    *Take exit 13 (Kempt Head Road - Ross Ferry) and drive 13 km to the Ross Ferry Vol. Fire Department.
     

    Location: Ross Ferry Fire Hall, Ross Ferry

    Date: August 18

  • Aviation Day

    Aviation Day

    Aviation Day 2017 will feature two workshops with Nigel Isle. In the first one, at 11:00, children use basic household items to create a personalized mini glider that flies brilliantly. In the robot workshop, at 2:00, a CD, a motor, and batteries come together to create a small robot, and from there kids can decorate to their hearts content! All materials are provided. Nigel will also bring his flight simulator and kids can try that out on our big screen TV. In addition to Nigel's activities, members of the Sydney RC group will fill Water with their remote-controlled airplanes, and one of their members will build a remote controlled airplane on the Silver Dart Stage throughout the day. Activities run from 11:00 - 3:00, and admission and workshops are free.

    Location: Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, Baddeck, NS

    Date: August 19

  • Bay St. Lawrence Womens Fishnet Blueberry Event

    Bay St. Lawrence Womens Fishnet Blueberry Event

    Enjoy locally harvested wild blueberries served as a shortcake dessert with tea or coffee. Noon until sold out. Everything is locally sourced.

    Local entertainment, Hughie and Hector MacKinnon will be on site. 

    Location: Bay St. Lawrence

    Date: August 19

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    Iona Port Community Markets

    Iona Port Community Markets

    The Iona Port Community Markets will be held Sundays from 12-2 @ the Iona Port. (with a couple exceptions - we will keep you posted) We happily welcome back the vendors that made last year possible and excitedly welcome the new vendors joining us for the season.  Email:ionaportmarket@gmail.com for information.

    Location: Iona Port

    Date: August 19

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    Celtic Tea Room Ceilidhs

    Tuesday, Aug. 21 – Stewart and Boyd MacNeill - Two members of the Barra MacNeils - fiddle, piano, flute, guitar, mando cello, tin whistle and vocals.
     

    Location: 46715 Cabot Trail, Indian Brook

    Date: August 21

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    Steve Poltz - Frolic & Folk

    Steve Poltz

    August 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

    Steve Poltz is not normal.
    He was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada) but has lived most of his life in Southern California and those geographic poles are quite likely responsible for his unhinged genius. He is a dual citizen - Canada/USA - but has often said that, "should a hostage situation arise, I become conveniently Canadian." Over the course.

    Location: Iona Heights Inn, Iona

    Date: August 22

  • Bay St. Lawrence End of Summer Festival

    Bay St. Lawrence End of Summer Festival

    The community of Bay St Lawrence will host its A End of Summer Festival. The Festival will be packed with events for people (visitors and locals) of all ages.

    Friday, Aug 24-26

    Location: Bay St. LAwrence Community Centre, Bay St. Lawrence

    Date: August 24 - August 26

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    Celtic Tea Room Ceilidhs

    Friday, Aug. 24 – Dara Smith and Susan MacLean Cape Breton fiddle and piano

    Location: 46715 Cabot Trail, Indian Brook

    Date: August 24

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    Friday Frolic

    Friday Frolic

    August 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    Brandon Collier Catch some live music at the pub each Friday this summer. Kitchen open till 9PM, bar open till 2AM No cover charge.

    Location: Iona Heights Inn, Iona

    Date: August 24

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    Ceilidh Matinee

    Cèilidh Matinee

    August 25 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Tune Port with the CBU Pipeband Get a taste of local celtic music & culture with our weekly ceilidhs. Expect to see world-renowned talent & budding entertainers all from our native Cape Breton. General admission seating ranging from…

    Location: Iona Heights Inn, Iona

    Date: August 25

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    Ingonish Ceilidhs

    Aug 25,  8:15 PM - Saturday Night Ceilidh - St. John’s Parish Hall, 35981 Cabot Trail.  - Shelly Campbell & Allan Dewar - Fiddle & piano
     

    Location: 35981 Cabot Trail, Ingonish

    Date: August 25

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    Iona Port Community Markets

    Iona Port Community Markets

    The Iona Port Community Markets will be held Sundays from 12-2 @ the Iona Port. (with a couple exceptions - we will keep you posted) We happily welcome back the vendors that made last year possible and excitedly welcome the new vendors joining us for the season.  Email:ionaportmarket@gmail.com for information.

    Location: Iona Port

    Date: August 26

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    Celtic Tea Room Ceilidhs

    Tuesday, Aug. 28 – Lucy MacNeil and Rob Durando  - Fiddles, guitar, harp and songs.
     

    Location: 46715 Cabot Trail, Indian Brook

    Date: August 28

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    J.P. Cormier - Frolic & Folk

    J.P. Cormier

    August 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

    Nobody really knows who J.P. Cormier is for sure. That’s to be expected, believe me.
    In 1974 he was a five year old boy, discovering an innate talent for playing the guitar, I had a little hand in that, guiding him through the beginning stages. He learned faster than I could teach...

    Location: Iona Heights Inn, Iona

    Date: August 29

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    Celtic Tea Room Ceilidhs

    Friday, August 31 – Rocky Shore - Local group of fiddles, guitars, vocals and more.

    Location: 46715 Cabot Trail, Indian Brook

    Date: August 31

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    Friday Frolic

    Friday Frolic

    August 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    Richard Schaller Catch some live music at the pub each Friday this summer. Kitchen open till 9PM, bar open till 2AM No cover charge.

    Location: Iona Heights Inn, Iona

    Date: August 31

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