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    Opening Day - Highland Village

    Location: NS Highland Village, Iona, NS

    Date: June 1

    Opening Day

     
    June 1, 2019

    Join us for our opening day of the Nova Scotia Highland Village in Iona for the 2019 season!

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    World's Ocean Day

    Location: Iona

    Date: June 6 - June 9

    A four day festival leading up to our World Oceans Day celebration which will take place on Sunday, June 9 at the Iona Port.

     

     Schedule of Events

    June 6, Thursday – Frolic’n Folk Pub – Bras d’Or Trivia – 8 pm

    June 7, Friday – Branch #124, Iona Legion–6-7pm, Haddock Supper
    Entertainment – 7-9pm for under 19,
      *After 9:00pm 19 years and over

    June 8, Saturday – 10 am – Iona Beach Clean Up and Hike
    10-4 – Biadh is Baile | Highland Fare Day, Highland Village
    5-8pm – Cèilidh at Frolic’n Folk Pub
    8-12pm – Dance, Iona Legion, 19 years & over
    – Music by  Full Circle

    June 9, Sunday – 12-4pm Àros na Mara World Oceans Day – Iona Port
    2-4  Calum Cille | St. Columba Day– Highland Village

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    Biadh is Baile | Highland Fare Day

    Location: NS Highland Village, Iona, NS

    Date: June 8

    Join us for Biadh is Baile | Highland Fare Day as we celebrate Highland food and fare. Visit homes throughout the site as we prepare traditional meals. You can even help us plant our gardens. Sarah Nettleton will be on hand to demonstrate sheep shearing. See how raw wool is processed at Cash’s Carding Mill and speak with members of the Cash family who operated the mill for generations. General admission fees apply. 10 am - 4 pm.

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    Iona Port Community Market

    Location: Iona, NS

    Date: June 8

    Iona Port Community Market

    Saturday, June 8th  11am.-1 pm.
     (World's Ocean Day Beach Clean -up - 10:00 am.

    Come & meet a variety of local vendors @ Iona Port off Hwy 223
    Remember to bring your reusable bags, mugs and water bottles.

    For more information or to become a vendor, please email :
    ionaportmarket@gmail.com

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    Calum Cille/St. Columba Day

    Location: NS Highland Village, Iona, NS

    Date: June 9

    Join us for a special Calum Cille/St. Columba Day Milling Frolic in the Centre Chimney House. Born in sixth century Donegal, Calum Cille (meaning Dove of the Church) is the most eminent of Ireland and Gaelic Scotland’s saints. Tea and traditional bonnach will be served. General admission fees apply. 2-4 pm.

  • Washabucks Annual Fathers Day Pork Chop BBQ Dinner

    Washabuck's Annual Father's Day Pork Chop BBQ Dinner

    Location: Washabuck Community Centre, Washabuck

    Date: June 16

    Washabuck's Annual Father's Day Pork Chop BBQ Dinner, Sunday, June 16th, 11:30 am. - 2:00 pm. at Washabuck Community Centre.

    2 Pork Chop meal- $15.00
    1 Pork Chop meal- $12.00 ( includes tea/coffee and strawberry short-cake dessert

    Kids Hotdog meal - $6.00 includes drink and dessert.

     

  • Variety Concert - Dingwall

    Variety Concert - Dingwall

    Location: Octagon ( Markland), Dingwall

    Date: June 23

    Variety Concert at the Octagon (Markland), Dingwall, June 23, 2019 at 7:00 pm. 
    Come on out to hear Newfoundland songs and Scottish fiddling music.  Refreshments available. Admission is $10.00 perperson.

    Tickets on lobster being sold. Draw will be at the concert. This event is sponsored by St. Joesph CWL.

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    Baddeck Farmers Market

    Location: Victoria Highland Civic Centre, 26 Campbell St., Baddeck

    Date: June 26 - October 30

    Our first market day is June 26 (11am – 2pm) at a brand new location, Victoria Highland Civic Centre. Admission and parking FREE!

  • KitchenFest

    KitchenFest

    Location: Gaelic College, St. Ann's

    Date: June 28 - July 6

    KitchenFest 2019

    KitchenFest 2019.  – June 28th to July 6th

    KICHENFEST 2019 


    The island-wide traditional music festival is back for year 6 as Colaisde na Gàidhlig | the Gaelic College presents KitchenFest! Féis a’ Chidsin!, happening June 28 to July 7, 2019. The annual celebration of Cape Breton-based Gaelic music, gives locals and visitors alike up-close-and personal insight into this distinct and vibrant living culture, bringing the kitchen-ceilidh feel to the forefront. Bigger and better than ever, the festival has now grown to 10 days and will be held in 38 venues. Plans include over 100 events with more than 200 performers from the local area and Atlantic region. Each of the over 80 live performances will feature a Gaelic-speaking host or hostess and happen across the island. Fiddles and bagpipes, concerts and céilidhs, food and drink, Gaelic language and song, cheering and dancing, informality and hospitality — consider this your official invitation to Cape Breton’s biggest kitchen céilidh!

    2019 KitchenFest  Schedule of Shows
    2019 Artists

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    Ceilidh at the Keltic Lodge

    Location: Ingonish Beach

    Date: June 29

     
    DATE: Saturday June 29th
    TIME:  7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    PRICE: $10 at door | all ages
    VENUE: Keltic Lodge
    ADDRESS:  383 Keltic In Rd. (Highland Sitting Room), Ingonish Beach

    Pronounced kay-lee, is a common Gaelic word meaning a visit - and when folks visit, you can bet that song, story, and dance are sure to follow. Join us for a ceilidh and get up close and personal to local music at its finest. Be sure to bring along dancing shoes, as you never know when a square set might unfold!

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    Family Square Dance

    Location: Branch #124 Legion, Iona, NS

    Date: June 29

    Family Square Dance with Leanne Aucoin & Joe MacMaster

     
    June 29, 2019

    Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 7 to 10 pm
    Admission: $8 for 19 and older
    Admission is free for 18 years and under (they must be accompanied by a parent/guardian)

    Come kick up your heels at our family square dance and help us reboot the square dance tradition of our area. If you don't know the set, don't worry. There will be coaches on hand to help you learn our local set. Come on out for an evening of culture, kinship . This is an event for everyone.

    Music by provided by Leanne Aucoin & Joe MacMaster

    Hosted by Branch 124 Legion. Members and guests of all ages are welcome.
    The bar will be open.

    Thanks to the Legion, Baile nan Gàidheal | Highland Village, Iona Heights Inn, and the Nova Scotia Health Authority for their support of our dances.

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    Family Square Dance - Iona

    Location: Iona Legion, Iona

    Date: June 29

    Family Square Dance

    DATE:
     Saturday June 29th
    TIME:  7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    PRICE:  $8 at door for 18+ | Free under 18
    VENUE: Iona Legion
    ADDRESS: 4237 Highway 223, Iona
    TICKETS:  1-866-442-3542

    Come kick up your heels at our family square dance and help us reboot the square dance tradition of our area. If you don't know the set, don't worry. There will be coaches on hand to help you learn our local set. Come on out for an evening of culture, kinship and fun. This is an event for everyone. Hosted by Branch 124 Legion. Members and guests of all ages are welcome. The bar will be open. Thanks to the Legion, Baile nan Gàidheal | Highland Village, Iona Heights Inn, and the Nova Scotia Health Authority for their support of our dances. Admission: $8 for 19 and older. Admission is free for 18 years and under (they must be accompanied by a parent/guardian).

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    KitchenFest - Guided Storytelling Tour & Milling Frolic

    Location: NS Highland Village, Iona, NS

    Date: June 29

    Guided Storytelling Tour & Milling Frolic



    DATE: Saturday June 29th
    TIME: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    PRICE: $25 | all ages
    VENUE: Baile nan Gàidheal | Highland Village
    ADDRESS: 4119 Hwy 223, Iona
    TICKETS:  1-866-442-3542

    This special, folklife experience will provide you with insight into the lives and stories of Nova Scotia Gaels. The group will hear tales and songs collected from generations of Gaels as you walk throughout the Village. Along the way, you will have an opportunity to stop and enjoy some tea and traditional Cape Breton oatcakes. Reservations preferred.

  • Lobster Roll Luncheon

    Lobster Roll Luncheon

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

    Date: June 29

    Lobster Roll luncheon at St. Ann's Bay United Church Team Room beginning at 11:00 am. until sold out. Lobster Roll -$15.00 , Strawberry Short Cake and Hotdogs.

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    Pub Night - Baddeck

    Location: Baddeck Legion, Baddeck

    Date: June 29

    Pub Night at Baddeck Legion
    DATE: Saturday June 29th
    TIME: 9:00 PM - 12:00 PM
    PRICE:  $10 at door | 19+
    VENUE:  Baddeck Legion
    ADDRESS: 37 Ross St, Baddeck

    Get out and enjoy a night of music in one of the most common and natural spots for it – the pub! Get cozy with a sing-a-long, or be ready to hoot and holler to jigs and reels. Anything goes on these nights – be ready for some fun!

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