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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

  • Kitchenfest

    Kitchenfest

    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 party!


     



     

    Location: Throughout Cape Breton

    Date: June 29 - July 7

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    Canada Day - Baddeck

    Here is the Canada Day Schedule for Baddeck 

    7:00 -10:00 am.   Grade 9 Pancake breakfast at the community centre
    8:30 am.              Dan MacDonald 10 km Road Race. Registration at Yacht Club
    8:30 am.              1.5 km Road Race Ages 5 & up 
    9am.-5pm.           Alexander Gram Bell Museum ( Free Admission all day)
    10am.-5pm.         Highland Village - Milling Frolic 2 pm.
                                (Free admission all day)
    8:30 am.- 8 pm.   Gaelic College Craft Shop (open throughout the day)
    10:00 am.            Baddeck Lions Club Ferry operating to Kidston Island 
    12:00 noon          Canteen Services at the Waterfront
      1:00 pm.            Canada Day Parade ( route - rink through Water Street &
                                Chebucto -returning back to the rink )  Floats line up at 12
                                 noon.
    2-5pm.                 Baddeck Volunteer Fire Dept. - Accepting donations for the
                                Burn Camp. Look for the Big Fireman's Boot on Display.
                                Receive Genuine Mardi Gras Beads from New Orleans
                                (provided by Water's Edge) for your donation.
    2-4 pm.                Children's Games & Activities on the waterfront after the
                                parade.
    2-9 pm                 Entertainment at the Bras d'Or Yacht Club
    3-6 pm.                Englishtown Boys at Royal Canadian Legion Br.53
    9:30 pm.              Full Fireworks at Dusk
    10 pm.- 2 am.      Dance - Middle River Band at Royal Canadian Legion 
                                Br.53. 

    Sponsored by BABTA (Baddeck Area Business Tourism Association), Baddeck Lions Club and Baddeck Volunteer Fire Dept.

    Location: Baddeck

    Date: July 1

  • Canada Day - Bay St. Lawrence

    Canada Day - Bay St. Lawrence

    Canada Day in Bay St. Lawrence

    9:00 am. - 2:00 pm.  Pancake & Maple Syrup Breakfast, Bay Cafe 
    10:00am. - 12:00 noon - Flea Market, Community Centre 
    12:00 noon -- Offical Opening of BasketBall Courts
                     Bounce Tent, Tug of War, Sack Races, Fish Pond, Face Painting
    5:00 pm. Chase the Ace 19 & over 
    6:00 pm. Draw for the Ace, 45's to follow
    8:30 pm.  Fireworks, Music, Cake. 

    Location: Bay St. Lawrence

    Date: July 1

  • COLOURS OF CANADA (DAY) - CAPE BRETONS NATIVE ACADIAN ECOSYSTEM PIGMENTS

    COLOURS OF CANADA (DAY) - CAPE BRETON'S NATIVE ACADIAN ECOSYSTEM PIGMENTS

    Taught by local ecological fibre artist Mel Sweetnam, a juried member of the Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design, this one day workshop will introduce participants to several techniques using native plants (no artificial inks or dyes are used in this process, only those extracted from plants). - whole cloth dyeing - ecoprints (to transfer plant pigments, shape and texture) onto fabric and paper - resist dyeing to achieve different surface design effects Students Will Take Home: - yarn, fabric and paper samples coloured/printed with the very essence of Cape Breton - dye records showing all of the key variables in achieving successful results - the skills to further explore the magic of plant colour - an appreciation for the importance of protecting native ecosystems Full details on Mamie's Schoolhouse's web site. Date: Sunday 1 July, 2018 (Canada Day); 10 am to 3:30 pm Location: South Haven Community Hall, a former one room schoolhouse conveniently located 12 minutes from Baddeck, and 3 minutes from the Gaelic College (the headquarters of October's Celtic Colours International Festival).

    Location: South Haven Community Hall, South Haven

    Date: July 1

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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

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    Celtic Tea Room Ceilidhs

    Friday, July 6 – Brad Reid & The Maudes From Halifax  - fiddles, piano and cello.

    Location: 46715 Cabot Trail, Indian Brook

    Date: July 6

  • 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

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    Ingonish Ceilidhs

    July 7,  8:15 PM -Saturday Night Ceilidh - St. John’s Parish Hall, 35981 Cabot Trail. From Halifax, fiddles & cello. - Cape Breton fiddler Brad Reid joins The Maudes (a Halifax based folk and classical string duo).
     

    Location: 35981 Cabot Trail, Ingonish

    Date: July 7

  • Elusive Glorious Green

    Elusive Glorious Green

    Taught by local ecological fibre artist Mel Sweetnam, a juried member of the Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design, this one day workshop will teach students how to develop a sophisticated skill set in extracting green dye from a very small number of plants that reliably product it, how to use assists to shift other plant dye colours into various green shades, how to use over-dyeing (combining different plant dyes) to achieve green, and how to extract chlorophyll from plants. Students Will Take Home: - yarn and fabric samples in a range of green hues produced in the workshop - dye records showing all of the key variables in achieving successful results - an expanded skill set to further explore the magic of green from plant dyes Dates (each one day workshop runs from 10 am to 4 pm, with one hour for lunch, which is not provided): - July 8, 2018 Location: South Haven Community Hall, a former one room schoolhouse conveniently located 12 minutes from Baddeck, and 3 minutes from the Gaelic College (the headquarters of October's Celtic Colours International Festival).

    Location: South Haven Community Hall, South Haven

    Date: July 8

  • Sea Harvest Festival

    Sea Harvest Festival

    Come celebrate our culture in the week long Sea Harvest Festival with community events ranging from local musicians, guided tours and Cape Breton Seafood. The Seawall Trail is a proposed, multi-day hiking trail along Northern Cape Breton's Highland Coastline in the Pollets Cove-Aspy Fault Wilderness Area. The Trail Route, is as old as the Island and was once frequented by First Nations and featured several Gaelic communities. The current communities surrounding the Seawall Trail mirror the past and make their living upon the oceans, farmlands and highlands.

    Sunday, July 8th: Hike The Trail Head, 11am, and Lobster Dinner noon Meat Cove

    Monday, July 9th: Live Music at the Markland, Dingwall 7-9 pm. Speaker Series North Highland Community Museum 7:30-9pm

    Tuesday, July 10th: Join local Derron O'Donnobhan at the Markland, 7-9pm (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday)

    Wednesday, July 11th: Chase the Ace and Crib Tournament Bay St. Lawrence Community Centre at 6pm, Live Music, Markland 7-9pm,

    Thursday, July 12th: Fish n' Zips with Mountain Pine Adventures and Danena's Bakery and Bistro, noon-5pm.

    Friday, July 13th: Fill-in Friday - Kayaking, Dining, Whale Watching, Hiking, Free Museum Entry. 

    Saturday, July 14th: Local Food and Music at the Farmers Market 10am-1pm

    Sunday, July 15th: Bay St. Lawrence Crab Fest. Noon to 4pm.

    Location: Dingwall, Cape North & Bay St. Lawrence

    Date: July 8 - July 16

  • 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 experience our Village at its finest with buskers, music, dance, local foods, artisans and so much more. We are celebrating 2 nights this summer, July 9 & August 6, 2018, free of charge, from 6:00 PM–9:00 PM, on the Main Street in Baddeck. For more information visit our website.

    Location: Baddeck

    Date: July 9

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    Celtic Tea Room Ceilidhs

    Wednesday, July 11 – Concert celebrating The Canada-France Vimy Ridge Connection.
    NOTE: this the only Wednesday concert of the season.  Meet and Greet a contingent representing France.
    Local Music by Allie Mombourquette, John Grant, Leon, Beth and Ella Dubinsky, Brad Murphy and Paul Cranford. - Fiddles, pipes, piano, guitar & vocals.
     

    Location: 46715 Cabot Trail, Indian Brook

    Date: July 11

  • 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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    Celtic Tea Room Ceilidhs

    Friday July 13 – Dwayne Coté & Doug MacPhee -  Cape Breton fiddle and piano.

    Location: 46715 Cabot Trail, Indian Brook

    Date: July 13

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    Ingonish Ceilidhs

    July 14, 8:15 PM - Saturday Night Ceilidh - St. John’s Parish Hall, 35981 Cabot Trail - Mike Hall & Hilda Chiasson - fiddle and piano.
     

    Location: 35981 Cabot Trail, Ingonish

    Date: July 14

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    Bluenose II visit to Baddeck

    Bluenose II visit to Baddeck Wharf 

    Sunday, July 15 - Decks open at 6:00 pm.
    Monday, July 16 - Decks open at 10:00 am.
    Tuesday, July 17 - Decks open at 10:00 am.

    Location: Baddeck

    Date: July 15 - July 17

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    Big Wave Summer Festival

    A week of community events and activities. A poker run is held to raise funds for to finance the festival. Entertainment is provided after the poker run.  More information to follow. 

    Location: Big Bras d'Or

    Date: July 16 - July 21

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    Celtic Tea Room Ceilidhs

    • Tuesday July 17 – Rachel Davis & Darren McMullin - Cape Breton fiddle, guitar, mandolin & tenor banjo

    Location: 46715 Cabot Trail, Indian Brook

    Date: July 17

  • Bluenose II Visit to Iona

    Bluenose II Visit to Iona

    Bluenose II will be visiting Iona Wharf on July 18-19. 
    Decks open :  July, 18 at 1:00 pm.
                           July 19 at 10:00 am. 

    Location: Iona Wharf, Iona, NS

    Date: July 18 - July 19

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    Celtic Tea Room Ceilidhs

    Friday, July 20 –   The Quilly Family. An Irish and traditional music group from Ontario playing a variety of instruments.
     

    Location: 46715 Cabot Trail, Indian Brook

    Date: July 20

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    Codfish Supper

    Satisfy your taste buds with a feed of salt cod, potatoes and all the trimmings of a traditional Cape Breton salt codfish supper. Dinner admission includes entry to the Highland Village Ticket Price - $15 per person. Seating is limited. Call to pre-book your tickets - 902-725-2272. Dinner will be served from 1:00-4:00pm

    Location: Highland Village, Iona

    Date: July 21

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    Ingonish Ceilidhs

    July 21, 8:15 PM  - Saturday Night Ceilidh - St. John’s Parish Hall, 35981 Cabot Trail. - Stanley MacKinnon &  Catherine Ann Lamey -  A Tribute to Winston Fitzgerald - fiddle & piano    
     

    Location: 35981 Cabot Trail, Ingonish

    Date: July 21

  • 27th Annual Bay St. Lawrence Fishing Derby & Crab Festival

    27th Annual Bay St. Lawrence Fishing Derby & Crab Festival

    The Bay St Lawrence Fire Department will host its 27th Annual Fishing Derby and Crab  Festival on Sunday July 22nd.

    The festival is one of the longest running Crab Festivals in Nova Scotia.

    Visitors will spend the day enjoying the water participating in the fishing derby.

    Local fishermen try to ensure all visitors get to go out in a boat to do some fishing in hopes of winning the big prize. All children participating in the derby win a prize.

    Everyone then follows that up with what is known as the best crab dinner on Cape Breton Island just up the road at the Firehall.

    Location: Bay St. Lawrence Fire Hall, Bay St. Lawrence

    Date: July 22

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    Celtic Tea Room Ceilidhs

    Tuesday July 24 – Kyle & Sheamus MacNeil - Cape Breton fiddle and piano.

    Location: 46715 Cabot Trail, Indian Brook

    Date: July 24

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    Celtic Tea Room Ceilidhs

    Friday, July 27 – Kyle and Colin MacDonald - Cape Breton fiddle and piano.

    Location: 46715 Cabot Trail, Indian Brook

    Date: July 27

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    Ingonish Ceilidhs

    July 28, 8:15 PM - Saturday Night Ceilidh - St. John’s Parish Hall, 35981 Cabot Trail.  - The Poe Trio - Original fiddle music composed by Otis Tomas. Accompanied by Paul MacDonald & Eddie Woodsworth (guitar and acoustic bass).
     

    Location: 35981 Cabot Trail, Ingonish

    Date: July 28

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    Celtic Tea Room Ceilidhs

    Tuesday, July 31 – Colin Grant & Mario Colosimo - Cape Breton fiddle and piano.

    Location: 46715 Cabot Trail, Indian Brook

    Date: July 31

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