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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

  • Canada Day at NHCM

    Canada Day at NHCM

    Location: Cape North

    Date: July 1

    North Highlands Community Museum & Culture Centre in Cape North, invites you to Canada Day celebrations from 12 noon to 2:00 pm. Join us for hotdogs, cake and entertainment.
     

  • Canada Day at NHCM

    Canada Day at NHCM

    Location: Cape North

    Date: July 1

    North Highlands Community Museum & Culture Centre in Cape North, invites you to Canada Day celebrations from 12 noon to 2:00 pm. Join us for hotdogs, cake and entertainment.
     

  • Canada Day in Baddeck

    Canada Day in Baddeck

    Location: Baddeck

    Date: July 1

    Canada Day in Baddeck Events Schedule

    8:30 am/9:00 am. Fun Run
    Noon to 4:00 pm. Canteen
    1:00 pm. Parade
    2:00 pm.-4:00 pm. Games
    Dusk - Fireworks

    Other events going in the community of Baddeck on July 1st:

    1) Bras d'Or Yacht Club - Live Music
       2pm.-6pm. Michael Cavanaugh
       6:30 pm. - 10:00 pm. Jason Kempt & John Rendell

    2) KitchenFest - Pub Night at Baddeck Legion  8:00 pm. -11:00 pm
        Featuring: Wendy MacIsaac, Mairi Rankin, Michael Cavanaugh, Tracy Cavanaugh

  • Canada Day - Ingonish

    Canada Day - Ingonish

    Location: Ingonish Beach Soccer field, Ingonish Beach

    Date: July 1

    Canada Day in Ingonish

    8:00 am. - 10:00 am. Breakfast at Salty Roses & PerwinkleCafe 
    9:00 am.  Annual Scavenger Hunt at Salty Roses
    11:30 am. - Flag Raising and Cake, Keltic Lodge

    1:00 pm. - 3:00 pm.  Location - Ingonish Beach Soccer field
    Family Fun Activities: Entertainment by Deron Donovan, Archery, Face Painting, Petting Zoo,BBQ, Activities with Parks Canada, Lion's Club Ball Drop Funding raiser

    4:00 pm.  Lobster Dinner, Ingonish Firehall

    8:00 pm.  Outdoor Concert featuring "Broken Road"  & Marshmallow Roast,                 Ingonish Beach Soccer field
    9:30 pm.  Fireworks at Ingonish Beach



     

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    Canada Day in Ross Ferry

    Location: Ross Ferry Marine Park, Ross Ferry

    Date: July 1

    Canada Day at Ross Ferry Marine Park from 1:00 pm. - 4:00 pm.
    Music by Darrell Keigan, Cash Bar, Fries, Sausages.

  • 2019 Concerts Series - Jordan Musycsyn

    2019 Concerts Series - Jordan Musycsyn

    Location: 29243 Cabot Trail, Cape North

    Date: July 5

    Check out the line up for our 2019 Concert Series! Our first concert is this Friday night with Jordan Musycsyn! Get your tickets by calling 902-383-2579 or by stopping by the museum!
     

    Our concert series takes place from July 5th - August 31st, and includes the following lineup for the 2019 season:

    Summer Concert Series 2019 Schedule:

    July 5th – Jordan Musycyn

    July 11th – Colin Grant & Jason MacDonald

    July 18th – Maxim & Gervais Cormier

    July 25th – Local Talent ($400)

    July 28th – Rosie MacKenzie

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    August 1st – Deron Donovan (John Prine Tribute Show)

    August 4th - Maxim and Andy Cormier

    August 8th – Chrissy Crowley & Jason Roach

    August 18th - Brogue Saxophone Quartet

    August 22nd – Rachel Davis & Darren MacMullin

    August 29th – Broken Road

  • 2019 Concerts Series - Jordan Musycsyn

    2019 Concerts Series - Jordan Musycsyn

    Location: 29243 Cabot Trail, Cape North

    Date: July 5

    Check out the line up for our 2019 Concert Series! Our first concert is this Friday night with Jordan Musycsyn! Get your tickets by calling 902-383-2579 or by stopping by the museum!

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    Guided Storytelling Tour & Milling Frolic

    Location: NS Highland Village, Iona, NS

    Date: July 5 - August 31

    Guided Storytelling Tour & Milling Frolic

     
    Repeats every week every Friday and every Saturday until Sat Aug 31 2019.
    July 5, 2019 to August 31, 2019

    Come join us for a guided storytelling tour of the Highland Village. This special folklife experience will give you insight into the lives and stories of Nova Scotia Gaels. The group will have an opportunity to enjoy some tea and traditional Cape Breton oatcakes.

    Reservations preferred. $25.00 per person.
    Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.

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    He'd Be Your Mother's Father's Cousin

    Location: Theatre Baddeck -24 Queen Street, Baddeck NS, B0E1B0

    Date: July 5 - August 15

    ABOUT THE PLAY

    Daughter Mary-Rose has moved away to Toronto. Mom doesn’t want to waste money on expensive long distance calls so she’s recording all the news on tape to send to her. Dad can’t keep up, zany Gramma, with her Gaelic outbursts, is dealing with the out of control cat and they can’t seem to avoid all the other colourful residents of their tiny Nova Scotian community. This sweet, funny and whimsical play by Atlantic Canadian favourite, Mary-Colin Chisholm, is a celebration of story, family ties and a longing for home.   
     
                                                       ..........a  Theatre Baddeck Excerpt. 

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    North Highlands Community Museum & Culture Centre Concert Series

    Location: Cape North

    Date: July 5 - August 31

    Our concert series takes place from July 5th - August 31st, and includes the following lineup for the 2019 season:

    Summer Concert Series 2019 Schedule:

    July 5th – Jordan Musycyn

    July 11th – Colin Grant & Jason MacDonald

    July 18th – Maxim & Gervais Cormier

    July 25th – Local Talent ($400)

    July 28th – Rosie MacKenzie

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    August 1st – Deron Donovan (John Prine Tribute Show)

    August 4th - Maxim and Andy Cormier

    August 8th – Chrissy Crowley & Jason Roach

    August 18th - Brogue Saxophone Quartet

    August 22nd – Rachel Davis & Darren MacMullin

    August 29th – Broken Road

  • Cabot Day

    Cabot Day

    Location: Cabot Landing Provincial Park, Sugar Loaf

    Date: July 6

    Re-enactment, games, BBQ, live entertainment - Indian Bay Drummers, 50-50 cash draw winner will be announced. Get your Tickets !  1- 5 pm.,  Rain date - Sunday, June 23, 2019 same time.

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    Festiville Baddeck

    Location: Baddeck

    Date: July 6

    FestiVille Baddeck is a street festival for all ages. Our third annual FestiVille will be bigger and better than ever. ... We are celebrating 2 nights this summer, Saturday, July 6th & Monday, August 5th, 2019, free of charge, from 6:00 PM–9:00 PM, on the Main Street in Baddeck.

    Baddeck's Street Festival is back! Saturday, July 6 from 6-9pm featuring music from McGinty, Colin Grant and Friends plus the Incedious Motus Fire Buskers, Helicopter Rides, Town Crier Allie MacInnis and the Pirates of Sydney, Horseback Riding, and much more! Spread the word, bring your friends, and we'll see you here in Baddeck! #festivillebaddeck

    A shout out to our festive sponsors, Municipality of Victoria County Nova Scotia, Midway Motors, and KitchenFest / Féis a’ Chidsin

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    National Historic Sites Day

    Location: Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, Baddeck

    Date: July 6

    More info coming in 2019. 

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    Village Dance Storytelling & Dance

    Location: NS Highland Village, Iona, NS

    Date: July 6

    Village Dance Storytelling & Dance

     
    July 6, 2019

    Danns a’ Bhaile | Village
    Dance Storytelling & Dance

    Music was an integral part of life for the Gaels. There are many songs and stories about their talents and tunes written. Another important aspect of life for the Gaels was to gather together to share their music in the community. Often in the evening, the schoolhouse desks would be pushed aside, and the music would flow through the opened windows for the dancers inside and outside. Join us for this special storytelling tour and square dance.

    Dance: 6:00-9:00pm.
    Admission $25.00 per person
                      $15.00 for students 

    **If you want to attend the dance portion only admission is $10.00. Please reserve your ticket in advance, space is limited. 

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    Iona Port Community Market

    Location: Iona, NS

    Date: July 7

    Iona Port Community Market

    Sunday, July 7th  11am.-1 pm.

    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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    Ross Ferry Framers Market

    Location: Ross Ferry Community Centre, 9651 Kempt Head Rd, Ross Ferry

    Date: July 7

    The first market day in 2019 is Sunday, July 7th from 1-3 pm. at Ross Ferry Community Centre.

    For more information on how to become a vender visit this website - http://rossferrymarinepark.weebly.com/farmers-market.html

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    Celtic Tearoom Ceilidhs

    Location: 46715 Cabot Trail, Indian Brook

    Date: July 9

    Tuesday July 9 - The Quilly Family Band - Traditional music
    played by siblings on fiddle, piano, Irish pipes, accordion
    and more.
    
    At the St. Ann's Bay United Church
    46715 Cabot Trail, Indian Brook
    Celtic Tea Room Ceilidhs
    Tuesday and Friday Evenings 7:30 PM
    July through mid-September 2019
    admission $10 (children under 12 - $5)

  • 2019 Concerts Series - Colin Grant & Jason MacDonald

    2019 Concerts Series - Colin Grant & Jason MacDonald

    Location: 29243 Cabot Trail, Cape North

    Date: July 11


    Our concert series takes place from July 5th - August 31st, and includes the following lineup for the 2019 season:

    Summer Concert Series 2019 Schedule:

    July 5th – Jordan Musycyn

    July 11th – Colin Grant & Jason MacDonald

    July 18th – Maxim & Gervais Cormier

    July 25th – Local Talent ($400)

    July 28th – Rosie MacKenzie

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    August 1st – Deron Donovan (John Prine Tribute Show)

    August 4th - Maxim and Andy Cormier

    August 8th – Chrissy Crowley & Jason Roach

    August 18th - Brogue Saxophone Quartet

    August 22nd – Rachel Davis & Darren MacMullin

    August 29th – Broken Road

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    The Shoplifters

    Location: Theatre Baddeck -24 Queen Street, Baddeck NS, B0E1B0

    Date: July 11 - August 18

    ABOUT THE PLAY

    Alma is a career shoplifter at the local Co-op, with a knack for getting the "five-finger discount." When she's caught in the act by Dom, an overzealous security guard, there's more revealed than the steak she has stuffed up her skirt. Along for the ride is Phyllis, Alma's hapless accomplice who doesn’t share Alma’s cool demeanour or knack for snappy comebacks. Dom is ready to lock them up and throw away the key, but his affable senior partner, Otto, intervenes with a more sympathetic view of the crime. As these four oddball characters share their wildly different takes on the situation, complex views on morality and ethics begin to emerge in this biting comedy by one of Canada's finest playwrights.

                                                                     ........ a Theatre Baddeck Excerpt.

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    Celtic Tearoom Ceilidhs

    Location: 46715 Cabot Trail, Indian Brook

    Date: July 12

    Friday July 12 - Colin Grant & Jason MacDonald
    - Cape Breton fiddle, guitar and vocals.
    At the St. Ann's Bay United Church
    46715 Cabot Trail, Indian Brook
    Celtic Tea Room Ceilidhs
    Tuesday and Friday Evenings 7:30 PM
    July through mid-September 2019
    admission $10 (children under 12 - $5)

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    Ingonish Saturday Night Ceilidhs

    Location: 35981 Cabot Trail, Ingonish

    Date: July 13

    July 13 - Mike Hall & Beverly MacLean - fiddles & piano.
    
    At the St. John's Parish Hall
    35981 Cabot Trail
    North Ingonish
    Saturday Nights 8:15 PM
    July & August 2019
    hosted by fiddler Paul Cranford

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    Parks Day

    Location: Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, Baddeck

    Date: July 13

    More info coming in 2019.

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    Big Wave Summer Festival

    Location: Big Bras d'Or, NS

    Date: July 14 - July 20

    There's going to be a busy week in Big Bras d'Or from July 14-20...

    The 25th. Annual Big Wave Festival (can you believe...25YEARS !!!!) kicks off with a Fishermen's Breakfast at the Big Bras d'Or Fire Hall on July 14, and concludes with Big Wave Day on July 20. There will be baked goods from St. James Church, lobster rolls from St. John's United Church, live music all afternoon and much more.

    Various other events will be held during the week leading up to BIG WAVE...Drumming with Shelly Allen on July 15, Merchandise Bingo at the Fire Hall on July 16, the annual Strawberry Tea and Sale at St. John's United Church on July 17, Weiner Roast, July 18 and an evening of music and dancing, music by Brenden Collier with a $5.00 cover charge, at the Fire Hall on July 19. (So you see, it WILL be a busy week).

    A huge thank you goes out to all the volunteers, sponsors and supporters of Big Wave Summer Festival...

    HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE....

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    Celtic Tearoom Ceilidhs

    Location: 46715 Cabot Trail, Indian Brook

    Date: July 16

    Tuesday July 16 - David Greenberg & Doug MacPhee
    - Cape Breton fiddle and piano.
    At The St. Ann's Bay United Church
    46715 Cabot Trail, Indian Brook
    Celtic Tea Room Ceilidhs
    Tuesday and Friday Evenings 7:30 PM
    July through mid-September 2019
    admission $10 (children under 12 - $5)

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    Celtic Tearoom Ceilidhs

    Location: 46715 Cabot Trail, Indian Brook

    Date: July 19

    Friday July 19 - Dwayne Cote & Doug MacPhee
    - Cape Breton fiddle and piano.
    The St. Ann's Bay United Church
    46715 Cabot Trail, Indian Brook
    Celtic Tea Room Ceilidhs
    Tuesday and Friday Evenings 7:30 PM
    July through mid-September 2019
    admission $10 (children under 12 - $5)

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    Glen Roach

    Location: Markland, Dingwall

    Date: July 19

    Glen Roache 
    July 19th

    A local favourite, Glen hails from Cheticamp where he has been performing for the past 30 years, many of which were with his former band, Glen Roache and The Mustangs.  A great entertainer, his performances promise to bring an evening of great fun.

    7:30 pm. - 10:30 pm. Admission - $15.00

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    10th Annual Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge

    Location: Ingonish

    Date: July 20

    The 10th Annual Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge will take place on Saturday, July 20th, 2019. The event is held rain or shine. Twenty-four teams ( four members on a team) will have the opportunity to hike three mountains in one day.  Teams can be mixed, all females and all males. This is not a timed event but a personal challenge.  Each team will designate a captain, their leader. The captain will be responsible to prepare, train, and plan his/her team for this event. Each team is responsible to have a first aid kit. 

    The three mountains you will hike in one day include Cape Smokey Branch Pond Look-off, andFraneyTotal distance you will hike is 26.8 km.  Registration for 2019 has been completed. For the third year in a row, this event was sold in 6 days. 

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    Codfish Supper

    Location: NS Highland Village, Iona, NS

    Date: July 20

    Codfish Supper

     
    July 20, 2019

    Feasgar an Truisg | Codfish Supper

    Satisfy your taste buds with a feed of salt cod, potatoes and all the trimmings of a traditional Cape Breton codfish supper. Dinner admission includes entry to the Highland Village. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. Please note that this is not a buffet meal. $15 per person. 1-4 pm.

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    Ingonish Saturday Night Ceilidhs

    Location: 35981 Cabot Trail, Ingonish

    Date: July 20

    July 20 - Chrissy Crowley & Mario Colosimo
    - fiddle, piano & guitar.
    At the St. John's Parish Hall
    35981 Cabot Trail
    North Ingonish
    Saturday Nights 8:15 PM
    July & August 2019
    hosted by fiddler Paul Cranford

  • 28th Annual Bay St. Lawrence Crab Fest & Fishing Derby

    28th Annual Bay St. Lawrence Crab Fest & Fishing Derby

    Date: July 21

    Don't Miss the 28th Annual Bay St. Lawrence Crab Fest and Fishing Derby, July 21st from 7:00 am. - 4:00 pm.  Fishing derby in the morning and Crab Dinner beginning at noon.  Hosted by Bay St. Lawrence Voluntreer Fire Dept.

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    Celtic Tearoom Ceilidhs

    Location: 46715 Cabot Trail, Indian Brook

    Date: July 23

    Tuesday July 23 - Lucy MacNeil (of the Barra MacNeils) with
    Rob Durando - Cape Breton fiddle, guitar, harp and songs.
    
    At The St. Ann's Bay United Church
    46715 Cabot Trail, Indian Brook
    Celtic Tea Room Ceilidhs
    Tuesday and Friday Evenings 7:30 PM
    July through mid-September 2019
    admission $10 (children under 12 - $5)

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    Norm and the Boys - North Highlands Culture Centre

    Location: 29243 Cabot Trail, Cape North

    Date: July 24

    Come sing some songs /stories and here some great fiddle and guitar this evening at the Cultural Center in Cape North . 7 pm. $15.00 admission.
    Join Norm MacDonald, Bruce Courtney, Davey Fraser and Danny Usifer

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    Celtic Tearoom Ceilidhs

    Location: 46715 Cabot Trail, Indian Brook

    Date: July 26

    Friday July 26 - Joe MacMaster & Leanne Aucoin
    - Cape Breton fiddles, pipes and piano.
    
    At The St. Ann's Bay United Church
    46715 Cabot Trail, Indian Brook
    Celtic Tea Room Ceilidhs
    Tuesday and Friday Evenings 7:30 PM
    July through mid-September 2019
    admission $10 (children under 12 - $5)

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    Ingonish Saturday Night Ceilidhs

    Location: 35981 Cabot Trail, Ingonish

    Date: July 27

    July 27 - Stan MacKinnon - (emcee & fiddle) with Cathy
    Hawley (piano) and North-of-Smokey Fiddlers including
    Gerard Barron, Cassidy Best, Davey Fraser, Hector MacKinnon,
    Lily MacKinnon & Shawn MacKinnon.
    At the St. John's Parish Hall
    35981 Cabot Trail
    North Ingonish
    Saturday Nights 8:15 PM
    July & August 2019
    hosted by fiddler Paul Cranford

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    Celtic Tearoom Ceilidhs

    Location: 46715 Cabot Trail, Indian Brook

    Date: July 30

    Friday July 26 - Joe MacMaster & Leanne Aucoin
    - Cape Breton fiddles, pipes and piano. 
    At The St. Ann's Bay United Church 46715 Cabot Trail,
    Indian Brook
    Celtic Tea Room Ceilidhs Tuesday and Friday Evenings
    7:30 PM July through mid-September 2019
    admission $10 (children under 12 - $5)

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