Top Choice Music in Canso

Stan Rogers Folk Festival

Most people who come to Canso come for the Stan Rogers Folk Festival, the biggest festival in Nova Scotia. It quadruples the town's population, with six stages showcasing folk, blues and traditional musicians from a…
Music in Kensington

Indian River Festival

The Indian River Festival features a full season of performances by some of Canada's finest musicians (from Celtic to choral) in the wonderfully acoustic St Mary's Church.
Cultural in Pictou

Pictou Landing First Nation Powwow

Across the Pictou Harbour (a 25-minute drive through New Glasgow), this annual powwow on the first weekend in June features sunrise ceremonies, drumming and craft demonstrations. Camping and food are available on-si…
Food & Drink in Charlottetown

Fall Flavours

Now one of the island's largest festivals, this massive, monthlong kitchen party merges traditional music with incredible cuisine. Don't miss the oyster-shucking championships or the chowder challenge.
Performing Arts in Charlottetown

Charlottetown Festival

This long-running festival organized by the Confederation Centre of the Arts features free outdoor performances, a children's theater and dance programs.
Music in Cape Breton Island

Celtic Colours International Festival

This popular roving music festival, attracting top musicians from countries with Celtic connections, helps extend the tourist season on Cape Breton Island into the fall, a superb time to visit.
Music in Charlottetown

Festival of Small Halls

Island musicians, dancers and storytellers who have 'made it' out of the province return to their homeland to perform in rural community halls around PEI during this popular festival.
LGBT in Halifax

Halifax Pride Week

The largest LGBTI Pride festival east of Montreal paints the town pink and every other shade of the rainbow, with its massive grab-bag of fun, inclusive events and performances.
Music in Halifax

TD Halifax Jazz Festival

Now in its fourth decade, Halifax's well-loved jazz festival boasts free outdoor jazz concerts and evening performances ranging from world music to classic jazz trios.
Cultural in Mahone Bay

Great Scarecrow Festival & Antiques Fair

Locals make outlandish scarecrows and carve pumpkins to display outside their homes on the first weekend in October. Meanwhile, a popular antique fair rages on.