Events

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…
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…
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.
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.
Food & Drink in Pictou

Lobster Carnival

Started in 1934 as the Carnival of the Fisherfolk, this four-day event now offers free entertainment, boat races and lots of chances to feast on lobster.
Performing Arts in Halifax

Halifax International Busker Festival

The oldest and largest festival of its kind in Canada draws comics, mimes, daredevils and musicians from around the world to the Halifax waterfront.
Cultural in Halifax

Nova Scotia Tattoo

The world's 'largest annual indoor show' is a military-style event with lots of marching bands.
Music in Wolfville & Grand Pré

Canadian Deep Roots Festival

If you're in Wolfville in early fall, rock out to modern roots music at this annual festival.