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Aug. 2nd - 10th

ACTION WEEK - Aug. 2nd - 10th


FREE Concerts & Events

Saturday, August 2 - 7:30 p.m.
Action Week "Kick Off" Concert - on the Sydney Boardwalk Stage - Featuring JOHN GRACIE.

Tuesday, August 5 - 8:00 p.m.
Concert on the Boardwalk - on the Sydney Boardwalk Stage - Featuring KINTYRE.

Wednesday, August 6 - 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Cape Breton's Largest Square Dance - Joan Harriss Cruise Pavillion.

Thursday, August 7 - 7:30 p.m.
Concert on the Boardwalk - on the Sydney Boardwalk Stage - Featuring the RHYTHM KATS.

Friday, August 8 - 7:30 p.m.
Concert on the Boardwalk - Featuring ALTER EGO.

Saturday, August 9 - 7:30 p.m.
Action Week Festival "Closing Concert" - on the Sydney Boardwalk Stage.Featuring THE PRIVATEERS.

Concert followed by Fireworks Display

Visit for more information.

Granville Green - Port Hawkesbury

July 6th - Aug. 10th

Granville Green - Port Hawkesbury
Enjoy a series of free outdoor concerts being held every Sunday evening from July 6th - August 10th. 2014 on Granville Street in Port Hawkesbury.


Festival of Cape Breton Fiddling - St. Ann's

August 16th - 17th

Festival of Cape Breton Fiddling
Step out and enjoy a weekend of fiddle music! Held at Gaelic College of Celtic Arts & Crafts in St. Ann's.

For a complete list of workshops and further information please visit:

Call 902-849-8476

Cabot Trail Acoustic Festival

Aug. 22nd - 24th

Cabot Trail Acoustic Festival | Aug. 22nd-24th

Join us for the 2nd Annual CABOT TRAIL ACOUSTIC FESTIVAL in Indian Brook, Cape Breton... just the other side of the Englishtown Ferry.

Dates: Aug 22-24, 2014

Main Stage Headliners: Charlie A'Court & Christine Campbell + More!

Get Your Tickets: 1-866-929-2584

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CAPE FEST 2014: The Cape's Biggest Event Ever

Sept 12th, 2014

Cape Fest 2014 & Martin Entertainment are proud to present Rock Icon Aerosmith and Guitar Legend Slash (featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators) as Headliners for the 2014 show!

Three other great rock groups will entertain the rockin' crowd at CAPE FEST 2014 including established Nova Scotia acts Slowcoaster and Breton Rock.

For more information, please visit or check out their Facebook page.

Lumiere 2014

Sept 25th - 27th

Lumiere | Sept 25th - 27th

Lumiere is a free, annual, celebration of the arts taking place on September 25, 26, & 27, 2014. Workshops and community events will take place on September 25th and 26th. Stay tuned for more details. The art-at-night event will take place on September 27th, 2014 from 6:57 pm - 11:57 pm. Lumiere transforms downtown Sydney into a nucleus of creativity, bringing together visual art, performance, music and craft to invigorate our senses and rouse our minds.

For more information visit:

Cabot Trail Writers Festival

Oct 3rd - 5th

Cabot Trail Writers Festival
Join fellow enthusiasts in a weekend of events designed to let readers and writers personally engage with some of their favourite artists.

The 2014 line-up of authors. Jane Urquhart, David Adams Richards, Steven Galloway, Alexander MacLeod, and Anne Simpson represent the wide diversity of writing in this country and the world.

For information, please visit or email

Celtic Colours International Festival

October 10th - 18th

Celtic Colours International Festival
Celtic Colours International Festival invites you to join us October 10-18 and experience all that Cape Breton Island has to offer. This year's Festival includes 46 concerts presented at 40 venues in 32 communities and more than 200 community cultural events in nearly 60 communities throughout Cape Breton Island.

Visit for the full 2014 schedule.

Weekly Ceilidhs - Judique

All Summer

Weekly Ceilidhs - Judique
Weekly Sunday ceilidhs at the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre in Judique feature traditional Cape Breton music, with bar service available.

For more information, please phone 902 787 2708 or visit their website