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2016 Event Listings

Cantley Village Summer Kickoff & Kids Fun Run

June 18th

Cantley Village Summer Kickoff & Kids Fun Run

Cantley Village Summer Kickoff & Kids Fun Run
Saturday, June 18th
Kids Fun Run: 9:30 AM
Activities and Food: 10AM to 1PM
Cost: $10 per child for Fun Run (includes participation ribbon); Raffles and treats for an additional cost

Join us for a community fundraiser in Coxheath's Cantley Village Park in support of our mission to make the park CBRM's first fully accessible park!

Following the Fun Run, there will be loads of family-friendly activities, including a bouncy tent, scavenger hunt, science displays and games.

Enjoy FREE snacks, bottled water and hot dogs. Plus, there will be treats like ice cream and cake pops for sale.

Great prize baskets, along with a 50/50 draw, will be raffled off with proceeds going toward purchasing new inclusive playground equipment for the park!

Pre-registration required for the Fun Run - please fill out and submit the attached registration form.

For questions and more info, visit

Men of the Deeps

June 19th

Men of the Deeps

Men of the Deeps
Date: Sun, Jun 19 2016 at 3 p.m.

The Men of the Deeps is a choir of working and retired coal miners from Cape Breton.

For information and tickets, call 902-945-5300 or visit

12th Annual Englishtown Mussel Festival

June 25th

12th Annual Englishtown Mussel Festival

Englishtown Community Hall 971 HWY 312 Englishtown
Saturday, June 25th

12th Annual Mussel Cup Road Race (5KM): 5KM RUN - $15 Registration Fee
1 KM RUN (for 12 and under) $10 Registration Fee register 8:30am / run 9:30am

Round the Bay Bike Ride: Noon Start Time / Register at 11am 45km ride / Victoria Co. Fitness Challenge
For more info on Road Race, Bike Ride or Tug of War please contact Robin Stuart at 902-295-0792 or

Guest Speaker: MR. TOM SMITH: Executive Director of Aquaculture Association of NS, former CEO of Fair Trade Canada.
Topic: "The opportunity to develop aquaculture in our coastal communities as a strong contributor to rural economic development". $5/person Included in the Admission Fee. Please note the new start time 10:30am

Music: 12pm - 6pm Main Stage Buddy MacDonald & Rachel Davis, Darrell Keigan, Connie & Larry MacAskill, Ferris & Shauna Asaph, Rocky Shore & Jessi Cox Open Mic Outdoor Tent: We welcome entertainers of all ages and genres!

Click here for the full schedule and details


July 2-8


Date: Sat, Jul 2 - 8, 2016

The annual celebration of Cape Breton-based traditional music gives people an up close and personal insight into this distinct living culture, bringing the kitchen-ceilidh feel to the forefront. Presented by The Gaelic College.

For more information, call 902 295 3411 or visit


July 2


THE BELLS OF BADDECK, The Alexander Graham and Mabel Bell Story Date: Sat, Jul 2 2016

Musical drama telling the story of the great inventor and his wife who came to Cape Breton and fell in love with it's people, music, and Gaelic charm.

For more information, call 902 295 2069 or 1 888 790 1477 or visit

Granville Green Concert Series

July 3-7

Granville Green Concert Series

Granville Green Concert Series
Date: Sun, July 3 -7, 2016

The Granville Green Concert Series provides a wonderful summer musical experience and is free! The concerts are held each Sunday from July 3 - August 7 at 7:00 pm.

For more information and schedule, visit

Glendale Ceilidh Days

July 8-10

Glendale Ceilidh Days

Glendale Ceilidh Days
Date: Fri, Jul 8 - 10, 2016

Gaelic Cultural Festival, workshops and annual Scottish Concert.

For informtion, call 902 625 1723 or visit

Hike the Trail Head: Seawall Trail Society Fundraiser

July 10th

Hike the Trail Head: Seawall Trail Society Fundraiser

The Seawall Trail Society is proud to offer a guided, 10 km Hike along our future Trail Head. Our route will take you out of picturesque Meat Cove and north to the breathtaking tip of Cape St. Lawrence.

The Lobster Dinner, open to everyone, includes a salad, roll, lobster, tea or coffee, and desert. Come enjoy some lobsters, come for just the hike, or be adventurous and come for both.

Money raised by this fundraiser will help develop a long-distance hiking trail connecting the communities of Meat Cove, Big Intervale and Red River.

Lobster Dinner: $25 10 km Hike: $100 Both: $120 Hike Start Time: 10:00 am. Lobster Dinner: 3:00 pm At The Meat Cove Welcome Centre

Contact for more information

Whycocomagh Summer Festival

July 11-17

Whycocomagh Summer Festival

Whycocomagh Summer Festival
Date: Mon, Jul 11 - 17, 2016

Featuring ceilidhs, milling frolic, dances, canoe races, ball, hockey, soccer tournaments, street fair, street parade, bike challenge and concert.

For festival information, call 902-787-2155.

Sydney Ribfest

July 15

Sydney Ribfest

Sydney Ribfest
Date: Fri, Jul 15 2016

BBQ ribs, fantastic food vendors, a kidís entertainment zone and the sounds of music from local Cape Breton bands. This 2nd annual Rotary Sydney Ribfest will take place in downtown Sydney at beautiful Open Hearth Park.

For more info, call 902 577 9788 or visit

Gaelic Concert Series

July 12, 19, 26, Aug 2, 9

Gaelic Concert Series: July 12, 19, 26, Aug 2, 9

Some of Cape Breton's finest musicians gather at the Christmas Island Fire Hall to share the stage with emerging talent and local tradition bearers in bilingual Gaelic-English concerts. A traditional tea with oatcakes and tea biscuits will be served.

Tickets must be purchased at the door on a first come first served basis.