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2015 Festival and Event Listings

Kitchenfest

June 27th to July 4th

Kitchenfest

With it's inaugural year in 2014 proving a big success, KitchenFest is back for round 2, celebrating the traditional music of Cape Breton. Don't miss out on all the fun!

Visit gaeliccollege.edu/kitchenfest/ for more information.


The Bells of Baddeck

July 3 to August 2, 2015

Alexander Graham and Mabel Bell

The Bells of Baddeck - The Alexander Graham and Mabel Bell Story

Showtimes: 7:30pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
Final performance: Sunday, August 2 @ 7:30pm
Location: Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, Baddeck, NS

Tickets available from mid-February at www.BellsofBaddeck.com

From kites and flights to schools and libraries, Alexander Graham and Mabel Bell changed the world. Here, in a newly created music-drama, is the story of the great inventor and his wife who came to Cape Breton and fell in love with its people, music, and Gaelic charm.


World Oceans Day - Port of Iona

June 6-7, 2015

World Oceans Day - Port of Iona

The purpose of this informative and celebratory event is simply to heighten public awareness of the role 'Aros na Mara, and the Bras d'Or Lake can play in the understanding and maintaining the health of the world's oceans. The event will also confirm general acknowledgement and appreciation about the fundamental value and economic potential that the Bras d'Or Lake possesses for all Nova Scotians. As World Oceans' Day is being celebrated on June 8th, CCBCVI considers this week-end an apt occasion and manner for Cape Breton Island's own participation in this world-wide event.

Saturday June 6th:

Kick-off entertainment evening - Iona Legion


Sunday June 7th: 1:30- 4:30:

Wharf Events- Boats and ship displays (TBC) Angling, Diving:

St. Columba Hall: Booths, CBU information marine science and marine energy, Science Speakers, Videos, Displays, Food, Music


Canada Day Open House - Highlands Village

July 1st

Canada Day Open House - Highlands Village
To honour the founding of our country, admission to visit the Highland Village will be free on July 1.

Come to Iona and celebrate Canada’s birthday.

For additional information:

Visit highlandvillage.novascotia.ca/events


Granville Green - Port Hawkesbury

July 8th - Aug. 9th

Granville Green - Port Hawkesbury
Enjoy a series of free outdoor concerts being held every Sunday evening from July 8th - Aug. 9th, 2014 on Granville Street in Port Hawkesbury.

For more details visit granvillegreen.ca


Race the Cape 2015

July 12th to 18th

Race the Cape 2013 | July 17th  - 22nd

Cape Breton Island is a sailors' destination. Race the Cape is a sailor's dream. Five days of challenging point to point racing through the amazing Bras d'Or and along Cape Breton's rugged Atlantic coast. Seven nights of legendary Cape Breton food, hospitality and entertainment!

Race the Cape 2015 is fast approaching ! If you haven't submitted your registration, now is the time. See the Notice of Race (NOR) on the Race Page for details.

For more information visit: www.racethecape.ca


Louisbourg Crabfest

July 31-August 1

Louisbourg Crabfest

The most fun you'll have this summer!

Plan to join us at the 22nd annual Louisbourg Crabfest this summer - Two days of food, fun and friends! #crabfest15

For more information visit www.louisbourgcrabfest.ca


Festival of Cape Breton Fiddling - St. Ann's

August 15th - 16th

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, on August 15th - 16th, 2015.

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

http://www.capebretonfiddlers.com/

Call 902-849-8476 or toll free 1-800-565-0000


Hike the Highlands Festival

September 11th-20th

Hike the Highlands Festival
This ten day hiking festival is set in the Cape Breton Highlands along the Cabot Trail.

It features more than 20 guided hikes, workshops, evening activities and more!

For information, please visit www.hikethehighlands.com or email hikethehighlands@gmail.com


Celtic Colours International Festival

October 9th-17th

Celtic Colours International Festival
Celtic Colours International Festival invites you to join us October October 9th-17th and experience all that Cape Breton Island has to offer. This year's Festival includes concerts presented at more than 200 community cultural events in communities throughout Cape Breton Island.

Visit www.celtic-colours.com for the full 2015 schedule.


Local

May Works Celebration

May 30, 2015

Cape Breton District Labour Council presents:

May Works Celebration

Come & Join us for a GREAT night of Entertainment

Date: May 30, 2015
Place: Branch 12 Legion, Dorchester, Sydney NS
Cost: $5.00
Time:
7-8 pm Entertainment & Finger foods
8-9 pm Local Theatre
9 pm - 1am - Dance, music by D.J.