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2016 Event Listings

Cape Breton Kennel Club 70 Anniversary Dog Shows

Dates: August 27-28, 2016

142 Kings Road, Dominion, NS B1G 1H6

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What to see??

4 All Breed Dog Shows

2 Obedience Trials

2 Rally Obedience Trials

CKC Registered Breeds
Please come by and meet the dogs and their handlers

$5 admission for Adults, Children - come in for free!!

For more information please visit the Cape Breton Kennel Club Face Book page!!!

The Acoustic Roots Festival

Fri, September 2 2016

The Acoustic Roots Festival offers a variety of acoustic music spanning the genres of Folk, Blues, Celtic, Country and Bluegrass.

Fri, September 2 2016 at The Two Rivers Wildlife Park, 4581 Grand Mira North Road, Huntingtion, NS.


The Cape Breton Paddlefest

Sept. 9 - 11, 2016

The Cape Breton Paddlefest offers a series of instruction, fun and social activities for the experienced paddler and those that maybe interested in becoming a paddler.


The Cape Breton Fiddlers Run Weekend

Sept. 9 - 11, Sydney Watefront

This weekend of fitness and fun includes a ceilidh at Breton Brewing featuring local entertainers, a Fiddlers Race Expo held at the Victoria Park Armouries, a pre-race pasta dinner and post race chilli!
Phone: (902) 322-0230

Hike the Highlands Festival

September 9-18, 2016, various Cape Breton locations.

A ten day hiking festival on the Cabot Trail and Northern Cape Breton that features guided hikes, evening activities & presentations, the hiker distance award, opening & closing ceremonies and a photo contest.

Louisbourg Live: Fortress Feast

Sept. 17, 2016 from 6 - 10 at The Fortress of Louisbourg.

This evening event at The Fortress of Louisbourg includes a three course 18th century meal, concert and fireworks.



September 22and 23

Lumiere is a night festival that consists of workshps and community events and culminates in an art-at- night event.

Workshops and community events will take place on September 22and 23, while the art-at-night event will take place on September 24 from 6:57 pm - 11:57 pm.

Shane Dunn and his Cadillac Kings

Sept. 24

Join Shane Dunn and his Cadillac Kings as they recreate Elvis Presley's now historic Aloha from Hawaii Satellite Telecast from 1973.

Sept. 24 at 7:00 pm at The Savoy Theatre in Glace Bay.

Cabot Trail Writers Festival

September 30 - October 2, 2016

Join fellow book-lovers for an event-packed weekend of laughter and up-close conversation with your favourite authors.

The Gaelic College, St. Ann's

Celtic Colours International Festival

October 7 - 15, 2016

Cape Breton Island is alive with music, energy and excitement as people come from far and wide to celebrate Cape Breton's rich culture. From concerts to dances and workshops to community suppers, this International festival offers a full range of events against a gorgeous backdrop of autumn colours.

1 (888) 355-7744

Huckle Buckle Fall Festival

Oct. 13 - 16, 2016.

The Huckel Buckle fall festival take place in Ingonish and includes a fun array of events and activities for all ages.

Held at various venues in Ingonish.


Oct. 19 - 23

Sucker - When whimsical tragedy strikes, the grieving process takes a hysterical turn in this wacky comedy.

Oct. 19 - 23 at 8:00 pm at The Highland Arts Theatre in Sydney.

Hotel California - The Original Eagle Tribute Band

Oct. 20

7:00 pm at The Savoy Theatre in Glace Bay.

Splash'N Boots!

Concert featuring children's entertainers, Splash' N Boots.

Oct. 30 at 1:00 pm at The Savoy Theatre in Glace Bay.


November 9 - 13

Vigil - One of Canada's most produced plays comes to CB. "Deliciously absurd, incredibly funny, and poignantly tender comedy."

November 9 - 13 at 8:00 pm at The Highland Arts Theatre in Sydney.


Nov. 12, 13 and 18

Annie is a family-friendly musical featuring little orphan Annie as she charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City.

Nov. 12, 13 and 18 at 2:00 and 7:00 pm at The Savoy Theatre in Glace Bay.

Ron James

Dec. 2

Join award-winning comedian Ron James for his Pedal to the Metal Tour.

Dec. 2 at 7:00 pm at The Savoy Theatre in Glace Bay.

Holiday on Christmas Island

December 14 -18

Holiday on Christmas Island - Your favourite characters from DREAM are dreaming of a White Christmas, only trouble is, they're having a tropical heat wave!

December 14 -18 at 8:00 pm at The Highland Arts Theatre in Sydney.

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.