Nova Scotia Festivals & Events

Nova Scotia is well-known for its awesome festivals! Great music, great food, great dancing, magical cultural activities, getting up close and personal with's all here!

This is what festivals in Nova Scotia are all about!!

a little tip...

If you are in an area and you don't see anything on my calendar, then simply ask a local if anything is going on or check the community boards in the local post office or grocery store...

chances are...something is happening close by!!

I have listed the 'must-see' Nova Scotia festivals on this page.  They all sound great so check the dates and make your choices!!

I have 2 additional pages for Cape Breton Festivals & Events and another one for Halifax Festivals & Events.

Google the name of the event and you will be able to find more detailed information.

'Must-See' Nova Scotia festivals

Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival
Kentville, Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley
May 24 - 29

Cold Waters Seafood Festival
Eastern Shore
June 3 - 4

Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo
June 30 - Jul 3

KitchenFest! | Feis a Chidsin!
Throughout Cape Breton
June 30 - Jul 8

Lobster Bash
Jul 7 - 9

Antigonish Highland Games
Jul 2 - 9

Pictou Lobster Carnival
Jul 7 - 9

TD Halifax Jazz Festival
Jul 11 - 16

Annual Acoustic Maritime Music Festival
Kempt Shore Ocean View Campground, Kempt Shore
Jul 13 - 16

Great Annapolis Ride (GAR 2022)
Annapolis Valley
Jul 29 - 30

Halifax International Busker Festival
Aug 2 - 7

Festival de l'Escaouette
Cheticamp, Cape Breton

Stan Rogers Folk Festival
Jul 20 - 23

Festival Acadien de Clare
Church Point, Acadian Shore
Jul 29 - Aug 5

Broad Cove Outdoor Scottish Concert
Broad Cove, Cape Breton
July 30

Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival
Aug 10 - 13

Halifax Seaport Cider & Beerfest
Aug 10 - 12

Not Since Moses 5K & 10K
Five Islands, Bay of Fundy
Aug 5

Kempt Shore Music Campout (Retro-Weekend)
Kempt Shore Ocean View Campground, Kempt Shore
Aug 18 - 20

Wharf Rat Rally
Aug 31 - Sep 3

Hike the Highlands Festival
Cape Breton
Sep 8 - 17

Canadian Deep Roots Music Festival
Sep 22 -24

Celtic Colours International Festival
Across Cape Breton Island
Oct 6 - 14

Devour! The Food Film Fest
Wolfville, Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley
Oct 23 - 29

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