Music, Festivals & Events

Heritage Day in Baddeck

List of events for Heritage Day Sunday February 18th 2018 10am -2pm Sunday Brunch at Inverary Inn 2pm- create your own snowman or winter character with Bristol board, styrofoam, or whatever works. These creations will be posted along Chebucto Street Monday morning for all to enjoy. Remember to be original and put your name on…

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Christmas in Baddeck 2017

Christmas in Baddeck kicks off on November 24-25 weekend with a variety of events including the Tree Lighting and carolling on Friday evening and Christmas Parade on Saturday, November 25th. For the complete list of events & program click here for the poster in pdf format.  CHRISTMAS IN BADDECK 2017 poster

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Hello Winter in Baddeck Events

The 2nd Annual Hello Winter in Baddeck events  from Jan 5th to March 31st, 2018 has started. Lots of  great outdoor activities and events – Snowshoeing hikes, Cross Country Skiing, Snowmobiling in highlands as well  SANS – Ride for Dad, Middle River Baddeck Old Time Commute Trek, and much more. Lots of great indoor events…

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Theatre Baddeck

Theatre Baddeck: professional theatre with a distinct Cape Breton flavour! Our 2017 season features three heartwarming comedies from July to September with evening and afternoon performances. Check out the full performance calendar at www.theatrebaddeck.com/calendar Murder at the Inverary Inn by Sam Bobrick & Ron Clark. Location: The Masonic Hall, 24 Queen St. Dates: July 20-August…

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The Bells of Baddeck

  THE BELLS OF BADDECK: The Alexander Graham and Mabel Bell Story The critically acclaimed 2015 music-drama returns to Baddeck, Cape Breton July 2016! From kites and flights to schools and libraries, Alexander Graham and Mabel Bell changed the world. Deaf from childhood, Mabel never heard the ring of the telephone nor the roar of…

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Gaelic College Workshop Day

Great Hall of the Clans Museum: The Great Hall of the Clans is the home of your cultural experiences on campus. With an interactive museum, you will discover the ancient history of the settlers to this area from the Highlands of Scotland, along with an exploration of the traditions still living today. The Rev. Norman…

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Carding Mill Day – Highland Village Museum

Saturday, June 21 – Cash’s Carding Mill Day at Highland Village – Part of the Celtic Heart Open House Day!  Come join us as we celebrate traditional wool processing. Cash’s Carding Mill Day will begin with a sheep shearing demonstration. There will also be a demonstration of fleece throwing, skirting and rolling and a special lecture…

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Highland Village Museum / An Clachain Gaidhealach

Immerse yourself in over 120 years of the Scottish Gaels’ life in Nova Scotia. Visit the only scottish living museum in the province. Enjoy the Highland Village Day concert – first Saturday in August and other great events such as codfish suppers, candlelight tours and much more. Just a 40 minute drive from Baddeck. Aug…

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Colaisde na Gaidhlig / Gaelic College of Celtic Arts & Crafts

Resides on more than 350 acres in St. Ann’s and is the only institution of its kind in North America. Daily music and dance demonstrations, Wednesday evening summer ceilidhs, Feis Colaisde na Gaidhlig, and Festival of Cape Breton Fiddling are just some of the events scheduled this summer & fall. Just 20 minutes from Baddeck.…

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Canada Day

July 1, 2016 Come to Baddeck to celebrate Canada Day with lots of activities, music and fireworks.  

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Cabot Trail Relay Race

May 23rd & 24th, 2015 A 185 mile / 298km, 17 stage relay race through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. This event involves 70 teams with over 1100 runners.  It is a must-do event for many runners throughout North America.

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Christmas in Baddeck

Christmas in Baddeck is a magical time and we are getting the season started in a big way. Our 20th Annual Christmas Parade is November 28th at 1pm. The Food Bank will be participating in the parade accepting donations of non-perishable food items and monetary donations. Spend the day exploring local shops, pose with Alexander…

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Colaisde na Gàidhlig / The Gaelic College

Whether you’re looking for an educational tour, a relaxing culinary experience, or an interactive day of fun, Colaisde na Gàidhlig has something for you! While visiting Colaisde na Gàidhlig, enjoy a day filled with culture, learning, and fun. The Craft Shop at Colaisde na Gàidhlig is your first stop when visiting campus and is now…

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Baddeck Gathering Ceilidhs

The village of Baddeck springs to life each summer when visitors and summer residents come to experience the beauty and to enjoy the culture in an area that holds tight to its Scottish roots.   At Baddeck Gathering Ceilidhs you’ll find a relaxed setting where you’ll meet new friends, learn about our Cape Breton traditional music, and maybe…

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Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site

Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site is a member of Parks Canada’s family of special places and spaces that commemorate our natural and cultural heritage. Here you can explore the amazing worlds of a lifetime that has touched all of us. You’re in for a pleasant surprise because the telephone was only the beginning of…

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