Music, Festivals & Events

KitchenFest 2020

KitchenFest 2020  – June 26th to July 5th The island-wide traditional music festival is back for year 7 as Colaisde na Gàidhlig | the Gaelic College presents KitchenFest! Féis a’ Chidsin!, happening June 26 to July 5, 2020. The annual celebration of Cape Breton-based Gaelic music, gives locals and visitors alike up-close-and personal insight into…

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A Magical Seaside Christmas 2019

    More information to come as events are finalized and announced Please note that the following Accommodations and Restaurants will be open to serve you this weekend: (in No particular Order) – The Freight Shed Restaurant – Tom’s Pizza Restaurant – Bean There Cafe -Tim Horton’s – Inverary Resort on Baddeck Bay – Telegraph…

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Theatre Baddeck – Sexy Laundry

“Sexy Laundry” (September 20-October 5, 2019)   ABOUT THE PLAY Armed with a copy of “Sex for Dummies,” Alice and Henry check themselves into a trendy seaside hotel with a mission: to jump-start their 25-year marriage. It’s not going well. Time has taken its toll – so have kids, stress and gravity. Will Henry’s and…

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Theatre Baddeck – The Hydrofoil Mystery

“The Hydrofoil Mystery” (September 9-11, 2019)   ABOUT THE PLAY It’s the summer of 1917 and a teenage boy is sent to work for the great inventor Alexander Graham Bell in Baddeck, Nova Scotia. Billy McCracken’s gotten into some bad habits and has other interests than slinging sheep manure and working hard for the summer.…

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Theatre Baddeck – He’d Be Your Mother’s Father’s Cousin

“He’d Be Your Mother’s Father’s Cousin” (July 5-August 15, 2019)   ABOUT THE PLAY Daughter Mary-Rose has moved away to Toronto. Mom doesn’t want to waste money on expensive long distance calls so she’s recording all the news on tape to send to her. Dad can’t keep up, zany Gramma, with her Gaelic outbursts, is dealing…

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FestiVille Baddeck

FestiVille Baddeck is a street festival for all ages.  Our third annual FestiVille will be bigger and better than ever. Come experience our Village at its finest with buskers, music, dance, local foods, artisans and so much more.  We are celebrating 2 nights this summer, Saturday, July 6th & Monday, August 5th, 2019, free of charge,…

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Celtic Coours

Celtic Colours International Festival

October 11-19, 2019 Cape Breton-wide festival including square dances, concerts, workshops and community events. For more information on evening concerts, community events and much more visit the Celtic Colours International Festival website   2019 Celtic Colours Festival Guide & Program –  (pdf) 2019 Celtic Colours Festival Map (pdf)

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Bras d’Or Yacht Club – Regatta Week

Bras d’Or Yacht Club’s Annual Regatta Week August 2-8, 2020 Sail past, races and evening entertainment. For more information on Bras d’Or Yacht Club programs, special events and Regatta Week visit their website.

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Cabot Trail Relay Run

Cabot Trail Relay Race

Cabot Trail Relay Race –  May 23rd – May 24th, 2020. 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. For more information on the…

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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,…

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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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