What an eventful year 2018 was on the South Shore!
Our Christmas Crawl might be all WRAPPED up for another year but not without a lot of festive days and twinkling nights. People all along the South Shore of Nova Scotia, from near and far, were out watching parades, cutting the perfect Christmas Tree, lighting Lobster Pot Trees and Vessels, attending Christmas craft markets and home tours, listening to live music, shopping in our quaint towns, feasting on fresh Atlantic Lobster and so much more. Thank you to everyone who participated and attended, you continue to make our annual holiday event a successful one!
With 2019 underway, we invite you to plan ahead for your visit to Nova Scotia this year!
We have a variety of festivals and events during the year, with something for everyone. You will have ample opportunities to dine on authentic Nova Scotia food, craft beer & wine, hike at Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site or surf along our rugged coastline, listen to traditional folk music, or visit the private island of Oak Island, just to name a few.
Lobster Crawl – February 1-18, 2019, along Nova Scotia’s South Shore
Love Mahone Bay – A Vow Renewal Event – February 8-10, 2019, Mahone Bay
World Junior Curling Championships 2019 – February 16-23, 2019, Liverpool
Nova Scotia’s Official March Break – March 15-25, 2019 along Nova Scotia’s South Shore
Brett Kissel in Concert – April 12, 2019, Liverpool
Run Our Shore – April 27, 2019, Liverpool
South Shore Expo – May 3-5, Liverpool
Shelburne County Lobster Festival – June 6-9, Shelburne/Lockeport/Barrington/Clark’s Harbour
Liverpool Privateer 5 Mile Road Race – June 22, 2019, Liverpool
Privateer Days – June 2019, Liverpool
Graves Island Show ‘n Shine – June 2019, Graves Island
Hubbards Barn Food Truck Rally – July 2019, Hubbards
Boxwood Festival and Workshops – July 21-27 2019, Lunenburg
Peggy’s Cove Area Festival of the Arts – July 3-15, 2019, Peggy’s Cove
Shelburne Founders’ Days – July 19-21, 2019, Shelburne
Nova Scotia Marathon/Half Marathon/Half Marathon and 10K – July 21, 2019, Barrington
South Shore Exhibition – July 23-28, 2019, Bridgewater
Harmony Bazaar Festival of Women & Song – July 26-27, 2019, Lockeport
Port Medway Readers Festival – July/Aug, Port Medway
Coveside Classic Horse Show, – August 2019, Haddon Hill, Chester
Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival – August 8-11, 2019 Lunenburg
Cape Days – August 10, 2019, Cape Sable Island
29th Annual Hank Show Tribute – August 15-18, 2019, Liverpool
Woolsock Music Festival – August 24th, Barrington
Chester Race Week – August 14-17 2019, Chester Yacht Club
Shelburne Kayak Festival – August 16-18, 2019, Shelburne
Canadian National Axe Throwing Championships – August 24-25, 2019, Liverpool
Shag Harbour UFO Incident Festival – September 2019, Shag Harbour
Queens County Fair – September 17-21, 2019, Caledonia
Lunenburg Doc Fest – September 19-22, 2019, Lunenburg
Mahone Bay Scarecrow Festival & Antique Fair – September, Mahone Bay
Whirligig and Weathervane Festival – September 21-22, 2019, Shelburne
International Ukulele Ceilidh – October 4-5, 2019, Liverpool
Spirited Away with Nova Scotia Craft Spirits Festival – October 2019, Lunenburg
Chester Village Christmas – November/December, Chester
Christmas Crawl – December 2019, along Nova Scotia’s South Shore
New Ross Christmas Festival – First weekend of December, New Ross
With all these events taking place we hope you still find time to enjoy FRESH seafood, sip craft beer, wine and spirits, visit Lunenburg a UNESCO World Heritage Site, drive the Lighthouse Route, find artisan treasures to take home, experience a day on an 1880’s family farm at Ross Farm Museum or simply stroll along our beautiful beaches and rugged coastline.
Start planning your unforgettable 2019 Nova Scotia vacation NOW!