Nova Scotia’s South Shore releases the 2019 Calendar of Events and Festivals!

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

Lobster Crawl Festival

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

run our shore
Run our Shore

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

privateer days
Privateer Days

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

south shore exhibition
South Shore Exhibition

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

the cape in barrington
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

chester race week
Chester Race Week

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

scarecrow festival 2018
Mahone Bay Scarecrow Festival

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

spirited away festival
Spirited Away

Chester Village Christmas – November/December, Chester

Father Christmas Festival – Late November, Mahone Bay

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!

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