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Marathon of Respect and Equality (M.O.R.E) Marathon of Respect and Equality (M.O.R.E) May 4th 2017

Connecting the towns of Pictou County, this marathon involves everyone to come together and celebrate.

New Glasgow Art at Night New Glasgow Art at Night May 6th 2017

Taking place in downtown New Glasgow, the streets and shops come alive with live entertainment, art and artists selling their pieces. For more information visit

New Glasgow Farmers Market Mother's Day Weekday Market New Glasgow Farmers Market Mother's Day Weekday Market May 10th 2017

Celebrate Mother's at the New Glasgow Farmers Market. For more details visit

Miss Miles Mother's Day 5K Classic Miss Miles Mother's Day 5K Classic May 14th 2017

This ladies running event takes place in New Glasgow, what a great way to celebrate Mother's Day. For more information visit

Jost Vineyards Tidal Bay Bash Jost Vineyards Tidal Bay Bash May 20th 2017

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Joe Earle Victoria Day Road Races Joe Earle Victoria Day Road Races May 22nd 2017

A running tradition in Trenton for over 40 years. Hundreds come from across the province to participate in this family running event.

Northumbeerfest at Pictou Lodge Beachfront Resort Northumbeerfest at Pictou Lodge Beachfront Resort May 27th 2017

Pictou Lodge Beachfront Resort presents Northumbeerfest, a craft beer and music festival. For more details visit

Jost Vineyards Summer Solstice Jost Vineyards Summer Solstice June 17th 2017

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Johnny Miles Running Event Weekend Johnny Miles Running Event Weekend June 17th-18th 2017

One of Atlantic Canada's premiere running events, named in honour of Canada's greatest runner and is a qualifying event for the Boston Marathon. For more information visit

Music Mountain-Thorburn Music Mountain-Thorburn June 23rd-August 19th

June 23-24 Country Weekend July 21-22 Blues Weekend August 18-19 Rock Weekend

Cross Border Challenge Cross Border Challenge June 23rd 2017-June 24th 2017

Half marathon, 10km, 5km running event across the Tantramar Marsh. Spaghetti supper, and live entertainment by Big Fish. For more information visit

Westville Canada Days Westville Canada Days June 24th-July 1st 2017

Celebrate Canada Day in the Town of Westville. Visit for more details.

Highland Lobster Supper Highland Lobster Supper June 25th 2017

Enjoy a lobster dinner straight from the Northumberland Strait. Join in the celebration and tradition of a lobster dinner; served at your table by the community who has caught, cooked and prepared your dinner. All dinners include 1lb lobster served...

12th Annual Harbourfest Pugwash 12th Annual Harbourfest Pugwash June 30th-July 2nd 2017

12th Annual Harbourfest, visit for complete details.

Gathering of the Clans Gathering of the Clans July 1st 2017

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Summer Musical Showcase Pictou Summer Musical Showcase Pictou July 2nd-August 28th 2017

Live entertainment Every Sunday and Monday evening on the Pictou Waterfront

154th Antigonish Highland Games 154th Antigonish Highland Games July 2nd-9th 2017

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Festival of Summer Sounds at the deCoste Festival of Summer Sounds at the deCoste July 4th-August 24th 2017

Weekly entertainment every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from July 4th-August 24th. Visit for more details.

Gathering of the Arts Gathering of the Arts July 4th-August 31st 2017

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Cinema Under the Stars Cinema Under the Stars July 6th-August 31st 2017

Every Thursday in July & August at Trenton Park enjoy Family friendly movies under the stars (Rain days in the Trenton Rink).

Pictou Lobster Carnival Pictou Lobster Carnival July 7th-9th 2017

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Black Battalion Memorial Ceremony Black Battalion Memorial Ceremony July 8th 2017

Celebrating the Black Battalion that formed in the Pictou over 100 years ago.

Read by the Sea Read by the Sea July 8th 2017

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Strawberry Festival-Oxford Strawberry Festival-Oxford July 8th 2017

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Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre July 13th-August 26th 2017

Festival Antigonish is proud to celebrate 30 years as the premier summer repertory theatre in Atlantic Canada. With a Main Stage Series and a Family Stage, the Festival presents professional live productions for all ages. More information and...

IWK 250 Weekend at Riverside Speedway IWK 250 Weekend at Riverside Speedway July 13th-15th 2017 for details

Lavender Festival Lavender Festival July 15th-16th 2017 A free (no charge), fun-filled day of enjoying 3,000+ budding and blooming lavender plants, as well as free educational "Lavender 101" talks. Also: delicious lavender culinary treats for purchase (lemonade, shortbread, oat...

Bordertown Biker Bash Bordertown Biker Bash July 21st-23rd 2017

Trunk 7 Music Festival Trunk 7 Music Festival July 21st-July 22nd

Music Festival of many music genres featuring local and Nova Scotian talent. A variety of foods and activities available for the whole family.

New Glasgow Riverfront Jubilee New Glasgow Riverfront Jubilee August 4th-6th 2017

Antigonish Art Fair Antigonish Art Fair June 23rd 2017-August 18th 2017

Every second Friday from June 23rd-August 18th Chisholm Park in Antigonish hosts the Antigonish Art Fair. New and established artists sell their artwork in the evenings. For more information visit

Chez Deslaurier Friday Lunches Chez Deslaurier Friday Lunches July 7th-August 25th 2017

Every Friday at Chez Deslauriers in Pomquet enjoy traditional Acadian lunches from 11am-2pm

River John Sunday Market River John Sunday Market July 2nd-September 3rd 2017

Every Sunday from July 2nd-September 3rd at Lismore Sheep Farm, River John

Pictou County Weekend Market Pictou County Weekend Market June 10th 2017-September 10th 2017

Taking place every Saturday, Sunday and holiday Mondays, you will find talents artists, crafters. For more information visit

9th Annual Multicultural Fusion Festival 9th Annual Multicultural Fusion Festival September 9th 2017

This festival provides the opportunity for newcomers, residents as well as visitors, to come together and celebrate our growing cultural diversity. There will be ethnic food vendors, multicultural market, children's activities, entertainment and much...

Year Rounds Events

Antigonish Farmers Market Antigonish Farmers Market May 6th-December 16th 2017

Every Saturday the Antigonish Farmers Market offers visitors a chance to visit with the local artisans, producers and farmers. Be sure to visit their website

Pugwash Farmers Market Pugwash Farmers Market May 20th 2017-October 7th 2017

Pugwash Farmers Market takes place every Saturday from 8:30am-1pm from May 20th-October 7th. For more details visit

Merigomish Market & Cafe Merigomish Market & Cafe May 21st 2017-December 17th 2017

Every Sunday from 10am-1pm the Merigomish Market & Café takes place (May 21st-December 17th) Visit for more details.

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