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The Coal Shed Festival – Music-packed weekends on the waterfront. Aug. 16-18, 23-25 Close to 100 performances featuring a wide genre of tunes. Check out the schedule.

Aug. 14 – 17 Yarmouth Shark Scramble  – The Yarmouth Shark Scramble is a fishing tournament where teams compete to catch the largest weight of a single shark. The event is mainly for scientific research with the catch information reported to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. The weigh-in and specimen sampling takes place on Rudders wharf with educational commentary.


Aug. 17 – 24 – Wedgeport Tuna Tournament – From 1935 to the mid 1960’s, Wedgeport was once the Sport Tuna Fishing capitol of the world. The event includes a wine & cheese opening night, seafood extravaganza, pageant and weigh-in for the giant fish.

Aug. 25 – SWITCH takes place in Yarmouth. This event sees a section of Main Street closed to vehicles, with musicians, dancing, interactive sports, food vendors and non-profit organizations taking advantage of the opportunity to provide information on their groups. 

Sept. 13 – 15 Bay of Fundy Sea Kayak Symposium – Held once every two years, this event draws dozens of instructors and participants from around the world. A wide variety of kayaking skills is taught, from beginners to advanced. Some of the sessions take place in Cape Forchu.

Sept. 22 Gran Fondo Baie Sainte-Marie– Cycle along Nova Scotia’s Acadian Shore and experience challenging rides, breathtaking scenery and unrivaled hospitality. This Gran Fondo has quickly grown to become a bucket list cycling and cultural experience. Now the largest cycling event in Atlantic Canada,  970 cyclists were hosted in 2018 (plus 95 in the inaugural Mini-Fondo for youth on the Saturday.) 

Sept. 25 – 28 Communities in Bloom National Symposium – Close to 350 delegates from Canada and the U.S. are expected to attend. The symposium is designed for communities participating in the national edition and international challenge and also for any community/individuals wanting to learn about CIB and green spaces in general.