June 3-5 Y-Con Gaming & Comics Convention – Y-con is a non-profit organization that supports the gaming community, game developers and stores by providing demonstration services for board, card, role-playing and miniature games. It’s an all-ages event and every effort is made to provide games that are appropriate for younger gamers.
June 22-26 Convention for Travel Media Association of Canada (TMAC) to be hosted by Yarmouth. Close to 150 delegates expected.
June 22 The Bluenose ll anchors in Yarmouth June 22nd-23rd at 6:30-8:30 pm.
July 8-10 Yarmouth Rotary Ribfest – Mariners Centre – three days of great food, live music and family fun.
July 13 – 24 – Yarmouth Seafest is an annual celebration of life by the sea. It has spanned over three decades since the inaugural festival in 1979. Many of the events featured in the first celebration such as the Rum Running Races and Street Parade are still a popular part of today’s Seafest traditions and these are enhanced with the addition of the Parade of Lights, Children’s Parade, Mackerel Toss, and many more.
July 15 & 16 – The Yarmouth Car Show – not to be missed, this huge event takes over Main Street for two days, providing a visual treat for all ages. Presented by the Roaring 20’s Antique Auto Club.
Aug. 12-14, 19-21, and 26-28 Yarmouth Coal Shed – A three-weekend, multi-stage musical showcase of internationally recognized talent. Year after year, audiences at the Yarmouth waterfront have been thrilled and entertained by artists from a wide range of music genres. And each and every year the playbill has grown with more and more talented acts – hundreds of musicians. There has been music for children, youth talent shows, kitchen parties, song writing workshops, and hours and hours of fabulous concert performances. FREE, however donations for local food bank welcome.
Aug. 17 – 20 The Yarmouth Shark Scramble is a fishing tournament where teams compete to catch the largest BLUE shark. The event is used as an avenue for Department of Fisheries and Oceans Science Research Department, with proceeds going to local charities. This is the 24th season for the tournament, which has an average of 20 vessels and 150-200 participants. Weigh-ins are a public event on the last day of the event.
Aug. 31 – Sept.5 – The Wharf Rat Rally is an annual five day motorcycle event established in 2005, beginning the Wednesday prior to Labour Day Weekend and continuing until Sunday evening. The heart of the rally is the central town of Digby with events taking advantage of both the streetscape and the water. Tens of thousands of visitors, many on motorcycles, attend over several days. The event features a wide variety of activities including vendors, raffles, 50/50, watersport demonstrations, guided tours, live bands, stunt riders, demonstrations, custom bikes, ride outs, and workshops.
Gran Fondo, Sept. 17/18 – Gran Fondo means “grand tour” or “great distance” in Italian, which is a mass-start cycling ride that brings together road cyclists of all abilities. It’s a growing sporting and cultural experience originating in Europe, and in recent years, has become popular in North America. The Gran Fondo Baie Sainte-Marie will appeal to those looking to ride for fun, for good health and to take on a personal challenge, all while enjoying the beautiful scenery in a safe environment.
Oct. 1 & 2 Shag Harbour UFO Expo – the Shag Habour UFO Expo will explore the 1967 Shag Harbour Incident – Canada’s most famous UFO case. This two day event is packed with intriguing sessions and includes a bus tour to the shore where UFO sightings has been reported.