Mahone Bay and Lunenburg are the crown jewels of Nova Scotia, with signature festivals bringing locals together from near and far.
Scarecrow fans won't want to miss the annual Mahone Bay Festival & Antique Fair or when Father Christmas descends for his own festival! Meanwhile in nearby Lunenburg, don’t forget about the Folk Harbour Festival; folks can enjoy a traditional German welcome with Oktoberfest. Add some flavour by exploring Lobster Dinners during February's renowned Nova Scotia Lobster Crawl - seafood perfection on Canada's east coast!
Also, check out the South Shore events calendar and discover some awesome events, fantastic festivals and great gatherings that make the Nova Scotia South Shore so special.
Mark your calendars for a week of celebration and love! July 9-15, 2023, is the date you won't want to miss as South Shore Pride Week kicks off July 9th with history in the making.
The first-ever South Shore Pride Parade will take place on this special occasion in Bridgewater – be sure to spread those rainbow wings wide and join in supporting our inclusive community in Lunenburg County!
Follow Pride Lunenburg's Facebook page now so you can get all the details before anyone else ;) 👩🏻🦰 🧕 🤴👨🏾⚖️
Head to the 4-day 2023 Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival from August 10-13th, 2023, and get your toes tappin'. Four days of great music and fun for the whole family!
There will be artists representing traditional and contemporary folk music from near and far on stages throughout Lunenburg. The Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival is Nova Scotia's longest-running folk music festival.
Tickets for the festival are available now.
Check out the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival website and the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Society Facebook page for more details and updates.
Save the date; the 2023 Helly Hansen Chester Race Week will be from August 16 to 19, 2023.
Chester Race Week is a sailing regatta and celebration with lively entertainment. The four-day event offers visitors lots more than great racing. Onshore after the races wrap up, there is plenty of live entertainment with artists and bands playing all four days and into the evening.
For the 2022 Chester Race Week, the Martins Point Pop-Up, with the best and most innovative small business vendors from the South Shore and beyond set up shop at the Chester Yacht Club.
Check the Chester Race Week website and the Chester Race Week Facebook page for updates.
Come out and enjoy great music at the Mahone Bay Summer Concert Series presented by The Mahone Bay Music Association.
Wednesdays from 7-8 pm
at the Mahone Bay Gazebo.
Stay tuned for the 2023 Lineup Announcements!
We are so happy that the very popular 2022 Scarecrow Festival will be happening on September 24th and 25th, 2022, this year.
Make sure you also check out the Mahone Bay Scarecrow Festival website for more details and updates.
Scarecrows will be on display throughout Mahone Bay from Friday, September 23rd through Monday, October 10th. Just alone seeing all the scarecrows in town is worth making Mahone Bay your destination.
During the festival, there will be an Antique Fair, Pumpkins Path, Kids Activities, Annie's Attic Yard Sale, Mahone Bay Quilter's Guild and a Pancake & Sausage Breakfast.
Roll out the Barrel on October 21st and 22nd, 2022! Mahone Bay and Lunenburg collaborate to bring Oktoberfest Celebration to the South Shore.
A new fall event to celebrate the South Shore's German heritage. Oktoberfest celebrations will boast local food and drink, music and history.
Saturday 22nd - Beer Garden with live music from Matt Minglewood Band at the Luneburg Community Centre
Activities in the works include a "Best of the Wurst" contest, family-friendly activities exploring German heritage on the Lunenburg waterfront and a Mahone Bay/Lunenburg Trail Bike Race.
Full Day Bus Tour Package will be available from Halifax for $129 + tax encompassing both major events, including round trip transport.
Check the South Shore Oktoberfest website and South Shore Oktoberfest Facebook page for updates.
The 36th Chapin Family Concert at The Ovens Park with Tom Jen Steve and the Chapin Sisters will be at outside at the Ovens Park on
Saturday, August 13th, 2022, from 1:30 pm.
Special Guests: Big John Wallace, Stephan Crump, Jamie Fox, Howard Fields, Clark Wallace.
Reservations & Info: 902-766-4621
326 Ovens Rd, Riverport
Stay tuned for the 2022 Season of Father Christmas at Mahone Bay, when Mahone Bay will be 'dressed in holiday style’! If you love Christmas, the Season of Father Christmas is for you. There are festive flavours and unique boutique shopping to enjoy as you stroll the town and take in the sights and sounds of the season.
Nov 25 - Dec 16 Wish List program
Nov 26 Drive-thru Gingerbread & Tiny Trees
Nov 26 from 10 am - 2 pm Merry Mahone Bay Market & Book Sale
Nov 26/27 and Dec 3/4 Christmas Fantasy
Dec 3 @ 6 pm Reindeer Fun Run
Bring out the family or make it a romantic weekend and enjoy the Festive Season in style. River Ridge Lodge offers complimentary snowshoes.
A seaside Christmas is sure to fill your holiday spirit! We look forward to welcoming you!
Make sure to check the Mahone Bay The Season of Father Christmas website for updates.
Stay tuned for updates about the 2023 Nova Scotia Lobster Crawl.
The Nova Scotia Lobster Crawl festival runs during the entire month of February every year along our picturesque South Shore from Barrington, ‘The Lobster Capital of Canada’ to Peggy’s Cove and every seaside town in between! Indulge in gastronomical events where you can experience lobster at its finest all day, every day!
If you love lobster and lobster dinners, the Nova Scotia Lobster Crawl is for you!
Come for the Lobster Crawl and stay for a few days. The winter is magic here and often like a Winter Wonderland. Watch this winter video of the Nova Scotia South Shore.
After it had been cancelled last year, the Antique Fair is back in Mahone Bay in September 2021.
Come and browse through 3 venues of antiques and crafts, check out their scarecrow displays, and enjoy some live music and fantastic food.
Saturday, September 25th (9-4 pm) and Sunday, 26th (9-2 pm) at the Four Points Vintage Market located on a 150-year-old farmstead just outside of Mahone bay at 531, Highway 325 in Blockhouse. Even more vendors at the Mahone Bay Centre, at 45 School Street in Mahone Bay.
Free Shuttle Bus running between venues all day Saturday
Admission $5 per person, includes all 3 Venues for both days, 12 and under free.
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