The Historic Properties are a great place to go in the evening to enjoy some live bands. This is a busy place with children, tourists and locals all enjoying the hand clapping, toe tapping Maritime music. Join in the fun, sit down and people watch, have a drink in one of the many bars around this part of town and enjoy the free entertainment.
Dress Code: As casual as you like
If you rely heavily on the evil weed you will find this place tough.
The websites say there are areas set aside for smokers this is not a common practice. Some bars do have outside seating but these are packed in summer so you may not get a seat outside. Most bars have traditional music played by live bands, most bars have a cover charge for this but it is not much, a few dollars and the music makes your evening more enjoyable.
Dress Code: The dress code in most places is casual. Always carry a fleece even in summer the weather can change very quickly
It is amazing how omnipresent music is on Cape Breton. We heard more than once that instead of giving a crying baby a rattle, parents give the baby a fiddle -- perhaps this explains why every Cape Bretoner can play or sing or dance. As a result, there are many gatherings with singing and dancing to traditional Scottish or Irish music and storytelling. These are called ceilidhs [pronounced káylee]
The first evening we were on Cape Breton, we attended a ceilidh at the Creamery in Port Hawkesbury. These ceilidhs are held there every Tuesday night during tourist season.
Ceilidh's are community projects - the performers are local musicians, and include such Cape Breton performers as Natalie MacMasters or the Men of the Deep (who we just missed by a week).
Ceilidh's are held throughout Cape Breton during tourist season. We attended two -- the one in Port Hawkesbury and another in Louisburg. Admission for adults ranged from $7 to $14 Cdn.
There are a lot of events in Nova Scotia throughout the year. Here are some useful links that will tell you more about these events. The info is from the mentioned websites.
This is a general website in which you can find all the events and things to do in Nova Scotia
Atlantic Theatre Festival
Location : Wolfville.
Website for more information : 'http://www.atf.ns.ca'
Stan Rogers Folk Festival
Location : Canso
When : July 2002
Nova Scotia International Tattoo
When : June 29 to July 7, 2002
The world's largest annual indoor show will present spectacular acts never before seen in Canada as well as audience favourites.
Over 2,000 international performers will delight audiences with the Tattoo's unique combination of music, dance, drama, gymnastics, comedy, military displays and much more!
The Tattoo, now recognized as one of the best combined military and civilian shows produced anywhere in the world, has grown from a two day local production into a spectacular nine day international event with a cast of more than 2,000.
The Tattoo is presented by The Nova Scotia International Tattoo Society with support from the Province of Nova Scotia, the Canadian Forces, the RCMP, the Halifax Regional Municipality and the Corporate Community.
You can find this information and much more on this website :
Wooden Boat Festival
Location : Mahone Bay
When : Beginning of August
Website for more information :
Celtic Colours International Festival
Location : Cape Briton Island
When : Beginning of October
Website for more information :
Celtic Colours is a Cape Breton Island-wide festival with a wide array of events ranging from square dances in intimate community halls to grand concerts at some of the island's larger venues.
The Halifax Mooseheads are an ice hockey team in the Eastern Division of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Sitting back,listening to the waves and watching the sunset,over a bottle of local wine.
Dress Code: Should we go there?
Excellent live Maritime bands...Lots of Energy...superb locally brewed beer...a GREAT time and a MUST VISIT in Halifax!
Dress Code: Very relaxed and casual
This place is overpriced. The are nice places to stay in Halfax that are cheaper than this.more
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