Social Media Contest Starts

Sunday July 1, 2018 9:00 AM -
Win $200 in Summer Cash Post your Festival Photos to Twitter @StraitFestival and tweet #FOS2018, or Post your Festival Photos to Facebook and tag them #FOS2018 or Post your Festival Photos to Instagram and tag them #FOS2018 (posting a picture on social media at every event improves your chances! Contest ends July 8th (10pm) with the Fireworks! Winner drawn July 9th on Facebook live!


Host: Town of Port Hawkesbury

“Oh Canada” Family Fun Day

Sunday July 1, 2018 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Located at Granville Green. Presented by the Town of Port Hawkesbury. Enjoy music, cake, games, face-painting, bouncers, and fun! All are welcome!


Granville Green

Sunday July 1, 2018 7:00 PM -
Free Outdoor Concert Series Lennie Gallant with Special Guest: Cassie and Maggie


Guided Tour of the Port Hawkesbury Community Trails

Monday July 2, 2018 9:00 AM -
Meet @Port Hawkebury Community Park Sponsored by the YMCA Port Hawkesbury Branch.


Story and Craft Time

Monday July 2, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Eastern Counties Regional Library, SAERC. (free)


Seniors Picnic Luncheon

Monday July 2, 2018 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
@St Marks Church (Free) Sandwiches, drinks, and sweets. Free entertainment. The best part? The youth servers! Email: festivalofthestrait@hotmail.com if you would like to volunteer! (All Seniors welcome, seating limited, first come first serve for seating)


Family Baseball

Monday July 2, 2018 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
@Oaklee's Baseball Field (free) Bring your ball glove and bat/ball. Drinks and treats will be available.


Cribbage Tournament at Branch #43 Legion

Monday July 2, 2018 7:00 PM -
Teams of 2 ($5 per person to play) with Prizes for the winners. Call 902-625-2732 after 3pm daily to pre-register.


The Port Hawkesbury Ceilidh

Tuesday July 3, 2018 7:30 PM -
@Civic Centre


Host: Richmond Cheer Athletics

Adult Floor Curling

Wednesday July 4, 2018 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
@St Marks Church (free) Prizes for the winner. For adults and Seniors.


Royal Youth Talent Showcase

Wednesday July 4, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Free to attend @Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre, Enjoy our Youth and their amazing talents & join us and have fun with host Scottie “O” from 101.5 The Hawk. Come support our Strait Area Youth! Refreshments and snacks provided. Do you know a youth who'd like to participate 14 years of age or younger? We are looking for singers, dancers, musicians, comedians, magicians, and more! Email: festivalofthestrait@hotmail.com Deadline to register is Monday June 25th (5pm)


Hosted by: Festival of the Strait & City Reach Church.

Spot Light and Kids Activities

Wednesday July 4, 2018 8:00 PM -
@Community Park. 8pm. Kids, bring an adult! (free admission, free snacks)


Seniors 45s Card Play

Thursday July 5, 2018 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
@Evergreen Club. Free. Win Prizes.


Cape Breton Culture Concert

Thursday July 5, 2018 6:00 PM -
@Granville Green, free All are welcome - bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and bring your friends to join you! Enjoy live music from all of our Island cultures/heritages including Mi'kmaw, Acadian, Celtic musical performances. Sponsored by: Port Hawkesbury Rotary Club


Fun Darts

Thursday July 5, 2018 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
$5/person with Gift Certificates awarded to the top Three Dart Winners! @ The Port Hawkesbury Legion Branch #43


Free Movie Under the Stars

Thursday July 5, 2018 9:30 PM -
@Dusk Provincial Building Parking lot. (Free admission) ($ Canteen) Family Feature: A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Late Night Feature: The Post (2017)


5 Card Dash

Friday July 6, 2018 6:00 PM -
Venture Downs Raceway (Crandall Rd). Music, $BBQ & $Bar (free admission) Watch the horse races!


Kitchen Party Pub w/ Eddie Cummings

Friday July 6, 2018 8:00 PM -
Join us at the Strait of Canso Yacht Club (SCYC) on the Port Hawkesbury Waterfront for some music and fun! (19 yrs of age and older event). ($Bar) Free admission.


Parade of Sails and Lights at the Strait of Canso Yacht Club

Friday July 6, 2018 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
(free) Come to the Port Hawkesbury Waterfront to take in a Maritime tradition - and a unique twist on Festival Parades - "en leu" - as dusk approaches the sailboats will light up the Strait! If you'd like to join the Parade of Sails and Lights - please email: contact@straitofcansoyc.ca Enjoy some music in the Strait of Canso Yacht Club as well!


Sponsored by the Medicine Shoppe, Town of Port Hawkesbury & YMCA

Family Fun Run

Saturday July 7, 2018 8:00 AM -

8 am at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre. $ (registration) Sponsored by Family Medical and the Medicine Shop



KOC Free Pancake Breakfast

Saturday July 7, 2018 9:00 AM -
@Port Hawkesbury Waterfront


Kid's Bike Parade

Saturday July 7, 2018 10:00 AM -
9AM kids are invited to take their bikes, wagons, skateboard etc (kids are welcome to walk as well) to the Port Hawkebury Community Park to decorate their wheels and/or get their face painted and/or dress up in their favorite costume. The Parade will begin at 10AM and will run the length of MacQuarrie Extension drive to the Nursing Home, and then loop around back to the Park. (Note, this road will be temporarily closed for the duration of the parade). Parade watchers are invited to take treats if they like to give to the kids participating in the parade, or come to watch. We are very excited for this new event, and we hope the kids will enjoy it!


Festival Fun Day

Saturday July 7, 2018 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
@Port Hawkesbury Community Park. Free games, bouncers, Rock Wall, prizes, & treats! Bring towel & suits for the Splash Pad! ($BBQ on site). For all ages, it is recommended that children ages 12 and under have adult accompaniment.


Pub by the Sea

Saturday July 7, 2018 10:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Pub by the sea with Three Finger Shot
10pm—2am @Waterfront $10/person (19+ event) $Bar, $BBQ


Kids Trivia at Branch #43 Legion

Sunday July 8, 2018 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Join the Port Hawkesbury Legion to play Trivia. Children ages 7-15 years of age can register (Free - Cash prizes donated by the Festival of the Strait Society) and teams will be mixed with prizes awarded for the winners. Call 902-625-2732 after 3pm to pre-register.


Chase the Ace at Branch #43 Legion

Sunday July 8, 2018 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Come to the Port Hawkesbury Legion to win a guaranteed 20% of Nightly Sales and a Chance to win the rising Jackpot - and the chance to chase that ACE! Strip of 5 tickets cost $5 (all four colors for $20)


Granville Green

Sunday July 8, 2018 7:00 PM -
Free Outdoor Concert Series at the Granville Green Bandshell on Granville Street in Port Hawkesbury. Enjoy performances from: Steven Page with special guest Jon Hines!


Fireworks on the Waterfront

Sunday July 8, 2018 10:00 PM -
Firework on the Waterfront - Begins at 10pm