Social Media Contest Starts

Friday June 28, 2019 9:00 AM -
Win $200 in Summer Cash Post your Festival Photos to Twitter @StraitFestival Facebook @Festival of the Strait Instagram @festivalofthestrait Using the #FOS2019 (posting a picture on social media at every event improves your chances! Contest ends July 7th (10pm) with the Fireworks! Winner drawn July 8th on Facebook live!

Free Mini Putt

Friday June 28, 2019 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Want to play some Free mini golf? Drop in to Power Play Entertainment for a free round of mini putt. From 3:00pm to 7:00pm. All are welcome.

Raising of the Flag

Friday June 28, 2019 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
The Strait Area Filipino society is raising their flag at 5pm at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre with a food reception to follow. Everyone is welcome to come and join in on this celebration!

Intro Pickleball

Friday June 28, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wanna play some pickleball? Come to the Tennis Court on June 28, 2019 for some fun free of charge.

Adult Trivia

Friday June 28, 2019 8:00 PM -
Come to the Curling Club and be put to the test. Admission is $10 To register email: To do transfers email:

Adult Dance

Friday June 28, 2019 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Adult Dance held at the Royal Canadian Legion. Admission fee: $10

Cribbage Tournament at Branch #43 Legion

Saturday June 29, 2019 2:00 PM -
Teams of 2 ($5 per person to play) with Prizes for the winners. Call 902-625-2732 after 3pm daily to pre-register.

Multi-Culture Concert

Saturday June 29, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
@Granville Green, free All are welcome - bring your lawn chairs, blankets, family and friends to join you! Enjoy live music from all over our Island including Mi'kmaw, Acadian, Celtic musical performances.

Free Teen Pool Party

Saturday June 29, 2019 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Teen Pool Party at the SAERC Pool with Free admission. Groups: 13-15 years of age, 16-18 years of age Pre-Registration required Email: or Call/text: 1-902-623-0964

Family Bonfire

Saturday June 29, 2019 8:00 PM -
Festival of the Strait invites you to our Family Bonfire. Join us for some marshmallows, glow sticks and fun

Seniors Picnic Luncheon

Sunday June 30, 2019 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
@the Bear Head Room (Free) Sandwiches, drinks, and sweets. Free entertainment. The best part? The youth servers! Email: if you would like to volunteer! (All Seniors welcome, seating limited, first come first serve for seating)

4 on 4 Laser Tag Tournament

Sunday June 30, 2019 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Come on over to Power Play Entertainment on June 30th, 2019 for a Fortnite themed Laser Tag Tournament. Round up some friends for a chance to win a 1st or 2nd place trophy! Teams of 4 are needed to play and its $20 per team

Matinee Pub

Sunday June 30, 2019 2:00 PM - 5:00 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.

Chase the Ace at Branch #43 Legion

Sunday June 30, 2019 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Come to the Port Hawkesbury Legion to win a guaranteed 20% of 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) Tickets available all week at the Bar or MacIsaac's

Family Baseball

Sunday June 30, 2019 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
@Oaklee's Baseball Field (free) Bring your ball glove and bat/ball. Drinks and treats will be available.

Host: Town of Port Hawkesbury

“Oh Canada” Family Fun Day

Monday July 1, 2019 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!

Grand Opening of Grant's Pond-Hemlock Trail

Monday July 1, 2019 4:00 PM -
On July 1, 2019, come to the Community Park at 4:00pm to take part in the grand opening of Grant's Pond-Hemlock Trail. BBQ and prizes following the hike!

Blind 45 Cards

Monday July 1, 2019 7:00 PM -
Come on over to the Royal Canadian Legion on July 1st, to play some Blind 45 Cards. The games start at 7:00pm

Story and Craft Time

Tuesday July 2, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Eastern Counties Regional Library, SAERC. (free) Bring your kids to the Library for the morning to hear the tail of The Paper Bag Princess with dragon and princess crafts following.

Host: Richmond Cheer Athletics

Adult Floor Curling

Tuesday July 2, 2019 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Free event hosted at the St. Marks Hall Prizes for the winner. For adults and Seniors.

The Port Hawkesbury Ceilidh

Tuesday July 2, 2019 7:30 PM -
KitchenFest! Kinnon & Betty Beaton, Cyril MacPhee, Jackie Dunn-MacIsaac Admission: $10 for adults, $4 for under 16 and kids are Free Free oat cakes and tea

Kids Trivia at Branch #43 Legion

Wednesday July 3, 2019 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 - not required, feel free to drop in

Soccer Day

Wednesday July 3, 2019 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday July 3rd, 2019 come to the REC Soccer Field for a afternoon of soccer. Ages 6-12 are welcome Admission: Free

Ball Hockey

Wednesday July 3, 2019 2:00 PM -
Come out to the Basketball court for an afternoon of Ball Hockey. Starts at 2:00pm and is free to play, must be 15 and up.

A Little Bit of Country

Wednesday July 3, 2019 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Come to the Evergreen Club on July 3rd, 2019 to experience A Little Bit of Country. Admission by donation. Chili & Rolls or Hot Dogs as well as Hot Drinks are for sale. Live entertainment and from 4:00pm-4:30 Line Dance Demonstration Prizes for 1st and 2nd Best Country Look Everyone Welcome, Bring Your Little Cowboys and Cowgirls

Gerry Dee

Wednesday July 3, 2019 8:00 PM -
Gerry Dee is performing live at the Civic Centre on July 3rd, 2019 Tickets are available at the Civic Centre Box Office (902-625-2591) or online at

Ceilidh Market

Thursday July 4, 2019 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Come to the Civic Centre on Thursday July 4th, 2019 from 11:00am-2:00pm to see some local vendors and entertainment. Shop, Eat, Listen to some great entertainment. There's something for everyone

Youth Variety Show

Thursday July 4, 2019 6:30 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 10 years of age or older? We are looking for singers, dancers, musicians, comedians, magicians, and more! Email: Deadline to register is Wednesday June 26st (5pm) Forms can be found under Entry Forms above

Fun Darts

Thursday July 4, 2019 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
$5/person with Gift Certificates awarded to the top Three Dart Winners! @ The Port Hawkesbury Legion Branch #43

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

Spot Light and Kids Activities

Thursday July 4, 2019 8:30 PM -
@Community Park. 8;30pm. Kids, bring an adult! (free admission, free snacks)

Free Movie Under the Stars

Thursday July 4, 2019 10:00 PM -
Starting at 10:00pm Provincial Building Parking lot. (Free admission) ($ Canteen) Family Feature: Captain Marvel

5 Card Dash

Friday July 5, 2019 6:00 PM -
Venture Downs Raceway (Crandall Rd). $BBQ & $Bar (free admission) Watch the horse races!

80s and 90s Dance

Friday July 5, 2019 10:00 PM -
Wear your best 80s and 90s outfits and rock out to your favourite old school hits From 10:00pm - 2:00am at the St.Joesph Parish Hall: "The cave" Come re-live the good old days or Experience the 80s and 90s for the first time Admission : $10 19+ Event with Cash Bar For tickets call or text 902-623-1800 or stop by That Dog Place @ 98 Highway 4

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

Family Fun Run

Saturday July 6, 2019 8:00 AM -
Free 5km run with Free T-shirts! Beginning and ending at the Waterfront Registration starts at 8:00am, the Run starts at 8:30am Pre-registration can be done by contacting the YMCA or looking under our Entry Form Section Sponsored by the Medicine Shoppe

KOC Free Pancake Breakfast

Saturday July 6, 2019 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
@Port Hawkesbury Waterfront under the Big tent

3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

Saturday July 6, 2019 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Come over to the Port Hawkesbury Community Park for some 3 on 3 basketball on July 6th, 2019 from 10:00am to 2:00pm Registration is Free Hosted by the Port Hawkesbury Basketball Association

Festival Fun Day

Saturday July 6, 2019 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
@Port Hawkesbury Community Park. Free games, bouncers, prizes, & treats! Bring towel & suits for the Splash Pad! $BBQ on site- all money goes to support a SAERC Bursary All children ages 12 and under must have adult accompaniment.

Sailboats, BBQ and Flea Market

Saturday July 6, 2019 11:30 AM -
Saturday July 6, 2019, Join the Yacht Club at the Waterfront Flea Market at 11:30am Race the Strait at 12:00pm BBQ in the Afternoon The STRAIT CUP is up for grabs! Come watch the fastest sail boats “Race the Strait”

Pub by the Sea

Saturday July 6, 2019 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Rock by the dock with Jeremy White on Saturday, July 6th from 2-5pm, free admission 19+ event - cheer & tunes in the Yacht Club, join us for some great entertainment!


Saturday July 6, 2019 3:00 PM -
The Festival welcomes you to come on out at 3:00pm on Saturday July 6, 2019, to see the parade. Following the Christmas Route If your looking to enter a float, email the festival for more details at:, Entry forms can be found under Entry Forms above

Adults Only Night

Saturday July 6, 2019 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Continuous Laser Tag and Mini Golf from 8:00pm-10:00pm at Power Play Entertainment on July 6, 2019 Admission: $5.00

Pub by the Sea

Saturday July 6, 2019 10:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Pub by the sea with Little Voice
10pm—2am @Waterfront $10/person (19+ event) $Bar, $BBQ

Chase the Ace at Branch #43 Legion

Sunday July 7, 2019 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Come to the Port Hawkesbury Legion to win a guaranteed 20% of 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) Tickets available all week at the Bar or MacIsaac's

Pub by the Sea

Sunday July 7, 2019 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
On tour of Nova Scotia! Entertainment for Sunday Pub Matinee in the Yacht Club, July 7th is the Borderpines. 2-5pm, no cover 19+ event. Join us for tunes & cheer! & BBQ (hot dogs & sausages for purchase)

Granville Green

Sunday July 7, 2019 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!


Sunday July 7, 2019 8:30 PM -
Family Bonfire Following the Granville Green on July 7, 2019 Glowsticks and marshmallows! Come enjoy the fire before the Parade of Lights and Fireworks

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

Sunday July 7, 2019 9:00 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:

Fireworks on the Waterfront

Sunday July 7, 2019 10:00 PM -
Firework on the Waterfront - Begins at dusk around 10pm