Festivals Abound in Nova Scotia in 2009

There are few places that top Nova Scotia in the summer and fall seasons. Unlike the west coast of Canada Nova Scotia has more sunny days and better beaches. But best of all, Nova Scotia has the festivals. But don’t wait for the summer to get started when there are some amazing events beginning this week.

Silver Dart Centennial

Going on right now until the 24th is the 100th anniversary of the first powered flight in the British Commonwealth that took place over the ice and in the skies above Bras D’Or Lakes. Backed by none other than Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, The Silver Dart flew in front of his summer home overlooking the lake and a replica will repeat the performance.

Festivals Abound in Nova Scotia in 2009
Festivals Abound in Nova Scotia in 2009

Events include:

The Flight of the Silver Dart Centennial Anniversary Week,
The Silver Dart Centennial Association’s Youth in Aviation Week
Silver Dart Air Show
Aviation Week takes place from August 16-22, 2009, at Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site.
Big Boats

The age of sail is revisited with the Tall Ships Nova Scotia Festival on July 16-29, 2009. Over forty sail-laden ships from around the world will dock in Halifax, Nova Scotia to help celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Canadian Navy. But it doesn’t end there. After the Parade of Sail in Halifax on July 20, 2009 many of the ships will stick around and sail in to ports around Nova Scotia from Cape Breton down to Lunenburg.

Tattoo You

Included in the 37 events that take place in the festival season is the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo in the first week of July. The International Busker Festival will follow in August.

But it doesn’t end with the summer. In the autumn the Nova Scotia Fall Wine Festival kicks into gear as well as Celtic Colours in Cape Breton.