Thanksgiving weekend is a great time to get together with your family and friends to have memorable times with them, while you all enjoy great food and the cool autumn weather. Listed below you will find some interesting activities to do this Thanksgiving Weekend in Cape Breton.
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1. Celtic Colours International Festival – Baddeck from October 11 to 19, 2019
Celtic Colours International Festival is a unique celebration of Cape Breton’s living traditional culture. The nine-day festival is packed with hundreds of activities and events across Cape Breton. Celtic Colours has grown to be one of Canada’s premiere musical events and cultural highlights, which continues to grow with each passing year.
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2. Squash Soup Luncheon – Inverness on October 12, 2019
This Thanksgiving Saturday, the Inverness County Centre for the Arts is holding a Squash Soup Luncheon at 11 am. The luncheon consists of a bowl of delicious homemade squash soup, a biscuit, as well as tea or coffee and a delectable dessert.
3. Roast Beef Dinner in Howie Centre – Sydney on October 12, 2019
Have a relaxing Thanksgiving weekend without cooking and doing dishes when you take the family out for a non-traditional Roast Beef Dinner at the East Bay Legion. The delectable home style roast beef dinner includes potatoes, carrots, turnips, and gravy, along with dessert and tea/coffee. Full bar service will also be available during the dinner.
4. Acadian Culinary Experience – on October 12, 2019
Make your Thanksgiving a ‘happy’ one and take your family to the Acadian Culinary Experience at La Place Des Arts Pere Anselme Chiasson for a traditional Acadian meal made with locally sourced produce. The 3-course meal starts with a traditional meat fricot (soupe) or a salad, then moves on to a homemade meat pie and ends with a scrumptious wild blueberry cake with sauce. Tea and coffee will also be served.
5. Annual Mabou Thanksgiving Dinner – Mabou on October 13, 2019
Take the family to a fabulous traditional dinner this Thanksgiving weekend at St. Mary’s Parish Hall (Mabou Hall). Their annual community turkey dinner with all the trimmings is so popular that they do not take reservations, it is first come – first served only.
6. Isle Madame Thanksgiving Dinner – Arichat on October 14, 2019
This Thanksgiving, you and your family can enjoy a home cooked roast turkey dinner hosted by the Friends of Notre Dame de l’Assomption at the OLA Parish Hall. The dinner has two sittings you can choose from and the meal is a roast turkey dinner with all the trimmings, dessert, and coffee or tea.
7. Baddeck Lobster Suppers – Baddeck
Have a non-traditional Thanksgiving meal with your clan when you eat at Baddeck Lobster Suppers. This family owned, neighbourhood restaurant serves up locally fished lobster, crab, salmon, and other scrumptious seafood. They also have ‘All you can eat mussels & chowder’, as well as local spirits and wines to compliment their delectable seafood.
8. The Chieftains and Friends – Sydney on October 11, 2019
If you love Irish music, plan to attend Centre 200 for The Chieftains and Friends concert on the Friday before Thanksgiving. It is their fourth visit to Cape Breton for Celtic Colours and this year they’ll be meeting up with old friends – celebrated Cape Breton fiddler Ashley MacIsaac, as well as U.K. guitar and accordion sensation Tim Edey. It’s sure to be an evening to remember.
9. KitchenRackets Jam Sessions – St. Peter’s on October 13, 2019
After a great Thanksgiving meal, head to The Clairestone Inn for the St. Peter’s KitchenRackets Jam Sessions. This family friendly event allows you to bring your instruments and join in playing some tunes, or you can just sit back and enjoy the music.
10. Fibre Festival – Baddeck on October 10 to 16th, 2019
Spend a day or two perusing displays of handwoven items including; blankets, coverlets, tablecloths, placemats, scarves, stoles, handwoven guitar straps, etc., at the Fibre Festival. There are also workshops available that include Celtic knot weaving, rug hooking, basket making, and lace knitting during this festival, which takes place during Celtic Colors.
11. Celtic Cheticamp Style- Cheticamp on October 13 to 16, 2019
Enjoy two entire nights of entertainment this Thanksgiving weekend at two shows that highlight the best of Acadian and Celtic Roots. The venue for this event is at the Salle Père Anselme Chiasson at 15118 Cabot Trail.
12. Gobblefest Music Festival – Sydney on October 11 to 13, 2019
This Thanksgiving weekend, join the party at Gobblefest’s 25 Anniversary that is taking place at multiple locations, which include the Sydney Curling Club, the Capri Cabaret, Doktor Luke’s – A Respectable Coffee House, and the Governor’s Pub & Eatery. Gobblefest XXV will consist of three 19+ music shows, two all ages music shows, and an acoustic song-writer’s circle. It’s sure to be a fun time for everyone in your family.
13. Corn Maze at Hank’s Farm Market – Millville
Thanksgiving isn’t just about eating a huge meal and lazing around for the rest of the day. The challenging corn maze at Hank’s Farm Market is the perfect place to work off the lethargy of the extra calories you just ate. There is also an extended playground for the kids to enjoy, as well as a Bounce Pad for kids of all ages to use.
14. Cape Breton Farmers’ Market – Sydney
If you need to pick up produce items for your Thanksgiving meal, head to the Cape Breton Farmer’s Market to do some shopping. This market is the largest market of its kind with almost 50 vendors and it attracts thousands of visitors every year.
15. Cape North Farmer’s Market – Cape North
Spend Thanksgiving day checking out the Cape North Farmers Market in the northeast Highlands of Cape Breton Island. The friendly vendors at this market have fresh produce, fish, maple syrup, honey, preserves and baked goods for sale at the market.
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