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*$ = Fee Charged
** = Date Change


Dates (2018)

Times and Locations of Scheduled Events:

July 11th, 2018

All Day Museum Day
Free For All Ages
Yarmouth County Museum - Collins St. (9-5)
Killam Brothers Shipping Office - Water St. (10-4)
Tuna Museum - Wedgeport (9-4)
Musée Acadien - West Pubnico (9-5)
Firefighters' Museum - Main St. (9-6)
Sweeney's Fisheries Museum - Water St. (9-5)
Village Historique Acadien - West Pubnico (9-5)
Rendez-vous de la Baie - Church Point (8-4:30)
Cape Forchu Lightstation (11-7)
Sports Heritage Museum - Main St. (9-5)
The Argyle Township Court House & Archives - Tusket (8:30-4:30)

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Pharmasave Children's Parade & Mayor's Picnic in the Park
Starting at the Yarmouth Visitor Information Centre, moving along Main Street to Frost Park for the official opening. To register for the Children's Parade please email, or stop by the Seafest office at 90 Water St . (Killam Bros. building, second floor).

2:00 pm IMO Ltd. Seafood Cannery Tour
Pre-register by calling Rudder's (902) 742-7050, as spaces are limited (max 25).

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Shantymen
Coal Shed

6:00 pm Rum Running Race
Parker Eakins Wharf
Pre-register by contacting the Seafest office at 902-881-3181/

6:30 - 8:30 pm Coastal Financial Credit Union Scavenger Hunt
Killam's Wharf - Team up and find everything on your list! Drop by the Seafest office to pick up your registration form, or download one from the Participation Forms page.

7:00 pm Seafest Spirits by the Sea Walking Tour
(This is a walking tour so please wear comfortable footwear.)
Join David Sollows in front of the old Yarmouth Jail next to the Firefighter's Museum for an opportunity to get to know some of the spirits of long past that may still lurk among our historic buildings and graveyards. Perhaps you will be able to see some glimpses of what used to be in the places we explore together.

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Entertainment
Coal Shed

8:00 pm Seafest Trivia with Marc Hubbard
Rudder's Tent
7:30 pm Registration.  $5.00 per person.   Teams of 4 or 6.

July 12th, 2018

All Day Seawalk Sales
Yarmouth's Merchants celebrate Seafest with giant sidewalk sales!

10:00 am Children's Boat Building
Killam's Wharf/Gazebo - All materials are supplied. Ages 12 & under. Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Contact Nathalie at (902) 749-1718 Ext. 1

11:00 am YMCA Yoga on the Waterfront

1:00 - 3:00 pm Rug Hookers
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia - Western Branch
The Yarmouth Rug hooking groups are pleased to demonstrate rug hooking at the art gallery and welcome you to join us. New members welcome.

2:00 pm IMO Ltd. Seafood Cannery Tour
Pre-register by calling Rudder's (902) 742-7050, as spaces are limited (max 25). 

4:30 - 6:00 pm Atlantic Superstore Chowder Cookoff $*
Restaurants compete to prepare the best seafood chowder! Chowder sold to the public for $3.00 per bowl in Rudder's Tent. While quantities last!!!

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Concert of the Bells
Holy Trinity Church, William Street. 
Bring a lawn chair. Donations are welcome, proceeds are to be used to preserve this Heritage Property

5:00 - 7:00 pm Entertainment
Coal Shed

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Starry Night
Taking place at the Nova Scotia Art Gallery, come see the talent held by Yamouth’s youth. Event features live entertainment, art showcasing, and an opportunity to purchase a piece for yourself. For more information on performing or showcasing your art contact Ian Surette at:  

7:00 - 9:00 pm Open Mic with Jeremy Watkins & Guest
Coal Shed

7:30 pm Seafest Pageant

July 13th, 2018

All Day - Seawalk Sales

10:00 - 11:00 am YMCA Gentle Flow Vinyasa Yoga on the Waterfront

12:00 pm Scotia Garden Mackerel Toss
Marginal Wharf
This slippery event is sure to entertain, as teams toss and catch mackerel dressed as true Sou'Westers!
Registration forms can be picked up at the Seafest office.

2:00 pm Sail, Saltwater, Walking Tour
Waterfront walk - wear comfortable footwear! Join David Sollows at the Gazebo in Frost Park to start this interesting tour that will focus on our seafaring past. How did Yarmouth become such a wealthy town in the 1800's? Where did that wealth go? This walk will include stories of some of our heroes and heartaches.

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Entertainment
Coal Shed

7:00 - 9:00 pm Entertainment
Coal Shed

7:00 pm Classic Car Cruise by the Sea
The Roaring 20's Antique Auto Club cruises through Yarmouth's historic downtown.

7:00 - 9:30 pm Mark Durkee - Entertainment
Cape Forchu

8:00 pm - 1:00 am Seafest Pirate Party Pub Crawl
Ages 19-90+. Register at the Seafest Office by calling 902-881-3181 or emailing

9:00 pm - 12:00 am Garrett Mason
Rodd Grand Hotel

9:00 pm - 12:00 am Entertainment
Rudder's Tent Entertainment 19+ 

July 14th, 2018

8:00 am Seafest Community Breakfast
Get your morning off to a great start! Be sure to join us Saturday, July 15 from 8:00am - 11:00am for a scrumptious home cooked breakfast of bacon, eggs, hash browns, juice, toast and either tea or freshly brewed coffee! Bring a friend! Spread the word! Adults - $7, Children - $3.50.
Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 61 William Street, Yarmouth, N.S

9:00 am - 1:00 pm Mammoth Garden Sale
Yarmouth County Museum, 22 Collins Street

10:00 am - 4:00 pm Classic Car Show Downtown Yarmouth
Main St. will be closed from Forest St. to Grand St. 6:00 am – 6:00 pm so everyone can enjoy the Classic Car Show.
For information on this event or to register please contact

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Tim Vallillee
Coal Shed

6:00 - 8:00 pm Entertainment
Coal Shed

8:00 pm Catch 22 Comedy Show
Coal Shed

9:30 pm - 12:30 am Lacewood
Rudder's Tent  Entertainment 19+ 

Rudder's Parade of Lights
Dusk (approx 9:30/10:00 pm)
Decorated & illuminated boats parade through the harbour! View from waterfront.  Pre-register by July 6th, 2018.  Pick up a registration form at the Seafest office, or download from the Participation Forms page.  
Rain Date: Sunday, July 15th

July 15th, 2018

9:00 am – 12:00 pm Breakfast by the Sea $*
Knights of Columbus Hall, Collins Street. Cost is $7.00

10:00 am - 4:00 pm Classic Car Show Downtown Yarmouth
Main St. will be closed from Forest St. to Grand St. 6:00 am – 6:00 pm so everyone can enjoy the Classic Car Show.
For information on this event or to register please contact

11:30 am - 6:30 pm Children's Activities

11:00 am – 12:00 pm Muise Taekwon-do

11:00 am - 1:00 pm Timbeanie Balloon Animals

12:00 - 12:30 pm Little Buckaroos

12:00 pm Lobster Boil
Gilles Boudreau Cancer Fund - Parker Eakins Wharf

12:00 - 4:00 pm Bouncy Castles, Hamster Balls, Bungee Run

1:00 - 2:00 pm Magic Show with Timbeanie

2:00 pm Mini Mackerel Toss
Killam's Wharf

2:00 - 3:00 pm Kidzact
Coal Shed

3:00 - 3:30 pm Little Buckaroos
Coal Shed

4:00 pm Lobster Eating Contest $
Killam's Wharf Gazebo - pre-register by 3:30 pm.  $10.00 per person.

4:00 - 5:00 pm Magic Show with Timbeanie
Coal Shed

5:00 - 7:00 pm Entertainment
Coal Shed

8:00 - 11:00 pm Gold Rush
Rudder's Tent Entertainment 19+