Events posted are subject to change, please check back for updates.

*$ = Fee Charged
** = Date Change


Dates (2017)

Times and Locations of Scheduled Events:

July 12th, 2017

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).

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Atlantic Superstore Chowder Cook-Off $*
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 - 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/

7:00 pm Seafest Spirits by 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 Midnight Riot
Coal Shed

July 13th, 2017

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 pm By the Sea Tour
Yarmouth Town & County. 1.5 hour bus tour, starting at the Visitor Information Centre (max 28). Pre-registration is required by contacting the seafest office at 902-881-3181/

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 pm Naming the Twins
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 Hour Glass
Coal Shed

July 14th, 2017

All Day - Seawalk Sales

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

11:00 am Newell's Lobster Pound Tour
19 Water Street, Yarmouth.
Ever wanted to view a working lobster pound? Well now is your chance!
Pre-register for this tour by calling Rudder's at (902) 742-7050

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.

12:10 - 12:50 pm YMCA CycleFit on the Waterfront
From beginner to advanced, cycle fit allows exercisers to cycle together, while choosing their own resistance.
*In case of rain, classes will be be held at the YMCA (FREE).

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.

4:00 pm By the Sea Tour
Yarmouth Town & County. 1.5 hour bus tour, starting at the Visitor Information Centre (max 28). Pre-registration is required by contacting the seafest office at 902-881-3181/

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Mackenzie School of Dance
Coal Shed

6:00 - 7:00 pm La Baie en Joie
Coal Shed

6:00 - 8:00 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.

7:00 - 9:00 pm Area 34
Coal Shed

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

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 Classic Car Cruise Street Dance
Between Cliff Street and John Street.

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

July 15th, 2017

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 Sheila Poole 10K Race
Begins and ends at Rudder's Restaurant, Water St.
Register at

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 

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Elizabeth Wright
Coal Shed

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Brother's Hill
Coal Shed

7:30 - 9:30 pm Open Mic with Jeremy Watkins & Guests
Coal Shed

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

Rudder's Parade of Lights
Dark (approx 9:30/10:00 pm)
Decorated & illuminated boats parade through the harbour! View from waterfront.
Rain Date: Sunday, July 16th

July 16th, 2017

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

11:00 am - 2:00 pm Children's Activities

11:00 am – 12:00 pm Muise Taekwon-do

12:00 - 4:00 pm Bouncy Castle, Hamster Ball, & Bungee Run
Killam's Wharf

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

1:00 pm Mini Mackerel Toss
Killam's Wharf

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Bill LeBlanc
Coal Shed

2:00 pm Chebogue Cemetery Historic Tour
Town point Road, Chebogue - Rain or shine, with Abigail Robbins and Squire John Crawley. 1.5 hours, so wear comfortable footwear!

4:00 pm Lobster Eating Contest
Killam's Wharf Gazebo

7:00 pm Ecumenical Service 
Coal shed