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

6:00 pm Rum Running Race

7:00 pm Spirit by Sea

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Midnight Riot

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

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 Entertainment

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

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

July 14th, 2017

All Day - Seawalk Sales

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
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

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

5:00-6:00 pm or 6:00-8:00 pm Coastal Financial Credit Union Scavenger Hunt

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

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

8:30 pm - 1:30 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.

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

July 15th, 2017

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 

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Entertainment
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

11:30 am - 2:00 pm Children's Activities

11:00 am – 12:00 pm Muise Taekwon-do

12:00 - 4:00 pm Bouncy Castles

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Jacques Surette

1:00 pm Mini Mackerel Toss

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Lobster Boil
Gilles Boudreau Cancer Fund - Parker Eakins Wharf

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Bill LeBlanc

2:00 pm Chebogue Cemetery Tour

4:00 pm Lobster Eating Contest

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Entertainment

7:00 pm Ecumenical Service 
Coal shed