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Major Festivals

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Amherst Winter Carnival: February. Celebrate heart, culture, and play with more than 100 activities over seven days. Highlights include a chili challenge, live entertainment, art classes, skating parties, an outdoor play day, and Heritage Day activities.

Bordertown Biker Bash: July. Annual motorcycle rally with tours of scenic Nova Scotia, a burnout competition, stunt shows, live music, and a live concert. 

Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival: October. Atlantic Canada's largest fiber arts festivals with exciting creative workshops, stunning exhibits, and hands-on demonstrations.

2018 Community Events and Holidays

January 1: New Year’s Day

February 13-19: 4th Annual Amherst Winter Carnival
February 15-19: Nova Scotia Senior Curling Championship
February 17: 5th Annual Amherst Valentine Run
February 19: Nova Scotia Heritage Day Fair & Traditional Craft Demonstrations

March 30: Good Friday

April 18: Amherst Volunteer Appreciation Reception
April 22: Earth Day

May 4: Ducks Unlimited Banquet
May 12: Highland Fling Hospital Fundraiser

June 1: Maritime Wine, Beer & Spirits Tasting
June 11 - 16: Pride Week (parade on June 16)
June 16: Children’s Race at Dickey Park
June 21: Indigenous Peoples Day
June 23: Cross Border Challenge
June 24: Cumberland County Car Club Show & Shine
June 29: Multicultural Day
June 30: The Great Race

July 1: Canada Day
July 6: Family Movie Night in Victoria Square
July 12: Family Movie Night in Victoria Square: Herbie the Love Bug
July 13-15: 4th Annual Bordertown Biker Bash
July 19: Family Movie Night in Victoria Square
July 26: Family Movie Night in Victoria Square

August 2: Family Movie Night in Victoria Square
August 6: Natal Day
August 9: Family Movie Night in Victoria Square
August 16: Family Movie Night in Victoria Square
August 30: Family Movie Night in Victoria Square

September 3: Labour Day

October 9-13: Nova Scotia Fiber Arts Festival
October 26-28: Esther Fest

November 16: Tree Lighting at Victoria Square
November 17: Amherst Christmas Parade

December 31: 5th Annual Family First New Year’s Eve


Registration for Local Performers & Entertainers Master List

Please fill out the below form if you are a performer looking to register on this master list. The information will be kept on file in the event a performance is needed for a future event but please be advised it does not guarantee a booking.

Performer/Entertainer Registration