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Lots to keep folks busy in Amherst this summer

Have you been enjoying the sun we have been having recently? We hope it is finally here to stay!

If you’re looking for ways to stay busy this summer some of the activities and events put on by the ‘A Team include: tennis, Musical Mondays, trail walks and recreational swimming.

A detailed list of all our events, with the time and location can be found on our Amherst Recreation Facebook Page. Additionally, we will be making videos each week with details about upcoming events – stay tuned.

Registration is required for the following activities: Got Science, where you can make a lava lamp with ‘A Team member Lexie, Thursday, 6 p.m. to 7:30, p.m. at Beacon St Park. As well, we will be offering a basketball camp with ‘A Team member Keira, on July 19 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for ages 7-12.

To register, call 667-6500 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Summer Night MarketNight market

Our next Amherst Summer Night Market will happen behind Dayle’s Grand Market on Thursday, July 18, from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The event will include classic cars, live rockabilly bands, vendors, food trucks and more! Stop by to check it out.

‘A Fest

Don’t forget our second annual ‘A Fest is coming up soon! Mark your calendars for Sept. 13 and 14.

Join us for family first activities, including a petting zoo, hay bales, horse rides, bike parade, bouncy castles, and more. In addition, we will be offering live music and vendors to mark the occasion.

If you are a local business looking to sponsor or be a part of ‘A Fest, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  More information will be coming up soon!

Get an ‘A

Get an ‘A this summer from one of our student leaders!

If a member of the ‘A Team catches you doing a good deed, like maintaining or beautifying your lawn, being active and healthy, engaging in community events, volunteering, etc., we will reward you with an ‘A Initiative, which helps us motivate our community members and reach our goal of becoming the most active healthy community in Nova Scotia.

What’s happening

Learn what is happening around the community by visiting our free community events listing and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

If you have questions, community events and information to share, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 902-667-6500.

Here is a taste of what’s happening around Amherst:

  • July 25 – Christmas in July
  • July 25 – Got Science: Make Play Doh
  • July 25 – Movie in the Park: Iron Man
  • July 30 – Library Tour
  • July 31 – Circus Night