From concerts to dances and workshops to community suppers, we offer a full range of events against a gorgeous backdrop of autumn colours.

Saturday, Oct 6th 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

venue Skye River Trail
locale We'koqma'q First Nation
price $25
host We'koqma'q First Nation

Explore the traditional ways of the Mi'kmaq with various showcases and demonstrations along a scenic trail, offering you hands-on learning about Mi'kmaq art and culture and the opportunity to listen to a compelling storyteller. Includes a light meal to follow.

Monday, Oct 8th 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

venue Le Noir Landing
locale Arichat
price Adult $65; Youth $30
host Isle Madame Historical Society

Visit one of the oldest stone buildings on Cape Breton Island to learn about the traditional art of blacksmithing and produce a forge piece to take home. Pre-registration is required.

Monday, Oct 8th 2018 @ 10:30 PM - 1:00 AM

venue Bras d'Or Lakes Inn
locale St. Peter's
price $5; free for players; freewill donation with concert ticket stub from today
host Kitchen Rackets Organization

Open jam session following a welcome performance by your local artist hosts. Visiting players are invited to sit in with Cape Breton locals. Listeners welcome. These late-night jams take place after the local concerts.

Tuesday, Oct 9th 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

venue Le Noir Landing
locale Arichat
price Adult $65; Youth $30
host Isle Madame Historical Society

Visit one of the oldest stone buildings on Cape Breton Island to learn about the traditional art of blacksmithing and produce a forge piece to take home. Pre-registration is required.

Tuesday, Oct 9th 2018 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

venue West Mabou Hall
locale West Mabou
price $10
host West Mabou Hall

A unique and informative exploration of different percussive dance dialects--including Sean Nós, Ottawa Valley, and Cape Breton--with discussion and performances by featured dancers, allowing for some audience participation.