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2021 Events & Resources Listings
Yarmouth and Acadian Shores

See Arts & Culture, Community, Family, Festivals, Food/ Drink, Heritage, Music, Outdoors/ Sports and Holiday events listed by the Yarmouth and Acadian Shores Tourism Association. Also: Cottages, B+Bs, Hotels/Motels, Campgrounds, Restaurants, Shops, Galleries, Breweries and Bars, Food Markets and local places of interest in the "Banana Belt of Atlantic Canada."
International Workers’ Day - May Day
Mayworks Halifax 2021

May 1-31, 2021. Annual Festival of Working People + the Arts, building bridges between workers’ organizations and artists’ organizations in the region; fun, entertaining festival to engage people in both a cultural and political way; capacity building, training new activists and creating new coalitions. Musical theatre, dance, film, performance art, video installation.
A Male Stripper Parody and Improv Comedy Show - for men & women
Th’YARC presents The Comic Strippers

June 4, 2021, 7:30pm. A fictitious male stripper troupe of some of Canada’s best improvisational comedians; a sexylarious improv comedy show. They try to be sexy… it just comes out funny. Grooving, gyrating, bantering with the audience, an hilarious twist on improv sketches. Singing, “dancing” oiled up and ready to make you laugh. A smash hit at Adelaide Fringe.
A Unique Maritime Festival of food, fun, and festivities!
Seafest - Yarmouth NS

July 15-31, 2021. Stationary Parade Contest Starts. Virtual Concerts. Concerts of the Bells. Sand Sculpture Contests. Vintage Market. Online Yard Sale. YMAC Sunset Firings. Pirate Day. Rock Painting. Cinergy. Walking Tour. Mackerel Toss. Fisherman Day. Mermaid + Merman Day. Insanity. RFA Drills + Firings. With a continuing series of daily events until August 14th. Schedule + details at:
The 34th Annual
Halifax Pride

Mid-July, 2021 (TBC). Eleven days of events include Pride Festival at various locations; music concerts, DJs, softball, drag + drag bingo, BBQ, Underwear + New Queer Hip-Hop dance parties, + Testosterone Party, Tea Party, bear events, party boat, film screenings, comedy, Queer Acts Theatre Festival, Saturday July 17th Pride Parade ... and more. See updates:
The 30th Annual
Halifax Fringe Festival

August - September, 2021. Eleven days in 10+ venues with 55+ productions performing over 350 individual performances. The festival first raised its moth-eaten curtain in 1990 and has grown every year since.
The 66th Edition
Festival acadien de Clare

July - August, 2021. The oldest Acadian festival in the world at Baie Sainte-Marie celebrates Acadian culture and heritage. A series of concerts every year, featuring many musicians playing Acadian and Cajun music. A grand concert highlights National Acadian Day, August 15th each year. Also: oral and visual presentations, music, theatre, food and dance at various venues.
A festival that turns Halifax into an International Mecca for the Arts
Atlantic Film Festival 2021

September 16-23, 2021. Annual, 8-day celebration of film and video screens an inspiring/engaging collection of 150+ films/videos from Atlantic Canada, Canada and the world. The AFF is now considered to be one of the top film festivals in Canada. Also: June-August AFF Outdoor Film Experience with public screenings on the waterfront + community screenings throughout the year.