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The Event Schedule

This summer during Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta, Nova Scotia's host ports will be alive with events and activities for families, foodies, music and theatre fans, history buffs, parade lovers and those who just love to experience something new. Search our event calendar by port or date to start planning your summer adventure now.

August

04August 2017

Sydney

Tall Ships Access

Friday, 04 August 2017, 12:00PM–05:00PM

Waterfront

Free public access to visiting Tall Ships
Tickets or bracelets not required. Photo ID may be requested.

Sydney

Gaelic Welcome

Friday, 04 August 2017, 01:00PM–02:00PM

Harbourfront

Gaelic Welcome

Sydney

Opening Ceremony

Friday, 04 August 2017, 01:30PM–04:00PM

Harbourfront

Opening Ceremony 1:30pm (Words of welcome by Mayor Cecil Clarke)
Mi'kmaw Greeting & Song by Jeff Ward
Ceilidh with Blanche Sophocloeous & Brenda Stubbert 2:00pm-4:00pm

Sydney

Buskers on the Waterfront

Friday, 04 August 2017, 02:00PM–05:00PM

Harbourfront

2:00pm – 5:00pm – BUSKERS ON THE WATERFRONT – Presented by the Sydney Waterfront District. The buskers are putting on a pop up show on the festival grounds adjacent to the kiosks. This year we welcome buskers Byron Bertram, Kate Mior, and The Acrobat Guy. Come down to the festival grounds - these artists are sure to awe the crowd!

Sydney

CBC Concert with Matt Minglewood

Friday, 04 August 2017, 07:00PM–09:00PM

Port

CBC Concert with Matt Minglewood; free

05August 2017

Sydney

Outdoor Boot Camp on the Waterfront

Saturday, 05 August 2017, 09:00AM–10:30AM

Waterfront

9:00am – 10:30am – OUTDOOR BOOT CAMP ON THE WATERFRONT – Presented by G-Fit Fitness Studio, held at the festival grounds on the Waterfront adjacent to the kiosks. Get ready for a 45-60-minute full body workout for all fitness levels using a variety of equipment - including your own bodyweight! To overcome obstacles and challenges as individuals, pairs, and teams! Followed by a 30-minute cardio interval. $12 fee.

Sydney

Sydney Waterfront Street Festival

Saturday, 05 August 2017, 10:00AM–05:00PM

Waterfront

10:00am – 5:00pm – SYDNEY WATERFRONT STREET FESTIVAL – Presented by the Sydney Waterfront District, and CBRM Recreation on Charlotte Street. Come see what products our district merchants and local vendors have to offer! There will be a sidewalk sale, food trucks, entertainment, buskers, and children’s activities.

Sydney

Yoga on the Waterfront

Saturday, 05 August 2017, 10:30AM–11:30AM

Waterfront

10:30am – 11:30am – YOGA ON THE WATERFRONT – Join Katie McKenna and Verna MacLean for a 60-minute yoga class on the festival grounds adjacent to the kiosks. Designed for participants of all levels and experience. This

Sydney

Pirates of Halifax

Saturday, 05 August 2017, 11:00AM–05:00PM

Sydney

Pirates of Halifax visit Sydney

Sydney

3rd Annual Food Truck Round Up

Saturday, 05 August 2017, 11:00AM–05:00PM

Waterfront

11:00am – 5:00pm – 3RD ANNUAL FOOD TRUCK ROUND UP – Presented by the Sydney Waterfront District and CBRM Recreation. Event will be held on Charlotte Street.

Sydney

Tall Ships Access

Saturday, 05 August 2017, 12:00PM–05:00PM

Waterfront

Free public access to visiting Tall Ships
Tickets or bracelets not required. Photo ID may be requested.

Sydney

Pride Parade

Saturday, 05 August 2017, 01:00PM

Downtown

Pride Parade

Sydney

CBC Concert with Port Cities

Saturday, 05 August 2017, 07:00PM–09:00PM

Port

CBC Concert with Port Cities; free

Sydney

Buskers after Dark

Saturday, 05 August 2017, 09:00PM–10:00PM

Harbourfront

Buskers after Dark

06August 2017

Sydney

Tall Ships Access

Sunday, 06 August 2017, 10:00AM–03:00PM

Waterfront

Free public access to visiting Tall Ships
Tickets or bracelets not required. Photo ID may be requested.

Sydney

Food Trucks on the Boardwalk

Sunday, 06 August 2017, 10:00AM–12:00PM

Waterfront

Food Trucks on the Boardwalk 10:00am-12:00pm

Sydney

Kidspree

Sunday, 06 August 2017, 12:00PM–03:00PM

Waterfront

Kidspree 12:00pm – 3:00pm – SYDNEY CREDIT UNION PRESENTS KIDSPREE – Sponsored by Sydney Credit Union; presented by Sydney Waterfront District. Come on down to the festival grounds adjacent to the kiosks for a day of fun! There will be buskers, inflatables, Serpentime Reptile Zoo, princess tent, food trucks and much more!

Sydney

Ceilidh with Blanche Sophocleous & Brenda Stubbert

Sunday, 06 August 2017, 01:00PM–03:00PM

Waterfront

Ceilidh with Blanche Sophocleous & Brenda Stubbert 1:00pm-3:00pm

Sydney

Fiddling Farewell on the Dock with Cape Breton Fiddlers' Association

Sunday, 06 August 2017, 04:00PM–05:00PM

Waterfront

Fiddling Farewell on the Dock with Cape Breton Fiddlers' Association

Sydney

Final Concert

Sunday, 06 August 2017, 07:00PM–10:00PM

Waterfront

Final Concert: 7:00pm – 10:00pm – RIVER TOWN SAINTS – Presented by the Sydney Waterfront District. The Sydney Waterfront Festival closes on a high note with special performances by the River Town Saints with opening act Jordan Musycsyn.

Sydney

Fireworks

Sunday, 06 August 2017, 10:00PM–10:15AM

Waterfront

Fireworks at 10:00pm

Sydney

Buskers

Sunday, 06 August 2017, 10:00PM–12:00PM

Harbourfront

Buskers 10:00am-12:00pm

 

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