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The Village of St. Peter’s is a thriving hub for music and activities on this side of Cape Breton as well as a commercial centre for Richmond County, St. Peter’s offers all the amenities to tourists and locals alike from accommodations and entertainment through to gift and craft shops, pharmacies, banks and a first rate marina. We host many events and offer a wide range of things to do. So if you are planning to stay or just looking for a place to relax and enjoy the day, St. Peter’s offers it all with a safe, small town atmosphere.
Plan a visit to St. Peter’s on your next vacation or business trip! Relax and enjoy our friendly people and warm hospitality!
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June 2, 2018
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June 2, 2018
Your Visit will be Eventful
Jun 2, 2018
KitchenRackets continues its goals of developing local cultural assets and to reinforce St. Peter’s and Richmond County’s brand as a place that attracts traditional music enthusiasts. This year KitchenRackets is holding a Band Skills Workshop and All Star Concert. Music Camp on the Canal will return in 2019. Check out the two on the Kitchen Rackets site.
Jun 29 to Jul 7, 2018
This weeklong island wide festival provides a great opportunity to listen to Cape Breton music, enjoy céilidhs, food and drink, the Gaelic language and song, cheering and dancing, informality and hospitality. The Village of St. Peter’s is thrilled to have MacBouch’s Restaurant and Grill as one of the chosen venues on Cape Breton Island for the annual KitchenFest!. Come join us for Cape Breton’s biggest kitchen party!
Jul 10 to 15, 2018
This is the home of the Lobsters R’ Us Seaside Lobsterfest, an annual celebration of our long standing tradition of lobster fishing in the Municipality of Richmond County. Music, food, community and family fun awaits you in our little slice of heaven “Where the ocean meets the inland sea”.
Nicolas Denys Days
Jul 30 to Aug 5, 2018
The many events planned for the week are hosted by various organizations to ensure that the whole community benefits from and participates actively in the festival. As a visitor to the area, this approach give you an opportunity to “get to know” our whole community and join in the fun all week long.
Wallace MacAskill Cup
Aug 3 to 5, 2018
This will be the 29th year running the Wallace MacAskill Yacht Club’s MacAskill Cup. The usual custom is to have warm-up races held on the club’s buoyed short course, nearby the canal on Friday afternoon. The big race starts on Saturday morning, approximately 25 nautical miles on the lake (course determined based on wind and weather conditions). Afterwards, join us for awards, legendary chowder and fun & games ashore.
Swim the Canal
Aug 5, 2018
Our annual “Swim the Canal” event is an extraordinary opportunity. In 2017 we had 250 participants so check on line and sign up early! Note that Swim the Canal is held during Nicolas Denys Days Why not join us in 2018 for the whole week.
St. Peter’s Pirate Days
Sept 13 to 16, 2018
Ahoy mateys – St. Peter’s is the place to be for Pirate Days celebrations! We hope you will join in on this annual event with the St. Peter’s community and businesses while finding your inner pirate. There will be a weekend of fun activities scheduled for all ages. Pirates from far and near visit and have promised to bring even more of their friends in 2018! So come to St. Peter’s mateys, by land or sea, September 13 – 16, 2018 and celebrate Pirate Days with us. But keep your wits about you – you don’t want to be shanghaied!
Celtic Colours Event
Oct 5 to 13, 2018
The Celtic Colours International Festival is held annually in October in venues all over the island.beginning on the Friday of each Canadian Thanksgiving weekend and presents many events all over Cape Breton. Events include Local Food, Community Meals, Farmer’s Market, Learning, Outdoor, Gaelic Language, Participatory and Visual Arts experiences. St. Peter’s is a natural hub to visit many events scheduled in around this area.
Festival of Trees
Nov 24 to 25, 2018
Now in its 22nd year, the Festival of Trees includes a full two days of activities showcasing local talent and providing a dazzling display of decorated trees entered by businesses, organizations and individuals in the area. Activities during the weekend include crafts, music, pictures with Santa, Santa’s workshop (stories and games), and a concert feature many of the area’s youth.
Jan thru Feb
Celebrate winter with many of the communities that make up Richmond County. There is skating, card games, dinners, chowders, variety shows, ATV Rally and snowshoeing happening somewhere in the county.
And entertainment throughout the year!
Live music and entertainment is available most evening’s throughout the summer and in the off season with jam sessions, concerts and special events held at venues in the village and immediate area.