Experience St. Peter's
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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!
Expect the Unexpected!
We plan on making your visit memorable. Any time of the year!
Nov 24 and 25, 2018
A wonderful runner-up to the season!
Festival of Trees
Nov 24 and 25, 2018
Now in its 23rd 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. Why not enter your own tree. And please be sure to add this to your Fall schedule.
30th Winter Festival
Jan thru Feb, 2019
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.
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. In June, 2018 they held a special event, BANDEMONIUM, featuring a band workshop and All-Star Concert. Check it out here on YouTube.
Music Camp on the Canal is planning to return in 2019.
June 28 – July 6, 2019
This annual 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 Restaurant and Lounge as one of the chosen venues on Cape Breton Island for the annual KitchenFest!. MacBouch will have live entertainment from June 30 – July 7!
July 3 to 7, 2019
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”. And a chance to get out on a lobster boat leaving from the St. Peter’s Canal National Historic site.
Nicolas Denys Days
July 29 – August 4, 2019
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 2 to 4, 2019
This will be the 30th 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 4, 2019
Our annual “Swim the Canal” event is an extraordinary opportunity. In 2018 we had over 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 2019 for the whole week.
St. Peter’s Pirate Days
Sept 12 to 15, 2019
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 2019! So come to St. Peter’s mateys, by land or sea, September 12 – 15, 2018 and celebrate Pirate Days with us. But keep your wits about you – you don’t want to be shanghaied!
Celtic Colours Events
Oct 11 to 19, 2019
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 during the week..
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.