June 21- Louisbourg Celebrates Mi’Kmaq Heritage
Come celebrate Mi’kmaq’s culture and traditions. Take part in the pow wow and the sounds of drums and dance, listen to eel legends, taste the luskininygan bread and meet Mi’kmaq traditional craft vendors. Start s at noon.
June 22-23-Learn to Camp- Some places are still available!!!
To celebrate 300 years of history, 300 campers will pitch their tents on the terre-plein of the King’s Bastion. Learn how to set up a tent, cook in the outdoor and enjoy fun interpretive programs at the fortress of Louisbourg together with Mountain Equipment Co-op. To register call Cape Breton Family Place Resource Centre at 902-562-5616.
June 30- Louisrocks! A Musical Tribute to Louisbourg’s Legacy
Rock on during this concert featuring: Sprag Session, Lively Youth, Squid Precision Drumming, Sons of Membertou, Mi’kmaq and Acadian dancers and Fortress of Louisbourg drummers. This multi-cultural concert and historical musical tribute will end with a memorable finale of cannons, muskets and fireworks. 7:30pm tickets $30.00. Buy you tickets online: fortressoflouisbourg.ca/LouisRocks or by phone at 1-902-562-5399 or toll free at 1-855-562-5300.
July 1st – Canada Day
Free admission to the Fortress of Louisbourg and to all national parks and historic sites across the country! Enjoy a day filled with family-fun activities: music, games, mascot Parka and the new Xplorers program Louisbourg300 edition with fun filled activities for children 6-11 years old. Additional fee for guided tours.
July 1-14 – From Land To Sea/ Field to Lab: An Archaeology Festival
Bring out the archaeologist in you! Don’t miss this event featuring Parks Canada archaeologists from across Canada. Participate in lab work with archaeologists and attend demonstrations including terrestrial and underwater fieldwork, conservation work and collections management.
July 4-7-Forge 300
Join blacksmiths from around the world for Forge 300, the 1st international blacksmithing event on Cape Breton Island. Try your hand at banging iron with half hour workshops, bring home a blacksmithing themed souvenir, and enjoy the ringing of anvils as visiting blacksmiths demonstrate and share their love for the craft.
This welcoming event is hosted by the Cape Breton Blacksmith Association (CBBA) in partnership with Parks Canada and the Fortress of Louisbourg Association. You can purchase passes for the event at forge300.ca/registration/ or visit forge300.ca for more information.