In Cape Breton South, there are festivals and events happening year-round for the whole family to enjoy. There is always fun to be had during the St. Peter’s Pirate Days, or the festival of the Strait.

In the Town of Port Hawkesbury is the Granville Green, an outdoor concert venue that provides free concerts on Sundays throughout the summer months. The Shannon Studio series, and the ongoing programming of the SAERC auditorium provide year-round entertainment to residents and visitors to Port Hawkesbury.

If it’s sports that entertain you, catch a hockey game at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre!

Local Craft

The Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design has established a craft incubation space in Port Hawkesbury Customs House. Artisans are practicing their skills, developing innovative products, and reaching markets all over the globe. This is a must see in the Town of Port Hawkesbury, here you will view woodwork, textiles, jewelry, and more! While you are here be sure to check out the J. Franklin Wright Gallery as well if it’s art you love!

Here in Cape Breton South, we love local and know you will too! Our region is proud of the many local artisans who participate in seasonal and holiday craft markets, such as the Port Hawkesbury Ceilidh Market. Some have turned what they love into a full-time career, creating anything from traditional quilts, pottery, painting, and more. In Cape Breton South you can spend a day travelling and viewing the various vendors in their own communities. Whether you are looking for a great coffee mix from Fire & Stone Coffee Roasters in St. Peters, or to find that special gift at Sea Witch Studios in West Bay Road, you are bound to find something you love.