Upcoming Kids Events

Activities marked with a    are free!

Note: It’s always best to check with the organizers to see if the programs are still running.

July 2017

 

  • July & August
    Games at the Park
    Games at the park

 

  • July 29
    Geo-caching

    geocache

 

  • July 14
    Keltic Ford Fun Day
    10:00am-2:00pm
    For more information contact (902)863-2771

 

  • July 2- July 9
    Antigonish Highland Games 2017
    For more information click here. ENTER draw to Win a Free Pass HERE.
  • Saturday, July 8
    Antigonish Grand Street Parade 2017
    Start time 9:00 am
    Begins at StFX and ends at Columbus Field (through Main St.)
  • Thursday, July 6
    Stroll the Main Antigonish Sidewalk Fair 2017

    10:00 am-3:30 pm
    For more information click here.
  • Friday, July 14
    Heartland Tour 2017
    For more information click here.
  • Saturday, July 1
    Antigonish
    Canada Day 150 Celebrations 2017
    For more information click here.

June 2017

  • Sunday, June 4
    Fighting Cancer Together Fun Run 2017
    Time: 10:00-1:00
    Location: Columbus Field
    fighting cancer together run

 

  • Sunday, June 11
    Antigonish World Oceans Day Event 2017
    Time: 11:00-1:00
    Location: StFX Biology Dept. J. Bruce Brown building
    For more information click here

    world oceans day poster

May 2017

 

  • Saturday, May 6
    A Piece of Antigonish
    Time: 10 am-2 pm
    Location: Main St. Antigonish & Chisholm Park
    More information here

 

  • Saturday, May 13
    Mayfest 2017
    Location: St. F.X. University, Bloomfield Centre
    Time: 10 am-2 pm
    Annual indoor fair organized by the St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Auxiliary.
    Great fun for all ages!

 

  • Saturday, May 20
    Bike Safe in Antigonish
    Location: Antigonish Farmers Market
    Bike safety

 

  • Sunday, May 28
    Medavie Blue Cross MS Walk 2017
    Location: Royal Canadian Legion
    For more information click here or contact whitney.machin@mssociety.ca 902-468-8230 x1008 or 1-800-268-7582ms walk

April 2017

 

  • Easter Bunny visit
    Antigonish Market Square
    For more information contact info@antigonishmarketsquare.com or call (902)863-1596

 

  • Summer Launch-Start Your Own Business
    Summer Launch Flyer

 

 

  • Track & Field Clinics
    For more information contact antigonishtrackclub@gmail.com
    Track and Field

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March 2017

  • X-Chem Outreach Science Club 2017

    Science Club initiative hosted by the StFX Chemistry Dept.
    For more information visit StFX X-Chem Club

    x-chem club

  • Friday March 24
    Track & Field Clinics
    For more information contact antigonishtrackclub@gmail.comTrack and Field

 

  • Saturdays (until March 18)
    Free Public Swims
    StFX Alumni Aquatic Centre
    1:00-2:50pm

 

  • Sundays (until March 19)
    Free Public Skates
    Antigonish Arena
    4:30-5:50pm

 

  • Sundays (until March 19)
    Parent & Tot Skate
    Antigonish Arena
    9:00-10:00am

 

February 2017

  • Saturday February 11-Sunday February 19
    Pomquet Winter Carnival 2017
    For list of events visit the Pomquet Winter Carnival Facebook page
    Pomquet carnival photo
  • Sunday February 12
    Keppoch Mountain Winter Family Fun Day 2017
    10:00am-4:00pm
    For more information visit the Keppoch Mountain Facebook page
  • Until February 28
    Best Snowman Contest! 2017
    Build a snowman of any type and enter the Best Snowman Contest for a chance to win great prizes!
    snowman picture 2
  • Saturdays (until March 18)
    Free Public Swims
    StFX Alumni Aquatic Centre
    1:00-2:50pm
  • Sundays (until March 19)
    Free Public Skates
    Antigonish Arena
    4:30-5:50pm
  • Sundays (until March 19)
    Parent & Tot Skate
    Antigonish Arena
    9:00-10:00am
  • January-February
    Free ticket for StFX games
    School nights sports

January 2017

  • Saturdays (until March 18)
    Free Public Swims
    StFX Alumni Aquatic Centre
    1:00-2:50pm
  • Sundays (until March 19)
    Free Public Skates
    Antigonish Arena
    4:30-5:50pm
  • Sundays (until March 19)
    Parent & Tot Skate
    Antigonish Arena
    9:00-10:00am
  • January-February
    Free ticket for StFX games
    School nights sports

December 2016

  • Sunday, December 4
    Christmas Parade 2016
    12:00pm
  • Sunday, December 4
    Christmas Market & Sale 2016
    Ecole Acadienne de Pomquet
    10:00am to 2:00pm
    Admission $2 or $5 per family
    Vendors and craft tables, 50/50, Crafts and activities for the children and Soup & Biscuit lunch will be served.
    All profits from this event are going to the New Community Center Project!
  • Saturdays (until March 18)
    Free Public Swims
    StFX Alumni Aquatic Centre
    1:00-2:50pm
  • Sundays (until March 19)
    Free Public Skates
    Antigonish Arena
    4:30-5:50pm
  • Sundays (until March 19)
    Parent & Tot Skate
    Antigonish Arena
    9:00-10:00am
  • Friday, November 25 (until Dec. 10)
    Festival of Trees 2016
    Location: People’s Place Library

christmas-ornament

November 2016

  • Saturdays (Nov. 5 to March 18)
    Free Public Swims
    StFX Alumni Aquatic Centre
    1:00-2:50pm
  • Sundays (Nov. 6 to March 19)
    Free Public Skates
    Antigonish Arena
    4:30-5:50pm
  • Sundays (Nov. 6–March 19)
    Parent & Tot Skate
    Antigonish Arena
    9:00-10:00am
  • Friday, November 25
    Tree Lighting Ceremony
    Location: Columbus field at 6:00pm
    For more information click here.
  • Friday, November 25
    Santa’s Arrival
    Location: Antigonish Market Square
    Time: 3:00-5:00pm and 6:00-8:00pm
  • Friday, November 25 (until Dec. 10)
    Festival of Trees
    Location: People’s Place Library
  • Sunday, November 27 –Canceled
    Christmas Parade
    Starting at the Keating Millennium Centre at 1:00pm
    For more information click here.
  • Monday, November 28
    StFX Annual Christmas Tree Lighting & Student Carol-Off
    Location: Xavier Gardens, StFX
    Time: 6:30pm

 

 

October 2016

 

  • Friday, October 28
    1st Annual Halloween Harvest Bash  2016
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  • Sunday, October 15
    Fall Colours Fun Day At Keppoch
    Visit Facebook page for more information
  • Saturday, October 1
    Run with an Olympian-Fun Run
    StFX Track
  • Saturday, October 1
    Harvest Festival
    St. Joseph’s Community Centre

 September 2016

 

  • Sunday, September 18
    Meet Your Farmer Day 2016
    Featured farms in Antigonish:
    West River Holsteins, Swinkels Bee Products, Lindenright Holsteins
    For more information click here
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  • Sunday, September 18
    Terry Fox Run 2016
    To register click here
    terry-fox

 

  • Sunday, September 18
    Superhero Sunday 2016
    The Canadian Obesity Network, with the help of X-Men and X-Women hockey players, is hosting Superhero Sunday on the StFX turf from 11:00-2:00
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  • Sunday, September 25
    L’Arche Antigonish 1st Annual 5km Walk and Fun Run 2016
    See Facebook page for registration
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  • Sunday, September 25
    Fighting Cancer Together Fun Walk-Run 2016
    See Facebook page for registration
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  • September 17-25
    Zucchinifest Antigonish 2016
    Click here for details

 

 

August 2016

  • August 31-September 4
    Eastern Nova Scotia Exhibition, ENSE 2016
    Offers great entertainment, games, rides, craft displays, agriculture and livestock competitions and demonstrations. It is also a staging ground for youth to showcase their skills as the event hosts the work of local 4H clubs.
    For more information and schedule of events click here.

 

  • Sunday, August 14
    Acadian Day at Pomquet
    Fun for the whole family!
    Time: 12:00-4:30pm
    Location: Fr. P.J. Baccardax Hall, Pomquet
    For more information call (902) 386-2679Tuesday, August 9
    Family Movie Night at Columbus Field  
    Watch ‘Zootopia’ at 9:00pm
    For more information visit Town of Antigonish Recreation

 

 July 2016

  • July 3-10
    Antigonish Highland Games
    Kids events include:
    -Tir Nan Og Athletic Competitions (July 8 at Columbus Field)
    -Tir Nan Og Cultural Workshops (July 8 at Columbus Field)
    For more information click here.
  • Saturday, July 9
    Grand Street Parade
    Start time 9:00 am
    Begins at StFX and ends at Columbus Field (through Main St.)
  • Thursday, July 7
    6th Annual Stroll the Main Sidewalk fair 

    10:00 am-3:30 pm
    For more information click here.
  • Friday, July 15
    Heartland Tour
    Activities for kids of all ages with a focus on cycling.
    Location: St. Andrew’s Junior School
    For more information click here.
  • Friday, July 1
    Antigonish
    Canada Day Celebrations 2016
    For more information click here.

 

 June 2016

 

  • Saturday, June 25
    Annual Bike Rodeo
    Hosted by the Antigonish Town and County Crime Prevention Association
    Location: Antigonish Market Square parking lot (mall)
    Time: 10:30-1:00
    Ages: 5-12
    Rain date: June 26
  • Saturday, June 11

    3rd annual World Oceans Day event

    Hosted by the StFX Biology Dept.
    Time: 11:00-1:00
    Location: J. Bruce Brown building, 2320 Notre Dame Ave.
    Explore StFX’s marine touch-tanks. Hands-on fun with live marine organisms for the whole family! The event will promote ocean awareness to younger generations and to the general public. The marine touch tanks house a variety of local and tropical organisms, including sea urchins, sea stars, brittle stars, sand dollars, sea anemones, hermit crabs, decorator crabs, sea mice, whelks, and much more. Displays will also include a sea weed station, a deep sea station, a shark station, a dolphin communication station, fossils, live plankton and live blue lobsters!
    For poster click here
  • Sunday, June 12

    First Annual Antigonish Transplant Trot 2016 
    Time: 10:00am
    Location: Columbus field
    For more information click here.

 

 May 2016

  • Saturday, May 7
    Mayfest 2016
    Location: St. F.X. University, Bloomfield Centre
    Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Annual indoor fair organized by the St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Auxiliary.
    Great fun for all ages.
  • Tuesday, May 10
    Science Odyssey- Hands on Science activities
    Location: Antigonish Regional Library
    Time: 3:00-4:30
    For more information click here.
  • Saturday, May 14
    X-Chem Science Club
    Time: 1:00-3:30
    Ages: 4-10
    For more information click here.
  • Sunday, May 29
    Medavie Blue Cross MS Walk
    To register click here.
    For more information contact info.atlantic@mssociety.ca | 902-468-8230 or toll free 1-800-268-7582
  • Sunday, May 29
    Fit 4 Lit Running Event
    Proceeds will go towards the Antigonish County Adult Learning Association (ACALA).
    For more information click here.

 

 March 2016

  • Sunday, March 13
    Snow day 2016
    For details click here.

 

 February 2016

  • Sunday Feb.14
    Keppoch Fun Day
    For details click here.
  • Saturday Feb. 6 – Sunday Feb. 14
    Pomquet Winter Carnival
    For complete schedule click here.
  • Saturdays Oct. 31 – March 19
    Free swimming
    StFX Aquatic Centre
    1:00-2:50pm
  • Sundays Nov. 1 – March 20
    Free skating
    Antigonish Arena
    4:30-5:50pm

 

 

 January 2016

  • Sunday, January 31
    Hockey game: Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional Royals vs RCMP
    Location: Antigonish Arena
    7:00pm
    For more information click here.
  • Saturdays Oct. 31 – March 19
    Free swimming
    StFX Aquatic Centre
    1:00-2:50pm
  • Sundays Nov. 1 – March 20
    Free skating
    Antigonish Arena
    4:30-5:50pm

 

 

  December 2015

  • Saturday, December 5
    Lochaber Christmas Tree Festival
    Location: Lochaber Centre, 1551 Highway #7
    For more information click here.
  • Saturdays December 12
    Seasonal play
    Hearts & Hands, L’Arche Antigonish
    For more details click here.
  • Saturdays Oct. 31 – March 19
    Free swimming
    StFX Aquatic Centre
    1:00-2:50pm
  • Sundays Nov. 1 – March 20
    Free skating
    Antigonish Arena
    4:30-5:50pm

 

 

 November 2015

  • Sunday, November 29
    Christmas Parade
    Starting at the Keating Centre 2:00pm
    For more information click here.
  • Friday, November 27
    Christmas Tree Lighting
    Location: Columbus field at 6:30pm
    For more information click here.
  • Monday, November 23  postponed to Nov. 24
    StFX Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Student Carol-Off
    Time: 6:30pm
    Location: Xavier Gardens
    For more information click here.
  • Saturday, November 21 (to Dec 23)
    Santa’s Arrival
    Location: Antigonish Market Square (Mall)
    For Santa’s hours click here.
  • Saturdays Oct. 31 – March 19
    Free swimming
    StFX Aquatic Centre
    1:00-2:50pm
  • Sundays Nov. 1 – March 20
    Free skating
    Antigonish Arena
    4:30-5:50pm

 

 

 October 2015

  • Friday, October 31
    Halloween Family Party
    Location: Antigonish Atlantic Superstore
    For more information click here.

September 2015

  • September 2-6
    Carnival
    Location: Antigonish Mall
    For more information click here.
  • Thursday, September 3
    Stanley Cup in Antigonish
    Public viewing at the Bloomfield Centre, StFX,  from 2-5pm.

 

 July 2015

  • Sunday, July 19
    Lochaber Strawberry Festival
    Location: Lochaber Centre, 1585 Highway #7
    Time: 1:00 to 5:00pm
    Live musical entertainment, face painting, Arpo the Clown, swimming, silent auction and a 50/50 draw. Admission of $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for children.
  • July 4-12
    Antigonish Highland Games
    Kids events include:
    -Tir Nan Og Athletic Competitions (July 10 at Columbus Field)
    -Tir Nan Og Cultural Workshops (July 10 at Columbus Field)
    -Highland Games Track and Field Meet (July 11-12 at St.FX)
    For more information click here.
  • Saturday, July 11
    Grand Street Parade
    Start time 9:00 am
    Begins at StFX and ends at Columbus Field (through Main St.)
  • July 10-12
    First Annual Highlander Tennis Tournament  NEW!

    Ages 14+
    For more information click here.
  • Thursday, July 9
    Stroll the Main- Sidewalk fair 

    10:00 am-3:30 pm
    For more information click here.
  • Tuesday, July 7
    Heartland Tour
    Activities for kids of all ages with a focus on cycling.
    Location: St. Andrew’s Junior School, 2 Appleseed Dr.
    For more information click here.
  • Wednesday, July 1
    Antigonish
    Canada Day Celebrations 2015
    Daytime: St. Andrew’s Junior School, 2 Appleseed Dr.
    Evening: StFX Oland Stadium. Fireworks at dusk.
    For more information click here.

 

 

  June 2015

  • Saturday, June 27
    Bicycle Rodeo

    Location: Antigonish Mall parking lot
    Time: 10:30am-2pm
    Ages 5 to 12.
    For more information click here.
  • Friday, June 26
    Antigonish Art Fair
    Location: Chisholm park on Main St.
    Time: 6:00-9:00pm
    Art, artisans, food, music and art centered area of children’s activities.(other dates: Jul. 10 (6-9 pm), Jul. 24 (6-9 pm), Aug. 7 (5:30-8:30 pm), Aug. 21 (5:30-8:30 pm))
  • Sunday, June 7
    Family Fun Day
    Location: Antigonish Education Centre
    Time: 10:00 to 2:00pm
    Fundraiser for the Playground for Every Body
    Activities, games, flea market, on stage entertainment, and much more.
    $5.00 per family.
  • World Ocean’s Day (hosted by the StFX Biology Dept.) will not take place this year.
    See you in June 2016!

 

 

  May 2015

  • Saturday, May 9
    Mayfest 2015
    Location: St. F.X. University, Bloomfield Centre
    Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Annual indoor fair organized by the St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Auxiliary.
    Great fun for all ages.  For more information call Margie Pitts, (863- 4821), Gill Hillyard (863 – 0937), or Margo Turner (867 – 1744).
  • Sunday, May 31
    Fit 4 Lit Running Event
    Proceeds will go towards the Antigonish County Adult Learning Association (ACALA).
    For more information click here.

 

 

February 2015

  • Sunday, February 22
    Grand Kilted Skating Party
    For more information click here.
  • Sunday February 21
    Keppoch Fun Day
    10:00am-4:00pm
    For more information click here.
  • Friday, February 20
    Chinese New Year celebration
    3:00-4:00pm (great for children ages 5 and up) at Peoples Place Library
    For more information please contact the library at 902-863-4276.
  • Saturday February 7 – Sunday February 15
    Pomquet Winter Carnival
    A whole week of fun and activities for all ages!
    For more information click here.
  • Saturday, February 7
    3rd Annual Elsie Kelly Memorial Snowmobile Rally and Family Fun Day
    For more information click here.

 

 December 2014

  • Saturday, December 6
    Lochaber Christmas Tree Festival
    For more information click here.

November 2014

  • Friday, November 28
    Moonlight Madness
    For more information click here.
  • Tuesday, November 25
    StFX Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Student Carol-Off
    Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm
    Location: Xavier Gardens
    For more information click here.
  • Saturday, November 22 (to Dec 20)
    Santa’s Arrival
    Time: 11:00am
    Location: Antigonish Mall
    Santa hours: Fridays 3:30-5:00, 6:00-8:00 and Saturdays 11:00-1:00, 2:00-4:00
  • Saturday, November 22
    Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting
    For more information click here.

VOTE for a Playground for “Every Body” in Antigonish!
For more information click here  or click here to visit this idea’s Facebook page.

 

 

 

October 2014

  • October 6
    Family Skate
    For more information click here.
 

 September 2014

 

  • September 20
    Superhero Saturday
    1:00-4:00
    For more information click here
  • September 13
    Annual Fall Harvest Picnic
    5:00pm – 8:00pm
    For more information click here.
  • September 14
    Terry Fox Run
    For more information click here.

 

  August 2014

  • August 27 to 31
    Eastern Nova Scotia Exhibition
    Offers great entertainment, games, rides, craft displays, agriculture and livestock competitions and demonstrations. It is also a staging ground for youth to showcase their skills as the event hosts the work of local 4H clubs.
    For more information and schedule of events click here.
  • Aug. 27
    3D Cyber camp (ages 5-12)
    Learn about 3D printing at the Antigonish Library.
    3pm – 5pm
    To register, call 863-4276 .
 
 

  July 2014

  • July 20
    Lochaber Strawberry Fest
    For more information click here.
  • July 6-13
    Antigonish Highland Games
    For more information click here.
       Kids events include:
    -Tir Nan Og Athletic Competitions (July 11 at Columbus Field)
    -Tir Nan Og Cultural Workshops (July 11 at Columbus Field)
    -Highland Games Track and Field Meet (July 12-13 at St.FX)
  • July 12
    Grand Street Parade
    Start time 9:00 am
    Begins at StFX and ends at Columbus Field (through Main St.)
  • July 12
    Pomquet Beach Fun Day
    11:00 am-1:00 pm
    Games, BBQ and an information session on the endangered Piping Plover which nests there. Participants are encouraged to wear shoes.
  • July 10
    Stroll the main- Sidewalk fair 
    10:00 am-3:30 pm
    Stroll Main Street Antigonish for fun for the whole family.
    For more information click here.
  • July 10
    Heartland Tour
    Activities for kids of all ages with a focus on cycling.
    Location: St. Andrew’s Junior School, 2 Applesead Dr.
    Bike rides start at 9:30am
    For more information click here.
  • July 1
  • Canada Day Celebrations
    Location: Teasdale’s Field in St. Andrews
    Time: 11:30am-4:00pm
  • Canada Day Celebrations at night
    Location: StFX Oland Stadium
    Fireworks at dusk.

 

June 2014

  • June 28
    Bicycle Rodeo

    Location: Antigonish Mall parking lot
    Time: 10:30am-2:00pm
    For more information click here.
  • Friday June 20 – Sunday June 22
    Special Olympics Nova Scotia
    Provincial Summer Games at StFX University
    For more information click here.
  •  Sunday, June 8
    World Oceans Day
    at Mahoney’s Beach
    Starts at 12:00
    For more information call Susan at 863-0842
  • Saturday, June 7
    World Oceans Day event
    Location: StFX Biology Dept., J.Bruce Brown Hall, 2320 Notre Dame Ave.
    Time: 11:00-1:00
    Explore live marine organisms and a variety of interesting specimens (plankton, sea anemones, sea urchins, sea stars, sea squirts, decorator crabs, rare lobsters, marine fossils, shark jaws, whale bones and much more).  Hands-on fun for children and adults of all ages! Click on World Oceans Day 2014 poster
  • Sunday, June 1st
    Fit 4 Lit Running event
    Free for youth ages 15 and under (with option to collect pledges)
    Proceeds will go towards the Antigonish County Adult Learning Association (ACALA).
    For more information click here.

 

 

  May 2014

  • Saturday, May 10
    Mayfest
    Location: St. F.X. University, Bloomfield Centre
    Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Annual indoor fair organized by the St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Auxiliary.
    Event features children’s games, face painting, straw draw, Teddy Bear Clinic, cake walk, science fair,
    and much more! Great fun for all ages. Purchase a ticket for the “Sticker Draw” for $5 (includes admission and a chance on 10 prizes). Admission at the door is $2, children free and parking free. For more information please contact Sue O’Brien 863-1479.

 

 April 2014

  • Wednesday, April 30
    “Antigonish on the HAPPY map”
    Click here for more information.
  • Saturday, April 19
    Antigonish Staples Easter egg hunt
    location: Staples, 36 Market St.
    All proceeds & donations going to the Antigonish Challenger Baseball.
    Click here for complete schedule.
  • Antigonish Easter Bunny visit
    For information click here.

 

March 2014

  • March break programs
    Fun activities for all ages! For more information click here (p.10-15).

 

February 2014

  • February 8 to 16
    Pomquet Winter Carnival
    A whole week of fun and activities for all ages! For schedule of events click here.
  • Saturday, February 15
    Keppoch Fun Day

    10:00am-4:00pm
    For complete details visit www.thekeppoch.ca
    Busses will be available for transportation. Please contact Town 863-2351 or County Rec. 863-1141 for more information.
 

December 2013

  • Friday, December 6
    Christmas Puppet Show
    Time: 6pm
    Place: People’s Place Library
  • Saturday, Decenber 14
    Holidays Around the World Fun Day!
    Time: 9am-2pm
    Location: St. Andrew Junior School
    For more information click here (see p.5).
  • Sundays
    We Move This Town
    Offers one hour of physical activity every Sunday, with a different activity every week, e.g. running, walking aquasize, swimming, skating, dancing, low organized games, yoga, sports, step aerobics, snowshoeing, and many more.
    For event time & place and additional information click here.

 

November 2013

  • Saturday, November 23
    GO Touch Football Clinic (Girls only, ages 13-18)
    Time: 10:00am-1:00pm
    For more information click here.
  • Saturday, November 23
    Santa’s Arrival
    Time: 11:00am-4:00pm
    Location: Antigonish Mall
  • Saturday, November 23
    Town Christmas Parade
    Time: 6:00pm
    Route: Keating Centre- Main Street- Church St.
  • Saturday, November 23
    Christmas Tree Lighting
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Columbus Field
  • Monday, November 25
    StFX Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Student Carol-Off
    Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm
    Location: Xavier Gardens (StFX, Alumni building)
  • November 11
    Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremony

    Time: 10:30 am
    Route: Keltic Ford- Main Street- the Cenotaph (located at Chisholm Park).
  • Sundays
    We Move This Town

    Offers one hour of physical activity every Sunday, with a different activity every week, e.g. running, walking aquasize, swimming, skating, dancing, low organized games, yoga, sports, step aerobics, snowshoeing, and many more.
    For event time & place and additional information click here.

 

 October 2013

  • Monday, October 7
    Free Family Skate
    Time : 3pm to 4pm
    Location: Antigonish Arena
    Hosted by Family Services of Eastern NS & Kids First Family Resource Place
    to celebrate National Family Week
  • Every Sunday
    We Move This Town

    Offers one hour of physical activity every Sunday, with a different activity every week, e.g. running, walking aquasize, swimming, skating, dancing, low organized games, yoga, sports, step aerobics, snowshoeing, and many more.
    For event time & place and additional information click here.

 

September 2013

  • September 21
    Celebration picnic
    For more information click here.
  • September 15
    Terry Fox Run
    For run site details click here.
  • Every Sunday
    We Move This Town

    Offers one hour of physical activity every Sunday, with a different activity every week, e.g. running, walking aquasize, swimming, skating, dancing, low organized games, yoga, sports, step aerobics, snowshoeing, and many more.
    For event time & place and additional information click here.

 

 

 August 2013

  • August 28 to Sept. 1st
    Eastern Nova Scotia Exhibition
    Offers great entertainment, games, rides, craft displays, agriculture and livestock competitions and demonstrations. It is also a staging ground for young farmers to showcase their skills as the event hosts the work of local 4H clubs.
    For more information and schedule of events click here.
  • August 6 (Antigonish)
    Thundertales

    Youth 11-15, come and have fun creating stories through visual art, music, dance, spoken word, video, clay, paper mache and more!
    Mondays 1-3 pm, Paqtnkek Health Centre, Paqtnkek, Aug. 12th start date
    Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-3 pm, Antigonish People’s Place Library, Aug. 6th start date
    Email Thundertales@gmail.com to save a place. Workshops are free!
    A project of Arts Health Antigonish! in collaboration with the Heartwood Centre for Community Youth Development
 
 

  July 2013

  • July 28
    Antigonish Walmart Car Show
    Time: 10:00-3:00
  • July 7-14
    Antigonish Highland Games ( for some activities)
    For more information click here.
       Kids events include:
    -Tir Nan Og Athletic Competitions (July 12 at Columbus Field)
    -Tir Nan Og Cultural Workshops (July 12 at Columbus Field)
    -Highland Games Track and Field Meet *New this year!* (July 13-14 at St.FX)
  • July 14
    Lochaber Strawberry Festival
    For more information click here.
  • July 13
    Grand Street Parade
    Start time 9:00am
    Begins at StFX and ends at Columbus Field (through Main St.)
  • July 10
    Stroll the main
    For more information click here.
  • July 1
  • Canada Day Celebrations
    Location: Teasdale’s Field in St. Andrews (buses available)
    Time: 11:30am-4:00pm
    For more information click here.
  • Canada Day Celebrations at night
    Location: StFX Oland Stadium
    Start time: 8:00pm with Fireworks at dusk!
 

 June 2013

  • June 30
    Outdoor movie “Cars 2”
    Location: Columbus Field
    Time: 8:45pm
    (Rain date: July 2nd at 8:45pm)
  • June 22
    Bicycle Rodeo

    Location: Antigonish Mall parking lot
    Time: 10am-1pm
    For more information click here.
  • June 8
    World Oceans Day event

    For more information click here.
    To register, email antigonishkidscorner@gmail.com
  • June 1st
    Third Annual Fit4Lit Running Event
    For more information click here.
  • Every Sunday
    We Move This Town

    Offers one hour of physical activity every Sunday, with a different activity every week, e.g. running, walking aquasize, swimming, skating, dancing, low organized games, yoga, sports, step aerobics, snowshoeing, and many more.
    For event time & place and additional information click here.

  May 2013

  • May 12
    Mayfest

    Annual event organized by the St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Auxiliary
    Fun-filled fair for people of all ages. Numerous activities for children including a teddy bear clinic, a science fair, a silent auction, raffles, carnival games, balloons, face painting and door prizes.
    Proceeds will go towards the purchase of a new operating room table for St. Martha’s Regional Hospital.
    Location: Bloomfield Centre on the campus of St. F.X.
    Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Every Sunday
    We Move This Town

    Offers one hour of physical activity every Sunday, with a different activity every week, e.g. running, walking aquasize, swimming, skating, dancing, low organized games, yoga, sports, step aerobics, snowshoeing, and many more.
    For event time & place and additional information click here.
  • World Oceans Day event (See month of June, above)
    Registration deadline May 25!
 

 April 2013

  • Every Sunday
    We Move This Town

    Offers one hour of physical activity every Sunday, with a different activity every week, e.g. running, walking aquasize, swimming, skating, dancing, low organized games, yoga, sports, step aerobics, snowshoeing, and many more.
    For event time & place and additional information click here.
 

 March 2013

  • March 11-15
    March break programs

    Offers organized activities for children (grades P-6).
    For more information click here (see p.10-14).
  • Every Sunday
    We Move This Town

    Offers one hour of physical activity every Sunday, with a different activity every week, e.g. running, walking aquasize, swimming, skating, dancing, low organized games, yoga, sports, step aerobics, snowshoeing, and many more.
    For event time & place and additional information click here.

 

 February 2013

  • Feb. 9 and 17
    Pomquet Winter Carnival

    For schedule of events click here.
  • Feb. 16 (also Mar. 24 and Apr. 28, tentative dates)
    GO FreePlay Keppoch Fun Days

    Offers organized outdoor activities for ages 5-10, 10-16 and adults.
    For more information call 863-1141 to confirm dates and times or visit the Keppoch’s Facebook page.
  • Every Sunday
    We Move This Town

    Offers one hour of physical activity every Sunday, with a different activity every week, e.g. running, walking aquasize, swimming, skating, dancing, low organized games, yoga, sports, step aerobics, snowshoeing, and many more.
    For event time & place and additional information click here.

 

 January 2013

  • Jan. 13, 20 and 27
    We Move This Town

    Offers one hour of physical activity every Sunday, with a different activity every week, e.g. running, walking aquasize, swimming, skating, dancing, low organized games, yoga, sports, step aerobics, snowshoeing, and many more.
    For event time & place and additional information click here.

 

 December 2012

  • Nov. 30 – Dec. 17
    Events at People’s Place Library
    Free movies, crafts, songs, storytelling and more.
    For more information click here.
  • Sunday, Dec. 9
    We Move This Town

    Offers one hour of physical activity every Sunday, with a different activity every week, e.g. running, walking aquasize, swimming, skating, dancing, low organized games, yoga, sports, step aerobics, snowshoeing, and many more.
    For event time & place and additional information click here.
  • Every Sunday
    Free Play for Youth

    Offers outdoor activities and eco-literacy program for youth ages 10-16.
    Transportation is available for those who need assistance.
    For program information click here.
    For more information click here or search FreePlay Program on facebook.
  • Saturday, December 15
    Holiday Fun Day
    Time: 9:00-2:00
    The day will be spent making holiday crafts, singing songs, being physically active and making friends!
    For more information click here.

 

   November 2012

  • November 11
    Rememberance Day Parade and Ceremony

    Time: 10:40 am
    Location: Starts at the Memorial Arch, located at the east end of Main Street at Columbus Field and will then proceed up Main Street to the cenptaph (located at Chisholm Park).
    For more information click here.
  • November 23
    Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

    Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm
    Location: Aphrodite Lawn (next to Canada Post).
  • November 24
    Light up the Night Christmas Parade
    Time: 6:00pm
    Location: Starts at the Antigonish Arena, goes down James Street, West Street, and Main Street to Columbus Field.
    For more information click here.
  • November 24
    John Deere Day
    Fun activities, prizes, cake and more.
    Time: 10:00-12:00
    Location: 15 Hayly Rd., Antigonish (next to Tim Horton’s, on Main St.)
  • November 26
    Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Student Carol Off

    Time: 6:30pm
    Location: Xavier Gardens (StFX, Alumni building)
  • November 30
    Sustainable Holiday Open House & Tree Lighting

    Time: 5:00-7:00pm
    Location: Administration Centre of the Municipality of the County of Antigonish, 285 Beech Hill Rd.
    There will be music, hot chocolate and treats. Special guests may make an appearance too, including Mickey Mouse, Moby Toby, Frosty the Snowman and Santa himself!
    For more information click here.

 

  October 2012

  • October 14 at 1:30
    Wild Mushroom and Plant Foraging Workshop
    with Dave Maybe.
    Open to all ages!
    Fairmont Hiking Trail, Bay Street (out past the hospital, towards Cape George).
    We’ll meet in the parking lot, on the left side of the highway. Bring rain gear in case of rain and a basket or contain for specimens you may want to take home to eat!
    (by donation)
    Call Rebecca Wild at 870-9452 if you’re lost.

 

  September 2012

  • August 29 to Sept. 2nd
    Eastern Nova Scotia Exhibition

    Offers great entertainment, games, rides, craft displays, agriculture and livestock competitions and demonstrations. It is also a staging ground for young farmers to showcase their skills as the event hosts the work of local 4H clubs.
    For more information click here.

 

August 2012

  • Saturday, August 4
    Family BBQ with children’s games

    11:00am to 2:00pm at the Chez DesLauriers homestead in Pomquet.  Part of the 150th Anniversary Celebrations of the Église Sainte-Croix.
    For more information contact 386-2679.
  • Wednesday, August15th
    National Acadian Day Family BBQ with children’s games

    1:00pm to 5:00pm (meet at Pomquet Cove Rd and Pomquet Monks Head Rd intersection for the start of the Tintamarre – a parade of sorts).
    Children’s games begin at 2:00pm at 1154 Pomquet Monks Head Rd.
    BBQ is from 4:00-5:00pm; performers will entertain the adults from 2:00-4:00pm.  Donations welcomed.
    For more information contact 386-2679.
  • Saturday, August 18
    Back to School Garden Party
    2:00pm to 4:30pm at the People’s Place, by the river, and Chisholm Park Gazebo.
    This is a free family event featuring live music, the 1000 Hands Project, a scavenger
    hunt, green sculpture art, button-­making with Kids First, stories, and lots more.
    For more information download the poster here.
  • August 29 to Sept. 2nd
    Eastern Nova Scotia Exhibition
    Offers great entertainment, games, rides, craft displays, agriculture and livestock competitions and demonstrations. It is also a staging ground for young farmers to showcase their skills as the event hosts the work of local 4H clubs.
    For more information click here.


July 2012

  • July 1st
    Canada Day Celebrations

    For more information click here.
  • July 8-15
    Antigonish Highland Games 

    For general information click here.
    Kids events include:
    Tir Nan Og Athletic Competitions (50m, 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m dash, mini caber toss, long jump, softball throw)
    Tir Nan Og Cultural Workshops (step dancing, Gaelic storytelling and language, drumming, making oatcakes, Gaelic song and milling frolic).
    For more information click here.
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