Music and Festivals
The Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance (LAMP): Provides talented young graduate musicians from Canada and abroad with a unique opportunity to develop their performance and interpretive techniques by working with the finest and most sought-after Canadian and international performing artists of our time. Located in the century-old Lunenburg Academy, a former public school and National Historic Site with unparalleled views of the Old Town UNESCO World Heritage Site and surrounding countryside, LAMP offers public concerts, lectures and outreach programs year-round. For more information on LAMP’s programs and concerts, including travel packages, please visit lampns.ca
The Boxwood Festival: Brings together an amazing group of artists from across the spectrum of traditional folk (Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton, French Canadian, Appalachian, Ozark & Old-Time) baroque, and renaissance music & dance for a week of classes, performances, sessions and social dancing. This year the festival will take place between July 22-28, 2018. For more info please visit boxwood.org
Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival: The Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival has been presenting the best of traditional and contemporary folk music for 32 years. This historic port is alive for four full days from high atop Blockhouse Hill to the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic wharf. Folk Harbour offers a balance of traditional and contemporary folk performers, local musicians, rising stars and seasoned musicians. A wide range of workshops provide festival goers of all ages with opportunities to dance, sing, play and learn. The Sunday morning Gospel Concert is a not-to-be-missed event. This year the festival will take place between August 9-12, 2018. For more info folkharbour.com
Musique Royale: A celebration of Nova Scotia’s musical heritage featuring artists of local, national, and international renown. Musique Royale brings performances of early and traditional music to settings of historic and cultural significance in communities ranging from the small fishing towns of the South Shore to the magnificent highlands of Cape Breton. Wherever you are in Nova Scotia this summer, Musique Royale has a concert for you! musiqueroyale.com
Folk Art Festival: Folk art can be described as objects that illustrate everyday life made by people who have no formal training, traditionally learning skills and techniques through apprenticeships in informal community settings. This year the festival will take place on Sunday August 5th, 2018 12-4pm. nsfolkartfestival.com
Lunenburg Doc Fest: Showcases documentary films that entertain, educate and inspire, creating a cultural experience and place of connection between filmmakers and film enthusiasts in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. The Festival features fact-based cinematic stories from the Atlantic and across the globe, inviting us to see the world from different points of view. The venue is the Lunenburg Opera House. The festival will take place between September 20-23, 2018. lunenburgdocfest.com
Lunenburg Street Festival: Lincoln Street is opened as a pedestrian walkway from Duke to King Street, and will see many talented artists and artisans perform and show their work. Businesses will offer specials promotions for the event throughout the Town. There will be live entertainment and fun for the whole family in the downtown core and our vibrant waterfront! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to meet many of our local vendors and share in the fun!