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International Women's Day Event at Glasgow Square

March 8, 2018 

7pm - 9pm 



New Glasgow's Art @ Night 
May 5, 2018

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Website: http://artatnight.ca/ 
Ian Grant - Event Coordinator

On one magnificent evening, dozens of artists gather throughout historic downtown New Glasgow to display their art - be it painting, sculpture, music, or any other form of human creativity, imagination, and self-expression. Spectators gather and hop around from venue to venue taking in all the evening has to offer before heading home tired but enriched by the experience.

New Glasgow's Art at Night seeks to promote New Glasgow's rich and ever-growing arts community. Our art not only inspires our local culture but also takes inspiration from it and it is through this circular process that we further define ourselves through our art.
In its essence, New Glasgow's Art at Night is a celebration of what makes us human. We all have a burgeoning inner artist attempting to break free from the confines of everyday existence and Art at Night seeks to celebrate that side of all of us.

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Miss Miles Mother's Day 5K Classic
May 13, 2018 

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Website: JohnnyMiles.ca

Join us on Mother's Day 2018 for the 5th annual Miss Miles 5km Fun Run. You can celebrate the Strength and Beauty of Women in Running in this All-Female Event. Where women of all ages will come together to Run or Walk to celebrate the day. This event is also suitable for kids and for those who just wish to walk it. Strolers and pets are welcome as well. 

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Pictou County Relay for Life
June 2, 2018 

Website: http://www.relayforlife.ca 

The Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life is more than just a fundraiser. It is an opportunity to get together with family and friends and celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost to cancer, and fight back in the hope of finding a cure for this terrible disease.

Relay is fun, fulfilling, and your participation gives strength to our mission to eradicate cancer. Walk with us in this inspirational event as we come together and fight to make cancer history.

Johnny Miles Marathon and Running Event Weekend

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Website: http://www.johnnymiles.ca/
Race Director - PO Box 426, New Glasgow N.S. B2H-5E5

June 16 & 17, 2018 

The Johnny Miles Race Event Weekend is one of Atlantic Canada's premiere running events, named in honour of one of Canada's greatest runners of all time - Johnny Miles. Held each summer in New Glasgow, the Johnny Miles Marathon is a qualifying event for the Boston Marathon - an event won twice by Johnny Miles - 1926 and 1929. The late Dr. John Miles Williston, named after the great marathon runner, was a well known physician and community leader of New Glasgow, who began the New Glasgow event in 1975 and established a legacy that has grown over the years beyond a single Marathon Race into fun-filled weekend for all to enjoy. The event offers a prestigious running competition that inspires personal bests and a recreational event that engages the whole community. Both competitive and recreational runners enjoy the support of hundreds of spectators who gather to cheer on the participants. The community supports the event at every level, from amazing volunteers and outstanding corporate support to families and friends challenging and supporting each other achieve a healthier lifestyle.


New Glasgow Pre- Canada Day Celebrations
June 30, 2018
Glasgow Square Theatre
Website: www.glasgowsquare.com

Come out to celebrate Canada Day early with a flag-raising ceremony, children’s games, the Mayor's Ice Cream Social and live music. The festivities include performances held on the outdoor stage of Glasgow  Square followed by a bang up finale of fireworks at 10:00pm. Bring your lawn chair and Canada flag! Watch local media for more details. 

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New Glasgow Festival of Tartans 
July 12, 2018
New Glasgow
Website: www.festivalofthetartans.ca 

The Festival of the Tartans - New Glasgow Highland Games is celebrated every year with a four day program that is sure to bring out the Scot in everyone, even those without Scottish roots! The Festival of the Tartans celebrates traditional Scottish culture brought to this area by Scottish immigrants more than 2 centuries ago. There are events for all ages including a Kilted Golf Tournament, Massed Pipe Bands, Piping & Drumming Competition, Highland Dancing, Scottish Heavy Weight Events, Clan Tents and more!

Race on the River Pictou County Dragon Boat Festival

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Race on the River - Pictou County Dragon Boat Festival 
July 20 & 21, 2018
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Website: RaceOnTheRiver.com 

The drum beats July 20th & 21st, 2018 for our 17th Anniversary Year!

Over thirty-five teams of twenty-one participants will form throughout our community and beyond. Some will come from corporations, area industries, small businesses, financial institutions, service clubs, and community organizations. Others will be made up of groups of individuals, both local and visiting.

The Race will be held on the New Glasgow Riverfront on July 20th & 21st, 2018. Each team will paddle their Dragon Boat in heats while more than 1000 participants and spectators view from the vantage point of the two shores and the George Street Bridge.

A children's tent, concessions, and other family-oriented activities will be going on throughout the day at the race site.

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New Glasgow Music Jubilee
Glasgow Square Theatre
Website: http://www.jubilee.ns.ca

 The Jubilee has been host to East Coast Music Association, Music Nova Scotia and Juno Award winners and nominees. The distinctive setting and outdoor amphitheatre provides music lovers with the most engaging and intimate music experience of its kind. Rock, Blues, Folk, Country and the best East Coast music make up this event’s incomparably eclectic line-up. Don’t miss it!

  • Three-time Music Nova Scotia Event of the Year
  • ECMA Event of the Year Nominee
  • A Nova Scotia Signature Event

The Jubilee is known as a mainstay of tourism in Pictou County and a signature music event in Nova Scotia. This 3 time Music Nova Scotia (MNS) Event of the Year recipient and East Coast Music Association (ECMA) Event of the Year nominee continues to be one of the best entertainment values in Atlantic Canada.


Multicultural Fusion Festival 
September 8, 2018 
Glasgow Square 
Website: www.commmapc.wixsite.com/fusion-festival

The Multicultural Fusion Festival is an annual event hosted by the Multicultural Association of Pictou County. The festival provides an opportunity for newcomers, longstanding residents of the towns and surrounding areas in Pictou County as well as guests to the area to come together and celebrate our growing cultural diversity. The goal of the festival is to foster a welcoming community for all. There will be ethnic food vendors, multicultural market, children's activities, entertainment and a fashion show of traditional clothing from around the world..