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With Valentine’s Day and lots of other culinary events taking place this week there’s no shortage of activities for you and your sweetie. Take part in the South Shore Lobster Crawl, experience live jazz, celebrate Valentine’s Day with a dinner out to eat, take in a rum release party, wear your best plaid at the Craft Beer Cottage Party and end your week at the Nova Scotia Icewine Festival.

February 1-18: The South Shore Lobster Crawl

If you haven’t had the chance to take in the South Shore Lobster Crawl yet, don’t fret! You still have one week to get involved in this crustacean celebration. Whether you aspire to be a lobster roll connoisseur, you’re interested in lobster crafts, or you want to discover the art, music, stories and traditions shaped by the lobster industry – make your way to Nova Scotia’s South Shore for the Lobster Crawl.

More Information: South Shore Lobster Crawl 

February 13: Live Jazz at Obladee

If you’re looking for a spot to have a pre-Valentine’s celebration with your special someone, stop by Obladee on Wednesday for wine and jazz. Listen to the sounds of Willem Paynter and friends while you enjoy a glass of local wine and the company of your Valentine.

More Information: Live Jazz with Willem Paynter and friends

February 14-16: Le Caveau Valentine’s Day and Icewine Festival Dinners

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Le Caveau will be available for dinner on Valentines Day and during the Nova Scotia Icewine Festival from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Reservations are being taken now – to book send an email to lecaveau@grandprewines.ns.ca. Visit their website for the various menu options. Dinner will also be available for the second weekend of the Icewine Festival on February 22 & 23.

More Information: Valentine’s Day and Icewine Festival Dinner  

February 14: Valentine’s Day

Taste of Nova Scotia members from one end of the province to the other are featuring delicious local dinners for you and your special someone on Valentine’s Day. If you’re looking for a locally inspired date and gift ideas, check out our love local Valentine’s blog for inspiration.

More Information: Celebrate Your Love for Local 

February 15: Still Fired Distilleries Rum Release Party

Join the team at Still Fired Distilleries this Friday as they release their first rum! Enjoy a fun night of music by Tide ‘n Timber, food by Chef To Table Caterers and drinks by Drinks With Ali. Proceeds from the event will go to The Big Chill, a Give To Live Event. Tickets are available at the distillery.

More Information: Rum Release Party and Give to Live Fundraiser

February 16: Craft Beer Cottage Party

On Saturday night, grab your friends and head to the Halifax Seaport Farmers Market for a craft beer celebration. Sample beers from local craft breweries while you play a game of washer toss, relax in an Adirondack chair, and listen to a live band.

More Information: Craft Beer Cottage Party

February 16 – 17: The Nova Scotia Icewine Festival

Looking for a Nova Scotia winter wine adventure? The Nova Scotia Icewine Festival is the premier winter wine festival hosted in the heart of the Annapolis Valley at Lightfoot & Wolfville Winery. Featuring wines from across Nova Scotia, paired with thoughtful edibles from local chefs, the Festival is an incredible way to spend an afternoon (or a weekend).

More Information: Nova Scotia Icewine Festival

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Nova Scotia Icewine Festival (February 23 – 24) – Can’t make it to the first weekend of the Icewine Festival? Not to worry. This winter wine adventure has a second weekend of tastings and activities scheduled for you to enjoy.

Winter Wine & Yoga (February 24) – Join Planters Ridge Winery for a one-hour yoga session with Brittany Hachey from Room of Essence Yoga followed by a relaxing glass of wine with fireside, winter views. Limited seats available. Call or email the winery for tickets or visit the above link.

Savour Food & Wine Festival (February 28) –  The Savour Food & Wine Festival showcases more than 70 of Nova Scotia’s finest restaurants, wines and beverages. Take in the evening and let your taste buds run wild as you explore samples of delectable foods, legendary cocktails and fine wine presented by Nova Scotia’s finest.

Devour! The Sea Fundraiser (March 1) – Devour! is partnering with the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic for the third annual Devour! The Sea Fundraiser in support of the Dartmouth North Community Food Centre.

Decadence (March 7) – Take part in an evening of pure indulgence at the Prince George Hotel on March 7. Decadence is a night filled with delectable dishes and luscious desserts, paired with fine wines from Nova Scotia and around the world.

Flying Apron: Ultimate Local Getaway Package (March 29 – 31) – This package includes: two demo class registrations, dinner on Friday night (in your class), a Meet Your Farmer Dinner on Saturday night, accommodations for two nights, breakfast each morning, and tasting certificates to Meander River Farm & Brewery and Avondale Sky Winery!

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