What’s Cooking in Nova Scotia June 30 to July 14?

Photo of: Maple Syrup Canadian Flag by Solange Richer de Lafleche

July is shaping up to be a great month – from Canada Day celebrations on a beach and eating breakfast in a log cabin, to a good old fashioned kitchen party, here’s what’s cooking in Nova Scotia this week:

July 1
Hooray, it’s Canada Day! There are delicious things to eat and fun things to do all over Nova Scotia – so grab the family, or some friends, and celebrate all day long.

HalifaxPhoto of: Garrison Brewing

Garrison Brewing Company: Drink in honour of our beautiful country with the Coast to Coastless Imperial ESB – a true reflection of Canada

Sugah!: Downtown Halifax is the place to be on Canada Day. Take a stroll along the waterfront and enjoy a delicious hand-paddled ice cream cone while you scope out the best place to watch the fireworks over the harbour.

South ShorePhoto of: White Point Beach

White Point Beach Resort: It’s a Canada Day beach party. Come out and celebrate with crafts, sandcastle building and games for all ages. There’s even going to be cake, a bonfire and fireworks at dusk.

Yarmouth & Acadian Shores

Rudder’s Seafood Restaurant & Brew Pub: Spice up your Canada Day celebrations with wing night and the musical styling of Derek Littlejohn.

Bay of Fundy & Annapolis ValleyPhoto of:Women Sipping Wine at Avondale Sky

Avondale Sky Winery: Take a tasting tour or relax on the patio and enjoy a wine inspired mini-holiday.

Northumberland ShorePhoto of: Sugar Moon Farm Breakfast from Novascotia.com

Sugar Moon Farm: Enjoy a truly Canadian “maple” experience with a log cabin all-day breakfast, a sugar camp tour and a sugar on snow treat.

Train Station Inn: Hitch a ride on a train car and enjoy an evening meal of Salmon Wellington, and for dessert try either their Strawberry Shortcake or Rhubarb Crumble – oh, it’s Canada Day, have both.

Cape Breton IslandPhoto of: Celtic Music Interpretive Centre Listing Image

Celtic Music Interpretive Centre: Tradition, culture, music, and food – experience it all at their lunch ceilidh.

The Red Shoe Pub: We know you’ve heard of a kitchen party but have you heard of a kitchen fest? Be sociable this Canada Day with the Rankin family – you’re sure to enjoy some good eats and a whole lot of fun.

July 3 – 5
Sing a song of lobster in honour of the industry at this year’s Digby Lobster Bash. When you’ve had your fill of fun, relax for a night at the Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa.

Photo of:Nova Scotia Lobster

July 5
Take a Sunday drive to Planters Ridge Winery for lunch. Soak up some sun while enjoying a glass of their 2014 Rosé and a dish of artisanal pasta – yum yum!

A photo of a woman at Planters Ridge Vineyard

July 7
It’s a good old fashioned Nova Scotian kitchen party at The Hatfield House. Join sommelier Raegan Stuart and enjoy local wine and three types of local tapas. We know you’ll have fun sipping the night away.

Photo of: the hatfield house outside

July 10 – 12
Enjoy lobster, lobster and more lobster at this year’s Pictou Lobster Carnival. Stay for the weekend at the Pictou Lodge Beach Resort so you don’t miss out on the fun.

Photo of: Lobster with Lemon

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