What’s Cooking July 1 – July 8?
Hello, July! It’s the start of a new month and (hopefully) the start of warmer weather here in Nova Scotia. We’re starting this month off strong with a handful of fun events from around the province. Read on to see what’s cooking this week!
July 2: The Wines of Nova Scotia
Obladee, A Wine Bar is excited to host its first Wines of Nova Scotia course. Take part in a 6-week, in-depth course designed for the beginner wine-enthusiast looking to develop their knowledge and understanding of Nova Scotian wine. The course takes place from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays! If you crave to learn about Nova Scotian wines, check out this event.
More Information: The Wines of Nova Scotia
July 2: Ceilidh at Glenora Inn & Distillery
Join the team at Glenora Inn & Distillery for their last Ceilidh of the season! There will be two performances (1-3 p.m. & 8-10 p.m.) so double the chance to enjoy live music paired with award-winning whisky!
More Information: Glenora Inn & Distillery
July 4: The Mark Riley Project at Grand Pre Winery
Soul, funk and blues group The Mark Riley Project will opening Music Under the Vines 2019 at Grand Pre Winery this Thursday. Come early and get a seat. Music begins at 7 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m. There are no reservations.
More Information: Event Page
July 5: Wintersleep at the Shore Club
The Shore Club is thrilled to host a live performance by Nova Scotia indie group Wintersleep on Friday, July 5th. Head on down to the legendary location on the South Shore for an evening of good music and great company!
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July 6: Rudder’s Outdoor Concert
Rudder’s Seafood Restaurant wants you to bring your dancing shoes this Saturday, for its “Beer For Iguana” event! Located on the waterfront, listen to superb music while enjoying local food and drink! Tickets are $20 and selling fast, so be sure to grab yours!
More Information: Rudder’s Outdoor Concert
July 6: Under the Night Sky – Summer Solstice
This Saturday, from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., learn all about the sky and stars! Celebrate the summer solstice at Meander River Farm & Brewery with a bonfire, Meander River beverages, popcorn, and a star and planet observation led by local astronomer, Dr. Norm Scrimger! This event is open to all ages, for anyone curious about the stars. Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather and bring your outdoor chairs to sit back and relax.
More Information: Under the Night Sky at Meander River Farm
July 6: Live Music at Schoolhouse Brewery
Join Schoolhouse Brewery this Friday, July 6th when they host Tye Dempsey and Fallon Fraser for a night of live music! The duo will be playing a mix of modern and classic tunes starting at 8 p.m.
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Wines and Steins Tour (Every Friday from June to October): Nova Scotia’s Avon River Valley is becoming the next great place to enjoy wine and craft beer! This tour will whisk you away to this charming part of the province to discover a few hidden gems!
Watercolour & Wine (July 9): Petite Riviere Vineyards is hosting a painting afternoon you won’t forget! For $40 you receive a glass of wine, light snacks, and all the paint supplies you need! Create your own watercolor masterpiece and take it home to cherish!
Six Course Dinner at Mosher House (July 12): In the comfort of an early 1800’s farmhouse overlooking Avondale Sky’s vineyard, enjoy a six-course blind tasting menu prepared by Chef Justin Floyd. Wine pairings thoughtfully selected for each course are available to perfectly complement your meal. A selection of Avondale Sky wines, local craft beers and ciders, and non-alcoholic options will also be available. Six-Course Dinner – $80 per person. Add Wine Pairings – $40 per person.
Summer Festival with Halifax Pier (July 13): Raise a glass to summer in Nova Scotia! Join Jost Vineyards for award-winning wines, locally-inspired gourmet food from Seagrape Café, live music on their open-air patio and more. Kick your feet up while Halifax Pier gets your toes tapping on the patio. Please note: Seagrape Café will be offering their festival menu. Their regular menu is not available during festivals. No outside food or beverages are allowed on site. Admission is free. Winery Tour is available at 11a.m. for $5 per person
Lightkeeper’s Seafest (July 16): Step aboard a fishing boat in Yarmouth, welcomed with Nova Scotia oysters and wine. Tour the coast dotted with fishing communities en-route to Cape Forchu Lightstation where your sunset feast awaits, complete with live Acadian songs. Savour mussels and seafood-stuffed lobster, expertly paired by your host chef and sommelier with award-winning Nova Scotia wines. As night falls, your dark sky expert will share seafaring stories and legends of the stars. Presented by The Keeper’s Kitchen.
Wild Feast: Above The Vines (July 20): Hosted by Planters Ridge, dine with spectacular vineyard views while enjoying a six-course menu created by Chef Nelson Penner from Wild Feast NS. Each course features wild and foraged foods of Nova Scotia, while being thoughtfully paired with Planters Ridge wines. Tickets $130 + tax per person. Limited seats available, please contact the winery for reservations.
Grapely Ghost Walks (July 20): The ‘old-world’ winery atmosphere is special, the sun-setting backdrop between the vines is memorable, the UNESCO site overlooking historic Grand Pre is unrivaled, and the wine quality is superb. Altogether, what creatively-spooky way to get a history lesson of a truly unique part of the world! Join Grand Pre Wines for their first Grapely Walk of the season. They are 2-hour, family-friendly compilation shows featuring ghosts from all five towns we haunt: Wolfville, Kentville, Windsor, Halls Harbour & Hantsport.