What’s Cooking: June 28 – July 4

The last week of June is not going to disappoint with a fabulous line up events across the province! Enjoy Canada Day long weekend with live music, activities and markets. Keep reading to find out what’s cooking this week near you!

Several people enjoy samples in tiny sample cups at Barelling Tide Distillery.

Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo

The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo is global entertainment in Halifax that provides spectacle through marching bands, acrobats, dancers, military displays, pipes and drums, and much more! The Tattoo is a registered not-for-profit charity with the following mission: to honour Canada’s Armed Forces, RCMP, and other first responders and to celebrate the heritage of Canadians’ contributions. From June 28 – July 1, the festivities will be taking place and a few amazing Taste of Nova Scotia members are partners this year so keep an eye out for them!

Reception Partners: Saltbox Brewing, Bulwark Cider, and Benjamin Bridge

VIP Lounge Partners: Barrelling Tide Distillery, Sober Island Brewing, and Benjamin Bridge

Jost Vineyards

Will the new Purely Piquette or Sparkling White be your favourite? Find out June 29 at the annual LÜVO launch party hosted by Jost Vineyards. Enjoy live music, tastings, giveaways and locally-inspired food from Seagrape Café! Doors open at noon, get your tickets in-store or by calling 1-800-565-4567 ext. 1018.

Sober Island Brewing

Looking to get your hands on local this summer? It doesn’t have to stop at food and drink!  Visit Sober Island Brewing June 29 and check out work from local artisans at their Welcome Summer Pop Up Market! From 12 p.m – 3 p.m. browse a variety of art and support the community of Musquodoboit Harbour.

Leo’s Donair

Originally scheduled for last weekend, the rain has moved the fun to Saturday, June 29! Head out to Timberlea for Leo’s Donair and their annual Summerfest. Enjoy sweet and salty snacks, a bouncy castle, and more fun activities! Make sure you show up on an empty stomach because their will be good food to accompany the good time. An added bonus is that all proceeds go to the IWK!

Church Brewing Company

The Fabulously Rich are rocking out at Church Brewing Company in Wolfville on June 30! Groove to the tunes of the Canadian band that started as a live tribute to The Tragically Hip. Enjoy live music after a delicious meal and grab a cold one while you’re there! Tickets available on eventbrite.ca.

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Saltbox Brewing Company

June 30 is a big day for the daredevils! After two post-ponings conditions are finally looking ready for the races. Drop by Saltbox Brewing Company in Mahone Bay to grab a drink and watch the thrill-seekers race handmade soapbox cars. Proceeds raised are going to the Bayview School Breakfast Program! For more information, visit saltboxbrewingcompany.ca.

Postponed and rescheduled for July 13.

Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa

Enjoy lobsters, laughs, and live music at Digby Pines this summer! Starting June 30, every Sunday will have a traditional three course lobster meal accompanied by original theatre and live music entertainment. An authentic Nova Scotia experience and event to entertain all ages! Tickets are required.

Garrison Brewing Company

Celebrate Canada Day with a local brew at Garrison Brewing! Enjoy live music, beers, and BBQ during their extended patio for the long weekend. The  fun starts at 11 a.m. on July 1 with family friendly activities all day at their Seaport Taproom.

Old Orchard Inn

Music & Munchies, the best summer night combination! Get your fill of both at the Old Orchard Inn every Thursday on their patio. Check out the line up for their July 4, 11, 18, and 25 amazing artist features to pair with superb snacks!

July 7: Are you a Netflix hit show Bridgerton fan? Did you miss out on tickets for Sea Level Brewing’s Garden Party? You’re in luck, you got a second chance! Secure your tickets before they sell out again, call or stop by the brewery to purchase your ticket to confirm your place in society! (902) 582-2337

July 8, 15, & 22: Whether you’re looking for a solo adventure or fun date night, Compass Distillers‘ Cocktail Classes are a great educational experience! Book your class now!

July 5, 12, 19 & 26: Get your sweat on with Move East and celebrate the hard work with a refreshing Drink Sprizzi beverage! Grab a pal and book your class now!

Featured Recipe: No-Churn Maple Apple Ice Cream

Photo Credit: Jessica Emin/@eatwithjessie

A long weekend calls for ice cream! Make your own with this simple No-Churn Maple Apple Ice Cream recipe. Give your chilly treat a Canadian touch with maple syrup just in time for Canada Day!

Local Source Guide:

Apples: Stirling Fruit FarmsMasstown MarketNoggins Corner Farm Market, Uprooted Market & Café, or your closest Farmers’ Market

Maple Syrup: Acadian Maple or Sugar Moon Farm

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