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Festivals and Events

Each year the Town of Digby is pleased to sponsor or host the following events. Please join us. Come and Sea what's happening in the Town of Digby.

Joe Casey Award Ceremony - This ceremony is held annually to honor a person or persons who have made significate contribution to the betterment of the Town of Digby. Past receipients of this award are Frank Mackintosh, Terry Gilbert, Angela O'Neil, Wendi Bradley, John Nichols, Jonathan Riley, Richard (Dick) Levy,Greg Turner,Charles Haliburton, Bonnie Vantassell and Gail Hersey, Marilyn Mackintosh and Bob and Helen Eisner. To nominate a special person or person follow the link.  Joe Casey Nomination Form 2024 (92 KB)


Lobster Bash - July 5 to July 7 2024 this event is a celebration to promote the Lobster Industry in South West Nova Scotia. Lots to see and do oh and eat during the event follow the link for more details.

Canada Day Mayor and Councillor BBQ  -Come celebrate Canada Day July 1 at the Fishermen Memorial Park Maiden Lane please join the Mayor and Council for the annual BBQ with entertainment and food for all. 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM an event not to be missed.

Digby Scallop Days - This is the longest running festival in the Digby area a celebration of scallops, the scallop fishing industry and the people who brave the seas to harvest them. The festival is held during the first weekend of August and is celebrated over a four day period starting on Thursday. Lots of fun for the entire family. The 2024 festival will be held August 8 to August 11.

Wharf Rat Rally - This motorcycle rally began in 2005 with a small gathering of motorcycle and has grown to Canada's largest multi day motorcycle rally. Come and join the excitment August 29 to September 1, 2024 The 20th Anniversary of the Wharf Rat Rally

Fishermens Memorial Service held to honor and remember those lost at sea. This event is held the third Sunday in September annually at 2:00 PM at Fishermens Memorial Park on Maiden Lane. Fishermems Memorial Dedication Fillable Form (20 KB)

Annual Town of Digby Tree Lighting Ceremony - This event is held the last Friday in November behind the Cenotaph on the Promanade at 6:00 PM.