Experience the Celtic Colours International Festival

October 09 - October 17

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Enjoy a glimpse of the Celtic Colours International Festival, a non-stop music and dance celebration that takes place over nine days and nine nights in the magnificent scenery of Cape Breton Island. Each October, Celtic Colours presents hundreds of artists from around the Celtic world in concerts all over the Island. Take in the brilliant fall foliage and breathtaking views as you travel from community to community for concerts and community cultural events. And top the day off at Colaisde na Gàidhlig/the Gaelic College for the late-night Festival Club.


Presented by the Celtic Colour Festival, in partnership with the Government of Canada, with the support of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage.

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