Parrsboro Shore Events

A calendar of events and activities for those looking for things to do while visiting the Parrsboro area from Five Islands to Advocate.

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Ongoing fun and interesting activities:

Yoga with Will - Several classes of various levels throughout the week - Contact Will Bollwerk wpbollwerk@gmail.com for info and schedule

Yoga At The Inn - Gillespie House Inn - Monday evenings on a seasonal basis, occasional mediation sessions and pop-up weekend sessions as well - Contact yogaattheinn@gmail.com or via their Facebook page messages

Yoga & Fitness with Charlene - offers yoga and fitness classes - See the Facebook group for details

NSWalks Parrsboro group meets Wednesday 10am at the Bandstand on Main Street - join the NSWalks Parrsboro Facebook page for more info

Cumberland Rec NS coordinates a number of seasonal programs as well as weekly activities and an equipment lending program which includes bikes and snowshoes. Check out their website or Facebook page

Explore our beaches with access at:

First Beach -end of Pier Rd in Parrsboro

Partridge Island Beach - next to the Ottawa House Museum 1155 Whitehall Rd

Glooscap Park Campground - Day use area - 1380 Two Islands Rd

Wasson's Bluff access - look for the dinosaur sign after the pavement ends on Two Islands Rd

Spencer's Island Lighthouse area on Spencer's Island Road

Five Islands Lighthouse Park on Broderick Lane in Five Islands

A useful website for checking on the tides before you head out: Parrsboro Tides

Trails and beaches can be explored at our two provincial parks:

Five Islands Provincial Park and Cape Chignecto Provincial Park

For those musically inclined Parrsboro Citizens Choir, Elastic Big Band and King Street Strummers welcome new members and visitors - Contact The Hall for more information

Spirit Reins Ranch offers trail rides

Local Guy Adventures offers a variety of outdoor adventures including hiking, SUP and fat bike excursions

Nova Shore Adventures offers kayak and SUP excursions

Parrsboro Golf Club welcomes visitors & offers tournaments as well as Ladies' and Men's nights

Ottawa House Museum (open seasonally) is a historical site that also offers access to genealogy records as well as serving ice cream

Age of Sail Museum & Heritage Centre (open seasonally) offers a seafaring and shipbuilding exhibit and archives, as well as a blacksmith shop and the Port Hole Café

Fundy Geological Museum (hours vary with season) offers a variety of programs, a public-use 3D printer and a gallery exhibit as well as guided walking and horseback beach tours

The Parrsboro shore area is the heart of the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark. The Geosite locations and the interactive map on the linked website are useful for exploring the area.

Calendar of Events

Friday October 7, 2022

10am - Yoga with Will - All levels, ages and abilities - Fundy Geological Museum - 162 Two Islands Rd - Parrsboro

7pm-10pm - Karaoke - One Hit Wonders - Two Islands Brewing - 169 Main Street -Parrsboro

Saturday October 8, 2022

10 Days in October - Parrsboro's Fall Festival - Weekends in October - October 8th, 9th & 10th: Food Fest

7am-7pm - 5th Annual Walter Lake Memorial Bass Derby - Prizes - 50/50 - Food, drink & minimal rigs/hooks available for purchase - $15 to be paid at Walter Lake's Cottage on day of event - Rain date October 9th - Fishing area between Fox River & Red River

9am-1pm - Parrsboro Farmer's Market - St. George's Anglican Church Hall - Church Street Parrsboro

9am - Turkey Fun Shoot - Down by the Bay Traditional Archery - Registration at 8:30am - 1495 Two Islands Road - Parrsboro

9:45am-4pm - Silent Gratitude - By donation & proceeds go to the hall - Register by emailing morganleighcallison@gmail.com or mandiarnold1972@gmail.com - Spencer's Island Community Hall - 69 Spencer's Island Road

10am-3pm - Composition Secrets with Lawrence R Nicoll - Photography workshop - $35/person - Limited class size - Pre-registration required by calling 902-254-3814 - Fundy Geological Museum - 162 Two Islands Rd - Parrsboro Cancelled

10am - Yarn Squiggle Art - Grades P-6 - Call 902-392-2214 or visit the library to register - Advocate Library - 93 Mills Road - Advocate

11am-2pm - Thanksgiving Weekend at Ottawa House - Harvest soup or chili lunch with homemade bread & dessert: $10/adult $5/child - Live music on the verandah - 1155 Whitehall Road - Parrsboro

11am - Opening Ceremonies for 10 Days in October - Bandstand - Main Street - Parrsboro

11am-4pm - Pop Up Art Fair - The Bandstand - Main Street - Parrsboro

Noon-5pm - Local Food along Main Street - Parrsboro

1pm - The Amazing Mr. J Magic Show - Tickets are $10, kids under 12 are free - Tickets available to purchase at Ken's Grocery at 176 Main Street or at the door - Show will be at the Hall - 44 King Street - Parrsboro

2pm - Thanksgiving Weekend at Ottawa House - Guided Beach Walk - All ages - $3/adult, children under 12 free - Ottawa House -1155 Whitehall Road - Parrsboro

3pm-5pm - Live music at the Festival Tent - Main Street - Parrsboro

3pm-6pm - Chili with Garlic Bread Supper - $5/bowl - Royal Canadian Legion - 56 Moore Street - Parrsboro

7pm - Open Mic Night - Diligent River Community Hall - 10267 Hwy 209 - Diligent River

7:30pm - Cory Gallant Live - Two Islands Brewing - 169 Main Street - Parrsboro

7:30pm - The Mark MacMillan Band: A Ship's Fundraiser - Click the link for info & tickets - Ships' Company Theatre - 18 Lower Main Street - Parrsboro

Sunday October 9, 2022

10 Days in October - Parrsboro's Fall Festival - Weekends in October - October 8th, 9th & 10th: Food Fest

Pumpkin Pie Contest - Register at 10daysinoctober.ca - Submissions accepted until 11am at the Main Street Festival Tent - Parrsboro

5th Annual Thanksgiving Classic - (Course closed during play) - A fun & unique 9-hole event limited to the first 24 entries - For details or registration contact the Parrsboro Golf Club

11am-2pm - Thanksgiving Weekend at Ottawa House - Harvest soup or Chili lunch with homemade bread & dessert: $10/adult $5/child - Live music on the verandah - 1155 Whitehall Road - Parrsboro

11am-1pm - Wake Up & Dance - Everyone welcome - By donation - Spencer's Island Community Hall - 69 Spencer's Island Road

Noon-5pm - Local Food along Main Street - Parrsboro

1pm-5pm - Live music at the Festival Tent - Main Street - Parrsboro

1pm - Pumpkin Pie Contest Awards - Parrsboro Bandstand - Main Street - Parrsboro

3pm - Thanksgiving Weekend at Ottawa House - Guided Partridge Island hike - Adults only - Max 10 people - Preregister by calling 902-254-2376 -$3/person - Ottawa House -1155 Whitehall Road - Parrsboro

3pm-4pm - Drumming Circle - Bring your chair, drums, buckets, sticks, or anything that will make a sound and have some fun - Everyone welcome, no experience necessary - The Hall 44 King Street - Parrsboro

7pm-8:30pm - Dessert Cabaret - Mouthwatering desserts & live entertainment - $10 at the door - Cash bar - Reserve your spot at 10daysinoctober.ca - Parrsboro Legion - 56 Moore Street - Parrsboro

Monday October 10, 2022

10 Days in October - Parrsboro's Fall Festival - Weekends in October - October 8th, 9th & 10th: Food Fest

11am - Buddy's K9 Beauty Pageant - Dogs and owners are invited to strut their stuff - Costume dress code encouraged - K9 birthday suits acceptable & welcome - Sign in at 11am, beauty K9 strut begins at 11:30am - Prizes for Best Dressed Duo, Most Darling, Most Outrageous & People's Choice - Please pre-register with Taylor Redmond 902-254-4098 or via FB message to Taylor or Buddy's Flop House - The Bandstand - Main Street - Parrsboro

11am-2pm - Thanksgiving Weekend at Ottawa House - Harvest soup or chili lunch with homemade bread & dessert: $10/adult $5/child - Live music on the verandah - 1155 Whitehall Road - Parrsboro

11am - Thanksgiving Weekend at Ottawa House - Guided Beach Walk - All ages - $3/adult, children under 12 free - Ottawa House -1155 Whitehall Road - Parrsboro

Noon-4pm - Fireman's BBQ - Co-op parking lot - Main Street - Parrsboro

Noon-4pm - Sweet & Savoury snacks along Main Street - Parrsboro

6:15 - Yoga at the Inn - All levels - Sign up email yogaattheinn@gmail.com or Facebook message - Gillespie House Inn - 358 Main Street - Parrsboro

7pm - Tai Chi - FPW Fire Hall - 8484 Hwy 209 - Port Greville

Tuesday October 11, 2022

10am - Yoga with Will - All levels, ages and abilities - Fundy Geological Museum - 162 Two Islands Rd - Parrsboro

5:45pm-6:30pm - Parrsboro Cyclefit - Spin class - Advanced online registration is required (up to 24 hrs in advance) via the Cumberland YMCA website - Parrsboro Elementary School (small side door) - 43 School Street

6pm - Lions BINGO play on TV, online, at the Lion's Den (210 King Street Parrsboro) or at Two Islands Brewing (169 Main Street Parrsboro) - cards available at many local businesses

7pm-8pm - Yoga with Charlene - All levels - No experience necessary - $10 - Elementary School gym - 43 School Street - Parrsboro

Wednesday October 12, 2022

10am-11:30am - Little Readers - Children aged 0 to 3 years - Call 902-392-2214 for more info & registration - Advocate Library - 93 Mills Road - Advocate

11am-1pm - Seated Tai Chi - Followed by a bring-your-own-lunch social hour - FPW Fire Hall - 8484 Hwy 209 - Port Greville

5pm-7pm - Roller Rink - Bring your own roller skates - Helmets mandatory - Scooters welcome - Under 12 must be accompanied by an adult - Lion's Arena - 2653 Western Avenue - Parrsboro

5:45pm-6:30pm - Parrsboro Cyclefit - Spin class - Advanced online registration is required (up to 24 hrs in advance) via the Cumberland YMCA website - Parrsboro Elementary School (small side door) - 43 School Street

7pm - Weekly Cards - Diligent River Community Hall - 10267 Hwy 209 - Diligent River

Thursday October 13, 2022

1:30pm-2:30pm - Meditation Sessions - Everyone welcome - By donation ($1 or $2 to go toward instructor's travel expense) - FPW Firehall - 8484 Hwy 209 - Port Greville

7pm-8pm - Toning Body Pump Class - Bring a mat & some light weights (2 different sized sets recommended, between 1-8lbs depending on the individual) - $10 - Elementary School gym - 43 School Street - Parrsboro

Friday October 14, 2022

10am - Yoga with Will - All levels, ages and abilities - Fundy Geological Museum - 162 Two Islands Rd - Parrsboro

7pm - Open Mic - Lots of musical talent - Door prizes - 50/50 - The Hall - 44 King Street - Parrsboro

Saturday October 15, 2022

10 Days in October - Parrsboro's Fall Festival - Weekends in October - October 15th & 16th: Art Fest

The Edge of Winter Open Plein Air Event - ArtLab Studios are inviting 20 Artists to sign up for 2 days of painting - Two works from each artist will be featured in The Edge of Winter Exhibition - Click the link for details - Parrsboro

9am-3pm - Christmas Craft Fair - Community Hall - 10267 Hwy 209 - Diligent River

11am - Scavenger Hunt starts - Handouts at the Bandstand - Main Street - Parrsboro

12:30pm - Autumn Paint Workshop - With Susan Beaver - $25/person - All supplies included - Pre-registration required by calling 902-254-3814 - Fundy Geological Museum - 162 Two Islands Road - Parrsboro

4pm - Scavenger Hunt prizes awarded at the Bandstand - Main Street - Parrsboro

7:30pm - Live Music- Two Islands Brewing - 169 Main Street - Parrsboro

Sunday October 16, 2022

10 Days in October - Parrsboro's Fall Festival - Weekends in October - October 15th & 16th: Art Fest

The Edge of Winter Open Plein Air Event - ArtLab Studios are inviting 20 Artists to sign up for 2 days of painting - Two works from each artist will be featured in The Edge of Winter Exhibition - Click the link for details - Parrsboro

Noon-4pm - Fibre Guild's Open House - Everyone welcome - Bring your project, connect with likeminded people and see some of the work our members create - Fundy Geological Museum - 162 Two Islands Road - Parrsboro

Noon - 2:30pm - Submissions accepted for the Quilting Block Competition at the Fibre Guild Open House (see above) - Register at 10daysinoctober.ca - prizes to be awarded at 4:30 at the Bandstand

Noon-4pm - Southampton Fire Department's 45th Birthday - Fire fighting demonstrations - Firetruck show - BBQ & refreshments by donation with all proceeds going to equipment purchases - Southampton Firehall - 8845 Hwy 2 - Southampton

1pm-3pm - Arts & Crafts at the Amphitheatre - Register at 10daysinoctober.ca - Fundy Geological Museum - 162 Two Islands Road - Parrsboro

3pm-4pm - Drumming Circle - Bring your chair, drums, buckets, sticks, or anything that will make a sound and have some fun - Everyone welcome, no experience necessary - The Hall 44 King Street - Parrsboro

4pm-7pm - Shoreline Sensations at Wa'so'q - Join the Fundy Geological Museum and the Wild Caraway Restaurant for an evening of geology and gastronomy at Wa'so'q/Partridge Island - This experience requires advanced booking - Click on the link for details

4:30 pm - Quilting Block Competition awards (see above) - Parrsboro bandstand - Main Street

Monday October 17, 2022

5:45pm-6:30pm - Parrsboro Cyclefit - Spin class - Advanced online registration is required (up to 24 hrs in advance) via the Cumberland YMCA website - Parrsboro Elementary School (small side door) - 43 School Street

7pm - Tai Chi - FPW Fire Hall - 8484 Hwy 209 - Port Greville

Tuesday October 18, 2022

10am - Yoga with Will - All levels, ages and abilities - Fundy Geological Museum - 162 Two Islands Rd - Parrsboro

6pm - Lions BINGO play on TV, online, at the Lion's Den (210 King Street Parrsboro) or at Two Islands Brewing (169 Main Street Parrsboro) - cards available at many local businesses

7pm-8pm - Yoga with Charlene - All levels - No experience necessary - $10 - Elementary School gym - 43 School Street - Parrsboro

Wednesday October19, 2022

10am-11:30am - Little Readers - Children aged 0 to 3 years - Call 902-254-2046 for more info & registration - Parrsboro Library - 91 Queen Street

11am-1pm - Seated Tai Chi - Followed by a bring-your-own-lunch social hour - FPW Fire Hall - 8484 Hwy 209 - Port Greville

5pm-7pm - Roller Rink - Bring your own roller skates - Helmets mandatory - Scooters welcome - Under 12 must be accompanied by an adult - Lion's Arena - 2653 Western Avenue - Parrsboro

5:45pm-6:30pm - Parrsboro Cyclefit - Spin class - Advanced online registration is required (up to 24 hrs in advance) via the Cumberland YMCA website - Parrsboro Elementary School (small side door) - 43 School Street

6:30pm - Three Way 4-H Club Registration - New members welcome - Cloverbuds 7 & 8 years olds; Juniors 9-13; Seniors 14-21 - Southampton Community Centre - 8845 Trunk 2 - Southampton

7pm - Weekly Cards - Diligent River Community Hall - 10267 Hwy 209 - Diligent River

7:30pm - Films for All at The Hall - Top Gun Maverick (2022) - The Hall - 44 King Street Parrsboro

Thursday October 20, 2022

1:30pm-2:30pm - Meditation Sessions - Everyone welcome - By donation ($1 or $2 to go toward instructor's travel expense) - FPW Firehall - 8484 Hwy 209 - Port Greville

7pm-8pm - Toning Body Pump Class - Bring a mat & some light weights (2 different sized sets recommended, between 1-8lbs depending on the individual) - $10 - Elementary School gym - 43 School Street - Parrsboro

Friday October 21, 2022

10am - Yoga with Will - All levels, ages and abilities - Fundy Geological Museum - 162 Two Islands Rd - Parrsboro

Saturday October 22, 2022

10 Days in October - Parrsboro's Fall Festival - Weekends in October - October 22nd & 23rd: Music Fest

11am - Scavenger Hunt starts - Handouts at the Bandstand - Main Street - Parrsboro

1pm-4pm - Music Showcase - Parrsboro Legion - 56 Moore Street - Parrsboro

4pm - Scavenger Hunt prizes awarded at the Bandstand - Main Street - Parrsboro

4pm - Beòlach - In concert at The Hall - 44 King Street - Parrsboro

7pm - Open Mic Night - Diligent River Community Hall - 10267 Hwy 209 - Diligent River

Sunday October 23, 2022

10 Days in October - Parrsboro's Fall Festival - Weekends in October - October 22nd & 23rd: Music Fest

1pm - Drumming Circle - Introduction to percussion instruments - Everyone welcome, no experience necessary - The Hall 44 King Street - Parrsboro

1:30pm-3pm - Flora & Plant Cell Art - Cobequid Young Naturalist Club - Meet at Fundy Geological Museum - 162 Two Islands Road - Parrsboro

2pm-5pm - Parrsboro's Got Talent - Register at 10daysinoctober.ca - Parrsboro Legion - 56 Moore Street - Parrsboro

Monday October 24, 2022

5:45pm-6:30pm - Parrsboro Cyclefit - Spin class - Advanced online registration is required (up to 24 hrs in advance) via the Cumberland YMCA website - Parrsboro Elementary School (small side door) - 43 School Street

7pm - Tai Chi - FPW Fire Hall - 8484 Hwy 209 - Port Greville

Tuesday October 25, 2022

10am - Yoga with Will - All levels, ages and abilities - Fundy Geological Museum - 162 Two Islands Rd - Parrsboro

6pm - Lions BINGO play on TV, online, at the Lion's Den (210 King Street Parrsboro) or at Two Islands Brewing (169 Main Street Parrsboro) - cards available at many local businesses

7pm-8pm - Yoga with Charlene - All levels - No experience necessary - $10 - Elementary School gym - 43 School Street - Parrsboro

Wednesday October 26, 2022

10am-11:30am - Little Readers - Children aged 0 to 3 years - Call 902-392-2214 for more info & registration - Advocate Library - 93 Mills Road - Advocate

11am-1pm - Seated Tai Chi - Followed by a bring-your-own-lunch social hour - FPW Fire Hall - 8484 Hwy 209 - Port Greville

5pm-7pm - Roller Rink - Bring your own roller skates - Helmets mandatory - Scooters welcome - Under 12 must be accompanied by an adult - Lion's Arena - 2653 Western Avenue - Parrsboro

5:45pm-6:30pm - Parrsboro Cyclefit - Spin class - Advanced online registration is required (up to 24 hrs in advance) via the Cumberland YMCA website - Parrsboro Elementary School (small side door) - 43 School Street

7pm - Weekly Cards - Diligent River Community Hall - 10267 Hwy 209 - Diligent River

Thursday October 27, 2022

1:30pm-2:30pm - Meditation Sessions - Everyone welcome - By donation ($1 or $2 to go toward instructor's travel expense) - FPW Firehall - 8484 Hwy 209 - Port Greville

3pm - Halloween Party - Grades P-6 - Costumes encouraged! - Call 902-254-2046 to register - Parrsboro Library - 91 Queen Street - Parrsboro

7pm-8pm - Toning Body Pump Class - Bring a mat & some light weights (2 different sized sets recommended, between 1-8lbs depending on the individual) - $10 - Elementary School gym - 43 School Street - Parrsboro

Friday October 28, 2022

10am - Yoga with Will - All levels, ages and abilities - Fundy Geological Museum - 162 Two Islands Rd - Parrsboro

6pm - Action Figure Terrarium - Ages 12+ - Create your own action figure terrarium - Call 902-254-2046 or come into the library to sign up - Parrsboro Library - 91 Queen Street - Parrsboro

7pm - Open Mic - Lots of musical talent - Door prizes - 50/50 - The Hall - 44 King Street - Parrsboro

Saturday October 29, 2022

10 Days in October - Parrsboro's Fall Festival - Weekends in October - October 29th: Spook Fest

11am - Treasure Hunt starts - Handouts at the Bandstand - Main Street - Parrsboro

11am-12:30pm - Pumpkin Carving Contest - Festival Tent - Main Street - Parrsboro

1pm-3pm - Halloween SpooktackuROAR - Outdoor scavenger hunt for all ages with treat bags at the end for everyone - Free - Costumes encouraged - Fundy Geological Museum - 162 Two Islands Road - Parrsboro

3:30pm - Treasure Hunt prizes awarded at the Bandstand - Main Street - Parrsboro

4pm - Closing Ceremonies for 10 Days in October - The Bandstand - Main Street - Parrsboro

4:30pm - Lit Pumpkin Path to The Hall from the Bandstand

5pm-6pm - Ghost Soirée - The Hall - 44 King Street - Parrsboro

9pm-1am - Halloween Dance - Music by Jim Aylward - Admission $10/person with proceeds to go to the Smoke Detectors for Children Fund - 19 and over ID required - Cash bar - Parrsboro Firehall - 252 Willow Street

Sunday October 30, 2022

3pm-4pm - Drumming Circle - Bring your chair, drums, buckets, sticks, or anything that will make a sound and have some fun - Everyone welcome, no experience necessary - The Hall 44 King Street - Parrsboro

Monday October 31, 2022

9:30am-5pm - Age of Sail Museum last day open - Stop in with the little ones for free treats! - Age of Sail Museum - 8334 Hwy 209 - Port Greville

7pm - Tai Chi - FPW Fire Hall - 8484 Hwy 209 - Port Greville