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FestiVille Baddeck

The good thing about writing about an event is that it’s fresh in your mind and you can give some honest feedback right away. On the other hand, the event is over so all of you readers have to wait a whole year before being able to experience the next FestiVille in Baddeck.

If you’re anything like me you like to plan your vacations well in advance and get great ideas all year long… this is something to add to that travel list you have so you can time your Cape Breton visit accordingly.

How does it work?
The concept of this festival alone is brilliant. Like many small towns there is one main street that goes through the heart of the town.

The main street is closed for 3 hours (6pm to 9pm) on two different evenings in the summer for vendors, entertainment, food trucks, etc. to set up. Basically, it is a three hour block party for everyone to enjoy twice a summer!

I think this is a great concept for all communities – it takes a lot of organization, planning and support, but it is well worth it for the sense of community and economic value to the community through two evenings.

What’s all the fuss about?
There are activities for all ages! This really is a community festival you won’t want to miss. This year in particular I was thrilled to see Heather Rankin performing. There were also many local artists performing, buskers and even a bouncy castle, but for all you Rankin Family fans out there you would agree with me that Heather Rankin’s performance really stole the show!
The festiville is all about community. Bringing people together for a free evening of fun activities in one space for all to enjoy. It is a spot to run into old friends, make new ones and enjoy being part of the action. Little Dude and I had a great time running into some of our Nova Scotia besties in particular.

My shoes for that: Ipanema Mesh Sandals 
My sister-in-law (who you might remember from my post about going to Paris…) bought these at Patchouli Accessories Boutique in Baddeck on our first day of vacation. 


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