2009 Nova Scotia Festivals & Events Announced by Nova Scotia Tourism

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Silver Dart Centennial and Tall Ships Festival among signature events in Nova Scotia Tourism's 2009 event schedule.

Nova Scotia festivals offer everything from jazz to buskers to cabernet. In 2009, though, some special events are of historic proportions--from the 100th anniversary of the first powered flight in Canada to the magnificent Tall Ships Nova Scotia Festival 2009.

In 2009, Nova Scotians celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first powered flight in Canada, which occurred over the Bras d'Or Lakes. Events include the Flight of the Silver Dart Centennial Anniversary Week, February 20-24, 2009, in Baddeck, Cape Breton Island; the Silver Dart Centennial Association's Youth in Aviation week and Silver Dart Air Show; and Aviation Week, August 16-22, 2009, at Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site.

During the Tall Ships Nova Scotia Festival, July 16-29, 2009, over 40 ships from around the world will arrive in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The 2009 Tall Ships Festival will celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Canadian Navy. Following the Parade of Sail in Halifax, July 20, 2009, designated ships will head to ports around Nova Scotia--from Cape Breton to Lunenburg.

Nova Scotia Tourism's 37 Signature Events & Festivals also include the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo in July; Halifax International Busker Festival in August; and the Nova Scotia Fall Wine Festival in September & October, among many others.

For more Nova Scotia festivals or to plan a 2009 Nova Scotia vacation, visit novascotia.com.

About Nova Scotia Tourism, Culture, and Heritage (TCH)
TCH is responsible for promotion of this maritime province on Canada's Atlantic Coast, using interactive tools and online education to assist visitors in learning about the province and planning Nova Scotia vacations, including colourful videos and eye-catching photos.


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