Water Events

New! Stand Up
Paddle Board Obstacle Course

Join us at Crescent Beach for the NEW and exciting SUP Board Obstacle Course.

Whether you’re a seasoned paddle boarder or just looking for a new and exciting way to spend a summer day, the SUP Board Obstacle Course is the perfect way to get in on the beach action at the Pugwash Harbourfest!

Bring your own board and life jacket or use one of ours while they last.

There will be 3 Heats and 1 final heat to determine the overall winner.

July 27th | Time TBD | Dinghy Beach

Sinkers Conference
Cardboard Boat Races

Set sail on an adventure like no other with the Sinkers Conference.

This fun-filled event is a cardboard boat race where participants create their own boats using cardboard and duct tape.

Then put your boats to the ultimate test by racing them around a course at Dinghy Beach, Pugwash Harbour. 

From hilarious designs to creative engineering, the Sinkers Conference promises to be a boatload of fun for everyone involved!

2023 Pugwash Harbourfest Sinkers Contest Materials and Rules

July 27th | Time TBD | Dinghy Beach

Canoe Jousting

Joust your way to victory at the Canoe Jousting competition. 

This challenging event takes traditional jousting to a whole new level, with competitors facing off in canoes and attempting to knock each other off with padded lances. 

Whether you’re an experienced jouster or just looking for an exciting, new way to spend a summer day, the Canoe Jousting competition is the perfect way to get in on the action. With plenty of fun, laughter, and a little friendly competition, this event is sure to be a highlight of your summer. So grab a partner, climb into a canoe, and get ready to joust your way to victory!

July 27th | Time TBD | Dinghy Beach


New! Key Log Rolling

New to Atlantic Canada! Pugwash Harbourfest has added Log Rolling for the summer of 2023! (The photo above is our first test run on July 2nd.)
Come and test your balance and agility at the 17th Annual Pugwash Harbourfest! Join us for a thrilling Key Log Rolling competition at Dinghy Beach. This exciting challenge involves standing on a floating log for as long as possible. Do you have what it takes to be the last one standing?

Don’t miss out on this fun-filled event at Pugwash Harbourfest!

July 27th | Time TBD | Dinghy Beach