Land Events

5k Salt Dash Run

July 27 | 9 AM Start | Water Street

Lace up your running shoes and hit the pavement for the 5K Salt Dash Run at the Pugwash Harbourfest!

Whether you’re looking to set a new personal best or just have fun with friends and family, don’t miss the 5K run at the Pugwash Harbourfest! 

Register now! Registration includes a Tshirt and the first 60 runners that cross the line get a custom pewter medal.

Race Kit Pick-Up: 7:3o – 8:45 AM on July 27th. The event starts at 9 AM sharp.

**Please note that this year’s event is a fun run and is not sanctioned.

Pugwash Harbourfest 5k Salt Dash Route

Beach Volleyball in the Park

July 27 | 10 AM | Eaton Park

The beach volleyball tournament is the perfect way to spend a summer afternoon with friends and family on the Pugwash waterfront. 

Join us to enjoy some fun, sun, and friendly competition on the court at Eaton Park!

Gather your team, work on your skills, and get ready to compete at the tournament that promises to be a fun and friendly competition for all.

  • $60. registration fee per team.
  • Each team has a minimum of 4 people
  • Every team has at least one female player on the court at all times
  • Winning team doubles their money
  • To register contact Denise McGrath 902 667 6906
  • Or email

Money raised goes to Pugwash Volleyball Club

Bouncy Castle Kid Zone

July 27 | 10 AM – 4  PM | Eaton Park

Get ready for endless fun at Pugwash Harbourfest with the exciting bouncy castles in Eaton Park!

Perfect for kids of all ages, these colourful and thrilling inflatable attractions promise hours of jumping, sliding, and bouncing joy.

The bouncy castles provide a safe and entertaining space for children to let loose and have a blast.

Bring the whole family and watch the kids’ faces light up with excitement as they enjoy this lively and delightful addition to the Harbourfest festivities. 

Zumba Dance Party

July 27 | 10:30 AM – 11 AM | Eaton Park

Get ready to groove at the Zumba Dance Party on the Harbourfront Stage.

This high-energy, fun-filled event is perfect for all ages and fitness levels.

Join us for an exhilarating dance workout led by enthusiastic instructor Angela Ward who will guide you through lively rhythms and upbeat music.

Whether you’re a seasoned dancer or a newcomer, you’ll have a blast moving to the infectious beats and enjoying the vibrant atmosphere.

Harbourfest Tractor Shuttle

July 28 | 11:30 AM | Eaton Park 

Hop on the Tractor Shuttle at Pugwash Harbourfest for a fun and convenient way to navigate the festival grounds!

Perfect for families and visitors of all ages, our Tractor Shuttle offers a scenic and leisurely ride, allowing you to easily travel between different event areas.

Enjoy the fresh air and picturesque views as you relax on this charming and nostalgic mode of transport. Whether you’re heading to a new attraction or simply enjoying the ride, the Tractor Shuttle adds a delightful touch to your Harbourfest experience.

Don’t miss the chance to ride in style and comfort!

Antique Car Show & Shine

July 28 | 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM | Eaton Park 

Rev up your excitement at for the Antique Car Show and Shine!

This event showcases a stunning collection of vintage and classic cars, each lovingly restored and polished to perfection.

Car enthusiasts and casual admirers alike will appreciate the beauty and craftsmanship of these timeless vehicles. Stroll through the display and take a trip down memory lane as you admire these automotive treasures.

Yoga in the Park with Mary Purdy

July 28 | 9 AM | Eaton Park 

Start your Sunday morning at Pugwash Harbourfest with a refreshing and serene yoga session in the park, overlooking the beautiful Pugwash Harbour.

This tranquil setting provides the perfect backdrop for a rejuvenating yoga experience, allowing you to connect with nature and find inner peace.

Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or a beginner, this calming practice will help you unwind and set a positive tone for the rest of your day. Join Mary Purdy for Sunday morning yoga and embrace the harmony of mind, body, and spirit in a breathtaking outdoor environment. 

Giant Cribbage Tournament

July 28 | Pugwash Legion, Durham Street | Registration at 12 noon | Games start at 1 PM

Whether you’re a seasoned player or a novice looking to learn, our tournament offers an inclusive environment for players of all levels. Teams of two required to register.

Organized by the Royal Canadian Legion Peace Branch #60. 

$30.00 per team of two. Each team plays 10 games. Everyone bring your partner. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes.

British Car Show

July 27 | Water Street | 2PM – 4PM

Step back in time to the magical 50s, 60s and 70s to experience the charm of these British sportscars – Triumphs, MGs, Jaguars, Austin Healeys.

Stop by for a look, a chat with the owners or maybe even a photo behind the wheel! We are looking forward to Pugwash Harbourfest 2024!