Land Events

5k Salt Dash Run

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 50 that cross the line get a medal.

Race Kit Pick-Up: 7:30-8:45am on July 29th as the event will start at 9am sharp.

**Please note that this year’s event is a “Fun-run” which is not sanctioned.


July 29 | 9AM | Eaton Park  

Beach Volleyball

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.

  • Each team has a minimum of 4 people
  • Every team has one female player on the court at all times
  • Winning team doubles their money
  • To register contact Denise McGrath at 902 667 6906 or email her at

*Team registration is $60. 

July 29 | 10AM | Eaton Park

Sandcastle Challenge

The highly anticipated sandcastle competition is being held at Crescent Beach. 

Channel your creativity and sculpt big and beautiful sandcastles.

Thinking of entering the competition? Here are the rules for building:

To build your sandcastle or sand sculpture, you may use:
• your hands, and hand tools including shovels, spatulas, rakes, pails, etc.
• any natural objects found on the beach such as driftwood, shells, seaweed, and rocks

You may not use:
• Cement, adhesive, metal or timber supports, food colouring, flags, paint or other non-beach or man-made materials (besides the items named above “You May Use”.)

This adult and family friendly competition promises to be lots of fun and a chance to win great prizes!

July 29 | 2PM | Crescent Beach (just past Thinker’s Lodge)

Family Fun Zone

Join us at Eaton Park to play games and win prizes!

From traditional favourites to exciting new challenges, there’s something special for families and children to do at Eaton Park. 

Sack Race, Tug of War, Sponge Relay and more!!

The face painting artists will be popping up in the Family Fun Zone and around Eaton Park.

Play, run, laugh and bubbles. The kids will love it. 

Engage in friendly competitions. Have fun with friends and family. Win prizes too!

Family Fun Zone Events

July 29 | 10AM | 3 PM | Eaton Park

Yoga in the Park

Sunday morning yoga in the park takes place in a tranquil setting, overlooking the beautiful Pugwash Harbour.

Participants can expect to enjoy a peaceful and refreshing yoga session as they breathe in the fresh air and take in the picturesque view. The yoga class is designed to cater to beginners and experienced yogis, so everyone can participate and benefit from the session.

July 30 | 9AM | Eaton Park 

Giant Cribbage Tournament

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.

July 30 | Pugwash Legion, Durham Street | Registration at 12 noon | Games start at 1PM

Youth Basketball Fundraiser

Youth basketball

PDHS’s new Relay For Life Youth Committee is organizing a 3 vs 3 basketball tournament as a fundraiser for Canadian Cancer Society.

Pre-register your team by emailing and giving us the names of the people participating on your team!

$15 registration fee, so 5 dollars per person.

The fee must be paid in cash or as a pre arranged online donation.

There will be baked goods and water available to buy while you are watching, or for after you play! We hope to see you all there! Here’s to a happy and active summer!

July 29 | Pugwash Courts | 1PM