Tall Ships Digby August 15-16

One of 8 Tall Ships to visit Digby this August 15th and 16th

This August 15th and 16th, Tall Ships are coming to Digby! Join us in an event celebrating our local talent and treasures. Celebrate the Rhythms of the Sea through live (local) music from morning to evening at three different stages throughout town, follow the artisan trail and watch our local artisans at work, learn about our local innovators, experience our stories, or try some of our local delicacies.

 

 

The tall ships are due to be at the Digby Wharf for 10 am Tuesday morning, leaving Digby on Wednesday around 3pm and onwards (weather dependent). Follow the ships on ship tracker here: www.sailonboard.com/yb-satellite-tracking (choose “RDV Canadian Outports Programme” if no selection comes up yet)

Tuesday August 15th

9.30 am – 10.00 am: Opening with Mi`kmaq song with Wanda Finnigan

10 am – 22.00 pm: Live music `Rhythms of the Sea` throughout town at three different stages. See here for full schedule (including downloadable PDF option)

10 am and 2pm: Take a free Stones, Steeples and Ships walking tour through town with Gael Tours. Meet next to the Digby Visitor Information Center at 9.45 am or 1.45 pm. Admiral Digby will welcome you.

10 am to 8 pm: Follow the Artisan Trail. Watch jewelry being created, paintings, batik art, rug-hookers doing their hooking, quilts, woodwork, and more! For an overview of artisans, download the Artisan Trail(PDF) here. You will find most artisans at the wooden boardwalk/promenade at the center of Town. Don`t forget to follow the artisan trail along the waterfront boardwalk at the lower end as well!

10 am to 8 pm: Tracie Dugas, chainsaw artist, will be busy creating her sculptures right downtown. Watch chainsaw art being created on site! You can find Tracie at the center stage/marina parking lot, next to the House of Wong.

10 am to 8 pm: Visit the Culinary Pavilion. Local wine, spirit, miso and scallop tastings. Or sit down, relax and get yourself a full meal with a choice of Syrian foods, Digby paleo, sausages or scallop rolls prepared by the Digby Scallop Days Committee. At the center stage/marina parking lot.

10 am to 12 pm and 3 pm to 7 pm: ‘Digby Fermented Foods’, presented by  Ordinary Family Food & Life Ltd. associated with Wild Rose Farm.
An educational opportunity of healthy eating featuring fermented foods. Learn how ‘healthy eating’ works and where to start in Digby. Demos and tasters. (center stage/marina parking lot)

12 noon to 2 pm: Founders Picnic at the Admiral Digby Museum. Old fashioned fun games. Reg Hazelton, longtime fishermen, will be onsite storytelling.

11 am to 5 pm: the Pirates of Halifax will be roaming the streets of Digby. Better keep an eye out!

12 pm – 12.30 pm, 1.15 pm – 1.45 pm and 2.30 pm – 3 pm: Brad Hewey, Scallops 101

12 pm to 2 pm (or as long as supplies last): Scallop Tasting, try a fresh Digby scallop prepared onsite!
At the center stage – marina parking area, hosted by the Villages of Mountain Gap Resort

1 pm – 3 pm: “Port of Call” Book Signing. Allan Billard will be signing copies of his new book “Port of Call” at the Whales ‘n Sails Giftshop at 25 Water Street.

4 pm – 8 pm: FREE visitation on-board tall ships. Please note that backpacks will have to be handed in at security for safekeeping. Please be aware that photo ID may be required for anyone 16 or over.

5 pm – 6 pm: Cold Plate Dinner at the Grace United Church, 11 Prince William Street.

8.20 pm: Feature Concert – Dave Gunning and Allie Bennett! (FREE, Center Stage – Marina)

Wednesday August 16th

9.30 am – 20.00 pm: Live music throughout town at three different stages. See here for full schedule (including downloadable PDF option)

10 am and 2pm: Take a free Stones, Steeples and Ships walking tour through town with Gael Tours. Meet next to the Digby Visitor Information Center at 9.45 am or 1.45 pm. Admiral Digby will welcome you.

10 am to 5 pm: Follow the Artisan Trail. Watch jewelry being created, paintings, batik art, rug hookers doing their hooking, quilts, woodwork, and more! For an overview of artisans, download the Tall Ships Artisan Trail(PDF) here. You will find most artisans at the wooden boardwalk/promenade at the center of Town. Don`t forget to follow the artisan trail along the waterfront at the lower end as well!

10 am to 5 pm: Tracie Dugas, chainsaw artist, will be busy creating her sculptures right downtown. Watch chainsaw art being created on site! You can find Tracie at the center stage/marina parking lot, next to the House of Wong.

10 am to 5 pm: Visit the Culinary Pavilion. Local wine, spirit, miso and scallop tastings. Or sit down, relax and get yourself a full meal with a choice of Syrian foods, Digby paleo, sausages or scallop rolls prepared by the Digby Scallop Days Committee. At the center stage/marina parking lot.

10 am to 5 pm: ‘Digby Fermented Foods’, presented by  Ordinary Family Food & Life Ltd. associated with Wild Rose Farm.
An educational opportunity of healthy eating featuring fermented foods. Learn how ‘healthy eating’ works and where to start in Digby. Demos and tasters. (center stage/marina parking lot)

11 am to 2.30 pm: the Pirates of Halifax will be roaming the streets of Digby. Better keep an eye out!

1.30pm-2.30pm: Shipwreck Hunting 101 – The Tools and Technology
(Location: Isaiah W. Wilson Memorial Library – 84 Warwick Street)

Join professional diver Terry Dwyer for an informative and fascinating presentation about the two-year search for the stern section of the treasure ship L’Auguste, wrecked in 1761 off Dingwall Harbour in Cape Breton. First discovered in 1977 and reworked several times by several different companies over the past 30 years, the shipwreck remains the second largest treasure ship ever discovered in Canadian waters, yielding over well over 12,000 silver Spanish pillar dollar and hundreds of gold coins to date. Go behind the scenes of an actual real-life treasure hunt and learn about the business and politics of what really goes on and happened over the course of this project.