Scal­lop Days

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An­other fes­ti­val hits the re­gion this week in Digby.

The 43rd an­nual Digby Scal­lop Days Fes­ti­val hap­pens this week in Digby from Aug. 10-13. The theme of this year’s fes­ti­val is ‘Drag­ging up our Past.’

Digby Scal­lop Days is a cel­e­bra­tion of the scal­lop in­dus­try and all who are in­volved in it. You’ll find scal­lops and vari- ous ways of serv­ing them on count­less lo­cal eatery menus, but Digby scal­lops also have a world-wide rep­u­ta­tion as be­ing a succulent treat.

There are a mul­ti­tude of events hap­pen­ing this week as part of Scal­lop Days in cel­e­bra­tion and recog­ni­tion of this im­por­tant in­dus­try.

The queen’s corona­tion takes place Thurs­day evening at the Digby Pines.

Start­ing Fri­day, ven­dors will line Ad­mi­rals Walk for the du­ra­tion of the fes­ti­val. Through­out the fes­ti­val Ad­mi­rals Walk will also be the venue of events such as seafood sam­pling, a touch tank, scal­lop BBQs, scal­lop shuck­ing demon­stra­tions and aqua golf.

The Digby Ma­rina will play host to Fri­day evening’s open­ing cer­e­monies at 7 p. m. and dur­ing the fes­ti­val will also be the site for other events such as live en­ter­tain­ment, a chil­dren’s pa­rade, a touch tank, con­certs, kids ac­tiv­i­ties, a scav­enger hunt and much more.

A small fire­works dis­play takes place at the Ma­rina on Fri­day evening at 10 p.m., with the grand fi­nale fire­works hap­pen­ing here Sun­day night at 10 p.m.

Many other lo­ca­tions are also host­ing ac­tiv­i­ties dur­ing the fes­ti­val, such as the ball­field, the arena, the fire­hall, Sun­set Pub, the band­stand, the high school, the Le­gion, the Her­itage Centre, etc.

For a full Scal­lop Days sched­ule – in­clud­ing lo­ca­tions and times of events ¬¬– visit the fes­ti­val’s web­site.

The end of Scal­lop Days won’t mean the end of fes­tiv­i­ties in Digby. The area is also pre­par­ing for the Aug. 15 and 16 tall ships vis­its.

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