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Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site of Canada

Special Events 2014

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Live it up at one of Keji’s special events! Immerse yourself and your family in unique and extraordinary celebrations, special programming, and unforgettable experiences with Parks Canada interpreters, local First Nations peoples, artisans, crafters, musicians, and experts.


June 21st - National Aboriginal Day

Join in a celebration of Aboriginal Day at Kejimkujik. Enjoy programming delivered by Parks Canada staff, Acadia First Nation, and All Nations Drum.

Schedule of Events at the Mi’kmaw Encampment Merrymakedge P2:

3:00 - Drumming by All Nations Drum
3:30 - Opening prayer and smudge: Cherry Whynot of Acadia First Nation
3:40 - Opening remarks: Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site
3:45 - Drumming by All Nations Drum
4:00 - Launch of the Acadia First Nation Cultural Interpretation Program
4:45 - Bannock and tea around the fire
4:55 - Closing remarks and drumming by All Nations Drum

*For more information, call: (902) 682-3263


July 1st - Canada Day

FREE ADMISSION and FREE CUPCAKES - Official launch of 2014 Xplorers program, the Friends of Keji Photo Contest, and the 2014 Interpretation Programs.

July 19th Parks Day – Kejimkujik Storytelling Festival

Celebrate the traditions of storytelling with Kejimkujik. On Parks Day, join in the Kejimkujik Storytelling Festival for a day of activities with storytellers and writers.

Schedule of Events:

10:00 – 11:00 am
At Merrymakedge P1. Petroglyph Tour – stories carved in stone. Sign up at the Visitor Centre -25 spaces.

1:00 – 2:00 pm
At Merrymakedge Beach under the old Canteen Shelter. A fun, enlightening, interactive reading of the book Mother Nature Knows...with children's book author/illustrator Kelly Foxton.

2:00 – 4:00 pm
Merrymakedge Beach under the old Canteen Shelter. Make your own unique storytelling flag with Jill!

6:00 – 7:30 pm
Campfire Circle P2 Jeremy’s Bay Campground. Writer’s Campfire – join Gaspereau Press authors who will be reading from their works – inspired by nature. The authors will have books for sale! Lemon loaf and tea will be served! Official launch of the Kejimkujik Expropriation Pass!

8:00 – 9:00 pm
Amphitheatre P2 Jeremy’s Bay Campground. In the tradition of old-time storytelling, Mike Parker, author of Guides of the North Woods and Wood Chips & Beans, will recount stories about life in the lumber camps and on the trail of moose and trout in the land of the Tent Dwellers.

9:30 – 11:30 pm
Sky Circle P1 Jeremy’s Bay Campground. Drumming under the stars! Let the beat of All Nations Drummers call down the stories from the stars. Jennie will be on hand to help you observe the stars!

*Regular admission fees apply.
*For more information, call (902) 682-3263.


August 2nd - Kejimkujik Birthday Party

Happy Birthday Kejimkujik! Celebrate Keji’s 45th birthday with free cupcakes and refreshments. Play the Friends of Keji Birthday Game and enter into "Keji's Got Talent".

Schedule of Events:

11:00 am
At Amphitheatre P2 Jeremy’s Bay: Cupcakes, lemonade, and Happy Birthday! Register for "Keji's Got Talent" and Keji Birthday Game.

2:00 - 4:00 pm
At Jeremy's Bay P2: Keji Birthday Game.

8:30 pm
At the Amphitheatre: Keji's Got Talent! Prizes awarded for the game.

*Regular admission fees apply.
*For more information, call (902) 682-2770.

August 15-17th - Kejimkujik Dark Sky Weekend

Presented with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, learn more about the stars, planets, constellations, and galaxies in the night sky and catch some of the Perseid Meteor shower!

August 23-24th - Kejimkujik Canoe Festival

Enjoy a fun-filled weekend of canoeing and kayaking demonstrations, clinics, and activities. Presented with Canoe/Kayak Nova Scotia.


September 6th – International Observe the Moon Night

Celebrate the moon by observing it and learning about it with Keji Interpreters.


October 8th - Tepknuset /Hunter’s Moon Celebration

Immerse yourself into the spiritual and physical excitement of the hunt when the full moon rises in early October. Presented in partnership with Acadia First Nation.

October 10-13th - Thanksgiving Weekend at Kejimkujik

Enjoy the brilliant colours of fall and the annual pumpkin carving contest, haunted hikes, and take a dip at the annual Cold Turkey Swim.

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