Yarmouth Seafest Begins

Friday, July 16, 2021


Yarmouth’s iconic summer festival was officially launched at 5:30 pm on July 14 at Killam’s Wharf with greetings from elected officials and live entertainment. Seafest will continue until Sat., July 31, with the theme “Come Home to the Seashore”.

Festivities began with a proclamation by town crier David Olie, followed by remarks by Yarmouth MLA Zach Churchill, Yarmouth Mayor Pam Mood, and Danny Muise, Warden of the Municipality of the District of Argyle. The crowd of several hundred were then entertained with music by the Yarmouth Shantymen and local band Hour Glass, despite threatening skies.

“We have 17 more days of great events and contests to go,” says Darryl LeBlanc, chair of the committee. “Like last year, we’re going to make the very best of what summer in Yarmouth has to offer, in line with public health guidelines.” For a full schedule of what is coming, Mr. LeBlanc recommends visiting the official website: https://www.seafest.ca

“We’ve heard a lot of enthusiasm about the Classic Car Cruise at 6:00 pm on Saturday, right through Main Street and the rest of the downtown. Despite COVID restrictions this will be as great or better than our traditional Seafest parade,” says Mr. LeBlanc.

“Despite the ongoing difficulties due to the pandemic we hope Seafest will give the people of our community something familiar to look forward to, while keeping active and healthy,” Mr. LeBlanc says. New events introduced last year have already become a part of Seafest, giving the festival a reboot for the 21st century.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION please contact Darryl LeBlanc at dleblanc@coastalfinancial.ca, (902) 740-3261, or David Olie at daveolie@eastlink.ca, (902) 742-8319.