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Nova Scotia Weekend at Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Boston, Massachusetts

Head to the Nova Scotia Light, a life-size replica of the iconic Peggy’s Cove lighthouse, at Faneuil Hall Marketplace on Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18, and you might win a trip to Nova Scotia! Tickets will also be given away every hour to the May 18 Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers game at Fenway Park. Someone will win the right to throw out the first pitch.

Nova Scotia at Faneuil Hall, Boston, Massachusetts
Roger Fasteson
Nova Scotia at Faneuil Hall, Boston, Massachusetts
Roger Fasteson

Sample what Nova Scotia has to offer. Enjoy musical performances by some of Nova Scotia’s favorite musicians, including folk music by Old Man Luedecke, Celtic drumming by Squid, and R&B by JRDN, and the 78th Highlanders Pipe and Drum Band.

A Kids Cooking Demonstration will be given by The Kilted Chef, Alain Bossé, Atlantic Canada’s Culinary Ambassador. With some of the world’s best lobsters, oysters, rock crab, snow crab, in Nova Scotia, seafood is bound to be found. And let’s not forget Nova Scotia’s anti-oxidant rich blueberries and hascap berries.

Nova Scotians are known for their love of baseball. Red Sox legends will make appearances and sign autographs. The Nova Scotian Red Sox fans known as the Bluenose Brotherhood will be at the Red Sox game on Sunday. Did you know that at the age of 7 Babe Ruth was introduced him to baseball by the Nova Scotian priest who raised him?

Nova Scotia is much more than the iconic lighthouse at Peggy’s Cove. It’s a place to hear bagpipes, play golf, go whale watching, tour scenic trails, and savor seafood in a fishing village like Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit the largest historical reconstruction in North America at the Fortress of Louisbourg. Sip and Alexander Keith brew and hear the bagpipers of the 78th Regiment in the lively and historic city of Halifax. Go tidal bore rafting on the Bay of Fundy, sip samples at Nova Scotian wineries, and experience some of the world’s most dramatic tides.

And it’s easier than ever to visit this Atlantic province of Canada. Nova Star Cruises launched a new ferry service May 15 between Yarmouth, Nova Scotia and Portland, Maine.

There are three restaurants featuring regional specialties of Nova Scotia and New England, four bars, a casino, a spa, live entertainment, a gym, and a kids’ zone.The art gallery features regional artists. Relax or sleep comfortably in the recliner seats and 162 passenger cabins, each of which can accommodate four people. Take your car along, if you like. Arrangements may also be made for transporting dogs and cats.

Book by June 15 and save 20% on passenger fares. Children under 18 ride free.