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 Mason's Beach Road, near Lunenburg, NSMason's Beach Road, near Lunenburg, NS

Activities in Lunenburg Area


The Lunenburg Farmers' Market is every Thursday morning at the Lunenburg Rink.  

Across the LaHave River is the West Dublin Market on Saturdays (March-Dec.)

In the summer and fall months the Bridgewater Farmers' Market is held from early June to mid-October on King St.

The Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival
is held in August 8-11, 2019 with an extensive line-up of singer/songwriters.  

The Lunenburg Academy of Musical Performance (LAMP) is an international center for advanced studies in performance and interpretation.

Musique Royale in Lunenburg is dedicated to promoting traditional and early music in historic venues throughout the province.

Harmony Bazaar Festival of Women & Song is held on July 26-27, 2019 in Lockeport, NS.

Kayaking at Pleasant Paddling in Blue Rocks, near Lunenburg.  

Kayaking at Cape LaHave Adventures in Dublin Shore (45 min. from Lunenburg)  

Sail on a classic wooden ketch, Star Charters, in Lunenburg. 

There are excellent hiking trails in the Municipality of Lunenburg.

Check out the bicycling routes in the area.  

Bicycle rentals can be had at Sweet Rides Cycling in Mahone Bay and at the Bike Barn, on the Blue Rocks Road, near Lunenburg.

Cultural & Craft-related Activities in Lunenburg Area

BOHEMIAN Long Skirt & RAGAMUFFIN Neckpiece, Armstrong Textiles.BOHEMIAN Long Skirt & RAGAMUFFIN Neckpiece, Armstrong Textiles.
Nova Scotia Museums oversees 28 historic sites. 

Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
, Lunenburg. 

Knaut Rhuland House, Lunenburg.

Mahone Bay Museum, Mahone Bay.

Ross Farm Museum, New Ross.

LaHave Islands Marine Museum, LaHave Islands. 

Wile Carding Mill, Bridgewater.

Fort Point LaHave Museum, LaHave.

Barrington Woolen Mill Museum, Barrington.

Lesley Armstrong was born on the South Shore, lived in Halifax for years, and has returned to the LaHave area to continue her weaving business, Armstrong Textiles. Lesley has also re-started her workshops, LaHave Weaving Studio, at 35 Falkland Street, on the Lunenburg Foundry premises.

Weaving: Marrie Berkelaar has had her own weaving shop, Double Whale Handwoven Designs, in Lunenburg since 1983.

Weavers & Spinners: a provincial organization meeting monthly in Halifax. Atlantic Spinners and Handweavers Guild  Locally, in the counties of Lunenburg and Queens is the Kedge Weavers Guild.

Basketry: Nova Scotia Basketry Guild.

Basketry: Heather Sanft is a well-known willow basket maker living 25 minutes from Mahone Bay at her family's winery. Heather will be part of

LaHave Weaving Studio's 4-day "Textile Discoveries" this summer.  Sandra Racine is a local basketmaker in Blockhouse.

Quilting: Mahone Bay Quilt Guild  and  Mayflower Quilters Guild.

Laurie Swim has been an artist for 40 years creating her textile imagery with fabric and thread. Laurie has a gallery in Lunenburg.

Rug Hooking: The Rug Hooking Guild of Nova Scotia.

Rug Hooking:
Spruce Top Rug Hooking Studio, Mahone Bay and River House Rug Hooking Studio in Petite Riviere.

Yarn/Knitting workshops:  Locally there is Chocolate River Yarns in Upper LaHave and Have a Yarn in Mahone Bay. In the Wolfville area there is Gaspereau Valley Fibre near Wolfville and The Loop and LK Yarns in Halifax.


Pottery: Joan Bruneau is a studio potter whose work is seen in her shop,
Terra Nova Pottery, Lunenburg,just a few doors from LaHave Weaving Studio.

Pottery: Jim Smith Fine Pottery has a shop in Chester, NS.

Westcote Bell Pottery is in the village of LaHave, NS.

Other Art/Craft Workshops: Lunenburg School of the Arts offers workshops in drawing, painting, printmaking, and ceramics.

In Halifax the Nova Scotia Centre for Craft & Design runs the Designer Craft Shop, a gallery, and craft workshops (Sept.-May).

Lunenburg Festival of Crafts
July 13 & 14, 2019 at the Lunenburg Arena.

Craft Nova Scotia
has a summer craft market on July 19-21, 2019 in Victoria Park, Halifax.




Textile Conversations”

at LaHave Weaving Studio

Summer 2019




Thursday, June 4      Free Public Talk. Ralph Getson, historian & former Curator of the Fisheries Museum of

4:30-6:00 p.m.         the Atlantic.
Schooner Yarns: Life Aboard a Fishing Schooner”.

Thursday, June 27    Free Public Talk. Joanna Soroka, tapestry weaver & author, will give a talk, "Scottish

4:30-6:00 p.m.         Tapestry with Canadian Content".

Thursday, July 25    Free Public Talk. Warren Seelig, well-knownartist and teacher living in Maine, will talk

5:00-6:30 p.m.         about his work. During this week Seelig
willbe teaching a 5-day workshop called “Thinking

Constructed Surfaces” at LaHave Weaving Studio.


Thursday, August 1   Free Community Netting Project with Brooke Gray, lover of netting and knotting and

6:00-8:00 p.m.         Heritage I
nterpreter at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, will lead us in a communal

                                netting event.
  Brooke will also be teaching two evening workshops at the LaHave

                                Weaving Studio this summer.

Sept.12    Free Community Darning Event.  Carly Mullaly will lead us in a get-together called
4:30-6:00 p.m.        "Darn It!". Learn to darn, bring your darning, or just join us.


LaHave Weaving Studio

35 Falkland Street, second floor

Lunenburg, NS


Contact Lesley Armstrong

Anne Morison doing a great job of teaching us "How to Make a Dorset

a mini-workshop at the Studio.