Welcome to Rock The Lobster in Pictou by the Sea ~ July 5th - 7th 2024

Started in 1934, the Pictou Lobster Carnival has become a Signature Event in Nova Scotia. This 3-day festival celebrates the end of the lobster fishing in the area and is rich in Maritime culture and music.
The event features musical entertainment at the main stage, beer garden, Mardi Gras parade, children's parade, antique car show, derby races, lobster boat races, mid-way rides, modified boat races, lobster dinners, fireworks over the waterfront and many other activities. The whole Town is going to be buzzing with excitement! Feel it, Live it, Rock it!

Download the 2023 Schedule Download the Parade Registration form

First Aid services will be available at the event grounds throughout the weekend


• Hinchey’s Midway Rides & Games • Mardi Gras Street Parade

• Antique Car Show • Pictou County Youth Songwriter Showcase

• Children’s Parade • Fireworks • Buskers • Children’s Pageant

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3 Day Event

Over 20 Family Fun Activities
Over 15 Entertainment Acts
ONE Spectacular Weekend !