Bordertown 2023– November 17- 19

Bordertown is a sample of Sackville’s many festivals, art galleries, local businesses, and restaurants. The Festival is, “about crossing the lines that categorize our community, working together, and celebrating all that this small town has to offer”.

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Experience the vibrant festivities of Bordertown 2023 with this sneak peek of some of the incredible events we have lined up! Remember, this is just a taste of the excitement – there’s plenty more to experience and enjoy throughout the festival.



Film Screening of “Le Bonheur” (1965)

  • Date: Friday, Nov. 17th
  • Time: 7:00pm
  • Location: Struts Gallery, 7 Lorne St
  • Details: Immerse yourself in the world of French New Wave cinema with a special screening of Agnès Varda’s classic film, “Le Bonheur.” The evening will begin with a preview of upcoming attractions and an insightful talk by Sackville Cinematheque programmer Patrick Allaby.


Ukulele Strum Along

  • Date: Friday Nov. 17th
  • Time: 1:00-3:00pm
  • Location: Bill Johnstone Memorial Park Activity Centre
  • Details: Come join in with or listen to Tantramar’s weekly ukulele group while they strum some tunes.

Roxy and the Buzz Band

  • Date: Saturday Nov. 18th
  • Time: 8:00-12:00am
  • Location: Sackville Legion, 15 Lorne St.
  • Details: Classic rock and country hits from the 70s, 80s, and beyond! This band will keep you groovin’ the whole night long!


Music Production 101 with Jeremy McLaughlin

  • Date: Saturday, Nov. 18th
  • Time: 1:00-3:00pm
  • Location: Bill Johnstone Memorial Activity Centre
  • Details: Dive into the world of music production with expert Jeremy McLaughlin. With over 20 years of experience, Jeremy will guide you through the basics and share invaluable insights. Register before November 17th by clicking here.




The Evolution of Natural Horn Music

  • Date: Sunday, Nov. 19th
  • Time: 3:00pm
  • Location: Brunton Auditorium, 155 Main St
  • Details: Experience the rich history of natural horn music with Olivier Blakney and James Coghlin. From the classical elegance of Haydn and Mozart to contemporary compositions, this recital is a feast for the ears. Tickets: $15 (adults), $10 (seniors), $30 (family), Free (MTA students with ID).


CRAFTS & FINE ARTS Christmas Market

  • Date: Saturday, Nov. 18th (11:00am-7:00pm) and Sunday, Nov. 19th (10:00am-4:00pm)
  • Location: Lady Smith Manor, 22 Woodlawn Rd., Dorchester
  • Details: Explore a winter wonderland of local artisans, holiday treats, and festive activities. Enjoy Christmas card photos, tree decorating, cookie decorating, and more!

Heart and Pocket Revue

  • Date: Saturday, Nov. 18th
  • Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Location: Sackville Curling Club, 22 Lansdowne St
  • Details: Discover unique handmade wares from regional and national artists at this independent market. A perfect opportunity for holiday shopping and supporting local artistry.


Moonlight Madness

  • Date: Friday, Nov. 17th
  • Time: All day (Food and craft vendors after dusk)
  • Location: Various businesses around Tantramar
  • Details: Embrace the holiday spirit and support local businesses during Moonlight Madness! Enjoy special promotions, deals, and a festive atmosphere throughout the town.

Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

  • Date: Friday, Nov. 17th
  • Time: 5:30pm
  • Location: Bill Johnstone Memorial Park, 66 Main St
  • Details: Kick off the holiday season with our community tree lighting ceremony. A heartwarming event for families and friends to come together and celebrate.

Bordertown Breakfast

  • Date: Saturday, Nov. 18th
  • Time: 7:00-10:00am
  • Location: St. Pauls Anglican Church, 125 Main St
  • Details: Enjoy a delicious breakfast of pancakes, sausages, beans, and more. Adults $10, Kids under 10 $5. Don’t miss the baked goods table for additional treats!

Comedy Night in Dorchester

  • Date: Saturday, Nov. 18th
  • Time: 8:00pm-12:00am
  • Location: Sackville Legion, 15 Lorne St
  • Details: Get ready for a night of laughter with comedians Clare Belford, Dan Hendricken, and Kyle Hickey. Tickets are $10, available at

To purchase tickets to the Dorchester Comedy Night, please click here.


If you would like to host an event in 2024 and be considered for funding, please download the Funding Application and submit before September 17, 2024.