New Year's Day Levee

New residents to the area are especially welcome as these levees are excellent opportunities to meet and greet your fellow neighbours, get to know them a little better and exchange best wishes for the New Year.

The Levee schedule is typically as follows:

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm – Hosted by the Town of Lunenburg, Districts #1 and #2 Fire Commission and the Lunenburg Fire Department at the Fire Hall on Medway Street

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm – Hosted by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 23 at the Legion Club on Duke Street

Volunteer Representative and Civic Reception

Each year, every municipality in the province nominates an individual from their community to represent all of the other volunteers in that community at a Provincial Volunteer Awards ceremony in Halifax in early April. If you know of someone who would be a worthy representative for all of our volunteers in Lunenburg, please contact the Recreation Department or download a pdf volunteer nomination form (259 KB) . The person must be a resident who lives within the Town of Lunenburg. The deadline for nominations each year is January 31.

The Town also hosts a Civic Reception for all of our local volunteers in mid-April. All volunteer organizations in Town are invited to send two representatives to this event.

National Day of Mourning

The National Day of Mourning is dedicated to remembering those who have lost their lives or suffered injury or illness on the job or due to a work-related tragedy. The Town hosts a brief ceremony at the Lunenburg Fishermen’s Memorial Monument at the end of April.

Lunenburg's Birthday / Be a Tourist Weekend

Every year, various groups and organizations host events to help mark the Town’s birthday on June 7 and local residents and visitors alike are encouraged to take some time to enjoy all that our beautiful town has to offer.

Canada Day

Join the Town of Lunenburg to celebrate Canada’s Birthday each year with a BBQ, music, children’s activities, and more at the 250th Anniversary Park or Community Centre (weather depending).

German Band Concert

The German Army Band which performs at the Nova Scotia International Tattoo performs a one-hour free concert in Lunenburg in front of St. John’s Anglican Church in July. Bring your lunch, a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the wonderful music. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held inside the church.

Pride Week Celebration

The Town conducts a ceremony and reception in recognition and support of the local LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning) community.

Fishers' Memorial Service

Every year the community gives thanks for those seafaring residents returning safely and also to remember those through the years who have not made home. An annual event is held in September.

Newcomer's Reception

The Lunenburg Welcome Committee organizes an Annual Newcomer’s Reception in November. The purpose of the Newcomer Reception is for new residents to meet other newcomers, town leaders and to learn more about what is happening in Lunenburg.