Guide to Planning and Hosting Festivals and Events in Nova Scotia

Everything you need to know about planning and hosting an event in Nova Scotia is right here.

The Nova Scotia Event Strategy was launched in 2018. It is a pro-active, focused, strategic approach to the attraction, hosting and development of events. 

A key pillar of the Nova Scotia Event Strategy is education and capacity building. Ensuring event organizers have the tools they need to better understand the business of events is key.

That is why our team has developed a comprehensive guide on planning and hosting festivals and events in Nova Scotia.

Events Nova Scotia Toolbox

Our  guide will walk you through everything you need to know about events, including advice from other successful event hosts, links to resources and free templates. 

To download the chapters, click on the links below.

Chapter 1: Festivals and Events Today

Chapter 2: The Festival Idea - Will It Work?

Chapter 3: Getting Started

Chapter 4: Rules and Regulations

Chapter 5: Dollars and Cents

Chapter 6: Partners and Sponsors

Chapter 7: The People

Chapter 8: Operations and Logistics

Chapter 9: Programming and Production

Chapter 10: When Things Go Wrong

Chapter 11: Marketing Your Festival

Chapter 12: Post-Event Evaluation and Planning

We also encourage you to review the  COVID-19 Prevention Guide for event organizers, theatres and performance venues.