85th Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival!

May 27, 2017

The Apple Blossom Festival will once again bring the Annapolis Valley to life in celebration.  This year’s Festival theme is “Rooted in Tradition” and your old favourites are back in Kentville again this year.

As always, Kentville will be host to a few of the Festival’s biggest events including the Friday Night Concert and Fireworks Display, and both the Children’s and Grand Street Parades.  Festival organizers and volunteers have been hard at work preparing for this years festival including adding more fun events!

Schedule of 2017 Events

Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival Events in Kentville

Kentville’s Apple Blossom Haunt! (A Ghost Walk):Thursday May 25th, Meet on the steps of the Cornwallis Inn.  Family friendly, rain or shine, reservations required. GET TICKETS

AVR/Magic Kinsmen Blossom Breakfast: Friday May 26th, Kentville Rec Centre, 6-10 am. Free will offering for pancakes, sausage, coffee, tea, juice and a visit with the royal party!

K-Rock’s Annual Birthday Bash: Friday May 26th, Kentville Memorial Park, 7:00 pm. Free admission.

Blossom Festival Fireworks: Friday May 26th, Kentville Memorial Park, 10:00 pm.  Free admission.

Paddy’s Brewpub Blossom Jamboree: Friday May 26th, 9 pm to midnight & Saturday May 27th 11 am to midnight.

Children’s Parade: Saturday May 27th, Downtown Kentville, 10:00 am.  Registration for participants starts at 9:00 am behind Town Hall at 354 Main Street.

Freedom of the Town Parade and Ceremony: Saturday May 27th, Downtown Kentville following the Children’s Parade (Ceremony in front of Town Hall)

Apple Blossom Festival Grand Street Parade: Saturday May 27th, Downtown Kentville, 1:00 pm.  Come early to see *The Road Crew Motorcycle Group ride the parade route!

AVR/Magic All Ages Street Dance: Saturday May 27th, 7:00 pm.  The Street is closed down, so let’s use it to party! No cover, family friendly.

Visit the ABF website for a full schedule of ABF events taking place across the valley, or for more details on any of the above.

Other special events happening in Kentville during Apple Blossom Week

Apple Awesome Kentville Farmers Market: Wednesday May 24th, 10-2 pm Centre Square, rain or shine!

Festival of Crafts: Saturday May 27th, NSCC Kingstec Campus (Belcher Street) 9:00 am – 4:00 pm


*The Road Crew Motorcycle Group is a group of like minded people who love to ride motorcycles and help others through charity “runs”.  This year the group is partnering with the “Veteran Commandos” and “Veteran Commandos Support Club. 100% of the proceeds are donated to “PAWS FUR THOUGHT” an organization that trains and places service dogs for veterans suffering from P.T.S.D.