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Signature Events

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Signature Event

Hank Snow Country Tribute Liverpool

August 17-20, 2023 the 31st Tribute returns to Queens Place. Hosted by the Hank Snow Society. This event attracts visitors from across the Canada and North America. Headline performers have included: Carroll Baker, Charlie Major, Lisa Brokop ... 

Queens County Fair Horse
Signature Event

Queens County Fair 


Returning September 2023. This agricultural based exhibition began in 1880! Held mid September yearly, the Fair is a community celebration attracting thousands from across Nova Scotia and beyond.



Dragway Race Car at start

Greenfield Dragway 

Annual Racing Series

Greenfield, Airport

Season is well uderway..Race car enthusiasts annually enjoy this action packed summer series.

 Greenfield Dragway works with the Atlantic Drag Racing Association to run the series of points races and drag racing events. Attracts upwards 250 participants and 1250 spectators per event.

Privateer Days Pirate Jack
Signature Event

Privateer Days


June 25&26, 2022. An Annual multi-day festival. Step back to the year 1780! Celebrate our history of Privateering. A fun-filled weekend of events including: music, rum running, games, food and product vendors, Main Street shopping and more!

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Signature Event

Memorial Auto Show


Saturday August 19, 2023. This annual mid August event  takes place in Privateer Park on the Liverpool waterfront. This Auto Show attracts upwards 400+ vehicles yearly and thousands of spectators. Food, fun, and fast cars, vehicles of all sorts can be found!

Lady Cougars team pic hosts Hot on Ice
Signature Event

Hot on the Ice

Women's Hockey Tournament

This annual May event has taken place at QPEC since 2013. Organized by Liverpool Lady Cougars this event has grown to a dozen teams over the years.

Liverpool Interantional Theatre Festival Actors
Signature Event

Liverpool International Theatre Festival 

October 13-16, 2022. This acclaimed bi-annual amateur theatre competition has been held at the historic Astor Theatre since 1992 in Liverpool. Attracts acts from across the world and fans far and wide. An experience you should not miss! Executed by a passionate and  volunteer base.


Canada Together '23
Region of Queens

 Waterfront Park. Celebrated in communities across Queens such as Liverpool, Milton and Caledonia. July 1. Executed by  amazing local volunteers. This years event features Halifax Circus, a Cultural Showcase and an amazing evening of music and fireworks. 

Spectacular Sports 

BFL National Womans Hockey Team LIVERPOOL NS 2019
National Event

National Women's Hockey Team Fall Fest - Hockey Canada

Held September 10-14, 2019 this was the opening training camp for Team Canada Women on their journey to the subsequently postponed World Women's Hockey Championship in Halifax/Truro April 2020.


World Junior Curling Championships - World Curling Federation

February 16-23, 2019 Liverpool, at Queens Place Emera Centre played host to 140 world class junior curlers, 20 teams, representing 13 countries and hundreds of curling enthusiasts, over 8 days of competition with Team Canada Tardi and Team Russia Rumiantseva each claiming Gold. Event executed by 150 volunteers of the Liverpool Championship Host Society.

Victoria Hopper NS Star Skate Competition
Provincial Event

Skate NS StarSkate Provincial Figure Skating Championship

Held February 28 through March 1, 2015 this Skate NS event is one of many hosted over the years by the local club Queens County Blades.

Privateer 5Mile Road Race start

Privateer 5 Mile Road Race 


Run Nova Scotia

A Run Nova Scotia Series event held late June, hosted by Active Living Options Society ,takes in a scenic river route Liverpool to Milton along the Mersey River. A loop, flat & fast. Approx.150 participants yearly . Event is held during Privateer Days. NA for 2022.

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Local Event

Toronto Maple Leaf NHL Legend Alumni  

Firefighter Fundraiser 

This 2013 event was a thriller for a packed house at Queens Place. Followed in 2014 by a return of the Leafs! 

AUS Womens Hockey Poster Dal Tigers vs St FX

AUS Women's Hockey

Dal Versus St. F. X.

Queens Place Emera Centre

A thrilling exhibition matchup in Setprember 2016 with Tigers defeating the X women Tigers 3-2 in a shootout following overtime!

Announcing team Hungary Hockey Camp
World Event

World Women's Hockey Championship Pre-Camp Team Hungary

Liverpool had been chosen to host Hungary's National Women's Hockey Team for a camp and pre World Championship exhibition games. Cancelled due to the pandemic March 2020.

MM Canadian Junior Curling 2014 Fans in SouWesters and Ice View

Canadian Junior Curling Championships

Curling Canada

January 18-26, 2014 Liverpool Curling Club and Queens Place Emera Centre played host to 28 Canadian Junior Curling teams vying for championship status. Alberta took the women's title defeating  BC gaining championship game status by defeating NS Mary Fay and Manitoba took the men's crown defeating NB.

Atlantc Synchro Skating Chamionship Skaters
Regional Event

Atlantic Synchro Skating Championship

Skate Canada NS

January 2018 approximately 250 figure skaters from across Atlantic Canada descended upon Queens Place. Host Queens County Blades.

privateer junior b team salutes crowd

Liverpool Junior B  


Hockey Club

September 2015 the Privateers took to the ice at QPEC. Playoff bound and a Fred Fox Division Championship later they continue to thrill fans young and old, locally and regionally. Best drawing team in NSJHL! Host  of the DJCUP in April 2023.

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Local Event

Montreal Canadiens

Alumni Game

hosted by Queens Manor

The Montreal Canadien Alumni thrilled young and older fans alike. Event took place September 2017.

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QPEC Event

Mainstream Wrestling hosted by 

Queens Place Emera Centre

April 2013 Mainstream Wrestling Entertainment wowed a large crowd at Queens Place for the first wrestling event held at QPEC. Followed in 2015 by a UCW in June 2014.

World Junior A Challenge Goalie for Canada
World Event

World Junior A Hockey Challenge Games

Hockey Canada

Liverpool hosted games in association with the Challenge based in Yarmouth. A consolation game on November, 2013 Canada East 7 vs. Czechs 9 and an exhibition game November 2012 Czechs 9 vs. Junior A Lumberjacks 2.

National Event

2021 Home Hardware 



Held October 2021 at Queens Place. 
This was one of the first in person major events to take place in NS during the Covid 19 pandemic.
Local Jill Brothers participated in this event hosted by Liverpool Championship Host Society.

Maritime Broomball Chamionship 2017 poster
Regional Event

Maritime Broomball Championship


April 2017,15 Maritime broomball teams descended upon QPEC to determine a champion. Marked second time Liverpool hosted at QPEC.

Run our Shore Half Marathon start

Run Our Shore

5k/10k/Half Marathon

Run Nova Scotia Series

Hosted annually in April, hosted by Active Living Options Society since 2014, this event, starts and ends at Queens Place, acts is the early season opener for the Run Nova Scotia Series. 250 + participants yearly.

AUS Mens Hockey Dal Tiger vs UPEI game poster
QPEC Event

AUS Hockey

Dalhousie Tigers vs.

UPEI Panthers

2012 was tremendously rewarding as the facility opened and hosted a number of high profile AUS featuring Dalhousie and Junior A action featuring Bridgewater Lumberjacks.

Legendary Music

Honeymoon Suite August 2019
QPEC Event

Honeymoon Suite

Matt Minglewood

& Teaze

August 2019 our most recent  facility promoted concert featuring Classic rockers HMS, NS music icon Matt Minglewood and comeback kids Teaze! All three acts rocked the crowd taking us back to the 80's & 90's

Brett Kissel April 2019 Queens Place
QPEC Event

Brett Kissel

w/ Jason Price & Autumn Carver

April 2019 QPEC was the site for a blistering show of country rock by CCMA award winning Brett Kissel. Joined by NS artist Jason Price and for a second show local Autumn Carver.

Washboard Union with Jason Benoit & Autumn Carver June 2018
QPEC Event

Washboard Union 

w/Jason Benoit

& Autumn Rae Carver 

June 2018 CCMA award winners Washboard Union wowed the QPEC crowd  with their upbeat  country sound. Joined by maritimer Jason Benoit and a roof raising performance by local Autumn Carver. Epic night!

Ed Barenaked Ladies performs Oct. 2017
QPEC Events

Barenaked Ladies

Canada 150


October 2017 saw Canadian music legends and music award winners Barenaked Ladies thrill the near capacity QPEC crowd with an energetic and hit filled performance! First time for a second concert in a year for QP.

Tom Cochrane Queens Place June 2017
QPEC Event

Tom Cochrane 

w/Red Rider &

Kevin Davison

June 2017 found a huge crowd out for a Canada 150 celebration led by legendary Canadian rocker Tom Cochrane. Amazing performance. Tom was joined by NS artist Kevin Davison.

Beach Boys Live Queens Place June 2016
QPEC Events




June 30, 2016 it took a mere 60 minutes to SELLOUT the building for the Beach Boys. A night filled with one hit after another by one of the worlds most famous bands! An amazing night!

Blue Rodeo Jim Cuddy July 2015
QPEC Event

Blue Rodeo

(1st show promoted by QPEC)

July 2015 QPEC and a near capacity crowd was wowed by the legendary sounds of Jim Cuddy and Blue Rodeo. First self promoted RQM/QPEC concert event.

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Charley Pride Queens Place May 2014
Rockland Entertainment

Charley Pride

& the Pridesman

May 2014 the huge QPEC crowd was treated to a hit filled and tasteful performance by country music legend Charley Pride. Promoted by Brian Edwards and Rockland Entertainment.

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Travis Tritt Queens Place June 2013
PMD Concerts

Travis Tritt

& Marco Silver

June 2013 music legend Travis Tritt graced the stage at QPEC for the facilities first true concert event. Promoted by NB PMD Concert.

Music Week NS Poster 2012 Gala
Provincial Event

Music Week

Nova Scotia Gala Awards Show

November 2012. This was a show to cap Music Week held in Liverpool. What a way to end with the Gala Awards show at QPEC. Performances included Barra MacNeils, Ben Caplan & Rich Aucoin.

Barra MacNeils Astor Theatre poster

Astor Theatre

Music Standouts

Then oldest performing arts venue in NS has seen some amazing musical acts over the years some of whom are: April Wine, Trooper, Rita MacNeil, Barra MacNeils, Tommy Hunter, Natalie MacMaster, Rawlins Cross & Carroll Baker...

Privateer Days musician
Privateer Days Music

Privateer Days

Music Highlights

Amazing music over the years: the Melotones, Three Sheet - world class hip hop, Wichita-country, Andrew Hunter & the Gatherers, Kevin Davison,  The Stoogies-led by Christine Campbell, Asia Nu Gruv...

Other Event Activity,Trade Shows, Arts & Culture

RCMP Musicial Ride Fair Grounds Caledonia
Premier Event

RCMP Musical Ride

Queens County Fair Grounds Caledonia

Held September 2017 this event at the Fair Grounds in Caledonia attracted 1500 spectators. Important event for North Queens and economic driver. 

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Winds of Change Dramatic Society

Performance Highlights

The Winds of Change is long-standing dramatic society in Queens County. The society is volunteer based and has put on many world class performances such as Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Sound of Music, The King and I, and Les Miserables. The Winds of Change not only supports actors but also new local playwrights, directors, and producers.

Canadian AXE Throwing Championship targets
Premier Event

Canadian AXE Throwing Championships

Held August 2018 & 2019 hosted in partnership by RQM and North Nova Lumberjack Society this multi day event attracted hundreds to Privateer Park on the waterfront. Competitors from around the world attended.

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Trade Show

South Shore Expo

Home Sport Travel

Trade Show

Hosted in early May 2017, 2018, 2019 by Darwin Event Group, this regional show attracted hundreds of local show goers and businesses both local and provincial displaying their goods and services.

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