Hank Snow Country Tribute Liverpool
2021 POSTPONED. 29 Hank Snow Tributes have been hosted by the Society. An annual multi-day event held in August the last 7 have been held at Queens Place Emera Centre. Attracts visitors from across the country and North America.
Headline performers have included: Carroll Baker, Charlie Major, Lisa Brokop ...
Queens County Fair
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.
Annual Racing Series
Race car enthusiasts both annually to 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.
2021 POSTPONED. An Annual multi-day festival held the last weekend in June. Step back to the year 1780! Celebrate our History of Privateering. Always a fun-filled weekend of events including: rides, music, rum running, games, food and product vendors, Main Street shopping and more!
Memorial Auto Show
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!
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 International Theatre Festival
Scheduled for late October 2021, then to be followed up 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Canadian Junior Curling Championships
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.
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.
Liverpool Junior B
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 2022.
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 Hockey Challenge Games
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.
Dalhousie Tigers vs.
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.
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
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.
& 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!
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.
w/Red Rider &
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.
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!
(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.
& 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.
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.
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...
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 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.
Winds of Change Dramatic Society
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 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.
South Shore Expo
Home Sport Travel
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.