Digby Scallop Days, the area's longest running festival, is a celebration of scallops, the scallop fishing industry and the people who brave the seas to harvest them. The festival takes place in Digby, Nova Scotia during the first weekend of August. Digby Scallop Days is celebrated over a four day period, starting on Thursday and ending on Sunday. Every year the festival has a different theme, but the focus of the festival always remains on the local scallops and the fleet that harvests them.
Scallops from Digby are known worldwide for their delicious taste. All local eateries serve Digby Scallops, and whether they are seared, fried, or in a chowder, you will find them to be a succulent treat. You may also buy frozen scallops in one pound bags to take home and enjoy or let us serve you fresh scallops on the shell at our Digby Scallop Days Barbecue.
On Thursday of Digby Scallop Days, we crown a new Scallop Days Queen during the Queen’s Coronation. Meet the new Queen and the Princesses at the festival's many events. On Friday, vendors set up along Admiral's Walk and the festival formally begins with Opening Ceremonies and a life performance. On Saturday the festival is in full swing. Watch our Grand Street Parade. Visit our vendors on Admiral's Walk. Watch locals compete in the Scallop Shucking Competitions. Learn more about the industry through a scallop shucking demonstration or boat gear demonstration. You can even try your hand at shucking a Digby Scallop. On Sunday the must see events include the Woodsmen Competition and Scallop Days Car Show & Shine. The evening wraps up with a Ceremony of Flags, Closing Ceremonies and a fireworks show. This is only a taste of the festival's events. For the full events program see the events tab of our website or pick up a festival booklet available at local establishments leading up to and during the Digby Scallop Days festivities.
We sincerely hope you enjoy our festival and return for many years to come.
Digby Scallop Days Association
Board of Directors