Dining & Events

Dining in Lunenburg

Salt Shaker Deli
Directly below the Spinnaker Inn lies The Salt Shaker Deli, one of Lunenburg’s best known casual eateries famous for its smoked seafood chowder & mussels. Enjoy great fresh from scratch food, craft beers, and local wine while overlooking the waterfront!

Fleur de Sel
Named in the top 25 restaurants in Canada by MacLean’s Magazine 2015, voted Taste of Nova Scotia’s Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year in 2014 and awarded Four Diamonds with CAA/AAA since 2007, Fleur de Sel is not to be missed. Enjoy creative fine dining from Chef Martin Ruiz Salvador and his team in a beautifully restored Lunenburg heritage home.

The South Shore Fish Shack
Located with the best view in town, The South Shore Fish Shack features a simple menu of seaside favourites, sourced locally and classically prepared. Our dishes are designed to let the fresh seafood shine while you enjoy stunning harbour views from either of our patios.


Annual Nova Scotia Folk Art Festival
Auction, special exhibits and a great country atmosphere featuring 40 participating folk artists with over 1500 new works offered for sale. Architecturally unique and alive with colour, the fishing port of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia is the perfect setting for the annual Nova Scotia Folk Art Festival! When you bring together forty folk artists and more than 1,500 pieces of new artworks the resulting atmosphere is nothing less than spectacular!
Read more: 22nd Annual Nova Scotia Folk Art Festival

Boxwood Music Festival
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia becomes the traditional flute playing center of the world during the last week of July each year as top performers, teachers, scholars, makers, students and enthusiasts gather for a week to learn and share. Many of the musical traditions explored at Boxwood typically employ simple-system wooden flutes, but it’s not required that you bring one – nor is it necessary for you to even know how to play one! Read more: Boxwood Music Festival

Lunenburg Festival of Crafts
The annual Lunenburg Festival of Crafts showcases some of Atlantic Canada’s finest artisans and crafts people. This quality arts & crafts show and community festival also features traditional Lunenburg food and great entertainment.

Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival
In 2010, the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival celebrates 25 years of presenting traditional and contemporary folk music that hightlight the culture and history of Nova Scotia and other North Atlantic regions through music, dance and other forms of artistic expression. For four full days from high atop Blockhouse Hill to the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic wharf, this historic port is alive with music. Read more: Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival

Paint Sea on Site and Silent Auction
Every summer the Lunenburg Art Gallery hosts a wet paint sale called Paint Sea on Site. As many as 70 artists converge on Lunenburg for a two day painting extravaganza. Read more: Paint Sea on Site and Silent Auction