Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion

Home of the world’s largest fiddle! Located in Sydney, Nova Scotia, theĀ Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion is a muti-purpose venue, which is often used for meetings, concert performances, conventions, tradeshows, weddings and much more.
From ‘Fodors’: More than just a port for the many cruise ships that dock here each year, the pavilion is a popular entertainment venue, too. Its main stage and lighthouse stage host many musical acts, especially during events like Sydney’s nine-day mid-summer Action Week ( and the nine-day Celtic Colours International Festival (, at venues all over Cape Breton. Even if you’re not arriving by ship, the pavilion is easy enough to find: just look for the 18-meter (60-foot fiddle that towers outside it.”

Address: 60 Esplanade,
Sydney, NS B1P 1A1
Phone: (902) 564-0800