What is the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo?

The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo is global entertainment in our own backyard.

Audiences from far and wide—and performers from every continent—have loved the Tattoo since its inception in 1979. In the decades since, our show has become the kick-off to summer: everyone knows they’ll find superior entertainment at the Tattoo.

We blend modern spectacle with historical medleys to show audiences where we’ve been, who we are today, and what’s coming in the future. There’s something for everyone at the Tattoo: marching bands, acrobats, dancers, military displays, pipes and drums, and much more!

The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo is fun for the whole family. Kids 18 and under are free!

About Us Box
Find the Tattoo Production Team and Boards of Directors here.
Donate Box
Learn how to donate to the Tattoo here.
Volunteer Box
Volunteer for the Tattoo here!
Costume Box
Find out more about our Costume Shop here.

“Everyone should see the Tattoo at least once in your life, it really makes you feel so proud and thankful that you are a Canadian.”

Elsie Sprague Grey
Sussex, New Brunswick

Photos by Stoo Metz, David Baillieul, Hamish Gordon & others.
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