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JUN

RBC Multicultural Festival

This annual fest gives attendees an introduction to Nova Scotia’s historic, ethnic and cultural traditions. Bring the whole family, as a Children’s Pavilion is entertaining as well as educational. The 3-day celebration is held at the waterfront in Halifax.

Halifax Greek Fest

Traditional Greek food, music and dance are celebrated at this lively event, but Greek history and culture are not ignored. The fest is held at the Byzantine Greek Orthodox church. Arts, crafts and religious artifacts are on display as well. This is a popular, well-attended fest, so take public transportation if possible.

JUL

Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo

This popular week long event is touted as the world’s largest annual indoor show and was first held in 1979. The event is free, boasting military and civilian performers from around the world, offering dancing, bagpipes, historic re-enactments, acrobats, choirs, military competitions – a real variety of performances which aim to entertain just about everybody. The event is held July 1-8.

TD Halifax Jazz Festival 

Concerts by world-known performers, creative workshops and an overall great time are all enjoyed at this annual fest, the oldest and largest summer festival in the Atlantic region. Nine nights and 8 days of jazz, blues and Latin music are offered to 65,000 fun-loving attendees on stages at venues scattered throughout Halifax.

Halifax Pride Week Festival 

Beginning in 1987 and growing to a festival which is attended by 80,000 people, this celebration features a parade through downtown Halifax, an annual softball game, children’s activities, live theatre and all kinds of colourful fun.

Manulife Dragon Boat Festival

This annual Dragon Boat Festival is held on Lake Banook in Dartmouth. Exciting boat races and interesting cultural displays make this fest fun for the whole family. Food and refreshments are available for sale.

Maritime Fiddle Festival 

Canada’s longest running old-time fiddle fest is held in Dartmouth with several venues being utilized including Prince Andrew Auditorium, Smitty’s Main Street, St. Thomas More church and East Dartmouth Community Centre.

Jul-Sep

Shakespeare by the Sea

Regarded by many as the best festival of the Bard’s works, this annual, mostly-outdoor summer fest features lively productions which have been enjoyed by more than two hundred thousand theatre-lovers! Beautiful Point Pleasant Park hosts these wonderful performances. In case of inclement weather, the 82-seat indoor Park Place Theatre is utilized.

AUG

Halifax International Busker Festival

If you’d enjoy seeing buskers and street performers from around the world in action, try this fun fest! Downtown Halifax waterfront stages feature hilarious and unique entertainment and some of the best talent around. Literally hundreds of shows are presented and entry is free!

Aug-Sep

Atlantic Fringe Festival

Fringe Festivals are popular throughout Canada, with many Halifax venues being used for the multitude of performances you can see. Check the website in order to get tickets for your favorite events.

SEP

Atlantic Film Festival 

Ten days of film, video and music are celebrated at this annual festival. Rub shoulders with those who create films and those who simply love them! The event is over 30 years old and attracts popular actors.

Sep-Oct

Nova Scotia Fall Wine Festival

Celebrate the fruit of the vine at this fall festival, with wineries throughout the province offering their favorite wines, food and entertainment. Check the schedule to see what’s near you.

OCT

Halifax Pop Explosion

This international music festival and conference has been going strong since 1993. It boasts 150 bands in 20 venues over 5 days, with 20,000 attendees. Whew! Concerts are held at a variety of Halifax venues. Zine Fair is a showcase of do-it-yourself projects which are fun to peruse. HPX is a great time!

NOV

Childrens Festival at Art Gallery of Nova Scotia   

This one day event is popular with kids of all ages, offering music, hands-on activities, exciting exhibitions and a great time to explore the beautiful Art Gallery. Get your creative juices flowing at the Children's Festival!

Holiday Parade of Lights  

Downtown Halifax celebrates the holidays with an annual parade featuring festive floats, marching bands, and of course, the jolly fellow himself, Santa Claus.

DEC

CTV Two and HRM Celebrate New Years Eve

Live entertainment, a grand parade and a splendid fireworks show makes this New Year’s Eve party rock!

 

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