Halifax Nova Scotia Events Calendar and List of Attractions
Halifax is a lively, fun city with lots to
do and see year round. We hope you’ll use this page of upcoming special events
to help you plan your fun-filled visit to Halifax, Nova Scotia. We’ve got cultural
and sporting events, exhibitions, special home and boat shows, wine-tasting
events and so much more.
Upcoming Special Events in Halifax, Nova Scotia !
Alexander Keith's Natal Day Festival
Be part of the Alexander Keith's Natal Day Festival! Natal Day is the annual birthday celebration of the communities of Halifax and Dartmouth. It is time where citizens, and tourists celebrate our civic holiday. The Alexander Keith's Natal Day Festival traditionally consists of parades, breakfasts, live entertainment, festival tents, sporting events, family events and the biggest, most elaborate fireworks display of the year!
Halifax International Busker Festival
The Halifax International Busker Festival is largest outdoor festival in Atlantic Canada and one of the largest busker festivals in the world. Featuring over 500 performances on six stages. This world renown 'street theatre' festival entertains up to 450,000 visitors each year. Audiences of all ages will enjoy world-class performances from acrobats, jugglers, fire artists, contortionists, musicians and much, much more.
Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo
Featuring over 2000 world-class Canadian and international military and civilian performers, the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo continues to live up to its reputation as one of the world's premiere cultural and entertainment events.
TD Canada Trust Atlantic Jazz Festival
A major event on the Canadian music scene, the TD Canada Trust Atlantic Jazz Festival Halifax is Atlantic Canada’s largest music festival with over 450 local, national and international performers delighting audiences for nine days every summer. During the second week of July, music lovers from across the region, across the country and across the border travel to Halifax, to enjoy countless top-quality acts.
Nova Scotia Multicultural Festival
You are invited to the annual Multicultural Festival located on the Dartmouth Waterfront. Something for everyone. Children's tent including face painting, storytelling, puppets, songs and crafts; global food fair and BBQ with over 25 ethno-cultural groups presenting distinct flavours. Oktoberfest tent- licensed entertainment area. International Exhibit tent displaying crafts and exhibits from over 25 cultures. Performance area featuring a new outdoor stage with amateur and professional entertainers
Halifax Main Attractions
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
These renovated heritage buildings with modern gallery facilities are located across from Provinve House. Along with temporary exhibitions, Atlantic Canada's largest fine arts museum exhibits more than 11,000 works in a permanent collection; historic and contemporary Nova Scotian, Canadian, and international art is on display, as is an acclaimed collection of folk art.
Alexander Keith's Nova Scotia Brewery
One of the oldest working breweries in North America, where citizens of Halifax escort you back in time to the year 1863. Learn how Mr. Keith makes his famous beer, sample some ale and listen to fun stories and toe-tapping songs in the Stag's Head Tavern. All ages, group bookings welcome.
Casino Nova Scotia
Located on the Halifax waterfront, with over 750 ways to play, from blackjack to poker to new Tito slot machines. Recent changes include new dining options, free live entertainement, new games, and an atmosphere of excitement. Experience the thrill of one of Atlantic Canada's premiere entertainment destinations.
Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada
One of Canada's most visited national historic sites, the Citadel features exhibits, audio-visual presentations, guided tours, the noon gun and the 78th Highland Regiment
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
Dive into Altantic Canada's maritime history in the heart of the historic Halifax waterfront. Experience the life of a sailor, learn of the province's ship-building heritage and uncover the meaning behind colourful ship flags. Explore the museum's exhibits and galleries, including North Atlantic Convoys, Titanic, the Halifax Explosion.