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July 2018

Game Changers

July 1 - September 10
Discovery Centre

Atlantic Canada’s premier Science Centre presents its newest exhibition, Game Changers, from May 9 until mid-September, 2018. Game Changers is a fascinating step inside the world of video games, where visitors will experience an evolving journey of creativity, technology, and design. Visitors to the Centre will become a character themselves, operate a super-sized Nintendo controller, test their knowledge of retro video game music, and view original concept art, storyboards, and scripts from some of the most influential games ever developed. In…

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The Sound A Music, B’ye

July 1 - September 8
Grafton Street Dinner Theatre

Rollicking music and live entertainment, served up with a three-course dinner. Continuing through September 8 at the Grafton Street Dinner Theatre: The Sound A Music, B’ye. Featuring the songs of The Sound of Music, with an East Coast twist.

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Halifax Public Gardens Summer Concert Series

July 1 - September 17
Halifax Public Gardens

Continuing: Every Sunday from 2pm to 4pm, the Victorian bandstand at the heart of the gardens hosts free shows by local bands.

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Shakespeare by the Sea

July 1 - August 18
Cambridge Battery

Continuing through August: Live theatre in the park. This season’s lineup includes Alice in Wonderland, Othello, and Twelfth Night. Performances run Tuesday to Sunday, with shows at 7pm, plus 1pm on weekends. Cambridge Battery, Point Pleasant Drive.

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Atlantic Motorsport Park

July 2 - July 29
Mill Village

Regional motorcycle and auto-racing events plus national competitions on a 2.5-kilometre, 11-turn road circuit. Events: July 2, 6 to 8, 14 to 17, 19 to 22, 28 to 29. 266 Racetrack Rd., Mill Village.

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The Argyle Street Kitchen Party

July 3 - July 29
Neptune Theatre

Join singer/songwriter Ian Sherwood at Neptune Theatre from July 3 to 29 as he hosts an evening of song and stories with guests Christina Martin (July 3, 4), Mo Kenney (July 17 to 19), and Christine Campbell (July 24, 25).

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Spryfield Farmers’ Market

July 8 - October 14
Emmanuel Church

Now located right in the heart of Spryfield (in the community hall of the Emmanuel Church) at 322 Herring Cove Rd, the market welcomes customers from 1pm to 5pm. The Spryfield Farmers' Market brings fresh seasonal produce, meat, eggs, baked goods and an array of local crafters to the adjacent communities. The live music and espresso bar on site are sure to brighten your day no matter the weather! Bus 9 a/b, Parking lot available, Wheelchair accessible.  Schedule: June 24, July 8, July 22, Aug…

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FIN Outdoor

July 13 - July 20
Halifax Public Gardens

Every year, the team at FIN Outdoor (formerly known as the Outdoor Film Festival) dream up a fantastic new summer theme for their free outdoor movie screenings. This year, we’re flailing our arms Kermit-style for the Summer of Henson. June 29: The Muppet Movie @ 8:55 p.m. July 6: The Dark Crystal @ 8:50 p.m. July 13: The Muppets @ 8:50 p.m. July 20: Labyrinth @ 8:45 p.m.  

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Seas the Day: Books at the Beach

July 14 - August 25
Rainbow Haven Beach

Imagine spending long summer days relaxing on the beach, book in hand, waves breaking nearby. Isn’t that what a Maritime summer is for? Make it a reality by checking out Seas the Day at Rainbow Haven. Halifax Public Libraries will supply the books, you supply the sunscreen.

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Halifax Summer Opera Festival

July 18 - August 12
Dalhousie Arts Centre

With a fully staged and costumed production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” topping the roster, this year’s Halifax Opera Festival is going to be a big one. Don’t miss it.

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Halifax Pride Festival

July 19 - July 29
Multiple Venues

Always a summer highlight, the Pride Festival includes a wide range of events across the city. This year, the parade will take place on Saturday, July 21st.

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Africa Festival of Arts and Culture

July 20 - July 22
Sackville Landing

Held at Sackville Landing on the Halifax Waterfront, Afrifest includes dance workshops, drumming, a craft and food area, and musical performances by Carson Downey, African Queens, Bobomusique Band, and more.

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Savour the Seaside at Kejimkujik Seaside

July 21
Kejimkujik Seaside, 1188 St. Catherines River Road
Port Joli,

2018 is a special year for Kejimkujik Seaside. Thirty years ago, this important ecosystem was designated as part of Kejimkujik National Park to provide protection for the unique coastal attributes of the region. To mark the occasion, we’ve invited the Kilted Chef, Alain Bossé and his team, to cook an unforgettable and delectable feast! Join us for an afternoon at Harbour Rocks Beach; learn why this place is so important while you enjoy traditional Nova Scotian fare.

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Learn to Camp Weekend

July 21 - July 22
Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

Never camped before but curious about this truly Canadian tradition? The Learn-to Camp program will introduce you and your family to the basics of camping, from packing to tenting and campfire cooking. Over the course of the weekend, participants will have the opportunity to attend special programs and activities offered in Kejimkujik! Learn-to Camp is presented in partnership with MEC (Mountain Equipment Co-op) and our friends, ‘A for Adventure’. Cost $44 per adult, $22 per child (6-16) and free for 5…

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Thorgy and the Thorchestra

July 27 - July 28
Symphony Nova Scotia

The announcement of this fun-filled performance by Thorgy Thor of RuPaul’s Drag Race fame was so enthusiastically received Symphony Nova Scotia added a second performance. ’Nuff said.

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Aurora Illumination Series Presents Free Thrice Concert

July 28 @ 7:30 pm
The Marquee

Innovative rock band Thrice will headline a free concert in Halifax as part of the Aurora Illumination Concert Series, a summer-long celebration that will ignite every corner of Canada with free musical performances. Tickets are free with RSVP.

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August 2018

Kejimkujik’s 49th Birthday Party

August 4
Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

Join us in Jeremy’s Bay Campground in celebration of this momentous occasion for a slew of fun activities including a Bicycle Poker Rally, the Keji Tintamarre Birthday Parade, cupcakes and lemonade, a group campfire, star-gazing and more! Campers and visitors are invited to participate. More details to come.

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Dark Sky Weekend

August 17 - August 19
Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

Search Kejimkujik’s spectacular night skies for planets, galaxies, constellations and much more in Nova Scotia’s only Dark Sky Preserve!  There will be stories and discoveries for all ages.  Plan to camp or stay overnight close by – you don’t want to miss the show. Presented in partnership with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC).

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September 2018

Gourmet Fall Night Hike to Peter Point

September 22
Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

Take a hike out to Peter Point to reveal a beautiful sunset and watch as the moon and stars take the stage in one of the darkest spots in Keji. The perfect place to enjoy beer tasting and food pairing offered by Boxing Rock Brewing Co. (19 and over only). To enhance the experience knowledgeable RASC (Royal Astronomical Society of Canada) volunteers and Keji guides will be on hand to entertain and educate. Tickets available May 18th, $22 per person…

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Keji Multisport Festival: Women’s Triathlon and Mixed Team Relay

September 22 - September 23
Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

Capture the magic of endurance sport in lush forests, meandering rivers and a rich cultural landscape. Athletes of all abilities are encouraged to embrace the challenge with a sense of adventure and fun. Events will include a day of triathlon racing in 2 distances, and skills workshops in other complimentary outdoor pursuits open to female participants, friends and family. Camp or stay close by and participate in evening activities. Sunday will be dedicated to Keji Mixed Triathlon Relays & Skills…

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Savour the Trail

September 29
Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

Discover a unique way to savour the fall at Keji. Take to the trails and experience stunning colours and sample delicious flavours – served up by Mother Nature, NS Community College’s culinary arts students of Lunenburg Campus and participating local suppliers. Enjoy a variety of nature-inspired and locally sourced dishes and beverages while hiking among the beautiful fall scenery of Kejimkujik. It will satisfy your soul, and your palate. Mark your calendar now - more details to come.

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October 2018

Thanksgiving Weekend

October 5 - October 7
Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

Soak up the brilliant colours of fall and enjoy what has become one of Kejimkujik’s most popular weekends of the year! Participate in the annual Pumpkin Carving Contest, the Haunted Jaunt, and take the plunge at the annual Cold Turkey swim. It’s the perfect weekend to spend with friends and family.

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