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August 2019

Halifax Fringe

August 29 - September 8

The city’s uncensored performing-arts festivals celebrates 29 years. See cutting-edge shows at venues across the city, featuring local, national, and international talent.

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September 2019

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

September 6 - September 8
Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

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

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Birch Bark Canoe Launch and Flotilla

September 14
Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site
Free

Witness Master Craftsman, Todd Labrador and his apprentices launch two authentic Mi’kmaw-style birch bark canoes that were constructed at Kejimkujik this summer starting at 10:00 am at Jake’s Landing.  The flotilla of canoes and kayaks will depart at 10:30 am and travel to Kedge Beach. Join park guides in the BIG Canoe for the paddle or rent/bring your own canoe or kayak (sign up at the Visitor Centre for the BIG Canoe). Welcome the flotilla’s arrival at Kedge Beach at…

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18th-century Revolutionary War Encampment, The Second Citadel in the age of Revolution

September 21 - September 22
Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, 5425 Sackville Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Y3 Canada
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Don’t miss the spectacle as members of various Maritime Living History groups join forces to create an 18th century military camp inside the historic walls of the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site. This period during the American Revolution saw thousands of Loyalists immigrate to Nova Scotia making a significant contribution to a new nation, what would eventually become Canada. The finer details of camp life will be on display including camp cooking, washing, everyday tasks, blacksmithing and children’s games. The Encampment…

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October 2019

Savour the Trail at Kejimkujik

October 5
Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

Discover a unique way to savour the fall at Kejimkujik. 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 Kingstec 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. Tickets will be available through a lottery system…

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Thanksgiving Weekend

October 12
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 and the last big weekend of the season!

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November 2019

Remembrance Day Commemorations

November 11 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, 5425 Sackville Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Y3 Canada
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Free

Parks Canada and the Halifax Citadel are honoured to join in Remembrance Day commemorations in Halifax on November 11th. Starting at 11:00 a.m., the 1st Field Artillery Regiment will fire a 21-gun salute at the front entrance followed by the firing of the noon gun. The Halifax Citadel and Army Museum will be open to visitors free of charge from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

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30th-Annual Victorian Christmas

November 23 @ 12:00 pm - November 24 @ 4:00 pm
Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, 5425 Sackville Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Y3 Canada
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Free

Make your way to the Halifax Citadel as the historic fort takes on a festive air with Victorian carols, crafts, games and, of course, Father Christmas. Enjoy some hot cider and don’t miss the Parks Canada Victorian photo booth - it’s the perfect way to capture some holiday magic to share with family and friends. Event runs 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. both days and admission is FREE with a donation to FEED NOVA SCOTIA (non-perishable food item or cash donation).

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