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July 2018

Open House for Feed Nova Scotia

July 17 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Feed Nova Scotia

We're eager to show off our new location and celebrate the collective impact our network, donors, and volunteers make for our province. For each person who attends, KW Commercial Advisors will donate $10! Round up your friends and colleagues and help us achieve our goal of $5,000! Join us at: Feed Nova Scotia 67 Wright Avenue Dartmouth, NS B3B 1H2 Festivities kick off at 2PM with our ribbon cutting and capital campaign launch at 2:30PM. Refreshments Meet the team Behind…

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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

Shakespeare by the Sea

August 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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Halifax International Busker Festival

August 1 - August 6
Halifax Waterfront

Canada’s oldest and largest event of its kind, Halifax Busker Festival showcases musicians, illusionists, acrobats, comedians, and all manner of street performers from around the world. This year’s roster includes Halifax strongman Mighty Mike, circus performer Hannah Cryle, fire artists Incendia Motus, and the ever-popular Silver Elvis. Five waterfront stages host free shows daily.

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Halifax Natal Day Festival

August 3 - August 6
Multiple Venues

The Halifax Natal Day Festival celebrates the city’s birthday with a variety of special events: parades, concerts, fireworks, road races, a talent showcase, and live comedy. Things kick off on August 3 with the 9th Annual Natal Day Comedy Night at Casino Nova Scotia on Upper Water Street, starring Just For Laughs veteran Derek Edwards.

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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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Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival

August 9 - August 12

Spend a couple of days on the South Shore this summer and take in performances by performers like Martha Wainwright, Ruthie Foster, and Earle and Coffin.

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Halifax Seaport Beerfest

August 10 - August 11
Cunard Centre

Mandatory event for beer aficionados: some 110 producers pour 300 different beers and ciders, featuring the best local and international craft creations. New this year: Icelandic beers.

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Covered! At The Seahorse Tavern

August 10
Seahorse Tavern

Four random bands will be chosen by lottery to play alongside a surprise headliner covering local favourites like Wintersleep, Buck 65, The Superfriendz, and The Rankin Family.

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India Fest

August 10 - August 12
The Halifax Forum

Come and enjoy the incredible experience of Indian Culture with food, dance, and music. We will have a variety of Indian food, clothes, jewellery and of course henna too. You would not want to miss this great experience!

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15th Northern Lights Lantern Festival

August 11
Merv Sullivan Park

Show your love for Halifax’s North End by attending this award-winning event at Merv Sullivan Park. (Rain date August 16).

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Clam Harbour Sandcastle Competition

August 12
Clam Harbour, 158 Beach Road

Spend the day on the Eastern shore and check out the best sand sculptures on the East Coast. Sea monsters, mermaids, and castles fit for sandy royalty, they’ve got it all.

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Roadcase Royale

August 15
Dalhousie Arts Centre

Nancy Wilson’s coming straight on for you, Halifax, and she’s bringing Liv Warfield and the rest of Roadcase Royale along for the ride. Catch this incredible act at the Dalhousie Arts Centre.

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Chester Race Week

August 15 - August 18

This one’s so popular you’re probably already going. Race Week’s got it all: sailing, food trucks, and live music performances that go on until the wee hours of the morning.

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Elvis Rock and Country

August 16
Casino Nova Scotia

Acclaimed Presley impersonator Thane Dunn takes over the Schooner Showroom for Elvis Rock and Country.

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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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Mosaic Festival

August 18
Halifax Waterfront

This brand new, one-day festival bills itself as “a new multicultural festival for Halifax.” Highlights will include a parade, concerts, and a chef’s corner.

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Game On 2.0

August 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Discovery Centre

Hey Hali-fans, join us for Game On 2.0! This adult-only event could be your last chance to explore our featured exhibit Game Changers before it leaves. Interact with Hal-Con cosplayers, check out our AR and VR experiences, play retro video games, compete in fandom trivia, learn and play Dungeons and Dragons, Pokémon, and Magic, and much more! Plus, wear your favourite cosplay costume for a chance to win! This is a 19+ event

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Dartmouth Comic Arts Festival

August 19
Alderney Landing

100+ artists, cartoonists, and creators exhibit their work, along with vendors of comic books, graphic novels, and more. Admission is FREE!

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