Loading Events

Past Events

Events Search and Views Navigation

Event Views Navigation

August 2019

A Rendez-vous with Samuel de Champlain

August 14
Port-Royal National Historic Site, 53 Historic Lane
Granville Ferry, Nova Scotia B0S 1K0
+ Google Map

Join Samuel de Champlain as he shares stories of his many adventures in Acadia. From his voyages of exploration to his experiences at Saint Croix Island and Port-Royal, you’ll hear first-hand why he founded the “Order of Good Cheer” and how friendship and alliances played an integral part in the relationships between the French and Mi’kmaq. English program offered at 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. and French program offered: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. each day.

Find out more »

Dartmouth Comic Arts Festival

August 17
Alderney Landing
Free

This free festival celebrates comics and cartooning. Stop by Alderney Landing to meet artists, watch drawing demos and Q & A sessions, plus discover art and books vendors. Alderney Landing in downtown Dartmouth, Nova Scotia on Sunday Aug 18, 2019, 11AM – 5PM Presentations and Q&A are at the Alderney Library on Saturday, Aug 17.

Find out more »

A Rendez-vous with Samuel de Champlain

August 18
Port-Royal National Historic Site, 53 Historic Lane
Granville Ferry, Nova Scotia B0S 1K0
+ Google Map

Join Samuel de Champlain as he shares stories of his many adventures in Acadia. From his voyages of exploration to his experiences at Saint Croix Island and Port-Royal, you’ll hear first-hand why he founded the “Order of Good Cheer” and how friendship and alliances played an integral part in the relationships between the French and Mi’kmaq. English program offered at 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. and French program offered: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. each day.

Find out more »

Traditional Music on Thursdays

August 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Port-Royal National Historic Site, 53 Historic Lane
Granville Ferry, Nova Scotia B0S 1K0
+ Google Map

If you enjoy traditional music, mark these four special Thursdays on your calendar this summer: July 11, July 25, August 8 and August 22
. Enjoy talented entertainers in a special series of traditional music featuring local musicians. Clap your hands, tap your feet and listen to the fine singers and musicians.

Find out more »

Kejimkujik Dark Sky Weekend 

August 23 - August 25
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).

Find out more »

Freedom of the City with the 78th Highlanders

August 23 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, 5425 Sackville Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Y3 Canada
+ Google Map

Freedom of the City is an honour granted to military or paramilitary groups in recognition of their service to a municipality. Since 1998, the 78th Highlanders has exercised this privilege by marching through the streets of Halifax with bayonets fixed, drums beating, and Colours flying. Take in the special squad inspection inside the Halifax Citadel starting at 11:00 a.m. and then after the noon gun, follow the Highlanders to Grand Parade and onto Government House. Don’t miss the unique opportunity to…

Find out more »

Fort to Fort Run is back

August 24
Fort Anne National Historic Site, 323 St. George Street
Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1A0 Canada
+ Google Map

Tie on your sneakers and walk, run or cycle between Fort Anne and Port-Royal National Historic Sites! Starting from Fort Anne in beautiful Annapolis Royal this is a truly unique, historic and fun event for the whole family! Join Parks Canada’s mascot, Parka, and an honorary British soldier, for a special warm up at Fort Anne before embarking on the 24 km round trip course.  The fun begins at 9:00 am with staggered departures for walkers (9:00), runners (10:00) and…

Find out more »

Race to Bridge the Gap

August 24

Teams of two will race across Dartmouth and Halifax completing mental and physical challenges. This inaugural event raises funds for the We Are Young Association, a non-profit granting wishes to Nova Scotian elders.

Find out more »

A Rendez-vous with Samuel de Champlain

August 28
Port-Royal National Historic Site, 53 Historic Lane
Granville Ferry, Nova Scotia B0S 1K0
+ Google Map

Join Samuel de Champlain as he shares stories of his many adventures in Acadia. From his voyages of exploration to his experiences at Saint Croix Island and Port-Royal, you’ll hear first-hand why he founded the “Order of Good Cheer” and how friendship and alliances played an integral part in the relationships between the French and Mi’kmaq. English program offered at 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. and French program offered: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. each day.

Find out more »

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.

Find out more »

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…

Find out more »

Prismatic Arts Festival: DIOMIRA – feat. Dinuk Wijeratne, Nick Halley, Joseph Petric

September 10 @ 6:30 pm
Halifax Central Library
$20

DIOMIRA featuring the music of Dinuk Wijeratne Joseph Petric, accordion Nick Halley, percussion Dinuk Wijeratne, piano Performing works composed by their JUNO-award winning founder Dinuk Wijeratne, Diomira‘s music explores Dinuk’s hugely diverse cultural influences: from the Persian poetry of Omar Khayyam and the fantastical prose of Jorge Luis Borges, to the sensuality of Flamenco and the intricate rhythms of the Indian Classical tradition. September 10th 2019 | 6:30pm | Halifax Central Library - Paul O'Regan Hall

Find out more »

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…

Find out more »

Prismatic Arts Festival: Focus Cia de Dança from Brazil

September 20 @ 8:00 pm - September 21 @ 8:00 pm
Sir James Dunn Theatre (Dalhousie Arts Centre)

Live Art is excited to bring Brazil’s Focus Cia de Dança with their mesmerizing piece Ímpar. This company has toured Brazil, Europe, and the US extensively, and now brings its magic to Halifax as a part of their first Canadian tour. Founded in 1997, this brilliant contemporary dance company embodies a movement that builds art and meaning around the daily lives of the people in its home city of Rio de Janeiro. Ímpar – which loosely translates as “odd” –…

Find out more »

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
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

Prismatic Arts Festival: NAMU

September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Halifax Central Library
$20

NAMU is a Korean traditional music ensemble that made its official debut in 2015. Before this, NAMU members, each an outstanding soloist, collaborated with various artists and crossed over many genres with a wide range of projects such as jazz, classical, and electronic music. NAMU’s leader Aram Lee, a multi-award winning Daegeum/Yanggeum player, is rooted in traditional music. Ajaen and Janggu player, Mingwang Hwang and acoustic/electric bass player, Inhwan Choi balance the traditional base with their hypnotical sounds. Put them…

Find out more »

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…

Find out more »

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!

Find out more »

Between Breaths

October 22 - November 10
Neptune Theatre

The dramatic story of the man who saved over 500 whales From the final moments of his life to his first whale rescue, Between Breaths goes back in time to explore the life of Dr. Jon Lien. Well known in Newfoundland as the Whale Man for his daring rescues and whale-saving techniques, he now faces his greatest challenge yet — a life-altering illness. A moving exploration of the human spirit and the parts of ourselves we hold on to after…

Find out more »

Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story

October 30 - November 17
Neptune Theatre

An inspiring tale in the face of unspeakable horrors This Klezmer-folk music-theatre hybrid starring genre-bending sensation Ben Caplan is inspired by the true stories of two Jewish Romanian refugees coming to Canada in 1908. It’s a humorously dark folktale woven together with a high-energy concert about how to love after being broken by the horrors of war. Winner: 2018 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award. Tickets: $30-$61 A 2b theatre production Written by Christian Barry, Hannah Moscovitch, and…

Find out more »

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
+ Google Map
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.

Find out more »

Mocean Dance: Wild Within

November 14 - November 16
Alderney Landing Theatre

Wild Within debuts at Alderney Landing in Dartmouth. This new work is the creation of award-winning choreographer and Mocean Dance co-artistic director Sara Coffin. She drew inspiration from an expedition to the Yukon. As she explored she saw rugged flows of water and its necessity to life as “an allegory for the feminine power that flows across our lands.”

Find out more »

Rock the Rink

November 17 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Scotiabank Centre

Nov. 17 Rock the Rink Head to Scotiabank Centre on Duke Street for a high-octane display of figure-skating artistry. See Olympic heroes like Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, Patrick Chan, Kaetlyn Osmond, and Elvis Stojko, performing with live music and dazzling effects. ticketatlantic.com

Find out more »

Compass Group Canada Festival of Trees

November 22 @ 12:00 pm - November 23 @ 10:00 pm
Halifax Convention Centre

Advocate is proud to support the annual Compass Group Canada Festival of Trees, one of the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia’s signature fundraising events. Join us November 22–23 at the Halifax Convention Centre to kick off the holiday season and raise funds for community initiatives that provide hope and eradicate the stigma surrounding mental illness and addiction. Together we can #changethewaypeoplethink! For more information or to buy tickets visit mentalhealthns.ca/festival-of-trees

Find out more »

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
+ Google Map
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).

Find out more »
+ Export Events
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!