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July 2019

Wannabe: A Spice Girls Tribute Band

July 18, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - July 21, 2019 @ 9:30 pm
Neptune Theatre

Flashback to the 90s and add a little spice to your life. Wannabe (A Spice Girls Tribute) brings Spice-Mania to Fountain Hall. Jam-packed with The Spice Girlsgreatest hits, get ready for the ultimate high-energy dance party promoting positivity and Girl Power! Show Times: Thursday to Saturday: 7:30 pm Sunday: 2pm

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2019 Afrifest

July 19, 2019 - July 21, 2019
Sackville Landing

This annual event celebrates the cultural heritage and artistic works of African- descended Nova Scotians. Find food, drummers from around the world, and arts and crafts at this three-day event at Sackville Landing on Lower Water Street. Blues-rocker Carson Downey headlines the live entertainment.

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Nova Multifest 2019

July 19, 2019 - July 21, 2019
Alderney Landing

Explore Nova Scotia’s cultural diversity as dozens of communities rally together to share food, music, art, and live performances at Alderney Landing in Dartmouth.

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Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship Round 4

July 19, 2019
Atlantic Motorsport Park, 266 Racetrack Road
Mill Village, Nova Scotia B0N 2H0 Canada
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The fourth round of this national competition visits Atlantic Motorsport Park’s 2.56-km track in Mill Village, N.S.

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FIN Outdoor–The Rocky Horror Picture Show

July 19, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Halifax Public Gardens
Free

Bring snacks and a lawn chair or blanket to the Public Gardens to watch a movie en plein air on an inflatable screen. “The Summer of Sing-Alongs” is this year’s theme: Grease (July 5), Mamma Mia! (July 12), The Rocky Horror Picture Show ( July 19), and Bohemian Rhapsody (July 26).

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Learn-to Camp Weekend

July 20, 2019 - July 21, 2019
Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

Never camped before but curious about this truly Canadian tradition? The Parks Canada 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 have the opportunity to attend special programs and activities at 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…

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The Historical Association of Annapolis Royal celebrates its 100th Anniversary at Fort Anne

July 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fort Anne National Historic Site, 323 St. George Street
Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1A0 Canada
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Free

Join Parks Canada on Parks Day as we help celebrate the 100th anniversary of a very special community partner, The Historical Association of Annapolis Royal (THAAR). As a special treat, visitors are invited to view the many items THAAR has collected over the decades and donated to Fort Anne’s Officers’ Quarters Museum. Anniversary cake will be served and happy birthday will be sung at 12:30 pm in the parade square.  In recognition of this very special community milestone, Parks Canada is pleased to…

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Massed Band Concert at Fort Anne

July 21, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fort Anne National Historic Site, 323 St. George Street
Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1A0 Canada
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As part of Annapolis Royal’s Band Fest, bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy an afternoon of fine music from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. on the grounds of Fort Anne! Bring the family and a picnic lunch and soak in the ambiance of music playing in this historic place. This is a fair weather event.

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The Argyle Street Kitchen Party

July 23, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - August 25, 2019 @ 9:30 pm
Neptune Theatre

Celebrate a Nova Scotian tradition on Argyle! Back by popular demand, The Argyle Street Kitchen Party offers an authentically Nova Scotian experience. Hosted by a stunning cast of East Coasters: Celia Koughan, Karen Lizotte, Malia Rogers, and award-winning musician Ian Sherwood, featuring special guests from the local music scene, this ceilidh is an all-around good time. Full of singing, dancing, and fun, it’s the perfect opportunity to grab your friends, bring your family, raise a glass and share a laugh or two! Conceived and created by…

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Cinderella

July 24, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - August 18, 2019 @ 9:30 pm
Neptune Theatre

If the shoe fits… Don’t miss the play audiences are calling “Absolutely amazing” and “Pee your pants funny!” Our artistic director Jeremy Webb’s original musical comedy that’s fun for the whole family brought laughter to over 24,000 patrons on the mainstage; wowing theatre-goers with its toe-tapping songs, belly-laughs and audience participation. This show is one that leaves you with a magical feeling of love and joy, and it’s back. Oh, no it isn’t! Oh, yes it is! Featuring Samantha Walkes…

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Thorgy and the Thorchestra: Back and Better Than Ever!

July 24, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
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She’s baaaaack! After last summer’s groundbreaking “Thorgy and the Thorchestra” show – a sold-out smash hit that sparked a social media sensation – the fabulous Thorgy Thor returns to Symphony Nova Scotia! Fresh from encore performances with orchestras across North America, the reigning “Queen of Classical Music” wields her outrageous fashion sense, razor-sharp wit, and virtuoso classical chops to create a thrilling, theatrical, all-new show. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and your heart will throb as Thorgy slays with song, dance,…

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Summer Symphony

July 25, 2019 - July 31, 2019

Experience your Symphony this summer! The festivities will feature Symphony Nova Scotia musicians giving free, live performances for the whole family in public spaces throughout the city in our third annual Summer Symphony. July 25, 2019 at Public Spaces across Halifax July 30, 2019 at Public Spaces across Halifax July 31, 2019 at Public Spaces across Halifax Visit Symphony Nova Scotia's website for concert locations and times

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Traditional Music on Thursdays

July 25, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Port-Royal National Historic Site, 53 Historic Lane
Granville Ferry, Nova Scotia B0S 1K0
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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.

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FIN Outdoor–Bohemian Rhapsody

July 26, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Halifax Public Gardens
Free

Bring snacks and a lawn chair or blanket to the Public Gardens to watch a movie en plein air on an inflatable screen. “The Summer of Sing-Alongs” is this year’s theme: Grease (July 5), Mamma Mia! (July 12), The Rocky Horror Picture Show ( July 19), and Bohemian Rhapsody (July 26).

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Construction Traditions

July 28, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Port-Royal National Historic Site, 53 Historic Lane
Granville Ferry, Nova Scotia B0S 1K0
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Join local craftspeople from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. as they share their skills and knowledge of traditional techniques that were used to reconstruct the Port-Royal Habitation during the 1930’s. Take in demonstrations in hewing timbers, making shingles, turning wood, crafting handles for tools and blacksmithing. You will truly appreciate the architecture of this very unique structure

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A Rendez-vous with Samuel de Champlain

July 31, 2019
Port-Royal National Historic Site, 53 Historic Lane
Granville Ferry, Nova Scotia B0S 1K0
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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.

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Halifax Busker Festival

July 31, 2019 - August 5, 2019
Free

Over six days and 300 shows, fire breathers, acrobatics, comedians, magicians, and contortionists from around the world strut their stuff on the waterfront. This year’s roster includes mime Jenny Jupiter, contortionist Alakazam, and Toronto Raptors’ drummers Rhythm Works. buskers.ca

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August 2019

Encampment Days on Natal Day weekend at Fort Anne

August 2, 2019 - August 4, 2019
Fort Anne National Historic Site, 323 St. George Street
Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1A0 Canada
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Stroll around the encampment of the 84th Regiment of Foot 2nd Battalion (Royal Highland Emigrants) and enjoy the sights, the smells, and the sounds of black-powder musketry, outdoor cooking and life in an 18th century military camp. The 84th Regiment creates a vivid picture of the conditions of centuries-old military life. Saturday afternoon (weather permitting) features a tactical battle features 18th century military techniques.

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Last Night of the Proms!

August 2, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium

For over 100 years, London’s annual summer Proms festival has been a British national triumph – and biggest of all is the boisterous final hurrah, the Last Night of the Proms. Now, here’s your chance to experience our own summer Proms concert right here in Halifax, just in time for Natal Day! Hear Symphony Nova Scotia perform all the glorious traditional Proms staples, like Pomp and Circumstance, Fantasia on British Sea Songs, highlights from Gilbert & Sullivan, and, of course, a rousing,…

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Kejimkujik’s 50th Birthday

August 3, 2019
Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

Join us in Jeremy’s Bay Campground to celebrate this momentous occasion with an array of fun activities including a Bicycle Poker Rally, the Kejimkujik Birthday Noise Parade, complimentary cupcakes and lemonade, a group campfire, star-gazing and more! Campers and day visitors are invited to participate. More details to follow online.

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Traditional Music on Thursdays

August 8, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Port-Royal National Historic Site, 53 Historic Lane
Granville Ferry, Nova Scotia B0S 1K0
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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.

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Millbrook Annual Competition Powwow

August 9, 2019 - August 11, 2019

The 20th annual powwow offers three days of dance and regalia. This is a great opportunity to experience Mi’kmaw culture and tradition. This year’s host drum will be The Boyz–TBZ from St. Paul, Minn.

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Spring Garden Children’s Festival

August 11, 2019
Victoria Park, South Park St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2K8 Canada
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Visit Victoria Park for a day of face-painting, a petting zoo, bouncy castles, live entertainment, and more.

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A Rendez-vous with Samuel de Champlain

August 14, 2019
Port-Royal National Historic Site, 53 Historic Lane
Granville Ferry, Nova Scotia B0S 1K0
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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.

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Dartmouth Comic Arts Festival

August 17, 2019
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.

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