Summer in the City… er, the HRM

Here are some of my favourite reasons to spend the summer in Halifax…

Canada Day

Our big beautiful country is turning 145 this weekend! What better way to kick off the celebrations than with fireworks? Dartmouth Crossing is starting off the weekend right, with June 29th fireworks, free cake and entertainment.

Keep the party going with a pancake breakfast at Grand Parade on the morning of Canada Day. Show up early – first come, first serve, until the free pancakes run out – 8-9am. While you’re there, check out the official flag raising and singing of our national anthem.

Don’t miss the rocking concert (as usual) at Alderney Landing in Dartmouth. It couldn’t be any easier to get there: hop on the ferry from the Halifax waterfront, and just follow the crowd. You won’t want to miss this year’s headliner, Juno-nominated Mother Mother. It’s only a $4 cover charge to enter the beer garden.

End your weekend by watching fireworks on the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market roof – possibly the best view in town!

Photo source: My Waterfront Development Corp.

Tall Ships

One of the busiest, coolest and most successful events to happen to Nova Scotia is back again this summer. Tall Ships will be in ports around the province from July 19-29, and the Halifax waterfront will be action packed with the Taste of Nova Scotia food pavilion, beer and wine tent, beautiful tall ships (of course) and many other activities.

Natal Day

Halifax is known for hosting a rocking Natal Day weekend every year. This year will be no exception. Alexander Keith’s Natal Day Festival runs from August 2-6th, and features activities for the whole family (like an appearance by Sponge Bob), a huge parade, great concerts and impressive fireworks launched from the MacDonald Bridge.

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Halifax International Busker Festival

The 26th annual busker festival is happening on Halifax’s waterfront from August 2nd to 12th! As usual, this free-to-attend event offers something for people of all ages.

Enjoy strolling along the harbour, eating street food, and watching shows that range from magicians to fire-eaters.

Performers work on tips and donations from audience members and provide world-class entertainment for ten action-packed days.

We hope to see you in Halifax this summer!

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