After a couple year's hiatus it's finally time to properly celebrate the birth of the Halifax-Dartmouth area. August 1st is also the second year the Province of Nova Scotia officially recognizes Emancipation Day, where we celebrate the anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the British Empire. There's plenty of things to do, see and listen to in Halifax and Dartmouth in celebration of both Natal Day and Emancipation Day over the long weekend, keep reading so you don't miss a thing!

Halifax Harbour fireworks

Grand Oasis

A host of fantastic performers will take the Grand Oasis Stage over the long Weekend.

First up is Ria Mae, who has represented Atlantic Canada across the globe. This year Ria will return home for a Natal Day performance on Friday, July 29th from 7pm…

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Whether it's the eclectic and celebrated chefs, intricate art installations, or people who "obviously aren't from here" taking a dip in the Halifax Harbour, the Queen's Marque has been the talk of town ever since it first opened in Downtown Halifax last November.

Queen's Marque

If you haven't heard it yet, the Queen’s Marque is Halifax’s newest and chicest district. Beautifully designed, grand, and a touching ode to what makes Halifax such a special, unique place. Home to trendy new restaurants and retail spaces, Atlantic Canada's first "ultra-luxury" boutique hotel, office and residential space, and lots of parking, what's most appealing about the Queen's Marque though, is the almost 100,000 square feet of thoughtfully designed public space - double the amount…

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