Looking for something to do this rainy weekend? Host an evening of music celebration with Halifax Jazz Fest!

Halifax’s 35th Annual Jazz Festival began July 15th and continues all the way to August 15th this year! Turn the festival’s line up of free and ticketed shows into your own at-home red carpet event with the following tips!


Gather your friends or family for a fun night of Jazz music appreciation. Many performances can be streamed for free on YouTube! Group tickets for ticketed performances can be purchased through Halifax Jazz Festival's website.

Photo Booth

A staple feature of music festivals is dressing up with your friends and capturing memories throughout the event. Create the same feel by hanging a white sheet, setting up a tripod, and setting out music-themed props! Your guests will love the opportunity to snap a picture to memorialize the night.


It seems like every gathering features a charcuterie board lately - and for good reason! Charcuterie boards feature meats, crackers, fruits and chocolates that everyone can nibble on throughout the night. Make your night special by treating your guests to a delicious spread that everyone can enjoy! 

Sound & Lighting

Unsurprisingly, sound is a critical aspect of a music festival. Get the most out of the virtual performances by making a plan of how to achieve an optimal listening experience at your home. Which speaker would allow the music to follow guests throughout your area? Can you use multiple speakers for a surround sound effect? Set up and test whichever speakers you plan to use before your guests arrive. 

Lighting is everything. The ambiance you set up sets the tone for the gathering. Turn off big bright lights and opt for hanging string lights around your viewing area to create a festival vibe!

 We hope that with these tips you can take your casual viewing party to a festival-worthy event. Whether you choose to enjoy this years’ performances by yourself or with others, we hope that you get the chance to take in at least one of the many exciting performances Halifax Jazz Festival presents this summer.

Note: Please abide by current gathering limits. Nova Scotia’s Covid-19 restrictions may be found here.

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