Found 26 blog entries tagged as Family Fun.

The spookiest night of the year is fast approaching but there's still plenty of time for thrills and chills. From haunted houses to ghost encounters to scary movie screenings, there's tons of spine-tingling events happening in and around Halifax Regional Municipality this October.

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Bluenose Ghosts Festival

october 11th-15th & 18th-31st | Alderney landing

Alderney Landing's Bluenose Ghosts Festival is famously home to the scariest haunted house in Halifax Regional Municipality, and this year, it's gotten even scarier! Parental discretion is advised.  The festival has plenty more scares in store, including a family-friendly escape room, a simulated casket ride and more! Tickets can be purchased on site from October 11th-15th & 18th-31st,…

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There's so many fun things to do this September in Halifax! From exciting new events like Halifax's first International Fleet Week to long awaited traditions like the Halifax Urban Folk Festival, there's tons of events happening this month that you won't want to miss.

Halifax International Fleet Week

International Halifax Fleet Week

September 7th-10th | Halifax

Ready Aye Ready, Halifax is hosting its first International Fleet Week this month! Join the Royal Canadian Navy and more than 1,200 sailors from the U.S, U.K., France and Germany in this exciting celebration of service at sea. There’s lots of exciting events happening, including public ship tours, live musical performances from the Stadacona Band, CAF booths, a rugby match and a Fleet Week Ceilidh. Topping it all…

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Natal Day weekend is almost here which means it's just about time for a long weekend of relaxing in the sun, enjoying live music, going to the parade, and of course, fireworks! There tons of events happening in Halifax and Dartmouth this Natal Day weekend. Some are time-honoured traditions, like BuskerFest and the Bridgewalk, and other are brand new, like Crescendo Fest, Halifax's first music festival featuring all Black musicians! Keep reading for what to do and where to go to celebrate the birth of Halifax-Dartmouth.

Halifax Dartmouth Natal Day Fireworks

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On July 6, 2023 the Halifax Commons Pool finally opened and it’s been packed with swimmers ever since! The pool is open every day with specific swim times for lane swimming and open swims, completely free of charge.

Halifax Commons Pool

Before heading to the pool, you'll need to check the swim times online. There are multiple Open Swim/Lane swimming times throughout each day. At the end of each swim time, swimmers are asked to exit the pool so that the next lineup of swimmers can enter. I think this is a great system to allow for everyone to get a turn in the pool!

Plan to arrive 15-25 minutes before the swim begins to secure a spot in line. There were two times that I’d arrived too late (5 minutes until the swim time) and they'd already reached max capacity, so I…

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Summer is finally here and Halifax knows how to do it right. Lots of exciting festivals and events that can be enjoyed by all ages are happening this month. Take in some tunes at the Halifax Jazz Festival, celebrate the 2SLGBTQ+ Community at Halifax Pride and connect with the diverse cultures of Nova Scotia at Nova Multifest; there's something for everyone! Keep reading so you don't miss a thing.

Halifax Mural Festival

July 3rd-9th, 2023 | halifax

Last summer, the first ever Halifax Mural Festival brought 22 artists from across the country to Halifax to beautify our city. Tons of unique new murals were painted along Quinpool Road and on the Halifax Waterfront and are now enjoyed by passerby all year long. It's all happening again this year…

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April Showers are (hopefully) gone and it's finally time for May flowers! May in Halifax is marked by blooming cherry trees, restaurants opening their patios and the excitement of summer being right around the corner! There's lots of fun things to do and exciting events coming up this month all over Halifax Regional Municipality, so keep reading so you don't miss a thing!

Halifax Commons Spring Flowers


East Coast Music Awards

may 3rd-7th | halifax

The East Coast Music Awards are coming back to Halifax during the first week of May. This year marks the 35th anniversary of this exciting festival showcasing East Coast artists in both FREE and ticketed shows all around Halifax. There'll also be tons of free, family friendly activities going on throughout the week to…

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Easter's right around the corner and the Bunny will be hopping into Halifax in no time! There's plenty of fun activities for the whole family happening all over Halifax Regional Municipality this year, so keep reading to find out where to hunt for eggs, where get a photo with the bunny and where to find the sweetest Easter treats!

Children decorating easter eggs

Photos with the Bunny at Mic Mac Mall

Until April 8 | mic Mac mall

Capture Easter memories with a photo with the Bunny at Bunnyland in Mic Mac Mall! All proceeds will support Easter Seals Nova Scotia's programming for Nova Scotians living with disabilities. Printed photos are $7 for 1 copy, $20 for 3, and $30 for 5 copies. Debit, Credit and cash payments will be accepted. Find Bunnyland on Level 1 next to the…

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March Break is almost here in Halifax! It's one of the best times of the school year for kids, and one of the most stressful for parents! A week is a long time to keep the kids occupied, but luckily there's lots of great options (that won't break the bank!) all around Halifax Regional Municipality! Keep reading for fun activities and things to do in HRM that'll keep the kids entertained all week long!

Halifax Central Library

Free Halifax-Alderney Ferry Service

Explore both Downtown Halifax and Downtown Dartmouth this March Break! From March 13th to 18th, the Alderney-Halifax ferry will be free between 11am and 2pm.

Craft at the Lou Duggan Creative Studio

Spend an afternoon crafting with free state-of-the art equipment at Halifax Central Library's Lou Duggan…

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To most kids growing up during Halifax’s snowy winters, absolutely nothing's better than speeding down a slippery hill for hours on their favourite toboggan, sledding tube or crazy carpet. Even if you've outgrown your old pair of snow boots and ski pants, you're never too old to to get out and enjoy a snowy day!

Whether you're looking for a nostalgic day out in the snow or looking for a new hill to take the kids, keep reading for our top picks of sledding hills in HRM.

Family sledding

Citadel Hill

5425 Sackville Street, downtown halifax

Citadel Hill is a must-visit for any avid sledder! The massive hill overlooking Downtown offers tons of space and many different inclines to choose from. The view of Halifax from the top of the hill is an added bonus!

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Looking for some fun things to do this winter in the Halifax area? There's lots of exciting festivals and events happening all over Halifax Regional Municipality in the coming few weeks, so bundle up and get out there to make some winter memories!

Family outside enjoying Winter

1. Downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival

January 27th-29th | Downtown dartmouth

The 2023 Downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival is back again this year for another exciting three days of ice sculptures, live music and Winter fun!

It all starts on Friday, January 27th with an Ice Carving Workshop at 9am. Celebrated ice carver Richard Chaisson will be holding the workshop right outside of Alderney Landing. If you're interested in attending the workshop, the festival asks that you let them know through this…

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