Found 28 blog entries tagged as Things to do.

Even though the holidays have come to an end , there's still lots of exciting festivals and events happening in and around Halifax. From live music to delicious local eats to intricate ice sculptures, there's always something fun to do this season! Keep reading for the top events happening in Halifax Regional Municipality this in winter.

Downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival

Open Waters Festival

January 8-14, 2024 | Multiple Venues in Halifax

Open Waters Festival is a celebration of new music here in Halifax. The festival is comprised of 21 events showcasing music from Symphony Nova Scotia, Orbit Duo, Dr. Jordan Institute, the Halifax Regional Arts Orchestra and more! View the festival schedule here.

Downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival

January 26-28, 2024 | Downtown…

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It's the most wonderful time of the year! From Christmas parades to charming markets to stunning holiday light displays, there's tons of festive fun to be had all over Halifax Regional Municipality. We've rounded up Halifax's most exciting holiday events so you don't miss a second of seasonal cheer!

Use the following links to skip to the holiday activity you're looking for:

  • Christmas Tree Lightings
  • Holiday Parades
  • Holiday Light Displays
  • Festive Events
  • Holiday Markets
  • Santa Visits

Christmas Tree Lightings

Gathering around your community's Christmas tree for its first lighting of the season makes such a magical night. There's often cheerful music, warm hot chocolate and maybe even a visit from Santa himself. It's a a…

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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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Cherry blossom season in Halifax is mid to late May, and I personally cannot be more excited! The pink blooms are absolutely gorgeous, and serve as a welcome reminder that warmer, sunnier days are ahead. Keep reading to find the best places in HRM to take in the beauty of the cherry trees for yourself!

Cherry Blossoms in Halifax Public Gardens

 

Park Avenue, Downtown Dartmouth

Park Avenue by the Dartmouth Commons is arguably the best place to see cherry blossoms. Over 30 cherry trees line the street, making it an absolutely magical place to visit during peak blooming season.

Dartmouth Commons Skatepark

Find more gorgeous trees blooming at the Dartmouth Commons Skatepark on Windmill Road. The contrast between the spring blooms and the skatepark make it quite a stunning…

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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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