5 Awesome Family-Friendly Events in Halifax this Weekend (Aug 19 & 20)

Family Events in Halifax this Weekend from Family Fun Halifax

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Summer’s not over yet! Here are this weekend’s top family events in Halifax for August 19th – 20th:

1. Northern Lights Lantern Festival

Head to the North End this weekend for a great neighbourhood festival ,which due to rain has been postponed. It’s now happening this Thursday Read our blog about last year’s event!

2. Freedom of the City Parade 

On Friday at 11:00 am, treat the family to an incredible spectacle of military tradition at the Freedom of the City Parade, whig begins at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site.

3. Clam Harbour Sand Castle Competition

This Sunday, it’s the annual Clam Harbour sand castle competition, rain or shine!

4. Peter Pan

There’s still time to see some excellent live theatre from the talented thespians at Shakespeare by the Sea. This summer, your kids will love the outdoor performance of Peter Pan. Check our listing for more details.

5. Kiddies Night at Scotia Speedworld

Looking ahead: Start the school year off with a bang… or a VROOM! On September 1st, kids can drive their own race car at Scotia Speedworld!

But wait…There’s more!

Beat the summer heat any day of the week with our mega-list of 100 Things to Do This Summer in Halifax. If you’re planning a birthday party, check our A-Z Guide to the Best birthday parties in Halifax.

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Family Events in Halifax

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