Family Fun At the 2017 Tall Ships Regatta, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Parade of Sail/Photo: Wally Lamb/Nova Scotia Tourism

Parade of Sail, Halifax at the Nova Scotia Tall Ships 2009 Festival/Photo: Wally Lamb, Nova Scotia Tourism

The Tall Ships Regatta is a transatlantic race of 7,000 nautical miles which takes place over the course of five months in six countries.  The Tall Ships will be in Halifax from July 29th – August 1st, 2017.

There is so much going on in Halifax and Dartmouth to celebrate this historic event. Explore George’s Island, have a picnic on McNab’s – or just have a fun time bouncing with Pirates at Alderney Landing! Plus, there are fireworks on all three nights: Saturday, Sunday and Monday! The festival ends with the spectacular Parade of Sail on Tuesday, August 1st at noon.

Here’s a list of our top picks for families during the Tall Ships. For updates, please check the Tall Ships Events Schedule:

Saturday, 29th July 2017

McNab’s Island Picnic
11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Halifax: Theodore Rides to Dartmouth
$2 per person per ride,
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Children Learn to Cook, Alderney Landing
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Children learn to cook. Free event.

CBC Kids
Dartmouth: Alderney Landing
02:00 pm –04:00 pm

The Halifax Mermaids, Alderney Landing
02:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Fireworks, Waterfront
10:00 pm

Sunday, 30th July, 2017

CBC Kids
10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Salter Lot Halifax Waterfront
Free Event. Shows starting at 10:00 am  and 3:00 pm

Family Fun Activities on the Halifax Waterfront
Theodore Tugboat, pirates, buskers, fireworks, cannons and more.

Pirates Landing at Alderney Landing
9:00 am – 9:00 pm, Alderney Landing
Details: Pirates, Bouncy Castles, Face Painting and more!

The Maritime Marionettes present Molly and the Oak Island Treasure
10:00 am and 11:30 am
Alderney Landing

Fireworks, Waterfront
10:00 pm

Monday, 31 July 2017

Downtown Halifax Breakfast
8:00 am – 10:00 am
Grand Parade, Downtown Halifax

Pirates Landing at Alderney Landing
9:00 am – 9:00 pm, Alderney Landing
Details: Pirates, Bouncy Castles, Face Painting and more!

Explore Georges Island with Parks Canada
10:00 am –4:00 pm
Georges Island

Glow Parties Stuff, Halifax, Cunard Lot
10:00 am –10:00 pm
Buy tickets for rides on site.

Dartmouth: Theodore Rides to Halifax
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
$2 per person per ride.

The Maritime Marionettes present Molly and the Oak Island Treasure
10:00 am and 11:30 am
Alderney Landing

Dartmouth: The Halifax Mermaids
10:00 am –12:00 pm
Where: Alderney Landing

Fireworks
10:00 pm
Watch fireworks over the waterfront.

2017 Tall Ships Regatta Details

When: Saturday, July 29th – Tuesday, August 1st
Where: Halifax Harbour
Website: Tall Ships Events Schedule

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