5 Awesome Family-Friendly Events in Halifax this Weekend (July 20-21)

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Weekend Roundup

It’s a great weekend of culture and fun in the city as we celebrate our friends, our neighbours and ourselves! The Pride Festival kicks off on Thursday with tons of great events scheduled, including the annual Parade. But that’s not all… head down to the waterfront for the annual AFRIFEST and hop across the Harbour to check out the annual Nova Multifest. Enjoy all the weekend has to offer!

Show your pride,

Don’t forget, if you are looking for ideas on how to keep the kids busy this summer, check out 100 Things to Do With Your Family in Halifax and FREE Activities for Families this Summer in Halifax.

Here are 5 Family Friendly Events in Halifax and beyond to check out this weekend:

1. Halifax Pride Parade

It goes without saying that the Halifax Pride Parade is one of the city’s best events of the year! Not only does the Parade celebrate a remarkable display of community strength, vibrancy, activism, and beauty – but it does so with music, dancing and community spirit – which makes this event an incredibly fun afternoon! Check out Saturday’s Parade Route!


The African Festival of Arts and Culture showcases the unique cultural heritage and artistic works of people of African descent living in Nova Scotia. Follow the drum beat down to the Halifax waterfront to join in the fun all weekend long.

3. Nova Multifest

Celebrate Nova Scotia at the Annual Multifest all weekend at the Alderney Landing! Nova Multifest is bigger and better this year and will showcase music, art, displays and lots of delicacies from many cultures.

4. Shubenacadie Canal Marine Railway Tours and Music

The historic Shubenacadie Canal Marine Railway is offering FREE guided tours every Saturday throughout July. This weekend’s tour and tunes will feature Brian Hiltz playing the hits, from 50’s covers to modern-day!

5. Sea Beyond Binary Celebration

Celebrate ‘Pride ‘ at Pier 21 on Sunday at their kids and teens costume show and celebration. Reserve your seat to confirm your attendance.

But wait… there’s more!

Curious about other events happening throughout the month of July? Take a look at our What’s Happening in July’ Event Guide.

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