Festivals

The Halifax festival season runs from May until October each year with many Festivals celebrating everything art, culture, music, friends, family and food!

Diwali
Halifax Diwali Party – Festival of Lights

All are invited to the annual Diwali Party, a ‘Festival of Lights. Diwali is a major Hindu festival in South East Asia and also a new year for Hinduism. It is celebrated by millions in and around Asian countries and is India’s most awaited festival. Join in Halifax’s celebration with
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Blunenose Ghosts
Frightening Fun for all Ages at the Bluenose Ghosts Festival

The Bluenose Ghosts Festival at Alderney Landing has something for everyone, including a Haunted House, an Escape Room, and a Crypt Ride! Click here for a list of all the events. The Bluenose Ghosts Festival is an ongoing initiative by Alderney Landing to preserve the cultural heritage and integrity of
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Kentville Pumpkin People
Kentville Pumpkin People Festival

It’s October… and that means lots of fall visitors have popped up in the town of Kentville! Join in the Fall festivities at the famous ‘Kentville Pumpkin People Festival’. You will find more than 300 quirky pumpkin heads around town awaiting your arrival. Check out their website for their pumpkin
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Nocturne Halifax: Art at Night

Nocturne Halifax: Art at Night consists of a variety of exhibitions and performances, staged across the galleries and public spaces of downtown Halifax and Dartmouth. Nocturne is totally FREE, designed and planned by faithful volunteers. Many exhibits are family-friendly. The interactive Nocturne Halifax Program Guide provides more details about individual
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Fire and Water Festival
Alderney Landing Fire and Water Festival

The 5th annual Alderney Landing Fire and Water Festival promises to be a hot ticket with lots of cool activities! This FREE festival celebrates our unique cultures through music, art, and special performances. There will be musical performances, dance, storytelling, art activities, and fire performances. Alderney Landing Fire and Water
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cedar festival
Halifax Lebanese Cedar Festival

It’s the 14th Annual Lebanese Cedar Festival, offering Lebanese Culture with a Canadian Twist! At the 2021 Cedar Festival, you can savour the sights, sounds, and tastes of everything Lebanese. This popular festival includes authentic Lebanese cuisine, Lebanese musical and cultural shows, mouth watering pastries, and much, much more! Halifax
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Hants Exhibition
Hants County Exhibition

The Hants Count Exhibition is back! Join them for two full weekends of fun at their 256th annual Exhibition! There will be lots for the whole family to enjoy including rodeo shows, a bounce kingdom, animals, music, performances, and new for 2021 – the Farmer’s Market! Hants County Exhibition When:
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Kite Festival
East Coast Kite Festival

“Fly as high as you can” at the 5th Annual East Coast Kite Festival at Citadel Hill! All are welcome to this FREE, non-alcoholic, family-friendly event. There will be food vendors, local artists, and lots of cool and crazy kites! A great family day on the Hill! East Coast Kite
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Dine Around with kids in Halifax
Does Your Family Need a Mini Vacation? Discover Dine Around with Kids!

Discover Dine around with kids! Dine Around is a month-long foodie event celebrating Nova Scotia’s innovative culinary scene with specially-curated lunch and dinner menus at fixed prices. The event runs from February 1st-28th featuring special deals at restaurants and hotels in the Halifax region – and beyond. Organized by Discover Halifax in partnership with The Restaurant Association
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New Ross Christmas Festival
New Ross Christmas Festival

The New Ross Christmas Festival is a  family-friendly weekend-long event just one hour from Halifax. This family-friendly festival includes the tree lighting ceremony, Christmas Tree U-picks, Ross Farm Museum’s ‘Christmas in the Country’, local entertainment and much more. Most sites at the Festival have free admission, meal cost are in brochure, and
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