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Festivals

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

Family Fun
Halifax Black Film Festival

The 7th Halifax Black Film Festival will be held in-person from February 24-26, and online until the 28th. Various locations throughout the city will be hosting screenings, see a full film and location schedule online. Halifax Black Film Festival Date: February 24-28, 2023 Location: Online and in-person at Cineplex Park
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Family Fun
Sackville Snow Days Festival

Enjoy some winter fun at The Sackville Snow Days Festival, an annual winter event that runs during the February long weekend in Sackville. Check out the Snow days website for a full list of events happening around town. Sackville Snow Days When: February 17th – 20th, 2023 Where: Lower Sackville
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Family Fun
Broaden Your Musical Horizons at Open Waters Music Festival

Open Waters is a music festival that hosts improvisational live musical performances throughout the city. Learn more about scheduling and ticket prices here. Open Waters Music Festival When: January 6th-12th, 2023 Where: Various venues Website: www.upstreammusic.org/post/open-waters-festival-2023

Family Fun
Snow Folk Street Art Festival on Quinpool

Stroll Quinpool Road to see plain white “Snow Folks” transformed into colourfully decorated winter street art pieces displayed in the windows of several businesses along Quinpool Road. There will be a contest at the end where you can vote for your favourite! Snow Folk Street Art Festival When: November –
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FIN Atlantic International Film Festival

FIN is back! FIN Atlantic International Film Festival is an eight-day celebration of film and media from around the world. It’s a festival that turns Halifax into an international mecca for the arts, abuzz with film lovers and filmmakers alike. Your creative film-loving teen will love this, just be sure
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Alderney Landing Fire and Water Cultural Festival

The annual Alderney Landing Fire and Water Cultural 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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Halifax Mosaic Festival

Celebrate culture and diversity in Halifax at the 2022 Halifax Mosaic Festival. Join in for a day of family fun, including a vibrant parade of music, dance, art, film, and a waterfront party of concerts and vendors. Check out the performance schedule here. Halifax Mosaic Festival When: September 3rd, 2022
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The Gottingen Uptown Festival

Get ready to party! The annual Gottingen Uptown Festival brings together communities through the cultural exchange of live music, dance and food. This event builds on the celebration of Gottingen Street, which is celebrating its 250th Anniversary this year. With multiple sites animated with music, vendors, food trucks, and activities,
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8th Annual Children’s Festival

Join The Spring Garden Area Business Association in Victoria Park for a day full of fun for your kids. The 8th Annual Children’s Festival will have plenty of activities including face-painting, a petting zoo, bouncy castles, arts and crafts, live entertainment, treats and more. 8th Annual Children’s Festival Date: Saturday,
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Food Truck Festival

Life Branch Church’s summer team will be hosting a Food Truck Festival on Thursday, August 25th. Join them for a day filled with delicious food, bouncy castles, and lots of fun. Entrance to the event is free and all are welcome. YUM! Food Trucks: Abhi’s Curry N More George’s Lunch
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