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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!

Tattoo
Family Fun at the Greatest Indoor Show on Earth: the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo

Not only is it the family show of the summer, but the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo has been going strong for over 40 years!  The Tattoo is an annual week-long event held in Halifax, with performers from all over the world. This family show lasts 2.5 hours, with so
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Halifax Greek Fest

For more than 3 decades, the Halifax Greek Fest has been one of the best summer festivals in the city! While the Festival may be best known for its food, they also offer an array of activities and events for guests to take part in. The festival not only showcases
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cedar festival
Halifax Lebanese Cedar Festival

It’s the 15th Annual Lebanese Cedar Festival, offering Lebanese Culture with a Canadian Twist! At the 2022 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 Lebanese
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Fiddle Festival
Maritime Fiddle Festival

Get ready for some toe-tappin’ fun at the 71st Annual Maritime Fiddle Festival – Canada’s longest-running old-time fiddle festival and competition. Since 1950, the Festival has been known for its lively entertainment, spirited and fun competition, and traditional Nova Scotian hospitality. Every year the festival welcomes participants and audiences from
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Kite Festival
East Coast Kite Festival

“Fly as high as you can” at the 6th 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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Summer Festivals
Amazing Halifax Summer Festivals You Won’t Want to Miss

Halifax comes alive again this summer with tons of exciting festivals for everyone. Whether you enjoy jazz or jugglers, parades or performers, here are our top picks for Family-Friendly Halifax Summer Festivals you won’t want to miss! JUNE Lebanese Cedar Festival When: June 2nd – 5th, 2022 Where: 111 Clayton
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Multifest
Nova Multifest

Come celebrate Nova Scotia at the Annual Multifest at the Alderney Landing! Multifest is a celebration of culture and diversity and will showcase music, art, displays, and lots of delicacies from many cultures. Experience performances, demonstrations, and exhibits from the multicultural fabric that makes Nova Scotia unique. Taste international culinary
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Bedford Days
Bedford Days Celebration

Celebrate Canada Day at the Bedford Days Celebration! Over the Canada Day weekend, the community of Bedford will provide a variety of amazing events for your family’s entertainment. Most of the kid’s events are FREE! Highlights include: TD Kids Extravaganza at De Wolfe Park Pancake Breakfast All-day party at DeWolfe
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Cold Waters Seafood Festival
Have Fun, and Feast on Delicious Seafood at the Cold Waters Seafood Festival

Ahoy! Are you ready to dive in and “fill yer boots?” The Eastern Shore Cold Waters Seafood Festival is back for 2022! Located on the grounds of Memory Lane Heritage Village in Lake Charlotte, 45 minutes outside Halifax along Nova Scotia’s beautiful Eastern Shore. Our Eastern Shore culture is anchored
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Halifax Jazz Festival Kids
Halifax Jazz Festival with Kids

Did you think The Halifax Jazz Festival was just for grown-ups? Think again! Come down to the waterfront and chill out at one of the best Summer Festivals Halifax has to offer, with tons of FREE programs for kids. Now, that’s something to sing about! Here’s how to get the best out
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