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

Patio Lanterns
Patio Lanterns Festival

Summer fun returns! Head downtown with your family and friends to enjoy FREE live music, dance, and art in and around the Grand Parade at the Patio Lanterns Festival. There will be patio furniture and picnic tables for you to use or feel free to bring your own chairs and
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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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Evergreen Festival
Evergreen Festival in Downtown Halifax

Bundle up and get ready to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with Halifax’s newest holiday experience – the Evergreen Festival! Enjoy 4 weeks of outdoor family-friendly festive fun. Check out the holiday lights and virtual market, as well as concerts and shows. Follow their Facebook page for
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Fire and Water Festival
Alderney Landing Fire and Water Festival

The 4th 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. Please note, due to crowd
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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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Christmas Glow Halifax
Glow Halifax Winter Festival of Lights

Celebrate the magic of winter with Glow Halifax – Winter Festival of Lights! Laugh, stroll, and play under the twinkle of a million lights as you explore the light gardens and illuminated structures. Let their playgrounds entertain the kids while you kick back at the licensed bar and enjoy beverages,
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Lebanese Festival
Celebrate Lebanese Music, Culture and Food at the Halifax Lebanese Festival

Since 2001, the annual Halifax Lebanese Festival has been rated as one of the most successful and vibrant summer events in the city of Halifax. Held at the Olympic Community Center on Hunter Street, it’s one of two Halifax festivals that celebrate Lebanon. The other, The Cedar Festival, happens earlier
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Nova Scotia Forest Festival at Memory Lane Heritage Village

Grab your plaid and head for the woods! The Nova Scotia Forest Festival is a showcase of the many ways Nova Scotians connect to the Province’s forests for their livelihood, housing, recreation, food, and heritage. Come and enjoy an array of activities in the fresh fall air, including toasting marshmallows
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