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

Family Friendly Events in Halifax – July

July is here! Let the summer begin! July is packed full of exciting events and festivals in HRM. We start the month off with a bang celebrating Canada’s Birthday on July 1st and then the Summer Festivals come alive. We have the Maritime Fiddle Festival, Halifax Jazz Festival, Halifax Pride Festival and the Afrifest
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Halifax Pride for Kids!

The Annual Halifax Pride Festival boasts some of the best events in the city with TONS of events for kids and families. This 10-day long festival hosts well over 100 events for all ages, including lots of FREE events! Here are some of our favourite kids/youth events. For a complete
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Bedford Days
Bedford Days Celebration

Bedford Days is a 10 day long festival that delivers family friendly activities and events that celebrate cultural diversity and good old fashioned fun! These events kick off on June 21st, National Indigenous Peoples Day, with a free event in Dewolfe park including indigenous music, Lusknikn – Mi’kmaw bread &
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Teen Thriller #IAMTHECHEESE @ EFT’s STAGES Theatre Festival

What teen doesn’t love a good thriller? Halifax Theatre For Young People and Eastern Front Theatre present #IAmTheCheese, a suspenseful play created for all audiences 12+.  With many unexpected turns this performance will have you guessing “Is anything real?”. Set in the present day, this narrative follows a teenager named
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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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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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