Festivals

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

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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Cold Waters Seafood Festival
Have Fun, and Feast on Delicious Seafood at the Cold Waters Seafood Festival

The cold clear waters of the Eastern Shore yield some of the best seafood in the province. Here’s a chance to sample it at its freshest –Lobsters, Mussels, Clams, and Haddock served a variety of ways, along with traditional heritage foods such as chowder, fishcakes and beans, and smoked fish.
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Le Bonhomme at Quebec Winter Carnaval
Get The Scoop on Québec’s Cool Winter Carnival: February 7th – 16th, 2020

Are you planning a family adventure to Québec’s Winter Carnival? Here are a few tips to help you enjoy the world’s largest and most famous winter festival: Le Carnaval D’hiver de Quebec! First, Some History: Keeping warm and happy in the winter months was vital in the icy-cold colonies of New
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