Family Friendly Events in Halifax – February

What’s happening around our beautiful city? Enjoy this month-at-a-glance listing of ongoing events in February, happening in Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford, Sackville and beyond!

February Events

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A new month is upon us and the shortest month of the year is jam-packed with fun events for the whole family. February kicks off with Groundhog Day and Shubie Sam making his prediction of whether or not we will need to painfully keep dressing the kids in snow pants for the next 6 weeks. We also have lots to celebrate in February including: Lunar New Year, African Heritage Month, Valentine’s Day and Family Day. With the days getting longer and winter in full swing, February is the best month to get out there and enjoy the wintery outdoors. Grab your skates and head to the Oval, try some FREE Snowshoeing at Shubenacadie Wildlife Park or hop on a toboggan and check out the best places to slide the afternoon away. Also, don’t forget about the Sackville Snow Days Festival where you and your family can celebrate the best that winter has to offer. Happy trails!

Here is our month-at-a-glance which highlights some of the family friendly events in February and if you are looking for upcoming events, the Family Fun Halifax calendar is continually being updated with the latest news. Also, each Wednesday, we publish our ‘Weekend Roundup’ – family friendly Halifax events for the upcoming weekend. Happy February, everyone!

Seussical the Musical (January 31-February 2): Halifax Grammar School proudly presents three performances of Seussical the Musical. The young cast members and orchestra are students from Grade 5 through Grade 12. Seussical is a fun-filled and spirited work based on the writings of Dr. Seuss and is a show for all ages!

Halifax Celtic Festival (February 1-3): Celebrate our Celtic Roots with music, dance, food and cultural events all weekend long at the Halifax Celtic Festival going on at the Halifax Forum! Best part? Events are FREE!

Lunar New Year at Pier 21 (February 2): Celebrate the Lunar New Year at Pier 21! Learn about traditions and Lunar New Year practices from various Asian cultures with a fun-filled day of workshops, performances, and ongoing activities.

Groundhog Day with Shubenacadie Sam (February 2): It seems like we may need a small miracle for Shubie Sam to predict an early spring but crazier things have happened when it comes to East Coast weather! Head to the Shubenacadie Wildlife Park for their groundhog day events, kicking off with Shubenacadie Sam making his appearance and prediction at 8:00 am.

African Heritage Month Jazz Lab (February 2): The Halifax Jazz Festival celebrates African Heritage Month by presenting a FREE Jazz Lab with Dr. Henry Bishop “African Drumming” at the Alderney Gate Public Library.

Winterful Waterfront Weekend (February 2-3): Grab your warmest mittens and hat and head to the Halifax Waterfront for their Winterful Waterfront Weekend! All events are happening at the end of Salter Street and at the boardwalk area behind the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.

Downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival (February 9): Dartmouth is celebrating their 1st Annual Downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival!  This all-ages fun evening will have FREE activities and special offers in support of United Way. Bundle up and head to the Dartmouth Waterfront for an evening of wintery family fun!

Sackville Snow Days Festival (February 15-18): There are so many fun family events planned for this year’s Sackville Snow Days Festival including snowshoeing, a winter wonderland skate, a snowman contest, scavenger hunt, superhero party, and of course, the big parade! Join them all weekend long in celebration of winter and family.

Stadacona Brass Ensemble (February 16): The Stadacona Band of the Royal Canadian Navy’s Brass Ensemble proudly presents their concert at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts. The concert will be full of favourites from the brass repertoire. This concert is in support of the Conservatory scholarship fund and is great for music lovers of all ages!

Alice the Ballet (February 17):The Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts, School of Dance proudly presents Alice the Ballet. Alice the Ballet combines elements of Lewis Carroll’s beloved Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. In this adaptation filled with elaborate costumes, outlandish characters and vivid sets, is a coming of age story, exploring the wondrous space between childhood and the adult world.

Don’t forget, in addition to the events above, there are lots of ongoing activities at these great Halifax attractions:
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, Discovery Centre, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Museum of Natural HistoryAfricville Museum, Halifax LibrariesArt Gallery of Nova ScotiaShearwater Aviation Museum, Ross Farm Museum and Shubenacadie Wildlife Park.

Be sure to visit our calendar for current events happening in your community. Have a fantastic February everyone!

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