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!

A new month is upon us and the shortest month of the year has 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 endure Maritime snowstorms for the next 6 weeks. We also have lots to celebrate in February including African Heritage Month, Valentine’s Day, and Nova Scotia Heritage 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, or hop on a toboggan and check out the best places to slide the afternoon away!

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!

African Heritage Month Events (February 1-28): The 2022 theme for African Heritage Month is “Through Our Eyes: The Voices of African Nova Scotians”. This theme recognizes the long-standing history of people of African Descent in the development of Canada.

Dine Around Halifax (February 1-28): During the month of February, you and your family can enjoy some of the city’s best culinary creations with meals starting at only $10! Enjoy new restaurants and try new menus curated by local chefs at 60+ restaurants throughout Halifax!

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 the East Coast weather! Tune in to Facebook Live at 8 am sharp for Shubenacadie Sam’s prediction.

Snowshoe Demonstration at Ross Farm (February 5-6): Enjoy some wintery family fun with a Snowshoe Demonstration at Ross Farm, followed by a snowy trek through their fields and pathways!

Winter Bike Week (February 7-13): Whether you are an old pro or new to cycling in the winter, Halifax Bike Week is a week-long event to celebrate winter cycling!

Sackville Snow Days Festival (February 18-21): Celebrate winter by building a snow sculpture, colouring an icy scene, and exploring the business district to complete an outdoor scavenger hunt! Grab a bite from a participating restaurant for your chance to win dinner, courtesy of the Sackville Business Association.

Nova Scotia Heritage Day Family Events (February 21): Check back for events going on around HRM in celebration of Nova Scotia Heritage Day!

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!