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

Photo: JS Dinham

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 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, try some FREE snowshoeing at the Halifax Common 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!

African Heritage Month Events (February 1-29): The 2020 theme for African Heritage Month is “The Ties That Bind – Faith, Family, Community”. This theme recognizes the essential traits that sustain the strength, resiliency, and togetherness of the African Nova Scotian community. Celebrate African Heritage Month with your family with concerts, performances, storytime, crafts and much more!

Dine Around Halifax 2020 (February 1-29): 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!

Ross Farm Winter Frolic (February 1-2): Winter Frolic at Ross Farm Museum – what a beautiful way to spend a family day in February! Enjoy their winter wonderland with a sleigh ride, a delicious cup of hot chocolate, a toboggan ride and snowshoeing.

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.

Downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival (February 7-9): Dartmouth is celebrating its 2nd Annual Downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival and this year it’s a full weekend affair!  This all-ages fun event will have FREE activities and special offers. Bundle up and head to the Dartmouth Waterfront for some wintery family fun!

Sackville Snow Days Festival (February 14-17): There are so many fun family events planned for this year’s Sackville Snow Days Festival including snowshoeing, a winter play day, concerts, a sledding party, fireworks, and of course, the big parade! Join them all weekend long in celebration of winter and family.

Snowshoe Demonstration at Ross Farm (February 15-16): This weekend, enjoy some wintery family fun with a Snowshoe Demonstration at Ross Farm, followed by a snowy trek through their fields and pathways!

Cinderella (February 16): The Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts, School of Dance proudly presents Cinderella. Their adaptation of Cinderella, the classic fairy tale, is a magical family-friendly ballet depicting a story of human kindness, perseverance, and optimistic spirit.

Nova Scotia Heritage Day Family Events (February 17): Check out the great events going on around HRM in celebration of Nova Scotia Heritage Day!

Mini Pop Kids ‘Bright Lights Tour’ (February 29): Join Avery, Carter, Jazzy, Kayleigh, and Peyton – the Mini Pop Kids, as they share their talents, youthful energy and love of music with you and your family! They will be performing at the Rebecca Cohn and will be joined by local dancers from Dartmouth Dance and the Dance Zone.

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!