Family Friendly Events in Halifax – July

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

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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 Lebanese Festival, Maritime Fiddle Festival, Halifax Jazz FestivalHalifax Pride Festival and the Afrifest – African Festival of Arts and Culture all happening this month!

If you are looking for ideas on how to keep the kids busy this summer, check out 100 Things to Do With Your Family in Halifax and FREE Activities for Families this Summer in Halifax.

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

Halifax Royal International Tattoo (June 29-July 6): Not only is it the family show of the summer, it’s the 41st production of The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo!

Pier 21: The Musical (June 29-July 8): Connect with Canada’s immigration history in the very gateway that inspired the production, Pier 21: The Musical. Cost is included with Museum admission.

Canada Day Events (July 1): There are tons of events going on around HRM to celebrate Canada’s 152nd birthday. Whether you are looking for an early morning event or wanting to celebrate until the wee hours, from pancakes and music to water fun and fireworks… there is something for everyone!

Maritime Fiddle Festival (July 5-8): Get ready for some toe tappin’ fun at the 70th Annual Maritime Fiddle Festival – Canada’s longest running old-time fiddle festival and competition.

Food Truck Rally at the Barn (July 6): The Hubbards Barn Association has partnered with the Nova Scotia Food Truck Association for their annual Hubbards Barn Food Truck Rally. Enjoy live music while you decide which delicious food to try next!

East Coast Kite Festival (July 6): Fly as high as you can at the 3rd Annual East Coast Kite Festival at the Halifax Citadel.

Mud Hero Halifax (July 6): Get down and dirty at Mud Heroes Halifax and bring the whole family! Along with the standard Mud Hero course, Mud Hero Kids is open for the youngest Mud Heroes – ages 4 to 12!

Halifax Jazz Fest (July 9-14): The Jazz Fest is one of the most anticipated festivals of the summer. Enjoy the sweet sounds of local and international artists and there’s always lots going on for the kids!

Halifax Lebanese Festival (July 11-14): The annual Halifax Lebanese Festival has been rated one of the most successful and vibrant summer events in the city. Savour a taste of Lebanon with treats including Falafel, Tabouli, Hummus and Shish Taouk!

Duck Day at Shubenacadie Wildlife Park (July 13): Ducks Unlimited will be teaming up with their friends at the Wildlife Park for a day of ducks! Join them for a FREE BBQ and lots of family events!

Halifax Pride Festival (July 18-28): 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.

AFRIFEST: African Festival of Arts and Culture (July 19-21): The African Festival of Arts and Culture showcases the unique cultural heritage and artistic works of people of African descent living in Nova Scotia. Follow the drum beat down to the Halifax waterfront to join in the weekend fun.

Nova Multifest (July 19-21): Come celebrate Nova Scotia at the Annual Multifest at the Alderney Landing! Nova Multifest is a celebration of culture and diversity and will showcase music, art, displays and lots of delicacies from many cultures.

Halifax Pride Parade (July 20): It goes without saying that the Halifax Pride Parade is one of the city’s best events of the year! Not only does the Parade celebrate a remarkable display of community strength, vibrancy, activism, and beauty but it does so with music, dancing and community spirit which makes this event an incredibly fun afternoon!

Don’t forget, in addition to these 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 Central LibraryArt Gallery of Nova ScotiaShearwater Avaiation Museum, Ross Farm Museum and Shubenacadie Wildlife Farm

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

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