What’s happening around our beautiful city in May? Enjoy our month-at-a-glance listing of ongoing events in May for Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford, Sackville and beyond!
May… ahhh. Yes, Spring is officially upon us in March, but May is the month where we can confidently pack away the snow pants and comfortably break out the shorts. May is always greeted with open arms as we celebrate the ‘unofficial’ kickoff to the summer – May long weekend! Seasonal Farmers Markets start to come alive, and of course, May is Mother’s Day – let’s celebrate all the Moms in our lives!
Here is our month-at-a-glance and if you are looking for more ideas, the Family Fun Halifax calendar is always being updated with the latest events. Also, each Wednesday, we publish our ‘Weekend Roundup’, of family-friendly events for the upcoming weekend. Happy May, everyone!
Halifax Burger Week (April 28-May 7): Halifax Burger Week is back and it’s now a 10-day burger bash! Get out there and feast on the best burgers that Halifax has to offer in support of Feed Nova Scotia.
DELIGHTFUL DOWNTOWN (May 1-31): Downtown Halifax is shining bright this spring with the new DELIGHTFUL DOWNTOWN May Celebration Light Shows!
Halifax Mini-Con (May 9-14): Halifax Central Library’s Annual Halifax Mini-Con is a full-week all-ages celebration! Come dressed in your favourite costume or cosplay.
Daffodil Walk and Spring Celebration (May 7-8, 14-15, 21-23, 28-29): Celebrate the arrival of Spring with a Daffodil Walk and Spring Celebration with many fun activities at Ashton’s Garden Centre!
Beyond Van Gogh (May 8-June 12): Immerse yourself in a three-dimensional world of Vincent Van Gogh, which features more than 300 of Van Gogh’s iconic artwork, enhanced by his own words, thoughts, and dreams.
Wee-Cycle Kids Consignment Sale (May 14): Tantallon’s annual kids’ consignment sale has some of the best bargains in town!
Blue Nose Marathon (May 21-22): The Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon welcomes all ages and abilities to their world-class running event that features six different runs!
CARSTAR Weekly Racing Series Season Opener (May 22): The CARSTAR racing series gets underway with its opening weekend at Scotia Speedworld.
Open City Halifax (May 28): Halifax is throwing a party… and everyone’s invited! It’s Open City Halifax 2022!
Halifax Crafters Society’s Spring Market (May 28-29): If you are looking for a unique gift or piece of art for your home, try the Halifax Crafters Spring Market.
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 History, Africville Museum, Halifax Central Library, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Shearwater 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 May everyone!