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

October is jam-packed with family fun! There are corn mazes, farm events, Fall activities, and of course… lots of crazy fun events going on to celebrate Halloween! The East Coast boasts some of the best Fall weather in the country so if you are looking to spend some time in the great outdoors, check out our ‘Ultimate Guide to Corn Mazes and Pumpkin Patches near Halifax’ and ‘Great Places to go Apple-Picking With Your Family near Halifax’. Our month-a-glance listing for October only includes single events and does not include Halloween Events that are scheduled for multiple dates. For all the best family Halloween events, check out our ‘2021 Ultimate Guide to Spooktacular Family Halloween Events in Halifax and Beyond’. It’s packed with fun events for the young and young-at-heart that promises to be spooktacular fun for the whole family!

Here is our month-at-a-glance which highlights some of the family-friendly events in October 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 October, everyone!

Alderney Landing Fire and Water Festival (October 8-9): The 5th annual Alderney Landing Fire and Water Festival celebrates our unique cultures through music, art, storytelling and special performances.

Nocturne Halifax: Art at Night (October 13-16): Enjoy a nocturnal perspective of art in the streets of Halifax and Dartmouth. This FREE festival includes family-friendly exhibits staged across galleries and public spaces of downtown Halifax and Dartmouth. Check out the program guide for all the details.

Halifax Burger Week (October 14-23): Halifax Burger Week 2021 is back with over 140 official Burger Week locations. Support Feed Nova Scotia and try out some of these delicious burgers!

Wee-Cycle Consignment Sale (October 16): Head to Tantallon for some of the best bargains in town – children’s clothing, footwear, toys, books, bedding, baby essentials, outdoor fun, and much more, all at a fraction of retail price!

Curbside Giveaway Weekend (October 16-17): FREE up some space and get some FREE stuff on Halifax’s curbside giveaway weekend. Check their new interactive map!

Dartmouth Handcrafters’ Guild Christmas Craft Festival (October 22-24): If Halloween isn’t your thing, you can move right along to the Christmas season at the Dartmouth Handcrafters’ Guild 2021 Holiday Craft Show

Spooks (October 23): Join in the spooky fun and get in the Halloween Spirit with the Unicorn Theatre’s Halloween production of ‘Spooks’!

Maritime Artisans Fall Craft Fair (October 23): Check out the 4th annual Maritime Artisans Fall Craft Fair in Cole Harbour. Shop local for a unique array of locally made treasures by talented artisans!

Halifax Diwali Party (October 30): Join in the celebration of Diwali, the Festival of Lights – with cultural vendors, family fun, performances, food, music, and more!

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 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 October everyone!