What’s happening around our beautiful city? Enjoy our month-at-a-glance listing of ongoing events in September happening in Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford, Sackville and beyond!
September is hands-down one of my favourite months of the year. Not only because school starts again, but September is a favourite for its great weather, an abundance of fresh local produce, and the apples… oh, those apples! September is also a month with lots of Family Fun Events going on with tons of outdoor fall activities and 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’.
Here is our month-at-a-glance which highlights some of the family-friendly events in September 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 September, everyone!
Halifax Fringe Festival (September 1-11): The Halifax Fringe Festival is an annual performing arts festival that has been around for the past 32 years. The Fringe includes theatre, music, circus, dance, comedy, education, and more!
Wetland Discovery Day (September 2): The Fundy Tidal Interpretive Centre is proudly home to one of Nova Scotia’s Treasured Wetlands. Join them on Friday, September 2nd, 2022 to learn all about this unique ecological habitat with local experts.
The Links at Brunello Hosts Family Golf Night (Every Sunday in September): Nothing quite compares to the feeling you get when you sink the putt. Why not share the joys of this sport with your family? The Links at Brunello is hosting a Family Night Golf Event. Every Sunday from 6-7 pm and they have tee-times blocked out for Family Fun!
Neat Repeats Consignment Sale (September 10): The first of the Fall kids consignment sales starts up with the Neat Repeats Consignment Sale in Hammonds Plains. Get the kids geared up for school or preschool without breaking the bank!
Gottingen Street Festival (September 10): Dance in the streets at the Gottingen Streetwide Block Party! Join in the fun with music, food trucks, local artisans, and an all around good time! The Festival also includes the popular North By Night Market at Squiggle Park.
Halifax Colour Festival (September 17): Get colourful at the 5th annual Halifax Colour Festival! The kids will have a ton of fun celebrating by throwing and chasing each other with non-allergenic biodegradable powdered colours.
Open Street Halifax (September 18): Halifax Open Street is back and bigger than ever! Three Halifax streets will be closing down on Sunday, September 18th, 2022. There will be lots to discover and explore across the city including, food trucks, music, games and family-friendly activities.
Scotia Speedworld CARSTAR Finale (September 23): It’s the season finale for the CARSTAR Weekly Racing Series in 2022! Scotia Speedworld will crown 5 champions this weekend.
The Prismatic Arts Festival (September 26-October 9): The Prismatic Arts Festival is a national, multidisciplinary arts festival that showcases and celebrates innovative work by Indigenous artists and artists of colour across Canada.
Nova Scotia Open Farm Day (September 18): Have you ever wondered which local products are produced at Nova Scotia farms? Are your kids curious to learn where their food comes from? Open Farm Day creates the opportunity for Nova Scotians to visit local farms to share stories, ask questions, get involved and meet the farmers.
Nova Scotia Symphony Week (September 16-20): Symphony Nova Scotia celebrates its 12th annual Symphony Week with a series of free concerts and special events. Performances will include everything from children’s music to orchestral concerts featuring the entire Symphony.
Youth Running Series – Glow on the O (September 23): The Youth Running Series provides the youth of Nova Scotia with an opportunity to engage in running at all levels as a means to a healthy, active and positive lifestyle. YRS offers races in distances from 0.5 km to 2.2 km and encourages participation by those of all abilities.
The Halifax Mooseheads Season Regular Season Opener (September 25): He shoots, he scores! The Halifax Mooseheads return for the 2022-23 hockey season at the Scotiabank Centre. Attend a couple of games or buy full-season tickets, this is a great way to cheer on our favourite city, watch the country’s favourite pass time, and make new memories with your family.
Summer Concert Series at the Public Gardens Season Finale (September 25): Bombadils will be entertaining at the final Sunday Bandstand concert of the season at the Halifax Public Gardens. Stop by for amazing musical talent at a fantastic open air venue.
Mahone Bay Scarecrow Festival and Antique Fair (September 24-25): Beautiful Mahone Bay will be hosting their 23rd Annual Scarecrow Festival! Highlights include special children’s activities and crafts, musical entertainment, historic graveyard tours, book sales, BBQ’s, yard sales and the largest antique show in the Maritimes.
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 History, Africville Museum, Halifax Central Library, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Shearwater 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 September everyone!