What’s happening around our beautiful city in June? Enjoy our month-at-a-glance listing of ongoing events in June for Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford, Sackville, and beyond!
Another school year is almost in the books and lots of summer events and festivals are in the works! June kicks off with the first big festival of the summer, the Annual Lebanese Cedar Festival! The splash parks and outdoor pools will be opening towards the middle of June and we will close out the month with the International Tattoo Festival coming to town!
Only one more month until Summer Camps start. Check out our Summer Camp Guide for our top picks of Summer Camps in HRM!
Here is our month-at-a-glance which highlights some of the events going on in June 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 June, everyone!
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.
Lebanese Cedar Festival (June 2-5): It’s the Annual Lebanese Cedar Festival, where you can savour the sights, sounds, and tastes of everything Lebanese. This popular festival includes authentic Lebanese cuisine, Lebanese musical, cultural shows, mouth-watering pastries, and much more!
Cold Waters Seafood Festival (June 4-5): The cold clear waters of the Eastern Shore yield some of the best seafood in the province – great eats, live music, and family fun!
Halifax Greek Fest (June 9-12): The Halifax Greek Fest is one of the best Halifax festivals of the summer! The festival not only showcases their culinary specialties but also their Greek cultural and historical roots.
Riverbreeze Farm Baby Animal Days (June 11,12,18,19): RiverBreeze Farm invites you to celebrate Spring at their Baby Animal Days – adorable baby goats, lambs, piggies, chicks, bunnies, and more!
Grand Oasis at Parade Square (June 21): Head downtown with your family and friends to enjoy FREE live music, dance, art, and culture in and around the Grand Parade Square at the Grand Oasis. The stage will be packed with incredible Canadian talent throughout the summer and it all kicks off on June 21st!
Bedford Days Celebration (June 21-July 1): Celebrate Canada Day at the Bedford Days Celebration! Over the Canada Day weekend, the community of Bedford will provide a variety of amazing events for your family’s entertainment.
Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo (June 25-July 2): Not only is it the family show of the summer, but this year the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo is offering one FREE child ticket when you purchase an adult ticket!
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 June everyone!