20 Family-Friendly Natal Day Events in Halifax and Dartmouth

Natal Day Events for families Halifax

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The Halifax-Dartmouth Natal Day website has been updated, and it looks great! Whichever side of the harbour you live on, there are plenty of events to celebrate Natal Day. Here is our list of some of the best Natal Day events for families in Halifax and Dartmouth, including pancake breakfasts, parties and parades!

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3rd, 2019

Natal Day Horseshoe Tournament
When: Saturday, August 3rd, 2019, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Findlay Community Centre, Elliot Street, Dartmouth
Contact: 902-877-1124

Mother Goose Festival at the Ferry Terminal Park, Dartmouth
Bouncy Castles, Hidden Treasure and Fairy Tale Characters
When: Saturday, August 3rd, 2019, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Ferry Terminal Park, Dartmouth (Alderney Landing)
Contact: 902-461-8401

Mayor and Council Garden Party at the Public Gardens 
Live Music, Children’s Activities, Free Birthday Cake while quantities last and Living Statues by Atlantic Cirque
When: Saturday, August 3rd, 2019, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Public Gardens, Halifax
Contact: 902-490-6773

Photo: NatalDay.org

Photo: NatalDay.org

Halifax Harbour Fireworks
From a Barge in Halifax harbour, visible from anywhere you can see the harbour
When: Saturday, August 3rd, 2019, 10:00 pm (Rain date, Sunday Aug. 4th)
Where: Halifax Harbour

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4th, 2019

Natal Day Family Celebration on the Common
Bouncy Castles, Discovery Centre, Mascots, Face Painting, Kiddies Train and more!
When: Sunday, August 4th, 2019, 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: South Common, Halifax
Contact: 902-490-6773

ANSMA (African Nova Scotia Music Association) Gospel Concert
“A Celebration in Music”
When: Sunday, August 4th, 2019, 1:15 pm – 4:40 pm 
Where: South Common, Halifax, near the Pavillion 
Contact: 902-223-5966

Sullivan’s Pond Sunday Concert
Enjoy an afternoon with the Dartmouth Community Band
When: Sunday, August 4th, 2019, 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Where: Sullivan’s Pond Band Shell, Dartmouth
Contact: 902-466-2997

Public Gardens Sunday Concert
Enjoy an afternoon with the Doris Mason Band
When: Sunday, August 4th, 2019, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Public Gardens Bandstand
Contact: 902-490-6509

ANSMA (African Nova Scotia Music Association) Urban Concert
“A Celebration in Music”
When: Sunday, August 4th, 2019, 5:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Where: South Common, Halifax, near the Pavillion
Contact: 902-223-5966

Natal Day Halifax Commons Fireworks
An exciting low level family fireworks display
When: Sunday, August 4th, 2019, 9:30 pm
Where: South Common, Halifax
Contact: 902-490-4729

MONDAY, AUGUST 5th, 2019

CFB Halifax Pancake Breakfast, Hydrostone Park 
Free pancakes while supplies last, thanks to CFB Halifax, and free entertainment
When: Monday, August 5th, 2019, 8:00 am – 11:30 am
Where: Hydrostone Park, corner of Young and Novalea, Halifax
Contact: 902-490-4729

The 113th Dartmouth Natal Day Road Races
One of the longest running sporting events in Canada. Since 1907, these races have been attended by some of the best runners in the country.
When: Monday, August 5th, 2019, 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Where: Christ Church Hall, Ochterloney St, Dartmouth
Contact: www.fastcompanyrunningclub.ca

6th Annual Caribbean Diaspora Multicultural Celebration
Interactive games, Cultural performances, Folk singing, Dancing, Drumming, Educational Displays, Domino Tournament along with a variety of Caribbean Cuisine. Presented by the Jamaican Cultural Association
When: Monday, August 5th, 2019, 12:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Halifax South Commons, Pavillion area
Contact: Olive Phillips 902 477-8478

The Pepsi Natal Day Parade
When: Monday, August 5th, 2019, 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Route Map: http://www.natalday.org/parade-registration.php

Dingle Natal Day Beach Party 
Mingle at the Dingle with live performers, party games and cake.
When: Monday, August 5th, 2019, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm 
Where: Sir Sandford Fleming Park
Where to Park: Overflow parking and free shuttle from John W. MacLeod School and Frog Pond parking lots, Purcell’s Cove Road.

Natal Day Concert Presented by the Atlantic Federation of Musicians
When: Monday, August 5th, 2019, 12:00 pm – 4:30pm
Where: Sullivan’s Pond, Dartmouth

Sullivan’s Pond Family Fun Day
Train ride, bouncy castles, live entertainment and much more!
When: Monday, August 5th, 2019, 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm 
Where: Sullivan’s Pond, Dartmouth
Contact: 902-490-6773

The Mayor & Council Sullivan’s Pond Garden Party
Join Mayor Mike Savage, Members of Regional Council and the Dartmouth Kiwanis Club for free refreshments, cookies and birthday cake served at approximately 1:30 pm, while quantities last.
When: Monday, August 5th, 2019, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: Sullivan’s Pond, Dartmouth
Contact: 902-490-6773

124th Natal Day Lake Banook Fireworks
When: Monday, August 5th, 2019, 9:45 pm 
Where: Lake Banook, Prince Albert Road, Dartmouth

Annual Busker Festival
Check out the annual Busker Festival going on all weekend long!
When: Wednesday, July 31st – Monday, August 5th, 2019
Where: Halifax Waterfront
Website: https://www.familyfuncanada.com/halifax/halifax-busker-festival/

Natal Day Fireworks

Photo: Natalday.org

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