20 Family-Friendly Natal Day Events in Halifax and Dartmouth 2018

Natal Day Events for families Halifax

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The Halifax-Dartmouth Natal Day website has been updated, and it looks great!  They also have a handy Natal Day Events Guide, for you to download or print. 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 4th, 2018

Mother Goose Festival at the Ferry Terminal Park, Dartmouth
Bouncy Castles, Hidden Treasure and Fairy Tale Characters
When: Saturday, August 4th, 2018, 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, Giant Board Games, Discovery Centre, Robot-Making, Make Your Own Postcard, Free Face Painting, Free Birthday Cake while quantities last, and Living Statues by Atlantic Cirque
When: Saturday, August 4th, 2018, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Public Gardens, Halifax
Contact: 902-490-4092

Photo: NatalDay.org

Photo: NatalDay.org

Natal Day Youth and Family Concert
Free family concert – bring a blanket and stay for the fireworks!
When: Saturday, Aug 4th, 2018, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Dartmouth Ferry Terminal Park, Dartmouth Waterfront
Contact: 902-490-4092

Halifax Harbour Fireworks
From a Barge in Halifax harbour, visible from anywhere you can see the harbour
When: Saturday, August 4th, 2018, 10:00 pm (Rain date, Sunday Aug. 5th)
Where: Halifax Harbour

SUNDAY, AUGUST 5th, 2018

Natal Day Family Celebration on the Common
Bouncy Castles, Discovery Centre, Kiddies Train and more!
When: Sunday, August 5th, 2018, 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: South Common, Halifax
Contact: kellymic@halifax.ca

ANSMA (African Nova Scotia Music Association) Gospel Concert
Shoulder to Shoulder, Owen “O” Sound Lee – and more.
When: Sunday, August 5th, 2018, 1:15 – 4:40 pm 
Where: South Common, Halifax, near the Pavillion 
Contact: kellymic@halifax.ca

Sullivan’s Pond Sunday Concert
Enjoy an afternoon with Jenn Miller
When: Sunday, August 5th, 2018, 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Where: Sullivan’s Pond Bandshell, Dartmouth
Contact: 902-466-2997

Bridgewalk 2018 – MacDonald Bridge
The Big Lift is complete and the Brigdewalk is back!
When: Sunday, August 5th, 2018, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: MacDonald Bridge
Contact: amacdonald@hdbc.ns.ca

ANSMA (African Nova Scotia Music Association) Urban Concert
UMOJA, Arenye, Keynote’ Beals – and more
When: Sunday, August 5th, 2018, 5:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Where: South Common, Halifax, near the Pavillion
Contact: Louis Gannon or Anastasia Smallwood
Phone: 902-490-4092

Natal Day Halifax Commons Fireworks
An exciting low level family fireworks display
When: Sunday, August 5th, 2018, 9:30 pm
Where: South Common, Halifax
Contact: kellymic@halifax.ca

MONDAY, AUGUST 6th, 2018

CFB Halifax Pancake Breakfast, Hydrostone Park 
Free pancakes while supplies last, thanks to CFB Halifax, and free entretainment
When: Monday, August 6th, 2018, 8:00 am – 11:30 am
Where: Hydrostone Park, corner of Young and Novalea, Halifax

Spryfield Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
When: Monday, August 6th, 2018, 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Where: Sobeys Parking Lot on Herring Cove Road
Contact: Victor Essan, 902-477-2265

The 112th 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 6th, 2018 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Where: Christ Church Hall, Ochterloney St, Dartmouth
Contact: www.fastcompanyrunningclub.ca

5th Annual Caribbean Diaspora Multicultural Celebration
Interactive games, Cultural performances, Folk singing, Dancing (Reggae, Mento, Soca) Drumming, Educational Displays, Domino Tournament along with a variety of Caribbean Cuisine. Presented by the Jamaican Cultural Association
When: Monday, August 6th, 2018, 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 6th, 2018 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Route Map: www.natalday.org

Dingle Natal Day Beach Party 
Mingle at the Dingle with live performers, party games and cake.
When: Monday, August 6th, 2018, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm 
Where: Sir Sandford Fleming Park
Where to Park: Overflow parking at John W. MacLeod School & Frog Pond parking lots, Purcell’s Cove Road.
More information: www.halifax.ca/Dingle.php

Natal Day Concert Presented by the Atlantic Federation of Musicians
When: Monday, August 6th, 2018, 12:00 pm – 4:30pm
Where: Sullivan’s Pond, Dartmouth

Sullivan’s Pond Family Fun Day
Train ride, bouncy castles, robot making, face painting and more!
When: Monday, August 6th, 2018, 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm 
Where: Sullivan’s Pond, Dartmouth
Contact: www.natalday.org

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 6th, 2018, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: Sullivan’s Pond, Dartmouth
Contact: www.natalday.org

122nd Natal Day Lake Banook Fireworks
When: Monday, August 6th, 2018, 9:45 pm – 10:00 pm  (no rain date)
Where: Lake Banook, Prince Albert Road, Dartmouth
Contact: www.natalday.org

Natal Day Fireworks

Photo: Natalday.org

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