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Summer is finally here, but it never lasts as long as we want it to! That is why we have put together a Summer Fun Bucket List for you and your family to make sure you get the most out of these summer months. Make some memories and have some fun with these great events in HRM.

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1. Join The Excitement in Downtown Halifax. There’s just something about Downtown Halifax in the summer months that makes it the perfect family-friendly destination. Take in the sights, breathe in the ocean air, or shop till you drop. Halifax’s downtown has it all!

2. Your kids will love the unique games and activities available at Party on People! With laser tag, blaster battle and augmented reality, players will have maximum fun as they work together to solve problems, burn off energy, and pretend to be agents on a mission to save the world!

3. Spend the day at White Point Beach Resort. Now offering day passes, White Point Beach Resort has made all of their amenities and activities accessible to everyone! If you are a local or are simply visiting the area, you are now able to spend the day at White Point to enjoy the beautiful white sand beach or take a dip in a freshwater lake.

4. Captured Escape Rooms is the perfect activity for everyone. Work together to solve puzzles and find clues to complete your mission. No special skills are required to have fun!

5. Tis the season for fresh seafood, locally grown produce, colourful flowers and celebrating local artisans! Visiting a local farmers’ market is an authentic way to connect with the best of what Nova Scotia has to offer.

6. Go jump in a lake (or an ocean…because we’ve got plenty of both)! One of the perks of living in HRM is that no matter where you are, you’re not far from a beach. We’ve put together a list of popular supervised Halifax beaches for you to explore this summer.Find Halifax Summer Events Here!7. The Halifax Mural Festival runs July 11 to 17 on Quinpool Road and the Halifax Waterfront. See artists from near and far add splashes of colour, bringing life to blank walls. You definitely want to visit Quinpool Road for free activities, street entertainers, music and much more on July 16th from 11 am to 3 pm.

8. I scream! You scream! We all scream for ice cream! Nothing says summer like ice cream. You really can’t have one without the other. That’s why we put together a list of some of the best places to grab an ice cream in HRM.

9. Make a big SPLASH into the Halifax harbour this summer! Take your family aboard the Harbour Hopper and see the city from a different perspective. This land to sea boat tour is the most popular tour in Atlantic Canada and is beloved by locals and tourists alike.

10. Pack your bags, grab the kids, and take a break from it all. Delta Dartmouth wants to help you create memories that will last a lifetime by delivering a vacation that the whole family will love.

11. Halifax comes alive again this summer with tons of exciting festivals for everyone. Whether you enjoy jazz or jugglers, parades or performers, here are our top picks for Family-Friendly Halifax Summer Festivals you won’t want to miss!

12. Get wet and stay cool at a nearby splash pad this summer. Check out our list of cool summer playgrounds with splash pads where you can have fun and cool off at the same time!

13. The ice has gone, but that’s no reason to stop skating at the Halifax Oval! Don’t have your own skates? No sweat!  Skates, inline skates, bikes, scooters and plasma cars are available to borrow…for FREE!


Find Halifax Summer Events Here!There’s just something about Downtown Halifax in the summer months! The electric vibe and the variety of things to do make it the perfect family-friendly destination. Enjoy Halifax’s annual summer events like the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo, the Halifax Pride parade, the Busker Festival on the Halifax Waterfront, and the free Grand Oasis Festival in Grand Parade. Explore the 4.4 km Halifax Waterfront Harbourwalk, visit Georges Island or splash into the harbour with a Harbour Hopper tour.

Visit one of Halifax’s world-class attractions like The Discovery Centre, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic or the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. And find your sweet spot at one of Downtown Halifax’s specialty candy shops like Freak Lunchbox, Underground Snax, and Sugah!, or if ice cream is more your thing, try COWS or Black Bear ice cream on the Halifax waterfront.

There certainly is no shortage of family-friendly things to do and see in Downtown Halifax this summer. For more ideas of what to do this summer, check out their list of 100 Things to Do This Summer in Downtown Halifax at downtownhalifax.ca.


Find more great family events to enjoy this summer at www.familyfunhalifax.com!

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