Celebrate Canada 150 in Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford – and Beyond!

Canada Day in Halifax

Presented by Mark’s

This year, the City of Halifax received $400,000.oo through the Canada 150 Fund, to help make this the biggest and best Halifax Canada Day ever!  Here’s our list of some of the best Canada Day Events in HRM, plus some suggestions for stylish men’s wear from Mark’s. Our top pick? As always, please check with the individual venue in case of inclement weather/cancellations.

Update 7:00 am Saturday, July 1st: Due to pending rain and thunder showers, the Tattoo unfortunately has to cancel the Tattoo Canada Day Parade. Please check with individual venues for other cancellations or updates.

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

Pre-Canada Day Kickoff with Fireworks, Dartmouth 
When: Saturday, June 24th, 2017
Time: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Dartmouth Crossing
Website: See our Dartmouth Crossing Event listing

Oh! Canada – Georgian Tea at Scott Manor House, Bedford
When: Saturday, June 24th, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Scott Manor House, 15 Fort Sackville Rd. Bedford NS B4A 2G6
Details: On  this day in 1880, Oh Canada! was sung for the first time. Come for songs, stories, pipes and drums.
Website: Scott Manor House

Keep your stuff safe on Canada Day! These Denver Hayes Cargo Shorts for men have safe, zippered pockets for stowing essential items like a wallet or cell phone. 

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

TD Kids’ Extravaganza at DeWolf Park, Bedford
When: Thursday, June 29th, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: DeWolf Park, Bedford
Details: Bouncy castles, Theodore, face painting, carriage rides, a balloon monster, mermaids, fireworks display.
Website: See our Bedford Days listing

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Sackville Patriot Days Concert, BBQ and Fireworks
When: Friday, June 30th, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm – 10:00pm
Where: Kinsmen Park
Details: Concert, BBQ and dance, Firefighter display, fireworks
Website: See our Sackville Patriot Days listing

Arts Extravaganza on the Dartmouth Waterfront
When: Friday, June 30th, 2017
Time: 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Where: Alderney Landing and Portland Street, Dartmouth
Details: Performers from the Tattoo, kids’ zone, fireworks
Website: See Our Arts Extravaganza listing

Canada Day: Pancake Breakfasts

Canada Day Events in Halifax

Pancake Breakfast, Halifax
Time: 8:00am -9:00 am
Where: Grand Parade, City Hall
Cost: FREE, hosted by Spryfield Lion’s Club, DND and Cadets
Website: hrmcanadaday.ca

Pancake Breakfast, Dartmouth
When: 8:00am -10:00 am
Where: Alderney Landing Dartmouth
Cost: FREE, hosted by the Lion’s Club, DND and Air Cadets
Details: At this event, Red Label Kilts & Tartan Design will unveil the Official Dartmouth City Of Lakes Tartan.
Website: hrmcanadaday.ca

Pancake Breakfast, Bedford
When: 9:00am-11:00am
Where: DeWolf Park
Cost: FREE, hosted by Sunnyside Restaurant
Website: See our Bedford Days Listing

Check out the Denver Hayes DriWear™ polo shirt, with advanced one-way moisture treatment that helps him stay dry in warm weather…and an antimicrobial treatment to keep odours at bay. Party on!

Canada Day: Special Events

Photo: Parks Canada

Opening Ceremonies at the Citadel with 21 Gun Salute and FREE Cake!
When: 11:00am- 1:30pm (O’ Canada and cake at 12:30pm)
Where: Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
Cost: FREE
Phone: (902)426-5080

Fuse Festival at the Halifax Commons (Flash Mob at 2:00 pm!)
Time: 11:00 – 5:00 pm
Where: Halifax Commons, off Cogswell Road
Phone: 902-482-7740
Website: Fuse Festival Listing

Canada Day Celebrations at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
When: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Pier 21
FREE admission all day 
Click here for more details.

Kitchen Party at The Seaport Market
When: 9:30am-3:00pm
Where: Halifax Seaport Farmer’s Market
Cost: FREE
Website: Click here for more details

Ideal for a walk along the Halifax waterfront, a pair of Hybrid shorts from Ripzone boast a mix of quick-drying fabric and effortless casual style. Dress them down, dress them up – they look great both ways!

Dominion Day at Memory Lane Heritage Village
When: Saturday July 1st, 2017
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Address: 5435 Clam Harbour Rd. Lake Charlotte NS
Phone: 902-845-1937 / Toll Free 1-877-287-0697
Details: Dominion Day is a  festive day celebrating the coastal villages in the Lake Charlotte area.
Website: Memory Lane Heritage Village

Canada Day: Parades

Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo Parade
Due to pending rain and thunder showers, the Tattoo unfortunately has to cancel the Parade.
When: 10:30-11:30am
Where: Begins at the Scotiabank Centre on Brunswick Street
Website: 2017 Tattoo Parade and Festival

Sackville Patriot Days Parade
When: 9:00 am
Where: Sackville Drive
Website: See our Sackville Patriot Days Listing

Canada Day: Family Fun

Canada Day Photo by Debbie Malaidack

Photo: Debbie Malaidack

Maple Lodge Farms Family Fun-Fest on the Commons (with Touch-a-Truck)
When: 12:00 noon- 6:00 pm
Where: Halifax Common, by the Pavilion and Skate Park
Website:  hrmcanadaday.ca

Learn to Camp at the Parks Canada Plaza, Emera Oval
When: 12:00 – 4:00 pm
Where: Emera Oval, Halifax Common
Details: Visit the Parks Canada Plaza to learn how to pitch a tent and other camping basics and games.

Bedford Days, Family Fun at DeWolf Park
When: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Where: DeWolf Park, 150 Waterfront Dr, Bedford, NS B4A 4J
Details: Bouncy Castles, Kids’ party, face painting, puppet shows, mermaids, Multicultural show, Fireworks
Website: See our Bedford Days listing

Sackville Patriot Days, Family Fun at Kinsmen Park
Time: 2:00 – 3:15 pm
Where: Kinsmen Park, 71 First Lake Dr, Lower Sackville, NS B4C 2S9
Details: Sand Castle Contest, Teddy Bears’ Picnic and Parade and Log Rolling show
Website: See our Patriot Days listing

Canada Day: Concerts

ECMA Award-Winning Ian James Concert at the Public Gardens 
When: 2:00-4:00pm
Where: Halifax Public Gardens
Cost: FREE, plus free maple leaf cookies, while supplies last

Rock A Barons, BBQ Kings and Guests at the Sullivan’s Pond Gazebo
When: 2:00-4:00pm
Where: Sullivan’s Pond
Cost: FREE, plus free maple leaf cookies, while supplies last
Website: hrmcanadaday.ca

Does the man in your family need some new summer shoes? Try the Mavericks Skate Shoes from Mark’s. They have comfortable EVA insoles that are perfect for city walks – or dancing at a Canada Day concert!

Canada Day Concert featuring Deadmau5, Matt Mays, Izabelle, Ashelin Rebecca Thomas and more
When: 5:oopm- 11:59pm
Where: Halifax Commons
Website: hrmcanadaday.ca

Canada Day: Fireworks

Canada Day Kickoff with Fireworks

Official Canada Day Fireworks
When: 10:00pm
Where: Halifax Commons
Details: Expect amazing things from this huge pyro-muscial!  The best viewing point will be at the Halifax Commons. There will also be a Fireworks viewing area to bring your chairs or blankets in the green space of the Emera Oval.
Website: hrmcanadaday.ca

Bedford Fireworks
When: 10:00pm
Where: DeWolf Park
Website: www.bedforddays.ca

Here are the products that we featured in our Canada Day Events listing. We’re certain that your fave Canadian guy will enjoy celebrating in this stylish casual wear from Mark’s.

Marks Canada Day Halifax1.  Denver Hayes DriWear™ polo shirt 2. Denver Hayes Zippered Cargo Shorts 3. Ripzone Hybrid Shorts  4. Mavericks Skate Shoes 5. Six-X Slim Straight Stretch Dark Wash Jeans 

Happy Canada Day everyone!

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