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With multiple communities throwing Canada Day celebrations, the return of highly anticipated annual events and multi-day festivals, there is no shortage of fun things for you to do this weekend in HRM. Let’s take this opportunity to celebrate the many cultures that make up this beautiful country and create new memories with our families!

Check out our Family Fun Halifax Weekend Event Guide – Family-Friendly Activities to Enjoy in and around HRM (click on each heading for more info).

1. Celebrate Canada Day at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Join in the fun at the Canada Day Celebrations at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. Come enjoy a fun-filled day of live multicultural music and performances, family-friendly activities, crafts, and so much more. Admission and activities are FREE all day.

2. Ultimate Canada Day Guide

Canada Day celebrations are back! This year you will see the return of annual celebrations, new events, and a focus on celebrating the many cultures that make up Canada’s beautiful, intricate fabric. Whether you are looking for an early morning event or want to celebrate until the wee hours, from pancakes and music to water fun and fireworks, we have something for everyone in the Family Fun Halifax Canada Day Guide!

3. Canada Day Parade

The Tattoo Canada Day Parade brings the downtown streets alive and takes their world-famous show to the streets. Celebrate Canada’s birthday with the performers of the Nova Scotia International Tattoo!

4. Grand Parade

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. There is a great line-up planned for KANA’TA: Canada Day 2022 on July 1 & 2 with headliners Neon Dreams and Backlava Blues! Passes are free but space is limited.

5. Ribfest

The Harbourside Rib Fest is cookin’ at the Alderney Landing and word is that the irresistible BBQ aroma travels all the way across the Harbour to the Halifax Waterfront! Head down to the Annual Rib Fest for good eats and great entertainment!

6. Dartmouth Summer Sunshine Series

The African Nova Scotian Music Association will be live at Dartmouth Ferry Terminal Park showcasing emerging and established artists including headliner and Juno Nominee JRDN aka Jordan Croucher! He brings with him a Pyrotechnic Display finale that can’t be missed!

7. Bedford Days Celebration

Bedford Days is a 10-day long festival that delivers family-friendly activities and events that celebrate cultural diversity and good old-fashioned fun! They have big things planned for Canada Day 2022 and beyond! Bring your kids to an outdoor movie, get your body moving at the park or slow down with pancakes and ice cream. There is an event for everyone during the Bedford Days Celebration.

8. Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo

Not only is it the family show of the summer, but the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo has been going strong for over 40 years!  The Tattoo is an annual week-long event held in Halifax, with performers from all over the world- and it kicks off this weekend!


But wait… there’s more!

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Curious about other events happening throughout the Summer? Take a look at our highly anticipated  2022 Summer Fun Bucket List!, and be sure to check out our “Family Friendly Events in Halifax – July!” for all events this month.

Our Family Fun Halifax’s Summer Camp Guide highlights our top picks for camps across HRM!

Did you know you can submit your family-friendly event to us? Fill out this form with your event details and a photo, and we’ll do our best to get your event added to our busy events calendar.

For a complete listing of all the best events in town, click on our calendar, and stay tuned to all the best local family events through our Facebook and Instagram.


Canada Day Celebrations at Pier 21This year, the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 invites you to take the opportunity to consider the past and its effect on the present, to join in a celebration of our present commitment to multiculturalism, and to imagine a future of security and happiness for all those calling Canada home.

The theme for this year’s Canada Day programming is HOPE. The Museum’s wish is that visitors come together to contemplate our past, celebrate our present, and imagine our future. The focus is on us, as the people who live on the land we now call Canada: Who we were, who we are now, and who we can become, together.