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The waterfronts are host to more than 40 events annually including some of the region's top signature festivals. Explore our calendar for events and activities. Click here for a mix of highlights from our 2018 event list.
Please note that there are no official Tall Ships Nova Scotia event in 2018. For sailing/boating related regattas and events,  please check our calendar.  We also welcome visiting vessels, which can range from tall ships to research vessels, periodically through the year as part of our Visiting Ship Program. These visits, and any free public access times, are posted on our social media sites. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Interested in hosting your event or community walk/run on the waterfront? Please complete our event request form.
You can view our waterfront maps here.

Tuesday Night Tunes

Halifax June 5 – August 28, 2018

Tuesday Night Tunes is back for another season! This free summer music series is presented by Maritime Museum of the…

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Community Dancing

Halifax June 12 – September 25, 2018

This summer there will be dancing on the Halifax waterfront once again. Dancing happens at Tall Ships Quay, behind the Emera building…

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Free Waterfront Yoga & Circuit/Hit Classes

Halifax June 13 – September 12, 2018

Join Rio + Rogue every Wednesday (weather permitting) at noon for a free community Yoga/Pilates class and every Friday for…

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Bedford Days

Bedford June 28 – July 2, 2018

Bedford Days draws over 20,000 people annually to the various activities in the program. One of the most anticipated summer…

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Halifax Ribfest

Halifax June 29 – July 2, 2018

Halifax Ribfest is back on the Halifax waterfront this summer! A four day fundraising event in support of the Rotary…

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The Great Race

Halifax July 1, 2018

Beginning in Buffalo, New York, The Great Race is a time, speed and endurance rally for vintage cars. Starting in…

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Little Fishers Club

Bedford July 6, 2018

Friday evenings (until late September) from 6pm-8pm, join The Little Fishers Club for educational evening of fishing fun, plus BBQ…

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Wednesdays on the Wharf

Lunenburg July 7 – August 29, 2018

A new music series on the Lunenburg waterfront featuring great Nova Scotia artists! Free to enjoy. 7-8pm each Wednesday on…

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TD Halifax Jazz Festival

Halifax July 10 – July 15, 2018

It’s the 32nd year of the TD Halifax Jazz Festival; the oldest jazz festival and largest summer festival in Atlantic Canada. Designated…

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Proposed Cultural Hub-Open House

Halifax July 12, 2018

Nova Scotians are invited to help shape the vision and facility planning for a proposed new cultural hub on the…

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Saturdays on the Lunenburg Waterfront

Lunenburg July 14 – September 1, 2018

Free Saturday entertainment on the Lunenburg waterfront this summer! With a mix of music, entertainment, and movies there will be…

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Noon Time Zumba Dance Party!

Halifax July 19 – September 13, 2018

Free community Zumba Class on Thursdays from 12 pm – 12:50 pm on the Helipad near Bishop’s Landing. More details…

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AFRIFEST

Halifax July 20 – July 22, 2018

The Africa Festival of Arts and Culture is an annual festival that showcases the unique cultural heritage and artistic works…

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Theresa E. Connor Set Your Compass

Lunenburg July 21, 2018 More

Fishermen’s Picnic Lunch

Lunenburg July 21, 2018 More

Multicultural Festival

Dartmouth July 28, 2018

Multicultural Festival is back on the Dartmouth waterfront in 2018. This FREE festival includes representation from Nova Scotia’s many cultures…

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