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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 month to month calendar for events and activities. Click here for our current 2018 event list.
Please note that there are no official Tall Ships Nova Scotia event in 2018. For sailing/boating related regattas and events, including the Route Halifax Saint Pierre Ocean Race,  please check our calendar as we continue to update.  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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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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TD Halifax Jazz Festival

Halifax July 12 – July 17, 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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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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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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