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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 our 2019 Events List.
Please note that there are no official Tall Ships Nova Scotia event in 2019. We 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.
Looking to busk? View our Buskers card.
You can view our waterfront maps here.

Halifax Ribfest

Halifax June 28 – July 1, 2019

As Rotarians, we are committed to the Rotary motto: “Service above Self” We are part of Rotary International, an organization…

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Bedford Days

Bedford June 28 – July 2, 2019

This year marks the 42nd Annual Bedford Days. From June 28-July 2 Residents and visitors can come join us for…

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Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo

Halifax June 29 – July 6, 2019

The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo would like to acknowledge that we are in Mi’kma’ki, the unceded, ancestral lands of the Mi’kmaq…

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Little Fishers Club

Bedford July 1 – October 1, 2019

Friday evenings from 6pm-8pm, join The Little Fishers Club for educational evening of fishing fun, plus BBQ and prizes.  No…

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Tuesday Night Tunes

Halifax July 2 – August 27, 2019

The series has grown to include weekly concerts on Tuesday nights over the summer months. These free performances include a…

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Saturdays on the Lunenburg Waterfront

Lunenburg July 6 – August 31, 2019

Saturdays on the Lunenburg Waterfront: July 6, 20 and August 3, 17 and 31. Free entertainment every second Saturday from 6-8pm…

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Halifax Jazz Festival 2019

Halifax July 9 – July 14, 2019

Since 1987, HJF has organized a diverse range of musical and educational activities, including the 33rd annual Halifax Jazz Festival,…

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Halifax Pride Festival

Halifax July 18 – July 28, 2019

Halifax Pride Parade: Saturday, July 20 Beginning in 1988 with Halifax’s very first Pride March, members of the city’s gay…

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Africa Festival of Arts and Culture

Halifax July 19 – July 21, 2019

It is official, our 2019 Afrifest kicks off Friday July 19, 2019 through Saturday, July 20, ending Sunday, July 21,…

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Multicultural Festival

Dartmouth July 19 – July 21, 2019

Come celebrate Nova Scotia’s rich diversity with Multifest 2019! July 19-21 at Alderney Landing Parkade, Dartmouth NS Experience performances, demonstrations, and…

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Halifax Buskers Festival

Halifax July 31 – August 5, 2019

From fire breathers and acrobatics, to comedians and magicians, the Halifax Busker Festival brings the best street performers in the…

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