Bedford Days, Sackville Patriot Days, Multifest and more – this weekend!

It's definitely summer time in the HRM. How do I know? Well, amazingly the weather was very summerish today, but mostly I know it from the large amounts of time I've been spending lately rounding up information on all the awesome events coming up, and from the not-so-pleasant task of data entry that follows. (Am I whining? Ah yes, I am. Don't even get me started on all the library programs for July/August I have to tackle tomorrow for the calendar. Never mind my grumbling – honest, I love this job! Heh.)

So onto this weekend. Bedford Days and Sackville Patriot Days both started yesterday and continue this weekend. In Bedford some of the highlights include a Kid's Extravaganza on Friday evening (bouncy castle, children's entertainment, etc, a Duck Dash on Saturday afternoon, and a Film in the Park (Horton Hears a Who) on Sunday night. More details can be found here. In neighbouring Sackville we've got a Family Outdoor Movie Night on Friday night and a Teddy Bear Picnic on Saturday afternoon. Details of these and more can be found here. There's also the
Sackville Kinsmen Automotive Show on Sunday afternoon – details are here.

You can get in the mood for Canada Day with Dartmouth Crossing's Kick-off to Canada Day celebrations on Saturday and Sunday. There's also the Canada Day Ceilidh on the Cove in Hubbards on Sunday evening (Irish dancers, cake, fireworks and more). (For more Canada Day info don't miss this blog post on Canada Day events.)

And of course this weekend is the Multicultural Festival! This is a fantastic family event with heaps of entertainment specifically for children, along with plenty for the adults too, of course! Check out the Festival's website and schedule for all the details.

Let's hope for good weather this weekend so we can get out there and enjoy some of these wonderful events!


Wednesday Outing

Bedford residents play a carnival game during the opening night of Bedford Days at DeWolf Park. Events at the park drew a good crowd, however, celebrations were tempered a little with the announcement that the fireworks show would be cancelled because of fog. The fireworks that would have been used on Thursday will be added to the Canada Day fireworks show on July 1.

Gun play at DeWolf Park