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Canada Day 2018 events via HRM Canada Day

Thursday, June 28

Bedford Days’ Kids Extravaganza family fun  at DeWolf Park with an evening of face painting,  carriage rides, Nerf tag and mermaids  followed by a fireworks show. From  7-9pm.

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Alderney Landing 

We’re gearing up once again for our Annual Boardwalk Artists Interactive Art event for Saturday, June 30, 6-9pm!

The Royal Nova Scotia Tattoo will be hosting 9 groups of International performers with scheduled appearances throughout the Downtown Dartmouth Core.

The Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission is closing Portland Street for a Street Party full of performance and family activities

Alderney Landing is hosting Art in the Park on the Ferry Terminal Side with tonnes of large scale interactive community art projects for everyone – Mural painting, Canadian Wildlife Sculpture Park, Live Music, Dance Station, Balloons, games and prizes!

Huge Art and Craft Market inside the Alderney Landing Market Area.

To top it all off The Great Race will be finishing at Alderney Landing during our event which means our grounds will be host to over 100 vintage automobiles

Friday, June 29

The Village at Dartmouth Crossing  hosts a concert by R&B’s Keonte Beals followed by fireworks at the Pondside Amphitheater located at 74 Hector Gate.  It is from 8-10pm.

Canada Day EVE Celebration of Music and Art

We’re gearing up once again for our Annual Boardwalk Artists Interactive Art event for Saturday, June 30, 6-9pm!
Registration is now open for Art & Craft Vendor tables in the market, $28.00 per table. We also welcome food vendors!

In light of our astounding success last year, we’re continuing our partnership with the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo and Downtown Dartmouth and coordinating one heck of a Canada Day EVE Celebration of Music and Art!!

-The Royal Nova Scotia Tattoo will be hosting 9 groups of International performers with scheduled appearances throughout the Downtown Dartmouth Core

-The Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission is closing a section of Portland Street for a Street Party full of performance and family activities (King to Alderney Drive will be closed from 5:30 to 9:30 pm for th event)

-Alderney Landing is hosting Art in the Park on the Ferry Terminal Side with tonnes of large scale interactive community art projects for everyone – Mural painting, Canadian Wildlife Sculpture Park, Live Music, Dance Station, Balloons, games and prizes!

-Alderney Landing is hosting a huge Art and Craft Market inside the Alderney Landing Market Area.

-To top it all off The Great Race will be finishing at Alderney Landing during our event which means our grounds will be host to over 100 vintage automobiles!

The event is on Saturday, June 30th, 6-9pm. Vendor set up starts at 4pm. Tear down from 9-10pm.

This event is a success thanks to the support of Heritage Canada.

Dartmouth Pancake Breakfast Jul 1, 2018 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Start Canada Day 2018 with a FREE pancake breakfast at Alderney Landing on the Dartmouth Waterfront (while supplies last).

The Lions Club, DND and our Air Cadets Dedicate their Canada Day to make this event special for our community. We sincerely thank them for their amazing work.

Alderney Landing, Dartmouth

Halifax Pancake Breakfast Jul 1, 2018 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Start Canada Day 2018 with a FREE pancake breakfast at the Halifax Grand Parade (while supplies last).

The Lions Club, DND and our Air Cadets Dedicate their Canada Day to make this event special for our community. We sincerely thank them for their amazing work.

Grand Parade, Halifax
Phone:  #311

Canada Day Family Fun Fest  Jul 1, 2018 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Don’t miss this Canada Day tradition in Halifax! The largest family celebration of our birthday in Atlantic Canada.

FREE entertainment, interactive activities, science experiments, food trucks, face painting, and inflatable attractions.

For the first time we will also have The Canadian Armed Forces Parachute Team,The Skyhawks, preforming their close-proximity sky formations for a spectacular show of skill and courage!

Shows and meet and greets by the K9 Hi Flyers Dog Agility Team.

Touch-A-Truck Provided by the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo

MUCH MUCH MORE!

Emera Oval, Halifax Common

Canadian Armed Forces Parachute Team, The SkyHawks Jul 1, 2018 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
The Canadian Armed Forces Parachute Team, The SkyHawks, is Canada’s only military parachute demonstration team. For over 40 years, they have represented Canada and the Canadian Armed Forces to over 75 million spectators worldwide under their signature Canadian flag parachutes. Thanks to our partnership with the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo, the SkyHawks will be in Halifax for Canada Day!

Bringing their parachutes in close proximity to build formations in the sky, the team puts on a spectacular show. Performing these aerobatic parachute formations requires a high level of skill and courage; and is known as Canopy Relative Work.

Come see this aerial display above the Emera Oval / Halifax Commons this Canada Day! Come see the intro from the North American Big Brass Band Summer School at 11:00am closely followed by SkyHawks! Part of this year’s Family Fun Fest program (more details on this event on the Family Fun Fest event listing).
Emera Oval

Official Canada Day Opening Ceremonies Jul 1, 2018 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Free admission to the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site.

Celebrate Canada’s 151st Birthday with FREE admission to the Halifax Citadel – a Confederation-era site! It all starts with the firing of the iconic noon gun followed by the traditional 21-gun salute and national anthem. Enjoy bands, 78th Highlander military performances, presentations and don’t miss the official Canada Day cake served by a 78th Highlander. Bring your friends and family and enjoy the atmosphere while you celebrate this significant milestone in our history as a nation!

Singing of “O Canada” at 12:00 pm and FREE Canada Day Cake at 12:30 pm.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL (902)426-5080

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada
Phone:  (902)426-5080

Free Concert At Sullivans Pond Jul 1, 2018 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Free gazebo concert at Sullivan’s Pond –
Featuring Canadian Artists

Performing artists will be announced soon!

Free Maple Leaf Cookies while quantities last.
Sullivans Pond, Dartmouth

Free Concert in the Public Gardens  Jul 1, 2018 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Join us in The Halifax Public Gardens for a FREE Canada Day Concert.

Free maple cookies while quantities last.

Halifax Public Gardens

Main Event Concert  Jul 1, 2018 5:00 PM – 11:59 PM
Everyone’s favorite free, all-age, concert of the summer is back at Alderney Landing this year!

Put on your red and white, and get ready to celebrate together.

Juno nominated Allan Rayman makes his Atlantic Canadian debut to show Halifax exactly why major festivals like Osheaga, Field Trip, Bunbury Festival and others have nabbed this breakout artist for their stage this summer. Allan Rayman is known for being quite on social media, preferring to let his sound speak for itself. His music is a smokey blend of alternative R&B meets grunge-rock and will be a perfect headliner to what promises to be one of the most spectacular LIVE music experiences of summer ’18.

Another Juno nominated artist, and Dartmouth favourite, MoKenney Music is fresh off an ECMA win from her latest album, ‘The Details’, and is ready to rock the Canada Day Main Stage. Mo Kenney has been consistently producing some of the best music to come out of the region with captivating vocals, and song writing, wrapped in a cozy indie vibe we can’t get enough of.

Supporting acts will include Nova Scotia’s own T.Thomason ‘s raw and emotional rock sound and Alfie who’s been transforming his hip-hop swag to a matured, sultry R&B, act with serious soul.

The day wraps up with our iconic firework show over the Halifax Harbour, but the night is JUST getting started… Skratch Bastid, Canadian DJ legend and official ambassador to Red Bull 3Style, is back in Halifax to remind you that true turntabilism is alive and well. Skratch Bastid has unreal energy at his shows, playing whatever it takes to keep the crowd pumped up and moving late into the night.

All ages concert with 19+ Licensed Area (I.D. Required)

Alderney Landing, Dartmouth

Official Canada Day Fireworks Jul 1, 2018 10:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Our spectacular firework show is back on the Dartmouth Waterfront! The best viewing area is from the concert crowd at Alderney Landing or if you don’t want to be in the concert area, bring your chairs or blankets to the green space along Ferry Terminal Park!
Dartmouth Waterfront

7:00 PM: The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo

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Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo Planning “Canada Day The Tattoo Way”

Don’t look for the same-old Canada Day Parade this year: the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo is taking over the Halifax Commons for their Canada Day fun – and the SkyHawks parachute team will be dropping in!

Instead of a Canada Day Parade, visitors can head to the Commons for free all-day fun for the whole family.

“We’re extremely excited to have the SkyHawks parachute team join us this year. They’ll do a jump at 11:30 am over the Commons,” says Jennie King, Managing Director and Executive Producer of the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo.

“We’ll also have Tattoos and Trucks, an interactive display with all kinds of vehicles from the Canadian Armed Forces, Halifax Regional Police, Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency and other partners.”

The Canadian Armed Forces are sending a Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) and a G-Wagon, Halifax Regional Police is sending a police SUV, and Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency is sending a fire engine and a rescue truck.

There will also be live music and performances, science experiments, face painting, crafts, bouncy castles, and food trucks at the Halifax Commons. The City will also have shows and meet and greets with the K9 Hi Flyers Dog Agility Team.

The Tattoo plans to host two shows on Canada Day, says King, due to the popularity of the holiday show.

“The Tattoo is all about patriotism and inspiring its audience with the stories of brave men and women who fought for freedom and peace. Canada Day has always been our best-seller and we decided to schedule an evening show this year to accommodate the crowds.”

King noted that audiences will get out just in time for fireworks over the Halifax Harbour.

A full roster of Canada Day events throughout HRM can be found online by visitingwww.hrmcanadaday.ca.

For more information about the Tattoo’s Canada Day plans, please call Jess Ilse at 902-420-4625 or email her at jilse@nstattoo.ca.

Bedford Fireworks , July 1

The Bedford Days Canada Day Celebrations fired off at DeWolf Park at 10pm.

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Source: HRM website

(http://hrmcanadaday.ca/events.php)

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