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It has been a long, cold winter! Folk in Halifax are glad to be outside again! This spring and summer, while there will be some changes in the “normal” , will be full of fun days and nights. In this article, we will highlight the festivals that are already confirmed for the next few months. You don’t want to miss these festivals. They are always a lot of fun, and this year there will be a new feeling of freedom celebrated. Besides, nobody throws a festival like Halifax throws a festival.
Before the warm months, and days of music, games, shows, and fun begin, we would like to remind everyone that we have been out of touch with outdoor living for a while now. Please take a moment to inspect your equipment before venturing back outside. Make sure your phone is in good working order and your cell phone charges. If you need a new battery or charger, take care of it now. If you are a diabetic, you may want to replace your old blood glucose meter. Ascensia is the maker of Contour Meters and experts in the field of diabetes for more than 70 years. Click this link for a Bayer Contour Meter Coupon. Be sure everyone in your group is safe.
Atlantic Festivals of Music
Wed, Apr 28 – Fri, Apr 30
Mt St Vincent University; 166 Bedford Hwy, Halifax, NS, Canada
From the organizer: “Atlantic Festivals of Music Halifax offer inspiring and entertaining performances by virtuoso Yamaha Artists. Our featured performers include spectacular instrumentalists, vocalists, and ensembles. We get excellent feedback from ensemble directors, musicians, guest performers, clinicians, and adjudicators.”
“Some 3,000 icians from North America perform for internationally recognized judges. Evening concerts, instrument specific clinics, workshops, and participants’ dances are included in this event.”
The NSLC Festival of Wines
Wed, May 5 – Sat, May 8
Cunard Centre, 961 Marginal Rd, Halifax, NS, Canada
The NSLC Festival of Wines will be shifting to May 5-8, 2021 and The NSLC Festival of Whisky will move to September 22-25, 2021. Both Festivals will be held at this time annually and will take place at the Cunard Centre through to 2023. For more information on these festivals, click here.
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East Coast Kite Festival 2021
Sat, Jul 10 – Sun, Jul 11
Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, 5425 Sackville St, Halifax, NS, Canada
This is the 5th annual kite festival for kites in Halifax. Rent or buy kites of all sizes and come to this free event for families. There are plenty of food and drink vendors and beautiful kites!
Halifax Jazz Festival (virtual)
Tue, Jul 13 – Sun, Jul 18
Halifax Jazz Festival, 2882 Gottingen St, Halifax, NS, Canada
For Jazz lovers everywhere, this is their top annual event. Halifax Jazz Festival has been a fact of life for more than 30-years. This year, over 350 local musicians will play their music online for the virtual festival. This normally takes place on the historical waterfront, but we’re not going to let a little thing like a change of venue slow us down!
Halifax Busker Festival
Wed, Jul 28 – Mon, Aug 2
Halifax Waterfront, Lower Water St, Halifax, NS, Canada
Featuring the hilarious, wacky, and breathtaking entertainment that can only be found at the annual Halifax Busker Festival. Witness mind blowing shows from the world’s top street performance artists as they showcase their unique talents and skills with acrobatics, music, visual arts, comedy, fire shows, and so much more. This all-day event features live performance, music, and talent. It takes place in the city’s historic, downtown waterfront location.
Halifax Pride Festival 2021
Jul 15 – 25
The Westin Nova Scotian, 1181 Hollis St
Halifax, NS, Canada
The Halifax Pride Festival is one of the most successful merry time investments in Halifax. Annually, it brings in 20,000 visitors, guests, vendors, and entertainers. The following information about this years festival comes directly from the Halifaxpride.com site:
“Our collaborative community festival will feature small scale, daily, in-person live events on our Festival Site (the Garrison Grounds), showcasing a wide range of local talent. Our online program will provide a variety of entertaining and educational opportunities, including performances streamed from our Festival Site. We also welcome the return of our beverage garden, a Community Market, and a Health & Wellness Area – all in accordance with public health guidelines.
Using knowledge we gained from the 2020 festival, we once again hope to:
- Plan exceptional online and in-person gatherings
- Implement public health protocols to keep participants and organizers safe
- Empower QTBIPOC – centered spaces and events during the festival
- Provide event funding to 2SLGBTQ+ and QTBIPOC groups and individuals through our Community Event Funding Program
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Halifax, NS, CanadaPhoto credit: Sean Harrington
With a Festival Site at the Garrison Grounds, online events, and a range of community prioritized events each day, we cannot wait to share our full program with you in the months ahead.”
As you can see, this is a major event where thousands of people have poured their energy into making the event entertaining, educational, and an asset to the community. You are assured to learn something and to have a good time and get a better understanding of your community after spending the weekend here.
There are a lot of fun things lined up for Halifax in the coming months. We urge you to check the festival calendar often for changes. We also urge you to watch for online events and venue changes. The pandemic has shown us that plans change in moments. So, click here and save this to your computer. We Hope to see you there.