Festivals & events in Halifax

Halifax is the events capital of Atlantic Canada. With Halifax's rich cultural history, many universities and colleges and a booming tourism industry the city boasts hundreds of events for everyone all year round.

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Festivals and Fun in Halifax and all over Nova Scotia

With over 800 festivals and events taking place in Nova Scotia each year your delegates are sure to find some fun before, during or after your next meeting or convention in Halifax. Whether it is the skirl of bagpipes and the pageantry of the kilts at the Nova Scotia International Tattoo (repeatedly cited by the American Bus Association as one of the “Top 100 events in North America”). Or the antics of multi-talented street performers spread out all along the waterfront boardwalk at the Halifax International Busker Festival. Or the toe tapping, hand clapping Acadian music at the Grou Tyme Festival. There is always something special happening in Nova Scotia. Here is a sampling of the annual festivals and events taking place annually:

Halifax Celtic Feis is a step dancing, fiddle playing extravaganza promoting Celtic heritage and culture through music, food, dance, and literary and visual arts. This festival offers something Celtic for everyone.

Stan Rogers Folk Festival is a gathering of some of the finest songwriters and performers in North America to celebrate the music of legendary folk singer Stan Rogers.

Mahone Bay Wooden Boat Festival is an annual 4 day festival celebrating classic & wooden boat heritage. Enjoy the extensive workshops, parade, fireworks and live entertainment.

Digby Scallop Days celebrates of world famous scallop fleet with added events for children and entertainment.

Celtic Colours International Festival where the sounds of fiddles, pipes and voices in song echo over the Cape Breton as 250 musicians, dancers, singers, and storytellers perform all across the Island. Also cited by the American Bus Association as one of the top 100 events in North America.

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