Since there are only 6 weeks left of summer vacation, you'll definitely want to jam pack as much as you can. After a while, small town road trips and secret swimming holes may get a little boring for some people, and sometimes you just need something a little more local to do.
Halifax has tons of awesome activities and events, happening both in the city and in the HRM coming up this summer. So be sure to pull out your agendas, buy some tickets, text your friends, and make some plans to do some of these incredible things.
Attend the Tallship Regatta
These unbelievable ships will be settling into the Halifax Harbour from July 29th to August 1st. With a massive list of events, this event is one that's not to be missed.
Check out the Gottingen Block Party
Hosted by Halifax Pride, the Gottingen Block Park starting at July 28th at 6:00 pm, this event will feature local DJ's, Food Trucks and much more! Be sure to check it out this week!
Watch the Halifax Barge Fireworks
An absolutely perfect way to spend your evening on Natal Day. Head down to the harbour and watch an incredible firework display!
Go to Halifax Seaport Beerfest
From August 11th to 12th at the Cunard Centre, this event will feature over 300 craft beers with tasting sessions on both days! Check out the details for this wicked event here.
Check out the North By Night Market
This adorable local night market is a wonderful place to support local businesses! From 7:00-10:00 pm on August 11th in Squiggle Park, enjoy your evening dancing, eating, and shopping!
Try out Sunday morning yoga!
Hosted by Halifax's Lululemon, this event will take place on August 11th, starting at 9:20 am, this event will take place in a surprise outdoor location. For more info, check out the event here.
Go to the Halifax Busker Festival
Running from August 2nd to 7th, the 31st annual Halifax Busker Festival, is one of the greatest events Halifax has to offer. Stroll along the waterfront and take in the talents of some incredible buskers!
Go to Foam Fest
Only a short drive from Halifax, this event hosted by 365 Sports Inc, is one you won't want to miss. Be sure to register your team asap!
Attend Bastid's BBQ
Located at the Olympic Hall Community Centre on Hunter Street, this event hosted by Skratch Bastid. The event will feature local musicians and of course Skratch Bastid himself!
Try out Goat Yoga
Visit Kayak Halifax for a paddle around
Before the close up for the season and while the weather is still beautiful, be sure to go for a paddle around the Halifax Harbour with Kayak Halifax!
Attend India Fest
From August 11th-13th, this incredible event at the Halifax Forum is one you should not miss. From henna, Indian Food, dancing and more, be sure to mark this one on your calendars!
Go to the Halifax Colour Festival
Hosted at Dalhousie University on September 10th, the 3rd annual Halifax Colour Festival is a great way for you and your friends to kick off the school year!
Visit the Halifax Urban Folk Festival
With 8 different venues, HUFF will feature local musicians with more artists being announced soon! The event runs from August 27th to September 3rd, so be sure to get your tickets asap!
Check out the 14th Annual Northern Lights Lantern Festival
This awesome annual festival in Merv Sullivan Park has tons of activities for attendees to enjoy! From lantern making, bouncy castles, a petting zoo, a free BBQ and fireworks to finish off the evening!
Go to a Shakespeare By The Sea performance
With shows running to September 3rd, head down to Point Pleasant Park to watch one of their incredible shows. Check out their summer schedule here.
Cruise around with Luckett Wines On The Water
This amazing two-hour cruise will sail you around the harbor while you enjoy some samples of Luckett's wine and the music of local artists.