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Great Festivals and Events to Attend in Halifax

Fri, 12 Jul 2013 by Polycorp

Halifax is an awesome place to be during the summertime. And even though Canada Day has passed, there are still plenty of festivals, events and activities for you and your family to enjoy. As a new Halifax NS condo owner, this is the perfect opportunity for you to get out and get to know your neighbors. Here’s the rundown for what’s happening in August.

Celebrate the city’s 118th Halifax-Dartmouth Natal Day July 31st to August 5th at the Bell Aliant Natal Day Festival. Perfect for all ages, this six day event is filled with live concerts, a comedy show, fireworks show, parade and much more.

Also running from July 31st to August 5th is the Halifax International Busker Festival. Here you’ll witness street theatre on five stages, with performances by dancers, acrobats, comedians, contortionists and musicians from around the world. Running daily from noon to 10:00 pm, this event is absolutely free. Just don’t forget to tip the performers in the busker hats.

KISS returns to Nova Scotia after last performing here in 1999. Headlining the KISS Monster Tour 2013, they’ll be rocking it out at the Halifax Metro Centre on August 1st. American hard rock band, Shinedown, is the opening act. This is a must see show for rock enthusiasts! And since the venue isn’t too far from your condo in Halifax NS, you can walk or carpool to the venue.  

Taste and learn about different beers and ciders throughout Canada and around the world at the 7th annual Halifax Seaport BeerFest. This is two-day event takes place Friday, August 9th and Saturday, August 10th.

Baseball fans can get a preview of the future of baseball at the Canadian Junior Baseball Championships from August 15-19th. Often called, “The Memorial Cup of Canadian Junior Baseball,” you’ll see ten teams filled with the very best junior-aged baseball players, representing each Canadian province except Alberta.

The annual Clam Harbour Beach Sandcastle competition is Sunday, August 18th at Clam Harbour Beach. Either build the sand castle of your dreams or watch them being built. The beach opens at 9:00 am and the event will take place rain or shine. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed on the beach or in the park and only service dogs are permitted.

Other events include SandJam Halifax featuring Legends Cup Tennis and Canada Cup Volleyball and the 7th annual outdoor concert, Weir Rockin’ 2013.

As you can see, there are definitely plenty of events to keep you entertained and your schedules filled this August. So in addition to hanging out around your condo in Halifax NS, get out and experience the cool happenings around town throughout the month.


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