Summer is here, and Halifax is bursting with family-friendly events and festivals to keep you and your loved ones entertained throughout the sunny season. Here’s a list of some of the exciting activities happening in Halifax this month of July that the whole family can enjoy, from outdoor concerts and food festivals to street performances and art exhibitions. So, grab your hiking boots, pack your picnic basket, and let us all make this summer unforgettable!
Halifax Mural Festival
A community-based art festival called the Halifax Mural Festival produced murals on Quinpool Road and in other parts of Halifax. Throughout a week, both well-known and up-and-coming artists will add color to renowned public locations. Keep an eye out for the release of the artist roster and details of the festival’s special events. The festival will run until July 9, 2023.
Dartmouth at Dusk
The tent at Alderney Gate will host a summertime series of homemade fairs. Every market is open to the public and runs from 5 to 9 p.m. each day. Makers include bakers, brewers, ceramicists, painters, fashion designers, and more! Bring the family to see the local talent, and take home some gems and genuine Atlantic Canadian stuff!
Maritime Fiddle Festival
The 74th Annual Maritime Fiddle Festival, Canada’s oldest old-time fiddle festival and competition, is sure to be a toe-tapping good time. The festival draws participants and spectators from all around North America and the world each year. Join the celebration at NSCC Ivany Campus Dartmouth this July 7th to 8th!
East Coast Kite Festival
The Indian Festivals Club of Nova Scotia (IFCNS), the sibling organization of the Atlantic Kite Festival Society, was split off in 2017. The Atlantic Kite Festival Society wants to inspire people to “Fly as High as You Can” throughout their participation. This proverb can be used when flying a kite in adverse weather conditions, such as wind and rain. The adage, however, can also be used to describe actual life circumstances in which we must overcome hurdles.
The symbolism and mythology associated with flying kites varies from one culture to the next and is influenced by that culture’s history. The Atlantic Kite Festival Society wants to draw attention to the fact that these civilizations all enjoy flying kites.
AFRIFEST: African Festival of Arts and Culture
Annually, the African Festival of Arts and Culture exhibits the distinctive cultural history and creative endeavors of persons of African descent residing in Nova Scotia. This event is free and open to the public and will be held at the Sackville Landing on Lower Water Street.
More events and festivals to choose from at https://www.familyfuncanada.com/halifax/july-events/
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