photo: Stubborn Goat Beer Garden
Okay summer, we’re ready for you!
If you’re looking for some fun ways to kick of the season, keep reading- we’ve got something fun for you to do for every day this month!
1980 Robie St. – Central Halifax
Kick off the month with a night of laughs at opening weekend of Last Laugh Comedy Club, the new club from Halifax ComedyFest.
June 2 – Cold Waters Seafood Festival
Memory Lane Heritage Village, Lake Charlotte, NS
Head to the Eastern Shore to sample some of the freshest seafood our province has to offer during the Eastern Shore Cold Waters Seafood Festival, taking place June 2-3, 2018.
Once you’ve had your fill of clams, mussels, lobster, fishcakes, chowder, and more, check out the many activities including photo booths, dory rides, and buoy painting.
June 3 – Switch Dartmouth
Head over to Portland St. and Prince Andrew Rd. for a day filled with live music, food trucks, bouncy castles, and so much more!
June 4 – Grab a cone at The Dairy Bar
5688 Spring Garden Rd. – Downtown Halifax
Swing by Dairy Bar on South Park St. for some of the city’s most drool-worthy ice cream!
Need more ice cream? Check out 7 of Halifax’s Most Drool-Worthy Ice Creameries
June 5 – Plan a shopping trip to Halifax!
Make plans with your friends, family, or designated shopping buddy to come to Halifax this month for summer shopping! June is Fashion Month in Halifax, and Discover Halifax has partnered with major local shopping centres for the entire summer, to create some INCREDIBLE discounts just for out-of-town shoppers!
If you’re a non-HRM resident (with a valid ID), you can fill out the online form with your non-HRM postal code to access the downloadable/printable offer booklet filled with deals and discounts at various retailers at Dartmouth Crossing, Halifax Shopping Centre and Mic Mac Mall.
Prefer to get a hard copy? Just visit the info desks at Halifax Shopping Centre or Mic Mac Mall for a hard copy OR any of the participating retail stores in Dartmouth Crossing for the discounts booklet!
1593 Argyle St. – Downtown Halifax
We just can’t get enough of Mamma Mia – and neither can anyone else! Thanks to popular demand, the show has been extended for a second time, so grab your tickets while you still can!
June 7 – Halifax Greek Fest
Greek Fest is on this year from June 7-10, 2018 at St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church and Community Centre.
Join in on the celebration of the oldest and largest cultural festival in Halifax for an evening of food, music and dance!
June 8 – North by Night Market
2055 Gottingen St. – North End
Stop by Squiggle Park for the North End’s most popular party and enjoy good eats, vintage finds, local crafts, and more!
1682 Hollis St. – Downtown Halifax
Celebrate the city’s cocktail movement with a night of amazing drinks! Guests will receive 2 signature Hendricks cocktails and have their choice of Hendrick’s-and-tonic creations while enjoying a round of croquet.
Croquet dress code is absolutely encouraged!
Learn more about Drink Atlantic cocktail festival, on in Halifax June 7-9, 2018.
June 10 – Enjoy the views from Citadel Hill
5424 Sackville St. – Downtown Halifax
For the best views in Downtown Halifax, hike up to the top of Citadel Hill. Choose between ocean view or city view and take it all in!
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1641 Fairfield Rd. – South End
Every Monday and Wednesday from June 1–September 30, St. Mary’s Boat Club hosts a paddle night on the Halifax Arm. Get out of your regular routine and join a paddle around the Northwest Arm for just $15.
Local Tip: Canoe rentals are FREE on weekends during these months!
Want more outdoor adventure? Check out the 9 BEST Routes for Canoeing and Kayaking in Halifax!
June 12 – Sign up for a food tour!
1209 Marginal Rd. – Downtown Halifax
Grab a snack from one of the market’s many local vendors and enjoy it up on the rooftop terrace.
Saturdays are the most popular days to visit, but visit the market during the week for the Saturday vendors’ most popular items sold all week long at The Shelf.
Can’t get enough farmers’ markets? Check out The Halifax Farmers’ Market Bucket List: 7 Can’t-Miss Markets
June 14 – Rollerblade at the Emera Oval
5775 Cogswell St. – Downtown Halifax
Skating season may be over, but that doesn’t mean the Oval is closed! Rent rollerblades or bring your bikes, skateboard, or scooter, and enjoy the Oval all summer long.
June 15 – Enjoy a delicious, cold beer outdoors!
Celebrate the start of the weekend with a cold beer in the summer sunshine at Stillwell Beergarden at Spring Garden Road and South Park Street, or at the Stubborn Goat Beer Garden on the Halifax waterfront.
June 16 – East Coast Cider Festival
2901 Windsor St. – North End
Cider lovers rejoice! Spend the day sampling ciders from around the Maritimes at the East Coast Cider Festival.
June 17 – Father’s Day/ Antique Car Show
5435 Clam Harbour Rd. – Eastern Shore
What better way to celebrate Dad than with a visit to the 18th Annual Father’s Day Antique Car Show. Check out vintage vehicles, enjoy BBQ, and race your own handmade cars.
June 18 – Picnic in the Public Gardens
5665 Spring Garden Rd. – Downtown Halifax
Enjoy lunch al fresco with a picnic at Public Gardens! Bring your own lunch or pick something up from the Garden’s Uncommon Grounds café.
5151 South St. – Downtown Halifax
Halifax’s newest chocolate shop is the perfect place to get your sugar fix! Good luck choosing between the array of chocolates, macaroons, and pastries!
June 20 – Machine de Cirque
2 Ochterloney St. – Downtown Dartmouth
June 21 – Make Music Day 2018
Halifax Public Gardens – Downtown Halifax
Celebrate your passion for music at Make Music Day, where everyone is invited to join in and share their musical talents with the public.
June 22 – Route Halifax St. Pierre
Halifax Waterfront – Downtown Halifax
Come down to the waterfront to celebrate the 350-mile ocean race from Halifax to Saint-Pierre et Miquelon.
Wanderer Grounds – Downtown Halifax
Join in the excitement as Canada takes on the US for the Men’s Rugby International Test Match, taking place on the Wanderers Grounds in Downtown Halifax.
June 24 – Go chase some waterfalls!
Get out of the city and track down some of the region’s prettiest waterfalls.
June 25 – Hit the beach!
It may not quite be warm enough to swim yet (though kudos if you’re brave enough!), but it’s still beach season!
June 26 – Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo
1800 Argyle St. – Downtown Halifax
Join visitors and participants from around the world for the Royal NS International Tattoo. The 2.5 hour show incorporates drummers, acrobats, cyclists, military bands, choirs, and so much more.
June 27 – Find the perfect summer read at the Halifax Public Library
5440 Spring Garden Rd. – Downtown Halifax
Browse through five floors of options for the perfect summer read at the Halifax Central Library. Then enjoy your book on their rooftop terrace.
June 28 – Relax in a waterfront hammock
Halifax waterfront – Downtown Halifax
Relax in one of the waterfront hammocks while enjoying the sea breeze and ocean views. Total bliss.
June 29 – EPIC Canadian
Graham’s Grove – Dartmouth
Grab your sneakers and your bathing suit and head over to the largest multi-sports event in Eastern Canada.
June 30 – Halifax Ribfest
1521 Lower Water St. – Downtown Halifax
Rounding out the month is one of the city’s most popular summer events! Bring an appetite, stock up on wet naps, and go to town on the best BBQ the South has to offer.
There you have it, your June schedule, complete! Share this with your pals and start making plans to experience the best things to see and do in Halifax this month!
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