From ocean-side concerts to night markets and food festivals, Halifax is known for its unforgettable events. Use our festival & events calendar to help plan your future Halifax adventures.

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Events for July 29, 2022

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Pawn Wise: The Atlantic All-Ages Chess Festival

July 29 - August 2
Saint Mary’s University, 923 Robie St
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3C3 Canada

Pawn Wise will feature two tournaments – the Canadian Senior Chess Championships and the inaugural Nova Scotia Mayflower Open – and a keynote address by P.h.D. Candidate Shruti Patelia, York University, on the topic of healthy aging. WHY PAWN WISE? Chess is an all ages sport. For the young, it is recognized as a valuable […]

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Halifax Busker Festival

July 27 - August 1
Halifax & Dartmouth Halifax & Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Canada

This summer, Halifax Busker Festival will entertain thousands across Halifax and Dartmouth's beautiful and historic downtown waterfronts.

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6:30 PM

West Coast Swing Dancing on Tall Ships Quay

July 29 @ 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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One event on August 19, 2022 at 6:30 PM

Tall Ships Quay, 1751 Lower Water St
Halifax, NS B3J 1S5 Canada

Come enjoy the relaxed social atmosphere created by dancing and playing to West Coast Swing Music, and maybe even give swing dancing a try! Hosted by Halifax West Coast Swing.

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7:00 PM

Shakespeare by the Sea Summer Season (2022)

July 29 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00PM every day repeating until September 4th, 2022, excluding mondays.
Point Pleasant Park, 5530 Point Pleasant Dr
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 1B5 Canada

This summer join the cast and crew of Shakespeare by the Sea at the picturesque Cambridge Battery in beautiful Point Pleasant Park for a night of theatre!

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8:45 PM

FIN Outdoor: The Summer of Sarah Polley!

July 29 @ 8:45 PM - 10:30 PM
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One event on July 15, 2022 at 8:55 PM

One event on July 22, 2022 at 8:50 PM

One event on July 29, 2022 at 8:45 PM

Halifax Public Gardens, Spring Garden Rd. &, Summer St
Halifax, B3J 3S9

This summer we celebrates Canadian icon Sarah Polley; author, activist, acclaimed actor and one of the most important and influential Canadian directors of the last 20 years. Forging her own path, she’s been in our hearts for decades and now it’s time to revisit some highlights from her storied career in film. Join FIN Outdoor […]

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10:00 AM

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition

July 29 @ 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until July 31, 2022

Halifax Exhibition Centre, 200 Prospect Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3T 1P2 Canada

Take a trip to the Vatican City without even packing a bag! Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition is a collection of the artist’s renowned ceiling frescoes from the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel, reproduced in a format that allows viewers to get face-to-face with the masterpieces. Through 34 artfully displayed reproductions, this innovative presentation includes world-renowned pieces […]

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8:00 PM

Live Jazz versions of classics and current pop hits at Pacifico

July 29 @ 8:00 PM - 11:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 PM on Friday, repeating indefinitely

An event every week that begins at 8:00 PM on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Pacifico, 5171 George St,
Halifax,, B3J 1M6

This Ain’t Your Average Jazz Band The G Street Band plays jazz standards mixed in with high-energy, jazz versions of classics and current pop hits - every Friday and Saturday night at The New Pacifico in Halifax. The evening starts off low key as people enjoy a curated menu and specialty cocktails in an elegant setting.  From there it builds over the […]

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8:45 PM


July 29 @ 8:45 PM - 11:15 PM
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An event every week that begins at 8:45 PM on Friday, repeating until July 29, 2022

the Public Gardens, Spring Garden Rd. &, Summer St
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3S9 Canada

Every FRIDAY,  July 8 to July 29     8:45 to 11:15 PM THE SUMMER OF SARAH POLLEY       July 8          My Life Without Me, 2003   (Rated 14A)July 15        Away From Her, 2006         (Rated PG) July 22:       Take This Waltz, 2011        (Rated 18A)July 29:       Stories We Tell, 2012         (Rated PG)

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7:00 PM

Natal Day X Grand Oasis

July 29 @ 7:00 PM - August 1 @ 10:30 PM
Grand Parade, 1770 Barrington St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3K4 Canada

The Grand Oasis Festival Series – a free festival to celebrate music, art, and culture at Grand Parade in downtown Halifax. The festival will take place from June 21 to Oct. 1, 2022.   Celebrate Natal Day weekend with Ria Mae, Haviah Mighty, Aquakultre, Mass Choir, and more!

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