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Events for July 31, 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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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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9:00 AM

31st Annual Downtown Horse Show

July 31 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Halifax Lancers, 1690 Bell Road
Halifax, B3H 2Z3 Canada

The 31st Annual Downtown Horse Show will take place on Sunday, July 31st. The Downtown Horse Show is a day long equestrian competition, where competitors from Lancers and outside entries will compete in a variety of events with the horses and ponies. The show presents a unique opportunity to bring your family and friends to […]

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7:00 PM

Shakespeare by the Sea Summer Season (2022)

July 31 @ 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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10:00 AM

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition

July 31 @ 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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7:00 PM

Blues/Fusion Dancing

July 31 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM on Sunday, repeating until September 26, 2022

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

Come join a non-profit group of dancers from different dance backgrounds that come together to dance to blues and fusion! Have a blast dancing on the waterfront!

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2:00 PM


July 31 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 PM on Sunday, repeating until September 10, 2022

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

July 3      Roving Steins                      July 10   Canary and the LovecatZ     July 17   Georges Hebert Jazz Quintet                 July 24  Solarocity with Krisanne Crowell                       July 31  Doris Mason  […]

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8:00 PM

Jason Mraz & Raining Jane

July 31 @ 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, 6101 University Ave.
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4R2 Canada
$60.50 – $100.50

Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Jason Mraz has announced the Lalalalivesongs Tour in celebration of Lalalalovesongs, his recently released collection of iconic ballads. Included in his most extensive run of Canadian dates in more than a decade, including a stop at Halifax's Rebecca Cohn Auditorium on Sunday, July 31. Raining Jane, the all-female eclectic rock/folk band and Mraz’s […]

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