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Nocturne: A city-wide nighttime art show in the heart of K'jipuktuk/Halifax

Downtown Halifax
6 hours
October 19, 2019

About This Experience

Experience an evening of art and wonder in the heart of K’jipuktuk/Halifax.

Nocturne: Art at Night is a fall festival that brings art and energy to the streets of Halifax between 6 pm and midnight.

This free annual event showcases and celebrates the local visual arts scene, giving locals, visitors, artists and art-novices alike the opportunity to experience the art of K’jipuktuk/Halifax in a whole new light.

For a chance to see Halifax’s nightscape transformed by artists, Nocturne is the ticket! Enjoy this free, city-wide nighttime art show on Saturday, October 19, 2019!


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What to Bring

Comfortable walking shoes
Travel mug with warm beverage!
Official Nocturne Guide and Map

The official Nocturne Guide and Map will be available in The Coast Newspaper and at nocturnehalifax.ca/guide.

Things you should know

Daily Availability:Saturday
Meetup LocationThroughout Downtown Halifax & Downtown Dartmouth
Kick-off partyThursday, October 17, 2019
Free Shuttle BusTwo free chartered Metro Transit buses will be available to the public during Nocturne and will follow a route mapped out specially to stop close to Nocturne projects and galleries in Halifax. Find the route in the Nocturne program guide!
Ferry-okeKaraoke on the Halifax-Alderney ferry from 6pm-midnight.
ParkingThe event is located throughout downtown Dartmouth and downtown Halifax. There is street parking as well as private parking in lots. The evening tends to be very busy so it could be challenging to find parking in the core, and in past years there has been a lot of pedestrian traffic, so driving through the downtown could be slower than usual. If you need a parking spot, we recommend using the Scotia Square Parkades which will put you you in the heart of the action!
Merch and informationLocated at the Nocturne Hub (see Nocturne Guide for location)
Unceded Mi'kmaq territoryGeographically, Nocturne takes place within the Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) people first signed with the British Crown in 1725. The treaties did not deal with the surrender of lands and resources but in fact recognized Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.
Downtown Halifax
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