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10 Things To Do in Halifax This June

1. Connect with nature (and yourself) on a mindful hike


Embark on a scenic hike with Elevate and Explore Black Nova Scotia and Different Rooute at Gibraltar Rock Loop. Settle into a mindfulness session and finish off with a delicious meal, provided by ComfortHFX for the perfect weekend day trip.

Elevate & Explore Black NS Vibes & Views | June 10 | Gibraltar Rock Loop Trailhead

2. Celebrate Halifax's maritime culture at One Port City Day

Make your way to the Halifax Seaport to celebrate Halifax as a port city. Perfect for the whole family, enjoy fun games and activities, carnival treats, a BBQ, vessel exhibits, live music, and more. With so much to see and do, there’s no better way to learn about the Port of Halifax. The best part? It’s all free. 

One Port City Day | June 10 | Halifax Seaport
*Rain date: June 17

3. Dive into the sonic landscapes of Kjipuktuk and beyond at EVERYSEEKER

Check out EVERYSEEKER this month, an experimental music festival that transcends the boundaries of space and time. Step into a captivating journey where celestial melodies mingle with pulsating beats, creating an ethereal sonic experience. This festival showcases artists who challenge and subvert industry norms – highlighting the underground, the revolutionary, the emergent, and fringe dreamers.

EVERYSEEKER Festival | June 14-18 | Multiple locations

4. Check out a brand-new, kid-friendly interactive exhibit

Experience the innovative processes that give rise to Indigenous knowledge by observing, listening, experimenting, and sharing at the Discovery Centre’s newest exhibit, Indigenous Ingenuity. Build an igloo, harpoon for fish, test your archery skills, and more at this educational, interactive exhibit, perfect for the whole family to enjoy. With so much to learn, see, and do, you’ll have no issue keeping the kids entertained here.

Indigenous Ingenuity | On view until September 3 | Discovery Centre

5. Check out a new business

From glossy cocktail bars to charming shops, Halifax is bursting with new businesses, perfect to bring on the summer season.

Sugar Fix | 5639 Spring Garden Rd
Lilac & Thistle | 1496 Lower Water St
Mera Café & Bar | 1595 Barrington St
Pop By The Store | 1668 Barrington St
Tribeca Bistro & Bar | 1688 Barrington St

6. Celebrate all things local at a community market

Grab your friends and family and check out a lively local market this month. Enjoy live music, street food, and pop-up shops from your favourite local artisans. There’s no better way to kick off the summer season than by supporting local at one of these incredible markets.

North By Night | June 9 | 2037 Gottingen St
Supernova Market | June 17 | Halifax Waterfront
Dartmouth Open Street Sunday | June 25 | Portland St, downtown Dartmouth

7. Head out on a sun-soaked beach day

Welcome the warm weather with a trip to the beach. Not sure where to begin with planning the ultimate beach day? No problem – we’ve put a list of Salt & Sand Itineraries together to suit all types of beach-goers. All you have to do is pack a bathing suit, a towel, sunscreen, and a sense of adventure. 

8. Celebrate maritime history at the world's largest annual indoor show

Prepare yourselves for the iconic Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo, returning to Halifax on June 30th. Enjoy thrilling acts from marching bands, acrobats, dancers, pipes and drums, and much more. This show is perfect for the whole family to enjoy, and you’ll even get one free kid ticket with the purchase of one adult/senior ticket.

Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo | June 30 – July 3 | Scotiabank Centre

9. Hang on the edge of your seat at a HFX Wanderers game

The Halifax Wanderers are playing three home games this month. Throw on your best blue shirt and make your way to the Wanderers Grounds for an action-packed match, filled with fun music and buzzing with energy. 

HFX Wanderers Home Games | June 10, 17, 30 | Wanderers Grounds

10. Get your live entertainment fix at STAGES Theatre Festival

If live theatre is your jam, you won’t want to miss STAGES, a festival that focuses on bold and innovative new work that toes the line of what theatre can be. From full productions to family offerings and interactive pieces, STAGES highlights new performances from Atlantic Canada and beyond.

STAGES Theatre Festival | June 6-11 | Alderney Landing