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10 Things To Do in Halifax This April


From farmers' markets to major sporting events, spring into a new season with 10 things to do in Halifax this April.

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1. Check out a local farmers' market


It's no question that Haligonians are devoted to shopping local from the incredible range of crafters, growers, makers, bakers, and farmers here in Halifax. There's no better way to greet the spring season than with a trip to a farmers' market.

Whether you're looking for fresh produce or pastries, you can find it all at one of Halifax's many farmers' markets.

Hello Spring | April 1 | Halifax Brewery Market
Seaforth Spring Market | April 1 | Seaforth Community Centre
Spring is Brewing | April 23 | Halifax Brewery Market

2. Hop over to an Easter event


Whether you're looking for an Easter egg hunt for the kids or a fun outing with your pals, Easter events are popping up across the Halifax region, making it the perfect excuse to get out.

Bunny Hop Market | April 2 | Mic Mac Mall
Annual Easter Egg Hunt | April 8-9 | Hatfield Farm
Easter High Tea | April 9 | The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse

3. Let your taste buds run wild at a foodie event

Explore samples of delectable foods, legendary cocktails, and fine wine highlighted from over 70 restaurants, wines, and beverages at Savour Food & Wine Festival on April 6.

Looking to take a deeper dive into the local cocktail scene? Over 20 of Halifax's best mixologists will be shaking up legendary cocktails at Imbibe: A Cocktail Event on April 19, complete with snacks and entertainment.

Savour Food & Wine Festival | April 6 | The Westin Nova Scotian
Imbibe: A Cocktail Event | April 19 | Lighthouse Arts Centre

4. Be one of the first to sample new local craft beer at Together We Brew

Join local craft beer fans and sample the creativity of over 40 Nova Scotia craft breweries from the largest taproom in the Maritimes. Share stories with local brew masters and enjoy live music while discovering Halifax's incredible local craft beer scene. With tons of brand-new brews to be unveiled, it's the perfect time to get out and try something new.

Together We Brew | April 1 | Halifax Seaport Pavilion 22

5. Celebrate Queer theatre at OutFest

From completed works that have been on tour, to new and emerging creations, see some of the best professional Queer theatre in Canada at OutFest, a 6-day festival happening at The Bus Stop Theatre.

This year's OutFest is set to be the largest to date. You can expect main and emerging stage performances, a staged reading, a YA (Young Audience) show, a Two-Spirit stage, and improv comedy. There will also be development workshops throughout the week, TalkBacks, and more interactive sessions to enjoy.

OutFest | April 24-30 | The Bus Stop Theatre

6. Geek out at Spring Geequinox


Calling all nerds and geeks! Gorge yourself on cosplay, a wide array of tabletop and video gaming, workshops, live shows, and over 80 vendors of geek-centric goods and services during Spring Geequinox from April 29-30. 

Spring Geequinox | April 29-30 | Halifax Forum

7. Savour the flavours of Quinpool Road Area on a neighbourhood culinary tour

Quinpool area is home to some of Halifax's most vibrant flavours, and there's a brand-new tour to experience the very best of it. Curated's Best of Quinpool Area Food Tour highlights some of the city's favourite restaurants, including El Chino Snack BarCheeky Neighbour DinerMorris East Pizzeria & Slice ShopSweet Hereafter CheesecakeryTruly Tasty, and The Oxford Taproom. Perfect for locals and visitors alike, expect casual bites, craft beverages, and good vibes on this three-hour foodie tour. 

Best of Quinpool Road Area Tour | Wednesday-Friday, all month long

8. Laugh 'til you cry at the Halifax ComedyFest

From April 26‑30, Halifax will be filled with laughter as 30+ comedians from across North America hit stages across the city for the Halifax ComedyFest. If laughter is the best medicine, a ComedyFest show is sure to cure all your ailments. It's the perfect excuse for a night out!

Halifax ComedyFest | April 26-30 | Multiple locations

9. Get your sports fix 


From lacrosse to figure skating, there are tons of sporting events happening this month. See the Halifax Mooseheads as they open the quest for the Gilles Courteau trophy on Scotiabank Centre ice, catch the Halifax Thunderbirds' final home game, and get excited for the Halifax Wanderers season opener. 

Stars on Ice, the world’s premier figure skating tour, is making a stop in Halifax on April 28, bringing Olympic, world and national medalists to the Scotiabank Centre for a thrilling evening of entertainment. Whether or not you're a figure skating enthusiast, this is a show you won't want to miss.

Halifax Mooseheads Playoff Game 2 | April 1 | Scotiabank Centre
Halifax Thunderbirds vs New York Riptide | April 22 | Scotiabank Centre
Stars on Ice | April 28 | Scotiabank Centre
Halifax Wanderers FC Home Opener | April 29 | Wanderers Grounds

10. Venture out on an Eastern Shore day trip


Looking for a way to enjoy the spring weather? Set out on an adventure along the Eastern Shore for a day trip the whole family will love.

Just 35 minutes outside of downtown Halifax, head to the Gaetz Brook Greenway and wander along 7km of flat, well-maintained lake-and-brook-side trails. With whimsical wooden sculptures of owls and birds placed along the trail, you'll feel as though you've stepped into a fairy tale.

After your stroll, pop into Eastern Shore’s Gallery, just a two-minute drive from the trailhead to browse ceramics and paintings by local artisans in a 200-year-old church.

Meander down the shore to warm up with a cup of tea from La Cuisine de Brigitte, a historic Acadian tearoom just 10 minutes away from the gallery. Feeling hungry? Grab a well-deserved meal from Rose & Rooter Café, a charming restaurant and bakery serving up comfort food, artisan sandwiches, and weekend brunch. Take in the breathtaking vistas of Seaforth before heading home along the scenic Marine Drive for the perfect spring outing.

Eastern Shore's Gallery | 40 E Chezzetcook Rd, Head of Chezzetcook
La Cuisine de Brigitte | 79 Hill Rd, West Chezzetcook
Rose & Rooter Café | 6502 HWY 207, Grand Desert

Note: While we have made every effort to ensure that the information listed here is accurate and up-to-date, dates and times of events are subject to change. Make sure to check the relevant event websites or social media channels before attending.

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