Destination Halifax Events - Here’s to a Memorable Summer in Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Destination Halifax`s art, culture, cuisine, and music make for non-stop family fun this summer.

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The annual RBC Multicultural Festival (June 30-July 3), the largest multicultural festival of its kind in Atlantic Canada, takes place at the Halifax Seaport with a showcase of performances, international cuisine, and cultural displays.

Halifax events summer festival season is well underway in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and with a fantastic line-up of Halifax events and festivals on the roster, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Alderney Landing will host a variety of entertainment, including a free Canada Day concert featuring The Trews and Natal Day Festivities with free concerts by Wintersleep and Steven Page – and don’t forget the fireworks over Halifax Harbour! A line-up of outdoor concerts featuring The Arcade Fire with Owen Pallett, Summer Rush featuring Pitbull, and M Fest featuring Broken Social Scene makes Alderney Landing a great destination for outdoor concerts in Halifax this summer.

Destination Halifax`s Halifax Travel Guide offers a wide array of experiences for Halifax visitors and residents. The annual RBC Multicultural Festival (June 30-July 3), the largest multicultural festival of its kind in Atlantic Canada, takes place at the Halifax Seaport with a showcase of performances, international cuisine, and cultural displays. Mawio’mi 2011 (July 1-3), an international PowWow, celebrates the rich Mi’kmaq culture of Atlantic Canada on the Halifax Common. The Peggy’s Cove Area Festival of the Arts (July 1-10) combines the beauty of the Peggy’s Cove Region with the talent of local artists. With over 2000 performers, The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo (July 1-8) is the world’s largest indoor show and is packed with entertainment. 2011 marks the 25th anniversary of the TD Halifax Jazz Festival (July 8-16), and the main stage has a new location on the Salter Block of the Halifax Waterfront and includes other unique venues such as Tall Ship Silva and Theodore Tugboat. Halifax Pride Festival (July 17-24) features a series of events in celebration of Pride Week, including the Pride Parade. The big-ticket Halifax concert of the summer, Rock the Hill (July 14) on the Garrison Grounds, features Metallica plus many other acts.

The fun and excitement continue through August. With jugglers, fire-breathers, contortionists, and musicians, the performances included in the Halifax International Busker Festival (August 4-14) will entice many to the Halifax Waterfront. Halifax Seaport Beerfest (August 5-6) showcases Maritime microbrewers plus a wide variety of beer and food. Running throughout the summer, alFresco filmFesto (July 22-August 26) and Shakespeare by the Sea (July 1-September 4) celebrate film and theatre with outdoor shows in scenic settings. For sport enthusiasts, the FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch Junior World Championships will take place on the Sands at Salter outdoor space in downtown Halifax (August 31-September 4).

Join us in Halifax, Nova Scotia this summer! Explore Halifax Vacation Packages, perfect for those wanting to combine holiday accommodations with this amazing variety of Halifax festivals and events. We look forward to your visit!

About Destination Halifax
Destination Halifax is a partnership of the Province of Nova Scotia, the Halifax Regional Municipality, the Hotel Association of Nova Scotia, the World Trade and Convention Centre, and participating industry members. Since its inception in 2002, Destination Halifax has operated with a goal of promoting the Halifax Regional Municipality as a year-round destination of choice for business and leisure travelers.

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