Halifax, Canada Offers Five Can't-Miss Fall Events

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From the Atlantic Film Festival to Halifax Pop Explosion, some of the year's most anticipated Halifax events are just around the corner

The leaves may be changing colours, but in Halifax, Canada, the warm, sunny weather continues throughout the fall. And so, of course, do the festivals, events and endless range of things to do. Here are five events happening in Halifax that you won't want to miss this Fall:

Atlantic Fringe Festival, September 3 - 13: A showcase for non-mainstream theatre, the Fringe is an affordable, artist-driven festival that celebrates the off-beat. This year, the Halifax festival marks its 19th year with 29 new theatre and dance shows and more than 200 performances in various Halifax venues, including musicals, dramas, comedies, dances, performance, belly dancers.

Nova Scotia Wine Festival, September 7 - October 30: The buzz around Nova Scotia's award-winning winemakers continues to grow. This annual festival celebrates local wines, with more than 55 events over nearly two months. Indulge in a wine-pairing menu prepared by acclaimed Halifax restaurant chefs, take part in a wine education seminar, or participate in a grape stomp. Nova Scotia winery tours and tastings abound, and are easily accessible from Halifax.

Atlantic Film Festival, September 17 - 26: The fourth major film festival in Canada, the international Atlantic Film Festival's strong East Coast roots are evident throughout the many Halifax events, premieres, parties and concerts that make up this 10-day festival. The red carpet is rolled out for some of the best international, Canadian and Atlantic Canadian films, along with showcases featuring great local musicians. The welcoming, friendly, kitchen-party atmosphere makes this a distinctly Nova Scotian festival.

DRUM! September 29 - October 4: This powerhouse musical production features 20 musicians, dancers, drummers, and singers representing Nova Scotia's four founding cultures - Aboriginal, Black, Celtic and Acadian. A fusion of music, dance, poetry, video, rhythm, and song explores the musical heartbeat of Nova Scotia, making this an annual highlight of Halifax events.

Halifax Pop Explosion, October 20-24: Since 2000, the Halifax Pop Explosion has celebrated the best of music, art and culture from Halifax, Canada and around the world. This highly-anticipated five-day festival features pop, hip-hop, rock, folk, alt-country, punk and many other genres of music, along with music industry education sessions, a 'zine (fan magazine) fair and gallery exhibitions.

These can't-miss events in Halifax this fall are only the beginning. With live music nightly in various venues, theatre productions, gallery exhibitions, outdoor adventure, shopping and dining experiences, anyone can create their dream Halifax Nova Scotia vacation. For the latest festivals and events, Halifax vacation packages and value-added travel offers, check out http://www.destinationhalifax.com.

About Destination Halifax

Destination Halifax, the dedicated tourism marketing organization of the Halifax Regional Municipality, is an exciting partnership of the Hotel Association of Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Tourism, Culture & Heritage, the Halifax Regional Municipality, the World Trade and Convention Centre and participating industry members. Destination Halifax promotes Halifax as a year-round destination of choice for business and leisure.


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