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If you’re looking for Nova Scotia local events, you’ve come to the right place!

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Here, we’ve put together a regularly updated list of the best events all around Nova Scotia From festivals to farmers markets, for you to enjoy.

To make it easy for you, we add our most recently added events to the top of the list, so you can immediately see what’s new each time you check back.

Just check out our searchable table below. You can search by dates, locations, specific words, and specific event types, like festivals, art, markets, and more.

To make things easy for you, we’ve organized our Nova Scotia local events table by date so you can coordinate with the times you’re looking for. And we’ve got brief event descriptions with links to the website for more information to connect.

We hope this is helpful! And if you’re looking for more information on Nova Scotia local events, be sure to read through the whole post, since there’s extra info at the bottom of the page too!

We’ll be adding more as the season progresses, and as more events come up, so do keep checking back!

Event NameLocationDate AddressMoreDescriptionCategory
Ta’n me’j Tel-keknuo’ltiek: How Unique We Still AreHalifax09/11/21 to 31/03/241675 Lower Water St, Halifax Website"Ta'n me'j Tel-keknuo'ltiek: How Unique We Still Are, reflects how Mi’kmaw people remain connected to the lands and waters of Mi’kma’ki. This exhibit offers a platform for Mi’kmaw people to express their continued experiences with an understanding of the lands and the waters of Mi’kma’ki....."Educational, Historical, Art, Expression
Skating at Truro's Civic SquareAnnapolis Valley 15/12/23 to 31/03/24740 Prince St, TruroWebsite"During the winter months, the large green space at Truro's Civic Square is converted to a large skating oval that is available from dawn to dusk for free public skating. The skating oval is open from dawn to dusk, closing for short periods throughout the day for routine maintenance."Family, Skating, Sport
Halifax Greek Fest Halifax06/04/24 to 09/04/24St. George’s Greek Orthodox CommunityWebsite"Walk on down, buy your tickets for your favourite meal, sit down and be entertained by the band Alexandros and Company, or by our very own Romiosyni Dance Group with traditional dance from Greece!...."Community, Local, Entertainment, Cultural
Far Out FestivalYarmouth04/02/241280 2 Division Rd, Meteghan Centre, NS B0W 2K0Website"The Far Out Festival is a registered nonprofit association we created to promote our local talent. The main F.O.F. venue is nestled in a field behind Haskap Orchards on beautiful Clare Lake, 1280 Second Division Road..."Festival, Community, Local
Atlantic International Film FestivalHalifax11/09/24 to 18/09/24
5657 Spring Garden Rd,Halifax
Website"AIFF carefully curates our selections to bring audiences the best local and international films, while industry programming and special events are chosen with our diverse community in mind....."Film, Festival, International
TD Halifax Jazz FestivalHalifax09/07/24 14/07/241549 Lower Water St, HalifaxWebsite"Since 1987, the TD Halifax Jazz Festival has organized a diverse range of musical and educational activities, including the annual Halifax Jazz Festival....." Concert, Music, Festival,
Lets Get Lucked Up Halifax14/03/24 to 17/03/241661 Argyle St, HalifaxWebsite"Are you ready for an action packed weekend in Halifax?! ☘️ The Moose has you covered! Join us Thursday to Sunday for ST PATTYS WKND..."Social, Holiday, Cultural,
Girls NightoutBedford12/04/24 5171 George St, HalifaxWebsite"A memorable evening of friendship, entertainment & dancing to support Camp Courage & other women & children focused charities in HRM...."Social, Unity, Charity
St.Patrick's Day Polar DipHalifax17/03/24See Location Details on Website!Website"Kick off St. Patrick’s day (or kick your hangover) with our Darkside community polar dip alongside @lakecitycider. 🍀🥶

Excited to have Lake City Cider join us on Lions Beach for a tasting (non-alcoholic bev) + raffle + they’ll be handing out discounted drink vouchers for post-dip festivities...."
Creative, Entertainment, Holiday
JUNO Block PartyHalifax21/03/24 to 23/03/24 1549 Lower Water St, Halifax250 St Margarets Bay RdWebsite"For THREE electrifying nights, the first-ever JUNO Block Party Presented by FACTOR will feature a diverse range of Canadian talent and emerging artists who will command the spotlight and deliver unforgettable performances...."Social, Concert, JUNO,
Crystal Energy WorkshopDartmouth29/01/2463 Tacoma Dr, DartmouthWebsite"Offered by Tara Joy Energy Healer (Energy Intuitive & Energy Healer)

An introduction to the energy of crystals. Tap into their energy and learn how to communicate with them, clear their energy, charge them, and program them with an intention. .."
Entertainment, Spiritual
Spring Atlantic Maker Market Halifax 10/05/24 to 11/05/24 111 Clayton Park Dr, HalifaxWebsite"Join us at the Spring Atlantic Maker Market in Halifax, NS for a fantastic two-day event! Discover a wide range of unique Makers from Atlantic Canada...."Entertainment, Social, Spring, Local
Spring Atlantic Maker Market (P.E.I)Charlottetown13/04/241479 Barrington St, HalifaxWebsite"With our EARLY ACCESS (9AM) & SKIP THE LINE TICKETS!, you can start exploring the market at 9am, beating the crowds and getting first dibs on the best finds...."Entertainment, Social, Spring, Local
Annapolis Valley Apole Blossom FestivalAnnapolis Valley29/05/24 to 03/06/242037 Gottingen StWebsite"we're revolutionizing the Halifax club scene by bringing authentic techno music into the spotlight. Our mission is to make techno cool and accessible to everyone. Kick off the year in style with an electrifying performance by X-Coast..."Entertainment, Social, Spring, Local, Parade, Activity
Halifax Thunderbirds Halifax2023-24 Season - Ongoing 1800 Argyle St, HalifaxWebsite"The Halifax Thunderbirds are a professional box lacrosse team based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, playing in the National Lacrosse League as a member of the Eastern Conference...."Sports, Local, Entertainment
Our Climate QuestHalifax Ongoing1715 Lower Water St, HalifaxWebsite"You’re invited to choose your path to action at Discovery Centre’s new featured exhibit, OUR CLIMATE QUEST. Explore the science of climate change in a full floor of interactive exhibits centred around youth climate action..."Social, Learning, Education
Generations: The Sobey Family and Canadian Art Halifax Ongoing 1723 Hollis St, HalifaxWebsite"Generations: The Sobey Family and Canadian Art will tell the story of one family’s visionary engagement with Canadian and Indigenous art ..."Art, Historical, Exhibit
Stages Theatre FestivalHalifax06/06/24 to 11/06/242 Ochterloney St, DartmouthWebsite"Our annual Spring festival of new works, STAGES focuses on bold and innovative new work that crosses the boundaries of what theatre can be...."Entertainment, Social, Theatre
St. Patrick's Day PartyBedford17/03/241919 Upper Water St, HalifaxWebsite"Saint Patrick's Day is almost here! Come show your Irish side at your favourite neighborhood Pub"Entertainment, Holiday, Celebration, Social
Green Gala 2024Halifax20/01/241055 Marginal Road HalifaxWebsiteCome join us for an evening with your fellow sustainability community for a night filled with awards, snacks, ciders and live music from local, award-winning artist Elyse AerynSustainability, Initiative, Ecology
Ha!ifax ComedyFestHalifax08/05/24 to 11/05/24See Website For Location Details Website"Every spring, Halifax erupts in laughter as comedians from all over North America hit stages around the city!..."Entertainment, Comedy
Great Outdoors ComedyFestHalifax09/08/24
Garrison Grounds, Halifax
Website"The vision of the Great Outdoors Comedy Festival is and will always be to create an inclusive and safe experience that celebrates and features all forms of performance comedy, from locals to superstars. ...."Entertainment, Comedy
Jazz FestDartmouth 02/12/24612 Windmill Rd, Dartmouth, NS B3B 1B5Website"Join us for three days of music across multiple venues in the Town of Antigonish, taking in the musical talents of local, regional, and international artists and ensembles..."Music, Jazz, Festival
Canada Day CelebrationsPictou County01/07/2487 Caladh Ave, PictouWebsite"Celebrate Canada Day with the Community fo Pictou...."Holiday, Canada Day, Celebration
Imbibe: A Cocktail EventHalifax 10/04/241800 Argyle St, HalifaxWebsite"A True Cocktail Event! Head out on the town for a legendary evening at Imbibe. We've brought together over twenty of Nova Scotia's best mixologists for one night only to create an evening filled with perfectly crafted, sample-size cocktails made just for you. "Tasting, Entertainment, Social
Rare and Fine WineHalifax 03/05/24 1983 Upper Water St, HalifaxWebsite"Rare and Fine Wine is an evening for the true wine lover. A superior selection of wines, all rated 90 points and above by the world’s major wine publications; a small number of these beautiful wines only see our market on occasion and for many, this will be their first visit to our shores...."Tasting, Entertainment, Social
22nd Annual Clare Bluegrass FestivalYarmouth07/08/24 to 11/08/24372 2 Division Rd, MeteghanWebsite"Sponsored by 2024 Congrès mondial acadien (CMA)...."Festival
Wonder'neath Open Art Studio North End Weekly 2482 Maynard St, HalifaxWebsite"Open to all, with outreach specifically focused on those facing barriers to accessing the arts. Children are at the heart of our practice in the community and are central to our vision..... "Art Festival, Street Art, Mural


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If you’re interested in more stuff to do, check out Freewheeling Adventures for Outdoor Tours and rentals!

If you’re passing through Antigonish, stop by Maritime Inn Antigonish & Main Street Cafe!      

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Looking for Family Things To Do in the Halifax Area?

Then you must check out the What’s on for Families (HRM & Beyond) Facebook group! Their goal?  “To strengthen community through sharing information on gatherings and local events that will keep our younger generation engaged and bring families together.” So definitely a great online space for folks looking to find diverse, fun, and interesting activities to do with the kiddos!

And here are some awesome links to even more Nova Scotia local events for you to enjoy!

If you’re looking for some souvenirs, or gifts while visiting Nova Scotia,

check out our page full of local gift options!

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Oh, looking for some fun inexpensive ideas for stuff to do at home in between your Nova Scotia travels? Check out our Things to do for under $100 dollars blog!

If you go to any of these events, let us know by leaving a comment! We’d love to hear about your experiences. And if you have any suggestions on what we should add, contact us to let us know!

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