We’re missing these events that make the best season even better.
Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo
There’s no replacement for cramming yourself into the Scotiabank Centre to watch performers of all stripes do their wild musical thing.
Two Planks and A Passion Theatre
The absolute institution of an outdoor theatre experience, this Valley gem is coming back in Summer 2021.
Shakespeare By The Sea
How could we describe how sorely we miss this outdoor theatre? Shall we compare it to a summer’s day?
What’s better than a sunset in the Public Gardens? Watching a sunset in the Public Gardens while kitted out like your favourite Rocky Horror character. Wondering WTF we’re talking about? Recent summers have seen some cult movies shown outdoors thanks to FIN—but this summer you gotta re-watch the GOAT of musicals inside your apartment instead.
The 2020 Lebanese Festival
Stuff your face at home as you await the 2021 return of this feast-ival.
Maritime Fiddle Festival
Dartmouth’s annual jigs-and-reels turn-up has to wait until 2021.
Halifax Summer Opera Festival
The August excuse for indoor enthusiasts to feel like they’re in Italy has shelved its 2020 season.
Natal Day celebrations
How quiet will the August long weekend be without the parade, fireworks or the events at the Public Gardens and Sullivan’s Pond? (Answer: Very.)
Clam Harbour Beach Sandcastle Competition
This beach roars to life one summer weekend as groups descend with pails and shovels in hand to build something beautiful
The music fest that held free outdoor matinees in downtown Port Hawkesbury was a way to combine the best weekend activities (that is, going for a drive, exploring someplace new and catching some live tunes) while hosting acts like Wintersleep and Hey Rosetta! We can’t wait to see what next year’s lineup brings.
Peggy’s Cove Area Festival of the Arts
The outdoor art fest isn’t happening in 2020, but you can still support the area's community of creators: It’s as simple as swinging by the fest’s Members Art Show, happening July 10-25, at St. Margarets Bay Community Enterprise Centre (5229 St. Margaret's Bay Road, Upper Tantallon).