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Weekend Wrap-Up, July 19-21, 2019

Lot’s to do this weekend! You can take part in a costume show, head to a cultural festival, or run the rainbow with Pride!

1. Who doesn’t love to dress up in a great costume? The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 is pleased to present a sea-sational kids and teens costume show and celebration for Halifax Pride Festival this Sunday from 2-4. Hosted by Elle Noir, the event includes costume show, face painting, beats by DJ Dentata and story time with Woozles. You can bring your own ocean-themed costume if you like or design one on site. The event is totally FREE but you have to reserve your seat to confirm your attendance at

2.  Celebrate all that makes Nova Scotia unique with Nova Multifest 2019 at Alderney Landing! Enjoy free performances, demonstrations, culinary delights, and exhibits this Friday fStarting at 4 and going all weekend. With Flamenco, Samba, campfire songs, and more, this event is sure to become a family favorite!

3. Get down to Sackville Landing on the Halifax waterfront this weekend for the Africa Festival of Arts and Culture Friday 4-10, Saturday 11:30-10, and Sunday from 11:30-8:30. The festival happens every year and showcases the unique cultural heritage and artistic works of people of African descent living in Nova Scotia. The events include arts, crafts, visuals, and performing arts of people of African descent. AFRIFEST is FREE!

4. Celebrate with Pride that kids these days have the freedom to be whoever they want to be! Get downtown on Saturday at 12:30 for the start of the 5km Rainbow Run and cheer on the colourful and fabulous participants or join in the fun by registering for $10. The route starts on Bell Road just north of South Park does a quick turnaround at Ahern, then runs a full loop of the parade route, turning back at the Parade start point and finishing where it started at the Garrison Grounds. Then the big ticket event (that just so happens to be free) of the Halifax Pride festival, the Pride Parade! Beginning at 1 on Saturday afternoon, watch from a sidewalk in downtown Halifax or march with a group in the centre of the street. Join in the tradition of commemoration and celebration! There’s so much going on check out their schedule of events!