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Let’s Fly as High as we can!

This weekend is about kite flying, a festival-to-go, running along the waterfront and island tours! What more could you want out of a spectacular weekend?

1. Fly as high as you can and join in on the fun at the 5th Annual East Coast Kite Festival! Bring your family and friends! Kite flying lovers unite at Citadel Hill, Saturday and Sunday at 10am! At this FREE event, Display of big inflatable & small kites over two days by Atlantic Kite Festival Society volunteers and kite fliers. Hit up the food trucks and vendors for something scrumptious, purchase or rent-to-fly over 50 types of kites and see various giant kites like Ring, Frog, Panda, and many more. The organization’s mandate includes highlighting the commonality of kite flying that is evident in multiple cultures.

2. They are back for one last Greek Fest pop-up! You asked and they listened. Indulge in all of your favourite foods from Greek Fest, only To-Go! Pre-Order your favourites online at https://greekfesttogo.com/ then head St. George’s Greek Community for contactless pickup! The Fest-To-Go runs Thursday and Friday, 430 to 8, and Saturday and Sunday 12 to 7. 

3. This Sunday head to the waterfront and get your fitness on at The Popsicle Run! Before chip timing technology, they used a popsicle stick method which was a manual form of timing runners. Racers were handed a popsicle stick as they finished. The numbered popsicle stick indicated the finishing place and finishing times were recorded manually. Imagine matching up each stick with the corresponding finishing time for that placement! First wave racers get ready for a 7:30 morning start. Space is limited so sign up now to hold your spot.

4. Don’t miss this boat! Head to McNabs Island on Sunday! Join the Friends of McNabs Island for a guided hike through Canadian history. Meet at A&M Sea Charters — 87 Government Wharf Rd, Fisherman’s Cove — no later than 9:45, the boat departs at 10 and arrives home at 4! Learn about the important role McNabs Island played for the Mi’kmaq First Nations, the early French settlers, and the British, who built several forts on the island to protect the Port of Halifax. There’s a lot more to take in but we’ll save the details for you to discover! It’s $25 for members of the Friends of McNabs Island, $15 for children and youth under 16, $35 for non-members and kids under 3 are FREE. Tickets on sale at eventbrite.ca.

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