Happy Canada Day boys and girls. Halifax, Dartmouth, and Bedford have many options for you and your family to celebrate our sesquicentennial birthday!!!
- Kick off the celebrations with an exceedingly loud bang at the Pre-Canada Day Fireworks at Lake Banook on 192 Prince Albert Road in Dartmouth! The sparkling session begins as soon as the sky gets dark enough, at around 9:45.
- The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo Canada Day Parade begins at 10:30 on Brunswick Street, will turn right on Sackville Street then right on Bell road. The parade will then turn down Ahern Avenue then right on Rannie drive and continue back to the Scotiabank Centre. That gives the Tattoo cast just enough time to get ready for their first matinee performance at 2 at the Scotiabank Centre. Further Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo performances will be held at 2 on the 2nd, 3rd, and 6th, and at 7 on the 4th and 5th. Tickets start at $28.50 for children 12 and under and $42.50 for adults. See www.nstattoo.ca for further information on their festival and workshops.
- The Halifax Commons is going Canuck crazy with birthday celebrations all day! Celebrate through dance at the Fuse Festival. From 11-5 see Flamenco, African, Irish, belly, and more dances, even take part in a Flash Mob!
At noon-8, bring on the Canada Day Family Fun Fest! Free events presented by Maple Lodge Farms include but are not limited to interactive activities, science experiments, food trucks, face painting, bouncy castles, appearances by your favourite characters, and a K9 agility show! Also, if it was hard to keep the kids from running into the parade, many of the floats are coming to the Commons for a Touch-A-Truck!
The capstone 150th birthday concert to celebrate Canada Day starts at 5 and will go all the way until midnight with various acts taking the stage on the Commons including Matt Mays, Ashelin, and a Stan Rogers Tribute. A pyro-musical fireworks show explodes at 10 followed by a performance by Deadmau5, the event’s headliner.
- Bedford Days is lighting up DeWolf Park and other spots in Bedford. DeWolf Park is going to be full of fun all day Canada Day long starting with a free Pancake Breakfast at 9, bouncy castles (for a small fee) throughout the day, free entertainment with Tyler Key on the main stage from 11:30-1, a kid’s party from 1-3, a multicultural show from 5:30-8, further celebrations at 8, and because they can, because it’s THAT sort of birthday—super fireworks at 10!
We promised to dish on Nova Scotian Summer Camps and Urban Parent came through for you! Check out our list of 8 camps including a Tall Ship Adventure, Camp Kidston, and NSCAD Extended Studies, that still have room for your campers and see which summer camp was voted as the Urban Parent Audience Family Favourite…