EDITOR”S PICK: TAKIN’ CARE OF BUSINESS
Co-founder of The Guess Who and Bachman Turner Overdrive, Randy Bachman has been a legend on the Canadian rock scene for decades. He plays an intimate solo show in the Schooner Showroom at Casino Nova Scotia on Upper Water Street.
SOUNDS OF SUMMER
July 8 to 11
Back for its 67th year, the Maritime Fiddle Festival is a rite of summer, celebrating old-time fiddling in a variety of styles. This year’s lineup includes performances by Kimberley Holmes (July 8) and Ivan and Vivian Hicks
(July 9), plus dances, master classes, and competitions. The Dartmouth East Community Centre on Caledonia Road hosts.
July 7 to 17: Spanning many seaside villages, the Peggy’s Cove Area Festival of the Arts celebrates local talent with several exhibitions and events. Visit Peggy’s Cove on
July 9 to 11, as dozens of artists descend on the village for Paint Peggy’s Cove.
July 7 to 10: During the Lebanese Festival, Halifax’s vibrant Lebanese community celebrates with art, music, food, games, and more. Visit Olympic Community Centre on Hunter Street.
July 9: At the Dragon Boat Festival on Lake Banook, dozens of paddlers race in colourful crafts to raise funds for amateur sport.
July 14 to 24: The Halifax Pride Festival is Atlantic Canada’s largest pride celebration; the colourful downtown parade on July 23 draws thousands of spectators.
July 27 to August 1: Dozens of magicians, comedians, acrobats, and street performers from around the world take over the downtown for the annual Halifax International Busker Festival.