5 for explorers
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30: Continuing on Sundays through the summer, the bandstand at the centre of the Halifax Public Gardens on Spring Garden Road, hosts concerts as local bands perform free matinee shows.
June 15 to 16: With events across Canada, Play On is the world’s largest annual hockey festival. The street-hockey tournament features competition at various age and skill levels, with rinks set up on Bell Road, around the south end of the Halifax Common.
June 13 to 16: Returning to Saint George’s Greek Orthodox Church on Purcell’s Cove Road, Halifax Greek Fest always draws big crowds. Check out the mouthwatering cuisine, live music, cultural displays and authentic Greek wine.
June 12: The Australian-born jazz singer releases his second album, Groovin’ with the DMQ, at The Carleton.
June 14: Bruce Guthro hosts as local musical talents perform and discuss their craft at Casino Nova Scotia.
Father’s Day Antique Car Show
June 16: Memory Lane Heritage Village in Lake Charlotte hosts this annual show, featuring dozens of lovingly restored cars.
June 22: The acclaimed singer, songwriter and guitarist plays an intimate show at Casino Nova Scotia.
June 27 to July 1: We’re all one big happy municipality now, but the erstwhile town of Bedford still has its own vibrant community spirit, on display at Bedford Days. Festivities include live entertainment, competitions, fireworks and more.
June 28 to July 1: Events around the city mark Canada Day Weekend, including a ceremony at Halifax Citadel and a spectacular fireworks show over the harbour.