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June Hot Dates

5 for explorers

I Heart Bikes

I Heart Bikes

1) Sailing from Eastern Passage, A&M Sea Charters offers whale watching, deep-sea fishing, customized tours.
2) Stroll from the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market with Local Tasting Tours to discover the city’s unique culinary offerings.
3) Murphy’s Cable Wharf boasts a variety of excursions, including sailing, whale watching and the amphibious Harbour Hopper.
4) East Coast Outfitters leads sea-kayak tours on Prospect Bay, a 30-minute drive west of Halifax. No experience necessary.
5) I Heart Bikes offers all the gear ideas you need for a two-wheeled exploration of peninsular Halifax.
Halifax Public Gardens (Photo: Terra Ciolfe)

Halifax Public Gardens (Photo: Terra Ciolfe)

Musical Fresco

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.

Play On (Photo: tammy fancy/fancyfreefoto.com)

Play On (Photo: tammy fancy/fancyfreefoto.com)

Editor’s Choice

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.

Halifax Greek Fest

Halifax Greek Fest

Opa!

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.

Memory Lane Heritage Village

Memory Lane Heritage Village

Daniel Matto

June 12: The Australian-born jazz singer releases his second album, Groovin’ with the DMQ, at The Carleton.

Songwriters’ Circle

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.

David Wilcox

June 22: The acclaimed singer, songwriter and guitarist plays an intimate show at Casino Nova Scotia.

 

Natal Day Fireworks (Photo: Destination Halifax)

Natal Day Fireworks (Photo: Destination Halifax)

Summer Days

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.

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