September 7 to 9: For three days, the Garrison Grounds at Halifax Citadel will be the must-visit location for serious music fans. Summersonic celebrates indie, alternative and slightly-off-the-mainstream music.This year’slineup includes Stars, Bahamas, Old Man Ludecke, Matt Anderson, K’naan and many others.
September 8: Performing at the Halifax Metro Centre on Duke Street, the Irish super group Celtic Thunder mixes old favourites and modern hits.
September 9: Another season of major-junior hockey begins as the Metro Centre on Duke Street hosts the hometown heroes the Halifax Mooseheads against Cape Breton.
September 13 to October 14: What a month for foodies to visit. The Nova Scotia Fall Wine Festival features some 45 events at venues around the province. Meet winemakers, sample local cuisine, stomp grapes, tour wineries and try your hand at a cooking class.
September 16: Uniquely fusing Gaelic roots with contemporary sensibilities, Clannad has a sound that’s unforgettable. See them at the Dalhousie Arts Centre on University Avenue.