August 10 & 11: If you’re a beer aficionado, you ought to clear your schedule this weekend. The Halifax Seaport BeerFest on Marginal Road gives you the chance to sample 200 beers from around the world, including craft and nanobrews not available locally. There are three tastings over the weekend, also featuring Nova Scotian cuisine and live music.
August 13 & 14: Top junior-hockey players meet in the Canada-Russia Challenge, a two-game series at the Halifax Metro Centre honouring the historic 1972 Summit Series.
August 18: It’s a blast of the ‘80s at Weir Rockin’ 12, an annual concert at Weir Field in Lower Sackville. This year, Platinum Blonde, Prism and Kim Mitchell headline.
August 19: Keith Urban, country music’s Australian star returns to Halifax, playing the Halifax Metro Centre on his Get Closer tour.
August 25: Bring your own chair or blanket for this free afternoon of concerts, as musicians converge on the park at The Hydrostone on Young Street for Music in the Park.
August 29–September 2: Last year, Halifax hosted the Beach Volleyball Junior World Championships. How successful was the event? For the first time in its history, it’s returning to the same city in
back-to-back years (its only North American event this season). Head to The Sands at Salter to see 64 teams from around the world (featuring the world’s best under-21 players) battle for the championship.