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Halifax events

September Hot Dates in Halifax

Stars Perform at Summersonic

Stars Perform at Summersonic

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. (more…)

August Hot Dates in Halifax

Halifax Seaport Beerfest

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.

Hot Dining: Editor’s Choice

Chef Geir Simensen, Saege Bistro

If you’re a committed foodie, March 2 is the day to be in Halifax. The Westin hotel on Hollis Street hosts the Savour Food & Wine show. Dozens of chefs, vintners and suppliers from around Nova Scotia share their creations—choose from countless appetizers, entrees, desserts, wines, beers and more. It’s the ideal place to sample the best of the local dining scene.cool setting and hot vibe.

The Foodie’s Delight

Discover the best of Nova Scotian cuisine at Savour Food & Wine

By Trevor J. Adams

You’d have to spend a year touring to have all the great culinary experiences you can enjoy during the Savour Food & Wine festival. Running from February 1 to March 2, Savour celebrates the province’s culinary scene, with numerous special events. (more…)