Summer 2022 is right around the corner and if you’re looking for Nova Scotia local events, you’ve come to the right place!
Here we’ve put together a list of the best events all around Nova Scotia all throughout the rest of 2022. From festivals to farmers markets, you can find them here!
Just check out our searchable table below. You can search by dates, locations, specific words, and specific event types, like festivals, art, markets, and more.
To make things easy for you, we’ve organized our Nova Scotia local events table by date so you can coordinate with the times you’re looking for. And we’ve got brief event descriptions with links to the website for more information to connect.
We hope this is helpful! And if you’re looking for more information on Nova Scotia local events, be sure to read through the whole post, since there’s extra info at the bottom of the page too!
|Splashifax||Bridgewater, Nova Scotia||All Summer Long!||28 E Hebb Ln, Wileville, NS B4V 5H4||Website||"Splashifax Waterparks offer a safe, silly, and always slippery swimming adventure where adults and kids laugh alike and immerse themselves in the ginormous, impressive span of obstacles."||Waterpark, Family|
|Hells Bells - A Tribute to ACDC||Liverpool, Nova Scotia||June 23 - 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM||219 Main Street||Website||"Hells Bells were formed in 1990 and are the longest touring AC/DC Tribute Band in the world! They have performed over 10,000 concerts and shows across the planet! The Show Is A Must See, a visually stunning reproduction of the music and attitude of AC/DC."||Rock, AC/DC|
|Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo||Halifax, Nova Scotia||June 25, 2022 - July 02, 2022||1800 Argyle Street, Halifax, NS||Website||"We stir the heart and call you home. |
The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo returns from June 25 - July 2, 2022.
It's time for a comeback, and we can't wait to welcome you back to the Scotiabank Centre for our first live shows in almost three years.
This year, KIDS ARE FREE! Buy an adult/senior ticket and add a free kid ticket to your order. Purchase additional kids tickets outside the 1:1 ratio for only $30. "
|Military Tattoos, Annual|
|Halifax Celtic Festival||Halifax, Nova Scotia||June 26, 2022 - 6:30pm||1800 Argyle St, Halifax, NS||Website||"Thanks for joining us during our annual gathering to celebrate Celtic heritages through the cultural expressions of music, song, dance, languages, genealogy, arts and crafts, and histories."||Festival, Celtic|
|Canada Day Events||Lower West Pubnico, Nova Scotia||July 1st 2022 - 4:30 - 6:30||91 Old Church Road, Lower West Pubnico, Nova Scotia||Website||"Come celebrate Canada day at Le Village."||Canada Day, Family|
|KANA'TA||Halifax, Nova Scotia||July 01, 2022 - 6:30pm- 10:30pm - July 02, 2022 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm||1770 Barrington Street, Halifax NS||Website||"The Grand Oasis is part of our downtown enhancement program to encourage tourists and locals to come celebrate our downtown together again. It is considered a “Sanctuary for the event minded”. A space to come sing, dance or sit on our outdoor patio furniture to enjoy the sights and sounds of live events."||Festival, Music|
|Strawberry Festival||Lower West Pubnico||July 7, 2022 from 1:30 - 3:30p.m.||91 Old Church Road, Lower West Pubnico, Nova Scotia||Website||"Enjoy sweet, luscious strawberry desserts. coffee or tea and local live music. Limited Quantities. First come first served. $10 ($8 members)"||Food, Strawberrys|
|Paint Peggy's Cove - Peggy's Cove Area Festival of the Arts||Halifax, Nova Scotia||July 08, 2022 - July 10||178 Peggy's Point Road, Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia||Website||"This year’s fun three-day event highlights the beauty of the shorelines, towns, fishing villages, and heritage of Peggy’s Cove and surrounding areas."||Art, Live Painting|
|2022 Rural Summer Festival||Cape Breton, Nova Scotia||July 09, 2022 - July 17, 2022||Louisbourg||Website||"The 2022 Rural Summer Festival will take place from July 9 - 17 and will feature a wide variety of activities and events for all to enjoy! The events will take place in Louisbourg to Marion Bridge and surrounding rural communities. "||Family, Events|
|Haifax Pride Festival||Halifax, Nova Scotia||July 16th, 2022 - 12:00pm||Garrison Grounds||Website||"The Halifax Pride Festival is an annual 11 day gathering in the Halifax Regional Municipality for the 2SLGBTQ+ community. It features over 150 community and Pride organized events celebrating the history, culture, activism, and perseverance of the queer community."||Pride, 2SLGBTQIA+|
|Nova Multifest 2022||Dartmouth, Nova Scotia||July 22, 2022 - July 24, 2022||2 Ochterloney St, Dartmouth, NS||Website||"Nova Multifest , an energetic festival of culture and diversity, is back at the beautiful Dartmouth waterfront. "||Culture, Music|
|Shedstock||Arichat, Nova Scotia||July 27, 2022 - 7:00pm||708 Veterans Memorial Dr.||Website||"This event will take place on July 27th at LeNoir Landing in the Boat Barn, it will start at 7 pm with a featured local entertainer who will sing and play until 10pm. The Boat Barn can hold 60 people with the doors closed but additional seating will be set up immediately outside the large barn doors on two sides of the building. This event which starts before the sun majestically sets over the open Arichat harbour is also an invitation to come for a first or return again to Arichat's shore!"||Historic, Singing|
|Pugwash HarbourFest||Pugwash, Nova Scotia||July 29, 2022 - July 31, 2022||82 Water Street||Website||"Showcasing the beautiful Pugwash Harbour and Centre Stage there are recreational activities, live music, athletic competition, art, culture, history and lots of fun!"||Festival, Entertainment|
|Annual Broad Cove Scottish Concert||Cape Breton, Nova Scotia||July 31, 2022 - 03:00pm||178 Broad Cove Marsh Road||Website||"The Broad Cove Scottish Concert is deemed the largest outdoor Scottish concert in Cape Breton. The concert holds great significance to the music culture of our Scottish heritage. The strong dedication of volunteers has made this concert possible throughout the years."||Music, Concert|
|Halifax Busker Festival||Halifax, Nova Scotia||July 27, 2022 - August 1, 2022||Downtown, Halifax||Website||"Featuring the hilarious, wacky, and breathtaking entertainment that can only be found at the annual Halifax Busker Festival – crowds are treated to mind blowing shows from the world’s top street performance artists as they showcase their unique talents and skills with acrobatics, music, visual arts, comedy, fire shows, and so much more."||Acrobats, Entertainment|
|Treasure Hunt||Lower West Pubnico, Nova Scotia||August 09, 2022 - 6:00pm start||91 Old Church Road||Website||"Search for treasures in the community and bring back digital photos of these items to the Village."||Hunt, Kids|
|Trivia Night||West Pubnico, Nova Scotia||August 10, 2022 - 7:00pm||668, Route 335, West Pubnico, NS||Website||"Have some fun answering trivia questions (some may be based on the Acadians and Pubnico). ($10 charge per person)"||Trivia, Acadian|
|Halifax Urban Folk Festival||Halifac, Nova Scotia||August 28th, 2022 - September 4, 2022||1685 Argyle St||Website||"HUFF’s mandate, in addition to presenting and promoting professional songwriters in an urban downtown setting, is to provide opportunities for our artists here in Halifax to collaborate and perform with visiting headlining artists."||Folk, Music|
|Halifax Fringe Festival||Halifax, Nova Scotia||September 2, 2022 - September 12, 2022||2203 Gottingen St||Website||"The Halifax Fringe Festival is an annual performing arts festival. We’ve been presenting an accessible, unjuried, and uncensored festival for the past 30 years. The Fringe includes theatre, music, circus, dance, comedy, education, and more!"||Fringe, Festival|
|Halifax Colour Festival||Dartmouth||Sept 17, 2022 - 4:00 – 9:00 p.m.||Alderney Landing|
2 Ochterloney St, Dartmouth, NS
|Lumière Art at Night Festival||Cape Breton, Nova Scotia||September 10th - 25th||P.O. Box 356, Sydney NS||Website||"For two weeks, the festival will showcase public installations and online presentations of art, films and video, as well as panel discussions and artist talks and ends with a Art-at-Night festival. Join us for this unique celebration of contemporary art, culture and community spirit!"||Lights, Art|
|Lunenburg Doc Fest||Lunenburg, Nova Scotia||Sep 22 - Sep 28- All Day||290 Lincoln St||Website||"Lunenburg Doc Fest showcases documentary films that entertain, educate and inspire, creating a cultural experience and place of connection between filmmakers and film enthusiasts in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia."||Culture, Filmmakers|
|Celtic Colours International Festival||Cape Breton, Nova Scotia||October 7th, 2022 - October 15th, 2022||Check Website for each concert location||Website||"The 26th Celtic Colours International Festival will present 48 concerts, including 11 matinees, in 35 communities around the Island. "||Music, Cape Breton|
|Nocturne||Halifax, Nova Scotia||October 13th, 2022 - October 15th, 2022||1546 Barrington St, Halifax, NS B3J 3X7||Website||"Nocturne is an independent, free, contemporary art festival in Kjipuktuk/Halifax presented by the Nocturne: Art at Night Society founded in 2008. The festival brings art and energy to the streets of our city showcasing and celebrating the visual arts scene in Mi’kma’ki/Nova Scotia. In addition to the festival, the society oversees a collection of arts programming utilizing the same mentality that art can be anywhere."||Art, Festival|
We hope this post is helpful! We will be adding more as the summer progresses, and as more events come up! If you’re interested in finding more events and resources, keep reading!
If you’re interested in more stuff to do, check out Freewheeling Adventures for Outdoor Tours and rentals!
If you’re passing through Antigonish, stop by Maritime Inn Antigonish & Main Street Cafe!
And here are some awesome links to even more Nova Scotia local events for you to enjoy!
If you’re looking for some souvenirs, or gifts while visiting Nova Scotia,
check out our page full of local gift options!
Oh, looking for some fun inexpensive ideas for stuff to do at home in between your Nova Scotia travels this summer? Check out our Things to do for under $100 dollars blog!
If you go to any of these events, let us know by leaving a comment! We’d love to hear about your experiences. And if you have any suggestions on what we should add, contact us to let us know!