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!
|Dara Ó Briain: Voice of Reason||Halifax||Thu, Aug 25, 8:00–10:00 p.m.||1855 Trollope St||Website||"Just For Laughs brings Irish Comedian Dara Ó Briain as part of his ‘Voice of Reason’ tour to Halifax. Don’t miss this world-class stand-up comedian and master of audience interaction"||stand up comedy, live comedy|
|White Rabbit Arts Festival||Dartmouth||Mon, Aug 15, 11:00 a.m.||2 Ochterloney St||Website||"The free all-ages celebration of comics and cartooning returns to Dartmouth this summer! Take inspiration from the dozens of artists, writers and vendors that you'll meet while they show off and sell their work."||literature, art, comics, cartooning, festival|
|Halifax Urban Folk Festival 2022||Halifax||Aug 28–Sept 4||Halifax Regional Municipality||Website||None||Music|
|Splashifax||Bridgewater, Nova Scotia||All Summer Long!||28 E Hebb Ln||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|
|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|
|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|
|Nova Scotia SummerFest 2022||Columbus field||Fri, Aug 19, 7:00 p.m.–Sat, Aug 20, 11:30 p.m.||121 Main St, Antigonish, NS||Website||It's not a true Nova Scotian summer without a celebration of its music and culture! Therefore, find the heart of summer at the Nova Scotia Summer Fest! Not only will there be great performances from artists such as Walk Off The Earth, Myles Goodwyn and more, but there will also be some of the province's finest seafood, wines, micro brews and art! You could say this festival has everything you could ever need. ||Music, art, food|
|Perseid Meteor Shower Star Party||Carleton||August 13, 2022 - August 14, 2022||(No specifics given)||Website||We are going to be hosting our first StarParty on Saturday, Aug 13 The Perseids Meteor shower. the tail of the comet Swift-Tuttle that Earth passes through will peak of 60-100 per hour, the Full Moon will have just passed so it will still be bright.||Star-gazing, meteor, outdoor fun|
|Martha Wainwright in Halifax||Halifax||August 21 2022, 8pm - 10:30pm||1390 Robie St.||Website||"Songwriter and performer Martha Wainwright returns to Halifax to perform in support of her latest album, Love Will Be Reborn, at The Stage at St. Andrew's (1390 Robie St.) on Sunday, August 21, 2022. "||Music, stage performance|
|Vibrancy Festival X Grand Oasis"||Halifax||Fri, Aug 19, 7:00 p.m.–Sun, Aug 21, 3:00 a.m.||1841 Argyle St, Halifax||Website||"Halifax's premier electronic experience has arrived. Electronic Music has become a billion dollar industry over the past decade and Halifax is no stranger to some of the World's emerging stars (Cloverdale, Famba, ASUR, Etc). Often a genre that is forgotten about locally, The Vibrancy Festival is here to showcase why Electronic Music has captured the hearts of millions of Canadians."||Music|
|Riverfest 2022||Aylesford||Fri, Aug 19, 6:00 p.m.–Sun, Aug 21, 3:00 a.m.||2704 Hwy 1, Aylesford||Website||"You’ll sing, dance and experience weekend of live music. Plan now to witness these top shelf acts performing original material, covers and more."||Music, Dancing|
|Coalshed Music Festival||Yarmouth||Sat, Aug 20, 6:00–10:00 p.m.||The Yarmouth Waterfront Gallery, 89 Water St, Yarmouth, NS||Website||Music to ears is like a soul to life. Escape the monotonous life and find pieces of you by attending live music events, festivals and concerts in Yarmouth. From classical music to jazz to pop to heavy metal to EDM to rock concerts in Yarmouth, it is a much complex classification lineup, yet a religion that unites all. Love to groove on the thrilling number of your favorite artists?||Music|
|Bryan Adams||Summerside||Wed, Aug 31, 8:00 p.m.–Thu, Sept 1, 12:00 a.m.||511 Notre Dame St, Summerside, PE||Website||"The next Bryan Adams Summerside show will take place at Credit Union Place. Fans of Rock and all music fans across the Summerside area might enjoy being in the crowd at Credit Union Place for the Bryan Adams show."||Music|
|Blueberry Jam Outdoor Concerts||Mabou||Fri, Aug 19, 5:00 p.m.–Sat, Aug 20, 11:59 p.m.||891 SW Ridge Rd, Mabou, NS||Website||"Blueberry Jam started in 2019 as an Outdoor Concert at Big Belle Farm, a 170-year-old heritage farm owned by Paul and Adele Meagher on Mabou Ridge, NS. The event, formed through a collaboration between Big Belle Farm and local-born musician, Rankin MacInnis, is a way to celebrate and promote both the wild blueberry industry of Cape Breton/Nova Scotia as well as the incredible music of the province."||Music, outdoor activities|
|Nova Scotia Gem & Mineral Show||Parrsboro||Fri, Aug 19–Sun, Aug 21||162 Two Islands Rd, Parrsboro, NS||Website||"The Nova Scotia Gem & Mineral Show starts on 8/19/2022. The Show ends on 8/21/2022. The Show is located at: Fundy Geological Museum, Lion's Arena 2163 Western Avenue, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia"||rocks, gems, geology, ehibition, museum, natural history|
|HAMLET||Halifax||Wed, Aug 17, 10:00 p.m.||Cambridge Battery, Point Pleasant Park, Cambridge Dr, Halifax, NS||Website||"Shakespeare’s great dramatic masterpiece pits the Prince of Denmark against the royal family when the ghost of Hamlet’s father reveals the truth behind his mysterious death. Often cited as the most quoted play in the English language, HAMLET is a riveting tale of love, loss, and revenge.|
Content Warnings: Discussion of Suicide, Staged Violence and Death, Fake Blood, Ghosts, Distorted Sound"
|Stage play, Shakespear, live theatre|
|RCMP Musical Ride in Oxford Nova Scotia||Oxford Arena||Thu, Aug 11, 6:30 p.m.–Fri, Aug 12, 9:00 p.m.||70 Waverly St, Oxford||Website||"Join us in welcoming the RCMP Musical Ride to Oxford- residents and visitors are invited to come out to see the world-renowned troop of 32 horses and riders perform at the Oxford arena."||tour, music, preformance|
|Steve MacIntyre||Ingonish||Thu, Aug 18, 7:00 p.m.||36743 Cabot Trail Rd, Ingonish Beach, NS||Website||"A day in the Highlands is a good day especially when you spend it at the Thirsty Hiker!!"||Music, Pub|
|Week 7 Forest Exploration Camp - Cole Harbour - Dartmouth, NS 2022||Cole Harbour||Mon, Aug 15, 6:00 a.m.–Fri, Aug 19, 1:00 p.m.||Cole Harbour Heritage Park, Cole Harbour, NS||Website||"Wild Child Forest Camp is our week-long Summer program. Our summer programs are week-long (Monday-Friday) day camps. Due to the shorter length of these sessions, the program focuses more on child-led risky-play opportunities that are tailored to the ability of the group for that week. WEEKS 7 WILL BE FOCUSED MORE ON DAY TRIPS TO DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE PARK. IF YOUR CHILD LOVES TO HIKE AND EXPLORE, THEY WILL ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS! August 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th (9:00am-4:00pm)"||exploration, summer camp, travel|
|Christina Martin LIVE in Pugwash Thursday August 11||Pugwash||Thu, Aug 11, 10:00 p.m.–Fri, Aug 12, 12:00 a.m.||249 Water St, Halifax||Website||"Christina Martin returns to the Pugwash Lobster Factory with guitarist Dale Murray, supporting her acclaimed new singles Stay With Me and In Control."||Music|
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!
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