Nova Scotia Local Events 2022

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Summer 2022 is right around the corner and if you’re looking for Nova Scotia local events, you’ve come to the right place!

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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!

Event NameLocationDate/TimeAddressMoreDescriptionCategory
Cape Breton Beer Festival Cape Breton Nova Scotia 2022-12-0328 E Hebb LnWebsite" How does beer fest work?
You will receive your glassware and 12 sample tickets upon entering. Once in the show there will be local food and beverage vendors from all over the province serving Beer, Cider, Wine and Spirits. "
Craft Beer, Festival
Evergreen Stage at Evergreen Festival: Weekend 2Halifax2022-12-02 to 2022-12-04 Halifax Regional MunicipalityWebsite"Taking place in Halifax / Kjipuktuk, Evergreen Festival is a 4-week-long outdoor winter celebration of Nova Scotian culture, food, spirits, craft, art, and memorable experiences.

Local retailers, restaurants, hotels, attractions, and public spaces throughout the Halifax region will offer holiday light displays and festive programming to celebrate the season."

Festival , Art, Craft Beer, Restaurants
Festival of Lights Halifax2022-12-031685 Argyle StWebsite"Our target audience enjoys visiting a top quality show with unique local fashion, home accessories, designs, creations and edibles. As such, our exhibitors will reflect our audience - the most exciting, high quality artisans from the Maritimes!"Festival, Music, Craft
Ria Mae / Virginia to Vegas Halifax2022-12-08"6101 University Ave"Website"Concert Performance by Ria Mae and Virginia to Vegas. 19+. Valid ID required to enter" Live Music
Cape & Cowl Winter Festival of Artists featuring Megan HamiltonLower Sackville 2022-12-1031 Creamery RoadWebsite"Join us December 3rd, 10th, 17th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, and 23rd to shop at regular hours (11am-5pm) and also shop with fabulous local artists on those days from noon until 4pm!"Art
Nova Scotia Lobster Crawl South Shore 2023-02-01Main Street, AntigonishWebsite"Sip, savour, shop, stay and enjoy amazing lobster experiences while you sample variations of the traditional lobster roll and lobster-infused dishes at participating restaurants"Lobster, Music, Food, restaurants
New years Eve 2023 - The Dome Nightclub Halifax 2022-12-31 to 2023-01-01"22 Elm Ave"Website"New year's Eve has always been a favourite time of the year for everyone. We will be opening our doors to celebrate one of the biggest nights of the year in style. Make sure you purchase your tickets in advanced this is going to be one night you don't want to miss."Live Music
Dave Gunning and J.P. Cormier - "A Gunning-Cormier Christmas "Bridgewater 2022-12-1021 Station RoadWebsite"Two of Canada’s greatest roots singer-songwriters, Dave Gunning and J.P. Cormier, will be live at Bridgewater United Church on December 10th at 7:00pm. Gunning and Cormier go back 23 years, when Dave had a fiddle player drop out of a show at the last minute and he hired J.P. to play."Live Music
Longest Night Concert Kentville 2022-12-21
1800 Argyle StreetWebsite"Join our beautiful evening of music inspired by the winter solstice and the season of Christmas. A lovely selection of music by Ardyth and Jennifer, joined by local musicians, and giving each person time to light a candle for a loved one." Live Music
Ta’n me’j Tel keknuo’ltiek: How Unique We Still AreHalifax2022-11-09 to 2023-07-211580 Barrington St, Halifax, NSWebsite"Launched November 9, 2021 at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Ta'n me'j Tel'keknuo'ltiek: How Unique We Still Are, reflects how Mi’kmaw people remain connected to the lands and waters of Mi’kma’ki. This exhibit featuring Mi'kmaw historian and guest curator, Salina Kemp, offers a platform for Mi’kmaw people to express their continued experiences with an understanding of the lands and the waters of Mi’kma’ki."Art
Explore the Land- Nature Trails
(Benjamin Bridge Winery)
Wolfville 2022-12-01 to 2023-03-311580 Barrington St, Halifax, NSWebsite"We welcome you to explore the 2.5 km of marked nature trails through our expansive vineyard on snowshoe or by foot during our open hours.

When: December to March
Cost: Free admission, no booking or reservation required. Please check in with our team at the winery ahead of using the trails "
Wine Tasting, Outdoors
Winter Wonderland Wolfville2022-12-01 to 2022-01-081546 Barrington St, Halifax, NS B3J 3X7Website"New this season, come wonder at our winter vineyard adorned with festive lights! Order a glass of wine or hot cocoa to enjoy while you take it all in.

When: Now to Jan. 8th, until 8 pm daily
Cost: Free admission, no booking or reservation required. Please check in with our team at the winery ahead of venturing into the vineyard."
Vineyard, Outdoors
Nova Scotia Icewine Festival
Wolfville2023-02-10 to 2023-02-12Bruce Spicer ParkWebsite"The Nova Scotia Icewine Festival is an annual event highlighting the local wine and Icewine produced in Nova Scotia

An event for any wine lover, the Icewine Festival is a great way to introduce yourself to the diverse styles of white, red, Icewine and sparkling wines that the wineries will be serving. "
Outdoors, Wine Tasting
Thursday nights with the Mellotones at PacificoHalifax2022-09-04 to 2022-12-29"1269 Barrington St, Halifax"Website"Halifax's popular 8 piece horn driven band The Mellotones play Funk, R&B and Soul classics. Come out and dance, have a cocktail or two and a bite!

Every Thursday until Dec 29th…"
Live Music
Music of the Beatles: Abbey Road Halifax2023-01-20 to 2023-01-226101 University AveWebsite"With over 30 million copies sold, Abbey Road is the Beatles’ “last love letter to the world” (The Telegraph), and one of the greatest albums ever written. Symphony Nova Scotia teams up with the Jeans ‘n Classics band for a lush, symphonic rendition of this 1969 masterpiece in its entirety, including hits like Come Together, Here Comes the Sun, Something, Golden Slumbers, The End, and so much more. "Music, Orchestra
West Brooklyn SpeakEasy Saturday Nights Grand Pre 2022-05-07 to 2022-12-10 1601 Lower Water StWebsite"The West Brooklyn SpeakEasy is a volunteer-run live music venue at the West Brooklyn Community Hall every Saturday night. Featuring some of Nova Scotia's best musicians in one of the most scenic locations in the Annapolis Valley, the SpeakEasy offers a relaxed, cozy and memorable experience for music lovers. Beloved by the performers and regular audiences for the intimacy of the venue, the SpeakEasy is a hidden gem of Nova Scotia's music scene. "Live Music, Dancing
A Chorister's Christmas with Capella Regals Men & Boys Choir Halifax 2022-12-17 to 2022-12-31 Visit Website to view show locations Website"This year's concert program features a new slate of carols both iconic and fresh, ranging from the 12th-century female composer Hildegard of Bingen to 21st-century arrangements of classic carols. The choir will be joined by Paul Halley, organ, and Maritime Brass Quintet (Halifax shows & online broadcast only)."Live Music
TREVOR NOAHHalifax2022-10-241800 Argyle StWebsite"Just For Laughs is thrilled to announce the return of Trevor Noah to Halifax at the Scotiabank Centre on Saturday, September 24, 2022 as part of his Back to Abnormal World Tour!"Live comedy, stand-up comedy
Halifax Fringe FestivalHalifax, Nova Scotia2022-10-2 to 2022-10-122203 Gottingen StWebsite"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

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!      

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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!

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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!

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