Local Nova Scotia Events – Updated January 2024

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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 regularly updated list of the best events all around Nova Scotia From festivals to farmers markets, for you to enjoy.

To make it easy for you, we add our most recently added events to the top of the list, so you can immediately see what’s new each time you check back.

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!

We’ll be adding more as the season progresses, and as more events come up, so do keep checking back!

Event NameLocationDate AddressMoreDescriptionCategory
Ta’n me’j Tel-keknuo’ltiek: How Unique We Still AreHalifax09/11/21 to 31/03/241675 Lower Water St, Halifax Website"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 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....."Educational, Historical, Art, Expression
Skating at Truro's Civic SquareAnnapolis Valley 15/12/23 to 31/03/24740 Prince St, TruroWebsite"During the winter months, the large green space at Truro's Civic Square is converted to a large skating oval that is available from dawn to dusk for free public skating. The skating oval is open from dawn to dusk, closing for short periods throughout the day for routine maintenance."Family, Skating, Sport
Big Country Live @ Cow Bay HallCow Bay02/02/241493 Cow Bay RdWebsite"This is a community not-for-profit event. All proceeds go first to artist and then back to the Hall to cover operating costs. Snacks and refreshments are provided by donation only...."Community, Local, Entertainment
A Rare Whisky Experience No.3Bedford04/02/2411 Bloom Ln Unit 107Website"Are you ready for an unforgettable night of opulence and intrigue? Prepare to embark on a journey into the world of the most elusive and sought-after single malt whiskies in the world....."Spirit, Tasting, Whiskey
Sip n' ShuckHalifax25/02/241990 Barrington Street, HalifaxWebsite"If you enjoy oysters, seafood, and award-winning Nova Scotia wines, beer, cider, and spirits, this is the event for you! Bringing together two outstanding Nova Scotia industries for an evening of celebration...."Seafood, Local, Food, Drink
Global Game JamHalifax26/02/24 28/02/246056 University Avenue Room 430Website"Dive into the world of game development, where creativity meets code, at the Global Game Jam in Nova Scotia! 🎮

Hosted at the Faculty of Computer Science at Dalhousie University by ShiftKey Labs and HCI4Good, join fellow game enthusiasts and developers for an amazing weekend of innovation and creativity."
Gaming, Developer, Computer Science
Galentine's Day TeaHalifax10/02/24250 St Margarets Bay RdWebsite"Join us on Chocolate Lake for an afternoon affair filled with great conversation, exquisite tea and a delectable treats!..."Social, Network
Girls Night Out Bedford12/04/24 5171 George St, HalifaxWebsite"A memorable evening of friendship, entertainment & dancing to support Camp Courage & other women & children focused charities in HRM...."Social, Unity, Charity
Paint Night at Smokehouse Brewery TaproomHalifax30/01/24See Location Details on Website!Website"Paint Night At Smokehouse Brewery Taproom

Join us for a fun-filled evening of creativity at Smokehouse Brewery Taproom! Get ready to unleash your inner artist and indulge in a night of painting, laughter, and good company. .."
Creative, Entertainment
Winter Tea on Chocolate LakeHalifax20/01/24250 St Margarets Bay RdWebsite"Looking for a cozy event to shake off the winter cold? Warm up with us on Chocolate Lake during our afternoon Winter Tea!..."Social, Network
Paint Night At The Brewery by QuinnsHalifax29/01/24See Website for Event Details!Website"Join us for a fun-filled evening of creativity at The Brewery By Quinns! Get ready to unleash your inner artist and indulge in a night of painting, laughter, and good company. Whether you're a seasoned painter or a beginner.."Entertainment, Creative, Pub
Mom Night SocialSackville27/01/24512 Sackville Drive #Unit 6BWebsite"Indulge in a night of relaxation and creativity at Fledglings & Folk's Moms Night Social!Whether you're a mom or not, everyone is invited to unwind and create something special. We'll provide all the materials - just bring yourself!..."Entertainment, Social
Greater Secrets CabaretHalifax27/01/241479 Barrington St, HalifaxWebsite"The Maritime Circus Festival in association with Halifax Circus and Wasko AV present The Greater Secrets Cabaret. In the beauty of St. Mathew’s United Church audiences will be treated to some of the best circus theatre the Maritimes has to offer...."Entertainment, Cabaret
Nocturnal Presents : X-COASTHalifax27/01/242037 Gottingen StWebsite"we're revolutionizing the Halifax club scene by bringing authentic techno music into the spotlight. Our mission is to make techno cool and accessible to everyone. Kick off the year in style with an electrifying performance by X-Coast..."Techno, Entertainment, Local
Halifax Thunderbirds Halifax2023-24 Season - Ongoing 1800 Argyle St, HalifaxWebsite"The Halifax Thunderbirds are a professional box lacrosse team based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, playing in the National Lacrosse League as a member of the Eastern Conference...."Sports, Local, Entertainment
Our Climate QuestHalifax Ongoing1715 Lower Water St, HalifaxWebsite"You’re invited to choose your path to action at Discovery Centre’s new featured exhibit, OUR CLIMATE QUEST. Explore the science of climate change in a full floor of interactive exhibits centred around youth climate action..."Social, Learning, Education
Generations: The Sobey Family and Canadian Art Halifax Ongoing 1723 Hollis St, HalifaxWebsite"Generations: The Sobey Family and Canadian Art will tell the story of one family’s visionary engagement with Canadian and Indigenous art ..."Art, Historical, Exhibit
Dry January @ Steele WheelsHalifax18/01/2466 Otter Lake Ct, HalifaxWebsite"Come join us for a fun-filled evening at Steele Wheels as we celebrate Dry January!

This in-person event promises to be a night to remember, filled with laughter, great company, and of course, delicious beverages. Whether you are participating in Dry January or simply want to support your friends who are, this celebration is for everyone!..."
Entertainment, Dinner, Social, Health
Halifax Cocktail FestivalHalifax20/01/241919 Upper Water St, HalifaxWebsite"The Halifax Cocktail Festival is an all-new tasting event produced by the fine folks at Curated Food & Drink Magazine. This 2-session event will be hosted at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, where event-goers will have 3 full hours to enjoy craft cocktails from many of Nova Scotia’s best mixologists."Sampling, Tasting, Social, Educational
Actual Wizard – Live Magic Show at the Maritime ConservatoryHalifax20/01/241055 Marginal Road HalifaxWebsite"As seen on Penn and Teller: Fool Us, and winner of the Audience Choice Award at the 2023 Halifax Fringe Festival"Entertainment, Comedy
Cape Breton Celtic Trad SessionsIona21/01/24See Website For Location Details Website"Come and enjoy a casual gathering of musicians who have come together to play traditional Cape Breton celtic music.

Anyone is welcome to join in, or just sit back and enjoy the tunes..."
Music, Entertainment, Social
Violist Marina Thibeault and Pianist Janelle FungHalifax02/03/24
1385 Seymour Street
Website"Let the celebrated duo of JUNO Award-winning violist Marina Thibeault and multiple prize-winning pianist Janelle Fung take you on an extraordinary exploration of classical and contemporary sounds...."Art, Music, Concert
Jazz FestDartmouth 02/12/24612 Windmill Rd, Dartmouth, NS B3B 1B5Website"Join us for three days of music across multiple venues in the Town of Antigonish, taking in the musical talents of local, regional, and international artists and ensembles..."Music, Jazz, Festival
Nova Scotia Lobster CrawlPeggy's Cove 01/02/24 to 29/02/24 Peggy's CoveWebsite"Just in case you haven’t heard – we’ll proudly tell you we’re a four-season destination here on Nova Scotia’s South Shore – spring, summer, fall and LOBSTER!!!

That’s why every February – for the entire month – we throw a fantastically tasty event called the Nova Scotia Lobster Crawl festival...."
Lobster, Landmark
Haliente Dance Studio - Open HouseHalifax 08/01/241678 Barrington St, HalifaxWebsite"Unsure what level you are or if dancing is for you? This is the perfect way to find out without any commitment. Just book your free class online and try it out. Our Open house includes all classes starting January 8th - 13th."Latin, Dance, Creative
Downtown Dartmouth Ice FestivalDartmouth26/01/24 to 28/01/24Downtown DartmouthWebsite"Join us for a winter celebration of local love! Enjoy live ice carving, live entertainment, a street party, and so much more..."Community, Local, Art, Craft
LeadHERship High TeaHalifax19/01/241589 South Park StWebsite"Whether you're a budding entrepreneur, a career-driven professional, or simply passionate about women's empowerment, this event is for you.

Sip some tea, indulge in delectable treats, and be part of a supportive community that uplifts and celebrates women's achievements...."
Networking, Connect, Conference
Wonder'neath Open Art Studio North End Weekly 2482 Maynard St, HalifaxWebsite"Open to all, with outreach specifically focused on those facing barriers to accessing the arts. Children are at the heart of our practice in the community and are central to our vision..... "Art Festival, Street Art, Mural


Want to discover 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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Looking for Family Things To Do in the Halifax Area?

Then you must check out the What’s on for Families (HRM & Beyond) Facebook group! Their goal?  “To strengthen community through sharing information on gatherings and local events that will keep our younger generation engaged and bring families together.” So definitely a great online space for folks looking to find diverse, fun, and interesting activities to do with the kiddos!

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? 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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