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Summer arts!

Summer days, summer nights (Illustration by Amber Solberg)
Summer days, summer nights (Illustration by Amber Solberg)

Haligonian summers are filled with art.  From pubs playing live music to lots of local theatre and our well-known busker festival, there’s barely enough time to do everything.

You can hit up the Outeast Film Festival or the Atlantic Film Festival’s outdoor film screenings in mid-June and mid-July, respectively. If you’re looking for some live-action drama there’s always the Halifax Feast dinner theatre or Neptune shows. (Mary Poppins is showing in April and May at the Neptune.) Another summer favourite is always Shakespeare by the Sea, an award-winning theatre company that puts on plays in Point Pleasant Park.

Halifax Pride Week is a huge mecca of art and culture in Halifax every year. Complete with a parade and lots of live music, it’s a week you don’t want to miss.

For the military aficionado, you can get your summer fill of bagpipes and marching at the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo the first week of July.

Arts in Halifax are easy to come by, even when there are no special events going on. Check out the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, or our beautiful Halifax waterfront all summer. See what’s showing at the Rebecca Cohn theatre, or better yet—plan an art project of your own.

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