Events and Festivals Happening in Halifax This Spring 2024


Spring is blooming and so are activities around Halifax! The city is starting to feel sunnier and more upbeat after a long dreadful winter. Events, festivals and dates are popping up all around Halifax for this fresh season, so get out and explore some exciting, new date ideas with a few old favourites!

Check out our roundup of the best things to do this spring in Halifax, there’s something for everyone here!


Neptune Theatre: Little Shop of Horrors show

The smash-hit Broadway musical Little Shop of Horrors explodes onto the Fountain Hall stage at Neptune Theatre this spring!

When: March 11- May 11 2025

Savour Food & Wine Show 2024

The food and wine event of the year! Enjoy samples of delectable foods, legendary cocktails and fine wine presented by over 70 of Nova Scotia’s finest establishments.

When: March 28, 2024

The JUNO Awards 2024

One of the biggest nights for Canadian music is coming to Halifax! They have a full week of events including a comedy show, block party and songwriters circle, leading up to the awards ceremony on March 24th. This is an event you don’t want to miss!

When: March 21-24th, 2024

Snowed In Comedy Tour

Prepare for a night of laughter at The Snowed In Comedy Tour coming to The Rebecca Cohn Auditorium this March! You and your date will get to see hilarious acts from award-winning comedians including Paul Myrehaug, Pete Zedlacher, Erica Sigurdson, Dan Quinn, Damonde TSchritter and Debra DiGiovanni.

When: March 30, 2024

Rox Live

Looking for weekend plans? Check out The Roxbury’s new venue “Rox Live” for live music every weekend! Don’t forget to indulge in some great food and drink deals!

When: Every weekend!


We Love Downtown Dartmouth Day

Support local Downtown Dartmouth businesses at the 3rd annual We Love Downtown Dartmouth Day! Participating businesses are offering special discounts and promotions for one day only.

When: April 6, 2024

Together We Brew NS Beerfest

Join fellow craft beer lovers at the largest taproom for local craft beer in Nova Scotia! Treat your taste buds to delicious samples of craft beer from over 40 local breweries.

When: April 6, 2024 

Halifax Burger Bash

Prepare your stomach for one of the largest foodie events in the city! Halifax Burger Bash is back for another year of burger-eating and fundraising for Feed Nova Scotia by The Coast. Participating restaurants create unique burger offerings and flavours you won’t want to miss!

When: April 11-20th, 2024 

Mystery Party: Neon Garden

Embark on a unique, immersive party experience unlike any other! Experience the first monthly electronic music costume party by MYSTERY Party where the boundaries between reality and fantasy are blurred at this neon paradise.

When: April 13, 2024 

Blockbuster Movie Hits: Heroes & Heroines by Symphony Nova Scotia

Experience theme songs from your favourite superhero films preformed live by Symphony Nova Scotia. This family-friendly concert features riveting selections from movies including Star Wars, Avengers, Pirates of the Caribbean, Frozen, Batman and more.

When: April 13-14th 2024 

Taylor Swift Dance Party

Swifties… Are you ready for it?! Canada’s biggest Swiftie-run event, TSwift Dance Party is making a return to Halifax to celebrate The Tortured Poets Department album! Dance through every iconic era with fellow fans at The Dome this April.

When: April 27, 2024

1st Annual Valley Wine Festival

A celebration of local winemaking excellence! Sample local wine offerings and culinary delights in the beautiful Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia.

When: April 26-28th, 2024 


Halifax Comedy Fest

Embark on the funniest week of the year as comedians from all over North America hit stages around Halifax! Laugh with over 30 preforming comedians at these amazing comedy shows!

When: May 8-11th, 2024

Spring Atlantic Maker Market

Shop spring items from unique vendors in all segments including crafts, home decor, beauty, fashion items, art and more!

When: May 10-11th, 2024

Tiki Tours Halifax

Halifax’s newest waterfront attraction is back and opening for the season Mother’s Day weekend! Enjoy this 90 minute boat tour offering scenic views of Halifax’s historic islands, fresh-made cocktails, karaoke and music. This makes for the perfect kick-off to warmer weather!

When: May 10, 2024

Open City Halifax

Celebrate local entrepreneurs and small businesses that make our communities thrive with the annual Open City Halifax event! Enjoy local shops, food, drinks, music and more as you explore different businesses around the city.

When: May 11, 2024

Candlelight Concert

Listen to classic tributes of your favourite artists and bands in a candle lit venue! Candlelight Concerts is returning to Halifax this May for two amazing shows, “A Tribute To ABBA” and “A Tribute To Taylor Swift”. These unique concerts make for a great date night!

When: May 11, 2024

Styx Concert

Legendary American rock band, Styx is coming to Halifax this May! Rock out to their set at the Scotiabank Centre as they show off their newest album, “Crash Of The Crown”.

When: May 19, 2024

Emera Bluenose Marathon

Get ready to run the hills of Halifax, The Bluenose Marathon is back! The Bluenose Marathon is a Boston Qualifying event that takes participants on a 42.2KM adventure through the streets of Halifax and Dartmouth. Whether you’re participating or not, this is a great event to cheer on your community of runners!

When: May 17-19th, 2024

Asian Food & Culture Festival

Immerse yourself in Asian culture, music and flavours at the annual Asian Food & Culture Festival by Off The Eaten Path. may 17-19

When: May 17-20th, 2024

Scotia Festival of Music

Welcome over 20 of the world’s best classical musicians and talented artists to Halifax stages at the Scotia Festival of Music 2024! During this two week-long event, you can experience classical music concerts all over the city!

When: May 27-June 9 2024

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