The sun is beginning to shine again and the blooms are appearing on the trees. As we step into spring we can feel Halifax come back to life again! With so many festivals, events, and concerts lined up, it’s safe to say there is no shortage of fun date night activities to partake in this spring. So let’s delve into what’s going on in our city over the next few weeks.
2023 Atlantic Festival of Music
The Atlantic Festival of Music takes place annually in Halifax and is back once again in 2023! The festival helps thousands of participants from schools and community organizations worldwide perform, learn, grow as musicians, and have fun. The festival has featured performances and DJ dances to get the party going! This is a great festival for the music lover and learner in your life.
Where: Mount Saint Vincent University
When: April 26-28, 2023
Nothing says “spring” like a vendor market to peruse at! On April 29th from 10am-3pm you can visit The Halifax Club for their Spring market. Shop around and find a great gift, a snack, or something special for your person.
Where: The Halifax Club, 1682 Hollis St
When: April 29th from 10am-3pm
Tickets: $7 entry fee at door
CBMF Presents: Queens of Country Drag Tour
Looking for a fun night out filled with music, dancing, and delicious food? We’ve got you covered! Queens of Country Drag Tour is making it’s way to Halifax as a part of the Cavendish Beach Music Festival. The show stars Kaos and Miss Fiercalicious (as seen on Canada’s Drag Race) and features Makayla Couture (as seen on Call Me Mother), DJ Johnny Rivex and some favourite local queens Eden Disorder, Miranda Wright, Heckella Jeckyll, and Kristi Davidson. So grab the squad, order some delicious food and drinks, and get ready for a great show!
Where: Gahan House Nova Center, 5239 Sackville St
When: Sun, Apr 30, 2023 7:00-9:00PM
Tickets: From $99.20. Buy your tickets here. 19+ event.
Spring is Brewing
Spring is Brewing in 2023 hosted by The Mom Market Halifax! The Halifax Brewery will become a wonderful free market for all to attend and enjoy local vendors, live music, face painting, mini photoshoots, swag bags and more.
Where: Halifax Brewery Market, 312-1496 Lower Water St
When: Sun, April 23rd from 10:00AM-2.00PM
Billy Elliot the Musical
An inspiring night at the theatre makes for a terrific date night! Billy Elliot the Musical is a story about a boy determined to make his dreams of becoming a dancer come true. Against all the odds, Billy’s life is changed forever when his passion inspires not only his family but a community fallen on hard times. This heartfelt musical will warm your heart and maybe even inspire some pep in your step!
Where: The Neptune Theatre, 1593 Argyle St
When: April 25 – June 18, 2023, Tuesday to Friday – 7:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday – 2 pm & 7:30 pm
Tickets: Purchase your tickets here.
East Coast Cider Festival
If you’re a cider lover then you’ll have a blast at Atlantic Canada’s biggest cider festival! The East Coast Cider Festival is the perfect place to try a bunch of different drinks, socialize, eat some tasty bites, and have fun! Tickets are 80% sold out so be sure to get yours while they’re available!
Where: Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, 1919 Upper Water St
When: Sat 20 May 2023, 1:00-4:00PM and 6:00-9:00PM
Tickets: Get your tickets here.
Halifax Seaport Farmers Market
Farmers market dates are the perfect way to spend the weekend in the sun this spring! Head to Halifax Seaport Farmers Market to check out some amazing local vendors and get your shop on! So grab some goodies at the market and spend your weekend with that special person in your life.
Where: 961 Marginal Road, Pavilion 23
When: Saturdays – 8:00AM–2:00PM, Sundays – 10:00AM–2:00PM
As the city comes back to life, we want you to enjoy all the things to do in Halifax this spring. With a wide array of activities and events available, you can immerse yourself in the city’s culture and enjoy all that the city has to offer.
For more Halifax date ideas, check out some of our other articles to get some inspiration.
Written by – Jenna Kaplan