10 Halifax Events & Date Ideas for June

A crowd of people at a concert.

Has everyone been getting their personality back because the weather is above 10 degrees? We don’t even mind rainy day dates because the city is alive again, and so are fun events and date ideas to explore!

It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for a casual first date, or a place to celebrate your 10th wedding anniversary – Halifax is full of options for whatever type of date you’re searching for and it’s only going to get better from here.

Check out events and date ideas happening this June in Halifax!

Canadian music icon, Avril Lavigne, is visiting Halifax on her first Canadian tour in over 10 years with the Bite Me Canada 2022 Tour featuring special guests, grandson, and her recently-announced fiancée, Mod Sun.

$1 from each ticket sold will go towards the Avril Lavigne Foundation which supports people with serious illnesses and disabilities. 

Ready to sing along to Lavinge’s nostalgic hits and new jams with your bestie? Click here for tickets. 

When: June 2, 2022 at 7 p.m. 

Where: Scotiabank Centre, 1800 Argyle St

Join Art Battle Halifax for the most anticipated event of the season! Regular season winners from Halifax, Moncton, Saint John, Fredericton, and St. John’s return for their chance to become the 2022 Atlantic Canada Champion and head to the National Championships in Toronto! 

What is Art Battle exactly? The best of the best compete with open materials to create art masterpieces in only 20 minutes! All pieces of work are auctioned and the audience votes the champion. This is the perfect date idea for the creative soul in your life! 

Click here for tickets.

When: June 17, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Atlantica Hotel Halifax, 1980 Robie St 

Experience Nova Scotia’s premiere summer spectacle from June 25 to July 2 with the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo!

This historic festival began in 1979 as a way to celebrate the first International Gathering of the Clans held outside Scotland. What was initially meant to be a one-time show has captivated audiences all over the world. Whether it’s the skirl of the bagpipes, the beating of the drums, the military displays, or the highland flings, this show aims to highlight the best of the best. 

This family-friendly event will include performances from The Flying Grandpas, the Stadacona Band of the Royal Canadian Navy, High Flyer RB3, Zamani and more. 

Click here for further details and to purchase tickets.

When: June 25 – July 2 

Where: Scotiabank Centre, 1800 Argyle St

The Grand Oasis Festival Series is a free festival to celebrate music, art, and culture at the Grand Parade in Downtown Halifax beginning on June 21 with National Indigenous Peoples Day.

All events are free of charge however festival goers have the option to secure a guaranteed free pass. This pass guarantees your space indoors or outdoors so that you don’t have to worry about the event reaching capacity before you arrive!

Each week will include a new lineup of artists and events from Canada’s greatest hitmakers to Billboard chart-topping sensations and Indigenous artists and voices. 

When: June 21, 2022 from 7-9 p.m.

Where: Grand Parade Square

Think you and your squad could solve a murder case? Experience life as a crime scene investigator in this thrilling outdoor murder mystery event coming to Halifax this month.

You and your friends will use forensic techniques, codebreaking, and good old-fashioned detective work to crack the case in this limited ticket event. Prizes will also be awarded to the fastest team, the best dressed, the best team pic and more!

If you’re someone that loves escape rooms and puzzles, this is the date idea for you! Team tickets are $105 for up to 6 players (1 ticket per group).

Click here to secure your ticket.

When: June 4, 2022 

The Ultimate Kitchen Party’s first show is happening this month on June 23 with live performances by the following “Outta Lockdown Showdown” contest winners: Jo Jenkins, Leona Burkley, and Chillin’ Sound (with more artists to be announced!) You’ll also get to enjoy a live performance from Merimac – a local Halifax group playing classic rock, maritime/celtic pop, country and more. 

Tickets are $15 (+tax) with proceeds benefitting the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia to improve the lives of Nova Scotians affected by mental illness.

Click here to get your tickets! 

When: June 23, 2022 at 8 p.m.

Where: Lighthouse Arts Centre, 1800 Argyle St

The Big Comeback - Mini Festival

Check out a stacked lineup of local music from June 10-11 at The Marquee Ballroom & The Seahorse Tavern. Cheer on some of your old favourites, discover something new, vibe out, and get lost in the energy of our local music community! 

Advanced tickets are available for $50 for a weekend pass or $30 for a 1-night pass. Purchase your tickets here

When: June 10-11, 2022 

Where: 2037 Gottingen St

Visit Sparkles n’ Sawdust Studio for a beginner-friendly mandala art workshop with a fun neon twist! Under the beautiful glow of a black light, you and your date will learn about the deeper meaning of mandalas, how to create rhythm in your art, colour selection and dotting techniques, and different dotting tools and how to use them. 

You can purchase a ‘Bubble Duo’ ticket for two that includes the 2.5 hour workshop, a private 4-ft table for two (without plexiglass), and supplies for $92.68.

Click here to purchase tickets. 

When: June 4, 2022 from 7-9:30 p.m.

Where: 5239 Blowers St

Rare and Fine Wine is an evening for the true wine lover. Enjoy a superior selection of wines (all rated 90 points and above by the world’s major wine publications), that have never been available in Nova Scotia before. 

General Admission tickets are available for $124.05(+tax). Premium Admission tickets are $175.49(+tax) and include early entrance to the event and a Riedel glass to take home.

Click here to purchase tickets.

When: June 10, 2022 from 7-9:30 p.m. 

Where: Casino Nova Scotia, 1983 Upper Water St 

The Mobile Food Market will be at the Fairview Community Market on the first weekend of June! Shop fresh, affordable fruits and vegetables, dried goods, and Stone Hearth Bakery bread. 

Market dates are one of our favourite ways to enjoy the nice, warm weather and support local! 

When: June 4, 2022 from 9:30-11 a.m.

Where: Titus Smith Memorial Park, 44 Vimy Avenue 

Looking for more local date ideas? We’ve got you covered – click here to explore.