|This is a monthly listing of events which are happening in and around my community in Dartmouth.|
Happy Father's Day!
Through to October - Hubbards Farmers’ Market – It’s here again! The perfect Saturday morning starts at the Hubbards Farmers Market. Over 20 years in operation and in the middle of 6 acres of woodlands and fields, located at the beautiful Hubbards Barn & Community Park, one of the hidden gems on the South Shore, the market offers a fantastic selection of local products, local music and more. Unique. Fresh. Local. 8am to 12noon. Hwy 103, take exit 6 to Hubbards.
Sat, June 2nd and 3rd – Doors Open – The mandate of Doors Open Halifax is to make available to the general public, free access to buildings of historical contemporary or architectural significance and to generate interest in our built environment. With over 30 venues open to discover, you will experience something new, while learning about our history, our future and the city we love! 10am to 4pm. For more info and a list of venues visit www.doorsopenhalifax.com
Sat, June 2nd – Sheep Shearing –Join the Farm as the little flock of Miriam, Leila and Sooty lose their thick wooly winter coats! Shearer Peter Kozier will be demonstrating both traditional and modern shearing methods. You can watch the process as it happens, ask questions and afterwards enjoy a visit on the farm! 11am and 1pm. This event takes place rain or shine inside the main barn. This event is by donation to support the farm. Cole Harbour Farm Museum. For more info phone 902-434-0222
Sun, June 3rd – Switch Dartmouth – It’s Downtown Dartmouth’s biggest street party of the year! Switch Open Street Sunday is a collaborative community event that opens up streets to pedestrians, cyclists, food trucks…and everything in between. Thousands will take over Portland Street and Prince Albert Road from Alderney Landing to Sullivan’s Pond Park. With no cars allowed, there will be lots of room for other traffic: performers, musicians, food vendors, bikes, skateboards, scooters, demos, bouncy castles, sports, surprises and much more along he route. Admission is free. 12 to 4pm. For more info visit downtowndartmouth.ca
Fri, June 7th – 10th – Halifax GreekFest – While the Halifax Greek Festival may be best known for its food, they also offer an array of activities and events for their guests to take part in. It has always been important that they showcase their culinary specialties and their Greek cultural and historical roots! This year’s festival will include several dance troupes to entertain you while eating your souvlaki, an exhibit room, tours of St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church, Greek market, crafts, art replicas, and religious artifacts. Don’t forget to visit the Kids Olympics area. $5 per day, $8 for weekend pass. Free for seniors 65 and up and kids under 10 38 Purcells Cove Road. For more details email email@example.com
Thurs, June 7th to 23rd – 9 to 5 – Dartmouth Players Presents - 9 to 5, based on the hilarious 1980 hit movie about friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era of the 1970’s. The musical was written by Dolly Parton and Patricia Resnick. Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers get even with their sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigoted boss and take over the company. For tickets and more info visit dartmouthplayers.ns.ca
Fri, June 15th-17th – OUTeast Queer Film Festival –The OUTeast Film Festival Association is the only exclusive presenter of LGBTQ film in Atlantic Canada. They are committed to bringing the best in local, national, and international queer film to the audience in Halifax and beyond. Each June, they host the OUTeast Queer Film Festival - an action packed celebration of queer film and culture. OUTeast is a registered non-profit society incorporated in the Province of Nova Scotia. For more info check out outeastfilm.com/#aboutindex
Sat, June 16th – Backlot Bash – The 4th Annual Backlot Bash is featuring 2018 Juno Award Winning The Glorious Sons, Atlantic Canadian Rockers The Motorleague, along with Hello Delaware and for the first time you get to have your say on the first act with Live 105’s Battle for the Bash Band Contest! Garrison favorite brews and local cider available as well as several special release and seasonal brews. There will also be food trucks creating spectacular local fare. $29 early bird tickets, Regular Advance $34 and $39 at the door. 19 years of age and over. Cunard Centre all in support of the Ecology Action Centre. For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 902-453-5343
Sat, June 16th - HRM Relay For Life – Cancer changes everything. So can you. – At Relay For Life, no one faces cancer alone. This 6-hour event brings together teams of family and colleagues to celebrate cancer survivors, remember those we’ve lost and commit to raising funds to fight all types of cancer. This year’s event is taking place indoors at the Dartmouth 4 pad arena. To register please go to relayforlife.ca.
Thurs, June 29th to July 6th – The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo - An event that will stir the heart and call you home. It’s the world’s largest annual indoor event and takes place right in the heart of downtown Halifax. More than 2,000 of the world`s best pipers and drummers, musicians, vocalists, choirs, dancers, gymnasts, acrobats, military display teams and police drill displays teams assemble each year at the International Tattoo. The Scotiabank Centre. For tickets phone 1-877-451-1221 or 902-451-1221 or visit ticket atlanticatlantic.com
Sat, July 1st - Canada Day Events – The Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission is proud to present an afternoon of wonderful music featuring The Rock A Barons and Tash & Greg playing good old time rock’n‘roll with a little rockabilly and country thrown in! Bring a blanket or a lawn chair, get comfy and dig the tunes! Admission is free. 2 to 4pm at Sullivan’s Pond Bandshell. Don’t forget the fireworks and much more throughout the day. Visit www.hrmcanadaday.ca
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Spring is in the air! Lots of people looking in our area, please call me if you would like to list at 902-209-7073
Shameless Plug of the Month – As part of the Switch Sunday Dartmouth event, on Sunday afternoon, June 3, at the Sullivan's Pond gazebo from Noon to 4 pm
Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission presents an afternoon of great family music featuring the classic rock'n'roll stylings of Dartmouth's own ACTION FIGURES. Look forward to hearing some great tunes from the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Kinks, Who, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and many more hits from the "good old days of music". As well, the NEW RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SURF will be entertaining the crowd with their own unique brand of psychedelic country pop.GUITARISSIMO will be there too to present acoustic music done with style. And look out for a few surprise guests along the way. A great afternoon of lively music and as well on Prince Albert and Portland Streets, there will be lots of displays, food vendors and other assorted fun for the whole family. The fun starts at Noon and ends at 4pm rain or shine.
Bring a blanket or a fold-up chair and sit back and enjoy this wonderful free summer concert!