Spring has sprung, and Easter is right around the corner. There are many fun things for you and your family to do or take part in across this beautiful province. Below is a list of 25 things to do in April in Nova Scotia.
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Annual BUNNY HOP Halifax
The Bunny Hop started out 10 years ago as a group of friends getting together to hit some bars and have a great time. The ticket for the event is the famous Bunny Hop T-Shirt, which includes exclusive access to the bars planned out for the evening. No cover and direct entry at all locations on your Team Schedule with featured shot & drink specials at each bar.
Select Bars in and around Halifax
April 5, 2019
Have some laughs while you enjoy a traditional Nova Scotian meal at the Dinner Theatre at Le Village Historique Acadien. Doors open at 6:30pm, so make sure that you come hungry. Reservations are required along with number in your group and choice of meal.
91 Old Church Road, Lower West Pubnico
April 5th to 13th, 2019
$30 per person, $28 for members
Retro Game Carnival
The Retro Game Carnival is a celebration of the video games of yesteryear for ‘Classic Gamers’. From the 1970s to early 2000s, you can explore the arcade, console, and PC games that defined eras gone by. This game fest will include game tournaments, a fan-made DIY retro arcade, a pop-up museum and other fun and informative workshops.
26 Crowell Dr., Wolfville, NS
April 5, 2019 from 5 pm to 9 pm
An Intimate Evening of Jazz Fusion
New Brunswick’s cutting edge Jazz Fusion trio, McKinley Morrison & Williams would like to invite you to an intimate evening with them at Acadia Cinema’s Al Whittle Theatre for the third stop on their Maritime tour. If you love jazz, prepare for 2 sets of music, guitar wizardry, bass solos, and a borderline drum clinic performance!
450 Main Street, Wolfville
April 6, 2019 from 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Coppelia is one of the oldest and most loved ballets in the world, and you can see it live in Halifax as Canada’s Ballet Jorgen take the stage. Coppelia tells the tale of a toymaker and his greatest creation, a beautiful dancing doll that is so lifelike that it causes an uproar in the small village.
6101 University Avenue, Halifax, NS
April 12 to 14, 2019
$30 to $67
James Ehnes and Andrew Armstrong: Lark Ascending
James Ehnes and Andrew Armstrong are Canadian legends in classical music and they are coming together for a rare blockbuster concert of major symphonic masterworks at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium. Proceeds from this concert will be shared among Scotia Festival of Music, Cecilia Concerts, and Symphony Nova Scotia.
6101 University Avenue, Halifax, NS
April 17, 2019 at 7:30 pm
$45 to $100
Spring Geequinox at The Halifax Forum
Spring Geequniox is the most affordable weekend of geeky goodness in Nova Scotia. Friday is a free day with any pre-purchased tickets. The weekend is sure to be packed with geeky and pop culture fun with Kids Costume Event, Cosplay Speed Learning, D&D 5th Edition, Adult Costume Contest, “Geek Trivia HFX” and many more activities.
2901 Windsor Street (MPC Room), Halifax
April 19 to 21, 2019
$5 to $15
Family Fun Easter Weekend
Have an exciting Easter this year at the Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre. The Family Fun Easter Weekend package includes overnight accommodation, breakfast. There will be Easter themed arts and crafts and the Great Sunday Easter Egg Hunt.
36 Treasure Drive, Western Shore, Chester
April 19 to 21, 2019
From $160 per night/per family of 4
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
Chef Lyle Kennedy from Creative Gourmet is creating a special, local sourced breakfast for Easter at the Hammonds Plains Community Centre. They have expanded from last year’s, and will have three seating’s this year. The Easter Bunny will also make a special appearance.
2041 Hammonds Plains Rd, Hammonds Plains
April 22, 2019
Tickets are Free but required, check website for more information
Annual Easter Egg Hunt Wine Tour
Be a kid again but with all the perks of being an adult at the Annual Easter Egg Hunt Wine Tour. This popular tour will take you around the beautiful Annapolis Valley. At each winery, there will be a traditional Easter Egg Hunt, whoever finds the most chocolates eggs at the winery will win a bottle of wine.
Harbourfront Marriott, 1919 Upper Water St, Halifax
April 20, 2019
Get ready to laugh when the Halifax ComedyFest comes to town. Comedians from across North America hit the stage for 5 days in shows all over the city. If you cannot make it to the live shows, the Halifax ComedyFest is broadcast nationally on CBC TV.
April 24 to 28, 2019
$20 to $52
Stars on Ice
Olympic figure skaters and legends are traveling across Canada to perform at the Scotiabank Centre. The Stars on Ice tour includes Patrick Chan, Kaetlyn Osmond, Jeff Buttle, Meagan Duhamel & Eric Radford, Kaitlyn Weaver & Andrew Poje, and many more. Skating legends Kurt Browning and Elvis Stojko will also take to the ice in this not to be missed show.
1800 Argyle St, Halifax
April 26, 2019 at 7:30 pm
$33 to $148
NSYO: DVork’s Eight and Dinuk’s Farewell
The Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra celebrates its beloved Music Director, Dinuk Wijeratne with a thrilling farewell concert. For the grand finale, Dinuk conducts Dvořák’s dramatic, adventurous, and joyful Symphony No. 8, which is his personal farewell to the orchestra he has led for 13 years.
First United Church, Truro & St. Matthew’s United Church, Halifax
April 27 to 28, 2019
$30 per person, $10 for Students
Oxford Poetry Festival
“Poetry at Large” is held in the wild blueberry capital of Canada. This annual poetry celebration invites people of all ages to take part in a number of weekend activities that revel in the written and spoken word.
4968 Main Street, Oxford
April 27 to 28, 2019
The Color Purple at Neptune Theatre
The Color Purple is an unforgettable family saga of hope and the healing power of love, which is based on the Pulitzer-Prize winning novel by Alice Walker. This musical features a joyous score containing rhythm and blues, gospel, jazz, and ragtime tunes.
1593 Argyle St, Halifax
April 9 to June 2, 2019.
Show Times: Tuesday to Friday – 7:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday – 2 pm & 7:30 pm
$30 – $86
Symphony NS Presents: Tchaikovsky and Star Pianist Sara Davis Buechner
You can experience internationally beloved, multi-award-winning pianist Sara Davis Buechner’s jaw-dropping skill live. She will be performing in Symphony Nova Scotia’s first-ever performance of Dvořák’s Piano Concerto, Litolff’s Scherzo, and Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings.
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Halifax and Convocation Hall, Wolfville
April 4 to 5, 2019 at 7:30 pm
$16 – $72
Brett Kissel in Concert
On April 12, 2019, Canadian country music superstar Brett Kissel will perform at the Queens Place Emera Centre. His show will be opened by Jason Price with Dark Horse and the special guest performer will be local singer-songwriter Autumn Rae Carver.
50 Queens Place Drive, Liverpool
April 12, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Kite Flying at Village Historique Acadien
If you love to fly kites, then head out to the Village Historique Acadien to celebrate Earth Day and fly your kite. There will be gifts for the children who take part.
91 Old Church Rd, Lower West Pubnico
April 23, 2019 from 4 pm to 6 pm
Dining in the Dark Sydney
Dining in the Dark is a signature CNIB event where the diners experience a meal without the use of their sight. Every participant must wear a blindfold so they have a unique, sensory experience in which they can explore their meal in a whole new way. So, bring a friend and enjoy an evening that includes a three-course meal catered by Flavor, along with wine, and of course, blindfolds.
Joan Harriss Cruise Pavillion, 60 Esplanade, Sydney
April 11, 2019 from 6 pm to 9 pm
$50 to $75
Newsies (The Musical)
This musical is based on the movie of the same name that centered the actual Newsie strike of 1899 when a ragged army of kids took on the most powerful men in New York. This show is filled with the incredible music of Allan Menken, along with show stopping dances that will entertain and inspire.
Al Whittle Theatre, 450 Main Street, Wolfville
April 12, 2019 at 7:30 pm, April 13, 2019 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm
Adult: $17, Children and Seniors: $15, Group of 4: $60.
Ten Thousand Villages Spring Fair Trade Sale
Join the 10,000 Villages Yarmouth team when they hold their 1st SPRING sale! You are sure to find beautiful fair-trade products just in time for Easter and Mother’s Day! Vendors will be on-site with Fair trade Easter chocolate, baskets, jewelry, scarves, decor for the garden, and so much more!
Beacon United Church, 25 Beacon Street, Yarmouth
April 12 to 13, 2019
Easter Egg Hunt at the MARC
Take the whole family out to this popular Easter Egg Hunt! The massive egg hunt will take place on the big hill, which will be followed by other fun activities. If you find a “special egg” you will win a prize, but every child will receive an Easter treat! The Easter Bunny will be so very ‘Hoppy’ to see you! Make sure to bring a basket or a bag for gathering your eggs and to dress warmly.
33 Leary Fraser Rd., Bridgewater
April 13, 2019 from 2 pm to 3:30 pm
Celebrate the Seed
Spend a day at the Market with your family learning about seeds, plants, art, along with information on seed diversity and the importance of seed saving. Kids of all ages are invited to play an interactive seed game. Make sure to bring your seeds to swap at the Community Seed Exchange Table. Everything starts with a seed!
Wolfville Farmers Market
April 13, 2019 from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm
Tapped Truro Craft Beer Fest
If you love craft beer then you definitely want to attend the Annual Tapped Truro Craft Beer Fest at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre. More than 15 proud NS breweries from across the province are kicking off Craft Beer Week by bringing several types of unique craft beer for people to try – so there will be a lot of beers! There will also be live entertainment and other fun things to do.
625 Abenaki Road, Truro
April 27, 2019 from 7 pm to 10 pm
$5 – $29
Yarmouth Princess Tea and Superhero Party
Take your child to the Rodd Grand Yarmouth Hotel for an enchanted afternoon that will be overflowing with magical fun! Your day will include meeting your favourite princesses, superhero fun, dancing, a live magic show, special treats and much more!
417 Main Street, Yarmouth
April 28, 2019 from 1 pm to 4 pm
Author: Melyssa Jackson