25 Things To Do in June in Nova Scotia

25 Things To Do in June in Nova Scotia

Credit: Royal Nova Scotia Tattoo

The weather is getting warmer and summer break is right around the corner. Get a head start on the summer fun, and head outside to take part in lots of fun activities and festivals across Nova Scotia. Listed below you will find 25 things to do in Nova Scotia in June.

Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival

The Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival kicks off the growing season and the summer in the Valley. There are events taking place across the Valley including the fireworks, Grand street parade, crowning of Queen Annapolisa, food truck night and much more.

Across the Annapolis Valley

From May 29th to June 3rd, 2019

Varies depending on the event

13th Annual Lebanese Cedar Festival

Experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of everything Lebanese at the 13th Annual Lebanese Cedar Festival. This weekend is packed with family fun, including live musical and cultural shows, authentic Lebanese cuisine, a kid’s area, and so much more.

111 Clayton Park Drive, Halifax

May 30th to June 2nd, 2019

Varies depending on the event

Yarmouth Craft Beer Festival

Returning for its third year at the Rodd Grand Yarmouth Hotel, the Yarmouth Craft Beer Festival is a celebration of the growing craft brewing industry in Nova Scotia. You can try craft brews from across Nova Scotia and pick up some to take home with you.

417 Main Street, Yarmouth

June 1st to 2nd, 2019

$32.09 to $56.17

Switch Downtown Dartmouth

Get ready for Dartmouth’s largest street party. During Switch Downtown Dartmouth, over 2km of streets are closed to traffic and are opened to the people. There will be live music, live demos, bouncy castles and much more.

163 Portland Street, Dartmouth

June 2nd, 2019

Varies depending on the event

The Color Purple, The Musical

Start June off by heading to Neptune Theatre to see the Tony Award winning musical, The Color Purple. Jazz, ragtime, rhythm, gospel, and blues music is used to tell the story of a woman who finds love, strength, and her unique voice in the world.

1593 Argyle Street, Halifax

Until June 2nd, 2019

$30 to $86

Cold Waters Seafood Festival

Celebrate fresh seafood at the annual Cold Waters Seafood Festival. You can sample some of the freshest clams, mussels, lobster, and fish along with traditional dishes like fishcakes, seafood chowder and Solomon Gundy. There are lots of fun family activities to keep you busy at the festival. You can paint your own buoy, take a dory ride, or watch lobster traps be made and fish smoking.

5435 Clam Harbour Road, Lake Charlotte

June 1st to 2nd, 2019, from 11am to 4 pm each day

$25 to $45

Bike Week

Get your bike out and celebrate cycling with people, organizations, institutions and businesses around Halifax. During Bike Week, there are promotions like the free ferry for people cycling, and other special events taking place each day.

Around Halifax

June 1st to 9th, 2019

Varies depending on the event

Scotia Festival of Music

The 40th Scotia Festival of Music is hosting over 50 public events in just two weeks. The festival showcases both international and local talent. There will be concerts, open rehearsals, masterclasses, recitals, lectures, coaching sessions and much more.

6101 University Avenue, Halifax

May 27th to June 9th, 2019

$5 – $80

Drink Atlantic Cocktail Festival

Celebrate the growing cocktail industry in Halifax at the Drink Atlantic Cocktail Festival. Learn how to make your own amazing cocktails, meet the people who are driving this creative industry, and try new and old favorite drinks.

2309 Maynard Street, Halifax

June 6th to 9th, 2019

Varies depending on the event

Rhubarb Festival

Spend a late spring afternoon at The Historic Acadian Village of Nova Scotia enjoying homemade rhubarb desserts and live music at the Rhubarb Festival. While you are at the festival, visit the on-site gift shop to find souvenirs made by local artisans.

91 Old Church Road, Lower West Pubnico

June 6th, 2019 from 1:30 pm to 3 pm

$6, $5 for members

Aros Na Mara World Ocean Day (WOD) Festival

Aros Na Mara World Ocean Day (WOD) Festival celebrates one of Nova Scotia’s greatest indigenous resources, Canada’s Inland Sea, the Bras d’Or Lake. There will be dances, markets, and educational events happening during this four day festival.

Iona

June 6th to 9th, 2019

Varies depending on the event

Sea Turtle Bubble Party

Kids of all ages are invited to come to The Wave to learn and play with the Canadian Sea Turtle Network and the Discovery Centre. All party attendees can Celebrate World Oceans Day by releasing bubbles, not balloons. There will be free hands-on learning stations, games, face-painting art stations, and much more.

The Wave, Halifax Waterfront, Halifax

June 7th, 2019 from 10 am to 12 pm

Free

Roots To Boots Festival

There is something for everyone at the Roots To Boots Festival that is being held in the communities of Chéticamp and Louisbourg. You can enjoy local food and flavour, take a guided hike, dance the night away at the late night square dances, listen to the storytellers, or join in a songwriters’ circle.

15584 Cabot Trail, Cheticamp

June 13th to 16th, 2019

$5 to $50

2019 Michelin Safety Fair and Car Show

The Michelin Car Show welcomes almost 300 vehicles of all makes and models. Vote for the Best Bike, Best Auto, Best Big Rig and Best Emergency Response Vehicle. Kids will love the face painting, games and bouncy houses. In the Social Club, there will be over 50 exhibitors educating and promoting all things health and wellness.

223 Logan Road, Bridgewater

June 14th, 2019 from 6pm to 9pm

Free

Guilopalooza

Downtown Sydney comes alive with music and art during the Guilopalooza Festival. Come ready to perform/sing songs, create your own art, and be inspired local artists.

Downtown Sydney

June 14th to 16th, 2019

East Coast Cider Festival

Atlantic Canada’s biggest and best craft cider festival is returning to the Halifax Forum for the third year. Over 20 ciders makers from across the Maritimes will be at the East Coast Cider Festival. Tickets include an event-specific take-home glass and 12 tickets for 4oz. samples. There will be fabulous live music by Height Requirement – Totally 80’s and local food vendors on-site.

Multipurpose Room at Halifax Forum, 2901 Windsor Street, Halifax

June 15, 2019 from 1 pm to 4 pm

$35 (+$5.25 tax & $1.00 fees)

MacQuarries Food Truck Fest Truro

Calling all foodies, head to the MacQuarries Pharmasave for an evening packed with street food. The Food Truck Fest has some amazing food trucks already signed up, like ‘Waffles On My Mind’, “Old School Donut Bus”, “Gecko Bus”, “Smokinstein Food Truck’ and many others. Feel free to bring a CAMPCHAIR if you wish to sit down to eat because there is no seating provided.

179 The Esplanade, Truro

June 20th, 2019 from 4 pm to 8 pm

Free to attend, bring money to pay for your food.

Metis and Heritage: Follow The Mi’kmaq Trails

Spend a fun-filled day with the family at the Musée des Acadiens des Pubnicos and Centre de recherche experiencing Mi’Kmaq traditions. There are many fun activities for everyone to enjoy, like nature walks, music, stories, displays of furs, artifacts and much more.

Musée des Acadiens des Pubnicos and Centre de recherché, 898 Rte 335, West Pubnico

June 21st, 2019 from 10:30 am to 4 pm

Free

Privateer Days

Travel back in time to 1780 in Liverpool for a weekend of fun events. You can watch battle re-enactments, live music, historic encampment, artisan & crafter’s market, reptile zoo, fireworks and much more at Privateer Days.

Henry Hensey Drive, Liverpool

June 21st to 23rd, 2019

Varies depending on the event

National Indigenous People Day at Kejimkuijk

At the Merrymakedge area, the National Indigenous People Day will be celebrated with a variety of on-site activities and demonstrations, including survival skills, bread tasting, and much more.

3005 Main Parkway, Maitland Bridge

June 21st, 2019 from 11 am to 2 pm

$4.90 to $5.80

MudCraft Canada

Challenge your friends and family to Atlantic Canada’s first and largest home-grown, adventure-filled, obstacle run. This year’s course is 6km with over 20 obstacles designed for all skill levels. There are three routes that will test your running skills at MudCraft.

2001 Hwy 202, East Gore

June 22nd, 2019

$29.00 to $69.00

Cat Yoga at Bide Awhile

Grab a yoga mat and a water bottle, and get ready for some cat yoga. You can relax and do some yoga with Allison Coffin who is certified yoga instructor and some cats from Bide Awhile, which is a not-for-profit animal shelter.

Bide Awhile, 67 Neptune Crescent, Dartmouth

June 22nd, 2019 from 12 pm to 1 pm

$20

KitchenFest!

KitchenFest is a traditional music festival that features over 100 events with upwards of 200 performers. Each live performance will feature a Gaelic-speaking host or hostess and happen across the island. Along with the live entertainment, the festival includes an Eat Local program with over 70 restaurants showcasing locally grown, caught and raised produce to create amazing dishes.

Sydney

June 28th to July 7th, 2019

Varies depending on the event

East Coast Craft Beer Festival

The East Coast Beer Festival replaces the Cask Beer Throwdown. Guests can expect a great mix of craft breweries from across the east coast, and special guest Dominion City from Ottawa. Make sure to pick up your special take home, event glass.

Multipurpose Room at Halifax Forum, 2901 Windsor Street, Halifax

June 29, 2019

$35

Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo 2019

The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo is a Nova Scotia staple like lobster or donairs. The festival represents the best of Nova Scotia, and is a blend of tradition, innovation, provincial culture, and military pomp.

1800 Argyle Street, Halifax

June 29th to July 6th, 2019

$25 to $99.75

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