May Long Weekend Events & Activities in Halifax
Friday, May 21 – Monday, May 24, 2021
A go-to list of family activities and events taking place during May long weekend in Halifax: Friday, May 21 – Monday, May 24, 2021
Enjoy the Outdoors Safely. Be mindful of health advisories. Maintain a physical distance of two meters from people outside your household. Always wear a mask when you are in a shared space, either indoors or outdoors. The places and activities mentioned in the article are merely suggestions.
Do not travel if public health orders during the long weekend advise against travel in and out of Halifax or your community.
Get on a Bike
Halifax has many places to enjoy a ride, including the Commons, Point Pleasant Park, and most of the area’s trails. Check out the HRM Bike Map to plan your next biking route.
Enjoy the Point Pleasant Park
5530 Point Pleasant Drive
Enjoy fishing from shore or from a boat. Remember to observe social distancing on the shore and at the boat launch. Details
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It is the season of ducks. You can see them in many places in Halifax including Sullivan’s Pond, Hemlock Ravine Park, Halifax Public Gardens, Horseshoe Island Park are but few places where you can see these beautiful birds. Details
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Enjoy Hiking or Discover Nature Attractions
Seeking some fresh air adventure this weekend — the good news is there are lots of natural areas for you to explore. See 25 Hiking Trails In and Around Halifax.
- 25 Scenic Hikes and Lookouts in Nova Scotia
- 25 of the Best Waterfalls to Visit in Nova Scotia
- 25 Nature Attractions & Parks in and Around Halifax
- 20 Must Visit Places In And Around Halifax
- 25 Must-Visit Natural Attractions in Nova Scotia
- 25 of the Best Provincial Parks to Explore in Nova Scotia
Golf Courses in Halifax are open for the season. Book a tee time and this safe sport. Details
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Dumpling Divas Demo
Cook along with the Dumpling Divas while they make some authentic vegetarian dumplings from scratch.
During this 1-hour virtual class, you will learn how to roll dumpling wrappers, two different ways to fold the dumplings, and how to pan-fry your dumpling. Details
Friday, May 21, 2021 | 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Online via Zoom
Shop the local produce and wares from the Farmer’s Market. Details
Saturdays | 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Pavilion 22, 1031 Marginal Road in the historic Halifax Seaport District
I Am From Asia: An Art Exhibit
“I Am From Asia” is a Library exhibit created by 14 local Asian artists of varying ages, artistic styles, and backgrounds. Enjoy a virtual sampling of the exhibit while the library is closed. Don’t forget to check out the exhibit once the library reopens. Details
Start your Reading Journey
Books are great sources of adventure. Although Public Library locations are closed, online services are still available open. Get started on your reading adventure. Details
Pick up at various Library Branches, Halifax
Free with your library card
Enjoy an Outdoor Adventure
The beautiful views, flowing waters, and lovely forests beckon adventurists to go hiking, paddling, surfing, rafting, rock climbing, and more. Check out the 25 Outdoor Adventures in Nova Scotia.
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Visit a Beach
There are a number of beaches quite close to HRM that make for a great day out. Rainbow Haven and the beaches at Crystal Crescent are within easy distance. So go out and enjoy the sun and the sand! Details
Enjoy Musical Concerts
Tune in and listen to live music streamed from all over the world! Details
Watch Theatre Performances
One positive outcome of the pandemic is that you can now access theatre performances from all over the world online. See what’s on the show this weekend. Details
Take-out and Support Local
Support local businesses by ordering a take-out from local restaurants. Check out Restaurants Open for Take-Out and Delivery During COVID-19.
Explore the World From Home
With travel being restricted, there are no ways to physically enjoy a trip to distant places. But the good news is you can explore these places virtually. From Canada’s arctic, cities, National Parks to international or outer space destinations like the international space station, Egypt’s Heritage Sites, and scenic train rides, you can now enjoy many travel destinations virtually.
Explore Public Art
Exploring public artworks is one of the best physical distancing activities you can do.