Get ready for a summer weekend of family fun as the municipality celebrates its 122nd Halifax-Dartmouth Natal Day presented by Delta Hotels by Marriott Dartmouth, beginning on Friday, August 4. The four-day festival features 30 events – most of them free – including family activities, live concerts, road races, one of the oldest parades in Atlantic Canada and a spectacular fireworks show launched from a barge in the middle of Halifax Harbour.
A complete list of Natal Day events is available online at www.natalday.org.
Some highlights include the following:
· Laugh Friday night away at the 8th Annual Natal Day Comedy Night at Casino Nova Scotia’s Schooner Showroom, featuring comedians Jean Paul, Nikki Payne, Pete Zedlacher and hosted by Ian Black. Admission is $15 and the show starts at 8 p.m. Missing this show is no laughing matter!
· Join Mayor Mike Savage and members of Regional Council at a garden party at the Halifax Public Gardens on Saturday afternoon from 1-5 p.m., presented by Southwest Properties. There will be a full lineup of live music at the bandstand, refreshments, children’s activities and more.
· Always a weekend highlight, catch the Natal Day Harbour Fireworks presented by Delta Hotels by Marriott Dartmouth on Saturday evening at 10 p.m. Watch from the Ian Janes Concert at the Dartmouth Ferry Terminal Park or anywhere along the Halifax or Dartmouth waterfronts. The rain date is 10 p.m. on Sunday, August 6th.
· Family fun continues on Sunday at the Natal Day Family Celebration on the Halifax South Common, presented by GoodLife Fitness. Activities begin at 1 p.m. and continue until 7 p.m., with bouncy castles, the Discovery Centre booth, a visit from PJ Masks, and many more free children’s activities.
· The 122nd Pepsi Natal Day Parade presented by The Chronicle Herald takes place on Monday at 10 a.m. The parade starts on Novalea Drive in Halifax, crosses the Macdonald Bridge and continues along Alderney Drive towards Ochterloney Street, ending on Crichton Avenue in Dartmouth. See the entire parade route at www.natalday.org. Don’t miss Sidney Crosby the 2017 Honourary Grand Parade Marshall.
In the event of any cancellations due to weather, updates will be available on www.natalday.org, www.facebook.com/hrmcivicevents, through @hfxcivicevents on Twitter or by calling 311.
For a full list of municipal services and transit enhancements for Natal Day weekend visit: www.halifax.ca/home/news/natal-day-weekend-2017-municipal-services-enhanced-transit-celebration-information.