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2016 Backlot Bash!

Saturday June 11, 2016 at 5:00pm

On June 11th Garrison Brewing is throwing an epic party to celebrate the anniversary of opening their expanded Seaport brewery. Backlot Bash! will feature a live open-air concert by Canadian Alt-rock sensations July Talk , Multi-ECMA nominated Alert the Medic, and local faves Three Sheet and The Brood. The event is in support of the Ecology Action Centre and officially kicks-off the summer concert season in Halifax.

Along with great live music there will of course be fresh Garrison craft beer and local cider. Garrison favourites will pour beside several special release and seasonal brews. To wash it all down there'll be Food Trucks creating spectacular local fare.

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SUMMER CELEBRATION ON THE HILL

Saturday June 18, 2016

Lace up your party boots and welcome summer at Luckett Vineyards’ yearly hillside celebration. Admission, dinner and one glass of wine, Sea Level beer or Bulwark cider is $50 (plus tax). Come on, who doesn’t want to bust a move amongst the vines?

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BEES & VINES

Sunday June 19, 2016 at 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Come discover the buzz about Planters Ridges' mead this Father's Day! Celebrating bees, local honey, and our full line of grape wines. This family-friendly event will highlight honeywine (choice drink of the Vikings); with education, entertainment, food pairings, and tastings.

Honey education at 1:00 and 3:00 pm. Vendors include Brandt's Bees, Boardroom Game Cafe, and more! $15.00 per person 19+ years of age (includes a glass, admission, and first drink). Anyone under the age of 19 gets in for free!

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TD Halifax Jazz Festival

Tuesday July 12, 2016 – Sunday July 17, 2016

The most popular summer festival in Atlantic Canada turns 30 this year. Celebrate with Ms. Lauryn Hill, Metric, and City and Colour on the waterfront main stage, and hundreds of local and international talent throughout the city. Free day-time concerts, too.

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Halifax Pride Festival

Thursday July 14, 2016 – Sunday July 24, 2016

Beginning in 1987 with Halifax’s very first Pride March, members of the city’s gay and lesbian community organized Pride Week without the benefit of legal protections. Amidst growing unrest about rampant prejudice and discrimination, that first Pride March was primarily a protest over the lack of legal protection from discrimination, and the all-too-common threat of homophobic violence.

About 75 people marched through Halifax’s North End that first year. A handful wore paper bags over their heads, not out of shame, but out of the very real fear for their livelihoods and their safety. Since that time, the Halifax Pride Festival has grown into a celebration that includes numerous events that highlight the unique character of our diverse community, welcoming upwards of 150,000 participants every summer.

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The Cask Beer Throwdown 2016

Saturday September 24, 2016

Come celebrate the abundance of Nova Scotia's craft beer scene at Halifax's first-ever cask festival. 2 sessions will be available, each offering you a variety of unique cask conditioned beers. Ticket price gets you in the door, 12 - 4oz samples (4 glasses), and a Belgian-style take-home glass.

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Devour! The Food Film Fest

Wednesday November 2, 2016 – Sunday November 6, 2016

Five packed days of food films and good eats in Wolfville, a town in the heart of Nova Scotia’s wine country. Eat up over a hundred screenings, post-show tastings, wine tours, workshops, gala dinners, and talks from visiting filmmakers and top chefs.

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The Fourth Annual Craft Beer & Local Food Celebration

Thursday January 12, 2017 at 7:00pm

We're back for year four, and once again at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront.

Event details will begin to trickle in starting June 1, 2016, but the Super Early Birds (best prices) can be had today!