Celebrating the city's 123rd Natal Day (1895 – 2018), the Halifax-Dartmouth Natal Day Festival runs from Friday, August 3rd until Monday, August 6th, 2018.


A total of 30 individual events include; family activities, live music, road races, entertainment showcase, comedy night, busker performances, the Mayor & Council Garden Party in both Halifax & Dartmouth and one of the oldest parades in Atlantic Canada. In addition, we hold three spectacular fireworks shows throughout the weekend; from a barge in Halifax Harbour on August 4th, at the Halifax Common on August 5th and at Lake Banook on August 6th.

Created with a commitment to provide low cost/no cost activities wherever possible, there’s something special planned for every age.

For more information about the Natal Day Festival, we invite you to look through the website and reserve time to join in the fun. Our final event up-dates on all programs will be listed by May 1st, 2018. So keep checking the website!

And, be sure to bring your friends and family, no matter where they (or you) are from. We’re looking forward to seeing you at the 2018 Halifax-Dartmouth Natal Day Festival in Halifax and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia!




Download the Natal Day Fireworks Cancelation & Postponement Policy


The Pepsi Natal Day Parade Application Form & Route Map is available on-line – For more information & details on the 123rd Annual Pepsi Natal Day Parade please contact Michael Kelly, Administrative Parade Marshall at 902-490-4092 or at kellymic@halifax.ca