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Free Yoga in the Gardens

Aug 5, 2017 9:00 AM  - Aug 5, 2017 10:00 AM
Everyone is welcome to this morning flow class. Yoga instructor still TBD.

A light, accessible and invigorating way to wake up for the weekend.

For more information, please call (902) 490-6773 Halifax Public Gardens, Family Area
Please Contact: Anastasia Smallwood
Phone: 902-490-6773

City of Lakes Horseshoe Pitchers Association's Natal Day Horseshoe Tournament

Aug 5, 2017 9:30 AM  - Aug 5, 2017 12:00 PM
Everyone is welcome to pitch, or just hang out and cheer on the players!

Please note: if you register for the Tournament you are expected to play for the full event.

The event is open to the public and it's free with a free lunch if you are playing! Trophy's and metals will be given out to the winners. The Horseshoe Pit's at Findlay Community Centre

Mother Goose Festival presented by the Dartmouth Kiwanis Club

Aug 5, 2017 10:00 AM  - Aug 5, 2017 1:00 PM
Little Bo Peep and her real sheep will be waiting for you, along with all your favorite nursery rhythm animals and friends. Sing along with Mother Goose at the Princess Plum Play, dance to the rhythm, dig for treasure, or bounce in your favorite castle. To Market to Market,.. then Home again, Home again, Jiggety- Jig.
Proudly produced by Alderney Landing at the Dartmouth Ferry Terminal Park. Free, open 10am to 1pm. Hope to see you there.

For more information call: 902-461-8401
Ferry Terminal Park, Dartmouth
Phone: 902-461-8401

Mayor & Council Garden Party at the Public Gardens presented by Southwest Properties

Aug 5, 2017 1:00 PM  - Aug 5, 2017 5:00 PM
With the support of Southwest Properties and the Atlantic Federation of Musicians come see the Public Gardens like you've never seen them before!

Live music at the Band Shell, presented by the Atlantic Federation of Musicians, many children's activities- Atlantic Cirque Living Statues, free refreshments while quantities last (including birthday cake), Discovery Centre and giant board games presented by The Boardroom Café!

DON'T MISS the Southwest Tea Party featuring The Victorian Ladies of the Friends of the Public Gardens who will pour tea in period dress and Queen Victoria herself will make a special guest appearance!

Visit with the 3 characters from PJMasks from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm at the Family Lawn.

We will also be bringing back our popular Robot Making Site, Make Your Own Postcard table and our new Monster Making Station plus Free face painting!

Don't miss it!


The Mellotones (2 sets)
The Aviators (2sets)

Don't miss this exciting annual Natal Day event!
Halifax Public Gardens, Halifax
Please Contact: Anastasia Smallwood
Phone: 902-490-6773
Fax: 902-490-4912

Natal Day Community Concert with Ian Janes

Aug 5, 2017 8:00 PM  - Aug 5, 2017 10:00 PM
Join us on the Dartmouth waterfront for a FREE concert featuring ECMA nominated Ian Janes starting at 8pm. Bring a chair or blanket and stay for the fireworks at 10pm. Great way to end the day! Dartmouth Ferry Terminal Park
Please Contact: Anastasia Smallwood

2017 Natal Day Harbour Fireworks presented by Delta Hotels by Marriott Dartmouth

Aug 5, 2017 10:00 PM  - Aug 5, 2017 10:15 PM
Catch the Natal Day fireworks launched from a barge in the Harbour during the concert at Alderney Landing. This is our suggestion for the best view and experience of the "Fireworks Spectacle". A fan favourite, and a perfect way to finish an adrenaline filled day of events.

*If the fireworks are cancelled on Saturday, August 5th due to weather, they will be rescheduled to Sunday, August 6th. If weather conditions are still not conducive on Sunday, August 6th, the fireworks show will not be fired. Halifax Regional Municipality has the discretion to cancel the fireworks and bank the credit for 2018. See "Cancellation Policy" on the homepage of this website.*
Launched from a barge in the Harbour
Phone: 902-490-6773
Fax: 902-490-4912