First Bell: Summer 2022

Also coming up this summer…

Halifax Pride Festival

An annual 11-day gathering for the 2SLGBTQ+ community, the Halifax Pride Festival features more than 150 community and Pride-organized events celebrating the history, culture, activism and perseverance of the queer community.

July 14 – July 24, Garrison Grounds

Halifax Busker Festival on the Halifax waterfront

Halifax Busker Festival

With hundreds of shows over six days, the festival highlights performances on multiple stages.

July 27 – Aug. 1, Halifax Waterfront

Photo: Christian LaForce

At the Museum of Natural History 

June Nature Zone

Learn what unique specimens have been found throughout Nova Scotia. Check out how fossils and sink holes form, and the difference between a mastodon and a mammoth. Nature Zone 2022 will run weekday mornings from June 6 to 17. Schools must prebook their visit. 

Gus celebrates 100 years

The Museum of Natural History’s famous Gopher Tortoise, Gus, will be turning 100 this year. Gus was born in Florida and raised at the Ross Allen Reptile Institute in Silver Springs. He was purchased by the director of the Nova Scotia Provincial Museum for $5 in 1942. The museum will pay tribute to Gus’s milestone birthday throughout the year with a special celebratory event in August.

Peggy’s Cove Area Festival of the Arts

Everyone will enjoy checking out this amazing landscape that inspires so many artists.

July 6 – July 17, Peggy’s Cove Coastal Region

2022 Afrifest

Afrifest is an annual festival that celebrates the arts, crafts and culture of people of African descent living in Nova Scotia.

July 21 – July 24, The Wave, Halifax Waterfront

Nova Multifest 2022

Celebrate culture and diversity with Nova Multifest on the beautiful Dartmouth waterfront.

July 22 – July 24, Alderney Landing Events Plaza, Dartmouth Waterfront

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