Canada Day Celebration In Halifax and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Join Halifax and Dartmouth throughout Canada Day to celebrate Canada’s history, diversity, and future. With a variety of free, interactive events that span across Halifax and Dartmouth, they will offer something for everyone. You are encouraged to wear your red and white to celebrate Canada’s 152nd birthday with a full day of activities including the largest free concert and fireworks display of the year.

This year’s July 1st programming offers new and continuing traditions such as the Pancake Breakfast, Flag Raising Ceremony, Family Fun Fest at the Commons, FUSE 2019, live music at Sullivan’s Pond and the Halifax Public Gardens, and the Main Event, concert with fireworks at Alderney Landing.

Atlantic Canada’s largest free-concert will host an international headliner who will be joining us for his first East Coast performance…Welcome, A-Trak!

A-Trak, has collaborated with the biggest artists in the world, including Kanye West, Drake, The Chainsmokers and more. He was a 5 time World Champion DJ by the age of 18 and has been nominated for a Grammy Award.

Many other talented Canadian artists will also perform, including The Sorority, Ellevator, KALLITECHNIS and Cape Breton’s own, Carmen Townsend.

FAQ
WHERE IS THE MAIN CONCERT HELD?
This year the Canada Day Concert has returned to the Dartmouth location at Alderney Landing.

DO I NEED TICKETS TO THE MAIN CONERT?
No, this event is completely free for admission and tickets are not needed. All you have to do is show up! If you want to experience the 19+ Molson Zone there is a $5 fee that goes towards the cost of Tents, Fence, separate washrooms and staff for your service.

WHERE CAN I FIND A PEROFRMANCE SCHEDULE?
We will be making a map and schedule of performances available on our site and Official Event Page closer to the event date. “Like” HFX Civic Events on Facebook to stay in the loop.

WHERE CAN I VIEW THE FIREWORKS?
Attendees of the Canada Day Concert will have a perfect view of the Fireworks. Don’t want to partake in the concert? Don’t worry, we will have a dedicated firework viewing zone along the Dartmouth Waterfront towards Ferry Terminal Park.

ARE BAG CHECKS IN EFFECT?
Yes, bag checks will be in effect. If you plan on attending the concert section of the event please leave bags at home unless absolutely necessary for medical reasons. This will speed up any lines. We will also have Express lines for those who don’t have bags. Bag check lines will have a waiting period.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Show your pride and throw on your red and white, but remember to pack and dress for the occasion. Keep an eye on weather forecasts and come prepared with Hat, Sunscreen, and Sunglasses to avoid heat related illness. We recommend wearing closed top shoes rather than sandals in the instance of rain/muddy weather. Show your pride and throw on your red and white! It’s Canada Day!

IS THIS AN ACCESSIBLE EVENT?
Yes, most of the Alderney Landing concert venue is easily accessible by wheelchair, with accessible viewing points set up for the Canada Day Concert. Have questions or concerns? Let us know how we can accommodate you at downiec@halifax.ca.

WHERE DO I GO IF I NEED MEDICAL ATTENTION?
If you are not feeling yourself, please visit our medical tent or talk to one of our roaming medical teams. They are here to help, no matter what the issue is. Security, police and event staff are on site to guide you as well. The Medical tent will be well lit and accessible.
IS THE CANADA DAY CONCERT ALL AGES?
Yes, the Canada Day Concert is an all ages event with a licenced 19+ zone (I.D. Required). If you are under 16 years old we recommend a parent or legal guardian attend with you.

TRANSPORTATION
Plan your trip to and from the Alderney Landing. There are numerous transportation options available including a FREE Ferry Service provided by Halifax Transit on July 1st. For more information visit HRMCanadaDay.ca

WHERE DO I PARK?
Parking will be extremely limited around the Alderney Landing concert venue on July 1st. We recommend finding alternate transportation such as the free ferry provided by Halifax Transit.

CAN I BRING MY DOG?
Due to the expected turnout, loud music and fireworks, only certified service dogs are recommended at the Canada Day 2018 concert. Feel free to bring your furry friend to the Family Fun Fest between on the Halifax Common 11-4pm, but pets will not be permitted on-site during the Alderney Landing concert.

ARE FOOD/BEVERAGES AVAILIBLE ON SITE?
Yes! Food trucks will be on-site so you can enjoy a variety of food and some special Canada themed items curated just for July 1st. Water stations will be available as well as bottled water for sale at vending areas. 19+ zone will also feature food and water options.

ARE THERE ATM’S ON THE CONCERT GROUNDS?
Yes, there will be ATMs on-site for the Canada Day Concert.

MERCHANDISE
A range of artist merchandise will be sold on site. Look for the merchandise tent on the during concert hours!

CAN I BRING WATER?
You may bring an empty water bottle with you on site. Feel free to fill up and stay hydrated by using the FREE water fill stations provided by Halifax Water Commission.

CAN I BRING MY CAMERA?
Concert attendees are welcome to take photos for non-commercial use. It is important that you respect other audience members when doing so. Flash is not permitted.

LOST AND FOUND
You can bring any lost items to the First Aid Tent. Also if you have lost an item email downiec@halifax.ca and he will have a list of items submitted July 2.

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