26 concerts to spice up your summer

26 concerts to spice up your summer

Put your dancing shoes on and get ready to elbow your way to the stage
June 22-23

13 Coast writers on their favourite beaches in Nova Scotia

Where to swim, sun, stroll, ponder, bask and remember forever
Bayswater Beach

Camping in Halifax: 4 adventures in the wilderness

Looking to spend a night under the stars? Check out these adventure-inspiring spots.
Nova Scotia has no shortage of wonderful full-service campgrounds dotting the province, but did you know that it's possible to camp in Halifax's wilderness areas?

The summer of HFX Wanderers fandom

At Wanderers games, the European-like atmosphere is almost as intense as the soccer itself.
When a loud cheer erupts, followed by a cloud of blue smoke floating across the historic Wanderers Grounds, you know something good just happened.

7 reasons to trade your sandals for sneakers this summer

On your mark, get set…go get ’em tiger.
OUT OF TOWN June 23 Wine & Dash Brigadoon Village's fifth annual fundraiser combines cardio with Nova Scotia wine country.

Celebrate every single weekend with 60+ summer festivals

Make hay when the sun shines with this round-up of music, food, art and outdoor happenings
OUT OF TOWN June 21-23 FULL CIRCLE FESTIVAL The self-described "newfangled stringband hootenanny" returns to mark the summer solstice at sweet Avon River Heritage Museum.

Instant crush: 902 Brewcast picks stand-out beer (etc.) for the summer

Feeling parched? Us too.
2 Crows Brewing Company, Waltz (German-style pilsner) Brewed using traditional German methods and ingredients, Waltz is a perfect summer crusher for the patio, beach, pool, or ballgame.

Play it cool with these six ice cream spots

Your upper lip sweat will thank you for this.
Dairy Bar The brilliant food minds behind Manual Food & Drink Co. and Dartmouth's Cafe Good Luck also know how to make magic with a soft-serve machine.

10 excuses to go to the movies this summer

Our resident indoor person picks the best things on the silver screen this sweaty season.
June 28 Yesterday

What to do in Five Islands,
Nova Scotia

Follow this road trip itinerary including hiking trails, look-offs and other natural attractions.
The Bay of Fundy is a geologically unique treasure right in the heart of our province.

What to do on Nova Scotia’s south shore

Discover two road trip itineraries full of attractions like stunning white sand beaches and hiking trails.
O ceanophiles rejoice along the south shore of Nova Scotia.

Take it slow with Lilo the sloth

The Discovery’s summer visitor reminds us all to take a chill pill and eat our veggies.
This summer, there's a diva taking residency on the Halifax waterfront.

What to do in Ingonish, Cape Breton

Camping, hiking and wow-worthy waterfalls make this road trip itinerary extra special.
W inding roads hugging the coastline, cute accommodations, beaches, waterfalls, incredible look offs—Cape Breton has it all.

Summer 2019's must-see theatre productions

A province-wide look at shows indoors and out
To June 22 Dartmouth Players Head over to the Sawmill Playhouse for Dartmouth Players' summer show, the comedic musical Lucky Stiff.

Stay cool with these 13 summer art exhibits

Heal your inevitable sunburn with some time inside getting to know the work of this local and visiting artists.
To July 14 Nature as Communities 

Far away from then

Puffballs, soda crackers and the power of ice-cold Fresca.
When I am a kid in Ottawa, summers are about four billion years long.

Four incredible spots to watch a sunset in Halifax

A wholesome way to slow down and soak up every last second of the summer.

What better way is there to spend a summer night than catching a spectacular sunset?

Moonrise kingdom

The Spryfield Community Association is offering free films on a farm all summer long.
Spryfield will get a free outdoor movie festival this summer thanks to the Spryfield Community Association, which has erected a theatre on the Spryfield Urban Farm on Rockingstone Road.

Hot Summer Guide has arrived

Click here for all our seasonal reading

100+ patios to simmer on this summer

Who is gonna be, who will be the first to kiss—under the patio lanterns?
WATERFRONT Afrite Andrew Al-Khouri's restaurant is all about creativity and rule-breaking, but it still knows the power of a cold beer on a classic patio. If you're on an alphabetical tour of the city's al fresco watering holes, this is the only place to start.



Sure Things:
Summer Guide

Saturday, Jul 20

2019 Afrifest

The annual celebration of African arts and culture returns with master drummers from Burkina Faso, Guinea, The Ivory Coast and Senegal bringing

Saturday, Jul 20


Toronto's Spice Girls tribute act has travelled the world, making sold-out audiences from Halifax to Dubai go zig-a-zig-ah. Now, the dedicated four-piece—who

Saturday, Jul 20


While it's all gold in this showcase of works by Sarah Burwash, Jared Betts and Jenny Yujia Shi, Burwash's ability to lay

Saturday, Jul 20

Salvador Dali, a suite of prints

The dandy of dadaism and sultan of surrealism, there is no comparison to Dali. Here, his later work—widely influenced by the Italian

Saturday, Jul 20

Patterns of Growth

Toni Losey's earthenware pieces rest, nubbly-textured and smooth- silhouetted, in waves of ombre gradient. Finishing flourishes that look like a cross between

Saturday, Jul 20

2019 Halifax Pride parade

This year's parade ambassador is the dripping-in-finesse, Best of Halifax Reader's Choice Award-winning drag queen Elle Noir—meaning we're even more stoked than

Saturday, Jul 20

100 Wild Islands paddle and hike

The Nova Scotia Nature Trust and Costal Adventures partner to deliver this epic outdoor session that sees you paddle to the 100

Saturday, Jul 20

Survival of the Slowest

While we tend to focus on fast animals when we think of evolution, considering the speed of a cheetah more advanced than

Saturday, Jul 20

Trunk 7 Music Festival

Musquodoboit Harbour's celebration of the season—and sweet summer tuneage—returns with a lineup so fire it's hard to believe the fest is only

Friday, Jul 26

FIN Outdoor

Musical lovers, get ready: The always-epic outdoor screenings series that is FIN Outdoor has upped the ante AGAIN, announcing 2019's theme is


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Vol 27, No 8
July 18, 2019

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