Family Fun in HRM

Family-Fun-in-HRM_Scotia-FuelsIn our June blog, we introduced some tips on how to stay cool inside your home during the summer.  Now, with schools out and vacations beginning, we thought you might be interested in some of the many events and activities you can experience outside your home during the warm days and evenings in HRM.  And as a bonus, they’re all FREE!

Tuesday Night Tunes at Museum Courtyard – Running 7-8 PM until August 30, this weekly event features performances for all musical tastes – from Acadian and Celtic to sea shanties, African drumming, classical, roots and jazz.

Halifax International Busker Festival – From August 1-6, day and night, you and your family can enjoy this long-running, world-famous street performing extravaganza, including everything from fire-breathers and acrobatics, to comedians and magicians.

AFRIFEST – The African Festival of Arts & Culture, being held from July 20 – 22, showcases the visual and performing arts of Africa, as well as, the culture of people of African descent.  This year’s festival will attract and accommodate the attention of performers from Montreal, Toronto, Nigeria, Kenya, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Cameroon, Ghana, the Caribbean and Italy.

Natal Day Celebrations – With parades, fireworks, concerts and other activities in between, Halifax-Dartmouth offers plenty of family fun from August 3-6.

Halifax Pride Festival – Now in its 31st year, the Halifax Pride Festival is one of the largest events of its kind in Canada; highlighted by the parade on July 21st

Tunes at Noon – Back once again by popular demand, the Grand Parade is the venue for a summer concert series featuring Nova Scotian performers of all genres of music. Running Wednesday to Friday, from July 4 to August 17.

Looking to stay away from the crowds?  HRM offers several jewels that your family can enjoy!

Point Pleasant Park – Walk the trails and roads, admire the historic ruins, or simply sit on a bench and enjoy the scenery and serenity at the city’s destination park.

Shubie Park – Dartmouth’s answer to Point Pleasant Park, this 40-acre nature park highlights scenic trails, wildlife, and the historic Shubenacadie Canal.

Halifax Public Gardens – Celebrating its 151st year, this 16-acre Victorian Garden in the heart of Downtown Halifax, is a wonderful way to spend several hours.  Marvel over the quiet beauty of the ever-changing flowers and plants and the various species of waterfowl.

Waterfronts of Halifax and Dartmouth – Just looking for a quiet stroll?  Day or night, the harbour boardwalks of downtown Halifax and Dartmouth beckon you to take your time and enjoy the impressive landscapes on both sides of the Harbour.

At Scotia Fuels, we look out for our customers.  We hope you have a wonderful summer with your families and take in some of the many fun and interesting events.  Although we have only listed a few, there is so much to do in our beautiful city. We are truly fortunate to live in HRM and indeed, in Nova Scotia.

Please let us know if we can help with any of your home heating needs. We will be here all summer to answer your questions.  As always, you can reach us at (902) 453-2121 or visit us at