Halifax, Nova Scotia can be aptly termed as the cultural hub of the Atlantic Provinces. Among various festivals and events celebrated here, each one has its own relevance to the province’s cultural heritage. Themes that include foods and fun, health and fitness, sports, podcasts and the like are a hit in Halifax. One such event that is held each year with a lot of enthusiasm is the Canada Day falling on July 1.
This year, however, is a special occasion as it marks the 150th anniversary of Canada. As such, a grandeur event will be held exclusively this year as Canada 150 celebrations. In lieu of this, celebrations will start as early as from June 21 till July 3. But the main highlight of the fest will be Canada 150 celebrations held on July 1 in Halifax. Let’s take a short tour at what the city will witness on the day of the event to convince you a little bit more that Halifax is your dream summer vacation destination.
From the Citadel National Historic Site to the Grand Pre-Natural Historic Site, every inch and spot of the city will be abuzz for the splendid countrywide celebrations on July 1. But the main highlight event is set up by Halifax Regional Municipality. Deadmau5, international electronic musician and the beloved Canadian DJ from Toronto, in association with Matt Mays, will be the key performer at the Canada Day celebrations in Halifax. The outdoor concert is free to everyone much to the joy and astonishment of the fans.
What’s more exciting is that he will bring along his CUBE 2.1, first time to Canada, to the main stage with himself. Local artist Matt Mays will enthrall the audience from hits from his new album and from Once Upon A Hell Of A Time.
In keeping up with the Deadmau5’s visit, the municipality is reinventing the stage design in the most revolutionary way till now. More than 175 local as well as global artists are set to perform in the Emera Oval. It is to feature the FUSE festival attended by world renowned artists that are African, Latin, Iranian and from many other parts of the globe.
The fireworks-initialized celebrations will kick off at the afternoon and continue till the late evening. The traditional 21 gun salute will be more special than ever this year. There is everything for everybody irrespective of his age. To keep little munchkins engaged, Halifax is also planning to host the maximum number of activities for Children’s entertainment at one place. Whatever you do on the day, don’t miss out on the cutting of Canada 150 day cake by a military sword.
All in all, this July will start with a bang and rightly so. It is the occasion of the celebration of 150 magical years of Canadian history. What makes it even more anticipated is the city of fests that the event will be held in. Halifax will prove to be an excellent host and a captivating city to keep you entertained all through the day.
If you do not take full advantage of this rare and precious opportunity for once in a lifetime experience, who will?