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February 13, 2020 | by: Jamie Paterson

Here’s What to Do this Long Weekend

If you are looking for a weekend full of family fun, head to Lower Sackville for the annual Snow Day Festival.    Start the long weekend with a Scavenger Hunt at Freeman’s Little New York. The weekend is full of fun all ages across Sackville. ON Sunday, head to Kinsmen Community Centre for a Starlight Walk & Fireworks Display. Look for the 899 The WAVE cruiser in the Sackville Snow Days Parade (Monday at 2pm).


The Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts brings the ballet production of Cinderella to Spatz Theatre. Set to Prokofiev’s score, the classic fairy tale becomes a truly magical ballet depicting a story of human kindness, perseverance and optimistic spirit.

Sunday, February 16, 2020 | 1 pm & 4 pm

Adult – $25, Student/Student – $20, Children (12 and under) – $15


Saturday is World Whale Day! To celebrate, the Discovery Centre is hosting a centre wide event where you can learn about whales and dolphins that live in our waters and beyond. Join the staff and special guests, including Parks Canada, for this day-long celebration.

10:30 AM – 4:30 PM


Head to the Emera Oval dressed as your favorite character for the Annual Emera Oval Character Skate on Heritage Day. There will be face painting and chances to take photos with visiting mascots. It is going to be a fun afternoon for the whole family.

Starts at 1pm

More Family Skates:

  • FREE Skate: Eastern Shore Arena, 67 Park Road, Halifax on Monday, February 17 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm. There will be free hot dogs and hot chocolate for all.
  • FREE Skate: Sackville Arena, 91 First Lake Drive, Lower Sackville on Monday, February 17 | 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm — There will be chili and buns, coffee and tea.


How about the Family Round Up Adventure at Hatfield Farm. This is one of their most popular events, so you may want to show up early. The event includes a horse wagon ride, petting pen, zip lines, all-you-can-eat hot dogs and much more. Just be sure to sign up for the Family Round Up Adventure that starts at 10:30 am.

1840 Hammonds Plains Road

$15.99 + HST per person. Kids 2 and under go for free!


Pier 21 has played a huge role in Nova Scotia’s and Canada’s history. The museum is usually closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.  However, they will be open Heritage Day (Monday). On February 18, in honour of African Heritage Month, they welcome internationally acclaimed Canadian author Esi Edugyan to speak about her experience writing the Giller Prize-winning novel, Washington Black and answer your questions.

Celebrate one year of the Zatzman Sportsplex on Heritage Day! From 9 – 11 a.m., enjoy a FREE SKATE and fun in the gymnasium with bouncy castles and a free throw competition!   They’ll be serving up cake and Kitchen Door will have a hot chocolate station. Bring your own skates and indoor sneakers for the gymnasium!

Rhythms of Life is a live musical documentary describing historical and cultiural influence on the African Nova Scotian and Canadian experience. In addition to a performance of the show, the DVD includes a presentation of the history of blues in Nova Scotia and a video of African proverbs set to original music.

Alderney Landing Theatre, Dartmouth

Sunday, February 16, 2020 | 3:00 pm

Free will donations welcome

Sunday morning I would LOVE to see you at Scotia Square Mall for Stair Heroes.  I’ll be the emcee for this unique, first-ever stair climb to be held in Halifax.  Together we will RISE-UP for the 1 in 5 Nova Scotians living with lung disease and raise critical awareness and funds for the Lung Association of Nova Scotia.
The hero theme is based on a partnership with Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency Services. Our community heroes will be joining us and climbing the 18 flight stairwell in full duty gear at Scotia Square to show their support of lung health!
We encourage everyone to register and participate (registration fee of $25) and to help raise critical donations.

Registration is at 8:00am

Our top fundraiser will win a GRAND PRIZE of a $1500 Westjet gift certificate.

There you have it.  Hopefully enough to keep you and the family busy through the long weekend!