Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) recently launched “Eventful Year Downtown” – a celebration of all the big and small events taking place in Downtown Halifax. As part of Eventful Year Downtown, DHBC is holding an online contest until May 31, 2017, with a grand prize of a trip for two to Scotland that includes tour, airfare, and accommodations, valued at $7,500. Secondary prizes include a Downtown Halifax shopping spree and a prize package of tickets/passes for the upcoming summer and fall events, each valued at approximately $2,000.
There are two ways to enter. Contestants can post selfies at any event, taking place in Downtown Halifax, to Twitter and/or Instagram and hashtag them with #EventfulDT. The second way to enter is to sign up for DHBC’s “What’s Happening” e-newsletter.
This is a big year for events in Downtown Halifax. Events, no matter the size, make the area a vibrant destination and a real draw for visitors and locals alike. When visitors come for events, they have the opportunity to explore the rest of the Downtown and everything the businesses have to offer.
Downtown will be bustling with larger, one-off festivals and events this summer and fall. Some of the excitement this year features Canada 150 celebrations and Rendez-Vous Tall Ships Regatta. Annual favourites include: Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon, Halifax Pride Festival, Halifax Pop Explosion, Halifax Jazz Festival, Halifax International Busker Festival, and Nocturne: Art at Night. Newer festivals gaining popularity include: Halifax Ribfest, Halifax Oyster Fest, Hal-Con, and Halifax Urban Folk Festival – just to name a few.