Sport and Culture play a significant role in our community. Activities include major international events, multi-day festivals, annual competitions, professional leagues, university sport, and community celebrations. Halifax has a rich history of attracting and hosting special events from all over the world. We value the important economic, social, and cultural impacts events have on our community. And we have the necessary experience, expertise, motivation, capacity, and infrastructure to be successful. Halifax is the perfect destination to bring any kind of performance to life.
We’ve proudly hosted national and international events
Over the years, Halifax has hosted and presented countless cultural and sporting events from around the world. Many were made possible—and successful—thanks to productive partnerships with Events Nova Scotia, the Regional Municipality of Halifax, and sports rights holders. A few of them include:
- Memorial Cup
- World Junior Hockey Championships
- U Sports Final 8 Basketball Championships
- U Sport University Cup Hockey Championships
- FIBA World Cup Qualifiers
- Canadian Tire National Skating Championships
- Canada Winter Games
- Touch Down Atlantic CFL Exhibition Games
- Davis Cup Tennis Qualifiers
- UFC Fight Nights
- World Canoe Spring Championships
- Web.com Nova Scotia Golf Open
- Ford Men’s World Curling Championships
- Telis World Golf Skins Competition
- Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon
Music & Culture
- Canadian Country Music Week
- Juno Awards
- Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo
- Hal Con
- Halifax Jazz Festival
- East Coast Music Awards
- FIN Atlantic International Film Festival
- Tall Ships Festival
- Halifax Buskers Festival
- Cirque du Soleil
- Indoor and Outdoor Concerts
The right spaces to get your game face on
Halifax is home to a thriving sports community and boasts a number of world-class sporting venues. It’s also home to a large number of facilities that host national, regional, and grassroots sporting events regularly, bringing in participants, support teams, media, spectators, and families from across the Atlantic region, Canada, and the world.
Also, find the right spaces to create some magic
Whether dance, stand-up comedy, concerts, live theatre, singing, or any other cultural performance, Halifax has the spaces and the people to bring your ideas to life. The Rebecca Cohn Theatre, Neptune Theatre, Alderney Landing Theatre, Spatz Theatre, and the new Lighthouse Arts Centre are just a few of the places that are all about showcasing talent to an engaged audience. Encore!
Places to stay near the action
Rest and recovery are an important part of any performance. Luckily, Halifax’s hotel options are always on your side. With a range of rates (many offering preferred rates for larger groups) and convenient locations—often within walking distance of major venues—you’re bound to score a great place to stay. Our hotel operators are accustomed to hosting teams, troops, and groups, and will help make your stay a wonderful one.
The sports and teams that call Halifax home
Our sports teams prove our sports excellence—and there are a number of teams that proudly wear “Halifax” on their jerseys. The Halifax Thunderbirds are a professional box lacrosse team in the North Division of the NLL; the Halifax Mooseheads are a Canadian major junior ice hockey club; and the Halifax Wanderers FC is a professional football (soccer) team in the CPL. Here, you'll also find an epic amount of University Sport taking place around Halifax's sports venues and on the campuses of Dalhousie, Saint Mary's, and Mount Saint Vincent.
Ask for help—it’s what we’re good at
We’re here to help make your event as big a success as possible. We can provide advice on things like event funding and bid documentation. We can also help connect you with relevant partners and suppliers like the City of Halifax, and Events Nova Scotia. Easy, right? Here’s more on how we can lend a hand—or two.
Ready to start planning?
We’re good to go when you are. Tell us a bit about your proposed event and we’ll help you make it a success.