Welcome Weekend

February 25

Join us at the Halifax Convention Centre on Sunday, February 25th from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM for our free community event! Enjoy live music by Nova Scotia artists on the Wavemakers stage, courtesy of the 2024 Halifax JUNO Host Committee. Discover fantastic local artisans and authentic Nova Scotian Flavours at our Local Pop-Up Market!

Bring the whole family and enjoy loads of fun games, bouncy inflatables, and even meet and greets with your favourite princesses and superheroes. Our culinary team has also prepared a tasty selection of treats including cookie decorating with our talented chefs! Trust us, there is something for everyone here!

We're proud to be a vibrant part of the Halifax community, and we want you to feel right at home here too. So come on over, connect with our amazing community partners, and know that you are always welcome at the Halifax Convention Centre.

Highlights include:

Local Pop-Up Market showcasing Craft Nova Scotia, Taste of Nova Scotia and the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre:
o Gordie Howe- dream catchers and beadwork
o Donna Benoit- beadwork
o Christine Gau (Glowing Igloo) - an Inuit crafter who sells bead and fur jewelry
o Carole Kowcun - a Metis weaver who makes beautiful Metis sashes
o Solas Kombucha
o Lupin Dining
o Bramble Hill
o Shivani’s Kitchen
o Benajmin Bridge
o Lake City Cider
o Michnat Fashion
o Wood Meets Clay
o Steph Kincade
o MB Piper Metalsmith
o KG Ceramics
o Adam McNamara Woodworking

An interactive exhibit by the Discovery Centre called Energy Transition Mission will offer fun and learning for all ages where guests will have the opportunity to wire up solar circuits and design whimsical windmills.

Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre booth will feature Every One Every Day with demonstration around traditional medicines (12:00pm - 1:30pm) and Atelihai Inuit staff and community members will demonstrate their drum dancing and throat singing (1:30pm – 3:00pm).

Halifax Pride will be hosting photo booth

Community activations from our partners at Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Nova Scotia Accessibility Directorate.

JUNO Wavemaker Stage presented by the Halifax JUNO Host Committee, will showcase a diverse lineup of talented Nova Scotian artists, including Joe H. Henry, Good Dear Good, and Blessing Tangban.

Family Zone with inflatables, games, airbrush tattoo artist and character meet and greets including Princess Jasmine (12:00pm – 1:00pm), Black Panther (1:00pm – 2:00pm) & the Party Robots (2:00pm - 3:00pm)

Cookie Decorating with members of the culinary team in room 508.

Snack Stations with hot and cold beverages, cookies, mini muffins and oatcakes

A Sensory-Friendly Room including a quiet craft area, fidget toys, with low lighting and calming music

Door prizes from Scotiabank Centre and Downtown Halifax Business Commission

An ASL Interpreter will be on-site during the event.

Performance Schedule

12:05 p.m. – 12:20 p.m. Honour Song & Strong Women Song

12:30 p.m. – 1:10 p.m. Good Dear Good

1:20 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Joe H Henry

2:10 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. Blessing Tangban

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Event Details


Sunday, February 25, 2024

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