October is an exceptional time of year in Nova Scotia. From the leaves changing colours to all the delicious fruits & veggies being harvested, it’s the perfect time to get out and explore because Sweater Weather is here to stay! Fall in & around Halifax is just the absolute greatest. There is a crispness in the air, apples & pumpkins can be found everywhere, and best of all it’s SPOOKY SEASON! That’s why we’ve created a list of Things to do in HRM.

To quote the wonderful Anne of Green Gables, I’m so glad I live in a world with Octobers”

Check out some fun things happening around the HRM this month!

Prismatic Arts Festival – September 26-October 9th

The Prismatic Arts Festival is a multidisciplinary arts festival that showcases & celebrates original work by Indigenous artists & artists of colour across Canada.


The Bluenose Ghost Festival’s Haunted House – Every weekend in October

The Bluenose Ghosts Festival was created to showcase local history through the works of Dr. Helen Creighton. Helen Creighton was born and lived most of her life in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. She wrote thirteen books of traditional songs & stories, of which her book Bluenose Ghosts is the most notably known. Artists, performers & local historians creatively showcase Bluenose Ghosts through community art projects. It’s a spooky good time!



Nocturne – October 13th-15th

Nocturne is a free, contemporary art festival in Halifax presented by the Nocturne: Art at Night Society. This four day festival brings art to the streets of Halifax & Dartmouth. You do not want to miss out on this annual festival!



Francophone Fest Halifax – October 20th-30th

This festival celebrates Francophone diversity in the HRM through cultural, literary, sporting, and social events.



Dartmouth Handcrafters Show – October 21-23rd

It’s never too early to get started on your holiday shopping! This crafters market has over 125 local makers offering all sorts of handcrafted gifts.



Hal-Con – October 28th-30th

Join other like-minded sci-fi & comic book fans at Hal-Con to celebrate all the fandoms. This is a chance to make new friends and get to meet some of the actors in these fandoms!



Halifax Citadel Hill Ghost Tours – Multiple dates

This 70-minute tour consist of bone-chilling tales told to you while you explore the prison cells, candlelit tunnels, and restricted areas of historic Citadel Hill is not to be missed!


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