May Events Happening in the HRM

Welcome to our guide to the most exciting events happening this May in the HRM! As spring blooms across the region, so too does a vibrant array of activities, festivals, and gatherings. Whether you’re a local looking for new adventures or a visitor eager to explore the city’s unique charm, we’ve curated a selection of events that showcase the best of what Halifax has to offer this month. From cultural celebrations to outdoor adventures and everything in between, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Join us as we dive into the rich tapestry of events that make May in Halifax a time to remember!


Geequinox is a vibrant gathering celebrating gaming, cosplay, comics, and art. Experience thrilling cosplay showcases, captivating performances, engaging artist panels, and guest discussions. Dive into the lively Geeks vs Nerds debates, indulge in gaming sessions, and explore a diverse array of merchandise offered by vendors, including comics, board games, art, and more. Being held May 4th & May 5th this year at the Mayflower Curling Club, located at 3000 Monaghan Dr.

Halifax ComedyFest

Halifax ComedyFest promises four days of non-stop laughter with over 30 comedians from across North America taking the stage at various venues throughout the city. From the free and light-hearted Laugh at Lunch event at Halifax Central Library to the uproarious pub shows and the side-splitting galas, there’s something for everyone. Mark your calendars for May 8th to May 11th for the funniest days of the year!

Open City

Open City is a yearly tribute to the entrepreneurs and small businesses that infuse the Halifax peninsula and Downtown Dartmouth with unique charm, vitality, and warmth. Join us on Saturday, May 11th, as we celebrate the spirit of our community, filled with vibrancy, excitement, and open arms.

Blue Nose Marathon

Dubbed “the people’s marathon,” the Blue Nose Marathon embraces individuals of every age, capability, and fitness stage. Supported by a dedicated team of over a thousand volunteers, the event offers six diverse running challenges—5K, 10K, half marathon, full marathon, marathon team relay, and youth running events (4K and 2K). Join us for the Victoria Day weekend tradition on Sunday, May 19th, and experience the inclusive spirit of our community in motion. Our team member Alex is participating this year!

Downtown Dartmouth Spring Food Crawl

Downtown Dartmouth is a haven for food enthusiasts every day, but it truly shines during the Downtown Dartmouth Food Crawl! This beloved event, held twice a year in both Spring and Fall, offers a self-guided, walking food sampling tour that has captured the hearts of our community. Explore the diverse and delectable offerings of downtown Dartmouth’s remarkable food scene. Join us for the Spring Food Crawl on Thursday, May 16th, from 5:30 pm to 8 pm (or until we sell out)!


As May unfolds its splendor across Halifax, we invite you to immerse yourself in the energy and excitement of our city’s cultural tapestry. Whether you’re strolling through vibrant festivals, discovering hidden gems in our neighborhoods, or embarking on outdoor escapades along our stunning coastline, May in Halifax promises unforgettable experiences for all. So, mark your calendars, gather your friends and family, and let’s make the most of this beautiful month together. Welcome to May in Halifax—a time to create memories that will last a lifetime!

Who We Are

Phil Evans (MBA), Syna Rasmusson (Civil Tech.) Alex Mercer (Realtor) & Melisa Simpson our Transaction Coordinator make up the Dream Team. Phil has a great reputation in the industry & is a strong negotiator. Syna’s connections to trades people are of great value to our clients. She also loves to talk about land development. If you want more information on zoning & subdivision in Halifax Syna is your contact! Alex is our newest team member who has a passion for helping first time home buyers and investors alike. Melisa is the centre of the Evans Real Estate Universe. She provides the white glove service our customers keep coming back for.


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