October in Downtown Halifax

October in Downtown Halifax

October is a busy month in Downtown Halifax! From art shows to pumpkin bowling, there's something for everyone to enjoy.  


Nocturne: Art at Night - Saturday, October 13, 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Nocturne: Art at Night is a fall festival that brings art and energy to the streets of Halifax. This free annual event showcases and celebrates the visual arts scene in Halifax. Download the 2018 Guide here


Harvest Moon Festival - Saturday, October 13 - 27 

Historic Properties is gearing up for the 2nd Annual Harvest Moon Festival! The Historic Properties Courtyard and Market will be completely dressed in the splendour of fall colours. Come and sit on the giant cornucopia apple barrel and take a selfie, enjoy apple cider at Grounded Café and come back at night to see the amazing artistic installations in the courtyard for Nocturne on October 13th.

The Great Pumpkin Patch Art Contest will take over the Historic Properties Mall starting October 19th. With stunning Halloween pumpkins elaborately carved, painted and designed by NSCAD and NSCC Culinary Arts students. Come on down to vote for your favourite. 

On Saturday, October 27th Historic Properties will once again host Safe Halloween from 12:00 – 3:00 pm where families can enjoy fun activities and receive candy in a safe and fun environment. The Courtyard and Market will be decorated with spooky touches, and there will be a photo booth, pumpkin bowling, pumpkin checkers, face painting, popcorn, cotton candy and of course candy treat bags for kids.

City Harvest - Saturday, October 20

City Harvest is once again taking place on Saturday, October 20 around the Downtown area. More details to and a list of participaing businesses here


Hal-Con Sci-Fi and Gaming Convention - October 26-28 

Hal-Con, the sci-fi, fantasy and gaming convention, is taking place at the Halifax Convention Centre from October 26-28. Guests this year include LeVar Burton, Billy Boyd and more. Tickets are still available here.  


Hal-Con Street Fest - Sunday, October 28, 12:00 - 3:00 PM

Join us for a Hal-Con Street Fest on Sunday, October 28 from 12:00 - 3:00 pm on Argyle Street (between Sackville and Prince Streets). This free, family-friendly event is open to the public (you do not need tickets to the Hal-Con conference to attend). Get your picture taken with a Hal-Con cosplayer, enjoy free popcorn and cotton candy, and get your face painted like your favourite Superhero. See you there!


Haunt the Downtown - Tuesday, October 30 & Wednesday, October 31, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Pick up a free Haunt the Downtown trick-or-treat bag at our storefront - 1546 Barrington Street, Suite 104.