ECMA Family Fun-Fest presented by Downtown Halifax Business Commission

The East Coast Music Awards (ECMA) are coming to Downtown Halifax from May 3-7. 


On Saturday, May 6 from 12 noon to 3 p.m., Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) is presenting the ECMA Family Fun-Fest on the south block of Argyle Street (Blowers to Sackville streets).

This FREE family-friendly event will feature the following:

  • Juggler and performer on bouncing stilts from Halifax Circus
  • Hands-on science with Discovery Centre's Discovery on Demand
  • Activity table with Neptune Theatre
  • Birds of a Feather YPCo. show at Neptune Theatre (see details below) 
  • Face painting and balloon animals with A Pigs Jig
  • Popcorn, sport challenges, and games from GLOW Parties
  • And more!

And don't miss chalk artist, Jason Skinner, in Grafton Park who will be creating a music-themed mural! AND the HALI-POPS mobile tricycle will be selling homemade, fresh fruit popsicles!


    Birds of a Feather

    Show dates and times: Saturday, May 6, 12:30pm and 3:30pm

    Buy tickets: (only $12)
    Or call us at 902 429 7070

    Birds of A Feather is a 45 min play about two youngsters who meet in Hawaii and discover they share a love for the wildlife around them. Through dance and make believe Violet and Sarah learn that birds come in all sorts of varieties; just like families. As they observe the lives of two playful albatross, the youngsters learn about compromise, believing in yourself, and that family is made up of the people you love. This show is suitable for young audiences!

    This show is recommended for ages 4 to 12, but both shows will be Family Friendly, meaning that we will have raised house lights, the audience will be invited to come and go as needed, and kids 2 years old and up are welcome. Everyone must purchase a ticket and have their own seat (no babes in arms allowed).

    The entire presentation is approximately 1 hour long, including a 15 minutes Q&A after the show.

    Neptune Theatre, TourCo presents:

    Birds of a Feather
    By Robert Watson

    Directed by Rebecca Wolfe
    Stage Management by Kevin Olson

    Scenic design by Patricia Vinluan
    Costume Design Kaelen MacDonald

    Moneesha “Misha” Bakshi
    Ella MacDonald

    Photography by Stoo Metz

    Neptune Theatre's Birds of a Feather graphic with a few pictures of the show

See what else is happening for the ECMA in Downtown Halifax here


Coinciding with the Family Fun-Fest is the Dairy Farmers of Canada ECMA Fan Fest on the north block of Argyle Street (Sackville to Prince streets). This FREE all-ages event will feature live performances by four East Coast fan-favourites, meet and greet opportunities, activities, games, free samples courtesy of Dairy Farmers of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, and more. 

Featuring performances by:


Learn more about the Family Fun-Fest, the Fan Fest, and all the activities happening with the 35th ECMA here

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