Stay in Halifax
Located right in the middle of the action, book a room at our host hotel, Barrington Hotel (1875 Barrington St.). Festival attendees receive a special rate of $149 a night.
Please note: room must be booked before September 9 to receive special rate.
Feeling hungry? We’ve got plenty of fab Halifax classics to satisfy any craving.
Feeling hungry for something new? Pop by Hopyard on Gottingen Street for Chef Jane Crawford’s innovative and ever-changing 50/50 veg and meat menu (seriously — the menu changes every two weeks).
We are by the ocean so good seafood is kind of a given but we are still going to tell you about it cause wow we have it good here.
Halifax is exploding with local breweries and we love it! Locally sourced and foraged ingredients, excellent atmospheres, innovation, and highly skilled brewers abound.
Gahan Nova Centre
If you are downtown, head to the brand new Halifax Convention Centre and grab a Gahan beer from their new location. Originating in PEI, Gahan has been a staple in Halifax and is a go-to stop for locals and tourists alike.
One of our favourite things about Halifax is how close we are to the beautiful ocean, forests, and lakes.
Point Pleasant Park
If you are wanting to soak in some nearby nature, head down to Point Pleasant Park for ocean on one side and forrest on the other.
If you’ve got some time and access to a car, venture to Peggy’s Cove and bask in the quintessential East Coast feels (lighthouse and all).
The Public Gardens
Are you downtown and looking for some trees and grass? Look no further than our Public Gardens. You could also grab a water taxi and head to McNabs Island, or even rent a kayak and paddle around the harbour.
From farmer’s markets to Hali-famous brands, there’s tonnes of places to pick-up something cool.
Grab a coffee and stock up on some fresh, local goodness at the Halifax Seaport Farmer’s Market (or one of the other fabulous farmers markets in Halifax and Dartmouth).
As seen in Flightnetwork’s Article –
13 Cultural Hotspots You Must See In Halifax
By Keith Perrotta | July 26, 2019
“For 27 years now, the Halifax Pop Explosion festival has been bringing the best of up-and-coming local talent to center stage. It’s now a city wide music takeover with music performances continuing for 4 jam-packed days in multiple venues across the city!..”
We would like to acknowledge that the festival takes place in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) people first signed with the British Crown in 1725. The treaties did not deal with surrender of lands and resources but in fact recognized Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.