Plan to attend this amazing celebration of local food, fun & shopping. All day, May 13, 2017.
Food items featured for #OpenCity take time to prepare and routinely sell-out. Get started early to avoid disappointment.
Please note list is subject to change and clarification by the participating businesses right up to the event. Please visit the site as close as possible to the day for the most up to date information.
|2 Crows Brewing Co.||Brunswick St.||Live Music. Dollar off Pints, Flights & Growler Fills. From 2:00-5:00|
|2 Doors Down Bar & Bites||Barrington St.|
|Abode Furniture Boutique||Almon St.||Indoor/ outdoor "GARAGE SALE" .....Abode is CLOSING at the end of May so every thing will be 50% or less. Lots of $1 an $2 items... Store fixtures and store decor as well as "stuff from the locker"
Noon - 5pm
|Ace Burger Co.||Agricola St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: JugHead corndog $5
Bacon wrapped Brothers' pepperoni corndog, severed with cheese sauce
|All Dressed Up||Dresden Row||Tax Free Shopping on Regular Priced Merchandise|
|Amos Pewter||Historic Properties||Drop in to our Halifax store and participate in our complimentary, Hands On Experience where you can personalize and hand finish your own Sand Dollar.|
|Atlantic News||Queen St.||10 % off all cards including our fabulous local artists|
|Attica Furnishings||Robie St. *New location*||20% off store-wide on in-stock, regularly priced merchandise|
|Battery Park Beer Bar||Ochterloney St., Dartmouth||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: JugHead Burger $6
Oulton’s beef patty, bacon & cheese
11:30am - midnight
|Biscuit General Store||Argyle St.||20% OFF everything in the store - One Day Only!! Post an image wearing Biscuit merchandise (something from your closet or come try something new)! Tag us and hashtag with #BiscuitStyle. The outfit with the most likes AND our fave outfit each win a $100 gift certificate!|
|Bishop's Cellar||Bishop's Landing||join us in store from 11:00 AM- 3:00 PM for FREE tastings with local producers to learn about your favourite local beverages from the producers themselves|
|Bookmark||Spring Garden Rd.||Enjoy some literary games with some literary treats!|
|Brooklyn Warehouse||Windsor St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: Chicken & Waffles $8
|Cyclesmith||Agricola St.||Back Lot Party with Hatfield Farms Petting Zoo, food trucks and more! 11am-3pm|
|Dee Dee's Ice Cream||Cornwallis St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: Spring Sundae $5.00 (tax included)
10am to 8pm
|Discovery Centre||Lr. Water St.|
|Partnering with NSCAD Artist for a Day with pop-up activities outside the centre|
|Duly Noted||Doyle St. *NEW LOCATION*|
|Durty Nelly's||Argyle St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: Smoked turkey wings with maple bourbon glaze
2 wings for $5
10:30am 'til we sell out!
|Garrison Brewing||Halifax Seaport||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: Asado Catering on the Garrison patio with their famous charcoal BBQ. Check out Garrison’s new expanded beer hall while enjoying a flight of their finest.
10 AM - onwards
|Halifax Seed||Kane St.||Teach the kids to grow their own! Bring your kids to Halifax Seed and have them plant a flower or start vegetable seeds they can then take home to their own garden.
All day 8:30am – 5:00pm
|Heartwood Restaurant||Quinpool Rd.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT:Backdoor Special - Sidewalk Heartwood Bowl $10
|Humani-T Cafe||Trillium Shops, South Park St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUE: Mini Egg Cookie Gelato Sandwiches. $5. 11am until sold out|
|Humani-T Cafe||Young St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: Mini Egg Cookie Gelato Sandwiches. $5. 11am until sold out|
|Humble Pie Kitchen||King St., Dartmouth||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: $5 Pies starting at 9am
MUSIC: Jen Miller 12-2
|Inkwell Boutique||Brunswick St. *NEW LOCATION*||Lucky Leaf Special! Get 5-50% off your purchase (regular price items). Draw a leaf to reveal your discount!|
|Kept||King St., Dartmouth||Meet the Maker:Laura MacDonald of Deep Hollow Print
Laura makes fantastic letterpress posters, prints and cards and will be sharing aspects of her design and hand-printing process.
10am - 5pm
|Krave Burger||Spring Garden Rd.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: Beer and Jalapeno breaded corn dog with Krave's classic mac and cheese. $7 plus tax|
|La Frasca Cibi & Vini||Spring Garden Rd.|
|Life Salon Spa||Barrington St. *NEW LOCATION*||Organic lavender drinks and sidewalk hand & arm massages from 11-3 on the 13th, and have 10% off all retail, free mini Hand or Foot Relief for purchases over $50, and double points for our Lifestyle Rewards Program (it’s free!) all day!|
|Lot Six||Argyle St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: TBD|
|Made in the Maritimes||Hydrostone Market|
|Mappatura Bistro||Spring Garden Rd.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: Terry's Calamari 12-2pm|
|Morris East||Morris St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: Margeroni Pizza $6 on our patio starting at 11am.
Happy Hour Cocktail: Pear Thyme Gin Fizz. App: One dip + wood-fired flatbread $5
|Neptune Theatre||Argyle St.||50% off rush tickets for the day!
25 minute free Musical Theatre Class for kids ages 7-12 at 10:30am.
25 minute free Improv Class for teens 13-18 from 11:30-12pm.
25 minute free Acting Workshop for Adults from 12:30-1pm.
|NSCAD University||Seaport Campus||Artist for a Day includes more than 20 hands-on, interactive activities including life drawing, printmaking, jewellery making and much more. Activities are coordinated by NSCAD students, faculty and alumni. Come join us and become an artist (or designer) for a day! Make something handmade for mom. 10am-4pm|
|Nurtured Products for Parenting||Agricola St.||Back Lot Party with Hatfield Farms Petting Zoo, food trucks and more! 11am-3pm|
|Ocean Optometry||Blower's St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: Humble Pie Pop-Up! New Zealand meat pies $5; 10 am until sell out.|
|Picnic at Dart||Portland St.|
|Portland St. Creperie||Portland St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: Triple Chocolate Crepe” House-made brownie in a chocolate batter crepe topped with a chocolate sauce. $7 plus HST.
|Pro Skateboards||Quinpool Rd.|
|Pro Skates||Quinpool Rd.||So much stuff!|
|Ristorante a Mano||Bishop's Landing|
|Rousseau Chocolatier||Hollis St.||Famous CHOCOLATE MOUSSE samples and $5 take-home portions. 10-6 pm or until sold out!|
|Rum Runners Rum Cake Factory||Bishop's Landing||20% off all clothing & glassware|
|Sailor Bup's||Sackville St.||free haircuts by walk in only (no shaves or Full Monty packages), and 10% off all retail products|
|Salvatore's||Hydrostone Market||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: Breakfast Calzones 8am-Noon|
|Sattva Boutique||Agricola St.|
|Scanway Cafe||Grafton St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: Inside the Bakery: $1 Soft Serve 9:30am onwards
Outside on the BBQ: Jamaican Jerk Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Jerk Chicken Thighs, Jicama, Chili Slaw, Boston Lettuce $5 10:30 til sold out
|Segway NS||Sands at Salter||FREE Segway demos! (follow @SegwayNS for details)
|Smoke's Poutinerie||Blowers St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: Snack size traditional smashed potato fries for 4.00 or
Snack size smashed potato fries for 2.00.
|Spirit Spa||Hydrostone *Second location*||20% off all retail|
|Spirit Spa||Hollis St.||20% off all retail|
|Stone Pizza||Alderney Dr., Dartmouth||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: 8inch personal 1/2 and 1/2 pizza $10
11am - close
|Stories Restaurant||Morris St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: Details TBD|
|Stubborn Goat Gastropub||Grafton St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: Up on the Roof - Pork Taco
Pineapple Salsa, pickled Cabbage Slaw, Salsa Verde
10:30am til sold out
10:30am til sold out
|Sugah! Confectionery||Bishop's Landing||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: Check out our new Fudge Bar! Buy 1 pound, get a half pound free!
$2.50 Hand Paddled Ice Cream
|Sugah! Confectionery||Public Gardens||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: $2.50 Hand Paddled Ice Cream|
|Suzanne Gauthier and Louise Waters|
At Sleeping Dog Studio Gallery
|Cornwallis St.||Printmaking demos in stencilling, stamping and using the Gelli plate, & linocut printing. Visitors get to watch and/or participate, making their own prints to take home. A range of works on paper will be exhibited in the gallery.
Noon - 4
|Taz Records||Grafton St.||Spend $50 get a free $10 gift card, enter to win a Spin-Clean vinyl cleaning system.|
|The Canteen||Portland St., Dartmouth|
|The Canteen Porchetta Sandwiches - $5. 11am until sold out! $15 Portland Street T-Shirts|
|The Independent Mercantile Co.||Gottingen St.||20% OFF everything in the store - One Day Only!! Virgin cocktail tastings with a guest mixologist using ingredients from our bar department 12-4|
|The Nook||Gottingen St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: 12oz Drip Coffee for a $1, and a 12oz Cold Brew for $3 tax included|
|The Old Apothecary||Barrington St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: $5+tax - Eclair & Vietnamese Coffee|
|The Press Gang||Argyle St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT:|
|Trail Shop||Quinpool Rd.|
|Trainyard General Store||Portland St., Dartmouth||Community Love Letters. Drop-In and write a little note to anyone in the community who could use a little extra love! Cards, ideas & more provided.
|Uncommon Grounds||South Park St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: $2.50 lattes & Cappuccinos
Try our new COLD BREWED COFFEE $3
|Uncommon Grounds||Public Gardens||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: $2.50 lattes & Cappuccinos
Try our new COLD BREWED COFFEE $3
|Uncommon Grounds||Barrington St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: $2.50 lattes & Cappuccinos
Try our new COLD BREWED COFFEE $3
|Waterfront Development||Halifax Waterfront||FREE PARKING at all Waterfront Pay & Display lots|
|Wildflower Clothing||Doyle St. *NEW LOCATION*||17th Birthday Party. Come check out our new location, grab a cupcake, and enjoy 20% off everything in store!|
|Woozles||Birmingham St.||2nd annual Curious George Party from 10-1! Free face-painting, games and activities, cookies, and Curious George himself!|
|World Tea House||Argyle St.||Millennia Tea: $3/cup
Seasonal Tea: $2/cup
15% off 50g bags of Millennia Tea
Tarot Speed Readings (10 min) $10
|Writer's Federation of NS||Halifax Seaport||Used Book Fundraiser|
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