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Here’s the list of events on top for this year’s Open City!
Plan to attend this amazing celebration of local food, fun & shopping. All day, May 7, 2016.
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 Doors Down||Barrington St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: Jimmy-dog Mac 'n' Cheese - Starting at noon|
|Ace Burger Co.||Agricola St.||The Jughead Corndog|
|Alexa Pope||Bishop's Landing||Tax Free all day + Treats Provided|
|Alteregos Cafe||Gottingen St.||North end passport: $2 cappuccino|
|Amos Pewter||Lr. Water St.||Artisan Demonstrations and Free Hands On Experience 10am-5:30pm|
|Argyle Fine Art||Barrington St.||Artist Briana Corr Scott on site with her latest works . Special Mother's Day draw and featured cards by Jodie Hansen.
Ikebana Demonstration in the afternoon
|Atlantic News||Queen St.||10 % off all greeting and blank art cards (lots of local artists cards)
Live piano 1-3pm
|Attica Furnishings||Barrington St.||20% off in-stock items storewide, plus more in store specials|
|Battery Park Beer Bar & Eatery||Ochterloney St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: Beer Battered Getaway Farms All Pork Corndog w/ Beer Mustard|
|Bauer St. Clothing||Bauer St.|| Free Hibiscus Iced Tea
Second hand clothing sidewalk sale
|Biscuit General Store||Argyle St.||Entire store 20% OFF - One Day Only!
Free Retro carnival cutout photo op and lots of treats!
|Bishop's Cellar||Bishop's Landing||Nova 7 on Tap in the shop. 10-3 Free Samples of Nova Scotia wines and cheese|
|Bistro le Coq||Argyle St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: Rabbit Poutine: grainy mustard gravy, pulled confit local rabbit, house cut frites, cheese curds. $8 (taxes included) 11:30am-4:30pm
|Black Sheep Restaurant||Dresden Row||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: Breakfast Poutine: $6
-Hand Cut Fries, Oulton's Bacon, Gravy, Cheese Curds, Poached Egg
|Board Room Cafe||Barrington St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT:fresh baked cupcake and hot beverage of your choice for $5|
|Bookmark||Spring Garden Rd.||Tax Free Shopping All Day|
|Bradshaw Pure Esthetics & Curative Massage||Queen St.||Spring Open House 11-2. Stella & Dot pop-up, discounts and more|
|Bramoso Pizzeria||Quinpool Rd.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: “Incredible $13.50 Prix Fixe Deal ! 16 oz Cold Draft Beer with Choice of Bistro Pizza, Grilled Panini, Entrée Salad or Gigantic Wrap. Enjoy on our Patio Weather Permitting|
|Brilliant||Birmingham St.||Garden Party with treats from le French Fix & tax free dresses.|
|Bus Stop Theatre Co-Operative||Gottingen st.||Behind the scenes tour and photography exhibit by Zach Faye Noon-5pm|
|Cafe Aroma Latino||Agricola St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT:
chorizos and carne asada
|Canadian Mental Health Association||Gottingen St.||Spring Fling “Mini Mosaic Sale”|
|Cleve's Source for Sports||Spring Garden Rd.||Tax Free on Women's Columbia Apparel. Spring Action Sale continues|
|Coburg Coffeehouse||Coburg Rd.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: $2 Cold Brew|
|Cross Fit Kinetics||West St.||Kinetics Crushes Cancer Event
|CUA||Spring Garden Rd.||Community Partners Pop-Up shops 1-5pm|
|Cyclesmith||Agricola St.||Free petting zoo, food trucks, BBQ Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/809700689163441/|
|Dee Dee's Ice Cream||Cornwallis St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT:Spring Sundae $5.00 (tax included) 10am-8pm|
|Dime Salon||Cornwallis St.||15% Off Retail Products (Bumble and bumble, Love Fresh, Dermalogica, brushes and hot tools). Enter to win a haircut & manicure|
|Discovery Centre||Barrington St.||FREE ADMISSION: Bee a part of The Big Build - our epic fundraising legacy project to build Canada's largest LEGO Mosaic Wall. The first 250 panels are FREE (one per person)!
Sponsored by m5
|Downtown Digital||Queen St.||special pricing on tonnes of cables and a some sweet pieces of audio gear!|
|Dragon||Brewery Market||Back Door Takeout: Dragon Pad Thai|
|Duly Noted||Brenton St.||Free Postcard Writing Event - even the postage is free!
10% Off In-Store Purchases
|Durty Nelly's||Argyle St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT:
Ribs with house-made whisky BBQ sauce.
$2 per rib or $5 for three.
11am — till we sell out
|East Coast Lifestyle||Halifax Seaport||25% off storewide|
|Feel the Burn Beach Volleyball||Sands at Salter - Halifax Waterfront||Beach Volleyball Open House from 12:30pm for 14u/16u and 1:30pm for NOVA volley|
|Foggy Goggle||Argyle St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT:
Back Door Take Out - Meatloaf topped with Mashed Potatoes and Apple Cider Bbq Sauce for $5 (tax included, cash only)
At the bar - $5 Sangria
|Foreign Affair||Spring Garden Rd. & Barrington St.||TAX FREE Saturday and Sunday
Gift with purchase on Eileen Fisher purchases of $250 or more
Gift with purchase on MICHAEL KORS purchases of $250 or more
|Garrison Brewing||Halifax Seaport||Come experience Atlantic Canadian Brewery of the Year. Special food along with brewery demonstrations|
|Geddes Furniture||Agricola St.||Tax Free Sale on all new orders|
|Hali Kids||Trillium Shops - South Park St.||Tax Free Shopping - Orb Factory on site|
|Halifax Citadel National Historic Site||Citadel Hill||first 10 site visitors (minimum 16 years of age) of the year will be given the rare opportunity to fire a historic Snider-Enfield rifle with a 78th Highlander. (Value: $22/person)
Regular site admission applies.
|Halifax Furniture Clinic||Gottingen St.||10-3 Yard Sale/Open House. Fabric Ends 50% off|
|Halifax Press||Forum Farmers' Market||8:30 - 1:30
EARLY BIRD TREAT: $5 Maple-Bacon French toast pull-aparts
|Halifax Seed||Kane St.||Let the kids play in the dirt! Bring the kids to Halifax Seed and have them pot up a flower or start some seeds! 9:00am - 11:30am|
|Hamachi House||Morris St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT:12 pieces of maki $10 (sweet potato, spicy tuna, spicy salmon and California) 11:30-5|
|Hamachi Kita||Hydrostone Market||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT:12 pieces of maki $10 (sweet potato, spicy tuna, spicy salmon and California) or
$10 Pad Thai, (chicken or vegetarian) 11:30-5
|Hamachi Steakhouse||Bishop's Landing||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT:$10 Sumo burger served with French fries 11:30-5|
|Heartwood Restaurant||Queen's Landing kiosk on the Boardwalk||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT:
2 for 1 Heartwood Bowls
|Heartwood Restaurant||Quinpool Rd,||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT:Rice Bowls $10|
|Humani-T Cafe||Young St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT:
Dark Chocolate Gelato Profiterole Sandwiches $5. 11am, until gone
|Humani-T Cafe||Trillium Shops, South Park St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT:
Dark Chocolate Gelato Profiterole Sandwiches $5. 11am, until gone
|I Heart Bikes||Sands at Salter||Rent 2 bikes, get the 3rd one free|
|Indochine Banh Mi||South Park St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT:$5 Cup Bap (Kimchi Rice cup with choice of Bulgogi Tofu or Spicy BBQ Chicken)|
|Inkwell Boutique||Market St.||10% off all made in Nova Scotia products. Prize Draw in-store|
|Java Blend||North St. & Halifax Seaport Market||$2 espresso based drinks|
|Just Us!||King's Wharf||8-am5pm / Complimentary mini cupcake with specialty drink purchase|
|Just Us!||Spring Garden Rd.||10-am5pm / Complimentary mini cupcake with specialty drink purchase|
|Krave Burger||Spring Garden Rd.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: $5 Mr. Donair Grilled Cheese. Plus Raffle Draws from Krave & Mr. Donair 11am-sold out|
|La Frasca Cibi & Vini||Spring Garden Rd.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: Housemade Pork Sausage on Homemade Brioche Bun, $5, Noon until sold out|
|le French Fix||Prince St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: $2 take out cappuccinos from 10:00-1:00|
|Liquid Gold||Hydrostone Market||10am -5pm, handing out treats made with our Ultra Premium Oils and Vinegars|
|Local Source Market||Agricola St.||Fresh market stand outside. Inside 10% off with Local Source bag, Double loyalty points all day, free Local Source bag with $50 purchase|
|Lole Halifax||Spring Garden Rd.||Spend $125.00, receive a free I Glow yoga mat|
|Lost Cod Clothing||Queen's Landing - new location beside Heartwood & Dave's Lobster||20% off storewide|
|Made in the Maritimes||Hydrostone Market||Tax Free Shopping all day
Artist Kimberley Eddy live painting from 11am-12pm
Free Nova Scotia Fisherman samples while supplies last
|Manic Marker Caricatures||Sugah in Bishop's Landing||Half price Black & White Caricature Portraits $5 From 1:30|
|Miller's Gourmet Kettle Corn||Argyle at Grand Parade||demonstrating our Kettle cooking process and handing out free samples|
|Moksha Yoga||Dresden Row||15% off all retail purchases
Intro Month Special: 30 days unlimited yoga for $30 (tax included) *first time clients
|Morris East||Morris St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: 12pm-3pm, Mobile Pizza Oven on our Patio, “Margheroni” Wood Fired Margherita Pizza with Spicy Italian Pepperoni|
|Neptune Theatre||Argyle St.||ALL DAY RUSH TICKETS TO SHREK THE MUSICAL. Shows at 4:00 & 8:30|
|Noreast Barber||Argyle St.||$25 Hot Towel Shaves|
|NSCAD University||Seaport Campus||Artist for A Day http://nscad.ca/en/home/galleriesevents/artistforaday.aspx|
|Nurtured Products for Parenting||Agricola St.||Join us & Cyclesmith for a petting zoo, food trucks and fun for the whole family|
|Obladee Wine Bar||Barrington St.||Rosé, Cheese + Jazz! Glass of 2014 Luckett Vineyards Rosetta Rosé + NS Cheese + Live Jazz with the Willem Paynter Quartet = $10|
|Ocean Optometry||Blower's St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: Humble Pie Pop-Up from Noon til Sold Out
$8 pies & $6 rolls
|One Block Barbershop||Gottingen St.||Free Buzzzz cuts and NS honey treats
10AM to 3PM
|p'Lovers||Trillium Shops - South Park St.||1pm Hope for Wildlife will be in shop with Maxwell the skunk
FREE gift w purchase to the first 50ppl. (the perfect Mother's Day gift...thanks to Mother's Bloomers)
|Patch Halifax||Robie St.||15% off most fabric and patterns
Drop in fabric jewelry making workshop for kids and adults 12 - 4!
|Pete's||Dresden Row||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: $5 Butcher housemade Italian Sausage, with peppers, onions and garlic|
|Picnic at Dart||Portland St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: PB&J ($6)
Sweet and Spicy "Beernut"Butter with Cherry Ale Jelly, Homemade Sourdough
Chicken N' Doughnuts ($7)
Buffalo Style Chicken Thigh on a Blue Cheese Cream Filled Yeast Doughnut.
11am til sold out
|Portland St. Creperie||Portland St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: $7 Triple Chocolate Crepe 8:30am-5pm|
|Preamble Footwear||Trillium Shops - South Park St.||20% off store-wide & enter to win a free pair of shoes|
|Pro Skateboards||Quinpool Rd.||Handmade Sale and Live Music|
|Project 9 Furniture||Dresden Row||20% off storewide - one day only|
|Renovator's Resource||Maynard St.||In-store demo's/tours. Draws, giveaways, and extra-great "Open City" sale pricing|
|Ristorante a Mano||Bishop's Landing||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: Handmade Nutella Gelato & Hazelnut Brittle, $3 a scoop, Offered Noon until sold out|
|Room 152 Clothing Boutique||Portland St., Dartmouth||2nd annual charity $2 yard sale in support of IWK 9am-11am.
25% off storewide from 10am-5pm
|Rousseau Chocolatier||Hollis St.||Free Hot Chocolate Samples 10am-6pm|
|Rum Runners Rum Cake Factory||Bishop's Landing||20% off Clothing & Glassware|
|Saint Lou's Barbershop||Historic Properties||15% off all of our hair and beard products for the day|
|Salvatore's||Hydrostone Market||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: Breakfast Calzones 7am-2pm|
|Sattva Boutique||Agricola St.||15% off Clothing and accessories store wide - 1 day only! Surprise sale racks up to 50% off. $5 yoga class @8:30am - yoga space is limited so register on line to secure a spot|
|Scanway Cafe||Grafton St.||Monte Cristo Doughnut Sandwiches
All our top-selling doughnut flavours
NEW FLAVOUR: Sriracha-peanut butter
10am - till sold out
|Segway NS||Sands at Salter||30-minute Halifax Waterfront spin - $20 taxes included (12pm-5pm)|
|Seven Bays||Gottingen St.||$2 Espresso based drinks
$5 Climbing day passes
|Sleeping Dog Studio/Gallery||Cornwallis St.||Step up and Stamp!
demos in stencilling, stamping, print techniques and acrylic painting, calligraphy, combined with an art exhibition of works on paper and encaustic by Suzanne Gauthier Noon-4pm
|Souper Douper Soup Company||Ochterloney St. Dartmouth||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: donair soup for $5 for a 12oz|
|Spirit Spa||Hollis St.||15% off all in-store merchandise|
|St. Mark's Church||Russell & Gottingen St.||150th Anniversary OPEN HOUSE 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. walking tour of the church. Coffee/Tea and a Homemade Muffin for $ 2.00. Bake Sale, Book Sale and Nearly New Sale as well.|
|Steve-O-Reno's||Brunswick St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT:TBD|
|Stories Restaurant||Morris St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: Surprise to be revealed on Twitter!|
|Stubborn Goat Gastropub||Grafton St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT:$4 tacos. Beef chili con carne, fresh pico de gallo, iceberg lettuce, cheddar queso sauce.
11am till sold out
|Sugah! Confectionery||Public Gardens||$3 Hand Paddled Hunky Dory Ice Cream|
|Sugah! Confectionery||Bishop's Landing||$3 Hand Paddled Hunky Dory Ice Cream
Caricature Painting by Manic Marker on site from 1:30pm
|Sugar Shok Treat Boutique||Portland St.||TAX FREE Ice Cream & Pop up shop D'artifacts all afternoon|
|Sweet Pea Boutique||Queen St.||BETTER LEFT SAID pop-up. Entire store will be tax free!
|Temple Bar||Barrington St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: Heritage Pork Mole, Corn Tortilla Chips
Starting at Noon
|The Vault||Spring Garden Rd.||Trunk Show with Designer Dean Davidson|
|The Brooklyn Warehouse||Windsor St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT:The Lobster Corndog, 11:30am-3:30pm|
|The Canteen||Ochterloney St., Dartmouth||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: Porchetta Sandwich with Truffled Cheese Sauce $5+ tax.
|The Company House||Gottingen St.||Front Door Pimms Cup $5
Iced Tea $1
Derby Party 4pm
|The Dart Gallery||Portland St.||Community art project 11-4pm|
|The Independent Mercantile Co.||Gottingen St.||Entire store 20% OFF - One Day Only!
Free tasting for all of our food & cocktail products.
|The Old Apothecary||Barrington St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: $5 Eclair & Vietnamese Coffee|
|Therapeutic Approach Yoga Studio||Quinpool Rd.||15% off all retail purchases
Intro Month Special: 30 days unlimited yoga for $30 (tax included) *first time clients
|Thinkwell Shift||West St.||Learn how you can save energy and be more environmentally friendly.|
|Touch of Gold||Spring Garden Rd.||Re-launch of Frey Wille - With any $500 purchase on Saturday, May 7th customers have a chance to win an $870 Frey Wille bracelet.
Meet local designer Tanya Milne & view her handcrafted collection
|Trail Shop||Quinpool Rd.||Sidewalk Sale & S'mores Station|
|Uncommon Grounds||Barrington St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: $5 Nutella Banana Panini.
|Uncommon Grounds||South Park St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: $5 Brothers Pepperoni Pizza Panini.
|Uncommon Grounds||Public Gardens||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: $2 lattes
Live Performance by Andrew MacKelvie from Noon-2pm courtesy of Halifax Jazz Fest
|Waterfront Development||Halifax Waterfront||Free parking all day Saturday at Waterfront Pay & Display lots!|
|Wildflower Clothing||Clyde St.||20% off storewide|
|Woozles||Birmingham St.||Curious George Party! Costumed character, stickers and activities for kids! 10-2|
|World Tea House||Argyle St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT:$2 (taxes incl) teas from our springs collection.|
Announcing, our Fourth Annual City Harvest event will be held on October 24,2015.
Plan ahead – you won’t want to miss this great event showcasing all that Halifax has to offer in the fall season from shopping and splurging, to dining and imbibing.
Here’s the first glimpse of what’s on tap for Open City on May 9! Keep an eye on this site, as we will continue to add events, specials and more food right up to the 9th. For now though, start planning your day – it’s going to be a full one!
Open City 2015 - ONE INCREDIBLE DAY - MAY 9Get your plans started - this is going to be a big day!
|Ace Burger @ Bearly's||Barrington St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $5 Jughead Burgers|
|Ace Burger @ Gus's||Agricola St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $5 Jughead burgers & get a $1 coupon for a growler fill at North Brewing|
|Agricola Street Brasserie||Agricola St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - Street Tacos 11:30 - til sell out|
|Alexa Pope||The Piazza at Bishop's Landing||Tax Free shopping at their Bishop's Pop-Up|
|Alliance Francaise Halifax||Hydrostone||$1 homemade lemonade and chance to win a 4 week sampler French Course. 9:30am-11:30am|
|Alteregos Cafe||Gottingen St.||NORTH END SAMPLER: $1 Americano|
|Amos Pewter||Cable Wharf- Lr. Water St.||Purchase any piece from our beach jewelry collection and get 25% off matching earrings. Hands on pewter sand dollar creations $5.
|Apothecary Bakery & Cafe||Barrington St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $4 Fresh chocolate eclairs paired with Vietnamese Coffee. Starting at 10am|
|Argyle Bar & Grill||Argyle St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $6 spit fired lamb with tzatziki and pita 12-3pm|
|Argyle Fine Art||Barrington St.||Artists Gary Staple, Craig Baltzer & Kim Danio will be exhibiting and on hand from 1-3pm. Draw & other special events during the day|
|Art 1274 Hollis||Hollis St.||Live Art Painting of spring flowers inside and outside the gallery.
10% discount if you're wearing summery clothes!
|Atlantic News||Queen St.||Free 100% Fruit Slushies from 2-4pm or til gone|
|Attica Furnishings||Barrington St.||20% off storewide|
|Bell Aliant||Spring Garden Rd.||Stop by for free giveaways and explore new apps for summer vacation|
|Biscuit General Store||Queen St.||Post a picture of your purchase to social media & get 20% off.
Pop-UP Henna Party 1-4
|Bishop's Cellar||Piazza at Bishop's Landing||Benjamin Bridge Tastings with Urban Blue Cheese 10:30-3:30|
|Bistro le Coq||Argyle St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $7 Celery Root Taco with duck confit. 11:30-am-4pm|
|Board Room Game Cafe||Barrington St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $1 hot or iced Americanos|
|Bobby Grace Furniture||Historic Brewery Market||20% off wood work including spoons, cutting boards, lazy Susan and sandwich boards|
|Bodega Boutique||Wentworth St., Dartmouth||Tax Free shopping & treats by Frosting.|
|Bogside Gallery||Hydrostone Market||15% off any beach themed item. Free Soapworks mini slice to first 100 customers|
|Boneheads BBQ||Barrington St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT -
BPT Sandwich - Grilled Pimento cheese sandwich with sweet and spicy bacon and grilled tomato.
Starting at 11am
|Bookmark II||Spring Garden Rd.||Tax Free Shopping - literary themed treats and prizes.|
|Bradshaw Pure Esthetics||Queen St.||20% off Dr. Hauschka products. Stella & Dot pop-up with Christina Bradshaw.
Emily Lutz with Curative Massage offering discounts on same day bookings.
|Cafe Istanbul & Benny's Ice Cream Truck||Spring Garden Rd.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $4 Lamb Kofte Wraps.
$3.50 Ice Cream in Waffle Cone
$7.00 for both
|Canvas Resto Lounge||Brunswick St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $5 Smoked Mackerel & Bacon Fritters 12pm til sold out|
|Carlson Family Farm||Historic Brewery Market||Free local greenhouse tomatoes with purchase of Hand painted Mother's Day cards by Sophie Carlson|
|Carrot Co-Op||Gottingen St.||Membership sale and in-store specials, sampling of handmade lemonade.|
|Chives & 2 Doors Down||Barrington St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $5 Smokey Bacon Macaroni & Cheese.
$5 Korean Chilli Cheese Dog
$2 Lemon Iced Tea
Noon - til sold out
|Cocoa & Honey Chocolates||Historic Brewery Market||$20 Mother's Day Gift Sets & Sea Salt Caramel Brownies|
|Common Roots Urban Farm||Robie St.||Tours of the Farm from 3-6 and CSA membership drive|
|Coombes & Dark||Historic Brewery Market||Free jar of homemade lemon curd with Mother's Day art print purchase|
|Credit Union Atlantic||Spring Garden Rd.||Free lemonade, sunglasses to first 50 people & pop-up shops from 1-4pm|
|Cyclesmith||Agricola St.||Food Trucks and Hatfield Farms Petting zoo|
|D's Pad Thai at Dragon||Historic Brewery Market||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $10 D's Pad Thai Shrimp, Vegetarian or Pork Belly|
|Dalhousie University Club||Alumni Crescent - Dal Campus||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - Housemade Lemonade and St. Andrews heart shaped shortbread cookies - FREE from noon - 2pm|
|Dartmouth Yarns||Portland St., Dartmouth||Yarn & gift specials, free treats and make & take friendship bracelets|
|Dee Dee's Ice Cream||Cornwallis St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $5 ice cream sundaes 10am - 8pm|
|Discovery Centre||Barrington St.||20% off storewide at the Discovery Shop.
Mom's get in for free all Mother's Day weekend
|Duly Noted||Brenton St.||Free Lemonade & free Illustrated Halifax Post Card|
|EDNA||Gottingen St.||NORTH END SAMPLER: $1 6oz Homemade Iced Tea 12-6|
|enVie - A Vegan Kitchen||Agricola St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: $5 JackFruit Tacos with housemade salsa.
$4 Tropi-Kale fresh squeezed juice
|Equilibria Naturals||Historic Brewery Market||Free sample with purchase & enter to win a $50 Sample-Palooza gift set|
|Field Guide||Gottingen St.||NORTH END SAMPLER: $ Cured Fish Pintxos 12-4|
|Fireworks Gallery||Barrington St.||Free Crystal Pen with purchase to the first 20 customers|
|Flip Burger||Argyle St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT:
$5 Nutella & Oulton's Bacon Milkshake
$6 Flip Dog with Cranberry Apple Relish & Jalapeno Havarti
|Foggy Goggle||Argyle St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $5 Sampler crepe with scrambled egg, bacon, avocado & arugala from 9am-3pm.
$5 Sangria or Propeller Pints 10am-5pm.
|Food Noise||Dartmouth||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $5 pulled pork tacos starting at noon|
|Foreign Affair||Spring Garden Rd. & Barrington St.||Tax Free Shopping all day & complimentary tropical themed drinks & snacks|
|Fox Hill Cheese House||Halifax Seaport||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - Chocolate Brownie Sundae|
|Frosting Cake & Event Design||Ochterloney St., Dartmouth||Sidewalk service for takeaway treats 10am-6pm|
|Garrison Brewing||Halifax Seaport||Open Brewery Day with live brewing, Mobile pizza by Morris East and brewery tours from 10am-4pm|
|Geddes Furniture||Agricola St.||Tax Free on all sales including custom orders 10-5|
|Hali Kids||Shops at the Trillium - South Park St.||Tax Free on outdoor toys. Take part in our giant cave painting with sidewalk chalk & paint|
|Halifax Seed||Kaye St.||FREE! - Plant a Pansy for Mom from 10am-12pm|
|Hamachi Kita||Hydrostone Market||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $10 Mixed Maki or Pad Thai
|Hamachi Steakhouse||Piazza at Bishop's Landing||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $10 Sumo Gone Blue Burger - Sumo burger with mushrooms, tempura onions, blue cheese & hand cut fries
|Hamachi Sushi||Morris St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT- $10 Mixed Maki Combo or $10 Tuna & Salmon Taquitos with 6 piece Maki
|Harbourstone Sea Grill & Pour House||Upper Water St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $5 Guajillo Spiced Ribs 12-3pm|
|Heartwood Restaurant||Quinpool Rd.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $10 Heartwood Bowls|
|Honeybee Vintage Bridal||Gottingen St.||Vintage Selfie Photo Booth|
|Humani-T Cafe||Young St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - BOGO Gelato|
|Humani-T Cafe||Shops at the Trillium - South Park St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - BOGO Gelato|
|Humble Burdock Farms||Historic Brewery Market||Buy a $25 Mother's Day Bouquet and get a free card|
|Hutten Family Farms||Historic Brewery Market||Fresh Spinach 2 bags for $5|
|I Heart Bikes||Sands at Salter||Free 1 hr guided tour of Halifax departing at 11:00, 1:00 & 3:00 - Bring your own Bike or $5 one hour rentals when you post to social media.|
|Independent Mercantile Co.||Gottingen St.||Post a picture of your purchase to social media & get 20% off.|
|Indochine||South Park & Barrington locations||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $5 Spicy BBQ Pork or BBQ Jackfruit Banh Mi.
$3 Matcha Banana Smoothies & bubble tea
|Inkwell Modern Handmade Boutique & Letterpress Studio||Market St.||10% off made in Nova Scotia items and prize draw in store|
|Janina's Cafe||Historic Brewery Market||Buy 2 soups, get 1 free|
|Java Blend Coffee||North St. & Halifax Seaport Market||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $2 lattes|
|Jennifer's of Nova Scotia||Spring Garden Rd,.||Pick a flower to win a prize - gift certificates, coupons & surprise gifts!|
|Just Us!||King's Wharf, Dartmouth & Spring Garden Rd.||Iced Loose Tea Sodas 9am-5pm|
|Kept Gift & Housewares||Portland St., Dartmouth||Make your own Hand Stamped Mother's Day Card Station. 10-5|
|Krave Burger||Spring Garden Rd.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $5 Pulled Pork grilled cheese. $2 soft serve ice cream cones.|
|La Frasca Cibi & Vini||Spring Garden Rd.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT- Italian BBQ Salsiccia $5 - Noon, til sold out|
|Laughing Whale Coffee||Historic Brewery Market||$2 Lattes|
|Liquid Gold||Hydrostone Market||Buy a 375ml EVOO and get a 60ml vinegar free.|
|Little Dorset Farms||Historic Brewery Market||10% off free range chickens|
|Local Tasting Tours||1:30pm at Charcuterie Ratinaud|
7:00pm at Oxford Theatre
|Half Price HFX North Craft Beer Tour & Night out on Quinpool Food Tours. Use code OPENCITY for online bookings|
|Lost Cod Clothing||Queen's Landing Market||Halifax Likes Company & I Love Local prints just $10 on standard tees. 20% off storewide on others|
|Lot Six Restaurant & Bar||Argyle St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - Buck-A-Shuck Oysters 11am-4pm|
|McKelvie's Restaurant||Lr. Water St. entrance||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - BBQ Pork belly steam buns $3 each, or 2/$5. Noon-4pm|
|Meatball Merchant||Historic Brewery Market||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $6 Meatball slider with Bacon Jam|
|Mills||Spring Garden Rd.||Tax Free shopping + an additional 25% off fall/winter sale items. Complimentary David's Tea|
|Moksha Yoga Halifax||Dresden Row||$30 for 30 days - unlimited intro to hot yoga. Tax Free on retail items|
|Morris East||Morris St.||Happy Hour Kite Tail Cocktail $7.
Dip & Wood Fired Flatbread $6.
|Morris East||AT GARRISON BREWERY!||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: $4 Margeroni Pizza Slice on a beer crust
10am - 4 pm
|Murphy's the Cable Wharf||Lr. Water St.||20% off tours
Nature & whale watch at 1pm
Harbour Hopper at 10:15, 11:30, 12:45 & 2:00
|Murphy's the Cable Wharf||Lr. Water St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: Murphy's Takeaway Chowder & Roll, $5|
|Neptune Theater||Argyle St.||Buy 2 tickets to any show next season or to the season finale Adams Family for $99,|
|North Brewing Co||Agricola St.||$2 off growler fills & $1 off 750ml. Plus an additional $1 off with a receipt from Ace Burger|
|NS Waterfront Visitor Information Centre||Sackville Landing Boardwalk||Free Sno Cones 1-3:30
+ enter to win a Nova Scotia gift basket
|NSCAD||Port Campus, Halifax Seaport||Artist for a day celebration|
|Nurtured Products for Parenting||Agricola St.||Sidewalk Sale
Hatfield Farms Petting zoo from 11-3
Food Trucks on site
& Sunflower Seed Planting
|Obladee Wine Bar||Barrington St.||Bossa Nova Bash 4-7pm.
$12 NS wine and selection of snack from the new spring menu while listening to live jazz.
|Ocean Optometry||Blowers St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $5 New Zealand style Meat Pies by Humble Pie 10am- sell out|
|Onyx ion Argyle||Argyle St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $10 Korean BBQ Pork Belly Buns. Noon-4pm|
|P'lovers||Shops at the Trillium - South Park St.||Tax Free Shopping & Free gift with purchase while supplies last.
Meet the Maker: Double Dare Studios & Jan Foley
|p'Lovers||Dartmouth||Tax Free shopping & free gift with purchase while supplies last.|
|Patch Halifax||Robie St.||Spend $50 in store adn get a coupon for a box of donuts from Old School Donuts who will be at Cyclesmith on Agricola|
|Pete's||Dresden Row||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $4 Asian Noodle Salad with Salmon 11am-3pm|
|Piazza at Bishop's Landing||Bishop's Landing||Sign up for the Bishop's Landing newsletter at any Bishop's Landing shop for a chance to win a $2,500 pair of Diamond & Sapphire earrings by Frida|
|Pier 21 Gift Shop||Halifax Seaport||Shop in the gift shop and receive a mystery discount at check-out!|
|Pink Mascara Accessories||Spring Garden Rd.||30% off storewide|
|Poppa Smokes||Argyle St./Parade Square||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $3 Mini Hip Hot Hoagie|
|Pro Skates||Quinpool Rd.||Oddfellows BBQ & Handmade Sale|
|Props Floral Design||Hydrostone Market||In-store specials from 10-5|
|Ratinaud||Gottingen St.||NORTH END SAMPLER: $1 Coppa Taster 12-6|
|RIO HFX||Creative Crossing - Agricola St.||Mother's Day Flower Pop-up with Chelsea Lee Flowers 1:30 til sold out|
|Ristorante a Mano||Bishop's Landing||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - Sicilian Lemon Sorbetti with candy lemon zest $3|
|Rockalillie||Cunard St.||Tax Free Shopping all day from 11am-5pm|
|Rockhead Beer & Wine Market||Windsor St.||Wine & beer Tastings starting at 11am with BBQ pairings by Sobeys|
|Room 152 Clothing Boutique||Portland St., Dartmouth||Charity Yard sale for SPCA. All items $2, 9am-11am|
|Rousseau Chocolatier||Hollis St.||1yr Anniversary Celebration - live Parisian accordion by Jadis at 1pm. Enter to win 1 of 2, $75 decadent gift baskets|
|Rum Runners Rum Cake Factory||Piazza at Bishop's Landing||$5 off large rum cakes. 20% off all Rum Runners clothing & glassware. Free coasters with purchase|
|Saint Lou's Gentleman Barbershop||Historic Properties||Pop-Up shop featuring local artists & makers from 9am-2pm|
|Salvatores||Hydrostone Market||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - Breakfast Calzones 7:30am - 11:30am.
$5 Hawaiian Pizza Cones from 12:30 until sold out
|Saronn's Kitchen||Historic Brewery Market||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - Asian Pork Belly Buns - Fresh Salad Rolls - Cambodian Curry Stew - Vegan Peanut Dressing & Homemade Fermented Kimchi|
|Scanway Bakery & Cafe||Grafton St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $5 Mac & Cheese Burger & boozy milkshakes on the Rooftop Patio!
$1 doughnuts in the bakery if you're wearing your beach gear!
|Sleep Country||Spring Garden Rd.||Free pillow fitting consultations and buy one Pillow get one half price.|
|Steve-O-Reno's||Halifax Seaport Market||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $2 Nutella Tea Cookies|
|Steve-O-Reno's||Brunswick St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $3 Chicken Waldorf Sandwich
$2 Bella Coola Iced Teas
Pop-up art show by Steve-O's staff.
Free North Mountain Coffee Tasting 3:00pm
|Steve-O-Reno's||Robie St. Drive Thru||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $3 Waldorf Chicken Sandwich & $2.50 Iced Drinks|
|Stories Restaurant||Morris St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $5 Pan seared, rice paper wrapped sea scallop 2-5pm|
|Stubborn Goat Gastropub||Grafton St.||BACKDOOR TAKEOUT - $3, 2/$5 Smoked Chicken Tacos & $2 cask samples - 11:30 - 4:00|
|Sugah!||Public Gardens||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $2 Hand Paddled Ice Cream, 20% off all Public Gardens merchandise|
|Sugah!||Bishop's Landing||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $2 Hand Paddled Ice Cream & $2 Hot Chocolate|
|Sugar Shok Treat Boutique||Portland St., Dartmouth||25% off our ice cream parlour. 10-7|
|Sweet Pea Boutique||Queen St.||Instagram a picture of your purchase and get 25% off! & Spring Time lemonade|
|Sweet Williams Country Sausage||Halifax Seaport Market & Historic Brewery Market||$5 Mother's Day Brunch bundle (half pound each of breakfast sausage and bacon)|
|Taco del Mar||Dresden Row||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT -
Breakfast Burritos from 9am-11am.
Bullet Burritos from 12:30-2:30
|TDK Mobile Device Repair||Spring Garden Rd. - Pop-up in front of Credit Union Atlantic||Free screen protectors while supplies last & enter to win a $50 giftcard|
|Tempo Food & Drink||Barrington St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $5 Jerk Chicken Pogo with Smoked Pineapple. Noon - til sold out|
|the Canteen||Ochterloney St., Dartmouth||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT -
$5 Big Daddy Sandwich & $3 House made lemonade from the Wentworth St. entrance 11am-2pm
Pop-Up Shop with Dewdrop crafts, Jack & Jill paper, & more
|The Darkside||Windmill Rd.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $1 brewed coffee|
|The Dart Gallery||Portland St., Dartmouth||Comfort Item Exhibit: New works by Amy Corbett with comfort food snacks.
|the General Cafe||Historic Brewery Market||$2 Iced tea & $2 Cold Brewed Coffee|
|The Grill at CUT Steakhouse||Lr. Water St. at Salter||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $10 House Smoked Meat Sandwich. Noon - 7pm|
|The Nook||Gottingen St.||NORTH END SAMPLER: $1 mini rum baba or gluten free brownie|
|The Spiceman||Historic Brewery Market||Free spicy snacks made with classic spice blends such as Zaatar & Dukha|
|Thornbloom||Shops at the Trillium - South Park St.||20% off all outdoor entertaining essentials|
|Trail Shop||Quinpool Rd.||Back country Iron Chef Competition.
Annual Gear Yard Sale for Brigadoon & in-store specials
|Twigs Handmade Soap & Textiles||Historic Brewery Market||20% off rosebud soaps & handwoven lavender sachets|
|Uncommon Grounds||Barrington St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $2 lattes|
|Uncommon Grounds||South Park St.||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT -
$2 lattes & $3 Nutella & Banana Paninis
|Uncommon Grounds||Public Gardens||BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $2 lattes|
|Urban 30 Blowdry Bar||Barrington St.|
|Vivacious Vixen Apparel||Dartmouth||Get 15% off if you're wearing a floral print :)|
|Waterfront Development||All Waterfront Development Pay & Display lots||FREE PARKING|
|Waterfront Development||Halifax Boardwalk||Live performance by Samba Nova on the boardwalk from 1-2:30|
|Waterfront Development||Tall Ships Quay, Halifax Waterfront||Free Argentine style tango dance demonstration with Tangonova Dancers at 1:00 pm|
|Weber's Foods||Historic Brewery Market||Come by and try our smoked sausage, salami and BBQ sausages|
|Wildflower Clothing||Clyde St.||20% off storewide + free lemonade & treats|
|Woozles||Birmingham St.||Sing a summery song & get 10% off your purchase. Free sidewalk chalk for our young artists while supplies last|
|World Tea House||Argyle St.||Toonie Teas from our newly released spring collection|
OK – enough winter already. Enough of the real winter & just as importantly, enough talking about winter and letting it dictate how we live!
This April, we’re inviting everyone in Halifax to leave their desk at lunch – go for a walk on the boardwalk, grab a coffee or lunch with your friends that you haven’t seen since Christmas and ignore the mighty mounds of snow & ice that are trying to hide our beautiful city. We want you to take that yoga class you’ve always been thinking about. We want you to go buy yourself a new spring dress and wear it – regardless of what Mother Nature is saying. We want you to smile, be adventurous and show our resilience to weather of any sort.
There will be deals, there will be prizes, there will be sun & some days, there will also be weather above the freezing point.
Check out the home page for full listing of deals and promos
How many times do you get caught in the rain without your umbrella? We thought we’d make life a little easier for you by deploying a stock of umbrellas all over town for you to borrow should you need one.
We think it’s just a nice bit of common courtesy – and we’re relying on your common courtesy to bring them back.
So, look for these lovely umbrellas all over town – if you see one, smile and wish the person a good day. If you need one, grab one – just remember to bring it back
You can find these umbrellas at:
Biscuit General Store – 1661 Argyle
Brooklyn Warehouse – 2795 Windsor
Credit Union Atlantic – 5670 Spring Garden
Downtown Halifax Business Commission – 1546 Barrington
Duly Noted – 1459 Brenton
Halifax City Hall – Parade Square
Halifax Seed – 5860 Kane St.
le Bistro by Liz – 1333 South Park St.
Lost Cod Clothing – Queen’s Landing
Ocean Optometry – 5240 Blowers St.
Spring Garden Area Business Association -610-5670 Spring Garden Rd.
Sugah! – 1479 Lr. Water St.
Uncommon Grounds – 1237 Barrington St.
Uncommon Grounds – 1030 South Park St.
Uncommon Grounds – Public Gardens
Waterfront Development – 1751 Lr. Water St.
If you simply can’t live without owning one of these beauties, well you can simply buy one at Uncommon Grounds, 1030 South Park St., or at Lost Cod Clothing – no need to “borrow” one forever.
OK- time to get your notebook out and start planning! This Saturday’s lineup is looking pretty awesome – just take a look here to see what’s up.
If you’re a visual kind of person, then this handy dandy map put together by Halifax ReTales is just what you need.
Above all though, all you really need to know is that Saturday October 4 is a day to park the car, grab some friends and head out to Eat, Shop & Enjoy your way through all the best unique independent businesses that make Halifax awesome. We all work hard everyday to bring you a great experience, but this weekend we’re working even harder to show you what we’re made of.
Be sure to share your finds on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, #CityHarvest – and show everyone how awesome Halifax can be.
If the lineup is too long for food, head into a neighbouring shop.
Sold out of a special? Why not sit down and enjoy something off the regular menu.
Have a bounty of meat & produce from the market? Invite that new neighbour over for a dinner party and crack open some NS craft beer or fabulous NS wines.
Always rushed to do your Christmas shopping? Get a jump on it now with some great deals and while every size & colour is still in stock!
It’s a wonderful time of year in Halifax, come on out & enjoy it with us.
Oct 1st, 2014
“I SMELL BURNT TOAST” — HALIFAX ARTIST CHOSEN TO INTERPRET ICONIC CANADIAN HERITAGE MINUTES
Halifax, NS – Do you want those baskets back? Love Heritage Minutes? Visit ARGYLE FINE ART this weekend and you will find 11 of Canada’s most iconic historical TV-vignettes (plus 2 newer Minutes) interpreted through the creative mind of Halifax-based artist Christopher Hemsworth as commemorative posters.
First released in 1991, Historica Canada’s HERITAGE MINUTES have since become one of the most recognizable and valuable cultural creations for Canada, both historically and in popular culture.
Hemsworth was commissioned to interpret 13 of the Minutes, after his illustrated interpretation of the Halifax Explosion Minute went viral via social media. The selected artwork includes the top 11 Minutes as voted on by Canadians in a nationwide survey conducted by Historica Canada, plus two newer Minutes.
“It is very rewarding to be a part of the Heritage Minutes. They are more than commercials, they are our history, and it’s amazing to see that nostalgia come back through the artwork.”
— Christopher Hemsworth, Artist
All 13 posters will be displayed at Argyle Fine Art on October 4th during I LOVE LOCAL Halifax – CITY HARVEST and with the option to purchase copies signed by the artist.
“We cannot properly know and understand our stories, our history and each other unless we can connect with each other. This is the necessary starting point for everything else.”
— Anthony Wilson-Smith, President, Historica Canada.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4TH, 2014 at ARGYLE FINE ART, 12:30pm – 3:30pm, as part of I LOVE LOCAL’s “CITY HARVEST”, in HALIFAX | 1559 BARRINGTON ST, HALIFAX, NS
ABOUT HISTORICA CANADA:
Historica Canada is the largest independent organization dedicated to history and citizenship in Canada. Its mandate is to build active and informed citizens through a greater knowledge and appreciation of the history, heritage and stories of Canada.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Christopher Hemsworth is a Halifax-based design consultant, graphic/web designer, artist and illustrator. His work has been shared by millions on social media and featured in WiRED Magazine, The Huffington Post, and Reddit, among others. His popular webcomic Dear Inner Demons can be viewed at www.dearinnerdemons.com and some of his other work can be seen via www.christopherhemsworth.com.
ABOUT ARGYLE FINE ART:
One of Halifax’s most progressive galleries, Argyle Fine Art represents a unique variety of contemporary art by established and emerging Canadian artists. Selection includes painting, drawing, limited edition prints, fibre, sculpture and photography.