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Happening on Saturday October 21, 2017 this event is a highlight of the fall schedule and just so happens to coincide with the final day of the Halifax Pop Explosion!
EAT what's new, fresh and in-season from some of Halifax's best restaurants and chefs
SHOP the latest fashions of the season, the new home items or maybe get a jump on Christmas shopping at the dozens of great independent shops and boutiques
ENJOY -Whether it's a walk in the Gardens with a coffee, exploring a neighbourhood for the first time, or just being out with friends & family - we want you to enjoy yourself.
11 Street Boutique Hennessey St. 15% off regular priced items and BOGO 50% off already reduced items.
A.L. Mattatall Funeral HomePortland St., DartmouthOpen house 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Refreshments and a door prize
Amos PewterHalifax WaterfrontReceive 25% off earrings with the purchase of our hand crafted jewelry designs. Hand Finish your own Canada 150 Coin. Beverages and treats will be served.
Argyle Fine ArtBarrington St.SEE& LEARN Explore the latest insect gouache paintings by Miyoshi Kondo and try your hand at painting with gouache too! Don't miss our haunted entomologist lab in our lower gallery with miniature bugs made from paper and found materials by Damien Webb and watercolours by Michelle St-Onge

EXPERIENCE new natural body products by TheraPotions of Musquoidoboit Harbour who will be set up at the gallery from NOON- 2pm with samples and products for sale which make great stocking stuffers. Learn all about how to be more healthy with the help of bees and more!

TASTE delicious insect cookies by TART AND SOUL bakery

PUMPKIN CARVING : Drop by and watch pumpkins get all carved up for Halloween by Four Local artists. Bid on them with all the proceeds going to Adsum House!
Atlantic NewsQueen St.10% off all cards
Attica Home FurnishingsRobie St. save 20% store-wide on in-stock, regularly priced items + more specials
Biscuit General StoreArgyle St.20% OFF storewide! Plus hot apple cider & treats! 10:30 - 6:00
Bishop's CellarBishop's LandingFree tastings, local pairings and sneak peek of the harvest here in Nova Scotia.
Brilliant ClothingBirmingham St.Tax Free Shopping
Cleve's Source for SportsSpring Garden Rd.Cleve’s 70th Anniversary Sale, and every customer can “Spin to Win” great prizes!
Cool as A MooseHalifax Seaport & Historic PropertiesTax Free Shopping All Day
Dartmouth YarnsPortland St., DartmouthCity Yarn Harvest with 20% off all Cascade yarn and harvest & Halloween themed items
Discovery CentreHalifax Waterfront
Downtown Halifax Business CommissionBarrington St.11:00am-3:00pm Popcorn

11:00am-2:00pm Face painting & Balloon artist

11:00am-2:00pm I Belong Downtown pop-up on Argyle Street (between Prince and Sackville).
Duly NotedDoyle St.Hot chocolate, Free locally designed 8x10 print. All Canadian made product.
Garrison BrewingHalifax SeaportAsado Wood Fired Grill will take over the Garrison patio with their 2500 lbs of BBQ Awesomeness along with Garrison craft brews!
Hali KidsSouth Park St.20% off Canadian made/local goods and 15% off everything else
Harvest Moon FestivalHistoric PropertiesThe Great Pumpkin Patch
The Great Pumpkin Patch will take over the Historic Properties Mall from October 19 - 22. Students from NSCAD and NSCC will create intricately carved pumpkins and compete for a $1000 grand prize.
Hazelnut & RoseQueen St., DartmouthTAX FREE shopping all day
Heartwood RestaurantQuinpool Rd.$10 Backdoor Takeout Heartwood Bowls. $5 Harvest Veggie Stew
High Seas Taffy & TeesHalifax Waterfront25% store wide
Humble PieKing St., DartmouthTurkey Dinner pies + Propeller Brewing sampling Pumpkin Ale at the shop 12-4
Indochine Banh MiSouth Park St.Kimchi Arancini (Rice Balls) with gochujang sauce $4
Warm Asian Spiced Cider $2
Inkwell Modern Handmade Boutique & Letterpress StudioBrunswick St.Lucky Leaf Special! Get 5-50% off your purchase (regular price items). Draw a leaf to reveal your discount!
Kept Gift & HousewaresKing St., Dartmouthraffle to win a fabulous gall gift basket, plus Honey & Butter will be in the shop selling autumn-themed treats
Krave BurgerSpring Garden Rd.Donair Tostada
le French FixPrince St.Cappuccino with Mini pain au chocolate 3.75$tx in.
Lost Cod Clothing Co.Halifax Waterfront25% off store wide
Made in the Maritimes Artisan BoutiqueHydrostone MarketTAX FREE storewide and chocolate samples by Petite Patrie Chocolate (11-2pm)
Obladee Wine BarBarrington St.Live Celtic Music + Glass of Local Wine + Paired Cheese $10!
Ocean OptometryBlowers St.purchase new eyeglasses and receive a $25 gift card for World Tea House.
Ohealthy MarketPortland St., DartmouthSweet potato thai soup, take-out 12-2 $4.00
P'lovers General StoreQueen St., DartmouthTax Free Shopping All Day
Picnic at DartPortland St., DartmouthHouse-made ham with roasted squash and pumpkin, carmelized potato rosti and pickled corn for $5.
Primal KitchenBrenton St.South African Cape Malay Curry and Sticky Rice $8
Room 152Portland St., DartmouthTax Free Shopping
Rousseau ChocolatierHollis St.Famous CHOCOLATE MOUSSE samples and $5 take-home portions. Available all day 10-6 pm or until sold out!
Rum Runners Rum Cake FactoryBishop's Landing20% off clothing and glassware
Sattva BoutiqueAgricola St.Tax Free store wide!
Meet the Maker and extended collection by Maggie Jayne. Meet the Maker 1-3pm, extended collection all weekend!
Sawadee Tea HouseGranville St.25g Green, Black or Rooibos for $5
Schnitzel BistroKing St, DartmouthChocolate Mousse dessert for $3 all day
Shelter Nova Scotia
Spirit SpaHollis St.Eminence Organics on 20% off for the day.
Harvest Facial Allow 60 min $89
Spirit’s version of a pumpkin spice treat - featuring the best for your skin. This organic facial features hydration and nourishment from cranberry, pear, pomegranate and a super exfoliating pumpkin and yam peel. A fall favourite back by popular demand.
Steve-O-Reno’s CafeBrunswick St.Cappuccino served in a chocolate dipped waffle cone $5
Stone PizzaAlderney Dr., DartmouthApple Pie pizza and Koko Mod Floral Design will be in the shop selling fall wreaths
Stubborn Goat GastropubGrafton St.Pit smoked, dry rub chicken wings
Sugah!Bishop's Landing$2 Hand Paddled Ice Cream
Chocolate & Fudge Sampling
Sugah! Public Gardens$2 Hand Paddled Ice Cream
The Independent Mercantile Co.Gottingen St.20% OFF storewide! Free DIY macrame plant hanger tutorials led by @meemmami 11:30 - 3:30
the Old ApothecaryBarrington St.
Therapeutic Approach Yoga StudioQuinpool Rd.20% off sale on 5 yoga classes. $64 tax included. (Normally $80 tax included).
Offer available online or when attending a regularly scheduled class
Trainyard General Store Portland St., DartmouthFree Community Love Letters Drop-In. 12-4pm.
Uncommon Grounds Public GardensFall Spiced Lattes $2.50
Uncommon Grounds South Park St.Fall Spiced Lattes $2.50
Black Bean Burritos $5.00
Uncommon GroundsBarrington St.Fall Spiced Lattes $2.50
Waterfront DevelopmentWaterfront Parking LotsFree Parking at Waterfront Development owned lots
Wildflower ClothingDoyle St.20% off everything in store - snacks and refreshments to be served
Woozles BookstoreBirmingham St.Plant a Seed, Raise a Reader: book giveaways; Brown Bag Books: a "Booksgiving" feast of specially priced surprise offerings
World Tea HouseArgyle St.$2 teas on our fall collection.
Halifax Henna will be doing $10 Henna (skin art) designs from 2-6

I Love Local (HFX) is a group of Community minded independent businesses that are committed to supporting and strengthening our Community and to making Halifax an exciting and vibrant place to shop, eat and live.

Our members employ 100’s of Haligonians, support 100’s of charities and community groups and add incredible depth to the tapestry that is Halifax.

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