Open City is ONE WEEK AWAY!

Here’s hoping next Saturday’s weather is as sweet as today! Saturday May 10 is Open City and boy do we have a lot planned. Take a look below and plan your super awesome Halifax day accordingly.

BusinessLocationSpecial Offering
2 Doors DownBarrington St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT
Italian Meatball Hero Sandwich $5
108 YogaBrewery Market$5 Yoga Classes (tax incl, cash only)
8:45am, 11am, 3pm
Abode BoutiqueDoyle St.10% off all furniture; 15% off everything else in the shop. 11am to 5 pm
Ace Burger at Bearly's Barrington StBACK DOOR TAKEOUT:
10am-2pm, $5 Brunch Burger.
2pm-10pm, $5 Jughead Burger
Ace Burger at Gus'Gottingen St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT:
10am-2pm, $5 Brunch Burger.
2pm-10pm, $5 Jughead Burger
Agricola St. BrasserieAgricola St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT
Grilled Fish Tacos
Alliance Française Halifax-DartmouthHydrostone -
Young St.
Brioche/Story/Prize Draw
Alteregos CafeGottingen St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT:
$5 Buddha Box, 12-4pm
$2 Cappuccino
Amos PewterQueen's Landing
Lr. Water St.
Hands on Artisan Demonstrations
Free Lemonade & Cookies
Argyle Bar & GrillArgyle St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT:
$6 Spit Fired Whole NS Spring Lamb with tzatziki on pita12-3pm
Argyle Fine ArtBarrington St.Meet Nancy Rose & her SQUIRRELS 12-2pm
1:30-3:30pm Opening Reception for BLOOM: New works by Twila Robar DeCoste & NSCAD ceramic Student Works.
Live Arrangements by The Ikebana Shop.
Artists will be on hand to meet everyone and refreshments for all.
Art 1274 Hollis GalleryHollis St.Have your Cake and Eat it Too. Mother's Day tribute with refreshments and 10% off.
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Hollis St.Free Admission
Art Hop- by Youth Art ConnectionVarious Open house/activities/prizes at 8+ youth arts organizations
Details Here
Art Sales & Rental ShopHollis St.Annual Halifax Art Map Exhibition featuring artist demos from 10-5
Atlantic NewsQueen St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT:
Old School Donuts food truck at Atlantic News, 1-6pm. 10% off with receipt of purchase from Atlantic News
Atlantic Rhododendron & Horticultural SocietyLe Marchant St. Thomas SchoolAnnual Plant Sale, 1:00-3:30
AtticaBarrington St.Tax free shopping all day
Auction House Public HouseArgyle St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT:
Brunch Sandwich 12pm-3pm
Berserker Lion Music CollectivePlan B - Gottingen St.Live Art & Music, 6-10pm
Biscuit General StoreArgyle St.Post & Tag any item from Biscuit on social media/ Get 20% Off that item! Free treats & goodies in store.
Pop-up Sailor Bups Barbershop - in front of Biscuit - Free beard or moustache trim, or neck clean-up!
12 - 5
Pop-up Braid Shop at Biscuit! French, Fishtail or super-elaborate braids. $5 - $10
Bishop's CellarBishop's Landing,
Lr. Water St.
Free samples from L'Acadie Wines and Benjamin Bridge.
Lion & Bright Pop-Up!
Bishop's LandingLr. Water St.Live Music, the Chess Club 12-3pm in the Piazza
Bistro le CoqArgyle St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT
$8 Duck Confit Sandwich on Brioche with Truffle Aoli
Bogside GalleryHydrostone -
Young St.
Sidewalk Pottery Making 10-4
Boneheads BBQBarrington St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT
Canvas Resto LoungeCambridge Suites, Brunswick St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT
$7 Gnocchi with Tomato Basil & Lemon Ricotta 12-4 and 5-10
Gnocchi Demo at 1 & 3
Nova 7 by the Glass $9
Caroline's Bakery & PatisserieAlderney Dr. Dartmouth10-5 Giant Cinnamon Rolls & Coffee or Cider $2.50
7:00-11:00 $4 Coffee & Cheesecake by candlelight
Cellar Wine Bar & GrillBrenton Pl.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT
$5 Veggie Burger Sliders & Pork Satay Skewers
Chives BistroBarrington St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuit Pulled Pork w Chorizo Bourbon BBQ Sauce and Coleslaw $5
CyclesmithQuinpool Rd.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT:
Cheese Gypsy Food Truck.
Meadowbrook Farms.
Propeller Soda.
Coupons for in-store purchases.
Dee DeesCornwallis St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT
Veggie Burgers & Fresh Squeezed Lemonade
Ice Cream Sundaes
Deep Water ChurchNorth St. Church- North & FullerOpen House 2-4pm
Live music, children's activities, BBQ
Discovery CentreBarrington StTax Free Shopping from 12:00-5:00pm
Downtown Dartmouth Business CommissionAlderney Mkt to Portland St.Free Double Decker Bus Shuttle
& Free shopping Bags 10-1:30
Downtown HalifaxParade Square Concert Series11:00am - Quiet Parade
12:15 - Magnolia
1:30 Chris Martin Trio
2:45 Jenny MacDonald
Concert Details
DragonHistoric Brewery MarketBACK DOOR TAKEOUT:
D's Back Door Pad Thai $10.50 7:30-1:00
Duly NotedBrenton St.Free LIVE LIFE LOUD print by Lisa Davie to first 50 customers.
Free Cookies by Cookie Cravings
EDNA RestaurantGottingen St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: Noon-8pm
$10 General Tso Grilled Octopus, w/ pineapple, peanuts, scallions, tempura & sticky rice.
$2 Pulled Jackfruit Sliders
$4 Cold Pressed Juices
Fair Trade BazaarVictoria ParkPop-Up Yurt in Victoria Park
Field GuideGottingen St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT
$5 Donair Steam Bun
$2 Spring Sodas
Fireworks GalleryBarrington St.Free pearl ncklace to first 20 customers purchasing from our jewellery showcase
Flip BurgerArgyle St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT:
$7 Pork Belly Burger
Foggy GoggleArgyle St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT
$5 Giant Foggy Spud stuffed with bacon, corn, red onion & cheese
$5 Propeller Pints
Garrison BrewingHalifax SeaportBrass Monkeys
Geddes FurnitureAgricola St.Tax free shopping
Getaway Meat MongersPop-Up at Garrison Brewing, Halifax SeaportBACK DOOR TAKEOUT:
Philly Cheese Steak
3pm Chicken Butchery & Cooking Demo with the Local Traveller at the Market
Grace United ChurchOchterloney St.Cookie Jam 1-4pmCookie Jam Details
Hair FactoryBishops Landing$5 braids, curls, bang trims and hair flairs. 1-4:30
Hair I AmSullivan St.Free bang trims & refreshments 10-4.
JOICO samples
Hali KidsSouth Park - Trillium ShopsHula Hooping Demo 1:00
Sidewalk chalk & bubbles
15% off outdoor toys & summer gear
Halifax Free Walking ToursVarious10AM Tour details
2PM Tour Details
Halifax Jazz FestBoardwalk by Sugah! at Bishop's LandingPop-Up Photo Booth 10-1pm
Halifax MakerspaceHalifax SeaportOpen House - Learn about 3D printing, robots, electronics, and making stuff. 9am - Noon
Halifax PressBishop's Landing, Lr. Water St.Food Truck at the Piazza at Bishop's Landing
Halifax SeedKane St.Come pot up a pansy for Mom! Bring the kids to the garden centre to plant up the perfect Mother’s Day Gift
Hamachi Kita Hydrostone
Young St.
$10 18 pc Assorted Maki
$10 Pad Thai
Heartwood RestaurantQuinpool Rd.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT:
$10 Heartwood Bowls Noon - 8pm
Highland Drive StorehouseKaye St.
Hydrostone Area
Burgers & Sausages Starting at 11:00am
Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies
Hiltz Shoe Repair
Humani-TeaHydrostone Gelato, 2 for $4,
Humani-TeaTrillium Shops, South ParkGelato, 2 for $4,
Humble Burdock FarmsHistoric Brewery MarketFarm Grown flower bouquets for Mother's Day
& samples of dehydrated Apple Chips
I Heart BikesSands At Salter - Lr. Water St.Emma Fitzgerald Designed Mugs & Tees, Halifax by Bike. Meet the artist 10-4
Indochine South Park St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT
Mini Banh Mi & Bubble Tea Smoothies
Inkwell Modern Handmade Boutique & LetterpressMarket St.10% off made in NS products.
Prize Draw in store
Java BlendNorth St.$2 Espresso based drinks
Coffee Cupping & Roastery demo at 2pm
Java BlendHalifax Seaport Market$2 espresso based drinks
Je T'aime Eco Artistic Family Space and CafeHydrostone
Gottingen St.
Free Coffee when you bring a travel mug
Jennifer's of Nova ScotiaSpring Garden Rd.Pick a flower, win a prize with any purchase over $10. All day.
Jovial Design Jewellery
ReHeat Clothing
Sugar Soul Studio
LaVilla Gallery Agricola St.Pop-Up Shop 10-4
Just Us! King's Wharf, DartmouthSneak Peak at their new Reserve Line Coffee, free samples.
Just Us!Spring Garden Rd.Sneak Peak at their new Reserve Line Coffee, free samples.
Kept Gift & HousewaresPortland St. DartmouthChelsea Lee Flowers Pop-Up Shop
Mother's Day Card Making Station
La Frasca Cibi & ViniSpring Garden Rd.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT:
Lawry’s charcoal grilled homemade Italian
sausage on focaccia bun with radicchio relish $5
Liquid GoldHydrostoneOlive Oil snack tastings and frozen yogourt with Oils & Vinegars
Little BlissSullivan St.Complimentary Eyebrow Shaping 10-3
Little MysteriesBarrington St.Free CD with any purchase
LK YarnsHydrostone - Young St.Trunk Show of garments and patterns by local designer Ilga Leja
Local Tasting ToursPrince George HotelHFX NORTH: Craft Beer & Food Tour. $20 starting at 1:30 (2 hour tour)
Lost Cod Clothing Co.Queen's Landing BoardwalkAll clothing 20% off.
I Love Local HFX tees, just $10
Made with LocalHalifax SeaportAll Bars $2
Come check out their new packaging!
Maritime Museum of the AtlanticLr. Water St.FREE ADMISSION
HIMWA Art Mural 1-4pm
Free Wooden replicas of CSS Acadia 2-4
Halifax Art Boat Open House 12-4
Morris EastMorris St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT:
$3 Wood Fired Brown Sugar & Chilli Potato Chips Noon-4
Cocktail Happy Hour 4-7pm
Mother's PizzaYoung St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT
$1 Soft Serve Ice Cream Cones starting at 11:30am
Museum of Natural HistorySummer St.Free Admission.
"Join us for Lunch With… Nova Scotia Wild Life at 10am"
"One day Gully Presentation by Bedford Institute of Oceanography 10am-4pm"
"Annual African violet show and sale 1-4pm"
"Regular Gus Walk at 3pm"
Nomad GourmetHalifax Seaport MarketBACK DOOR TAKEOUT $5 Chicken &.Waffles 7-3pm
Norberts Good FoodHalifax Seaport Market$3 Kale Smoothies 7-4
Outdoor BBQ with live music from 7-10pm
North Brewing Company Agricola St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT
Food Wolf in the parking lot.
$2 off growler fills
$1 off 750ml fills
NSCAD Artist for a Day
Nurtured Products for ParentingRobie St.Tegu Block Play Zone
Eco-friendly face painting 1-3
Find the hidden gift certificates in store!
Obladee, A Wine BarBarrington St.Live Blues/Swing, $10 Wine & Cheese Duo from 4-7
Ocean OptometryBlowers St.Paul Robinson Pop-Up Art Exhibition
One Block BarbershopGottingen St.Free face painting, balloons & other festivities
$10 Sour Dough Grilled Cheese with Fontina, Prosciutto & Shallot Marmalade
P'LoversShops at the Trillium
South Park St.
Pop Up Honey Bee Eco Bridal Boutique.
1 on 1 eco gift registry appointments
-vintage wedding and formal wear for sale
-antique prop rental consults and demos
-samples of local alternative catering options
$5 Blackened Salmon on Fusion Mediterranean Salad
Power Promotions
Dartmouth Clothing Co.
Portland St.Dartmouth Clothing Pop-Up
Pro SkatesQuinpool Rd.Anchored Coffee Pop-Up
Surf/Skate Swap
Live Music
Radio 96.5Salter Block - Halifax Watefront11-2pm
Get the "Secret Code" on air and come down to claim some sweet prizes.
Ratinaud French CuisineGottingen St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT
The Pâté Campagne Sandwich. Country pâté with in-house pickles, micro greens and dijon mustard. 9-6
Remedy SpaGranville St.Make-up demo at 11am, free gift for first 25 people.
Ristorante a ManoBishop's Landing, Lr. Water St.Cone of handmade ice cream - chocolate hazelnut crunch with Nutella swirl $3/scoop
Rousseau ChocolatierHollis St.Samples of our hand made chocolates and free artisan chocolate bar for every 25$ spent
Rum Runners Rum Cake FactoryBishop's Landing25% off all clothing & glassware
Buy 2 Get 1 Free Rum Cakes
Saege BistroSpring Garden Rd.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT:
$5 Oulton's Pork Banh Mi Burgers
Salvatores PizzaHydrostone-
Young St.
$5 Breakfast Calzones 10:30-3:00
$5 Coney Island Hero 3:00 onwards
Scotia PharmacyGottingen St.Live Performance by DJ James Reid
In-store Photo Booth
15% off Atoma products
Segway Nova ScotiaSands at Salter30 minute Waterfront Spin, $20.
Smallest Halifax Art GalleryHollis St.Free Historic Barrington Street postcards by artist Kris Webster
Open Noon-5pm
Smiling GoatBishop's Landing, Lr. Water St.$2 Double Fog City Espresso / $2 Mexican Fresh Brewed Coffee - All Day
Smiling GoatSouth Park St.$2 Double Fog City Espresso / $2 Mexican Fresh Brewed Coffee - All Day
Live Classical Guitar, 1-3pm
Staggers PubPortland St., Dartmouth$0.25 soda with any takeout meal, & coupon for next visit
Steve-O-RenosHalifax SeaportFree Coffee Tasting with North Mountain Coffee 8am
Steve-O-RenosBrunswick St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT
$5 Prosciutto, Brie & Pear Baguette Noon-4
North Mountain Coffee Tasting 1pm
Stories RestaurantMorris St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT
Vanilla Panna Cott with drunken berries
Stubborn Goat GastrPubGrafton St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT:
Goat Fest 11:30-3:30
Music & BBQ
$5 Oulton's burger with Ran-Cher acres goat paneer, Sriracha slaw & bacon fat mayo.
Sugah! Confectionery & Ice CreamBishop's Landing$2 Hand Paddled Ice Cream
Chocolate Demo at 11:00 and noon
Sugah! Confectionery & Ice Cream EmporiumPublic Gardens$2 Hand Paddled Ice Cream
Sugar ShokPortland St.Balloon Pop for Prizes
Sully's Roast BeefAgricola St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT:
$5 sliders Roast Beef, Pulled Pork & Smoked Meat
Sweet WilliamsHalifax Seaport & Historic Farmers MarketMother's Day Brunch bundle - half pound of bacon and half of sausage, $5.
The ArmsLord Nelson Hotel, South Park St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT
$10 Shepherd's Pie
The CanteenOchterloney St., DartmouthBACK DOOR TAKEOUT:

A sandwich of shaved roasted pork loin, Oulton’s double smoked bacon, bread & butter pickles, roasted tomatoes and sprouts on a housemade ciabatta.
$5 - 10:30am – 2pm
The Carrot Co-Op2063 Gottingen St.First day to buy memberships to their new Co-Op 11-3pm
The Dart GalleryPortland St.SPRUNG: New Works by Kelli Johnson
Hands on Community Art Project
The Grill at CutLr. Water St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT
$10 Lobster Poutine
The Shack Oyster BarQueen's Landing Market Lr. Water St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT:
Buck a Shuck - all Nova Scotia oysters
ThornbloomTrillium Shops - South Park St.Post and tag a picture to Twitter or Instagram of your purchase and get 20% off.
Tin Pan AlleyBishop's Landing, Lr. Water St.Food Truck at the Piazza at Bishop's Landing
Trail ShopQuinpool Rd.Live Improvised Comedy Show inside the Trail Shop from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Uncommon Grounds1030 South Park St$2 specialty coffee from 7am-noon
Vish Purgass Live Art Demo & sale from 11am-1pm
Live Performance by Jenn Miller 5:30-7:30
Uncommon Grounds1237 Barrington St. $2 specialty coffee from 7am-noon
Uncommon GroundsPublic Gardens$2 specialty coffee from 7am-noon
Gardening Q&A with local author Nicki Jabbour from 10:30 - noon
Unicorn ClothingBishop's Landing, Lr. Water St.All footwear & handbags 10% off
Urban 30 Blowdry BarBarrington St.Free coffee & treats, 10am-1pm
Noon - hair styling demo and free gifts to first 30 people
Waterfront DevelopmentLr. Water St. Parking LotsFree parking at Waterfront Development Pay & Display lots all day.
Queen's Landing Concerts: Bedford Brass Quintet 11-1
Fine Tuners, 2:00-4:30
Waterfront WarehouseLr. Water St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT
$12 Lobster Roll
Noon- 10pm
Wildflower BoutiqueClyde St.20% off all stock.
Free cupcakes & lemonade to celebrate WF's 14th Anniversary
Wish Salon & SpaOchterloney, Dartmouth$20 blow outs, gift bag for first 20 people to stop in for a salon tour/refreshments all from 11am-3pm
WoozlesBirmingham St.Sing us a song, get 10% off all day.
2:30-4:30 make your own musical instrument
World Tea HouseArgyle St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT:
$1.50 teas.
$5 speed tarot card readings
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