Canada Day FAQ

WHERE IS THE MAIN CONCERT HELD?
This year the Canada Day Concert will be held at Alderney Landing Waterfront Events Plaza, Dartmouth. Address is 2 Ochterloney St, Dartmouth NS B2Y 3Z3.

WHERE IS THE MAIN FAMILY EVENT HELD?
The Emera Oval, 5775 Cogswell Street, Halifax, 12pm – 4pm

BEST VIEW OF THE SKYHAWKS PARACHUTE STUNT TEAM?
We suggest arriving at the Emera Oval before 1130 am. The ball diamond they will land in will be barricaded for safety. Anywhere outside of these barricades will be an incredible view, just LOOK UP! Once they jump out of the plane you won’t be able to miss them. Once they land you will get a chance to meet the Skyhawks.

DO I NEED TICKETS TO THE MAIN CONERT?
The is a FREE all-ages event so tickets are not needed, all you have to do is show up! If you want to enter the 19+ Molson Beer Garden there is a $5 entrance fee that goes towards the cost of tents, fencing, additional washrooms in the separate space and the staff required for this service.

WHERE CAN I FIND A PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE FOR THE CONCERT?
A schedule of performances will be available on this website and our Facebook event page closer to the event date. Follow us on our social media at ‘HFX Civic Events’ to get the schedule first!

WHERE CAN I VIEW THE FIREWORKS?
The fireworks can be seen from many places in Halifax and Dartmouth but the best view will be from the event space at Alderley Landing. If you are not interested in entering the concert event space we will have a dedicated firework viewing zone along the Dartmouth Waterfront at Ferry Terminal Park. On the Halifax side the waterfront near Purdys Wharf and Casino NS would be the best location.

WHAT IS THE FIREWORKS CANCELLATION POLICY
Link to fireworks cancellation policy - https://www.halifax.ca/sites/default/files/documents/recreation/2019%20-Canada%20Day%20Fireworks%20Policy.pdf

ARE BAG CHECKS IN EFFECT AT THE MAIN CONCERT?
Yes, bag checks will be in effect. If you plan on attending the concert section of the event we are asking attendees to leave bags at home unless necessary. We will have dedicated lines for those who don’t have bags. Expect waiting times to enter the site if you bring a bag

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Show your Canadian pride and wear your red and white! We ask people to be prepared for the weather as this is an outdoor event and to dress for the occasion. This includes wearing a hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses to avoid heat related illness. We also recommend wearing closed toe shoes.

IS THE CONCERT SITE ACCESSIBLE?
Most of the Alderney Landing concert venue is easily accessible by wheelchair, with accessible viewing points set up for the Canada Day Concert. Have questions or concerns? Let us know how we can accommodate you at comerbi@halifax.ca

WHERE DO I GO IF I NEED MEDICAL ATTENTION?
If you are not feeling yourself, please visit our medical tent or talk to one of our roaming medical teams. They are here to help, no matter what the issue is. Security, police and event staff are on site to guide you as well. The Medical tent will be well lit and accessible at the main entrance tent.

IS THE CANADA DAY CONCERT ALL AGES?
Yes, the Canada Day Concert is an all ages event with a licensed 19+ zone (I.D. Required). If you are under 16 years old we recommend a parent or legal guardian attend with you.

TRANSPORTATION
Plan your trip to and from the Alderney Landing. There are numerous transportation options available including a FREE Ferry Service provided by Halifax Transit on July 1st. For more information visit HRMCanadaDay.ca

Bus shuttles will also be available at the end of the concert located at the exit of the concert on Alderney Street.

WHERE DO I PARK?
Parking will be extremely limited around the Alderney Landing concert venue on July 1st. We recommend finding alternate transportation such as the free ferry provided by Halifax Transit.

For the Family event at the Emera Oval. Reminder that Cogswell street is closed for Festival activities. However, there is still free parking all over downtown on Canada Day in public locations.

CAN I BRING MY DOG?
Due to the expected turnout, loud music and fireworks, only certified service dogs are recommended at the Canada Day concert. Feel free to bring your furry friend (on-leash) to the Family Fun Fest on the Halifax Common 11-4pm, but pets will not be permitted on-site during the Alderney Landing concert.

ARE FOOD/BEVERAGES AVAILABLE ON SITE?
Yes! Food trucks will be on-site so you can enjoy a variety of food and some special Canada themed items curated just for July 1st. Water stations will be available as well as bottled water for sale at vending areas. 19+ zone will also feature food and water options.

ARE THERE ATM’S ON THE CONCERT GROUNDS?
Yes, there will be ATMs on-site for the Canada Day Concert.

CAN I BRING WATER?
You may bring an empty water bottle with you on site at the Emera Oval. Feel free to fill up and stay hydrated by using the FREE water station inside the Emera Oval Pavillion.

CAN I BRING MY CAMERA?
Concert attendees are welcome to take photos for non-commercial use. It is important that you respect other audience members when doing so. Flash is not permitted.

LOST AND FOUND
You can bring any lost items to the First Aid Tent. Also if you have lost an item email comerbi@halifax.ca and we will have a list of items submitted July 2.




 
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