Join us for KANA’TA: Canada Day 2022 celebrations on Friday, July 1, 2022. This new, re-envisioned format for Canada Day offers a variety of new and refreshed cultural, musical, and family-oriented events to enjoy.

Developed in close collaboration with Indigenous communities, KANA’TA: Canada Day 2022 offers programming that honours the traditions of the Mi’kmaw Nation and celebrates pan-Indigenous communities that call the municipality home.

KANA’TA: Canada Day 2022 programming will include Mawio’mi on the Commons, the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo Canada Day Parade, a Dartmouth Summer Sunshine Series free concert, and a KANA’TA x Grand Oasis Festival free concert – featuring co-headliners Neon Dreams and Crown Lands, supported by Drives The Common Man, DeeDee Austin, and Eastern Eagle. The KANA’TA x Grand Oasis Festival concert event will be hosted by Garratt Gloade, and free passes are available at

KANA’TA: Canada Day 2022 will also offer three separate, community-based fireworks and pyrotechnics shows in Halifax, Dartmouth, and Bedford. See the schedule below for details. The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 and the Halifax Citadel National Historic site will be offering free admission on Friday, July 1. Halifax Transit will be offering free transit service on Friday, July 1, as part of the municipality’s Free Fares Fridays & Free Sail Saturdays program.

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Royal NS International Tattoo - Canada Day Parade

Jul 1, 2022 10:00 AM

Downtown Halifax


West on Duke St to Brunswick St. South on Brunswick St to Spring Garden Rd. West on Spring Garden Rd to South Park St. North on South Park St to Sackville St. East on Sackville St to Brunswick St. North on Brunswick St, dispersing at Scotiabank Centre

The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo Canada Day Parade is back for 2022 after a three-year hiatus! Start your day by lining the streets with friends and family as you witness more than 25 groups and floats from all over the world. This event is always packed with entertainment and artists to wow the whole community.


Jul 1, 2022 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Halifax Commons Directly next to the Oval
5816 Cogswell St, Halifax, NS B3H 2Z4

A Cultural Village will be created in the middle of the Halifax Commons for families to enjoy music, crafts, games, authentic indigenous cuisine, and more. The term Indigenous peoples (or Aboriginal peoples) refers to First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples.

Come on down and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of a Pow Wow. You’ll have a chance to eat L’nu Tacos, build miniature teepees, hear stories from our Elders, and listen to some great live music from DeeDee Austin, Blue Marshall band and even Inuit Throat Singers! The Emera Oval will be open for free skates and other games planned for children. More details to come!

The 6th Annual Drumming Celebration

Jul 1, 2022 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Dartmouth Ferry Terminal Park
88 Alderney Dr, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 0B4

Enjoy this family event with hands-on activities from Parks Canada, including multiple live performances and a chance to join in on a MASSIVE drum circle! With the support of Canada Day Drumming National Committee, Canada Day Drumming Halifax (CDD Halifax) has successfully organized this annual event since 2017 to celebrate with our local immigrant communities. During the pandemic, the Canada Day Drumming event was held online to say thank you to our frontline health care workers. We have also broken the Guinness World Record of simultaneous drumming with 148 Canadian cities and 26 international cities in 13 countries!

In 2022, we’re excited to announce that the in-person celebration is back! With support from the Halifax Regional Municipality, we are bringing this in-person multi-cultural drumming celebration to Dartmouth Ferry Terminal Park on July 1st, 2022.

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Joyce Liu

KANA’TA 2022 MAIN EVENT CONCERT w/ Crown Lands Neon Dreams + Fireworks Finale

Jul 1, 2022 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Grand Parade, Grand Oasis Stage

Join our co headliners Crown Lands and Neon Dreams (2020 and 2021 Juno winners for Breakthrough Band of the Year). Our main stage concert will be high energy from start to finish! As we go live across the country to showcase Halifax during a National broadcast we ask all attending to prepare for a great night of live entertainment.

6:00 PM - Opening
7:15 PM – Drives The Common Man
8:00 PM – Neon Dreams
9:15 PM – Crown Lands



Note Passes are only valid before 7:30 PM – Then venue is open until capacity is reached.

Dartmouth Summer Sunshine Series

Jul 1, 2022 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Dartmouth Ferry Terminal Park
88 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth

Join the African Nova Scotian Music Association live at Dartmouth Ferry Terminal Park for a display of incredible emerging and established artists including our headliner and Juno Nominee JRDN aka Jordan Croucher!

Don’t miss the pyrotechnic display finale! Please Note: This is not a Harbour fireworks show. It will be a Pyrotechnic Display finale for our headliner at the end of the show. The Main event fireworks display is part of the KANA'TA 2022 Main Stage show in Grand Parade. Also DeWolfe Park will have a large scale fireworks show.

ANSMA Canada Day Artist lineup:

6:10 p.m. – ANSMA House Band
6:15 p.m. – Dubey Downey
6:50 p.m. – Asia
7:30 p.m. – Cory Adams
8:10 p.m. – Cyndi Cain
8:45 p.m. – JRDN (Jordan Croucher)
9:45 p.m. – Canada Day Pyrotechnics Display in the Park!

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

Jul 1, 2022 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
5425 Sackville Street

Parks Canada will open its doors for free on July 1.

Pier 21 Events

Jul 1, 2022 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Pier 21
1055 Marginal Road


The theme for this year’s Canada Day programming is HOPE. We come together to contemplate our past, celebrate our present, and imagine our future. The focus is on us, as the people who live on the land we now call Canada: Who we were, who we are now, and who we can become, together. Canada is a complex country with colonialist roots that continue to impact our present. We must meaningfully confront racism in order to move forward. At the same time, our home is a place of relative freedom and peace that consistently serves as a safe haven for those imperiled and a land of possibility for those searching for a new beginning. This year, the Canadian Museum of Immigration invites you to take the opportunity to consider the past and its effect on the present, to join in a celebration of our present commitment to multiculturalism, and to imagine a future of security and happiness for all those calling Canada home.


  • Canada
  • Nova Scotia
  • HRM
  • Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission
  • Discover Halifax
  • Canadian Heritage
  • Parks Canada
  • Pepsi
  • C100
  • Virgin Radio