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A full day of Canada Day

Unsure what to do for the nation’s birthday? We’ve got your whole day planned for you, just go with it.

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Enjoy our nation's 146th birthday by doing as much as possible for free. Start this Canada Day off early (8am) with a pancake breakfast on both sides of the bridge (Grand Parade and Alderney Landing) then make your way to Canada's Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 at 9:30am to check out all of the exhibits and a multicultural fair. At 10:30am, head outside to enjoy the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo parade.  Right after the parade you can make the trek up Citadel Hill for the noon gun firing, cake and live music from the tattoo choir and the Royal Canadian Navy's Stadacona band. If you have kids there will be bouncy castles, obstacle courses, laser tag and more at the Halifax Common. At 2pm, the concerts begin: Heather Green plays at the Public Gardens while Modern Grass plays at Sullivan's Pond. End your day with the annual show and fireworks at Alderney Landing starting at 5pm. This year artists include Paper Lions, Gloryhound, The Elwins and Tokyo Police Club. Don't worry if you don't live on the Dartmouth side, ferry service extends until 1am. --Kayleigh Robinson

Monday, July 1, various locations, 8am-12am

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