Without a doubt, one of the other staples of any St. Johns’ summer is the annual Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival. It typically follows on the heels of the George Street Festival, but it couldn’t be more different, including what people wear.
One of the city’s most hotly anticipated weeks is here. The ticket booths are setup. The stage is dusted off. The speed bars are gearing up. Over 50,000 people will party on the “biggest little street in North America” for 7 straight days. It’s George Street Festival time.
“I’m an Islander. I am an Islander. I’m an Islander. I am an Islander.” Not 90 seconds into the show and I was already wiping my eyes and choking back tears. I wasn’t sad though. Instead it was pride leaking out of my eyes. I was home in the middle of Manhattan.
Halifax is a special place to visit. Whether you’re into history, boats, music, or getting outdoors, there’s always something for you to do in in this Canadian Maritime city of 400,000. It’s come a long way from it’s time as a hub on the Atlantic trading route and is now a must-visit stop on any good Eastern Canadian trip. So what do I think are the best things to do in Halifax?