This year’s Bedford Days will feature some of the best entertainment
in Atlantic Canada, two fireworks shows, and tons of other activities.
Explore this website for all the exciting details. See you at the events!

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Message from Mayor Mike Savage

I am delighted to invite one and all to join in the excitement of the 39th annual Bedford Days festivities taking place throughout our community June 29th through July 3rd.

We are proud of our growing community and encourage residents and visitors to come out and join us for an incredible lineup of family-friendly events and entertainment that will ensure everyone has an awesome, fun-filled time!

I want to acknowledge, with gratitude, the commitment of the 2016 Bedford Days Planning Committee, volunteers and sponsors for making this community celebration the huge success it is. Enjoy the festivities!

Kindest regards,
Mike Savage, Mayor

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Message from Councillor Tim Outhit

Bedford Days is a much anticipated and unique opportunity for Bedford and area residents of all ages to interact and celebrate.

I congratulate the outstanding committee of Halifax Regional Municipality staff and community volunteers that make this event possible.

On behalf of Bedford and area residents, I want to thank the sponsors that support Bedford Days. This event would not be possible without their support. I am particularly excited about the program enhancements and change of venue for our popular Rouge & Blanc community celebration event, and also for the Ice Cream Social event.

I encourage you to contact the committee members or me with feedback on this year’s events, and any suggestions for next year’s event offerings.

Happy Bedford Days to all!

Councillor Tim Outhit
District 16, Bedford-Wentworth

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Bedford Days Events

Bedford Days 2016 will take place from Wednesday, June 29th to Sunday, July 3rd.

Lions Club Seniors’ Dinner & Bingo*

Wednesday, June 29
Bedford Lions Den
6pm-9pm
FREE

Ticket reservation will start June 22. Check back for the contact information.

* These events are organized by local individuals and organizations to encourage recreation, sport, and community celebration. Participation in any of these events is on a voluntary basis and the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is not liable or responsible for any injury, loss, or damages.

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Bouncy Castles

Wednesday, June 29
Dewolf Park
6pm-9pm
Tickets Sold

Arrive early to beat the lineups. Tickets for rides are sold on-site.

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TD Kids’ Extravaganza – 2 pm June 29th Update / Tonight’s location DeWolf Park

Wednesday, June 29
DeWolf Park
7pm-9pm
FREE

Scout Camp cirque performers always impress with unique circus acts set to energizing music. Other entertainment includes an appearance from Theodore Tugboat (brought to you by Waterfront Development), face painting, horse drawn carriage rides, a performance by Milo T Clown and a fireworks display. Brand new this year, look forward to the free book giveaway, while quantity last, at the TD Reading Tent.  

Fireworks: Updated at 2 pm on June 29th.  Fireworks are going ahead as planned at 9 pm tonight.

 

 

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Hallowe’en in June*

Thursday, June 30
Bedford Public Library
10:30am - 11:30am
Contact: 902-490-5757
FREE

Fun for all ages! Dress up as your favourite superhero, animal, fairytale character, ghost, or goblin for this Hallowe’en Party complete with a puppet show, stories, and more! It’s sure to be a howling good time!

Tickets given out 30 minutes before

* These events are organized by local individuals and organizations to encourage recreation, sport, and community celebration. Participation in any of these events is on a voluntary basis and the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is not liable or responsible for any injury, loss, or damages.

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Bedford Volunteer Fire Department Beer Fest*

Thursday, June 30
DeWolf Park
6pm-Midnight
FREE

A lively evening featuring a foot stompin’ good time with Tyler Key Band and DJ. Cash bar.

Rain date:  Saturday, July 2nd.  Please check this website for updates and information.

If you choose to consume alcohol, we encourage you to follow The National Low Risk Drinking Guidelines. The Halifax Regional Municipality strongly promotes not drinking and driving and encourages the use of a designated driver.

Sponsored by Finbar’s Irish Pub.

* These events are organized by local individuals and organizations to encourage recreation, sport, and community celebration. Participation in any of these events is on a voluntary basis and the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is not liable or responsible for any injury, loss, or damages.

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Pancake Breakfast

Friday, July 1
DeWolf Park
9am-11am
FREE

Enjoy delicious Sunnyside pancakes served by the Sunnyside/Riverside Pub staff and sing along with the Grafton St. Dinner Theatre band!

Les serveurs de Sunnyside/Riverside Pub vous offrent leurs crèpes délicieuses avec un spectacle de musique Live gratuit avec les musiciens du theatre Grafton Street!

 

This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada.

Ce projet est financé en partie par le gouvernement du Canada.

* These events are organized by local individuals and organizations to encourage recreation, sport, and community celebration. Participation in any of these events is on a voluntary basis and the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is not liable or responsible for any injury, loss, or damages.

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Scott Manor House Season Opening*

Friday, July 1
Scott Manor House
10:00am - 4:00pm
Contact: 902-835-5729
FREE

Celebrate Canada Day at Scott Manor House. At 1:00 PM enjoy a historic guided walk through Bedford. There will be traditional banjo tunes by Keith Fillmore and an opening exhibit by Eight of Clay. Tea room open from 2pm – 4pm.

 

Célébrez la Fête du Canada à la maison Scott Manor.  A 13h00 – profitez d’une promenade historique à travers Bedford.  Il y aura des airs de banjo traditionnelles par Keith Fillmre et l’ouverture de l’exposition par Eight of Clay.  Salon de thé sera ouvert de 14h00 à 16h00.

Please note: there is a charge for tea and food.

Veuillez noter qu’il y a des frais pour le thé et la nourriture.

* These events are organized by local individuals and organizations to encourage recreation, sport, and community celebration. Participation in any of these events is on a voluntary basis and the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is not liable or responsible for any injury, loss, or damages.

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Bouncy Castles

Friday, July 1
DeWolf Park
9:00am - 3:00pm
Tickets Sold

Arrive early to beat the lineups. Tickets for rides are sold on-site.

Arrivez tôt pour battre les files d’attente. Les billets pour les manèges sont vendus sur place .

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Canada Day Midday Concert

Friday, July 1
DeWolf Park
11:30am-1pm
FREE

Join us at the main stage for live musical entertainment from Tyler Key.

Rejoingnez-nous à la scène principale pour le divertissement musical en direct de Tyler Key .

Funded in part by the Government of Canada.
Financé en partie par le gouvernement du Canada.

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Minor Baseball Tournament*

Friday, July 1
Joan Robert Lenhan Memorial Field

Contact: 902-835-9531
FREE

Teams playing this weekend are 11U AAA & 18U A.

Les équipes à l’horaire ce week-end sont 11U AAA & 18U A.

July 1 – July 3

Du 1er juillet au 3 juillet

 

* These events are organized by local individuals and organizations to encourage recreation, sport, and community celebration. Participation in any of these events is on a voluntary basis and the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is not liable or responsible for any injury, loss, or damages.

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Teddy Bear Party

Friday, July 1
DeWolf Park
1pm-3pm
FREE

Bring your teddy bear and enjoy kids’ entertainment, including mermaids, face painting, and Milo T Clown.

 

Apportez votre ours en peluche et profiter des animations pour les enfants y compris les sirènes, peinture de visage et Milo T le Clown

 

This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada.

Ce projet est financé en partie par le gouvernement du Canada.

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Bouncy Castles

Friday, July 1
DeWolf Park
6:00pm - 9:45pm
Tickets Sold

Tickets for rides are sold on-site.

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Bedford Days Canada Day Celebrations

Friday, July 1
DeWolf Park
7:30pm-10pm
FREE

An evening sure to delight all ages! Music by the Tommy Green Band and a spectacular performance for the kids by Scout Camp cirque performers.  Fireworks starting at 10pm.

Une soirée ravira à coup sûr tous les âges ! Musique par Tommy Green Band et une performance spectaculaire pour les enfants par le Camp Scout artistes de cirque. Feux d’artifice à partir de 22h00.

This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada.

Ce projet est financé en partie par le gouvernement du Canada.

 

 

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Canada Day Fireworks

Friday, July 1
DeWolf Park
10pm
FREE

Canada Day Fireworks!

Les feux d’artifices de la fête du Canada

Join us in DeWolf Park for the best view of a spectacular display of fireworks.

Joignez-vous ȧ nous au parc DeWolf pour la meilleure vue du spectaculaire feu d’artifice.

Funded in part by the Government of Canada.
Financé en partie par le gouvernement du Canada.

Fireworks cancellation policy:  HRM will consult with the weather authorities at 5 pm and make the first call on the fireworks at the time.  If weather conditions change drastically between 5 pm and 9 pm, a final decision will be forthcoming to the public at 9 pm.

In case of inclement weather, announcements on fireworks cancellations will be made using local media, the Bedford Days website, 311, and social media.

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ZUMBA in the Park*

Saturday, July 2
DeWolf Park
10:30am-11:30am
FREE

Zumba® – The original dance-fitness party! Zumba® blends upbeat Latin and world rhythms with easy to follow choreography for a super fun and effective workout. Ages 13 and up.

Laura Irons (Instructor)

* These events are organized by local individuals and organizations to encourage recreation, sport, and community celebration. Participation in any of these events is on a voluntary basis and the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is not liable or responsible for any injury, loss, or damages.

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Moksha Yoga in the Park*

Saturday, July 2
DeWolf Park
11:30am-12:30pm
FREE

Experience what Moksha Yoga Bedford has to offer: calm mind, fit body, inspired life. Perfect for beginners to advanced, youth and adults alike.

* These events are organized by local individuals and organizations to encourage recreation, sport, and community celebration. Participation in any of these events is on a voluntary basis and the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is not liable or responsible for any injury, loss, or damages.

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Rouge et Blanc / Art, Photography, Dance, Food & Wine

Saturday, July 2
Sunnyside Mall (NEW LOCATION)
7pm-10pm
FREE

Evening includes live musical performances by some of Bedford’s best, and free hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants and a wine/craft beer tasting. Enjoy art, photography and dance. Red and white summer attire encouraged.

Special thanks to Cristall Wine Merchants for providing the wine and craft beer for this evening’s tasting.

If you choose to consume alcohol, we encourage you to follow The National Low Risk Drinking Guidelines. The Halifax Regional Municipality strongly promotes not drinking and driving and encourages the use of a designated driver.

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Bedford 5K to Beat Lung Cancer*

Sunday, July 3
DeWolf Park
8am Start
Tickets Sold

Early registration is available through the website. On-site registration starts at 7am. Event begins at 8am in stages: kids first, then walkers, followed by runners. Visit www.bedford5k.com for more information.

* These events are organized by local individuals and organizations to encourage recreation, sport, and community celebration. Participation in any of these events is on a voluntary basis and the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is not liable or responsible for any injury, loss, or damages.

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Shanti Hot Yoga Class*

Sunday, July 3
DeWolf Park
10:30am-11:30am
FREE

Start the day off right with a free yoga class led by Shanti Hot Yoga. Perfect for beginners to advanced, youth and adults alike.

* These events are organized by local individuals and organizations to encourage recreation, sport, and community celebration. Participation in any of these events is on a voluntary basis and the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is not liable or responsible for any injury, loss, or damages.

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K9 Hi-Flyers Agility Dog Show

Sunday, July 3
DeWolf Park
1:00pm - 2:30pm
FREE

Watch as highly trained dogs jump, dip, dive and spin as they navigate the agility course through the amazing relationship between dog and trainer. Two back-to-back shows followed by a meet and greet!

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Ice Cream Social*

Sunday, July 3
Chicken Little at the Chickenburger (1531 Bedford Highway) NEW LOCATION
2pm-3:30pm
FREE

Cool off with free ice cream from Chicken Little . While supplies last.  Enjoy some summertime fun music!

Special thanks to Chicken Little for providing the ice cream for today’s social.

* These events are organized by local individuals and organizations to encourage recreation, sport, and community celebration. Participation in any of these events is on a voluntary basis and the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is not liable or responsible for any injury, loss, or damages.

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Movie Night

Sunday, July 3
DeWolf Park
9:30pm-11pm
FREE

Bring a blanket or a lawn chair then settle in for a screening of the Minions.

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Community Events

These amazing Bedford events fall just outside of our dates. Check them out!

Minor Baseball Tournament*

June 24 – 26
Joan and Robert Lenihan Memorial Field
FREE

13U AAA and 15U AAA.
Contact 902-835-9531 to register.

* These events are organized by local individuals and organizations to encourage recreation, sport, and community celebration. Participation in any of these events is on a voluntary basis and the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is not liable or responsible for any injury, loss, or damages.

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Georgian Tea*

June 25, 2pm -4pm
Scott Manor House
FREE

Music by the Farquharson Pipe and Drum Band and exhibits from young artists of Peggy-Lynn Holland.

* These events are organized by local individuals and organizations to encourage recreation, sport, and community celebration. Participation in any of these events is on a voluntary basis and the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is not liable or responsible for any injury, loss, or damages.

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Bedford Residents Association Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup*

June 25, 10:00am
Fish Hatchery Park
Volunteers needed

Must be 12+ to participate. Clean-up from Larry Uteck Blvd. to Legion Area concludes at noon with a BBQ for participants.
For more info: info@bedfordresidentsassociation.ca

* These events are organized by local individuals and organizations to encourage recreation, sport, and community celebration. Participation in any of these events is on a voluntary basis and the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is not liable or responsible for any injury, loss, or damages.

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Dog Wash & Community BBQ*

June 25, 11 am - 3pm
Vetcetera Animal Hospital
Donation

Proceeds will go to BideAWhile Animal Shelter and the Pick of the Litter Society.

* These events are organized by local individuals and organizations to encourage recreation, sport, and community celebration. Participation in any of these events is on a voluntary basis and the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is not liable or responsible for any injury, loss, or damages.

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Bedford Days Kids’ Triathalon*

June 25, 8am
Bedford Lions Pool
$20 - $30

To register visit www.raceroster.com/events/

* These events are organized by local individuals and organizations to encourage recreation, sport, and community celebration. Participation in any of these events is on a voluntary basis and the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is not liable or responsible for any injury, loss, or damages.

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TD Summer Reading Club Bedford Kickoff Party*

June 28, 10:30am - 12pm
Bedford Public Library
FREE

Register for the Summer Reading Program while enjoying treats, games and prizes. (Ages 5+)

* These events are organized by local individuals and organizations to encourage recreation, sport, and community celebration. Participation in any of these events is on a voluntary basis and the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is not liable or responsible for any injury, loss, or damages.

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Chebucto Big Band At Scott Manor House*

July 4, 7pm
Scott Manor House
Suggested $5 donation

Bring a chair and join us on the lawn. (Rain date July 11)

* These events are organized by local individuals and organizations to encourage recreation, sport, and community celebration. Participation in any of these events is on a voluntary basis and the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is not liable or responsible for any injury, loss, or damages.

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36th Annual Bedford All Saints Anglican Church Lobster Supper*

June 25, 4:00 - 7:00pm
All Saints Anglican Church

$25 Lobster Dinner, $12 Ham Dinner, $5 Child Ham Dinner
Meals include potato salad, cole slaw, roll and carrot cake.

* These events are organized by local individuals and organizations to encourage recreation, sport, and community celebration. Participation in any of these events is on a voluntary basis and the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is not liable or responsible for any injury, loss, or damages.

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Bedford Legion Bedford Days Monte Carlo Night* CANCELLED

Due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been cancelled.

June 25, 7:00pm - 12:00am
Bedford Legion

$20 Ticket
Join us for casino games and a dance late into the night.

* These events are organized by local individuals and organizations to encourage recreation, sport, and community celebration. Participation in any of these events is on a voluntary basis and the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is not liable or responsible for any injury, loss, or damages.

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2nd Annual West Bedford Community Party*

June 25, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
123 Gary Martin Dr.

FREE Admission
Carnival games, live music, food trucks and more!

* These events are organized by local individuals and organizations to encourage recreation, sport, and community celebration. Participation in any of these events is on a voluntary basis and the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is not liable or responsible for any injury, loss, or damages.

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Lost your kid? Check the Lost Kids Tent located near the stage, marked by a flashing amber light.


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Bedford Days Committee

Mike Gillett

HRM Event Coordinator
gillettm@halifax.ca

Barb Hooper

Donna Lugar

Erika Proctor

Hannah Colville

Krista Vining

Tim Outhit

Natasha Handspiker