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 38th annual Bedford Days festivities taking place throughout our community over the next few days.

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 a fun-filled weekend!

I want to acknowledge, with gratitude, the commitment of the 2015 Bedford Days Planning Committee, volunteers and sponsors for making this community celebration the huge success it is. Enjoy the festivities!

Kind 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. This year’s program will ensure this fine tradition continues.

I congratulate the outstanding committee of The Halifax Regional Municipality, staff and volunteers that make this event possible. On behalf of Bedford
residents, I want to thank the sponsors that continue
to support Bedford Days. This event would not be possible without your support.

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

The Bedford Days Committee and a number of community groups have put together a variety
of wonderful programs for your entertainment. A little something for everyone. Enjoy!

Lions Club Seniors’ Dinner & Bingo

Thursday, June 25
Bedford Lions Den
6pm-9pm
Contact: 902-835-9874
FREE

To reserve your tickets, call Barb at 902-835-9874. Registration begins June 15th.

* This is a community event. Participation in this event 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

Thursday, June 25
Dewolf Park
6pm-9pm
Tickets Sold

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

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Glow Parties’ Kickoff Party

Thursday, June 25
Dewolf Park
6pm-9pm
Tickets Sold

Bouncy castles, obstacle courses, and a rockwall! There is something for all ages at this event. Tickets for rides are sold on-site.

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Kids’ Extravaganza

Thursday, June 25
DeWolf Park
7pm-9pm
FREE

Atlantic Cirque and Steve Dooks return this year to amaze and inspire with music, hand balancing, multi-person juggling, and contortion. Other entertainment includes face painting, a performance by Milo T Clown and a fireworks display.

* Theodore will not being doing harbour tours tonight as he has bumped his head and the Doctor says he has to stay close to shore. It would make him feel so much better if he had lots of visitors at Bedford Days tonight! We’re going to do fun tours of Theodore Tugboat dockside, you can meet his captain and crew and get your own Theodore Tugboat certificate!”

 

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Summer Reading Club Kickoff Party

Friday, June 26
Bedford Public Library
10am-11:30am
Contact: 902-490-5757
FREE

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

* This is a community event. Participation in this event 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

Friday, June 26
Basinview Drive Community School
7pm-10pm
FREE

Evening includes free wine tasting, live musical performances by some of Bedford’s best, and free hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants. Red & White summer attire encouraged. Ages 19+

Special thanks to Cristall Wine Merchants for providing the wine 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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Teen Coffee House

Friday, June 26
DeWolf Park
7pm-9pm
FREE

Enjoy a coffee with friends while listening to performances by local teen bands and artists.

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Movie Night

Friday, June 26
DeWolf Park
9:30pm-11pm
FREE

Bring a blanket or a lawn chair then settle in for a screening of The Lego Movie.

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Bedford Days Kids’ Triathlon

Saturday, June 27
Bedford Lions Pool
8am Start
Tickets Sold

Show off your swimming, biking, and running skills in this fun non-competitive event.

To register, visit www.atlanticchip.ca/events

* This is a community event. Participation in this event 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, June 27
DeWolf Park
10:30am-11:30am
FREE

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

* This is a community event. Participation in this event 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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ZUMBA in the Park

Saturday, June 27
DeWolf Park
11:30am-12:30pm
FREE

Give Zumba a try! This Latin dance inspired fitness class blends upbeat rhythms with easy to follow choreography. Suitable for all ages.

Laura Irons (Instructor)

* This is a community event. Participation in this event 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

Saturday, June 27
Scott Manor House
2pm-4pm
Contact: 902-835-5729
FREE

Music by the Farquharson Pipe and Drum Band and a display of art from young artists taught by Peggy-Lynn Holland.

* This is a community event. Participation in this event 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

Saturday, June 27
DeWolf Park
6pm-Midnight
FREE

A lively evening featuring a foot stompin’ good time with Irish tunes by Jesus Murphy and music by DJ Chris Swift. Cash bar.

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.

* This is a community event. Participation in this event 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 5K to Beat Lung Cancer

Sunday, June 28
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.

* This is a community event. Participation in this event 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, June 28
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.

* This is a community event. Participation in this event 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-CANCELLED

Sunday, June 28
DeWolf Park
1:30pm-4:30pm
Tickets Sold

Due to weather conditions the Bouncy Castles are not running today.

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

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Ice Cream Social-CANCELLED

Sunday, June 28
DeWolf Park
2pm-3:30pm
FREE

Due to weather conditions the ice cream social has been post-poned until Wednesday, July 1st at 12:30pm during the Teddy Bear Picnic.

Cool off with free ice cream from Chicken Little and enjoy music by Tyler Key. While supplies last.

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

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Drive-In Outdoor Movie-CANCELLED

Sunday, June 28
Sunnyside Mall
9:30pm-11pm
FREE

Due to weather conditions the Drive-In is cancelled for tonight.

Drive-in or bring a lawn chair to sit up front. You won’t want to miss this evening of movie magic presented by Sunnyside Mall. Suggested $5/person donation will go to Motionball for Special Olympics.

Featured Movie: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

* This is a community event. Participation in this event 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

Wednesday, July 1
DeWolf Park
8:30am-10:30am
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.

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Bouncy Castles

Wednesday, July 1
DeWolf Park
10am-4pm
Tickets Sold

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

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Teddy Bear Picnic & Hotdog Lunch

Wednesday, July 1
DeWolf Park
12:30pm-3pm
FREE

Bring your teddy bear and enjoy free a free hot dog and kids’ entertainment, including face painting, and Milo T Clown.

Amènez votre nounours au spectacle et faites plaisir de la bouffe gratuite, de peinture sur visage, un spectacle de Milo T 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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Scott Manor House & Tea Room Season Opening

Wednesday, July 1
Scott Manor House Tea Room
1pm Start
Contact: 902-835-5729
FREE

Discover architect Andrew Cobb! Join Gary Shutlak, Senior Reference Archivist at the Nova Scotia Archives, for a guided tour of several of Cobb’s beautifully designed homes. Also take an opportunity to view the Andrew Cobb exhibit. To pre-register, call 902-832-2336.

* This is a community event. Participation in this event 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, July 1
DeWolf Park
6pm-9:45pm
Tickets Sold

Arrive early to beat the lineups. Tickets are required and sold on-site.

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Bedford Days Canada Day Celebrations

Wednesday, July 1
DeWolf Park
7:30pm-10:00pm
FREE

** Programming and fireworks are still proceeding as planned, fireworks at 10pm.**

An evening sure to delight all ages! Music by Big Fish and a spectacular performance by Atlantic Cirque. Watch in awe as hand balancers, jugglers and contortionists tell a tale of enchantment to music by Steve Dooks. Fireworks starting at 10pm.

Le groupe Big Fish sera vedette Durant le concert de musique. Pour terminer la soirée, une présentation de feux d’artifices débutera vers 22 h. Atlantic Cirque, avec la musique de Steve Dooks, présentera un spectacle de jonglerie, acrobate de contorsions, et balance sur main.

 

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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Community 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.

Minor Baseball Tournament

Friday, June 19 – Sunday June 21
Joan and Robert Lenihan Memorial Field
Contact: Ken Lenihan at 902-835-9531

“Tales of the Pumpkin Patch” Halloween in June

Tuesday, June 30
Bedford Public Library
10:30am-11:30am
Free

Chebucto Big Band at Scott Manor House

Monday, June 22
Scott Manor House
7pm-8pm

The Chebucto Big Band share their musical talents and the Sweethearts of Swing are back! Bring your lawn chair and join us on the lawn. Suggested $5 donation. (Rain date Tuesday, June 23rd.)

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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

Anastasia Smallwood

HRM Support Coordinator
smallwa@halifax.ca

Barb Hooper

Donna Lugar

Erika Proctor

Hannah Colville

Krista Vining

Leanne Strathdee

Tim Outhit