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Halifax is throwing a party and everyone’s invited! Eat, shop, and explore Halifax with in-store specials, back door takeout, food trucks, music, art – plus lots of fun activities for the kids.


Save the Date: Saturday, May 13, 2023

Open City is an annual celebration of all the entrepreneurs and small businesses that make our community so special, vibrant, exciting, and welcoming. This city-wide event happens every year in May and includes many great North End Halifax Businesses.

From Back Door Takeout being served from some of the city’s top chefs, amazing deals at local boutiques, opportunities to make and enjoy art, music on the corner – you never know what to expect at Open City. One thing is certain though, it’s always an amazing opportunity to get out and meet the folks between Halifax and Dartmouth’s local shops and restaurants.  Try something new, revisit your old favourites, take the road less travelled and enjoy.


In addition to the sales and promotions put on by 40+ North End businesses, the North End Business Association will also be organizing some fun activities on Saturday, May 13th to help make your Open City shopping experience the best one yet! 

☞ Enjoy FREE live music by local musicians at two North End Halifax locations:

2539 Agricola Street & 2100 Gottingen Street, 12:00pm - 4:00pm

☞ Hunt for treasures at the Open City Agricola & Gottingen markets! Located at 2576 Agricola Street (Vaughan's General Store parking lot) and 2050 Gottingen Street (Biscuit General Store), from 12:00pm - 4:00pm. With over 20 local vendors, you're sure to find something you'll love!

☞ Receive the NEW "I (heart) North End" tote bag when you make a purchase at a participating North End Halifax business!

☞ Enter the North End Halifax Open City CONTEST by scanning the QR code inside participating North End businesses!

☞ Take a break from shopping and plant some spring flowers in the Gottingen Street planters with Every One Every Day Kjipuktuk / Halifax!

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