Open City Halifax

Open City Halifax is back Saturday, May 11th. A day to celebrate the small businesses that make our communities vibrant and welcoming with special experiences like back-door takeout, shopping deals, sidewalk sales, unique meet-the-maker experiences, and/or community activations and more. A great day to get out and explore our amazing city!

Follow & contribute to the celebration on social media by following @OpenCityHFX on Instagram and Facebook and #OpenCityHFX.

Businesses are still registering, so make sure to keep checking!


Participating Quinpool Road Businesses

Aerobics First – Lots of great sales happening including: 20-50% OFF select shoes, run apparel, winter apparel and 20% off headlamps!

Banh Mi A&B – 50% off any drink purchase

CoWork Halifax – From 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. CoWork Halifax is hosting the talented Brandon Perry of Raven Black Photography who will be offering FREE Headshots. Enjoy some treats & ice-cold refreshments from our friends at COVE and tag us on social media for your chance to win a Monthly Membership to CoWork Halifax or 8 Hours of Boardroom Rentals!

Dilly Dally Café – Will be hosting Metro Thrift Bus in the back lot all day long

Downtown Village Indian Kitchen Bar Pub – Come and enjoy lunch with us: Buy 2 curry and get one free. Bread/nann complimentary with 2 curry orders. Complimentary pop or dessert with mains. FREE samples of curry n bread. Chilled Mango Lassi – $6.00. Chilled Roohafza – $5.00.

Jellies Bar – Jellies “Glizzy” hot dogs for $5 while supplies last. Join us on our newly opened patio!

Long Alley Bikes – Free sidewalk tire inflation and chain lubrication … and free candy!

Morris East – Try a slice of May’s featured pizza… Lemon Chicken Pizza! An amazing pizza made with lemon aioli, herbed chicken, roasted shallots, goat cheese, lemon zest and crispy pancetta! Today is the only day you can grab this pizza by the slice but it is available as a full pizza for the entire month of May!

Nautilus Aquatics & Hobbies – Sidewalk Sale

Oxford Learning & QRMDA – “Park your Body on the Dance Floor” Dance Jam Hosted by Grimrock. A parking lot cypher jam all ages with street dancers and Grimrock spinning the jams! PLUS Dance games and prizes. Brought to you by Unity Charity and Atlantic Breaking Alliance.

Oxford Taproom – Buenos Tacos! We’re serving up 3 kinds of tacos from noon until sell out! We’ll have meat, vegan & gluten- free options, all carefully prepared and well accompanied by a Garrison brew!

Pet Valu – Celebrating their 1st Anniversary! Join them for free treats, samples and goodie bags all day long!

Pleasures & Treasures – Lingerie Sale

Sarah & Tom –  This year we are offering fun grab bags for $5, $10 and $15 tax included! We will also have a select amount of items for 15% off (or tax free)! And as always, we will have free balloons and a fun, energetic environment! All ages are always welcome and we continue to offer a safe space for everyone! See you there!

Secord Gallery – New exhibition, titled ‘FLOW’ featuring abstract painter, Jennie McGuire and ceramic artist, Heather Pitts. 

Song’s Korean Restaurant – Free sampling of Summer Noodles (organic silken noodles) with Soy Bean Soup

Sweet Hereafter – We will be doing an artist spotlight, turning our space into a gallery of sorts – filling our walls with paintings done by Ashlin MacDougall, NSCAD student. Ashlin’s art reflects themes of death and beauty. We will also offer a “cheesecake sampler.” A take-out box of 2 bite-size, assorted samples (chef’s choice of flavours) for $5+tax. This is available for Open City – May 11th only.

The Brewery by Quinn’s – The Brewery is extending its Happy Hour for Open City! From 12 noon to 6pm, ALL Revelry pints are $7, select 9 ax wines are $10 and 12 oz cocktails are $13. Come join in the fun with us!

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