For those of you who have never heard of Open City before, you must not have had your eyes on social media over the past number of years.

Open City is where many of the local businesses in Halifax, crack open their doors and give you a chance to sample some of their wears for a discounted rate.   Every year, there is always something new and exciting to find while running around the streets of Halifax.

Below is a partial list, however to check it all out check out ilovelocalhfx.ca

Ace Burger @ Bearly’s Barrington St. BACK DOOR TAKEOUT – $5 Jughead Burgers
Ace Burger @ Gus’s Agricola St. BACK DOOR TAKEOUT – $5 Jughead burgers & get a $1 coupon for a growler fill at North Brewing
Agricola Street Brasserie Agricola St. BACK DOOR TAKEOUT – Street Tacos 11:30 – til sell out
Alexa Pope The Piazza at Bishop’s Landing Tax Free shopping at their Bishop’s Pop-Up
Alliance Francaise Halifax Hydrostone $1 homemade lemonade and chance to win a 4 week sampler French Course. 9:30am-11:30am
Alteregos Cafe Gottingen St. NORTH END SAMPLER: $1 Americano
Amos Pewter Cable Wharf- Lr. Water St. Purchase any piece from our beach jewelry collection and get 25% off matching earrings. Hands on pewter sand dollar creations $5.
Apothecary Bakery & Cafe Barrington St. Fresh eclairs & Vietnamese Coffee. Tentative
Argyle Bar & Grill Argyle St. BACK DOOR TAKEOUT – $6 spit fired lamb with tzatziki and pita 12-3pm
Argyle Fine Art Barrington St. Artists Gary Staple, Craig Baltzer & Kim Danio will be exhibiting and on hand from 1-3pm. Draw & other special events during the day
Art 1274 Hollis Hollis St. Live Art Painting of spring flowers inside and outside the gallery.
10% discount if you’re wearing summery clothes!
Attica Furnishings Barrington St. 20% off storewide
Bell Aliant Spring Garden Rd. Stop by for free giveaways and explore new apps for summer vacation
Biscuit General Store Queen St. Post a picture of your purchase to social media & get 20% off.
Pop-UP Henna Party 1-4
Bishop’s Cellar Piazza at Bishop’s Landing Benjamin Bridge Tastings with local food pairing
Bistro le Coq Argyle St. BACK DOOR TAKEOUT – $7 Celery Root Taco with duck confit. 11:30-am-4pm
Bobby Grace Furniture Historic Brewery Market 20% off wood work including spoons, cutting boards, lazy Susan and sandwich boards
Bodega Boutique Wentworth St., Dartmouth Tax Free shopping & treats by Frosting.
Bogside Gallery Hydrostone Market 15% off any beach themed item. Free Soapworks mini slice to first 100 customers
Bookmark II Spring Garden Rd. Tax Free Shopping – literary themed treats and prizes.
Bradshaw Pure Esthetics Queen St. 20% off Dr. Hauschka products. Stella & Dot pop-up with Christina Bradshaw.
Emily Lutz with Curative Massage offering discounts on same day bookings.
Cafe Istanbul & Benny’s Ice Cream Truck Spring Garden Rd. BACK DOOR TAKEOUT – $4 Lamb Kofte Wraps.
$3.50 Ice Cream in Waffle Cone
$7.00 for both
Noon-5PM
Canvas Resto Lounge Brunswick St. BACK DOOR TAKEOUT – $5 Smoked Mackerel & Bacon Fritters 12pm til sold out
Carlson Family Farm Historic Brewery Market Free local greenhouse tomatoes with purchase of Hand painted Mother’s Day cards by Sophie Carlson
Carrot Co-Op Gottingen St. Membership sale and in-store specials, sampling of handmade lemonade.
Chives & 2 Doors Down Barrington St. BACK DOOR TAKEOUT – $5 Smokey Bacon Macaroni & Cheese.
$5 Korean Chilli Cheese Dog
$2 Lemon Iced Tea
Noon – til sold out
Cocoa & Honey Chocolates Historic Brewery Market $20 Mother’s Day Gift Sets & Sea Salt Caramel Brownies
Common Roots Urban Farm Robie St. Tours of the Farm from 3-6 and CSA membership drive
Credit Union Atlantic Spring Garden Rd. Free lemonade, sunglasses to first 50 people & pop-up shops from 1-4pm
Cyclesmith Agricola St. Food Trucks and Hatfield Farms Petting zoo
D’s Pad Thai at Dragon Historic Brewery Market BACK DOOR TAKEOUT – $10 D’s Pad Thai Shrimp, Vegetarian or Pork Belly
Dalhousie University Club Alumni Crescent – Dal Campus BACK DOOR TAKEOUT – Housemade Lemonade and St. Andrews heart shaped shortbread cookies – FREE from noon – 2pm
Dartmouth Yarns Portland St., Dartmouth Yarn & gift specials, free treats and make & take friendship bracelets
Dee Dee’s Ice Cream Cornwallis St. BACK DOOR TAKEOUT – $5 ice cream sundaes 10am – 8pm
Discovery Centre Barrington St. 20% off storewide at the Discovery Shop.
Mom’s get in for free all Mother’s Day weekend
Duly Noted Brenton St. Free Lemonade & free Illustrated Halifax Post Card
EDNA Gottingen St. NORTH END SAMPLER: $1 6oz Homemade Iced Tea 12-6
enVie – A Vegan Kitchen Agricola St. BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: $5 JackFruit Tacos with housemade salsa.
$4 Tropi-Kale fresh squeezed juice
Equilibria Naturals Historic Brewery Market Free sample with purchase & enter to win a $50 Sample-Palooza gift set
Field Guide Gottingen St. NORTH END SAMPLER: $ Cured Fish Pintxos 12-4
Fireworks Gallery Barrington St. Free Crystal Pen with purchase to the first 20 customers
Flip Burger Argyle St. BACK DOOR TAKEOUT:
$5 Nutella & Oulton’s Bacon Milkshake
$6 Flip Dog with Cranberry Apple Relish & Jalapeno Havarti
Foggy Goggle Argyle St. BACK DOOR TAKEOUT – $5 Sampler crepe with scrambled egg, bacon, avocado & arugala from 9am-3pm.
$5 Sangria or Propeller Pints 10am-5pm.
Cash only
Food Noise Dartmouth BACK DOOR TAKEOUT – $5 pulled pork tacos starting at noon
Foreign Affair Spring Garden Rd. & Barrington St. Tax Free Shopping all day & complimentary tropical themed drinks & snacks
Fox Hill Cheese House Halifax Seaport BACK DOOR TAKEOUT – Chocolate Brownie Sundae
Frosting Cake & Event Design Ochterloney St., Dartmouth Sidewalk service for takeaway treats 10am-6pm
Garrison Brewing Halifax Seaport Open Brewery Day with live brewing, Mobile pizza by Morris East and brewery tours from 10am-4pm
Geddes Furniture Agricola St. Tax Free on all sales including custom orders 10-5
Hali Kids Shops at the Trillium – South Park St. Tax Free on outdoor toys. Take part in our giant cave painting with sidewalk chalk & paint
Halifax Seed Kaye St. FREE! – Plant a Pansy for Mom from 10am-12pm
Hamachi Kita Hydrostone Market BACK DOOR TAKEOUT – $10 Mixed Maki or Pad Thai
Harbourstone Sea Grill & Pour House Upper Water St. BACK DOOR TAKEOUT – $5 Guajillo Spiced Ribs 12-3pm
Heartwood Restaurant Quinpool Rd. BACK DOOR TAKEOUT – $10 Heartwood Bowls
Honeybee Vintage Bridal Gottingen St. Vintage Selfie Photo Booth
Humani-T Cafe Shops at the Trillium – South Park St. BACK DOOR TAKEOUT – BOGO Gelato
Humani-T Cafe Young St. BACK DOOR TAKEOUT – BOGO Gelato
Humble Burdock Farms Historic Brewery Market Buy a $25 Mother’s Day Bouquet and get a free card
Hutten Family Farms Historic Brewery Market Fresh Spinach 2 bags for $5
I Heart Bikes Sands at Salter Free 1 hr guided tour of Halifax departing at 11:00, 1:00 & 3:00 – Bring your own Bike or $5 one hour rentals when you post to social media.
Independent Mercantile Co. Gottingen St. Post a picture of your purchase to social media & get 20% off.
Indochine South Park & Barrington locations BACK DOOR TAKEOUT – $5 Spicy BBQ Pork or BBQ Jackfruit Banh Mi.
$3 Matcha Banana Smoothies & bubble tea
Inkwell Modern Handmade Boutique & Letterpress Studio Market St. 10% off made in Nova Scotia items and prize draw in store
Janina’s Cafe Historic Brewery Market Buy 2 soups, get 1 free
Java Blend Coffee North St. & Halifax Seaport Market BACK DOOR TAKEOUT – $2 lattes
Jennifer’s of Nova Scotia Spring Garden Rd,. Pick a flower to win a prize – gift certificates, coupons & surprise gifts!
Just Us! King’s Wharf, Dartmouth & Spring Garden Rd. Iced Loose Tea Sodas 9am-5pm
Kept Gift & Housewares Portland St., Dartmouth Make your own Hand Stamped Mother’s Day Card Station. 10-5
Krave Burger Spring Garden Rd. BACK DOOR TAKEOUT – $5 Pulled Pork grilled cheese. $2 soft serve ice cream cones.
La Frasca Cibi & Vini Spring Garden Rd. BACK DOOR TAKEOUT- Italian BBQ Salsiccia $5 – Noon, til sold out
Liquid Gold Hydrostone Market Buy a 375ml EVOO and get a 60ml vinegar free.
Little Dorset Farms Historic Brewery Market 10% off free range chickens
Local Tasting Tours 1:30pm at Charcuterie Ratinaud
7:00pm at Oxford Theatre
Half Price HFX North Craft Beer Tour & Night out on Quinpool Food Tours. Use code OPENCITY for online bookings
Lost Cod Clothing Queen’s Landing Market Halifax Likes Company & I Love Local prints just $10 on standard tees. 20% off storewide on others
Lot Six Restaurant & Bar Argyle St. BACK DOOR TAKEOUT – Buck-A-Shuck Oysters 11am-4pm
McKelvie’s Restaurant Lr. Water St. entrance BACK DOOR TAKEOUT – BBQ Pork belly steam buns $3 each, or 2/$5. Noon-4pm
Moksha Yoga Halifax Dresden Row $30 for 30 days – unlimited intro to hot yoga. Tax Free on retail items
Morris East AT GARRISON BREWERY! BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: $4 Margeroni Pizza Slice on a beer crust
10am – 4 pm
Morris East Morris St. Happy Hour Kite Tail Cocktail $7.
Dip & Wood Fired Flatbread $6.
3pm-6pm
Murphy’s the Cable Wharf Lr. Water St. 20% off tours
Nature & whale watch at 1pm
Harbour Hopper at 10:15, 11:30, 12:45 & 2:00
Murphy’s the Cable Wharf Lr. Water St. BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: Murphy’s Takeaway Chowder & Roll, $5
Neptune Theater Argyle St. Buy 2 tickets to any show next season or to the season finale Adams Family for $99,
North Brewing Co Agricola St. $2 off growler fills & $1 off 750ml. Plus an additional $1 off with a receipt from Ace Burger
NS Waterfront Visitor Information Centre Sackville Landing Boardwalk Free Sno Cones 1-3:30
+ enter to win a Nova Scotia gift basket
NSCAD Port Campus, Halifax Seaport Artist for a day celebration
Nurtured Products for Parenting Agricola St. Sidewalk Sale
Hatfield Farms Petting zoo from 11-3
Food Trucks on site
& Sunflower Seed Planting
Obladee Wine Bar Barrington St. Bossa Nova Bash 4-7pm.
$12 NS wine and selection of snack from the new spring menu while listening to live jazz.
Ocean Optometry Blowers St. BACK DOOR TAKEOUT – $5 New Zealand style Meat Pies by Humble Pie 10am- sell out
Onyx ion Argyle Argyle St. BACK DOOR TAKEOUT – $10 Korean BBQ Pork Belly Buns. Noon-4pm
p’Lovers Dartmouth Tax Free shopping & free gift with purchase while supplies last.
P’lovers Shops at the Trillium – South Park St. Tax Free Shopping & Free gift with purchase while supplies last.
Meet the Maker: Double Dare Studios & Jan Foley
Patch Halifax Robie St. Spend $50 in store adn get a coupon for a box of donuts from Old School Donuts who will be at Cyclesmith on Agricola
Pink Mascara Accessories Spring Garden Rd. 30% off storewide
Pro Skates Quinpool Rd. Oddfellows BBQ & Handmade Sale
Props Floral Design Hydrostone Market In-store specials from 10-5
Ratinaud Gottingen St. NORTH END SAMPLER: $1 Coppa Taster 12-6
RIO HFX Creative Crossing – Agricola St. Mother’s Day Flower Pop-up with Chelsea Lee Flowers 1:30 til sold out
Ristorante a Mano Bishop’s Landing BACK DOOR TAKEOUT – Sicilian Lemon Sorbetti with candy lemon zest $3
Rockalillie Cunard St. Tax Free Shopping all day from 11am-5pm
Rockhead Beer & Wine Market Windsor St. Wine & beer Tastings starting at 11am with BBQ pairings by Sobeys
Room 152 Clothing Boutique Portland St., Dartmouth Charity Yard sale for SPCA. All items $2, 9am-11am
Rousseau Chocolatier Hollis St. 1yr Anniversary Celebration – live Parisian accordion by Jadis at 1pm. Enter to win 1 of 2, $75 decadent gift baskets
Rum Runners Rum Cake Factory Piazza at Bishop’s Landing $5 off large rum cakes. 20% off all Rum Runners clothing & glassware. Free coasters with purchase
Saint Lou’s Gentleman Barbershop Historic Properties Pop-Up shop featuring local artists & makers from 9am-2pm
Salvatores Hydrostone Market BACK DOOR TAKEOUT – Breakfast Calzones 7:30am – 11:30am.
$5 Hawaiian Pizza Cones from 12:30 until sold out
Saronn’s Kitchen Historic Brewery Market BACK DOOR TAKEOUT – Asian Pork Belly Buns – Fresh Salad Rolls – Cambodian Curry Stew – Vegan Peanut Dressing & Homemade Fermented Kimchi
Scanway Bakery & Cafe Grafton St. BACK DOOR TAKEOUT – $5 Mac & Cheese Burger & boozy milkshakes on the Rooftop Patio!
$1 doughnuts in the bakery if you’re wearing your beach gear!
Sleep Country Spring Garden Rd. Free pillow fitting consultations and buy one Pillow get one half price.
Steve-O-Reno’s Brunswick St. BACK DOOR TAKEOUT – $3 Chicken Waldorf Sandwich
$2 Bella Coola Iced Teas
Pop-up art show by Steve-O’s staff.
Free North Mountain Coffee Tasting 1:00pm
Steve-O-Reno’s Halifax Seaport Market BACK DOOR TAKEOUT – $2 Nutella Tea Cookies
Steve-O-Reno’s Robie St. Drive Thru BACK DOOR TAKEOUT – $3 Waldorf Chicken Sandwich & $2.50 Iced Drinks
Stories Restaurant Morris St. BACK DOOR TAKEOUT – $5 Pan seared, rice paper wrapped sea scallop 2-5pm
Stubborn Goat Gastropub Grafton St. BACKDOOR TAKEOUT – $3, 2/$5 Smoked Chicken Tacos & $2 cask samples – 11:30 – 4:00
Sugah! Bishop’s Landing BACK DOOR TAKEOUT – $2 Hand Paddled Ice Cream & $2 Hot Chocolate
Sugah! Public Gardens BACK DOOR TAKEOUT – $2 Hand Paddled Ice Cream, 20% off all Public Gardens merchandise
Sugar Shok Treat Boutique Portland St., Dartmouth 25% off our ice cream parlour. 10-7
Sweet Pea Boutique Queen St. Instagram a picture of your purchase and get 25% off! & Spring Time lemonade
Sweet Williams Country Sausage Halifax Seaport Market & Historic Brewery Market $5 Mother’s Day Brunch bundle (half pound each of breakfast sausage and bacon)
Taco del Mar Dresden Row BACK DOOR TAKEOUT –
Breakfast Burritos from 9am-11am.
Bullet Burritos from 12:30-2:30
TDK Mobile Device Repair Spring Garden Rd. – Pop-up in front of Credit Union Atlantic Free screen protectors while supplies last & enter to win a $50 giftcard
Tempo Food & Drink Barrington St. BACK DOOR TAKEOUT – $5 Jerk Chicken Pogo with Smoked Pineapple. Noon – til sold out
the Canteen Ochterloney St., Dartmouth BACK DOOR TAKEOUT –
$5 Big Daddy Sandwich & $3 House made lemonade from the Wentworth St. entrance 11am-2pm
Pop-Up Shop with Dewdrop crafts, Jack & Jill paper, & more
The Darkside Windmill Rd. BACK DOOR TAKEOUT – $1 brewed coffee
The Dart Gallery Portland St., Dartmouth Comfort Item Exhibit: New works by Amy Corbett with comfort food snacks.
10-4
The Grill at CUT Steakhouse Lr. Water St. at Salter BACK DOOR TAKEOUT – $10 House Smoked Meat Sandwich. Noon – 7pm
The Nook Gottingen St. NORTH END SAMPLER: $1 mini rum baba or gluten free brownie
Thornbloom Shops at the Trillium – South Park St. 20% off all outdoor entertaining essentials
Trail Shop Quinpool Rd. Back country Iron Chef Competition.
Annual Gear Yard Sale for Brigadoon & in-store specials
Uncommon Grounds Public Gardens BACK DOOR TAKEOUT – $2 lattes
Uncommon Grounds Barrington St. BACK DOOR TAKEOUT – $2 lattes
Uncommon Grounds South Park St. BACK DOOR TAKEOUT –
$2 lattes & $3 Nutella & Banana Paninis
Urban 30 Blowdry Bar Barrington St.
Vivacious Vixen Apparel Dartmouth Get 15% off if you’re wearing a floral print 🙂
Waterfront Development All Waterfront Development Pay & Display lots FREE PARKING
Waterfront Development Halifax Boardwalk Live performance by Samba Nova on the boardwalk from 1-2:30
Wildflower Clothing Clyde St. 20% off storewide + free lemonade & treats
Woozles Birmingham St. Sing a summery song & get 10% off your purchase. Free sidewalk chalk for our young artists while supplies last
World Tea House Argyle St. Toonie Teas from our newly released spring collection