It’s the last hurrah, the final long weekend before Nova Scotians return to work and school. Looking for some fun? Here are some of our favorite options:

  1. Live life on the Fringe:  The 23rd annual Atlantic Fringe Festival is in full swing in Halifax. You’ll find performances at a wide range of venues around town. Showtimes start around 1 p.m. each day and run late into the night. More information on the Fringe Fest website.
  2. Find your thrill in the acres of Nova Scotia highbush blueberries, now ripe for the picking — or u-picking, as the case may be. One option is Between the Bushes in Centreville, where they have seven different varieties of blueberries. They’re open Saturday and Sunday. Find out more here.
  3. Check out some really hot dogs. More than 500 dogs, representing 80 breeds, are strutting their stuff at the Halifax Kennel Club’s annual show this weekend. The show is at Exhibition Park. Doors open daily at 8:30 a.m. More information here.
  4. Get to know some local winemakers by hopping the Magic Winery Bus. It’s a hop-on, hop-off double-decker bus tour that takes you from Wolfville to four different Valley vineyards. The bus runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday, at a cost of $20 per person.
  5. Head for Digby and admire some seriously smooth rides. The Wharf Rat Rally is on this weekend. It’s the largest gathering of motorcycle enthusiasts in Atlantic Canada. Traditionally, the event draws more than 24,000 bikes, and upwards of 50,000 visitors. The rally runs now through Sunday.