Enjoy traditional Lebanese coffee and sweets at Halifax’s Cedar Festival.


Experience traditional Lebanese dances and music all weekend long


Our youngest generation is keen to showcase their understanding of Lebanese heritage.


From bouncy castles to face painting and carnival games, bring your little ones and enjoy


Bring your family & friends and come savor the sights, sounds, and tastes.

10th Annual Cedar Festival
Halifax , Nova Scotia · June 2-5 2016

Bring your family & friends and come savour the sights, sounds, and tastes of EVERYTHING LEBANESE,



Why Attend?

Enjoy a fun-filled weekend of world class entertainment, authentic Lebanese cuisine, live musical and cultural shows, children’s fun play area, mouth-watering pastries, great cultural displays and much, much more! 


This is our opportunity to show the world our Lebanese culture and simply put, our passion for life. Participate in FREE events throughout the festival that will bring you along for the ride.


A number of stations will be available throughout the festival grounds that proudly showcase Lebanese culture. In addition to the great food, be sure to dive into some of our history to find out more about Lebanon and the Lebanese culture.



Program Schedule
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12:00 PM - 00:00 Festival Opens
07:30 PM - 00:00 Live Dabke Performances
08:00 PM - 00:00 Teach Me How to Dabke- FREE Lebanese Dance Lessons!
11:00 PM - 00:00 Festival Closes
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Live Music

Live Music

It wouldn’t be a festival without live music! Listen to the traditional music of Lebanon all weekend long. Enjoy live singing from world class entertainers, accompanied by a variety of live dance performances. Get ready for a weekend full of energetic music and entertainment!


Live Dance Performances

Dabke, the traditional Lebanese dance, is one of the greatest forms of entertainment at the Lebanese Cedar Festival. A number of different Dabke groups from Diman Association Canada, Canadian Lebanon Society, Our Lady of Lebanon, and Saint Antonios Orthodox Church take the stage each year. Dancers of all ages are invited to perform exciting and […]

Church Tours

Church Tours

Our Lady of Lebanon Church has been a cornerstone of many lives in the Lebanese community in Halifax. The Lebanese Cedar Festival would not be possible without the church or its dedicated parishioners. Attending a church tour is a great way to learn about the history, achievements, and importance of Our Lady of Lebanon. Church […]

Beirut Cafe

Beirut Café

One of the best Lebanese pastimes is enjoying the company of family and friends, with beautiful weather and delicious food and drinks. The Beirut Café offers a taste of authentic Lebanese culture like no other and is the perfect place to experience the spirited and easygoing Lebanese lifestyle. Gather a group of friends and savor […]


Lebanese Chef Extraordinaire

A delicious and exquisite Lebanese dish is made with 3 simple ingredients: passion, love, and garlic. Four contestants will compete against each other to determine who can create the best looking, smelling and tasting Lebanese entrée in a live cooking show where judges will rank and decide on the winner. Find out what it takes […]