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.

12th Annual Lebanese Cedar Festival
May 31 - June 3, 2018 | 3844 Joseph Howe Dr., Halifax, NS

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

We are thrilled to announce that our Honorary Chair Person of the 2018 Lebanese Cedar Festival will be: Chair of Brigadoon Village, Anne McGuire.

Brigadoon Village passionately transforms the lives of Atlantic Canadian children and youth living with health conditions and other life challenges to help them reach their full potential through experiential learning, meaningful connections, and exceptional fun.

Lebanese Cedar Festival is proud to support Brigadoon’s vision of giving extraordinary kids a chance to be ordinary. For more ways on how to support Brigadoon visit their website:



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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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Mass in Sanctuary (May 31, 2018)
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM Festival Opens (May 31, 2018)
05:30 PM - 07:00 PM Sponsors Appreciation – Beirut Café (May 31, 2018)
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM Lebanese Film Festival: Solitaire (May 31, 2018)
09:00 PM - 11:00 PM Free Time (May 31, 2018)
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Poster Dave Merheje

Dave Merheje

Comedy Show Featuring Dave Merheje.  

Lip Sync

Lip Sync Battle

One of the Cedar Festivals biggest shows to hit its stage. You don’t wanna miss our Lip Sync Battles Lip Sync Promo Video

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 […]

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 […]