BEIRUT CAFE

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

LIVE PERFORMANCES

Experience traditional Lebanese dances and music all weekend long

KIDS ENTERTAINMENT

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

ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS

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

EVERYTHING LEBANESE

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

13th Annual Lebanese Cedar Festival
May 30 - June 2, 2019 | New Location: 111 Clayton Park Dr., Halifax, NS

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

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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! 

Participate

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.

Exhibit

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.

 

 

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Thursday, May 30, 2019
04:00 PM - 10:00 PM Festival Opens (May 30, 2019)
05:00 PM - 05:15 PM Dance Performance by DAC Senior Group 1 (May 30, 2019)
06:00 PM - 06:15 PM Dance Performance by DAC Senior Group 2 (May 30, 2019)
07:00 PM - 07:15 PM Dance Performance by Lebanese Cedar Festival Group (May 30, 2019)
08:00 PM - 10:00 PM Lebanese Film Festival Movie (May 30, 2019)
10:00 PM - 10:00 PM Festival Closes (May 30, 2019)
Friday, May 31, 2019
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM Festival Opens (May 31, 2019)
12:00 PM - 07:30 PM Free Time/Music Playing (May 31, 2019)
07:30 PM - 08:30 PM Official Opening Ceremonies – Entertainment Tent (May 31, 2019)
08:30 PM - 09:00 PM Free Time/Music Playing – Entertainment Tent (May 31, 2019)
09:00 PM - 11:30 PM Lounge Night with DJ Sheny – Beirut Café (May 31, 2019)
11:30 PM - 11:30 PM Festival Closes (May 31, 2019)
Saturday, June 1, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:59 PM Festival Opens (June 1, 2019)
12:00 PM - 12:10 PM Dabke Performances – Entertainment Tent (June 1, 2019)
12:10 PM - 12:30 PM Natalia Performance – Entertainment Tent (June 1, 2019)
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Kids Performance – Entertainment Tent (June 1, 2019)
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM Family Feud Entertainment Tent (June 1, 2019)
03:00 PM - 03:15 PM Dabke Performance by St. Antonios Group – Entertainment Tent (June 1, 2019)
03:03 PM - 05:00 PM Chopped – Entertainment Tent (June 1, 2019)
05:00 PM - 05:10 PM Dabke Performance by DAC Group 1 – Entertainment Tent (June 1, 2019)
05:10 PM - 06:00 PM Elie Loucas Band Plays Music – Entertainment Tent (June 1, 2019)
06:00 PM - 06:10 PM Dabke Performance by DAC Group 2 – Entertainment Tent (June 1, 2019)
06:10 PM - 06:30 PM Elsy Performance – Entertainment Tent (June 1, 2019)
07:00 PM - 07:10 PM Dabke Performance by Lebanese Cedar Festival Dancers – Entertainment Tent (June 1, 2019)
08:00 PM - 09:00 PM DJ Pierre Naza – Beirut Café (June 1, 2019)
09:00 PM - 11:30 PM Party featuring Eliane & Wissam Amar – Beirut Café (June 1, 2019)
11:30 PM - 11:30 PM Festival Closes (June 1, 2019)
Sunday, June 2, 2019
10:00 AM - 08:00 PM Festival Opens (June 2, 2019)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Mass (June 2, 2019)
01:00 PM - 01:10 PM Dabke Performance by DAC Group 1 – Entertainment Tent (June 2, 2019)
01:10 PM - 01:45 PM Elie Loucas Band Plays Music – Beirut Café (June 2, 2019
01:45 PM - 02:00 PM Wedding Skit – Entertainment Tent (June 2, 2019)
02:00 PM - 02:10 PM Dabke Performance by DAC Group 2 – Entertainment Tent (June 2, 2019)
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM Dabke with ALL STARS – Entertainment Tent (June 2, 2019)
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM Samou el-Genieh – Beirut Café (June 2, 2019)
05:10 PM - 06:00 PM Dabke Performance by Lebanese Cedar Festival Dancers – Entertainment Tent (June 2, 2019)
05:10 PM - 06:00 PM Family Feud – Entertainment Tent (June 2, 2019)
06:00 PM - 06:15 PM Dabke Performance by St. Antonios – Entertainment Tent (June 2, 2019)
06:15 PM - 06:35 PM Elsy Performance – Entertainment Tent (June 2, 2019)
07:00 PM - 07:10 PM Dabke Performance by Lebanese Cedar Festival Dancers – Entertainment Tent (June 2, 2019)
07:10 PM - 08:00 PM 50/50 Draw / Official Closing Ceremonies – Entertainment Tent (June 2, 2019)
08:00 PM - 08:00 PM 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!

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Fersan Al-Arz

Cedar Festival Dabke Group

Lebanon has made its mark on the world with its energetic and exciting traditional dance performances called ‘Dabke’. A number of performers ranging from 5 – 25 years old will take the stage and showcase their moves to the up-tempo beat of Lebanese music. Between the jumps and turns, these synchronized dancers will be sure […]