A group of drummers and dancers performing at the Halifax Waterfront

The People's Parade for Life on Earth

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The People’s Parade for Life on Earth is a grassroots community parade - a joyful celebration for all to come together in respect and love for Mother Earth, the Water and all our relations. 

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2024 (rain date: Sunday, April 21, 2024) 
Parade start time/location: 2 p.m. at Sackville Landing
After Party: 3-5 p.m. at Peace and Friendship Park

How to watch the parade

  • Come to the Kjipuktuk / Halifax Waterfront by 2 p.m.
  • Pick a spot anywhere between the Wave and the Seaport Market
  • Bring a lawn chair and a reuseable water bottle
  • At the end, follow the parade up to Peace and Friendship Park for an after-party from 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
  • Enjoy food, music, performances, and connect with your community!

Check our social media for updates about weather plans. We will make a decision about the rain date by Friday, April 19 at 6 p.m.

Everyone has a place in the movement for life on earth. The People's Parade for Life on Earth is an opportunity to build the community that nourishes and strengthens us as we face the many crises of our time and continue our resistance for a better future. This is a time to create meaningful, respectful relationships between each other, with the land and water, and with all the other creatures we share this planet with. It is a gathering where everyone is welcome as members of one family, to celebrate together and uplift our spirits!  

With the leadership of the Mi’kma’ki Water Walkers, our celebration will be grounded in ceremony and respect for the traditional ways of the unceded Mi’kmaw territory on which we reside.   

The crowd will be made up of elders and youth, drummers and artists, performers and activists, puppets, costumes and more. All are welcome to bring your creativity and represent your community, your culture and your cause in whatever way you're inspired to do so.

The parade will begin at Sackville Landing on the Kjipuktuk/Halifax Waterfront. We will open in ceremony with the Mi’kma’ki Water Walkers, who will then lead the parade along the waterfront. We will end at Peace and Friendship Park for a community gathering and celebration, including food, activities and opportunities to connect with our community. 

Here is our Route Map! You can come watch the parade from any point along the route. 

  • Please bring your own lawn chair if you are able to. 
  • Please bring your own travel mug or water bottle if you can. 
  • Please consider wearing a face mask when it is crowded. 

For all accessibility information, please see our Access Guide

Please contact Joanna at joanna@ecologyaction.ca if you have any questions or inquiries. 

Organized by Ecology Action Centre, Mi’kmaki Water Walkers, iMOVe Media Arts Association, School Strike 4 Climate Halifax, and other community members.