Haligonians, time to show off your civic pride. The 2010 Alexander Keith’s Natal Day Festival runs today through Monday with various events throughout HRM.

It kicks off today at Grand Parade Square as Mayor Peter Kelly hosts the official flag-raising ceremony. There will also be free birthday cake and live entertainment. Other events include Natal Day fireworks Saturday and Monday evenings, the annual Bridge Mile Road Race Sunday morning, and the popular Natal Day parade Monday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The parade starts in Halifax, crosses the Macdonald Bridge and finishes in Dartmouth.