Festival

Halifax International Busker Festival
When: Through Aug. 15
Where: Five venues in downtown Halifax
The 24th edition of this popular summertime tradition for Halifax is underway with performers from around the world entertaining the public. For complete information, visit buskers.ca.

Music

Country Rockfest
When: Friday and Saturday
Where: Halifax Common
A two-day mega country concert will draw thousands to this popular city greenspace. Johnny Reid is headlining the Friday show with Alan Jackson the big draw on Saturday. For complete ticket information, visit ticketatlantic.com.

Music

Summer Rush
When:
Saturday, 4 p.m.
Where: Alderney Landing, Dartmouth
This 10-act show is headlined by Canadian rockers Hedley. Also taking to the stage are the likes of Stereos, Girlicious and Jay Sean. Tickets are $37 in advance and $44 at the door, plus taxes and service charges.

Race

Atlantic Cat 250
When:
Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 5 p.m.
Where: Scotia Speedworld
One of the biggest races on the Atlantic car racing calendar sees drivers across the Maritimes and New England do battle for over $50,000 in prize money. Qualifying goes on Friday, with the race on Saturday night.

Race

Parts Canada Superbike Championship
When:
Friday through Sunday
Where: Atlantic Motorsport Park, Shubencadie
The final two races of the season go this weekend as the top superbike drivers take to the track. Practice and qualifying go on Friday, with feature races in all five classes set for Saturday and Sunday.

Tour

Teletoon Most Awesome Summer Tour
When:
Friday through Sunday
Where: Halifax Waterfront
A must-see for kids, the event brings its programming to life with games to play and prizes to be won. Events include a karaoke contest, a life-size puzzle and the TELETOON Spin-To-Win Wheel.