First ever Seville’s April Fair in Halifax!
Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 April, 2023
Free. Family friendly. All Welcome!
At the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, Halifax
Light, colour and joy define Seville’s April Fair – an annual event that dates back to 1848 in which for a week, the joy of life is celebrated through dance, music, art and gastronomy. Families and organizations set up “casetas” (pop-up tents) in which they welcome visitors and passers-by, all dressed up for the occasion.
Our dates coincide with the last days of the 2023 Seville’s April Fair and with International Dance Day (April 29).
We aim to inherit the fair’s spirit and have the pleasure of inviting you to participate in this uplifting and unique Spanish cultural experience.
Our vision is to create moments in time where we connect as a community, immersed through our senses in the aesthetic, culture, sound and moves of flamenco.
In the weeks leading up to our Seville’s April Fair in Halifax weekend and also over the two days of the fair, we will present a variety of cultural workshops, displays and performances.
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Performances include two shows directed and performed by Artistic Director Maria Osende, who will be joined by both local and international flamenco artists, plus advanced students of Flamenco School Maria Osende. Professional Artists include Maria Osende (Artistic Director and Dancer), Joyce Saunders (Singer), Fernando Gallego “El Bancalero (Singer) and José Vega (Guitar). More details coming soon!
In Seville, the winter months leading up to the April fair are a huge part of the event. From practicing Sevillanas dances and learning to clap and shout Olé!, to dressing up in our festive best, our pre-fair events will get you in the mood!
Saturday, Apr 1, 2023, 2-4pm
GET IN THE MOOD: FLAMENCO ESSENTIALS
Free. Family Friendly.
Aurora Common Church, 5666 Sebastian St Halifax
Participants will learn how to clap along to flamenco music, follow some basic dance steps, how to lead and encourage participation, expand their flamenco vocabulary with some Spanish words, get more information on how to maximise your experience of the upcoming festivities at Pier 21. No experience required. All welcome.
Saturday, April 15, 1pm-3pm
Get Ready for The Seville’s April Fair in Halifax!
Free. Family Friendly.
Mic Mac Aquatic Club, 192 Prince Albert Road, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 1M8
Join us for a free afternoon. Participants will learn how to clap along to flamenco music, follow some basic dance steps, how, expand their flamenco vocabulary with some Spanish words, get more information on how to maximise your experience of the upcoming festivities at Pier 21. No experience required. All welcome. Bringing the kids? We have dedicated kids activities.
Flamenco bazaar and clothes-swap to hunt for your next flamenco outfit, snacks and social. Start the party early with us!
Includes a short performance by our flamenco musicians and Maria Osende.
Every year, in the start of spring, a week after Semana Santa (Easter), Seville, the capital of Andalusia, celebrates the La Feria de Abril also known as “Seville’s April Fair” and “Spring Festivities”. This joyful event that turns the city into a celabration.