Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo 2014

Royal Nova Scotia International Tatoo by Valley Family Fun

The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo IS Family Fun!

I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am. I am like a kid at Christmas. We are going to see the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo in Halifax!

I have great memories of going to the Tattoo as a child. I’m not sure how old I was, but I remember the amazing music, the acrobats, and the light patterns that were cast on the floor during performances. The Russian dancers stand out the most in my mind though, for every time their sword hit the floor, sparks lit the air. It was so thrilling to be there!

Fast forward twenty years later, and I had the great privilege of working at the Metro Centre as part of my public relations degree. I got to be there during the Tattoo, and once again got to attend the show. It was every bit as thrilling as when I was a child.

I could not wait until my children were old enough so that I might be able to take them to the Tattoo! We are finally there, and this year we will be going to the show!


The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo is a week-long event held every year in Halifax. The two-and-a-half hour family show is fast-paced – every scene only lasts about 3-6 minutes, so there is always something new to see and experience. This is great for kids with short attention spans!

The show has performers from all over the world, as well as right here from Nova Scotia. There’s bagpipes, highland dancers, la culture de l’acadie and military traditions. Hoping for something more modern? The Tattoo also features innovative acrobatic acts, modern music, contemporary dancing, trampoline routines and cutting-edge videos. There is literally something for everyone. The hardest part will be deciding which is your favourite act!


Here are the basics from the Royal International Nova Scotia Tattoo website:

When is it?
The first week of July every year! In 2014, the Tattoo will be held July 1-8.

Who is it for?
Everybody! Young and old alike will enjoy this spectacular display. It is for tourists and locals, children and seniors, students and parents, couples and families. It is for you….

Where is it?
The Halifax Metro Centre, a modern, air-conditioned arena located in the very heart of Downtown Halifax.

Want tickets?
Tickets are available online at , by phone at (902) 451-1221 and at designated ticket outlets.
Pick your own seats when you buy your tickets online!

Order by Phone: Halifax Metro Centre Box Office1-877-451-1221 or (902) 451-1221

Right now there is a special on that is you buy 3 tickets, you will get 1 free.

Prices start at only $24.50 and there are both evening and matinee performances. A full list of ticket prices and showtimes can be found on the website.

With the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo only being approximately an hour’s drive from the Valley, it makes for an easy family excursion. Treat your family this year to a show at the Tattoo. We are so lucky to have “the world’s largest annual indoor show” right here in our own backyards!

You won’t be disappointed! See you at the show!


**I was not compensated for this post, however, did receive complimentary tickets for the preview show**

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