Rotary Ribfest moving to Dartmouth!

6th Annual Rotary Ribfest moving to Dartmouth…July 3rd, 4th and 5th, 2020!

The Rotary Club of Halifax Harbourside is pleased to announce the return of Halifax Ribfest to the Halifax Waterfront for the sixth year in a row, this time in a new location on the Dartmouth Waterfront – Alderney Landing. The event will host five unique rib trucks, exciting local vendors and tens of thousands of satisfied visitors. The popularity of this event benefits the entire community as all profit is utilized by the Rotary Club of Halifax Harbourside to service many local and international charities. The date of this years event is July 3, 4 and 5.

The event has been extremely successful in raising almost $500,000 for various charities over the past five years, while satisfying an inherent demand for more successful events on the waterfront. We have hosted as many as 81,000 satisfied visitors over the weekend on the Halifax site, and are excited that the new location will allow easy access to our returning visitors, and an opportunity to take entertain a new audience!

“We are thrilled that Ribfest is back for another year”, says Ashley Butt, Chair of the Halifax Ribfest Committee. “We will be ramping up the entertainment, and moving to an established new location.  Once again, there is no entrance fee”.

The Rotary Club of Halifax Harbourside was established in 1989 and today is a vibrant Club of 60+ members, representing a broad range of backgrounds and professions.  The group is committed to charitable giving both locally and internationally; to personal and professional growth and development; and to having fun in everything we do.  The club is one of 35,000 worldwide. Some of the local projects the club works with include Hospice Halifax and St. George’s YouthNet. Further, the  and we have done development projects in the Gambia, in addition to providing service and funds to several youth programs such as Interact Clubs and Youth Exchange.



Glenn Bowie

Halifax Ribfest Committee

Cell: (902) 240-7620


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