Get ready for Open City!

Open City 2021 will be held on Saturday, June 19!


The event, organized by Develop Nova Scotia, is held to promote entrepreneurs and small, local businesses that make our community a special and vibrant place to be.

We hope you're as excited as we are to see the activations and promos that participating downtown Dartmouth businesses have planned.

NEW: To help you navigate the Downtown Dartmouth businesses participating in Open City, check out our new map at the bottom of the page. The numbered stars on the map correspond to the list of participants below!

 1. Alderney Farmers’ Market at Alderney Landing – 8 am to 1 pm

  • 50% off brand-new market tote bags
  • Free family-friendly crafts at newly launched Art Carts (pending public health guidelines)

2. Brightwood Brewery (35 Portland Street) - 12 pm to 6 pm

  • Drop by for Brightwood Beer Flights. Flights consist of 4 x 5oz Samples Special: $8.50 (tax)

    3. Elizabeth Fougere RMT (122 Portland Street, inside Dartmouth Yoga Centre)

  • 10% off Registered Massage Therapy Treatments

4. Indulgence Intimate Apparel (30 Portland Street) - Saturday during open hours

  • Sidewalk sale (weather permitting) 1 pm - 4 pm
  • Free gift with purchase all day

5. Portland Street Creperie (55 Portland Street) - Saturday during open hours

  • Open City Feature: Crannachan Crepe topped with whipped cream, raspberries, whiskey-flavoured whipped cream, toasted oats

6. Rhea Ferrolino RMT & Howard Bailey RMT (15 Alderney Drive) – 10 am to 2 pm

  • $10 mini massage with proceeds to Downtown Dartmouth Street Navigator Outreach Program

7. Room 152 Clothing Boutique (152 Portland Street) – All weekend

  •  Sidewalk sale

8. Strange Adventures (101 Portland Street) - All day Saturday

  • Free comics, while supplies 

9. The Dart Gallery (127 Portland Street)  - All day Saturday during open hours

  • All-day art exhibit:  Large Days by Angie Reid on display, a stunning collection of Nova Scotia sunsets, skyscapes and landscapes
  • Hear Angie talk about her work from 11 am - 1 pm

10. The Tare Shop (21 Portland Street) - All day Saturday

  • Free coffee/tea with purchase of $25+ (Customers are asked to bring a travel mug)

11. Tic Tac Go Escape Room & Games  (31 Queen Street)

  • 25% off everything in their retail store.

12. Trust Hair Design Ltd. (71 Queen Street) 

  • 15% off everything in their retail store.

Open City Walking Map

Learn more about Open City by clicking below