ZONE 5 HIGHLIGHTS hosted by Downtown Dartmouth

Posted on October 12th, 2021
by Nocturne

Did you know that Nocturne is divided into zones? And with 4 days to explore the festival you can truly take in each zone of the festival and we are here to help you along the way!

HOP THE HARBOUR: Zone 5 Highlights!

Let's take a look at Zone 5: Dartmouth. Hosting you on your journey is Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission!


Zone 5 is home to the creative community of Downtown Dartmouth with projects focused on Portland St. Key locations in this zone are Alderney Landing, MacPhee Centre for Creative Learning and Trainyard General Store!

Stop in at our Info Booth! Meet a volunteer, pick up a guide and learn more about whats going on in the zone. The info booth is located near Alderney Gate.


  • The MacPhee Centre for Creative Learning is a space you should know and love - check out Miya Turnbull's project there all week.
  • Downtown Dartmouth will illuminate with light installations and DJs on Saturday Night.
  • Not to be missed is the project at Trainyard! They always show up for Nocturne and local artists and this year is no different!


  • There are lots of local businesses you can stop at to grab a drink or a bite to eat - remember to tip your server! #artloverstipwell
  • Check the individual schedule - some projects in this zone are only happening at certain times.
  • Don't forget your mask and your vaccination record! Check out our COVID safety precautions to learn more.