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Ring in 2017 in Fredericton!

Ring in 2017 in Fredericton!

Fredericton is offering more than a few exciting options to usher 2017 in with flare!

2016 will soon be a thing of the past! As we prepare to bid farewell to a year of significant historic events we should take the time to pause, reflect and celebrate. With that in mind, we want you to be aware of the numerous options available to you in Fredericton. Review the list of events below and make your plans on how you want to say good bye to the old and welcome the New Year in Fredericton!

Canada 150 Celebrations!

Did you know that 2017 will mark Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation? The City of Fredericton is preparing for a New Year’s Kick Off Event to celebrate! It will provide fun for the whole family with four venues, TONS of music, live entertainment, a campfire and not just one but two firework shows!  First fireworks at 8:00PM for the little ones to enjoy and then at midnight to bring in 2017! And did we mention the outdoor craft beer garden in Officers’ Square?

Joel Plaskett & the Emergency will headline the open air, main stage event in Officers’ Square while the other locations will provide warming stations with free entertainment. Local music artists will be performing FREE shows at Officers’ Square (4pm-12am) and local bands will be featured at Beaverbrook Art Gallery (7-10pm), Wilmot United Church (7:15-9:30pm) and Fredericton Public Library with children’s’ programming (6-8pm).

This FREE event in the downtown core is funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage’s Canada 150 Fund. More details, including a full schedule, will be available on the event page

Joel Plaskett & Emergency

Pretty in Pink (That80sBand) will be taking over the Fredericton Convention Centre as they help you dance the night away with a New Year’s Celebration like none other. Last year more than 500 people joined the band to ring in the New Year and they hope to see you this year! The event runs 9:00PM-1:30AM; band starts at 9:15PM. You can expect party favours and good times! Tickets are available at Reads Newsstand. For more information click here.

Pretty in Pink (That80sBand)

Delta Fredericton: A Night to Remember is your way to Ring in 2017 at Fredericton's biggest, most glamorous party! Join them for the most spectacular party in Fredericton featuring Atlantic Cirque Ltd. and DJ Savory! Aerial dancers, hoop acrobatics, living art and so much more! The Delta Fredericton will transform into a glamorous world filled with magic and fantastical intrigue unlike anything Fredericton has seen before. Enjoy a night of dancing, world-class cuisine, entertainment, a grand midnight champagne toast, and the chance of winning an all-expenses-paid trip to Las Vegas! Tickets available online until December 30 at 5pm. Dance tickets will be available at the door. Dinner tickets must be purchased by December 31 at 5pm (upon availability). Special room rates in affect. Click here for more information 

Delta Fredericton: A Night to Remember

Mucky Fingers and One Horse Town will be bringing in the New Year at the Fredericton Inn. Two great bands for one ticket price! Individual tickets are available at the King Street Irving and the Brookside Irving. A room rental at the Fredericton Inn will include (2) tickets. For more details contact the Fredericton Inn.

Mucky Fingers

Joan Kennedy and Steve Waylon will be throwing down their country tunes at the Exhibition Centre allowing you to kick up your heels as you bring in the New Year. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Capital Exhibit Centre or at the door. For more information visit

Steve Waylon

Mad Mary, Fredericton’s hottest rockin' five piece band, will be at Dolan’s Pub serving up a variety of genres from blues - to classic rock - to rock - to pop. They are a real crowd pleaser sure to have you dancing and singing along. No tickets required.

The Shenanigans Band will be laying down some rockin’ country sounds at Whiskey Joe’s (Hanwell). No tickets required.

Cookshack Band will be at the Riverside Resort (Mactaquac) again this year. Dance out the year to their party tunes! Special room rates are in affect. Click here for more details.

Boom Nightclub is throwing a Great Gatsby Theme party with some of the best music, lights and party people in New Brunswick's capital region! Balloon Drop at midnight and special drink feature all night. For more information click here.

Boom! Nightclub

The Capital Complex will be presenting a host of local music – stay tuned to their website for updates on band names and times.

So that is the roundup of all events in the area to the best of my knowledge. Let us know where you are planning to wrap up 2016.