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This week in Fredericton: June 26-July 2

This week in Fredericton: June 26-July 2

New Brunswick’s capital is THE place to be this week! This is a big weekend in Fredericton with Canada Day Celebrations, the colourful costumed characters of Animaritime, not to mention much of Fredericton’s summer programming ramping up for the season! It’s definitely “full speed ahead” with lots to keep you entertained!

Canada, you look marvelous for your age!
This year marks Canada’s 150th birthday! In celebration, many cities around the country are pulling out the red and white and throwing a party like no other! Fredericton is no exception, with live music over 2 days (June 30 and July 1), cultural activities, art projects and more! Officers’ Square will offer live music and a beer garden, while Barracks Square (July 1) will feature “Teepee Teachings” from our very own St Mary’s First Nation, plus performances from the Multicultural Association of Fredericton and MORE live music! To top off the festivities on July 1st, a dramatic fireworks display will be seen over the Saint John River!  Don’t miss the party!


Happy #CanadaDay ! #fredericton

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While you’re downtown for Canada Day in Fredericton you should also check out these great events!

Mala! As part of the Canada 150 Celebrations, MALA is about telling the stories of NB, an amazing multimedia presentation projected on the front of the Legislative Assembly at dusk.  

Fredericton Region Museum : On Canada Day, the folks at the Fredericton Region Museum will have the kids’ craft table and $2 root bear floats!


Happy #nationalcrayonday!

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New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame :  Visit the museum and take in an exciting new exhibit, The  150th anniversary Paris Crew and the History of Rowing.  There’s also an Interactive Sports Simulator, Virtual Locker Room, Biomechanics and Sports Discovery Centre.


Sunny day in downtown Fredericton! #explorefredericton #exploreNB #nbsportshalloffame

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Beaverbrook Art Gallery – the Gallery is open and ready to celebrate Canada Day! There will be Free admission all day and FREE tours at the following times: 12:00pm (EN), 2:00pm (EN), 4:00pm (FR), 6:00pm (EN), 7:00pm (FR) and 3pm- Storytelling with Joan Meade. On Canada Day, the gallery will be open until 10pm.

Where Sport meets Culture!
On June 28 over 1000 athletes from all over Atlantic Canada will be in Fredericton to participate in the “Jeux de l’Acadie”.  This annual event brings together athletes and their families, participating in sports such as handball, badminton, soccer etc, but in addition to this, there is a cultural component such as singing, improve and more!


Des élèves de l'École Sainte-Anne, entourés d'Acajoux #jeuxdelacadie2017

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Remembering Great Canadians at the Playhouse
Canada’s Forgotten Father – At the Fredericton Playhouse, a play in four acts about Miramichi Father of Confederation and Beaubears Island owner, Peter Mitchell of Newcastle, who was instrumental in forming our constitution.

Canada's Forgotten Father

The Play’s the Thing
“Until I know this sure uncertainty, I'll entertain the offered fallacy.”  If you are a lover of Shakespeare’s plays, this is from “A Comedy of Errors”; one of two plays scheduled to hit the streets of Fredericton.  That’s right.  Shakespeare as performed outside, in this case in Barrack’s Square.  This is the first of two productions this summer. The second, “Richard III” will bring the audience into the beautiful Odell Park, serving as a natural backdrop.  Bring along a chair and enjoy live theatre in the heart of downtown Fredericton!


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Colourful Characters Running Amok!
Animaritime – What’s this you ask?  It’s a coming together of those who have a deep passion and enthusiasm for all things anime, manga, and gaming.  What’s great about this 3 day event is Fredericton is transformed into a land of Anime and Manga characters, with the odd Storm Trooper and Super Mario thrown in for good measure!


Dat boiiiii #animaritime #animaritime2016

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Visit lovely Oromocto!
Celebrate in Oromocto for their annual Pioneer Days! Some of the fun includes community suppers, midway rides and games, live music, bingo, food vendors just to touch on a few!

Oromocto Pioneer Days

Live Music (psst : and it’s FREE!)
Our Summer Concert Series is in full swing!  Bring a chair, and head to either Officers’ Square in the downtown or Main Street (Northside) for some great music and local talent!

Garrison Trio - The Garrison Trio is a fresh new ensemble in the province! The trio is comprised of Danielle Sametz (violin), On You Lee (viola) and Emily Kennedy (cello), who are all members of Fredericton's string ensemble, Atlantic Sinfonia. (Officers’ Square, June27, 7:30pm).

Frantically Atlantic – Bringing you the best of East Coast entertainment! This talented duo will have you clapping your hands and holding your sides from laughter! (Main Street Amphiteatre, June 28, 7pm)

Matt Boudreau – In honour of “Les Jeux de l’Acadie”, Matt Boudreau, originally from Bathurst, will bring his own brand of Acadian – infused pop/Rock to the stage! (Officers’ Square, June 28, 7:30pm).

Thomists - Playing jazz and swing from the Big Band era, the Thomists have been a Fredericton staple for half a century! (Officers’ Square, June 29, 7:30pm)


To the start of outdoor summer shows, being goofy in public with friends, thoughtful gifts, and laughing in the rain

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Ongoing Events
Fredericton has many activities and events happening all summer long to keep you busy and entertained! Remember to check our Calendar of Events for a detailed list!

Beaverbrook Art Gallery (featuring exhibits honouring Canada’s birthday), Gallery 78, Gallery on Queen and Charlotte Street Arts Centre for your art fix!


Installation shots. #nbccd. Featuring the work of Ferran Bélanger, Megan Mackinley and Ralph Simpson. Throughout June

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To market , to market – Find everything from yummy pastries, award winning coffee to simply divine ethnic food with one of our markets! Just being there is an experience!


Market mornings

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Changing of the Guard Ceremony – Daily at 11am and 4pm; additional ceremonies at 7pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


In downtown Fredericton this morning for the changing of the guard at Officer's Square #GarrisonDistrict #NewBrunswick

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Guided Heritage Walking Tours – Stroll through the downtown, accompanied by a costumed guide; they will recount and entertain as they take you through the downtown’s historic sites .This free is offered at 4pm until June 30 and then 10:30am and 2:30pm for the balance of the summer.

Guided Heritage Walking Tour

Theatre in the Park & Fencibles – Musical comedies with a fun and educational message! Theatre in the Park perform daily in Officers’ Square at 12:15pm and 2pm on the weekends; Fencibles perform daily at 4pm in Officers’ Square.


Hey now, you're learning history! #canada

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Croquet Match -  Care to play? Monday – Friday at 11:30am and Saturday & Sundays at 1:15pm.


Fredericton Royals – take a trip to “Baseball Hill” and catch some great baseball!

July 1-  Fredericton Royals vs Chatham Ironmen (7:30pm)

July 2 – Fredericton Royals vs. Moncton Mets (7:30pm)


Beautiful night for baseball!

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Coming right up! Save the date

River Jam – Bring the gang to the Delta for some great live music!

River Jam

Under the Stars Outdoor Movies – Beginning July 8, catch a movie “Under the Stars”!

Under the Stars Film Series

It’s a great time to be in Fredericton! With summer programming ramping up and great events going on, you will certainly be entertained!

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