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This week in Fredericton: July 10 - 16

This week in Fredericton: July 10 - 16

This week we are all about music: from soothing classical to rock, we cover all genres and want you to experience it! Want to do a little yoga with a rewarding beer afterward? Or how about a quick 5 or 10k jaunt? Whatever you fancy, chances are you’ll find something entertaining this week!

The  Mounties are Coming, The Mounties are Coming!
You will be proud to be a Canadian!  If you’ve never experienced this stunning show of drills and intricate movements, you are in for a treat!  In honour of Canada’s 150th birthday, the RCMP Musical Ride is making a stop in Fredericton for 2 days, July 11 & 12. And since this is the ONLY New Brunswick stop should be reason enough to catch this special  performance!

The Sounds of Fredericton!
Officers’ Square is a busy downtown spot bustling in the summer, and during certain evenings during the week you will be sure to hear music!  This week local Indie band Luke & the Drifters  (July 11) and pop/rock band David in the Dark (July 13) will rock the square and you’re invited to these FREE concerts!


@m.j.c.73 caught us at the #bowladrome for some new pics!

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Cross the river and more (free!) music awaits with the Northside Concert Series.  The Nashwaaksis Amphitheatre on Main Street will feature Celtic fiddler Katherine Moller – a true foot stomping, hand clapping experience!

As part of our Summer Recital Series, St. Anne’s Chapel of Ease will present local favourites Steven Peacock and Gerry Van Wart on classical guitars (July 12) and a short walk away is historic Christ Church Cathedral  for “Barrachois Summer Music – Canadian Art Songs” (July 14) both are free concerts, with a free will offering.

Juno award-winning blues guitarist and son of Dutch Mason, Garrett Mason will be playing a special solo show at Corked Wine Bar on July 13, this is one show you don’t want to miss!

Yoga and Beer? Of course!
It’s “Hopped Yoga”!  If you are a yoga fan and like craft beer, this fun afternoon is just what the doctor ordered!  Participate in a 45-minute mindful yoga practice followed by a 4-flight beer tasting at the newly renovated space at Picaroons on Union Street. 

A Run with a View!
Falls Brook Centre, with a satellite office in the Ville Cooperative,  hosts an annual  “Salmon Run” on July 16.  It’s a fun 5 or 10km distance that takes you along the beautiful trails that wind beside the Nashwaak River.  Grab your sneakers and sunscreen and head out to participate in this great event!

Salmon Run

Watch a movie “Under the Stars”!
Date night anyone? What a great way to spend a Saturday or Sunday evening!  Our “Under the Stars” movie series presents “Beetlejuice” on July 15 and the animated version of “Snow White” on July 16.  Bring a chair and a blanket and head to Officers’ Square at dusk.


Let the movies begin! #soundofmusic

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Ongoing Events!
There’s never been a “but wait, there’s more” moment!  Here’s some great activities (most of which are free!) happening in Fredericton for most of the summer (to know more of events happening over the summer, check out our  website!)

Mala – This unique multimedia presentation is a series of quintessential New Brunswick images or “moments” in history, projected on the front of the Legislative Assembly building (July 13-15).


MALA. Where I'm from. * * * #frederictontourism #explorenb

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Guided HeritageWalking Tours – An entertaining and educational walk with a costumed guide through the downtown! Daily at 10am and 2:30pm.

Guided Heritage Walking Tours

Theatre in the Park  - Fun with a historical theme, meet under the big maple tree in Officers’ Square! Daily at 12:15pm and 2pm on weekends.


"Canadian Women" by the Cthumps, by way of Lenny Kravitz, by way of The Guess Who

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Changing of the Guard Ceremony – With a rich military history,  “the Guard” will re-enact a drill ceremony to the beat of a piper and drummer! You may even be chosen to inspect the guard! Daily at 11am & 4pm with an additional ceremony on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7pm.


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

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Croquet Match – Take on the Fredericton Fencibles crew in a friendly match! Mon-Fri at 11:30am, Sat & Sun at 11:30am and 1:15pm.


Fencibles Theatre – With dramatic flare, this motley crew will entertain you with military history.  Daily at 4:30pm.

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!


to the Fredericton Boyce Farmers Market

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Science East - kids can take advantage of Toonie Saturdays (as the name implies) and Sensational Sundays.  And here’s the cool part – they have so much fun, they don’t know they’re learning!


Big Jenga got intense today #Jenga #scienceeast #iwon

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Of course that’s not all! Check out our website for some great day tripping ideas!  Think it’ll be a rainy day? We’ve compiled a list of ideas of things to do indoors!  And remember, tell us about your experiences through FacebookTwitter or Instagram!

Who’s on deck? Coming right up…
We have  some special visitors coming to Fredericton! The Saint John River Brigade, operated by the Voyageur Brigade Society will be travelling from Nackawic on July 18 and making their home base at Government House.  This event is meant to increase awareness of our beautiful Saint John River.  Stop by and say hi!

Saint John River Brigade

And speaking of the Saint John River, why not take an excursion with Wolastoq Boat Tours? This 2-hour boat tour will provide great views of some iconic buildings that line the Saint John River in Fredericton.


Nice view of the sunset from the boat #wolastoqboattour

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While you’re here …check out our trail system! Perfect for cyclists our trails meander alongside some pretty incredible scenery..and here’s the best part: do a craft brewery tour on your bike! Interested? Read our blog to get the scoop!

There now! If you’re a local, go ahead and be a tourist in your own home town, if you are a visitor, enjoy our beautiful city, we’re pretty proud of it! And remember, tell us about your experiences through  Facebook ,Twitter or Instagram!