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This week in Fredericton: July 17-23

Deep into the heart of summer we are! If you have a “Summer Bucket List” make sure to include some of our events and activities to round out your summer fun!

Paddling to celebrate our river!
Did you know that we have a heritage river in our backyard? The St. John River is one of Canada’s Heritage Rivers, and in honour of this, the Voyageur Brigade Society will mark the beginning of this trek from July 15 to 22nd beginning at Florenceville. The St. John River Wolastoq Brigade will arrive in Fredericton on July 18th and will be stationed on the ground of Government House.  View a detailed map of their route or follow them on twitter as they make their way to Fredericton!

St. John River Wolastoq Brigade

The Little Gray Tree Frog
Did you know? Hyla Park is Canada’s first amphibian sanctuary! Learn all about the elusive gray tree frog that inhabits this area (along with six other species)! If you have no idea what this is, then this is a good time to learn all about it with a Frog Walk! Show up at the Hyla Park Nature Preserve July 20 at 7pm for this FREE informative tour of this preserved area on the northside of Fredericton. 


It's dat boi. #ohshitwaddup #GreatOutdoors #BullFrog #Frog #Canon6D #24_105mm #Amphibian #Kermit #datboi #rarepepe

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Canadian Women Composers Project
Celebrating Canadian Women Songwriters, this special event is part of the Canada 150 Celebrations as it makes its way around Canada.  The evening will feature soprano Clarisse Tonigussi, and pianist Jenny Griffioen on July 20 at 7pm. 

Celebrate Art in its many forms!
Fredericton is truly an artists’ mecca! Make a point of visiting one of our galleries like the Beaverbrook Art Gallery’s Masterworks and Canadian Mosaic , or the Charlotte Street Arts Centre’s exhibit, “Ink & Light on Paper and Blues”.  Want more ideas? Check out the full listing of galleries here


Sit and stare #tryingtobecultured #art

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The Sound of Music!
Officers’ Square will be alive with music on July 18 with francophone folk/rock artist Phil Athanase and on July 20 take in the blues/rock sounds  with the Paula Tozer Band.  On the northside’s Nashwaaksis Amphitheatre, it’s folk/country band “Back to Basics” on July 19.  Care to listen to some soothing classical music over your lunch break? Our Summer Recital Series continues with music at St. Anne’s Chapel of Ease on July 19 and Music at the Cathedral on July 21.


Out for a cycle tonight and some great music

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A Drive – In without the vehicle!
Our ever-popular “Under the Stars” Movie series is a perfect way to spend an evening outside! On July 22 (Saturday) blast from the past “Grease” will be on and the next night on Sunday “The Thin Man”.  Bring a chair & blanket and watch a movie under the stars!


Watching "Pretty In Pink" with Fredericton

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Swing Batter, Batter, Batter!
Head to historic Baseball Hill to catch our very own Fredericton Royals play against Moncton on July 21, 7:30pm.  Cheer on our home team!


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Ongoing Events!
There’s always something going on in our downtown!  Be in the know and check out website for more events happening over the summer

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).


Amazing show downtown at the legislature #frederictontourism @fredtourism #mala #canada150 #canada

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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.

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

Croquet Match

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!


Street Greek Done Right.

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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!



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Just keep swimming (or paddling!)

Summer is synonymous with being near the water to some degree, so take full advantage by exploring Fredericton by water!  From Stand up Paddleboarding to kayaking and tubing, our river is yours to play in! Read our blog and go ahead and get wet!  If you would rather cool off and play in a pool or beach, we have a few suggestions to get you out and enjoying this gorgeous weather! 


Highly recommend kayaking at sunset with your best friend

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Who’s on Deck? Events you don’t want to miss in Fredericton!

New Brunswick Highland Games Festival – Be a Scot for the Weekend! This is one event you definitely do not want to miss.  It’s a coming together of music, traditional Scottish athletic games such as the caber and hammer toss, dancing, workshops and more!  Also part of the festival is the ever-popular “Kilted Run”! (Check out our “Quirky Runs” blog to find out more!)

Notable Acts Summer Theatre Festival – From July 26 to August 5, this is the opportunity for local and NB playwrights to shine!  Performed in various venues throughout the city, you will certainly be entertained and amazed at the sheer talent!


An evening of theatre! :) #nbacts #fredericton

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We want you to experience all that you can in our beautiful city! And remember, tell us about your experiences through FacebookTwitter or Instagram!