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This week in Fredericton: July 24-30

This week in Fredericton: July 24-30

Boy do we have a great week in store for you – starting with one of Fredericton’s most anticipated festivals – the NB Highland Games where you can be a Scot for the Weekend!  Follow that up with the Notable Acts Summer Theatre Festival  then get into the groove with the Tay Creek Music Festival!

Caber Toss, anyone?
This award-winning festival is in its 36th year and brings with it all the things that would make you proud to be Scottish, even if you aren’t! If you are a fan of the bagpipes you’ll want to be on the grounds of Government House from July 28-30; you will be among the many enjoying the music, highland dancing, traditional Scottish games (hence the caber toss!) , and so much more Scottish shenanigans!

PLUS the Fredericton Society of Saint Andrew Pipe Band celebrates their 90th birthday in style Friday night in the Ceilidh Tent – a not to be missed show! The Highland Games Festival is a full weekend of fun that’s not to be missed!

The World’s a Stage!
Experience live outdoor theatre that is 100% New Brunswick! From established to emerging playwrights to actors and directors, you will definitely be amazed at the sheer talent in our province with the Notable Acts Theatre Festival!  The plays are set amid the backdrop of many local venues! Click here for the full festival line up! 


An evening of theatre! :) #nbacts #fredericton

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Calling all music (and outdoor) enthusiasts!
This popular folk festival, held just 25 minutes outside of Fredericton on beautiful Tay Ridge Farm, is a favourite among many locals and visitors alike.  The Tay Creek Folk Festival  features music from a whole array of genres from bluegrass to country (and of ocurse, folk!) you can also do some camping or hiking or take in some of the workshops offered during this music-packed weekend!


Save the dates in your calendar...the festival is approaching quickly!

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Get your Yoga (and beer tasting!) on!
It’s “Hopped Yoga” on July 27!  If you are a yoga fan and like craft beer, this fun evening is just what the doctor ordered!  Participate in a 45-minute mindful yoga practice followed by a 4-flight beer tasting at Trailway Brewing on Main Street. 


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From Jazz to Classic Rock, it’s our (FREE) live music line up!
You know you’re sure to be entertained in Fredericton! This week listen to smooth jazz with the Joel LeBlanc  Trio on July 25 in Officers’ Square, and on July 26 at noon, relax with some classical music with Karon Croll, contralto & Ruth Nieboer, piano at St. Anne’s Chapel of Ease. The North side concert series brings you some classic rock with 3 ½ Men at 7pm and on July 27 Fredericton favourite, the St Andrews Pipe Band will get you psyched for the upcoming NB Highland Games! To finish off the week, check out Kathleen Moller and Tom Richards - Celtic Fiddle and Guitar at Christ Church Cathedral for their Summer Recital Series.


Out for a cycle tonight and some great music

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Paint Night!
Get creative with step by step painting instruction in the beautiful space of the Picaroons Roundhouse on July 26! This “Create over Cocktails” is a great opportunity to get together with friends in a relaxed and fun evening!

Classic Movies “Under the Stars”
Enjoy 1970’s John Wayne classic “Rio Lobo” on July 29 and on July 30 enjoy “Christmas in July” with classic film “Miracle on 34th Street” ; bring a chair and a blanket and enjoy these great movies in a historic outdoor setting.

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).


Highlights from MALA!

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

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.


CHAD'S BACK! In "Games On!" Fridays and Saturdays in July!

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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.


Changing of the guard #fredericton #ourxcanadaadventure

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


Lots of food.

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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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Beaver Pond Tours – Learn all about the beaver with this fun (and free) guided tour in Mactaquac.  Call to book an appointment!

Haunted Hikes  -Funny, entertaining and a little bit scary! Take a walk with costumed thespians as you learn all about local folklore and some haunting accounts! Mon-Sat at dusk.

Hyla Park - Canada’s first amphibian sanctuary, home to the Little Gray Tree Frog offers FREE tours to learn all about this protected area.  Next tour is July 27 at 7pm.

What’s Coming Up…
Runners and beverage enthusiasts take note! NB Day Running Weekend (Aug 5-7) is all about getting outside and getting your kilometers in plus enjoying some great beverages with Fredericton’s trail system as the backdrop!  Sign up for either the Spirited Dash, Wine Run or Beer Run!

Looking for a little adventure? Check out our blog “5 Can’t Miss Fredericton Adventures”  to get your adrenaline pumping!

You are guaranteed to have something to do every day in Fredericton! Remember to check out our Summer Entertainment Guide for details on other cool things to do!  And remember, tell us about your experiences through FacebookTwitter or Instagram!