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This week in Fredericton: August 14-20

This week in Fredericton: August 14-20

This week continue to enjoy the sounds of the New Brunswick Summer Music Festival and clap your hands and make some noise during the Acadian Day Celebrations! Add to this our regular summer programming and you have lots of great choices of things to do in Fredericton!

The Best in Classical Chamber Music!
The  New Brunswick Summer Music Festival  continues in Fredericton this week, with the soothing sounds of chamber music,  running until August 19. With various venues around the city, it’s worth catching a show to witness the amazing line up of talented musicians.  


Who ever said #classical music was boring never met Richard Perlmutter #Beethovenswig #beethovenswigisverybig

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Catch the “Joie de vivre” spirit!
Acadian Day is August 15 and as always, it’s a party! Festivities will happen in Officers’ Square beginning at 3pm with bouncy castles, face painting a bbq a tintamarre (if you’ve never experienced this, you should!) and live music.  Catch the Acadian “joie de vivre” and sport the Acadian colours as you immerse yourself in this fun event.

Acadian Day

Clap your hands, stomp your feet!
Fredericton is known for its vibrant music scene, and this week we have a couple of music events set in pretty cool venues.  On August 16 & 17 multiple Maple Blues Award winner Suzie Vinnick will be stopping by Corked Wine Bar to perform from her new album and on August 19 Kurits Eugene and Blue Lobelia will be performing at Grimross Brewing Co.  If you are more of an outdoor music person, Officers’ Square is where you should be! On August 15  “La Viree” will be performing as part of the Acadian Day Celebrations, and Fredericton’s favourite party band, the “Downtown Blues Band” will rock the stage on August 17.  On the northside as part of the Main Street series, the Joel LeBlanc Trio will deliver some jazz sounds on August 16. Our Summer Recital Series  at the Cathedral on August 18 will feature Heather Dunham  at noon. To end the week our “Next2Now” concert series will feature Julie Doiron in Officers” Square. 


@the_crossroad_devils rocking Officer's Square! #gotoliveshows #blues #rock

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Outdoor movies abound!
Nothing says summer than watching movies outside on the big screen! On the north side in Carleton Park, kids will be delighted to see the animated movie “Secret Life of Pets” at 8:30pm. On Saturday head to Officers’ Square to see the original Batman with Michael Keaton and then on Sunday for the 1961 classic movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” starring Audrey Hepburn.  Bring your chairs and blankets and settle in for a movie night “Under the Stars”.

Yoga and Beer at Grimross
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 the great space at Grimross Brewing Co. at 1pm.


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Roller Derby Fever!   
Get set for the Capital City Rumble! Our very own Capital City Rollers will vye for top spot at the Lady Beaverbrook arena during this flat track roller derby tournament, August 18-20. Come out and support our team!

Play Ball!
Fredericton’s own DQ Royals will be up against St. John on historic “Baseball Hill” on August 18, 7:30pm. Come out and cheer on the players!


Great night for some Royals baseball! Up 6-0 top 7

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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

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

Guided Heritage Walking Tour

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.

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.

Note: This week's Changing of the Guard Ceremonies will take place as follows:

On August 14 there will be an additional ceremony at 7pm in Officers' Square.

On Tuesday, August 15, the 4pm and 7pm ceremonies will be relocated to the grounds of the Legislative Assembly. The 11am ceremony will take place in Officers' Square as usual.


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



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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!


A museum in an old jail #shorttermjourney #canada #fredricton #scienceeast

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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 Frog Walks - 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 August 3 at 7pm.


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Escape Room experience- How fun is this! The Fredericton Public Library has partnered with Unplugged Board Games to give kids (13 years +) a puzzle to solve! Be sure to register first, call 460-2829.  Every Saturday, 10:30am-3:30pm.

Paris Crew Re-enactments – The NB Sports Hall of Fame re-enacts a part of history that made the Paris Crew Canada’s first International Sporting Heroes with Fredericton Rowing Club. 

Coming up…
Fredericton River Rocks Tailgate Party – This is one event you DON’T want to miss! The party is being held outside Willie O’Ree Place during the $200,000 winner-take-all curling event Aug. 24-27 and will feature food vendors, live music, a simulated TSN booth and more! Get your tickets here.

River Rocks Tailgate Party

New Brunswick Fine Craft Festival – Bringing together the best in pottery, textiles, wrought iron, jewellery and so much more! August 25-27 in Officers’ Square.

NB Fine Craft Festival

And don’t forget…Harvest is coming up fast! Do you have your tickets yet? It’s the biggest music festival of the year in Fredericton and this year’s lineup is no exception; plan now to enjoy this year’s Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival.


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As always, check our Summer Entertainment Guide and tell us about your experiences through FacebookTwitter or Instagram!