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This week in Fredericton: August 7-13

This week in Fredericton: August 7-13

This week in Fredericton we bring you classical music with the NB Summer Music Festival, Fredericton Pride Festival, the 2017 NB Indian Summer Games and a trip to Cambridge Narrows for their annual “Life at the Lakes”. Add to this our regular summer programming and you suddenly have some “must –do’s” on your list this week!

Soothing music in historic settings
It’s time to settle in and revel in the sounds of classical chamber music with the New Brunswick Summer Music Festival, August 7 – 19. From its humble beginnings in 1994, this 2-week long music festival has  garnered national acclaim bringing with it an amazing line up of talented musicians performing in various locations around Fredericton.  Definitely work getting your tickets soon!


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

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Taking Pride in our Community
It’s the Fredericton Pride festival! Every year this colourful festival takes centre stage in our very own Officers’ Square in downtown Fredericton!  Dance to live music on the stage, craft vendors surround the square,along with food and craft beverages! To end the festivities, there will be a parade in the downtown.  Click here to get a peak at the parade route.

Celebrating aboriginal youth, athleticism and diversity!
Kingsclear First Nation is the host to this year’s 2017 New Brunswick Indian Summer Games, August 7-11. This week long event will bring approximately 1,200 First Nation Athletes, Coaches, & Community Volunteers to Kingsclear First Nation and the City of Fredericton to participate in sports, such as Ball Hockey, Badminton, Canoeing, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, T-Ball, Volleyball, Swimming, Basketball, Golf, Baseball/Softball, and Archery.  Come out and cheer on the athletes!

2017 New Brunswick Indian Summer Games

Take a road trip to Cambridge Narrows!
Just a short drive from Fredericton, beautiful Cambridge Narrows opens its doors to show off its natural beauty and hospitality! Its annual “Life at the Lakes” showcases local art, history, food, wine, music and so much more! To find out, check the schedule and take a drive out on August 12 & 13 to discover this beautiful little corner of New Brunswick.

Life at the Lakes

Clap your hands, stomp your feet!
This week take in some live music first in Officers’ Square, as part of the NB Summer Music Festival, it’s “Mozart in the Park” then on the northside on August 9, listen to rock band the “Unheard” and on August 10 Officers’ Square will feature the “Cross Road Devils”. Our Summer Recital Series  at the Cathedral on August 11 will feature NB Summer Music Festival artists at noon.


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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 “Sing” at 8:30pm. Remember Rocky? Of course you do! Head to Officers’ Square on August 12 for this 1976 movie, and on Sunday its “The Odd Couple”  - the original 1968 classic.  Bring your chairs and blankets and settle in for a movie night “Under the Stars”.


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Dogs take centre stage!
Are you a dog lover? Then this show is for you! The Olate Dogs, a fast – paced performance with the Olate family’s 22 dogs is a delightful show filled with amazing pet tricks! If you even a little bit partial to our furry friends, then this show is for you! Get your tickets for this August 13 show at the Playhouse. 


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Play Ball!
Fredericton’s own DQ Royals will be up against Chatham on historic “Baseball Hill” on August 11, 7:30pm. Come out and cheer on the players!


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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 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.

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 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!


#Fredericton Cultural Market, such a colourful and flavourful addition to our downtown!!

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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!

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 August 3 at 7pm.


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

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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.

Coming up…
Acadian Day CelebrationsIf you haven’t been to an Acadian Day Celebration on August 15, maybe it’s time you did! This is a day to celebrate all things Acadian, from food and music to making some noise at the “tintamarre”(parade) ! The fun all takes place in Officers’ Square.

Are you a craft beer fan? How about cider? The craft beverage industry in Fredericton is growing and with more of these spots being at the forefront it’s no wonder it has become a mecca for those wanting something a little different.  Couple this with our great trail system (winding along the St John River) to get to most of these locations and you suddenly have a great afternoon/early evening trek! Read our blog to find out more!


Stop number 2 Roundhouse along with Glenn, Sarah and Chris.

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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.


Had a blast this weekend at Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival

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Make the most of this second half of summer! You are sure to find something interesting to do in Fredericton this week.  As always, check our Summer Entertainment Guide and tell us about your experiences through FacebookTwitter or Instagram!