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This month in Fredericton: June 4-24

Ready, Set, SUMMER! Fredericton’s summer comes in with a resounding BANG!

Finally! Summer is at hand and we can’t find a better way to welcome it than some pretty cool events and activities in Fredericton! Let’s take a look!

A new way to market!

Something pretty exciting starts on June 21 and throughout the summer on Thursday evenings! Carleton Street has been transformed into a wider, more vendor-friendly space, perfect for the NEW Garrison Night Market! What is that, you ask? Styled after traditional Asian night markets, it’s a combination of vendors selling locally made items, musical performances, buskers and so much more! Combine that with our regular Summer Concert Series, it makes for a festive atmosphere that you don’t want to miss!

Beating to the drum of Mother Earth

Did you hear that? That drum beat you hear is the sounds of the annual  St. Mary’s Pow Wow , June 15-17; held at what is known as the “Old Reserve” on Union Street, this event is a cultural “must-do” and does a great job of showcasing the rich heritage of the Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) people through music and dance, and of course, the amazing traditional dress from each group.

 

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Did you say “RIBS”?

Are you a rib afficianado? Translated, that means you LOVE ribs! The annual RibFest , June 7-10 promises to give you ribs and then some! Professional rib teams compete and serve some of the best ribs, chicken, and pulled pork in the country! And while you are licking your fingers, enjoy musical entertainment, midway rides, food vendors and more!

 

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Fredericton’s diverse cultures front & centre!

The annual “Cultural Expressions” festival, taking place in Officers’ Square on  June 22-23 is a two-day event that is jam-packed with dance, music, food, a parade and fun family activities; if you are curious about the many cultural groups within the city this is the event for you! 

 

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The World’s a Stage!

Fredericton is home to some great theatre productions and there is no better time to see the diverse talent that is brought to the stage! The annual Bard in the Barracks June 22 – July 8, is a celebration of Shakespeare’s genius, this year bringing you two tales in two very different locations in the city.  Back by popular demand, “Comedy of Errors” will take place in Barracks’ Square and “Cymbelline” in Odell Park. 

If you are a Monty Python fan, then you’ll love this hilarious comedy! Community theatre group Collective Theatrics brings you a play on Monty Python’s Holy Grail, with “Spamalot”  June 7-9.

Meet you at the Playhouse!

The Fredericton Playhouse continues to bring world-class performances to the stage; catch the comedic styling’s of Dylan Moran on June 7, and on June 8 Chris Collins and his band  Bolder Canyon brings you the “John Denver Experience

On June 9 Fredericton’s Filipino community will showcase the best in music and dance with a full immersive cultural experience in “Wow Phillipines” and finally if you are a Queen fan, then this performance will be a highlight for you, recreating Queen’s famous 1986 concert with all the great hits that go with it, in “Queen – It’s a Kinda Magic” on June 14.

Music, music everywhere!

There’s never a shortage of musical entertainment in Fredericton, and this month is certainly no exception! The Northside concert series begins this month, starting with the country sounds of the Clifford Kelly Band on June 6, Matt Linton on June 13 and Hazzard on June 20.  Also part of the Northside’s extended line up, Fredericton Elvis impersonator Mike Bravener will be at the York Care Centre’s outdoor stage on June 23 for a lively performance!

Award-winning husband/wife team “The Young Novelists” will perform their brand of folk at Corked Wine Bar on June 7, and on June 8 veteran blues/reggae artist Terry Gillespie will be at Grimross Brewing.

Spend the weekend in the pretty village of Gagetown! FeelsGood Follyfest, June 22-24 will have over 50 acts on 2 stages, including live music, art, a full vending market, a grass covered camping and swimming area, workshops, circus performers and more!

Take a trip through time!

It’s that time of year again when Kings Landing opens its doors and you enter a world where time seems to have stopped! Discover 19th century life by seeing and living it first-hand! The village opens its doors on June 9.

 

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Let’s Talk Film!

Doc Talks Festival & Symposium 2018 edition is excited to bring you  three days of documentary film screenings and associated talks, presentations, panel discussions and workshops, June 11-14 at the UNB Campus.  Come and learn about this exciting industry and see some pretty incredible film creation.

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. 

 

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Swing Batter, Batter, Batter!

Head to historic Baseball Hill to catch our very own Fredericton Royals play against various NB teams. Come out and cheer on our home team! Get the schedule!

Ongoing Events and Attractions!

There’s always something going on in our downtown!  Be in the know and check out our 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 4pm, leaving from City Hall (starting June 11).

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!

Beaverbrook Art Gallery – Fredericton’s world renowned Gallery always has some great exhibits from local to international works.  Check out Canadian and Atlantic Works from the Permanent Collection, Dan Xu’s River Songs, James Wilson Morrice and Tom Forrestall! And find out about their upcoming events!

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

AnimaritimeIn its 14th year, this is the time to join one thousand others to celebrate all things anime, manga and gaming, sort of like a Maritime “Comic-con! June 29 –July 1.

Canada Day Weekend – Celebrate the nation’s birthday over two days with lots of music and activities in Fredericton!

River Jam – it’s a weekend of music that celebrates the amazing talent of our region! Over 20 local bands on four stages with a focus on folk, bluegrass, rhythm & blues, and classic rock, June 29.

What a great way to kick off summer in Fredericton! With a little bit of everything from music to theatre and outdoor fun, we hope that we’ve inspired you to come check it out first hand!

Looking for more ideas of things to do in Fredericton? We have at least 18 for you! And remember, tell us about your experiences through FacebookTwitter or Instagram!