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This week in Fredericton: July 16 - July 22

Mid July brings with it music festivals, Downtown Art Walks, museum tours, night markets and a whole lot more! There’s always something to do in Fredericton this summer!

A Full Music Weekend!

Set in beautiful Tay Creek, this music Festival is an annual event that encompasses local and Canadian live music the entire weekend (July 20-22); expect a  jam tent (not the edible kind!), café, games for kids, vendors, workshops, camping & more! This year brings with it a great line-up, such as Toronto’s The Marwills, The Barrowdowns and from Montreal, the Gypsy Kumbra Orchestra to name a few! Get the details and full schedule here!

A New Perspective Through Art!

After checking out the Garrison Night Market or enjoying one of the many outdoor patios our downtown has to offer, why not take a leisurely stroll to some local galleries offering free admission for the evening? Come discover a variety of exhibitions and collections at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Gallery on Queen, Charlotte Street Art Centre, Gallery 78 and Connexion ARC at the Downtown Art Walk July 19, from 5-8pm!

Garrison Night Market

Do we have a great market night for you! In addition to the great variety of vendors expect rather tall individuals with Northern N.B.’s “Clowne Famille Stilt Artists”, music by the Center Lane Jazz Trio and a few steps away in Officers’ Square, catch the bluegrass sounds of Montgomery Street Band at 7:30pm!

Outdoor Summer Concerts  - both sides of the river!

Fredericton is known for its wide musical community, and it is always nice to have some options on both the north and south side of the city!   On July 16, the Jon Fidler Band will be at York Care Centre (100 Sunset Drive) at 6:30pm, the next evening at 7:30pm swing around to Officers’ Square for some psychedelic rock with Falling Leaves.  Back to the north side on July 18 at the Lawrence Amphitheatre for the pop and classic rock sounds of Common Thread, then on July 19 Fredericton’s own Montgomery Street Band for a little bluegrass at 7:30pm. On Saturday, our Next2Now Series presents Nova Scotia trio “Port Cities” at 7:30pm, performing their brand of Indie-Rock.

Celebrating 150 years of Cricket in Fredericton!

The Loyalist Rugby Club invite you to come downtown Fredericton on July 21 to celebrate the 150 years of Cricket in Officers’ Square!  The local club will be playing a match against local dignitaries in traditional white cricket dress. There will be special VIP seating in Officers’ Square balcony, Graystone Brewing will have a beer garden, authentic East Indian Cuisine will be available for purchase and live music with Port Cities! The event will finish with a movie under the stars, “The Grand Seduction” at dusk.  Come out and learn about this historic sport!

Treats & a Tour!

Have you ever been to the Fredericton Region Museum?  This may be the perfect time to visit.  On July 21, get a bird’s eye view from the balcony of the museum in Officers’ Square, while you sample special coffee blend and international treats for their “Coffee Tasting, Treats and Tour”!.  The visit concludes with a tour of the museum (and the famous Coleman Frog!).

The Library is not only for reading!

The Fredericton Public Library is happy to present until July 31, “Different Perspectives”; a joint fine art photography exhibit from two local artists: Gary Weekes and Carol Randall. 

What’s SUP?

Have you ever tried Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP)? There’s no better place to do this than on the gorgeous Saint John River! Learn how to do this cool sport with an hour and a half guided paddle, then head to Graystone brewing for a pint! It’s Paddle & Pint Thursdays with Second Nature Outdoors! July 19, 6-8pm.


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Watch a movie…Under the Stars!

What better way to see a movie than to be outside “under the stars”! Bring your chairs and blankets and settle in for 2 nights of movies.  On Saturday, it’s the 2013 movie “The Grand Seduction” (as a tribute to 150 years of cricket in Fredericton) and on Sunday, catch the 1937 animated classic “Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs”.  Both movies begin at dusk.

Things happening all summer!

Changing of the Guard Ceremony:  Celebrate the birthplace of the Canadian Army in Fredericton, every day! Fredericton’s past comes to life as “the guard” re-enact through drills in Officers’ Square, daily 11am & 4pm and an extra ceremony Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7pm.  FREE

Guided Heritage Walking Tours: Take a walk, learn something cool about Fredericton (and it’s free!) Accompany a costumed guide on a historic stroll of Fredericton; you’ll be surprised at the little known facts and history of our city! From July 1, two tours are offered at 10am and 2:30pm from City Hall. FREE

Fredericton Outdoor Summer Theatre: You’ll laugh and you’ll sing! Local theatre group the Calithumpians are ready to entertain you in Officers’ Square with their hilarious take of historical themes and social issues with “Theatre in the Park”.  This family friendly show happens daily at 12:15pm in Officers’ Square, and 2pm on weekends, beginning on July 2.  FREE

Fredericton Fencibles Theatre: Take a break in the afternoon at the Guard house (15 Carleton Street) to enjoy  a lively theatrical performance based on Fredericton’s role in the Canadian army.  Daily at 4:30pm

Haunted Hikes: Entertaining, scary and funny all rolled up into one evening! Take a Haunted Hike with the Calithumpians! Meet at the Coach House (796A Queen St) at 8:45pm.

Hyla Park Frog Walks: Visit Canada’s first amphibian park by joining in a free guided tour every Thursday evening! Hyla Park is home to 7 different species of frogs and toads, but in particular, the grey tree frog or Hyla versicolor.  Tours begin at 7pm, and it is best to reserve ahead of time to guarantee a spot!

Fredericton Royals Baseball: Cheer on the Fredericton Royals! Head to historic “Baseball Hill” to watch the Fredericton Royals take on Saint John on July 20, and Moncton on July 21 at 7:30pm.

Speedway 660: Catch the action in Geary! Only 25 minutes from Fredericton, Speedway 660 promises to give you great racing action, and fun for the entire family!  July 21, 6:30pm.


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The Markets!: Fredericton has an abundance of local flavours and hand –made products! Check out the Garrison Night Market (Carleton Street),  Fredericton Boyce Farmers Market (665 George Street) every Saturday, 6m-1pm; the Northside Market (311 St. Mary’s Street) Saturdays 9am-4pm, Sundays 10am-4pm and the Cultural Market (28 Saunders St) 10am-4pm.


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Summer Recital Series - Take in some beautiful music in these historic churches over the lunch hour (12:10pm-1pm).  St. Anne’s Chapel of Ease, July 18 listen to  a selection of music from the Lintuhtine Music Academy and at Christ Church Cathedral, July20 “Organ in Sanity and Madness” with David Drinkell .

Coming right up…

New Brunswick Highland Games Festival: Get your Scottish on and be a celt for the weekend! This popular weekend festival showcases  music, bagpipes, drumming, highland dance, traditional Scottish athletics, Scottish foods, whiskies, genealogy, crafts and more!  

NoTable Acts Theatre Festival:  A chance to see exciting new theatre from amateur and seasoned playwrights around New Brunswick! July 24-August 4.

Thirsty? Why not check out the great selection of cider, mead and beer in Fredericton and the cool venues that go with it! Read our blog to find out the details.

And don’t forget to check out everything that is going on all summer with our on line version of the  Summer Entertainment Guide!