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This week in Fredericton: July 23 - July 29

As July winds down, we are just getting started here! This week look forward to live music, our Garrison Night Market and dig out your kilt for the New Brunswick Highland Games! It’s a great time to be in Fredericton!

Go on, be a Scot for the Weekend!

This weekend is full of all things Scottish! The New Brunswick Highland Games Festival Massed bands, drumming and piping competitions, heavy athletic events, ceilidh, workshops, food and so much more!  Definitely worth checking out over the 3 days!


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The World’s a Stage!

Fredericton is brimming with creative types, and this week this is showcased front and centre with the annual NoTable Acts Theatre Festival. This is your chance to see exciting new theatre from amateur and seasoned playwrights around New Brunswick! Plays will be popping up around downtown Fredericton from July 26-August 4.

 Garrison Night Market

Do we have a great market night for you! In addition to the great variety of vendors (over 100 to be exact!) there will be fiddling with Katherine Moller and Tom Richards and Highland Dancing from Nicole Odo School of Dance! 


Cool artwork that looks 3D.

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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 24, francophone singer/songwriter Matt Boudreau will be Officers’ Square as part of the “Cet été, on chante” series at 7:30pm, the next evening at 7pm R&B/Country band “State of Mind” at the Lawrence Amphitheatre then on July 26 Fredericton’s own Society of Saint Andrew Pipe Band will perform to get you ready for the NB Highland Games (more on that later!)

 Beaverbrook Art Gallery is for Families!

It’s Family Art Day at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery! This free afternoon will feature free tours of the gallery, art activities, demo’s and more!


Sunday funday!

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Artists at work!

The Fredericton Arts Alliance Artist-in-Residence is happy to have artisans stationed in the Soldiers’ Barracks casemates in Barracks Square throughout the summer!  This week, visit artists Vanshika Khaitan and Matt Watkin!


Fredericton Artist Workshop #hdr #streetart #workshop #Fredericton #newbrunswick

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Pavillion Sessions at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery

Remember Drinks with Dali? In keeping with this tradition, Feels Good Follyfest is celebrating its 10th anniversary and is bringing music, craft beer, yummy desserts and an art workshop to the Beaverbrook Art Gallery for their “Pavillion Sessions”. This month enjoy the sounds of Stephen Lewis in this free and fun event!

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, catch the 1986 movie “Labyrinth”and on Sunday, the classic “James Bond: Dr. No”. 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!


Miranda took me frog hunting lol :)

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Fredericton Royals Baseball: Cheer on the Fredericton Royals! Head to historic “Baseball Hill” to watch the Fredericton Royals take on Saint John on July 27, 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 28, 6:30pm.


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Paddle & Pint: 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! July 26, 6-8pm.


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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 25 and at Christ Church Cathedral, July 27. 

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.

Coming right up…

New Brunswick Day: This year Fredericton has been chosen as the recipient city to hold NB Day festivities!  Taking place in Carleton Park on the northside, expect music, activities, entertainment, BBQ and of course, cake! August 6, 10:30am-3:30pm.

Down East Brew Fest: Carleton Street will be the spot to be for this fun event.  Craft beer, mead, cider and spirits will be available as well as local food trucks.

 Looking for some ideas for date night?  Check out our blog, and get planning! And don’t forget to check out everything that is going on all summer with our on line version of the  Summer Entertainment Guide!