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This week in Fredericton: July 9-15

Three cheers for summer in Fredericton! With summer programming in full swing, add to that lots of live music, a community festival and our Garrison Night Market!

Teach and be Taught!

If there’s a craft or a trade you’ve been dying to try, a new technique you want to practice, or a skill you wish you could acquire, then you need to attend the Falls Brook Festival! The festival is free to attend and provides a great opportunity for members of the public to share their skills and knowledge in workshops, talks and guided walks.  The festival takes place in Officers’ Square July 13-15 and is filled with educational workshops by artisans, teachers, experts and hobbyists. Lots of kids activities, live music, food and drink! Don’t miss this great opportunity to broaden your horizons!

Artists at Work!

Located in the Soldiers’ Barracks in downtown Fredericton, the Fredericton Arts Alliance Artist –in-Residence series presents local professional artists and fine craftspeople for one to two-week residencies in the Soldiers’ Barracks Casemates (on the corner of Carleton and Queen).  Artists will create an outdoor studio space providing the public with a wonderful opportunity to talk with the artists, learn about their inspirations and creation, and witness professional art in the making. This week, enjoy the work of  Dhanishta Ambwani (Painter) and  Tracy Austin (Fabric/Fashion Artist).


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

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Garrison Night Market

Do you know what we LOVE about the Garrison Night Market? The sheer variety of products by our vendors! Yummy food, produce and quirky and unique crafts all in one spot! This week we have the celtic sounds of Krista Touesnard on the pedway stage and the performance art of Chelsea MacCormack! It all starts at 4:30pm, July 12 on Carleton Street. 


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Paddle & Pint

Doesn’t this sound like fun? Come out to Second Nature Outdoors (63 Brunswick St) on July 12 from 6-8pm  for an hour and a half guided paddle, then head over to Graystone Brewing for a pint to celebrate your mastery of the Stand Up Paddleboard!


Cruising the St. John River... Highly recommended #ExploreNB : @acorn_art_photography

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Music  - north and south and Uptown!

Enjoy live music on the south side in Officers’ Square with the folk/rock sounds of Memramcook native Julie Aube (of “Les Hay Babies) on July 10 at 7:30pm. On July 11, head to the north side to hear country band, Night Owl at the Lawrence Amphitheatre on Main Street.  On Thursday, Officers’ Square will have chamber folk group “Lad & Lasses” at 7:30pm.  Want more music? Head uptown to Grimross Brewing in their cool space to hear Union Duke and the Montgomery Street Band on July 13, at 8pm.

Watch a movie…Under the Stars!

Head to Officers’ Square to watch a movie outside!  Bring your chair and blanket and settle in for “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” (1988) on Saturday evening and on Sunday, “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” (1954); both films start at dusk and concessions are available.

Put a little “edVenture” into your summer!

This is the perfect excuse to learn something new! Our edVentures learning vacation program, in it’s 10th year, has something for everyone! Hurry though! The deadline to register for these is July 13!

Encaustic Painting (July 21 & 22) 

Introduction to Jewellery Enamelling (July 21 & 22)

Painting & Rug Hooking Collide (July 21)

Painting with Wool (July 21 & 22)

Urban Sketching: Sketching People (July 22)

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!


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Fredericton Royals Baseball: Cheer on the Fredericton Royals! Head to historic “Baseball Hill” to watch the Fredericton Royals take on Movcton on July 13, 7:30pm.

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…

Tay Creek Folk Festival  (July 20-22): A great weekend to take in all kinds of music! Folk, Country, Celtic, Bluegrass, Blues and Soul with jam sessions,  musical & environmental workshops, hiking trails and  camping for tents & RVs (no hook-ups); 16 and under free. Tay Creek is only 20 minutes from Fredericton.

That should keep you busy this week! Looking for great ideas to do with the family? Check out our blog, “Family Fun in Fredericton” and learn about things like waterfall chasing, biking, outdoor summer theatre and more! And don’t forget to check out everything that is going on all summer with our on line version of the  Summer Entertainment Guide!