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Fun For Everyone to be the focus Canada Day In Fredericton 

Canada Day Fredericton

For immediate release: June 5, 2019

FREDERICTON, NB  With talk of work being done at Officers’ Square many Fredericton residents have been wondering the status of the City’s annual Canada Day celebrations.  The Fredericton Canada Day Committee wants everyone to know they are planning their usual huge 2 days of celebrations.

“The ongoing planning for changes to Officers’ Square delayed our preparations a little bit but we have been assured that there will be no major disruptions so it is time to party” says Canada Day Co-chair Paul Wentzell.  “We are looking forward to another great celebration”. 

Canada Day Festivities in Fredericton will again cover two days.  Canada Day itself will include ten hours of live entertainment, offered completely free of charge, games and activities for kids, food vendors, and to cap the evening off a giant fireworks display.  And again this year’s event will also feature the Canada Day Kick-Off Party on June 30th with an additional four hours of live musical entertainment which the public can enjoy completely free of charge.

For the Canada Day Kick-Off Party Halifax based Wintersleep will headline the show with the popular rock band The Motorleague also taking the stage.

The Canada Day Kickoff party is designed for an adult celebration and we have enjoyed great attendance since we began hosting it in 2016” says Co-Chair Charles Barry. “Fredericton loves Wintersleep and we got a great reaction from The Motorleague last year so we feel the night will be a huge success. Once again there will be a licenced area open in the square so it’s a great way to kick off your celebrations”.   The licensed area will also be open during the evening performance July 1st.

The Canada Day headliners will be Juno Award winning rock band The Beaches. This all girl band is described as 100% Rock and Roll and specializes at being the life of the party.  Joining the Beaches on Canada Day evening will be Partner and the Kendra Gale Band. And after the Fireworks the popular local band Pretty in Pink will wrap up entertainment.

And there are more acts to follow.  The committee will be announcing the remainder of the musical line up in the next few weeks.

As always the afternoon portion of Canada Day will feature family and cultural oriented entertainment plus a wide variety of kids activities along with plenty of food vendors throughout Officers Square. In addition area attractions like the NB Sports Hall of Fame, The Fredericton Region Museum, and the Beaverbrook Art Gallery will be open with a variety of activities and exhibits for the whole family.. 

And what would Canada Day be without fireworks?   And once again this year the Westmorland Street Bridge will be the launching point for the fireworks show.

“Using the bridge as the launching point for the fireworks has made it a fantastic show” says Wentzell.  “It can be seen from either side of the river and we think this show is going to be one of our best ever”

Using the bridge for the fireworks will require it to be closed for several hours during the evening of July 1st.   “We certainly appreciate the public for their understanding and cooperation in making this happen” says Wentzell.

“We really feel our event has something for everyone” says Wentzell “We hope the entire city will come out and celebrate.”


Charles Barry - 506-476-1140
Paul Wentzell - 506-452-2301