New Years Eve in Fredericton - Canada's 150th Kickoff
Are you getting excited for the Canada 150 Kick off this New Year’s in Fredericton? Here’s a list of venues and timing to help with your planning.
Just announced! The City of Fredericton Government will be offering a complimentary bus service from 7pm-2am on New Year Eve. Get the schedule & routes.
Free hot cider will be available in Officers' Square as well as the library and Wilmot Church. There will also be a craft beer garden will be on-site in Officers’ Square.
There will be local music artists performing FREE shows at the following venues:
Officers’ Square (4:30 pm - midnight)
4:30– 5pm FHS and Leo Hayes High “Battle of the Bands” winners
5:30 – 6:30 pm Fredericton favorite party band, The Downtown Blues Band
6:45– 7:30 pm Maggie Savoie – multi instrumentalist Acadian from Kedgwick
7:45 – 8 pm Muskrat Singers and Shawl Dance presented by St. Marys First Nation
8 pm Fireworks will light up the sky above the Saint John River
8:15 -8:55pm Quinn Bonnell (from Burnt Church, beautiful East Coast acoustic/electric vibe)
9:10 – 9:55 pm Earth Bound Trio (blending elements of folk, funk, reggae and rock)
10 pm Remarks from Government of Canada, New Brunswick and City of Fredericton
10:25- 11:55 Joel Plaskett & Emergency , one of Canada’s favourite rock musicians
Fredericton Public Library (6-8 pm)
The early part of the evening is all about the children, with music, crafts & theatre.
On site Hot Cider & Hot Chocolate station,
6 pm Fredericton Chinese Cultural Association, the Lion Dance
6:30- 7:55pm Award winning kids entertainers Scotty & The Stars
6pm Canada 150 theme theatre with the Calithumpians
7- 8pm The Society of Saint Andrew Pipe Band – hands on workshop drums and chanters.
6- 8 pm Local artists will be on hand – Allison Green -creating a piece of art from a very large piece of driftwood from alongside and the Saint John River. Craft stations for kids will be led by Artist and art teacher Angela Black of Open Your Art: Workshops & Boutique.
Wilmot Church (7 - 10pm)
7:15 pm Hum & Hollow -acoustic Folk, Roots, and Reggae
8:15 pm Andy Brown – folk singer/ songwriter
Beaverbrook Art Gallery (7 - 10pm)
7 pm Don Bosse Jazz Quartet
8:30 pm Garrison Trio
Visitors can also enjoy free guided tours at 6, 7, and 8 pm and browse an exhibit on the new Expansion, opening in 2017, while enjoying hot cider or a glass of wine
Midnight FIREWORKS DISPLAY
FREE BUS ROUTES
The City of Fredericton Government will be offering a complimentary bus service from 7pm-2am on New Year Eve. Buses will leave the Military Compound (corner of Queen & Carleton Streets) on the hour. View the route maps
7pm - 16N Marysville & 12N Brookside Mall
8pm - 16N Marysville & 10N Carlisle Road
9pm - 16N Marysville & 12N Brookside Mall
10pm - 16N Marysville & 10N Carlisle Road
11pm - 16N Marysville & 12N Brookside Mall
12am - 16N Marysville & 10N Carlisle Road
1am - 16N Marysville & 12N Brookside Mall
2am - 16N Marysville & 10N Carlisle Road
NOTE: Buses will be able to detour off route to lower Lower St. Mary's and Barkers Point if passengers need a drop off.
7pm - 11S Prospect Return 116 & 15S Hanwell return 12N
8pm – 11S Prospect Return 116 & 13S Prospect return 14N
9pm - 11S Prospect Return 116 & 15S Hanwell return 12N
10pm – 11S Prospect Return 116 & 13S Prospect return 14N
11pm – 11S Prospect Return 116 & 15S Hanwell return 12N
12am –11S Prospect Return 116 & 13S Prospect return 14N
1am - 11S Prospect Return 116 & 15S Hanwell return 12N
2am - 11S Prospect Return 116 & 13S Prospect return 14N
NOTE: Buses will be able to detour off route to lower Southwood Park if passengers need a drop off.
The City of Fredericton will receive $100,000 from the Department of Canadian Heritage, under the Canada 150 Fund, to support these celebrations.
The event will be fully bilingual and will be produced by the City’s Economic Development, Tourism and Culture Division.