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Year of Festivals

Great music, mouth-watering eats and a Maritime vibe are all waiting for you at Fredericton’s festivals! From the top international festival experience on Canada’s East Coast, the Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival, to Atlantic Canada’s largest winter celebration, Fredericton FROSTival, there’s something to pique everyone’s interest!

 

May 24 - 27, 2017

A roots festival taking place in several small venues including living rooms, cafes, restaurants, parks, street corners or anywhere else.  

Venue: 
Various Venues
Living Roots Music Festival
Jun 8 - 11, 2017

The Maritime’s largest Food and Music Festival where Professional rib teams compete and serve some of the best ribs, chicken, and pulled pork in the country.

Venue: 
Capital Exhibit Centre
Ribfest
Jun 16 - 18, 2017

Come hear the Drum Beat of Mother Earth and listen to the voices of the ancestors of the Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) people as they share their culture through music and dance.

Venue: 
"Old Reserve” on Union Street
St Marys Pow Wow
Jun 23 - 24, 2017

In celebration of Canadian Multiculturalism Day, take in dance and music performances, food, displays, a parade and family activities during the Cultural Expressions Festival in downtown Fredericton.

Venue: 
Officers' Square
Cultural Expressions
Jun 23 - 25, 2017

55km from downtown Fredericton, the Village of Gagetown transforms for three days each year as it hosts Feels Good Folly Fest. 

Venue: 
Village of Gagetown
FollyFest
Jun 28 - Jul 2, 2017

Celebrate Oromocto Pioneer Days and Canada Day during this week-long event that includes community suppers, midway rides and games, live music, bingo, food vendors and more!

 

 

Venue: 
Sir Douglas Hazen Park
Oromocto Pioneer Days
Jun 28 - Jul 2, 2017

The Jeux de l'Acadie is a mix of both sporting and cultural events for Acadian and Francophone youth from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI and Newfoundland.

Jeux de L'Acadie
Jun 30 - Jul 1, 2017

Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday in New Brunswick’s capital city!

Enjoy 2 days of festivities including top music performances, activities, food vendors, and the largest fireworks display over the Saint John River!

Venue: 
Officers' Square
Canada Day
Jul 7, 2017

River Jam features more than 20 local bands on four stages with a focus on folk, bluegrass, rhythm & blues, and classic rock.

The night finishes out with a jam session that brings the musicians together for an all-star performance.

Venue: 
Delta Fredericton
River Jam
Jul 26 - Aug 5, 2017

Producing exciting new theatre from both amateur and seasoned locals, the NotaBle Acts Summer Theatre Festival puts New Brunswick’s playwrights at centre stage.

Take in a play from the lineup on stages across Fredericton.

Venue: 
multiple venues
Notable Acts
Jul 28 - 30, 2017

Held just 25 minutes outside of Fredericton in Tay Creek, enjoy a variety of Folk, Country, Classic rock, Celtic, Bluegrass, Blues and Soul; jam sessions; musical & environmental workshops; BBQ; coffee shop; hiking trails;

Venue: 
Tay Ridge Farm, 3888 Rte 620, Tay Creek
Tay Creek
Jul 28 - 30, 2017

A fun-filled family weekend on the grounds of historic Government House.

Come for your annual Celtic infusion of music, bagpipes, highland dance, traditional Scottish athletics, Scottish foods, whiskies, genealogy, crafts and more.

Venue: 
Government House
Highland games
Aug 4 - 6, 2017

A New Brunswick Day long-weekend Music Festival. 

Enjoy East Coast Music, Camping, Arts Crafts Village, Food vendors,

Children’s play area and jam tents. Clean, safe, and fun!

Venue: 
Nashwaak Bridge Festival Grounds, Rt. 107
Nashwaak Music Festival
Aug 5 - 7, 2017

A long weekend made for runners and beverage enthusiasts!

Various run lengths and after-run events centered on spirits, wine, cider, mead and craft beer.

The ever popular Beer Run will be held on Monday, August 7!

Venue: 
Lighthouse on the Green
Beer Run
Aug 6, 2017

Live music, great food, beer/wine garden, arts and craft vendors, free admission.

Venue: 
Officers' Square
Fredericton Pride Festival
Aug 7 - 19, 2017

A two-week long festival, the NB Summer Music Festival celebrates classical chamber music, featuring the works of selected composers played by Canada’s most talented classical musicians.

Venue: 
multiple venues
NB Summer Music Festival
Aug 15, 2017

A variety of activities for the whole family to celebrate Acadian language, culture and joie de vivre! Music, games for kids, fl ag raising ceremony, and a tintamarre (parade).

Venue: 
Officers' Square
Acadian Day
Aug 25 - 27, 2017

The premier fine craft festival in NB held annually in the heart of downtown Fredericton.

Juried members of the Craft NB offer the best in pottery, textiles, jewellery, wrought iron, and much more!

 

Venue: 
Officers' Square
Fine Craft Festival
Sep 3 - 9, 2017

A tradition since 1827, the New Brunswick Provincial Exhibition is fun for all ages.

Venue: 
Capital Exhibit Centre
Frex
Sep 10, 2017

Enjoy an afternoon of gourmet food, drink, and live entertainment from New Brunswick’s finest in support of Ability New Brunswick.

Venue: 
Officers' Square
Feast in the Field
Sep 10, 2017

Step back in time and enjoy a historical wine-tasting walk through the Village of Gagetown.

Visit various locations in the Village as you sip your way through town.

Venue: 
Village of Gagetown
Vintage in the Village
Sep 12 - 17, 2017
Harvest Jazz and Blues
Sep 15 - 17, 2017

Midway, light horse shows, hauling matches, home cooked suppers, antique tractor display, livestock exhibits, musical entertainment and much more.

 

Venue: 
Queens County Fairgrounds
Queens County Fair
Sep 17, 2017

An opportunity for the whole family to meet farmers, view modern farm operations, and to discuss many issues related to modern food production.

Venue: 
various locations
Open Farm Day
Sep 24, 2017

This is your opportunity to see some of Fredericton’s most historically and culturally interesting buildings that are not usually open to the public.

 

Venue: 
Fredericton- various sites
Doors Open
Sep 30, 2017

The 3rd annual Fredericton Cider Festival will showcase both locally made ciders and various Canadian ciders.

Come out and enjoy the beginning of the Fall season by sampling some fresh, crisp ciders.

Venue: 
Brewbakers
Fredericton Cider Festival
Nov 2 - 5, 2017

Experience the vibrancy of the local filmmaking community with over 100 films by local, national and international filmmakers.

Venue: 
Various venues
SWFF
Nov 4, 2017

All you can eat poutine! Sample some of the very best poutine creations New Brunswick has to offer.

There will be multiple sessions to ensure that everyone can attend to enjoy Canada’s favourite delicacy.

Venue: 
Crowne Plaza
Fredericton Poutine Festival
Nov 16 - 17, 2017

Enjoy a Handmade Christmas and support local crafters!

 

Venue: 
Fredericton Boyce Farmers Market
Christmas at the Market
Nov 22 - 26, 2017

Canada’s oldest Spirits Festival, this event offers special tastings hosted by world-leading authorities on whiskies and premium spirits, as well as appreciation techniques.

Venue: 
Delta Fredericton Hotel
NB Spirits Festival
Nov 25 - 26, 2017

Have fun while shopping for arts, crafts, and antiques.

Take part in a Treasure Hunt and look out for Santa Claus and carolers.

Venue: 
Village of Gagetown
Christmas in the Village
Nov 25, 2017

A lighted Christmas parade to welcome Santa Claus! Get bundled up and enjoy the sights of parade floats and the sounds of marching bands playing your favourite Christmas tunes.

You may even get a candy cane (or two)! 

 

Venue: 
Northside
Santa Claus Parade, Fredericton