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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!


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.

multiple venues
NB Summer Music Festival
Aug 25 - 27, 2017


Willie O'Ree Place
Everest Curling Challenge
Aug 25 - 27, 2017

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

Officers' Square
Fine Craft Festival
Sep 4 - 10, 2017

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

Capital Exhibit Centre
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.

Village of Gagetown
Vintage in the Village
Sep 10, 2017

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

Officers' Square
Feast in the Field
Sep 12 - 17, 2017
Harvest Jazz and Blues
Sep 14 - 17, 2017

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


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.

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.


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.

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.

Various venues
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.

Crowne Plaza
Fredericton Poutine Festival
Nov 14 - 18, 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.

Delta Fredericton Hotel
NB Spirits Festival
Nov 16 - 17, 2017

Enjoy a Handmade Christmas and support local crafters!


Fredericton Boyce Farmers Market
Christmas at the Market
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.

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)! 


Santa Claus Parade, Fredericton