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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!

 

Sep 3 - 9, 2018

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

Venue: 
Capital Exhibit Centre
Frex
Sep 8, 2018

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 11 - 16, 2018

It’s the best international festival experience on Canada’s East Coast, with the best in jazz, blues and world music taking centre stage.

Venue: 
Various downtown venues
Harvest Jazz and Blues
Sep 13 - 16, 2018

Midway, light and heavy horse shows, hauling matches, ox pull, antique tractor display, livestock exhibits, musical entertainment, woodsmen's competition and much more.

 

Venue: 
Queens County Fairgrounds
Queens County Fair
Sep 16, 2018

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 17 - 23, 2018

Word Feast is Fredericton’s Literary Festival, brings together some of the best national and local authors for readings, school visits, workshops and talks in both official languages.  

Celebrate, words, music and the arts.

Venue: 
Various Locations
Word Feast
Sep 23, 2018

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: 
various sites
Doors Open
Sep 28 - 30, 2018

Beautiful handcrafted products from all over the Maritimes.

Paintings, pottery, jewellery, wood products, sewing, baked goods, candy, chocolate and so much more.

Venue: 
Capital Exhibit Centre
Fall craft show
Oct 19, 2018

While you're at Mix it Up Fredericton, there's no way but to have a good time.

Venue: 
Delta Fredericton
Mix it up Fredericton
Nov 8 - 11, 2018

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

Venue: 
Various venues
SWFF
Nov 9 - 11, 2018

Start and finish your Christmas Shopping right here!

Find those unique, quality gifts for the special people in your lives.

Beautifully crafted items make the best and most thoughtful gifts!

Come and see for yourself.

Venue: 
Capital Exhibit Centre
Fredericton Christmas Arts & Crafts Show
Nov 13 - 17, 2018

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 15 - 16, 2018

Enjoy a Handmade Christmas and support local crafters!

10am - 9pm

 

Venue: 
Fredericton Boyce Farmers Market
Christmas at the Market
Nov 24 - 25, 2018

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

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

 

Christmas in the Village
Nov 24, 2018

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: 
Southside
Santa Claus Parade, Fredericton
Nov 30 - Dec 2, 2018

A magical gift show that includes crafts, gifts, wine, and pictures with Santa! Shop for someone special, or even yourself!

Venue: 
Capital Exhibit Centre