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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!

 

Nov 19 - 23, 2019

Canada’s Oldest Spirit Festival.

Special tastings hosted by world leading authorities on whiskies & premium spirits offering appreciation techniques.

Venue: 
Delta Fredericton
Nov 23 - 24, 2019

Come out to Christmas in the Village where you will find unique shopping opportunities and festive activities!

There will be local artisans, handcrafts, tasty treats, pottery demos, raffle, a treasure hunt and of course, Santa!

Venue: 
Village of Gagetown
Nov 30, 2019

A lighted Christmas parade to welcome Santa Claus. 

This year’s theme is “Unwrap the magic of Christmas”. 

The parade starts on the northside this year!

Venue: 
Northside
Dec 1 - 30, 2019

Come enjoy the sparkle of Christmas at St. Mary's First Nation, our gift to you.

Venue: 
St. Mary's First Nation
Dec 6 - 8, 2019

Start and finish your Christmas shopping right here!

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

Venue: 
Capital Exhibit Centre
Jan 16 - Feb 2, 2020

Atlantic Canada's Largest Winter Celebration!

Grab your hat, mittens and get ready for the perfect winter celebration.  

Feb 29 - Mar 8, 2020

Fredericton Beer Week will celebrate all things beer around Fredericton.

Check out events at a variety of venues and breweries around the city.

Mar 6 - 7, 2020

The Fredericton Craft Beer Festival (FCFB) has quickly become one of the fastest growing festivals in the Maritimes!

***New for 2020!  A full session Friday night featuring over 60 Breweries!

Venue: 
Fredericton Convention Centre
Fredericton Craft Beer Festival 2020
Apr 4, 2020

Explore a variety of local and international wines.

The event will feature the largest offering of local NB wines at a festival to date.

 

Venue: 
Fredericton Convention Centre
Fredericton Wine Festival
Apr 18 - 19, 2020

Shop ‘til you drop or learn something new!

Find that something special or learn from the professionals on mental, physical and spiritual health.

Grand prizes of shopping sprees and spa packages!

Venue: 
Capital Exhibit Centre
Apr 23 - 26, 2020

FLOURISH Festival is an interdisciplinary music and arts festival and is quickly becoming one of Canada’s premier discovery festivals.

May 1 - 3, 2020

Over 120 vehicles from rods, antiques, customs, trucks, street machines, bikes, imports and race cars will be on display.

 

Venue: 
Capital Exhibit Centre
May 9 - 10, 2020

Celebrating 42 years as the Maritime Provinces’ longest running marathon; half-marathon, 10 km and 5 km options also available.

Come and run this fast, flat scenic river route! Youth Fun Run May 9.

Venue: 
Queen Square
May 28 - 30, 2020

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

Venue: 
various
Jun 4 - 7, 2020

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
Jun 25 - Jul 5, 2020

Exciting site-specific outdoor productions of the works of William Shakespeare in downtown Fredericton.

Venue: 
Barracks Square & Odell Park
Jun 27 - 28, 2020

Two exciting days of LIVE entertainment from around the world.  

Special activities for families; multicultural dance and music, international food, displays and more. 

Free admission. 

Venue: 
Capital Exhibit Centre
Jul 17 - 19, 2020

Held just 25 minutes outside of Fredericton in Tay Creek, enjoy a variety of Folk, Country, Celtic, Bluegrass, Blues and Soul; jam sessions; musical & environmental workshops; BBQ; coffee shop; hiking trails; camping for tents & RVs (no ho

Venue: 
Tay Ridge Farm
Tay Creek
Jul 22 - Aug 2, 2020

The festival features nightly mainstage performances by acclaimed and emerging dramatists, along with free outdoor street theatre and readings by New Brunswick playwrights.

 

Venue: 
multiple venues
Notable Acts
Jul 24 - 26, 2020

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

Venue: 
Government House
Highland games
Jul 31 - Aug 2, 2020

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
Nashwaak Music Festival
Aug 1, 2020

Celebrating the best east coast brews.

The Down East Brew Fest kicks off in the summer of 2020 on Carleton St, it brings together 40+ craft breweries, cideries, meadery and some spirits.

Venue: 
Carleton Street
Down East Brew Fest
Aug 1, 2020

Featuring a .5 km "donut dash" and 6 km run, starting downtown and running along the cities trail system.

Participants will have access to the Down East Brew Festival on Carleton Street with registration.

Venue: 
Downtown
Fredericton Beer Run
Aug 4 - 15, 2020

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, 2020

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

 

Venue: 
Officers' Square
Acadian Day
Sep 5, 2020

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

Venue: 
Village of Gagetown
Sep 15 - 20, 2020

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