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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 30 - Jun 2, 2019

The Living Roots Music Festival are excited to present the fourth installment with 12 venues in Fredericton and satellite venue in Harvey Station.

Some of the Headliners:

Venue: 
Various Venues
Jun 6 - 9, 2019

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 14 - 16, 2019

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 21 - 22, 2019

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

Venue: 
Capital Exhibit Centre
Jun 28 - Jul 1, 2019

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 - 30, 2019

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 30 - Jul 1, 2019

The Canada Day Kickoff Party on Saturday night features free live entertainment!On July 1st, festivities start at noon with a full day of fun activities, food vendors and a huge fireworks display over the Saint John River at dusk.

Venue: 
Officers' Square
Jul 5, 2019

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 19 - 21, 2019

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 24 - Aug 5, 2019

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 26 - 28, 2019

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

Venue: 
Government House
Highland games
Aug 2 - 4, 2019

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 3, 2019

Featuring a .5 km "donut dash", 1 mile, 5 km and 12 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 6 - 17, 2019

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, 2019

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 16 - 18, 2019

Held annually since 1851, The Stanley Fair is Canada's longest running agricultural fair. 

Venue: 
Village of Stanley
Aug 18, 2019

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

Venue: 
Officers' Square
Fredericton Pride Festival
Sep 2 - 8, 2019

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

Venue: 
Capital Exhibit Centre
Frex
Sep 7, 2019

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

Venue: 
Village of Gagetown
Sep 10 - 15, 2019

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 12 - 15, 2019

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 - 22, 2019

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
Sep 22, 2019

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
Oct 4 - 6, 2019

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
Nov 7 - 10, 2019

Over 100 films by local, national, and international filmmakers; workshops, panels, parties, and guest filmmakers.

Venue: 
Various
Nov 8 - 10, 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
Nov 14 - 15, 2019

Enjoy a handmade Christmas and support local crafters!

Venue: 
Fredericton Boyce Farmers Market
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

Have fun while shopping for arts, crafts and antiques, take part ina treasure hunt and look out for Santa Claus and carollers. 

Venue: 
Village of Gagetown
Nov 23, 2019

A lighted Christmas parade to welcome Santa Claus. 

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
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