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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!

 

Jul 20 - 22, 2018

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 26 - Aug 4, 2018

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 27 - 29, 2018

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

Venue: 
Government House
Highland games
Aug 3 - 5, 2018

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 4, 2018

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 - 11, 2018

Basketball New Brunswick will be hosting the 2018 U15 & U17 Girls National Championships for the first time since 2012.

Seven days of competition will see the top provincial age class teams vie for national supremacy.

Venue: 
Richard J. Currie Center
2018 Basketball Canada U15 & U17  Girls National Championships
Aug 6, 2018

Celebrate New Brunswick Day on Monday Aug 6 in Carleton Park, on Fredericton’s north side ! 

A family friendly event, with music, activities and  entertainment taking place from 10:30- am – 3:30 pm. 

Venue: 
Carleton Park
Aug 7 - 18, 2018

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 12, 2018

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

The parade will start at 1pm and make its way to Officer’s square. **More information regarding the Parade Route to follow.**

Venue: 
Officers' Square
Fredericton Pride Festival
Aug 15, 2018

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).

Festivities Schedule

Venue: 
Officers' Square
Acadian Day
Aug 17 - 19, 2018

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

Venue: 
Village of Stanely
Stanley Fair
Sep 2 - 8, 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.

 

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