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Year of Festivals

Please note: Due to COVID-19, upcoming events have been cancelled or postponed until further notice.  

We ask that you please consult the event page or organizer if you have any questions about cancellations.

 

Apr 4, 2020

Please note, this event has been postponed due to COVID-19.

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
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
Fredericton Women's Show
Apr 23 - 26, 2020

Please note, this event has been postponed due to COVID-19.

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

Flourish Fest: Interdisciplinary Music & Arts Festival
Apr 25, 2020

Come out and bring the kids out to the FredKid Fair!

Venue: 
Grant Harvey Centre
FredKid Fair
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
FrexRod Car Show
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
Fredericton Marathon
May 28 - 30, 2020

The Living Roots Music Festival takes place over the course of 4 days, in multiple unique spaces throughout Fredericton, showcasing over 50 local bands and talented musicians from across the country.

Venue: 
various
Living Roots Music Festival
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
RibFest
Jun 6, 2020

Everyone is invited to attend Oromocto Trails Day!

This day is fun for the whole family, including; a leisurely walk on the trail, frog-walking for the kids, geocaching, a bike tour and a barbeque!

Venue: 
Gateway Trails
Oromocto Trails Day
Jun 19 - 21, 2020

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, dance and traditional
ceremonies.

Venue: 
St. Mary’s Old Reserve
St. Mary's Pow-Wow
Jun 25 - Jul 5, 2020

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

Venue: 
Barracks Square & Odell Park
Bard in the Barracks
Jun 26 - 28, 2020

Three days of music, art, camping, swimming & circus performances. 

FeelsGood FollyFest
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
Cultural Expressions Festival
Jul 1, 2020

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.

Fredericton always has New Brunswick’s biggest Canada Day party!

Venue: 
Barracks' Square
Canada Day Festivities
Jul 1, 2020

Entertainment, midway, games, youth activities, food vendors, bingo, pubs, Canada Day parade, fireworks, plus much more.

Venue: 
Sir Douglas Hazen Park
Oromocto Pioneer Days & Canada Day Celebrations
Jul 3, 2020

Four stages and 20+ bands from folk/bluegrass to rhythm & blues and classic rock performed by local bands ending with a jam session that will bring musicians together for an all-star performance!

Venue: 
Delta Fredericton
River Jam
Jul 4, 2020

Showcasing regional craft brewers in a picturesque setting over the beautiful Saint John River.

Venue: 
Bill Thorpe Walking Bridge
Beer on the Bridge
Jul 6 - 12, 2020

Live music, great food, beer/wine garden, parade, arts and crafts vendors. Free admission.

Fredericton Pride Week & Festival
Jul 17 - 19, 2020

Please note, this event has been cancelled due to COVID-19.

Venue: 
Tay Ridge Farm
Tay Creek Folk Festival
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 Theatre Festival
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 7 - 10, 2020

An outdoor camping, arts festival featuring over 140 musicians.

World-renowned international musicians play alongside local and up-and-coming artists.

Venue: 
Albrights Corner
Future Forest
Aug 14 - 16, 2020

Held annually since 1851, the Stanley Fair is Canada’s longest continuously running agricultural fair.

Stanley Fair
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 3 - 6, 2020

Atlantic Canada’s equestrian event / country fair.

Three days of equestrian competition, country market, speaker series, river run, live music & craft beer.

FREE admission.

Venue: 
Lower Jemseg
The Foshay International
Sep 4 - 5, 2020

Atlantic Canada’s Caribbean and South American carnival parade and music festival with sounds and vibes from all around the world.

Venue: 
Barracks Square
Summer Soulsa
Sep 5, 2020

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

Venue: 
Village of Gagetown
Vintage in the VIllage
Sep 7 - 13, 2020

A tradition since 1827, this weeklong event features an agricultural show, stage shows, and commercial exhibits. Carnival games, food vendors, mid-way rides, aerial shows, petting zoo, pony rides and more.

Venue: 
Fredericton Exhibition Grounds
The NBex
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 Festival
Sep 17 - 20, 2020

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

Venue: 
Queens County Fair Grounds
Queens County Fair
Sep 20, 2020

An opportunity for the whole family to meet farmers, view modern farm operations, and to understand where their food comes from.

Venue: 
various
NB Open Farm Day
Sep 22 - 27, 2020

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 venues
Word Feast: Fredericton’s Literary Festival
Sep 27, 2020

Discover some of Fredericton’s most historically and culturally interesting buildings not usually open to the public.

Venue: 
various
Doors Open Fredericton
Oct 2 - 4, 2020

Beautiful handcrafted products from all over the Maritimes.

Paintings, pottery, jewellery, wood products, skin care, candles and so much more.

You can get everything from fall items to Christmas presents and ornaments.

Venue: 
Capital Exhibit Centre
Fredericton Fall Craft Show
Nov 5 - 8, 2020

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

Venue: 
various
Silver Wave Film Festival
Nov 13 - 15, 2020

Start and finish your Christmas shopping right here!

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

Venue: 
Capital Exhibit Centre
Fredericton Christmas Arts & Crafts Show Part 1
Nov 14 - 15, 2020

Enjoy a handmade Christmas and support local crafters!

Venue: 
Fredericton Boyce Farmers Market
Christmas at the Market Craft Show
Nov 17 - 21, 2020

Canada’s Oldest Spirit Festival!

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

Over 350 of the world’s finest scotch whiskies and spirits.

Venue: 
Delta Fredericton
New Brunswick Spirits Festival
Nov 24 - 29, 2020

A World Class Event for fans from across the globe to enjoy!

Venue: 
UNB - Aitken University Centre
2020 Home Hardware Canada Cup
Nov 28 - 29, 2020

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
Christmas in the village
Nov 28, 2020

A lighted Christmas parade to welcome Santa Claus.

Venue: 
South side
Kinsmen Santa Claus Parade
Nov 28 - 29, 2020

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

Venue: 
Village of Gagetown
Dec 1 - 30, 2020

Come and enjoy the magic of the Holidays at St. Mary’s First Nation, our gift to you. Woli Nipayimiyan (Merry Christmas).

Venue: 
St. Mary's First Nation
St. Mary's First Nation Annual Festival of Lights
Dec 4 - 6, 2020

Start and finish your Christmas shopping right here!

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

Venue: 
Capital Exhibit Centre
Fredericton Christmas Arts & Crafts Show
Dec 4 - 6, 2020

Start and finish your Christmas shopping right here! Find those unique, quality gifts for the special people in your lives.

Venue: 
Capital Exhibit Centre
Fredericton Christmas Arts & Crafts Show Part 2
Jan 20 - 24, 2021

This festival has full intentions of warming up music lovers in mid-winter.

Shivering Songs
Jan 21 - Feb 7, 2021

Atlantic Canada’s Largest Winter Celebration!

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

Three jam-packed weekends of winter entertainment are in store.

Frostival 2021