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Free Garrison Entertainment

Summer in Fredericton is full of FREE entertainment and concerts! Fredericton offers a variety of performance and festivals all year long. From classic movies under the stars to captivating concerts which will keep you moving to the beat, we have it all in Fredericton. Need a seat? Ask about our complimentary visitor chairs available at Historic Garrison District performances.

Stay tuned for our 2019 schedules. In the meantime, check out our calendar of events.  
NOTE: Wondering if an event is cancelled due to inclement weather? Contact our Visitor Information Centre at (506) 460-2129 or visit us on Twitter. 

CHANGING OF THE GUARD CEREMONY

With a flash of scarlet and a skirl of pipes, history comes to life! The Canadian Army was born in 1883 with the establishment of the Infantry School Corps, Company 'A' in Fredericton. Watch as period dressed guard re-enact a drill ceremony to the beat of a piper and rummer. Maybe you will be selected to 'inspect' the guard!

Ceremonies take place at Officers' Square in July & August:
7 days a week at 11am & 4pm (with a third ceremony on Tues. & Thurs. at 7pm)
Sentry duty changes on the hour at City Hall from 12-3pm daily. Local dignitaries inspect most Thursday morning ceremonies.


CROQUET MATCH

Come and play croquet in Barracks Square this summer! Put on a straw hat and participate in this old-fashioned past-time.

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 3:30pm in July & August.
506-460-2129


Calithumpians

OUTDOOR SUMMER THEATRE 

Fredericton Outdoor Summer Theatre presents their Calithumpians in free Theatre-In-The-Park! Expect humorous and historical fare for which the Company is famous. 

Officers' Square, Historic Garrison District (Canada Day to Labour Day)
12:15pm weekdays and 2pm on weekends & holidays.
* Rain Venue: Fredericton Public Library, 506-460-2129

Fencibles Theatre

Also featuring Fencibles Theatre!
Barracks Square, Historic Garrison District (Canada Day to Labour Day)
Daily at 4:30pm at the Guard House in Barracks Square, watch the Fredericton Fencibles perform their theatrical storytelling. 
* In case of rain, Fencibles Theatre is cancelled.


GUIDED HERITAGE WALKING TOURS

Costumed guides entertain you with local history and folklore on a free walking tour of downtown Fredericton's historic sites. 


Outdoor Summer Concerts Fredericton

FREE OUTDOOR SUMMER CONCERTS

Enjoy FREE outdoor concerts featuring some of New Brunswick's top performers.
June to August.

Officers' Square, Historic Garrison District 
Tuesday Night Concerts at 7:30pm (Rain Date: Wednesdays, 7:30pm)
Thursday Night Concerts at 7:30pm (Rain Date: Following Mondays, 7:30pm)
Saturday Night Concerts at 7:30pm on select dates (No Rain Date)

Lawrence Amphitheatre
Wednesday Night Concerts at 7pm (Rain Date: Mondays, 7pm)

Francophone Series, Officers' Square, Queen St
Tuesday Night Concerts at 7:30pm (Rain Date: Wednesdays, 7:30pm)


UNDER THE STARS FILM SERIES 

Join our community for a romantic movie night under the stars in a National Historic Site. On Saturdays enjoy our Modern Favourites and on Sunday's watch our popular Classic Films. 

Saturday & Sunday nights at dusk (approximately 9pm) - Officers' Square. Refreshments available for purchase on site. Free admission.


MUSIC AT THE CATHEDRAL - SUMMER RECITAL SERIES 
Enjoy a noon-hour musical interlude of a variety of musical instruments, from piano & organ to flute, guitar and saxophone. Fridays, 12:10 - 12:50pm at Christ Church Cathedral (Church & Brunswick Streets): a National Historic Site. Freewill offering. www.christchurchcathedral.com