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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 2020 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  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 Tuesday 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, Wednesday 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. 

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 with the exception of Thursdays 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. 

Two different tours are offered, 10am and 2:30pm from Canada Day to Labour Day, and once daily at 4pm (leaving from City Hall) from June 10 - 30 and September 3 - October 14.


Outdoor Summer Concerts Fredericton

FREE OUTDOOR SUMMER CONCERTS 

Enjoy FREE outdoor concerts featuring some of New Brunswick's top performers.
June to August. (watch for the full schedule to be release in the spring 2020)


UNDER THE STARS FILM SERIES 
In partnership with New Brunswick Filmmaker's Co-op

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. 

*Watch for the schedule to be released in spring 2020


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

*Schedule to be released in spring 2020

ST. ANNE'S CHAPEL OF EASE 
(corner of Westmorland and George Streets) Wednesdays: 12:10pm

*Schedule to be released in spring 2020