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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 2018 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

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. Local dignitaries inspect most Thursday morning ceremonies.


Croquet in Barracks Square

CROQUET MATCH

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

Takes place daily at 11:30am from Monday-Friday and 1:15 on Saturday & Sunday in July & August.
506-460-2129


Outdoor Summer TheatreOUTDOOR 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

 

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


Guided Heritage Walking TourGUIDED 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 daily:
* Capital City Route (10am), leaves from City Hall
* Confederation Walk (2:30pm), leaves from City Hall

Tours are offered daily from Canada Day to Labour Day, and once daily at 4pm (leaving from City Hall) from June 12 - 30 and September 5 - October 9.


Outdoor Summer Concerts

FREE OUTDOOR SUMMER CONCERTS

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

 

Officers' Square, Historic Garrison District (view full schedule)
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)

Nashwaaksis Commons Ampitheatre (view full schedule)
Wednesday Nigh 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

UNDER THE STARS FILM SERIES (view full schedule)

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.

 


Summer Recital Series

MUSIC AT THE CATHEDRAL - SUMMER RECITAL SERIES (schedule coming soon)

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