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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.
Click here for our printable 2016 concert schedule (scoll below to see the schedules)
NOTE: Wondering if an event is cancelled due to inclement weather? Contact our Visitor Information Centre at
(506) 460-2129 or visit us on Facebook or 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 drummer. 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.
Come and play croquet in Barracks Square this summer! Put on a straw hat and participate in this old-fashioned past-time.
Takes place at 3:30pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in July & August.
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: Barracks Square, 506-460-2129
Also featuring Guard House Theatre!
Barracks Square, Historic Garrison District (Canada Day to Labour Day)
At 4:30pm daily on the Guard House Porch, watch the Fredericton Fencibles perform their theatrical storytelling production 'Cut the Muster'!
* In case of rain, Guard House Theatre is cancelled.
Costumed guides entertain you with local history and folklore on a free walking tour of downtown Fredericton's historic sites. Three different tours are offered daily:
* River Route (10am), leaves from City Hall
* City Circuit (2:30pm), leaves from City Hall
* Garrison Gait (5pm), leaves from the Guard House immediately following Guard House Theatre
Tours are offered daily from Canada Day to Labour Day, and once daily at 4pm (leaving from City Hall) from June 15 - 30 and September 7 - October 12.
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 (No Rain Date)
|June 21||Keegan Dobbelsteyn||Rock/Pop|
|June 28||Fredericton Concert & Marching Band||Marching Band|
|June 30 - July 1||Canada Day Celebrations|
|July 5||Shaun LeBlanc||Singer/Songwriter|
|July 7||Carla Bonnell||Country|
|July 9 *||TBA|
|July 12||Les Blue Charms||Francophone (bluegrass/folk)|
|July 14||Downtown Blues Band||Blues/Jazz|
|July 19||Society of St Andrew Pipe Band (Tentative)||Pipe Band|
|July 21||Easley / Stevenson / Arsenault||Blues/Jazz|
|July 23 *||Grand Theft Bus||Indi/Alternative|
|July 26||Les Jeunes d'Asteure||Francophone (progressive rock)|
|July 28||March Roberts & Shore Rd Drifters||Roots/Country|
|August 2||Scott & The Stars||Children|
|August 4||Mike Biggar||Roots|
|August 6 *||Vogue Dots||Electro Pop|
|August 9||Mozart in the Park||Classical|
|August 11 *||Doux Zéphyr||Francophone (celtique, jazz, rock, traditional)|
|August 16||Josh Bravener||Folk|
|August 20 *||Coyote|
|August 23||Kevin McIntyre||Francophone (indie folk rock)|
|August 25||Society of St Andrew Pipe Band||Pipe Band|
|August 30||Brittany McQuinn||Singer/Songwriter|
|September 1 **||Ross Neilsen||Blues/Roots|
|September 6 **||Fredericton Concert & Marching Band||Marching Band|
|September 8 **||David in the Dark||Pop/Rock|
* No rain date
** September concerts begin at 6:30pm
|July 12||Les Blue Charms||Bluegrass / Folk|
|July 26||Les Jeunes d'Asteure||Progressive Rock|
|August 11||Doux Zéphyr||Celtic, jazz, rock, traditional|
|August 23||Kevin McIntyre||Indie folk rock|
|June 1||8 Track Mind||Classic Rock/Pop/R&B|
|June 8||Red White and Grey||Country/Rock|
|June 15||The Wade Brothers||Country|
|June 22||Cross Cut Blues Band||Blues|
|June 29||Mark Roberts Band||Roots/Country Rock|
|July 6||3 1/2 Men||Classic Rock|
|July 13||Cathy Hutch Band||Country|
|July 20||Back Two Basics||Folk/Country/Celtic|
|July 27||Common Thread||Classic Rock/Pop/R&B|
|August 3||SG & The Tone Kings||Blues/R&B|
|August 10||Frantically Atlantic||East Coast|
|August 17||Burnt Hill Band||Country/Rock|
|August 24||Katherine Moller||Celtic|
|August 31||30 Years After||Country/Classic|
Join our community for a romantic movie night under the stars in a National Historic Site. On Saturdays enjoy our Modern Favourites (new for 2016!) and on Sunday's watch our popular Classic Films.
Saturday & Sunday nights at dusk (approximately 9pm) - Barracks Square. Refreshments available for purchase on site. Free admission.
Click here for a printable schedule.
SATURDAY - Under the Stars Modern Favourites (NEW for 2016!)
|Jul 2||9:21pm||Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery||1997||Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley||89min||Comedy|
|Jul 9||9:18pm||Ferris Bueller's Day Off||1986||Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck||103min||Comedy Drama|
|Jul 16||9:14pm||Addams Family||1991||Angelica Huston, Raul Julia||99min||Comedy Fantasy|
|Jul 23||9:07pm||Footloose||1984||Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer||107min||Drama Music Romance|
|Jul 30||8:59pm||Copperhead||2013||François Arnaud, Lucy Boynton||120min||Historical Drama|
|Aug 6||8:50pm||Star Trek||2009||Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto||127min||Adventure Sci Fi Action|
|Aug 13||8:39pm||Raiders of the Lost Ark||1981||Harrison Ford, Karen Allen||115min||Action Adventure|
|Aug 20||8:27pm||Batman||1989||Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson||126min||Action Adventure|
|Aug 27||8:15pm||Cast Away||2000||Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt||143min||Adventure Drama Romance|
|Sept 3||8:02pm||Avatar||2009||Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana||162min||Action Adventure Fantasy|
|Jul 3||9:20pm||Maltese Falcon 75th year||1941||Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor||101min||Crime Drama Film Noir|
|Jul 10||9:18pm||Christmas in July: Miracle on 34th Street||1947||Natalie Wood, Edmund Gwenn||96min||Family Comedy Drama|
|Jul 17||9:13pm||Mr & Mrs Smith||1941||Carole Lombard, Robert Montgomery||101min||Comedy Romance|
|Jul 24||9:06pm||Adam's Rib||1949||Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn||103min||Comedy Drama|
|Jul 31||8:58pm||Funny Face||1957||Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire||120min||Comedy Musical Romance|
|Aug 7||8:48pm||The Man Who Knew Too Much||1956||James Stewart, Doris Day||122min||Thriller|
|Aug 14||8:37pm||Little Women||1949||June Allyson, Elizabeth Taylor||132min||Family Drama Romance|
|Aug 21||8:26pm||Mutiny on the Bounty||1936||Charles Laughton, Clark Gable||132min||Adventure Drama History|
|Aug 28||8:13pm||North by Northwest||1959||Cary Grant, Evan Marie Saint||136min||Adventure Crime Mystery|
|Sept 4||8pm||Once Upon a Time in the West||1968||Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson||165min||Western|
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
2016 Summer Recital Series Poster
|July 8||Romantic keyboard adventures with Dr. Sharon Pond, organ|
|July 15||Over the Rainbow with Singer Becka deHaan|
|July 22||Two for Piano with Krystyna Higgins & Dianne Roxborough Brown|
|July 29||Guitar and Flute Duo with Steven Peacock & Sally Wright|
|August 5||Heather Dunham performers Mozart|
|August 12||The New Brunswick Summer Music Festival Extravaganza|
|August 19||The Putnam Family performs Celtic Music|