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
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Photo of the 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 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.


Photo of a Garrison District Croquet Match CROQUET MATCH

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.
506-460-2129

 


 

Fredericton 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: 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.

 

 

Guided Heritage Walking ToursGUIDED HERITAGE WALKING TOURS

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.

 

Photo of 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
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)

 Date Performer Style
 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 18 Thomists Jazz
 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

 

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

 DateMusicianStyle 
 July 12Les Blue CharmsBluegrass / Folk
 July 26Les Jeunes d'AsteureProgressive Rock
 August 11Doux ZéphyrCeltic, jazz, rock, traditional
 August 23Kevin McIntyreIndie folk rock

 

Main Street/Nashwaaksis Commons Amphitheatre
Wednesday Night Concerts at 7:00pm (Rain Date: Mondays, 7:00pm)

 Date Musician Style
 June 1 8 Track Mind Classic Rock/Pop/R&B
 June 8Red White and GreyCountry/Rock
 June 15The Wade BrothersCountry
 June 22Cross Cut Blues BandBlues
 June 29Mark Roberts BandRoots/Country Rock
 July 63 1/2 MenClassic Rock
 July 13Cathy Hutch BandCountry
 July 20Back Two BasicsFolk/Country/Celtic
 July 27Common ThreadClassic Rock/Pop/R&B
 August 3SG & The Tone KingsBlues/R&B
 August 10Frantically AtlanticEast Coast
 August 17Burnt Hill BandCountry/Rock
 August 24Katherine MollerCeltic
 August 3130 Years AfterCountry/Classic



Classic Movies Under the Stars

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 (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!)

DateSunset Movie Year Starring Length Genre/Rating* 
Jul 29:21pmAustin Powers: International Man of Mystery1997Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley89minComedy
Jul 99:18pmFerris Bueller's Day Off1986Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck103minComedy Drama
Jul 169:14pmAddams Family1991Angelica Huston, Raul Julia99minComedy Fantasy
Jul 239:07pmFootloose1984Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer107minDrama Music Romance
Jul 308:59pmCopperhead2013François Arnaud, Lucy Boynton120minHistorical Drama
Aug 68:50pmStar Trek2009Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto127minAdventure Sci Fi Action
Aug 138:39pmRaiders of the Lost Ark1981Harrison Ford, Karen Allen115minAction Adventure
Aug 208:27pmBatman1989Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson126minAction Adventure
Aug 278:15pmCast Away2000Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt143minAdventure Drama Romance
Sept 38:02pm Avatar2009Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana162minAction Adventure Fantasy


SUNDAY - Under the Stars Classic Films 

DateSunset Movie Year Starring Length Genre/Rating* 
Jul 39:20pmMaltese Falcon 75th year1941Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor101minCrime Drama Film Noir
Jul 109:18pmChristmas in July: Miracle on 34th Street1947Natalie Wood, Edmund Gwenn96minFamily Comedy Drama
Jul 179:13pmMr & Mrs Smith1941Carole Lombard, Robert Montgomery101minComedy Romance
Jul 249:06pmAdam's Rib1949Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn103minComedy Drama
Jul 318:58pmFunny Face1957Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire120minComedy Musical Romance
Aug 78:48pmThe Man Who Knew Too Much1956James Stewart, Doris Day122minThriller
Aug 148:37pmLittle Women1949June Allyson, Elizabeth Taylor132minFamily Drama Romance
Aug 218:26pmMutiny on the Bounty1936Charles Laughton, Clark Gable132minAdventure Drama History
Aug 288:13pmNorth by Northwest1959Cary Grant, Evan Marie Saint136minAdventure Crime Mystery
Sept 48pm Once Upon a Time in the West1968Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson165minWestern
 

Summer Recitle Series at Christ Church Cathedral 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

2016 Summer Recital Series Poster

  

 

 

 

 Date Performer
 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