Vibrant cultural capital with a full dance card, Fredericton entertainment options and award-winning festivals are on the calendar 365 days a year.

Throughout the year, the Tannery Entertainment District offers up live music in local pubs and the Playhouse is home to high-quality performing arts performances. The Historic Garrison District offers free Fredericton entertainment every day in July and August.

And virtually every month, the City boasts a major Fredericton festival, from classic culinary events to giant music fests. Each event offers visitors an authentic insight into contemporary Maritime culture. There's the Highland Games and Scottish Festival in July, the NB Summer Music Festival in August, Dragon Boats and the Fine Crafts in September. Fredericton, New Brunswick hosts Canada's first Whiskey and Spirits Festival in October, the Silver Wave Film Festival in November and winter warms up with WinterFest in February, just to name a few. Visit our calendar of events to take in all the action in this vibrant capital city of New Brunswick.

Fredericton festival travel plans are a high priority for jazz and blues lovers when the city hosts its biggest weekend in the third week of September when 350 artists perform more than 130 shows at the nationally-recognized Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival.


Silverwave Film Festival14th ANNUAL SILVER WAVE FILM FESTIVAL, November 6 - 9, 2014 (November 5 - 8, 2015)
Various venues

Experience the vibrancy of the local filmmaking community. Over 80 films by local, national, and international filmmakers. Featuring some of the best documentaires from Canada and the US, award winning films from the Toronto International Film Festival, and special guests. Hosted by the NB Filmmakers' Co-operative.

506-455-1632     www.swfilmfest.com


NB Spirits FestivalNEW BRUNSWICK SPIRITS FESTIVAL, November 19 - 21, 2014 (November 18 - 20, 2015)
Delta Fredericton Hotel

Canada’s Oldest Spirit Festival, now 3 days! Special tastings hosted by world leading authorities on whiskies & premium spirits offering appreciation techniques. The festival offers over 180 of the world’s finest Spirits, Single Malt Whiskies, Scotches, Cognacs, Rums, Gins and Liqueurs. Enjoy food samplings tables and take in informative seminars.

506-450-2065     www.whiskynb.ca


Fredericton FROSTivalFREDERICTON FROSTIVAL, January 23 - February 15, 2015
The Maritime's largest winter celebration with over 90 events! 

Grab your hat and mittens and get ready for the perfect winter celebration! Major festivals, outdoor family fun, sporting events, theatre performances, cultural experiences, fine craft and art workshops, culinary delights and the list goes on!