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.



FROSTivalFROSTival, January 21-February 14, 2016
Multiple venues
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!



Shivering Songs 2016SHIVERING SONGS, January 21-24, 2016
Multiple venues
www.shiveringsongs.com; 2016 Music Lineup
In its sixth year, this festival with a mighty heart has full intentions of warming up the music lovers of Fredericton. Curated by local folk-pop group Olympic Symphonium and friends, this festival has a strong emphasis on the songwriting craft and
annually features an array of East Coast artists as well as songwriters, musicians and storytellers from all over North America. Music fans of all ages will find something to embrace at Shivering Songs.


WinterfesthiverWINTERFESTHIVER, February 13-14, 2016
Brookside Mall
Gigantic ice slides, snowmazing labyrinth, dog sled rides, snow sculptures and much more await you at the Winterfest Winter Kingdom. Visit the website to see why "it's winter fun for everyone!"