From high-octane adventure to family fun, there’s always something exciting going on in New Brunswick.
Explore the varied cultural roots of New Brunswick with unique events that are definitely worth writing home about. Kite festivals, buskers, Celtic competitions and artistic showcases, you’re sure to find an event for you as you explore this Maritime province.
Maple Capital of Atlantic Canada Festival
Some of the highlights of the festival include meals featuring maple products, guided tours, shows and more. These activities showcase the tradition of the maple harvest and production, which is of great importance to our community.
When: March 14-18, 2018
Atlantic Canada’s largest literary event, The Frye Festival brings together authors, poets and playwrights from around the world each year in April. Frye fans hear these writers at debates, readings, workshops and dialogues in schools, cafes, bars, theatres, and libraries throughout the region.
When: April 21-28, 2018
Festival Western Saint-Quentin
The Festival Western of Saint-Quentin is one of the largest of its kind in eastern Canada and the only one in the Maritime provinces to feature a professional rodeo. Other popular events are the Miss Atlantic Cowgirl pageant, country and western shows, a saloon, parade and more!
When: July 3-8
Shediac Lobster Festival
The Shediac Lobster Festival has been held since 1949. The Lobster World Capital is home to the largest lobster in the world and offers visitors the warmest beaches north of Virginia. Come live an unforgettable experience!
When: July 4-8, 2018
Pabineau First Nation Powwow
The Pabineau First Nation Annual Powwow honors Mi’kmaq heritage with traditional Aboriginal dancing, singing, arts, crafts, foods, and contemporary entertainment. It is a time to renew our bonds with the beliefs and traditions of our ancestors.
When: July 7-8, 2018
Where: Pabineau First Nation
Festival Inspire transforms the cityscape of Moncton for 7 days into a visual wonderland with murals and live art, interactive installations, projection mapping, street performance, circus, music, and stuff not even we have thought of yet.
When: July 9-14, 2018
Fisheries & Aquaculture Festival
The sea and its riches, the fishing industry and its old salts… an impressive maritime heritage will be celebrated on a grand scale during the Fisheries and Aquaculture Festival in Shippagan, New Brunswick’s capital of the commercial fishing industry.
When: July 14-22, 2018
Buskers on the Bay Festival
The Buskers on the Bay Festival hand selects the cream of the crop of professional street theatre from every corner of the globe. See astounding acrobatics, hear uproarious laughter mixed with musical marvels, smell scrumptious scents of delectable eats, and be touched by impeccable artistry.
When: July 18-22, 2018
Where: Saint John
Lamèque International Baroque Music Festival
The Lamèque International Baroque Music Festival is an annual festival dedicated to music from the period of 1600 to 1760, performed on period instruments. Each year, the Festival presents a series of high-calibre concerts at the end of July, making it a not-to-miss cultural event in Acadie.
When: July 26-28, 2018
Highland Games Festival
The NB Highland Games Festival celebrates and shares knowledge of the Scottish/Celtic culture and heritage in an inclusive manner — whether visitors are of Scottish descent or simply wish to learn about and participate in this vibrant culture.
When: July 27-29, 2018
La Foire Brayonne
With over 100,000 visitors a year, the Foire Brayonne is considered one of the largest Francophone festivals east of Quebec. Set on the banks of the Saint John River, the fair is primarily a celebration of the residents of the legendary Republic of Madawaska.
When: August 1-5, 2018
Festival Acadien de Caraquet
For the past 55 years, the Festival acadien de Caraquet has been the top Acadian cultural events of the year and one of the largest Acadian tourist attractions. Festival-goers converge by the thousands in Caraquet to celebrate the heritage and vitality of Acadian culture.
When: August 3-15, 2018
Canada’s Longest Standing Folksong Festival held annually in Miramichi, New Brunswick—now in its 56th year! Featuring 5 days of authentic traditional and contemporary music.
When: August 5-10, 2018
Atlantic International Balloon Fiesta
Join us for Atlantic Canada’s most colourful festival! Featuring up to 30 hot air balloons flying twice daily (weather permitting), an outdoor bandstand, a huge indoor market, amusement rides, vendors and so much more!
When: September 7-9, 2018
Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival
Fredericton comes alive for six days each September as hundreds of world class performers appear on dozens of stages, all conveniently located in Fredericton’s beautiful and historic downtown.
When: September 11-16, 2018
With something for everyone, this food and wine festival will not disappoint. Enjoy the “Taste of St.Andrews”, Music and Art, Wine Trial, the amazing “Harvest Feast” at Kingsbrae Garden and so much more!
When: October 10-14, 2018
Where: Saint Andrews
World Wine & Food Expo
We know that all wine lovers will be interested in the extraordinary lineup of events designed to celebrate the wonderful world of wine. We strive to educate, entertain and excite you with a full week of wine, food, and lifestyle activities.
When: October 27-November 3, 2018