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New Brunswick Events

One-of-a-kind adventure.

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.

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Greater Moncton Highland Games & Scottish Festival

The Moncton Highland Games and Scottish Festival features a variety of activities such as highland dance, heavy events, live entertainment, and much more!

Date: June 11 – 15, 2024
Where: Moncton

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East Coast Games

The East Coast Games is a three-day, multi-sport event in Saint John that attracts athletes of all ages, and this year more than 2700 are expected to attend. If you’re a big sports fan, this will be a great way to watch many talented athletes compete for the top — it’s like our very own East Coast Olympics. Sports you can expect include badminton, basketball, lacrosse, ultimate frisbee and even axe throwing.

Date: June 21 – 23, 2024
Where: Saint John

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The Shediac Lobster Festival

Every year, the town hosts the Shediac Lobster Festival, which includes a 600-guest outdoor lobster dinner on Main Street! Attendees can expect live music, dances, rides and possibly everyone’s favourite, a lobster-eating competition. Some performers hitting the stage at the festival this summer are Les Hay Babies, Signal Hill and Melanie Morgan.

Date: July 5 – 14, 2024
Where: Saint John

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Boxcar Country Music Festival

Grab your cowboy hat, put on your dancing boots and get ready for an exciting line-up of home-grown country music talent. The Boxcar Country Music Festival is brimming with Canadian talent, including many New Brunswick fan favourites. It offers a variety of free activities for the whole family in the Saint John Waterfront Container Village.

Date: July 25 – 27, 2024
Where: Saint John

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Area 506 Festival

Mark your calendars for an amazing weekend of music in Saint John, New Brunswick. The festival, held on the Saint John Waterfront, features a mix of local, national, and international entertainment, as well as a taste of New Brunswick’s local culture.

Date: August 2-3, 2024
Where: Saint John

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Fundy Sea Shanty Festival

This year, check out the Fundy Sea Shanty Festival, where experts in the craft grace the stage with toe-tapping tunes. Beyond the main stage, indulge in seafood chowder, attend a whiskey tasking or embark with a group on an interactive tour. Nothing beats singing sea shanties by the sea, so pack up the car and set sail on a musical journey. Who knows, you might even take home a new song or two to add to your collection!

Date: August 9 – 11, 2024
Where: St. Martin

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Pride Week In Saint John

With great anticipation comes Pride Week in Saint John. This inclusive and diverse event celebrates the 2SLGBTQ+ community while acknowledging the history of those who made pride possible around the world today. You can expect to see live performances, youth activities and, of course, a parade!

Date: August 9 – 18, 2024
Where: Saint John

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Fundy Fringe Festival

Accessible, affordable and uncensored. This is the Fundy Fringe Festival. This performing arts festival will knock your socks off with unforgettable theatre. Drive 10 minutes after arriving in Saint John on MV Fundy Rose to the Saint John Theatre Company. From there, you will have easy access to all events and shows, and will never have to walk for more than 2 minutes! There will be over 100 shows in 7 days, so start planning your must-watch list today.

Date: August 19 – 24, 2024
Where: Saint John

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Moonlight Bazaar

Moonlight Bazaar is an award-winning, signature street festival that brings the community together for a night of fun under the planets.

Date: August 24, 2024
Where: Saint John

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Saint John Seaglass Festival

The Saint John Seaglass Festival will take place at the end of August with over 40 vendors, live music, contests, raffles and even a surprise guest speaker!

Date: August 30-31, 2024
Where: Saint John

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Past Events

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Paddlefest Music & Nature Festival

The annual 4 day festival combines music, art, recreational activities and environmental events for a long weekend of fun for music lovers and adventure seekers alike.

Date: May 16 – 19, 2024
Where: St. Andrews

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Fredericton Marathon

Fast, flat and fun! Named the best Boston Marathon qualifier by Canadian Running Magazine, The Fredericton Marathon is the Maritime Provinces’ oldest marathon.

Date: May 10 – 12, 2024
Where: Fredericton

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Frye Festival

The Frye Festival is the largest literary event in Atlantic Canada. The event includes book clubs, round tables, creative writing workshops, public talks, and readings.

Date: April 19 – 28, 2023
Where: Moncton

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Fundy Winterfest

Fundy Winterfest is a 6-week long event where people celebrate and embrace winter as an opportunity to connect across generations, communities, classes and cultures.

Date: February 1 – March 1, 2023
Where: Rothesay, Quispamsis, Hampton, Saint John, Grand Bay-Westfield, and St. Martins

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FROSTival

Experience the wonder of winter with FROSTival! With three fun-filled weekends of indoor and outdoor wintery experiences to explore, the Fredericton Capital Region is transformed into a winter wonderland like no other.

Date: January 18 – February 4, 2024
Where: Fredericton

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Shivering Songs

This annual music festival is guaranteed to warm up music lovers in mid-winter! With a strong emphasis on the songwriting craft, Shivering Song features an array of East Coast artists, songwriters, musicians and storytellers from all over North America.

Date: January 17 – 21, 2024
Where: Fredericton

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A November to Remember in the Maritimes

Gingerbread Trail

A magical winding tour of gingerbread displays at businesses throughout Uptown Saint John.

Date:  November 29 – December 24, 2023
Where: Saint John

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Rockwood Park German Christmas Market

Get into the holiday spirit at the Rockwood Park German Christmas Market and explore their wood stalls filled with local vendors, delightful nutcrackers, tasty gingerbread, mouth-watering bratwurst, delicious mulled wine and a symphony of lights and decorations.

Date: Weekends between November 17 to December 17, 2023
Where: Rockwood Park

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9th Annual Mayor's Tree Lighting

Join Mayor Nancy Grant and Council for the 9th Annual Mayor’s Tree Lighting, featuring live music, ice skating and sights and sounds that will bring the holiday season to life in the heart of Rothesay.

Date:  December 13, 2023
Where: Rothesay

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Galla Ballet Presents The Nutcracker

Presented by Gala Ballet Productions, The Nutcracker will deliver the magic of the season in this annual holiday tradition for the whole family. Local dancers share the stage with guest principal artists from some of Canada’s most renowned professional ballet companies.

Date:  December 8-10, 2023
Where: Saint John

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2nd Annual Outdoor European Style Christmas Market

Taking place at Belding Hills Farm, this event features over 40 vendors, all selling unique hand-crafted items, winter warmers and many food and drink options to fuel the fun. When you’re finished shopping, take in the scenic views from The Farm and see it decked out with Christmas lights and music.

Date: Sundays from November 17 to December 8, 2023
Where: Hampton

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Craft NB’s Christmas Festival

The annual festival showcases fine craft by master craftspeople working in glass, leather, pottery, jewellery, metalworks, fine art, wood, fibre, basketry and more. Tickets are $5 for the whole weekend.

Date:  December 1-3, 2023
Where: Saint John

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Uptown Sparkles

Celebrate the beginning of the season at Uptown Sparkles with music, outdoor firepits, ice sculptures and winter-friendly outdoor activities! Many Uptown boutiques, shops, restaurants, cafés, businesses and galleries offer special activities and stay open late for the festivities.

Date:  December 1, 2023
Where: Saint John

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New Brunswick Spirits Festival

Canada’s oldest whiskey and spirits festival is back in Fredericton for its 26th year in 2023. With a full slate of dinners, master classes, and show cases, this event is a must attend for anybody who loves a “spirited” time!

Date: November 14 – 18, 2023
Where: Fredericton

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Cox & Palmer Atlantic Canadian Craft Brew Fest

The Moncton Beer League is proud to bring you the 8th Atlantic Canadian Craft Brew Fest at the Moncton Coliseum to support United Way of Greater Moncton and Southeastern New Brunswick! This event is produced by Amber Effect Events to showcase local Atlantic Canadian products including craft beer, cider, mead and food, all while raising funds for United Way.

Date: November 18, 2023
Where: Moncton

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Silver Wave Film Festival

Over 100 films by local, national, and international filmmakers; workshops, panels, parties, and guest filmmakers.

Date: November 2 – 9, 2023
Where: Fredericton

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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.

Date: November 3 – 4, 2023
Where: Moncton

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Rockwood Park Haunted Campground II

Whether you’re a horror fanatic or simply seeking a thrilling adventure, Rockwood Park Haunted Campground II is the place to be. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable night of scares and screams.

Date: October, 2023
Where: Saint John

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Relive the Music: 50s & 60s Rock N' Roll

Relive the Music is a one of a kind show that takes the audience through Music History, Trivia & Memories of the 50s & 60s. You will see an energetic band, amazing frontline singers and dancers transforming and re-living through two decades of music, costumes, trends and dancing along with informative video imagery in the background.

Date: October 15, 2023
Where: Saint John

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Indulge

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!

Date: October 13 – 15, 2023
Where: Saint Andrews

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MOSAÏQ Multicultural Festival

MOSAÏQ Festival is a multicultural event designed to entertain, promote and foster the values, riches, and benefits of diversity and inclusion. Over a two-day period, MOSAÏQ will offer an exciting line up of programming curated to contribute to the values and conditions that make our region more and more vibrant, dynamic, and inclusive.

Date: September 22-23, 2023
Where: Moncton

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Harvest Music Festival

It’s Atlantic Canada’s Premiere music festival experience, with 6 incredible days and over 150 performances across 20 stages located in the beautiful historic downtown of Fredericton. Acclaimed international performers, top regional acts and emerging Canadian artists share the stage for a festival experience like no other.

Date: September 12-17, 2023
Where: Fredericton

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Atlantic Balloon Fiesta

Catch the unforgettable sight of 30 hot air balloons that fly twice daily in the beautiful rolling hills of Sussex, New Brunswick. Feeling brave? Take a ride in one yourself.

Date: September 7 – 10, 2023
Where: Sussex

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Outdoor Outdoor Film Festival

The festival offers attendees the opportunity to experience nature and the activities it celebrates, including live music and outdoor film screenings all afternoon and evening.

Date: September 9, 2023
Where: Saint John

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