Summer’s finally here and we’ve got your list of things to do in Fredericton this Canada Day loooong weekend! Looking for more ways to get outdoors? Why not explore the river, go waterfall chasing and even experience all that’s free in Fredericton!
And don’t forget to check our Calendar of Events for a complete list of exhibitions and other family fun in Fredericton!
Bard in the Barracks: Hamlet
June 19-July 5 | Odell Park, 7:30pm | Tickets: Regular $18, Seniors & Underage $15, Students $10, Children 10 and under FREE
One of Shakespeare’s most famous plays, Hamlet is a revenge tragedy filled with ghostly visitations, dark deeds, unexpected twists, and soaring poetry! A remount of their 2014 production, the show is the Bard in the Barracks most immersive play yet. Audience members become a part of the production as they are led through the picturesque locations in Odell Park!
Bard in the Barracks: Romeo and Juliet
June 19-July 5 | Barracks Square, 7:30pm | Tickets: Regular $18, Seniors & Underage $15, Students $10, Children 10 and under FREE
Bard in the Barracks’ production of Romeo and Juliet takes a twist on Shakespeare’s classic play about star-crossed lovers. The Capulet and Montagues, two rival political parties, are rallying the troops and partisans on both sides! When Romeo spots Juliet, and she him, at a Capulet election rally, a series of events unfolds that brings all sorts of passions newly aflame! You can be sure that this true love story won’t run smooth!
Summer Concert Series: Downtown Blues Band (Blues)
June 25, 7:30pm | Officers’ Square, Historic Garrison District | FREE
Cultural Expressions Festival
June 26-27 | Fredericton Playhouse, Officers’ Square | Schedule
A celebration of Canadian Multiculturalism Day, the Cultural Expressions Festival offers family-friendly activities including multicultural dance and music, international food, displays and much more!
13: A New Musical
June 25-27, 7pm | Tom Morrison Theatre | Tickets $15
Growing up SUCKS and Even Goldman is going to learn the hard way! Hi parents are divorcing and he’s being uprooted from the cool NYC to the lamest place in the world: Appleton, Indiana. Even will do anything to fit in at his new school, but is that just part of becoming a man? 13: A New Musical will explore just that. Featuring a cast of teens and directed by 13-year-old Ady Kings, this show will explore those tough teenage years and the labels that can last a lifetime!
June 26-28 | Fredericton Convention Centre, Crowne Plaza
As the only three-day anime and gaming convention in the Maritimes, Animaritime offers a variety of events and demonstrations, including karaoke, video games, board games, a vendor room, artists’ alley, and a number of contests. This year’s theme is Conquer Animaritime and guests are encouraged to dress as a Mage, Warrior, Rogue or Cleric!
FeelsGood Folly Fest
June 26-28 | Village of Gagetown | Schedule
This three-day event is sure to be a hit with its more than 80 musical acts! Stop by the FeelsGood Folly Fest to experience music, art, camping, circus performances, and more!
June 27-28 | 299 Argyle St. | FREE | Schedule
Promoting compassion, cooperation, partnership, community service, and preserving the Lebanese culture and heritage, the Lebanese Festival is offering a variety of indoor and outdoor activities for all ages, including Lebanese cuisine and folkloric dances, live entertainment, exciting games, and more!
Summer Concert Series: Kill Chicago (Rock)
June 30, 7:30pm | Officers’ Square, Historic Garrison District | FREE
Canada Day Festivities
July 1, beginning at 12pm | Officers’ Square | (506) 476-3866 | FREE
Celebrate Canada in New Brunswick’s capital city! Festivities kick off at noon and continue throughout the day, ending in fireworks over the Saint John River at dusk! Come enjoy a full day of activities including live entertainment, food vendors, and more!
Oromocto Pioneer Days and Canada Day Celebrations
July 1-5 | Sir Douglas Hazen Park, Oromocto | Schedule
Join in on the festivities and experience live entertainment, Midway rides and games, food vendors, a parade, fireworks, and much more!
Driftwood Art Competition
July 1, 1-4pm | Mactaquac Provincial Park Main Beach | (506) 363-4747 | FREE event, $8 vehicle entry fee to the park
Start a new Canada Day tradition and come and celebrate with a driftwood art competition on the main beach of Mactaquac Provincial Park. All ages are invited to come and view the amazing driftwood sculptures, as well as creating driftwood paintings with acrylic paint! There are prizes to be won!
Looking for more to see & do in Fredericton? There’s lots of ongoing events to check out daily! We’ve listed just a few of the ongoing events in Fredericton – to get the full list visit our Free in Fredericton page on our website!
Frog WalksWednesdays, 6-7pm | Hyla Park Nature Preserve | FREE – reservations necessary | (506) 457- 7484
Fredericton Boyce Farmer’s Market
Saturdays 6am-1pm | 665 George St.
Guided Heritage Walking Tours
June 15-30, daily at 4pm | City Hall | FREE
Masterworks at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery
May 2-August 23 | Beaverbrook Art Gallery | Admission: Adult $10, Senior $8, Family $20, Student $5, Under 5 FREE
–Daily guided tours at 10am, 1pm and 4pm in English, FREE with admission
–Masterworks in depth tours at 3pm, $3 per person
–Self-paced audio tour devices can be rented for $5, or the guide can be downloaded for free on your smartphone here.
Fridays 11am-4pm, Saturdays 9am-4pm, Sundays 10am-4pm | off the Westmorland Bridge on the Northside
Uncorked Wine Tours
Various Locations | (506) 324-4644 | Reservations must be paid 48 hours in advance
– Downtown Walking Tours, Wednesday-Saturday, 1:30pm –Taste of History, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10am-4pm
– Afternoon Wine and Cheese tour, weekends, 12pm-5pm
Science East Toonie Saturdays
Saturdays 10am-1pm | Admission: $2 | 668 Brunswick St.
Saturdays 6:30pm | 588 Branch Rd., Geary, NB
LIVE MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT
Looking for a list of live nightlife music in Fredericton? Check out the list below by our blogger Emma Chevarie
–Open Mic with George Melanson – Sour Grape, 6:30-9:30pm – details
–Angry Candy – Dolan’s Pub, 10pm-12am – details
–Billy Moon, Like a Motorcycle, Wasteland Zombies – The Capital, 10pm-12am –details
–Angry Candy – Dolan’s Pub – 10pm-12am – details
–Dennis Ellsworth – Lansdowne House Concerts, 7:30-10:30pm – details
–Countin’ Quartz Release with Benzie (ft. UDA), Captain III, Kam Speech (with Old Self) – The Capital, 10pm-12am – details
What Fredericton events are you looking forward to this summer? Let us know in the comments
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