A new year, and new opportunities to discover all that Fredericton has to offer! We’ve come up with some great events that you might want to pencil in on your calendar.
Garrison Night Market
Fredericton is blessed with some great markets but we felt this one should be singled out! On Thursday nights, Carleton Street comes alive with the Garrison Night Market , June 20 – September 26. Culinary treats, unique hand-made gifts and live music make for a lively evening for the whole family!
The Beaverbrook Art Gallery turns 60!
A big birthday year for the gallery! In 1959 Lord Beaverbrook gifted this gallery to the people of New Brunswick. In 2019 it turns 60 and with it special programming, exhibitions and events planned all year to celebrate.
Anime, Manga & Gaming Fans take note!
Animaritime, the Maritime’s “Comic-Con” is back for its 15th year in Fredericton, June 28-30! Every year this event gets bigger and better; expect to see some very colourful characters walking the streets and 2019 theme is “Haunted House”, so it should be wild and whacky!
Go for a stroll on a wooded trail
Have you ever heard of “forest bathing”? This term, coined by the Japanese, means taking in nature through all of your senses! You can do just that on some of our beautiful wooded trails around Fredericton. Odell Park, one of Canada’s best old growth forests, is the perfect backdrop to your adventures!
To Market, to Market…
You may not find a pig to buy, but you can find a huge assortment of prepared food, fresh fruit and veg, cheeses and some unique handmade products. Fredericton’s oldest market, the Fredericton Boyce Farmers Market, the Northside Market and the Cultural Market are great year-round choices, and of course in the summer check out the new Garrison Night Market.
Did you say “Craft Beer”?
What do you get when you have an amazing 115 km trail network and a burgeoning Craft beverage industry? A pretty cool bike experience with some great spots along the way to sit and sample the great flavours of Fredericton’s craft beer, mead and cider.
A Festival a month is good for your health!
Fredericton has virtually a festival every month of the year! From FROSTival in January/February to Highland Games and Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival to Canada’s oldest whisky festival, NB Spirits Festival in the fall, there’s something to appeal to everyone’s taste with music, outdoor activities, food and drink and so much more!
Get up close & personal with nature’s creatures!
The beauty of Fredericton is that you don’t have to wander far to find yourself among nature, and that is particularly true in the summer. Natural and protected habitats such as Hyla Park’s grey tree frog to spotting the elusive beavers in Mactaquac, it’s a nature lovers dream!
Take in Fredericton’s diverse culture!
From St. Mary’s Pow Wow (celebrating 20 years in 2019!) to the Cultural Expressions Festival in June and then Acadian Day in August, Fredericton offers events that help us celebrate the varied cultures that exist in the city.
See the city on limited time!
Take in some great Fredericton spots that are well within walking distance of the downtown! From Waterloo Row, (which was on the Canadian version of Monopoly), to the Bill Thorpe Walking Bridge (a great photo op location!), NB Legislature and Boyce Farmers Market, it’s all within a 10-minute walk of the Historic Garrison District!
History in the heart of downtown
A National Historic Site, Fredericton’s Historic Garrison District has a rich history as a riverside garrison town. While here, there are some great FREE activities such as the Changing of the Guard Ceremony, the Outdoor Summer Concert Series, Outdoor theatre, movies “Under the Stars” and more!
Learn something new with edVentures!
Edventures is Atlantic Canada’s largest vacation learning program. From July 6 – 21 participate in workshops like pottery, jewelry making, silk scarf making & so much more! Break out of your comfort zone and come away with a one of a kind treasure, made by you!