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Entertainment GUIDE



St. Mary’s Pow Wow

Happy Birthday Canada! Canada 150 Weekend June 30 & July 1

I Mother Earth

Measha Brueggergosman

June 30

July 1

The Glorious Sons

Les Hay Babies

July 1

July 1

New Brunswick’s capital city is celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday all week long! From hosting both Les Jeux de l’Acadie and Animaritime to free downtown concerts, Bard in the Barracks Theatre and MALA. On June 30 & July 1st join us downtown for two days of free entertainment featuring headliners Measha Brueggergosman, The Glorious Sons, I Mother Earth, Les Hay Babies and more! Round out Canada Day with the city’s largest fireworks display over the Saint John River!



The stories of New Brunswick

MALA is a Mi’kmaq word that means “where I’m from”. In a dynamic multimedia presentation, the facade of the Legislature comes to life in Mala, an evocative and vibrant journey through our collective identity. Shaped by the winds of history and rocked by the waves of memory, Mala reaffirms our shared histories, reveals the richness of our spirit and celebrate our successes and our ingenuity. Mala is presented at dusk from June 21st to July 1st, July 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27-29 and August 3-7.

The RCMP Musical Ride – New Brunswick’s ONLY show! A Canadian Icon. Capital Exhibit Centre. July 11 & 12

Participatory Exhibit: Trudeau Multicultural Policy from 1971 and A Boat Load of Trouble: New Brunswick and Confederation. Fredericton Region Museum, until September 10.

Saint John River Voyageur Brigade Arriving at Government House on July 18.

Canadian Mosaic: Celebrating 150 years of art from the Permanent Collection. Until September 10 at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.


Photography • Visual Arts • Textiles • Pottery • Jewellery • Fashion Weekend 1, July 8 & 9 Workshop Dates Aboriginal Ash Basketry July 8+9 Basic Jewellery Beading July 9 Basketry for Beginners July 8 Etching Copper Jewellery July 8+9 Experience l’Acadie! through July 8 Altered Art Fabulous Felt Nuno Scarf July 9 Pottery for Beginners July 8 Saint John River Driftwood Art July 8 Sculpting your Rug Hooking July 8-10 Traditional Pearl Jewellery Knotting July 9 Week 1, July 10-14 Black and White Mandala July 14 for Beginners Crafting Sacred Copper Bowls July 10 Digital Photography for Beginners July 10-14 Experience l’Acadie! July 10 through Altered Art Metal Earrings Workshop July 14 Spinning Wheel for Beginners July 10-14 Throwing Clay on the Pottery Wheel July 10-14 Weave a Garlic and Onion July 10 Keeper Basket Weave a Garlic and Onion July 11 Keeper Basket Weave a Market Basket July 12+13 Weave a Rag Rug July 10-14 Weave Simple Reed Stars July 10 Weave Simple Reed Stars July 11

Register Now! Awaken your creativity. Refresh your senses. 4 Revitalize yourself.

Weekend 2, July 15 & 16 Increasing Spinning Wheel Skills July 15+16 Make your own Dress Form July 15 Metal Jewellery for Beginners July 15+16 Paint a Landscape Scarf July 15+16 Photography: History in Focus July 15+16 Raku Pottery: Earth and Fire July 15+17 Traditional Rug Hooking for July 15 Beginners Weave a Bicycle Basket July 15+16 Week 2, July 17-21 Workshop Dates Clothing Pattern Development July 17-21 for Beginners Embossing and Gel Medium on Paper July 19 Increasing Black and White July 17 Mandala Skills Increasing Pottery Skills July 17-21 Metal Jewellery with a Pop of Colour! July 17-21 Plant Based Dyeing and Printing July 17-21 Weave a Chakra Swirl Basket July 18-20 Weekend 3, July 22 & 23 Basic Jewellery Beading July 22 Crochet Hats for Minions July 22 Cuttlefish Jewellery Casting July 23 Egg Tempera Painting July 22+23 Encaustic Painting July 22+23 Felt Story Shawl July 22+23 Increasing Traditional Rug July 22+23 Hooking Skills Traditional Pearl Jewellery Knotting July 22 Weave Fancy Baskets July 22+23


Changing of the Guard Ceremonies DAILY The Historic Garrison District is a National Historic Site located in the heart of downtown. This riverside site recalls all the drama and glory of Fredericton’s past as a garrison town. Experience the attractions and daily free entertainment including the Changing of the Guard ceremony, tours, concerts, live theatre and outdoor films – all in one extraordinary place!

City Hall Visitor Information Centre

Located in historic Phoenix Square, our Visitor Counsellors at City Hall are ready to help you plan your Fredericton Region adventure! Guides are available to give you a tour of the colourful tapestries that depict Fredericton’s history or take you on a heritage tour of the city’s downtown. Pick up a visitor guide, follow us @FredTourism, or visit us online at City Hall VIC, 397 Queen St., 506-460-2129 DATES OF OPERATION May 20 – June 23


10am – 5pm

June 24 – September 2


10am – 8pm

September 3 – October 9


10am – 5pm

October 10 – 20

Monday - Friday

10am – 4:30pm



Celebrating 65 Years of Tradition in 2017

Open Every Saturday 6AM to 1PM, 665 George Street

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Fresh, local, and


Sizzling steaks, sushi, seafood, vegan, gluten free, decadent’re sure to be delighted! Our local markets celebrate cultural diversity and traditional Maritime flavour. Fine dining, casual patios, food trucks, and gastro-pubs will make choosing where to go for dinner the hardest decision you’ll have to make today!

Succulent seafood

Seasonal specialties

Unique markets Outdoor patios




Second Nature Outdoors Inc. Experience the river in a kayak, canoe, or on a paddleboard. 506-460-2260

Rock the Boat River Adventures Offering day and night time fun, extreme or relaxing tubing, water tours, Eco Tours and beach hopping. 506-292-5217

Wolastoq Riverboat Tours A scenic riverboat cruise on the Saint John River. 506-471-8680

Leisurely drift down the Nashwaak River on an inflatable tube. John’s Village Toobing (Tubing) 506-461-7112 Nashwaak Tubing 506-457-2300 Taymouth Tubing 506-450-6020

Hartt Island Water Park A heated pool, slippery smooth water slides, and a tot pool with bubblers and a water slide just for little ones. 506-462-9400

Lakeway Houseboat Vacations A relaxing stay aboard a cottage on the water. 1-888-4LAKEWAY (1-888-452-5392)


Killarney Lake Park, a freshwater lake that boasts a sandy beach, recreational area, playground, and walking trails. A perfect day of swimming, relaxing and enjoying nature. 506-460-2020

Wilmot Park Splash Pad Bring your towel, your bathing suit and sunscreen and be prepared to get wet! 506-460-2020


Fabulous St. Mary’s Pow Wow June 16 – 18

Cultural Expressions June 23 & 24

38th Edition of the Jeux de l’Acadie June 28 – July 2

Canada Day Weekend – Canada 150 Celebrations June 30 & July 1

River Jam July 7

NotaBle Acts Summer Theatre July 26 – August 5

36th Annual NB Highland Games Festival July 28 – 30

NB Day Running Weekend August 5 – 7

New Brunswick Indian Summer Games August 7 – 11

NB Summer Music Festival August 4 – 19

Fredericton Pride Festival August 13

Acadian Day Celebrations August 15

From Human Hands: New Brunswick Fine Craft Festival August 25 – 27

New Brunswick Provincial Exhibition September 4 – 10

Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival September 12 – 17

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Historic Garrison District A fabulous FREE Summer!

Daily, July & August, except where noted. The rain venue for BOTH Calithumpians’ Outdoor Summer Theatre and Fencibles’ Theatre will be the Fredericton Public Library.

Tour: July & August Cost Location Time: July & August Changing of the Guard FREE Officers’ Square Daily 11am & 4pm. Additional ceremonies and posting of the Tuesday & Thursday at 7pm, July 2 - August 25 Sentries Sentry duty changes on the hour at City Hall, 12 - 3pm daily. Croquet Match FREE Officers’ Square Monday - Friday 11:30am; Saturday & Sunday 1:15pm, July 2 - September 4 Calithumpians Theatre FREE Officers’ Square Monday - Friday 12:15pm; in the Park Saturday & Sunday 2pm, July 2 - September 4 Fencibles’ Theatre FREE Officers’ Square Daily, 4:30pm, July 2 - September 4 Guided Heritage FREE City Hall Once daily, 4pm, June 12 - 30 and September Walking Tours 5 - October 9 from City Hall. Twice daily, 10am: Capital City Circuit and 2:30pm: Confederation Walk. July 1 - September 4. Tours end in Officers’ Square. Outdoor Summer FREE Officers’ Square Tuesday, Thursday, select Saturdays Concerts 7:30pm, June 20 - September 7 Under The Stars FREE Officers’ Square Dusk, Saturday & Sunday, Film Series July 8 - September 3 (no movie August 26)

FREE Changing of the Guard – DAILY Fredericton’s vibrant past comes to life in the Historic Garrison District. Period dressed Ceremonial Guards represent the establishment of the Infantry School Corps, Company “A”, and celebrate the birthplace of the Canadian Army through daily re-enactments and drill ceremonies to the sounds of a piper and drummer. FREE Guided Heritage Walking Tours – DAILY Costumed tour guides entertain you with local history and folklore on a free walking tour of Fredericton’s historic sites.


FREE Calithumpians Theatre – DAILY The Calithumpians have been presenting Theatre in the Park, live and lively family entertainment, in Officers’ Square for over 30 years. Shows feature musical comedy, fun educational messages, and unique presentations on a variety of modern and historical themes.

What can you do today? Check this out… Activity Cost Beaverbrook Art Gallery Admission Christ Church Cathedral FREE City Hall Council Chamber FREE & Tapestry Tours Fredericton Region Various Museum Government House FREE Great Canadian Beaver FREE Pond Voyage Haunted Hike ($14 Adult/ $9 Child) Mactaquac Generating Station FREE NB Legislature FREE Outdoor Summer Concerts- FREE Nashwaaksis Commons Provincial Archives of NB FREE Science East Science Centre Admission Fredericton Boyce FREE Farmers Market Northside Market FREE Cultural Market FREE

Time: July & August Sunday 12 - 5pm, Monday – Wednesday / Friday & Saturday 10am - 5pm; Thursday 10am - 9pm Sunday 1:30pm - 4pm; Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm; Saturday 10am - 6pm. May 20 - October 9 French Tours: Daily 3pm, English Tours: Daily 3:30pm Daily 10am - 5pm, Tuesday – Saturday 1 - 4pm, June & September Tours available by appointment, May - August. 453-2505 June - August, contact Mactaquac Provincial Park at 506-363-4747 for bookings July 2 - September 2, Monday - Saturday 8:45pm. Tours 90 mins Daily 9am - 4:30pm, May - September Daily, 9am - 5pm (last tour at 4:30pm) June 21 - August 31 Wednesdays 7pm, June 21 - August 31 Thursdays 2 - 4pm, year-round By appointment. 453-2122 Daily at 11am & 2pm, June - August Shows up to 30mins Saturdays 6am - 1pm, Year-Round Saturdays 9am - 4pm; Sundays 10am - 4pm, Year-Round Saturdays 9am - 4pm, Year-Round

Visit, pick up the 2017 Visitor Guide at one of our Visitor Information Centres, and follow us @FredTourism for more information.

Calithumpians Haunted Hikes Come explore the ghouls and goblins of old Fredericton on a lantern-lit hike through time. 796a Queen St. (Coach House) 506-457-1975



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Free Movies Under the Stars - every weekend! Officers’ Square, Saturday & Sunday at Dusk, July 8 - September 3

Join our community for a romantic movie night under the stars in a National Historic Site. Bring your blankets or chairs and watch classic films and modern favourites outdoors on the silver screen! Admission is FREE. Refreshments available for purchase on site. FILMS START AT DUSK Parental discretion advised for all films.


Date Movie/Year Starring Genre July 8 Pretty in Pink (1986) Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer Comedy, Romance July 15 Beetlejuice (1988) Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis Comedy July 22 Grease (1978) Olivia Newton-John, Musical John Travolta July 29 Rio Lobo (1970) John Wayne, Jorge Rivero Western Aug 5 Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy Adventure Sci Fi Action (1982) Aug 12 Rocky (1976) Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire Drama Aug 19 Batman (1989) Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson Action Adventure Aug 26 No Movie due to Fine Craft Fest Sept 2 Steel Magnolias (1989) Shirley MacLaine, Comedy Drama Olympia Dukakis Romance


Date Movie/Year Starring Genre July 9 Rebel without a Cause (1955) James Dean, Natalie Wood Drama July 16 Snow White & The Seven Adriana Caselotti, Animation, Family Dwarfs (1937) Harry Stockwell July 23 The Thin Man (1934) William Powell, Myrna Loy Comedy, Crime, Mystery July 30 Christmas in July: Miracle Natalie Wood, Edmund Gwenn Family Comedy Drama on 34th Street (1947) Aug 6 Bringing up Baby (1938) Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant Comedy, Family, Romance Aug 13 The Odd Couple (1968) Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau Comedy Aug 20 Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard Comedy Drama Romance Aug 27 Little Women (1949) June Allyson, Elizabeth Taylor Family Drama Romance Sept 3 True Grit (1969) John Wayne, Kim Darby Adventure Western Drama More information online at


Free Outdoor

Concerts! Atlantic Canada’s Concert Capital Officers’ Square, Queen St. Tuesdays: 7:30pm (Wednesday rain date) Thursdays: 7:30pm (Monday rain date) Saturdays: 7:30pm (*No rain date) •September Concerts start at 6:30pm


Date Musician Oak, Ash & Thorn June 20 June 22 Fredericton Concert & Marching Band June 27 * Garrison Trio June 28 * June 29 The Thomists July 4 Raphaël Butler (Francophone series) July 6 The Onset July 8 Next 2 Now! Concert Series TBA July 11 Luke & the Drifters July 13 David in the Dark Phil Athanase (Francophone series) July 18 July 20 Paula Tozer Band July 22 July 25 Joel LeBlanc Trio July 27 Society of St Andrew Pipe Band August 1 * Nathalie Renault (Francophone series) August 3 Earthbound August 5 August 8 Mozart in the Park** August 10 Crossroad Devils August 15 * Acadian Day: La Virée (Francophone series) August 17 Downtown Blues Band August 19 August 22 Kendra Gale Band August 24 Katherine Moller August 29 Society of St Andrew Pipe Band August 31 CrossCut Blues Band September 5 • Fredericton Concert & Marching Band (6:30pm) September 7 • Kill Chicago (6:30pm) **relocated to Christ Church cathedral for rain date

Style Celtic/Folk Marching Band Jazz Francophone Jazz Folk/Pop Rock Up and Coming Indie Pop/Rock Folk/Rock Country Jazz Pipe Band Jazz Folk/Rock Classical Rock Acadian Blues/Jazz Up and Coming Blues Celtic Pipe Band Blues/Roots Marching Band Rock

Francophone Series: Cet été, on chante! Date July 4 July 18 August 1 August 15

Musician Raphaël Butler Phil Athanase * Nathalie Renault Acadian Day: La Virée

Style Folk/Pop Folk/Rock Jazz Acadian

Main Street/Nashwaaksis Commons Amphitheatre Wendesdays: 7pm – 8:30pm (Monday rain date)

Date June 7 June 14 June 21 June 28 July 5 July 12 July 19 July 26 August 2 August 9 August 16 August 23 August 30

Musician Clifford Kelly Band CrossCut Mark Roberts Band Frantically Atlantic Red White & Grey Katherine Moller Back to Basics 3 1/2 Men SG & The Tone Kings Unheard Joel LeBlanc Trio Cathy Hutch Band Rick Reissner Band

Style Country Blues Country Rock East Coast Country, Rock Celtic Folk/Country Classic Rock Blues/R&B Rock Jazz Country Soft Rock

Three additional, public, outdoor concerts will be held at the York Care Centre. June 24 The LaPointes and Pure Country July 22 The McGuires (Gospel) August 19 Country Gold

Summer Recitals Freewill Offering

Christ Church Cathedral

(Church and Brunswick Streets) 828 Queen St. Fridays: 12:10 - 12:50 pm

Date July 7 July 14

Performance David Drinkell - Cathedral Organist Barrachois Summer Music - Canadian Art Songs July 21 Peacock/Van Wart Guitar Duo July 28 Kathleen Moller and Tom Richards - Celtic Fiddle and Guitar August 4 Alycia Putnam and Family August 11 New Brunswick Summer Music Festival Artists August 18 Heather Dunham - Piano August 25 Yvonne Kershaw (Bassoon and Flute) with David Drinkell (Organ)

St. Anne’s Chapel of Ease (corner of Westmorland and George Streets) Wednesdays: 12:10 pm

Date July 5 July 12 July 19

July 26 August 2

Musician Krystyna Higgins & Dianne Roxborough Brown, present a recital of Piano Duets* Steven Peacock & Gerry Van Wart, classical guitars Lintuhtine Performers present music from musicals, movies, contemporary & traditional Helen McKinnon, director, Lynn Mills, accompanist Karon Croll, contralto & Ruth Nieboer, piano Dulcinaya – Carolyn Holyoke & Line Michaud

*Denotes recital will take place in Christ Church Parish Church’s main building and not St. Anne’s Chapel of Ease



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Fredericton’s craft brew scene promises small batches with big flavour! Within a few square blocks you can taste everything from the deepest malt red to crisp ciders and summery mead. Whether it’s a classic beer taste, a rich malt, or a pale ale, sample local favourites! 1 Picaroon’s Traditional Ales 7 Maybee Brewing Co. 1A 422 Queen Street Tours, Tastings, Taproom and 1B 912 Union Street Retail 2 Red Rover Craft Cider 559 Wilsey Road, Unit 4 546 Queen Street 8 Big Axe Brewery 3 Grimross Brewing Co. 519 Otis Drive, 600 Bishop Drive Nackawic, NB 4 GrayStone Brewing (30 minutes from Fredericton) 221 King Street 9 Motts Landing Vineyard & Winery 5 TrailWay Brewing 3506 Lower Cambridge Rd. 280 Main Street (Route 715), Cambridge Narrows, 6 York County Cider NB (35 minutes from Fredericton) 418 York St.


Enjoy a warm welcome while in Fredericton • GPS Equipped Golf Carts • Pro Shop • Driving Range • Licensed 958 Prospect Street Fredericton, NB 506-462-4444 1-888-280-1122

Hospitality…like never before!


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200 Summerhill Row, Fredericton NB 506-450-4653 (GOLF)

$99.00 Standard Room

including 2 breakfast specials 35 Mactaquac Road 506-363-5111, 1-800-561-5111

Fredericton Summer Entertainment Guide 2017  
Fredericton Summer Entertainment Guide 2017