Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate the harvest and spend time thinking about what you are thankful for in your life. It is also a long weekend for most people since many businesses are closed on Thanksgiving Monday. There are still a lot of fun activities to do with your family and friends on the Thanksgiving weekend. Here are 15 things to do during Thanksgiving around Saint John.
NEW: Some of the events might be cancelled due to new restrictions. Please verify before travelling (if allowed in your zone).
Poley Mountain’s Fall Festival
You can ride to the top of Poley Mountain and enjoy fall colours. The chairlift has great views of the forest and the gorgeous sunset-colored leaves.
October 9, 2021 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
69 Poley Mountain Rd, Waterford
Reveen The Impossiblist
The world’s funniest and most amazing stage show is back! The super-conscious experience of Reveen is a journey to the inner and outer reaches of your imagination. It’s the most popular show of its kind in Canadian history! A hypnotically hilarious night out of this world. Recommended ages 12+
Friday, October 8, 2021 at 8 pm
Imperial Theatre, 12 King Square South, Saint John
Charlie A’Court & Witchitaw
Two beloved and distinct styles of musical expression. Country music with it’s story telling and hook-laden melodies; and Blues, with all it’s emotional intensity and unmistakable rhythms. When Country Gets The Blues celebrates the legends of these genres and blurs the lines between country and blues.
Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 7:30 pm
Imperial Theatre, 12 King Square South, Saint John
$37.50 adults / $32.50 subscribers
Enjoy Thanksgiving Brunch or dinner at the in Rothesay. (If you are visiting Saint John, Rothesay is about 15 minutes from downtown Saint John).
Sunday, October 10th
Shadow Lake Inn Robertson restaurant, Rothesay, 3180 Rothesay Road, Rothesay
Restorative Yin Yoga with Caitlin Iles
Dive deep into your body and give it the chance to slow down and rebalance by entering into parasympathetic rest & digest mode through deep breathing and supportive movement.
Restorative Yin Yoga is done entirely in a seated or reclined position. You will hold each posture for 3 to 5 minutes in order to allow the muscles to relax and to put therapeutic stress on the connective tissue of the body, allowing it to adapt while growing stronger and more flexible. Each class will end with a short meditation or guided relaxation to help you leave the class feeling strong, relaxed, and ready for the rest of your day! Details
October 11, 2021 from 7 pm to 8 pm
Market Square, Saint John
$35 for 4 classes ($8.75/class)
Fundy Trail Parkway
Hit the road to experience the beautiful Bay of Fundy coastline. The parkway and walking trail winds past spectacular pristine beaches, beautiful waterfalls, and the worlds highest tides. You can make stops along the way to enjoy the breathtaking views.
Open daily 9 am – 5 pm through October 16, 2021
3 Fundy Trail Parkway, Salmon River
Thanksgiving at the Fundy Trail
Enjoy a Thanksgiving Dinner at the Fundy Trail! Dinner will consist of a roast turkey and all the fixings. Details
October 9 – 10, 2021 at 3 pm to 5 pm
Heritage Cookhouse, 3 Fundy Trail Parkway
Sip & Paint Art Sessions: Fall Trees
Create a magnificent piece of art that you can take home and cherish. Enjoy an instructor-led painting tutorial as you create a stunning piece. All the materials needed to create your masterpiece are included, as are nibbles and beverages (like wine!).
Thursday, October 7, 2021 from 6 pm t0 9 pm
Not Your Average Arts Studio & Store, 2519 Rte 111, Saint Martins
$35 per person
Big Foggin’ Tunes
Join Foghorn Brewing Company every Saturday in October, for live music at the taproom!
Saturdays in October from 7 pm to 9 pm
Foghorn Brewing Company, 47 Clark Road, Rothesay
Fall Foliage Tour
Explore Stonehammer UNESCO Global Geopark at Rockwood Park, by bicycle. This guided tour will stop at some of the most scenic viewpoints within the park while you learn about the incredible geology this Geopark has to offer. Book your guided tour in advance!
Go Apple Picking
Cheer Saint John Sea Dogs
Catch Saint John Sea Dogs in action against Acadie-Bathurst Titan at TD Station.
October 9, 2021 at 7 pm
TD Station, 99 Station Street, Saint John
Uncork Saint John
The original Uncork Saint John is full of fun and will let you explore the unique flavors of the city. There are five stops on the tour, where you can enjoy each businesses’ samples of their most popular food and drinks.
Saint John City Market
Explore North America’s oldest market and pick up everything you need to make an amazing Thanksgiving meal. The market will be open Thanksgiving from 12 pm to 5 pm if you happen to forget anything.
47 Charlotte Street, Saint John
Pick Up some Pumpkins at the Pumpkin Patch
Pumpkins, apples and much more in-season produce are waiting for you at the Pumpkin Patch. You can also enjoy over 24 flavours of ice cream after you choose your pumpkin.
1770 Manawagonish Road, Saint John
Queen Square Farmers Market
Thanksgiving weekend is the last week of the Queen Square Farmers Market. Farmers, artists, crafters, and food vendors gather to showcase their work. The vendors change weekly and some tailor their offerings depending on the time of year.
Sunday from 9 am to 2 pm
Queen Square S, Saint John
Gather Up the Family for Some Indoor Fun
Fall weather can be unpredictable, so having a backup plan is always a good idea. Check out our list of
Indoor Fun in Saint John.
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